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[ecrea] Abstracts for the Internet of Toys conference

Tue Oct 23 11:47:36 GMT 2018

*Call for abstracts extended for the INTERNET OF TOYS PRECONFERENCE until 19th Nov, 2018*


Come and join us in Manchester UK for the Internet of Toys (Digitising Early Childhood) Pre-conference held on Wednesday 6 March, 2019 at the Manchester Conference Centre. It will be held the day before DigiLitEY's Manchester Conference. This pre-conference is about the emerging world of internet-connected toys (Internet of Toys or IoToys), where toys relate one-on-one to children and also connect to other toys, other children and/or database data about children and connected toys.

The call for abstracts and symposia proposals is now open until the 19th November 2018. See submission guidelines below. Peer reviewed full conference papers will be published and high level papers will be further published in a special issue journal and/or chaptered book.

Topics may include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:

·Connected toys in education

·Digital toy literacies at home and school

·Research methods and the IoToys

·Policies, regulations and guidelines

·Children and their data

·Child robot interactions

·Children’s online presence via connected toys

·Representations of the Internet of Toys

·Parenting the connected child

·Children’s play culture in a digital era

·Hybrid play

·Toy/child assemblages

·Culture, language and access

·Risks and benefits

·Digital health

·Educational practice

·Moral/techno panics

·Political economy of connected toys

·The digital and changing discourses of childhood

·Privacy, security and children’s rights

·Designing digital play experiences for children

·Children's representations of IoToys in the digital public sphere

·Gender, race and the Internet of Toys


·Abstracts Due: 19th November 2018

·Abstract Acceptance: 1st December 2018

·Preconference: 6th March 2019

·Submission guidelines

Abstracts need to include:

·Title of paper,

·Presenter's details (each author and their institutional affiliation), and

·400 word abstract.

Abstracts for symposia should contain:

·title of symposium,

·presenters’ / discussants’ details,

·200 word overview of the symposium, and

·200 word abstract for each paper.

Please send abstracts and symposium proposals to: (a.donkin /at/ <mailto:(a.donkin /at/>

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