Important Information:

IMX 2021 workshops have now been accepted and published online. Please have a look to see if you would like to take part in them. If you have ideas for a special invited workshop, our workshop chairs will be happy to hear from you.

  • Submission deadline: 22nd November 2020
  • Decision Notification: 15th December 2020
  • Suggested workshop website up and running: 8th January 2021
  • Suggested deadline for workshop participant contributions: 19th March 2021
  • Latest suggested deadline for notifying participants of acceptance: 23rd April 2021
  • Suggested date for collecting all camera-ready submissions from participants: 21th May 2021
  • Workshop date: 21th June 2021
  • Workshop results summary poster exhibited at main conference: 22th June 2021

  • Please submit your workshop proposal to
  • Participation will be remote as the conference is going to be virtual.

ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (IMX) is the leading international conference for presentation and discussion of research into interactive media experiences. The conference brings together international researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, ranging from human-computer interaction, multimedia engineering and design to media studies, media psychology and sociology. IMX 2021 will be co-hosted by New Jersey Institute of Technology and the BBC and will take place in (virtual) New York City between the 21st – 23rd June, 2021.

What are Workshops at IMX 2021?

IMX workshops provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss familiar and novel topics in an atmosphere that fosters active engagement and exchange of ideas. Workshops are expected to generate ideas that enable the IMX community to explore new, organized ways of thinking about specific topics, and emerging areas or that result in promising directions for future research.

Workshops will be held on the first day of the ACM IMX 2021 conference (June 21st, 2021) and can either be a half or full day in length. Workshop organizers may consider including a short tutorial as part of the program, but are strongly encouraged to dedicate at least half of the time for discussion, interaction, or creative exercises. We suggest each workshop limit participation numbers to 30-40 attendees (including organizers) to further foster a truly interactive experience. The workshop organizers will also have the possibility to exhibit workshop results during one of the poster sessions at the main conference. ACM IMX 2021 organizers are in favour of workshops that include people of diverse backgrounds, seeking to represent the diversity in which Interactive Media is used in our lives.

We invite potential workshop organizers to submit their proposal by November 16th, 2020 in pdf format. The maximum length of the proposal should not exceed 2,000 words. Proposals should address the following points:

  • Title, aims and scope of the workshop
  • Format and duration (full or half day), draft schedule indicating which kinds of sessions you intend to include
  • Type(s) of submissions/contributions that will be solicited
  • A 1-page draft of the Call for Contributions including title, description, topics and important dates
  • Plans for disseminating the call for contributions and attracting participants (e.g., list of institutions, research projects or communities which are affiliated with the workshop, and from which you expect contributions)
  • Short bios (200 words) of the organizers including their affiliations and relevant experiences

Organisers of accepted workshops are responsible for setting up a workshop website. They may ask any kind of contribution to be submitted by workshop participants in advance (e.g. full papers, short papers, posters, demonstrators, videos). Workshop organizers are responsible for setting up a submission system and for organizing the review process.

All workshop proposals will be rigorously evaluated with respect to their quality, relevance, diversity of thought and suitability for the conference. Accepted workshops might be cancelled (or merged with another workshop that addresses a similar topic) if too few attendees (fewer than 8) register.

IMX is an inclusive, growing, interdisciplinary community, so if you aren’t sure whether the specifics of your research are in scope then (a) they probably are, and (b) please email and the workshop chairs will do our best to advise you.

At the Conference

Workshops will be held in parallel streams at the conference.

After the Conference

Your proposal will be published in the  IMX 2021 Adjunct Proceedings (archived with a DOI on FigShare).


For further details on scope, submission route or any other issues, please get in touch with the Workshop Chairs at:

  • Débora Christina Muchaluat Saade, Fluminense Federal University – UFF, Brazil
  • Jessica Hammer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

General Chairs

  • D. Yvette Wohn, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy, BBC R&D, UK

We look forward to reading your proposal. Good Luck!