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Florian 'Floyd' Mueller <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for papers: "Exertion Interfaces" workshop at CHI 2008, Florence, Italy


Exertion Interfaces are interfaces that deliberately require intense
physical effort. They can be expected to be physically exhausting when used
for an extended period of time, and are therefore working in the opposite
direction of most conventional interfaces that aim for ease of use and
efficient operation. However, recent research has shown that physical,
exhausting interfaces can be beneficial for fighting personal weight
problems, encouraging social interaction between participants and allowing
for new gaming experiences. 

This one-day CHI'08 workshop builds on the successful CHI'07 workshop, which
was the first forum to share information among researchers interested in the
area of Exertion Interfaces. Similar to last year, we will influence and be
influenced by emerging trends in this fast-paced area, but this year, the
focus will be on a multidisciplinary approach to Exertion Interfaces through
learning from related domains such as sport, medical science, gaming,
coaching, social science, and education. This will allow us to broaden and
deepen the areas of inquiry identified last year: theory, evaluation,
tactics, training, skills, body expression, audiences, teams and new
dimensions we identify through our Wiki until then.

One desired long-term outcome of the workshop is a co-edited book
illuminating the domain from a diverse set of perspectives as well as the
organization of a symposium for next year, providing a dedicated forum for
researchers of Exertion Interfaces. 

How to participate:

Send a position paper of 3 pages max. to [log in to unmask]
describing your research interest and your relevant work in this area. It
must be prepared in the Conference Extended
<>  Abstracts Format.
Selection criteria will include participants' backgrounds and interests and
quality of the work described in the position papers.

Note: At least one author of accepted papers needs to register for the
workshop and for one day of the conference itself.

Important Dates:

3 Oct 2007, 5:00 PM (1700) PDT: Position papers due
28 Nov 2007: Notification of acceptance.
More information:
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Florian 'Floyd' Mueller
Stefan Agamanolis


PS: There is also an open studio at Distance Lab with a section on Exertion
Interfaces and Sports over a Distance by the organizers. If you are in the
UK on Sept 12 2007, check it out or watch the webcast:





Call for Papers: "Evaluating User Experiences in Games" workshop at CHI
2008, Florence, Italy


The workshop "Evaluating User Experiences in Games" invites position papers
on evaluation methods for user experience in games. Submissions are invited
addressing one or more of the following questions: 

What kind of evaluation concepts and methods are used in the industry, and
what are their limitations?

Do today's game evaluation concepts and methods address industry needs?

What factors of game experience are measured and have to be measured ?

How can we evaluate new forms and developments of interaction techniques in
gaming - for example emotion or eye-movement as input for games, ambient
displays or virtual environments as output?

Is there a common framework of methods that are appropriate to evaluate the
user experience in games?

How to participate:

Submissions are expected in the form of 4 page position papers (ACM format),
describing the area of research, specific work (empirical or theoretical) on
the workshop topic and the innovative character of the research at hand. The
position paper can be either a case study, experience report, experiment,
methodological concept or a theoretical framework. Position papers will be
peer-reviewed. At least one author of accepted papers needs to register for
the workshop during CHI 2008 (for details on the registration see 

General inquiries about the workshop and submissions can be sent to:
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Important Dates:

3 Oct 2007, 5:00 PM (1700) PDT: Position papers due
28 Nov 2007: Notification of acceptance.
More information:

Regina Bernhaupt

Wijnand IJsselsteijn

Florian 'Floyd' Mueller
Manfred Tscheligi

Dennis Wixon


These workshops will be on different days, so you can attend both!



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