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Call for Papers

Workshop on new sociotechnical insights in interaction design

(September 10-11, 2007) in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

held in conjunction with the 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on
Human-Computer Interaction Interact’2007

Aims and goals of the workshop

Diverse areas of the social sciences explore and conceptualize the relation
between people, society and technology under the rubric of ‘sociotechnical’,
which can bring interesting insights into interaction design. While
organizational studies of technology adoption have a well defined conceptual
framework known as sociotechnical systems theory with established
principles, the situation is not the same for interac-tion design research.
The latter includes examples that give diverse uses to the term
‘sociotechnical’ when involving social methods and theories. While
perspectives like ethnography, ethnomethodology and activity theory have had
a clear impact in the design of interactive systems, the potential
contribution of other social science perspectives has not become so clear
and uniform despite the increased development of the pervasive and social
proxy – mediating and mediated -- characters of interactive systems.

This workshop will bring together good examples of research in interaction
design that refer to the term ‘sociotechnical’. The challenge is to achieve
some level of ‘translation’ despite differences between disciplines whose
main interest is under-standing social phenomena and disciplines whose main
interest is the design of interactive systems. It is hoped the workshop will
identify opportunities for a socio-technical knowledge framework in
interaction design.

Submissions are welcome in, but are not limited to, the following topics:
actionable recommendations and guidelines for the conception, design and
evaluation of interactive systems as ‘social proxies’; improved methods for
the gathering and elicitation of sociotechnical requirements; identifying
socially responsible policies for interaction design; understanding
participatory design as a sociotechnical endeavor involving
multidisciplinary teams in the context of novel development methodologies
such as Agile.


The following types of submission are solicited: long paper submissions of
up to 5,000 words, describing substantial contributions of novel ongoing
work; short paper submissions of up to 2,000 words, describing work in
progress.  All papers must be written and presented in English and will be
peer reviewed by at least 2 reviewers.

Submissions will be evaluated according to the relevance and originality of
the work and to their ability to generate discussions between the
participants of the workshop. The format of submitted papers must follow the
Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format
including no page numbers. Submitted papers must be in PDF or Word for
Windows format. Papers should be submitted to

Important dates:

- June, 10th , 2007: Submission of long and short papers

- June, 30th, 2007 : Notification of acceptance

- July 26th : camera-ready copies of accepted papers due

- September 10th and 11th, 2007: workshop


Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings, also
accessible through A special issue on
the same topic in a renowned HCI journal is being planned and it is hoped
that some of the submissions in this workshop will be developed to
contribute to this publication.

Workshop (Co-)Chair(s):

Jose Abdelnour-Nocera , Thames Valley University, UK

Lynne Dunckley, Thames Valley University, UK

Ken Eason, The Bayswater Institute, UK

Program Committee

Paola Amaldi-Trillo, Middlesex University, UK

Fiona Concannon, National University of Ireland, Ireland

Elisa del Galdo, Human Factor International, UK/US

Joy Goodman, University of Cambridge, UK

Susan Dray, Dray Associates, US

Rogerio DePaula, Intel, Brazil

Bob Fields, Middlesex University, UK

Thomas Riisgaard Hansen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Elise van den Hoven, Technological University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Ann Light, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Stephan Lukosch, University of Hagen, Germany

Zhengjie Liu, Dalian Maritime University, China

Kris Luyten, Hasselt University, Belgium

Ian MacColl, The University of Queensland, Australia

Philippe Palanque, University Paul Sabatier, France

Daniel Pargman, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Ulrike Pfeil, City University, UK

Suzana Sukovic, University of Technology Sidney, Australia

Christian Sturm, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Mexico

Helen Sharp, The Open University, UK

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