EuroIA
2016
Amsterdam
22-24 Sept.
EuroIA 2017 goes to Stockholm

Call for Proposals

At the EuroIA conference, the talks and workshops come from you, the community.

The Call for Proposals is now closed.

Check out the programme.

Below, you will learn about the main theme, the session types and the selection procedure.

 

Our theme: “Connected Things Amongst Us”

Our work as information architects and UX designers is no longer confined to web pages or even the browser. We design and shape digital solutions for an ever more complex world full of connected things. And we rarely do this from scratch. The contexts are often so complex that we cannot define every detail and aspect of our solution.

We are challenged to architect systems

  • which are ecosystems of connected devices
  • which provide cross-channel user experiences
  • where humans can barely intervene in the cybernetic interplay of sensors, processors and actuators (e.g. in logistics)
  • where algorithms do the job and humans are hired for sub-tasks (e.g in financial or legal services)
  • where businesses and networks drive their power from connectedness
  • for internet of things devices

What role do we information architects play within these realms? With our specific skills and heritage, how can we contribute to them? How do we practice information architecture for connected things? What are the results of work already accomplished in this area, which solutions have proven right and what challenges do we still face?

Finally, what are the cultural and ethical consequences of such complex systems of connected things? It is our responsibility to shape solutions that are not only efficient and helpful but also respect the privacy of individuals and communicate accurately the extent to which people are sharing their data.

 

What we are looking for

For EuroIA 2016, we are proposing a theme called “Connected Things Amongst Us”, so we are looking for submissions from IA & UX practitioners and people from other fields of practice who are structuring and shaping environments of connected things.

However, we welcome all types of submissions related to IA, UX Design, Content Strategy and Service Design that are relevant for our current practice.

We are looking for a mix of theoretical, thought-provoking sessions and more practical, hands-on sessions. Sessions can target either beginners or advanced practitioners.

 

Session types

EuroIA 2016 will use the same format as the past two years, so the programme will consist of:

Half-day workshops in the morning: you can choose one session out of four;
Talks in the afternoon: keynotes, regular talks, lightning talks (and other formats).

We repeat this format for all three days of the conference and you can register for one day, two days or all three.

This means you can submit a session of the following formats/ types:

Regular talk (45 min.): for a complex idea that needs extra details and examples to be understood.

Regular talk (20 min.): for a big idea in a compact form or a case study.

Lightning talk (8 min.): for a compact lesson that is made to stick. (A sequence of seven lightning talks will form a slot of one hour.)

Half-day workshop: a 4-hour session with a mix of short lectures and several activities/exercises for the participants (between 20 and 40 participants in total). You should be an experienced practitioner or educator if you want to submit a workshop.

 

How sessions are selected

The EuroIA 2016 programme will shape itself via a combination of scouting and open submissions.

Scouting
The EuroIA 2016 co-chairs will select and invite the 2 keynote speakers that represent best the vision of EuroIA and fit well within the chosen theme.

The co-chairs may also reach out to successful speakers from other conferences or events to take part in EuroIA’s main programme. For the workshops, some of the sessions may be chosen directly by the co-chairs (not via the open submission). All talks however will be the result of the open submission procedure.

Open submission
All talks and most of the workshops in the programme come from the open submission procedures. How does this work?

Once the submission period is closed, every submission (talk or workshop) undergoes a double-blind peer review. Basically this means the submission is reviewed by at least two reviewers. To make sure the review is done in all objectivity, the reviewers don’t get to see the name of the person submitting. The reviewers are selected experts from the IA community who have agreed to give their time to offer feedback on your proposals.

All people involved in putting the programme together are volunteering their time, and we're very grateful for their help.

 

Welkom in Amsterdam

EuroIA returns to Amsterdam, the city that in 2008 hosted probably the most successful and definitely the most well-attended of all EuroIA conferences.

EuroIA 2016 takes place at The Renaissance Hotel, in the heart of Amsterdam, within walking distance of the Amsterdam central train station and Amsterdam's main highlights.

The Renaissance Hotel Kattengat 1
Amsterdam, 1012 SZ
The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 621 2223

About EuroIA

EuroIA is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.

EuroIA has travelled through Europe over the years: Brussels, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Prague... In 2016 we return to Amsterdam. Learn more about EuroIA.

EuroIA is organized by volunteers all around Europe, with three co-chairs, an active committee and over 35 country ambassadors. Find out who is who at EuroIA.

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