Progress in research and practice concerning human use of interactive technologies depends on open debate and exchange of ideas. When different perspectives, practices, and ongoing research meet, new approaches and communities can emerge and mature. This is what workshops are for.
Workshops at NordiCHI 2018 provide opportunity for debate and co-development of ideas and approaches. They may focus on specific concerns or questions, or they may explore broader emerging topics. Workshops are based on participants’ active engagement and contribution. Participants prepare in advance to share perspectives, knowledge, and interest in the workshop theme. The outcomes of workshops include heightened sensitivity to new issues, joint publications and research programs and critical yet friendly feedback on emerging ideas. Often, they establish or solidify research networks and contribute towards community building.
Successful workshop proposals for NordiCHI 2018 should make full use of the workshop format by avoiding “mini-conference”-style paper presentations, and instead prioritise debate and joint action. Novel formats for submissions and for activities are encouraged. We also encourage proposals that reach out to other disciplines and traditions, and to industry, art, activism, and other practices to advance constructive and critical discussions. Successful proposals clearly explain the aim and relevance of the workshop, intended audience, planned activities, and expected outcomes.
Workshops are full-day events held on Saturday and Sunday, 29 – 30 September 2018. Workshops should aim to attract 10-25 participants, and run for around six working hours, with scheduled morning, lunch and afternoon breaks.
Submission of workshop proposals: 2 May 2018
Notification to workshop proposers: 14 May 2018
Deadline for first announcement and workshop web page launch: 28 May 2018
Deadline for position papers: 10 August 2018
Notification to workshop participants: 17 August 2018
Workshop Days: One-day sessions: Saturday and Sunday 29 – 30 September
How to submit a workshop proposal:
Workshop proposals should contain the following:
- an abstract describing the aims and objectives of the workshop. (Maximum of 300 words)
- a short description of the workshop discussing the benefits and significance of running a workshop on the proposed theme. The description should also include an overview of the workshop (including duration and planned activities) and short biographies of the workshop organisers. (Maximum 2000 words)
- a draft call-for-participation in the workshop.
- a recruitment strategy detailing how the organisers plan to recruit and select participants. (Maximum 500 words)
Workshop proposals should be submitted via the PCS Submission System
Accepted workshops will be announced by the organisers and through the NordiCHI2018 website to solicit submissions. Workshop organisers must establish a website for the workshop no later than 28 May 2018 and solicit participants through a Call for Workshop Participation circulated through appropriate channels such as mailing lists etc.
Please note that the time between acceptance of a workshop and the required first announcement is short, so plan accordingly.
Workshop participants are selected by the organisers of the workshop, based on criteria set by the organisers. Typically, potential participants submit a position paper, stating their contribution, interest and expertise related to the workshop. NordiCHI 2018 encourages workshop organisers to experiment with submission formats.
The possible publication of workshop participants contributions, is the sole decision and responsibility of the workshop organisers.
Olav W. Bertelsen, Aarhus University
Amela Karahasanović, SINTEF