OzCHI 2015

Being Human
December 7—10, Melbourne

Workshops & Symposium

OzCHI workshops aim to bring together researchers in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) to discuss and interact on a specific topic. Questions about individual workshops should be directed to the organisers of the workshop (listed below). Questions about the workshops program should be sent to workshops.chair@ozchi.org. Workshops and the symposium will be held on Monday 7th December 2015 and are open to all conference attendees. You must register for at least one day of the full conference (8th or 9th or 10th December) or the full conference and select either Workshops or Symposium under Additional Items.

This year we have two workshops plus one symposium.

Symposium: Asia Pacific HCI and UX Design Symposium 2015 (APCHIUX 2015)

Organisers: Eunice Sari, Margot Brereton, Henry Duh, Kagonya Awori, Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Wan Fatimah Wan Bt Ahmad

APCHIUX 2015 Symposium Website

We are living in an interconnected world where data flows abundantly, pervasively, and instantaneously, facilitated by the interaction between humans and technology. These interactions are complex and diverse in the multicultural Asia Pacific region, where designers face challenges such multifaceted requirements, technological compatibility issues, and social barriers to ICT use. This one full-day symposium aims to bring forth issues related to HCI and UX in the Asia Pacific region. It will consist of a keynote presentation, position papers presentations, interactive workshop, and an optional networking dinner.

We are seeking perspectives from industry and academia to address the following questions:

  1. How is the awareness of HCI and UX in the Asia Pacific?
  2. What are the design issues in ICT product and service design and development?
  3. How do we apply HCI and UX in the design and development of ICT products and services for Asia Pacific markets?
  4. How do we teach and learn HCI and UX in a relatively new but complex Asia Pacific context?

Submissions will be accepted as an extended abstract (2—4 pages), and must be written in English following ACM formatting guidelines. All papers will undergo a double-blind review by an international panel and are evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Submissions can be made through EasyChair.

Important Dates:

Workshop (2): Ethical Encounters: HCI Research in Sensitive and Complex Settings

Organisers: Hilary Davis and Jenny Waycott

Workshop website

HCI research is moving into increasingly sensitive and challenging settings. New technologies are now being designed and evaluated with vulnerable or marginalized participants in contexts that can be emotionally challenging. Research conducted in these sensitive and emerging areas can produce complex ethical dilemmas. This one-day workshop, held as part of the OzCHI 2015 Conference, aims to provide a forum for researchers to share experiences about ethical challenges encountered in HCI research conducted in sensitive settings. From this workshop we aim to develop an edited collection of case studies to inform good practice for future HCI research.

We invite researchers working in sensitive settings to submit position papers of up to 4 pages (in OzCHI format) that describe experiences such as:

Submissions should be sent in .pdf format to Hilary Davis. Position papers will be reviewed by a committee of experts and selected on the basis of relevance to the workshop, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussion. At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the workshop. For more information, please visit the workshop website.

Important Dates:

Workshop (4): Science Fiction and the Reality of HCI: Inspirations, Achievements or a Mismatch

Organisers: Omar Mubin, Mohammad Obaid, Wolmet Barendregt, Simeon Simoff and Morten Fjeld

Workshop website

The goal of this workshop is to explore and exchange ideas on topics emerging from both science fiction and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). In particular, the main aims are to discuss the contradictions between science fiction and HCI, explore and elaborate on various methodologies that can be used to evaluate fictional content, and how fiction can be used to inspire design. We expect to receive 15—20 submissions (4 pages in SIGCHI extended abstract format) and, quality permitting, we plan a 50% acceptance rate.

PDF versions of the paper can be submitted via the online form.

Important Dates:

Cancelled Workshops

Workshop (1): Designing Effective and Ethical Gamified, Gameful and Persuasive Human-Computer Interactions

Workshop (3): Live-Streaming Practices for Games & Play

Workshop (5): SmartHealth: 7th International Workshop on Technologies for Health and Wellbeing

For any further information on cancelled workshops please contact workshops.chair@ozchi.org