SIGCHI Summer School
Computational Fabrication and Smart Matter

June 14-18, 2017 | Cambridge MA

This summer school provides 24 PhD students with the opportunity to discuss their research and learn new skills.
There will be a strong focus on brainstorming new research ideas and transforming them into physically realizable prototypes.
We will also include a session on how to apply for academic jobs and will provide feedback for application materials.

The summer school is co-located with the Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF 2017), which takes place on June 12 and June 13.



[more speakers will be announced soon]


Stefanie Mueller
Sean Follmer
Sriram Subramanian
University of Sussex
Juergen Steimle
Saarland University
Thijs Roumen
Hasso Plattner Institute


We encourage submissions from PhD students
working on technical HCI research with backgrounds in
fabrication, shape changing interfaces, robotics, computer graphics,
mechanical engineering, material science and similar areas.

Please submit 4 pages (incl. references) in SIGCHI paper format:
Word | Latex Template

The main part of your submission should describe your PhD research.
Please also include a biography and a statement of why you want to participate.

To submit, send your file as a PDF to:

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017 (12:00 PDT)
Notification: March 10, 2017
Summer School: June 14-18, 2017

For students with a SIGCHI membership, we will be able to cover part of the travel costs and accommodation.

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