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Workshops Call for Submissions

HCI 2011: Health, Wealth and Happiness

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 4-8 July 2011

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with HCI 2011. Workshops provide a valuable opportunity for small groups to meet and engage in rich discussions of a topic of common interest. Topics need not directly relate to the conference theme, but should address subjects of interest to the HCI community (basic research, applied research, new methodologies, emerging application areas, tools, models, and design innovations) and are expected to be able to attract between 5 and 20 participants.  All workshops must have a minimum of 5 paying participants in order to run. Organisers will need to inform the workshop chairs of minimum numbers by the 27th April.

Workshops will take place on Monday 4th July and Tuesday 5th July 2011, the two days preceding the main conference.   

All those who take part in a workshop, including the workshop organisers, will be required to pay the £90 standard workshop fee. Workshop participants are encouraged to attend the rest of the HCI 2011 conference, but this is not a requirement.  As an incentive, workshop attendees who attend the main conference are eligible for a reduced fee of £60.

 Workshop proposals are reviewed by the workshop chairs against the following criteria:

1.       Relevance of the topic to the conference and HCI in general

2.       Contribution to the field 

3.       Quality and feasibility of the workshop programme

4.       Expertise and track record of the presenters

Where appropriate, HCI 2011 committee members will be asked to provide supplementary reviews, to avoid conflicts of interest. 

Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair (a link will be provided from the HCI 2011 website) and must include:

1. A covering letter giving phone, email and address of the workshop's primary contact and a brief overview of the intended workshop, a 30 word summary for publicity, and a draft URL for the workshop accompanying website. 

2. A two-page description of the workshop using the ACM template (link below), containing the title, contact details for the coordinators, an abstract, the goals of the workshop, an explanation of the timeliness and importance of the theme and an account of the workshop procedure.  This will be published in volume 2 of the proceedings.

3. A programme that sets out how the workshop will be run over its 8 hour duration, emphasising any additional participant involvement or intended product and the likely backgrounds of those who might participate.



Submission (via EasyChair): Friday 21st January 2011 (5pm GMT)

Notification:   Friday 11th February 2011

Workshop proposals camera ready:  6th May 2011 (5pm GMT)


Monday 4th July and / or Tuesday 5th July 2011.  


++Workshop Publicity++ 

Workshops will be listed on the HCI 2011 website, along with links to individually hosted sites for each workshop.  A summary of the projected workshop programme will also be publicised through various publicity channels such as [log in to unmask], and 


++Informal Publication of Position papers++

Following on from previous efforts to distribute and archive workshop positions papers, a feature of HCI 2011 is the production of a "third volume" of proceedings.  This volume will contain the collected position papers / slides from the workshops, submitted by the final position paper deadline (TBA).  This archive is in addition to any work on Special Issues, etc that the organisers may also pursue.   Position papers are not archived in any digital library. 


++Workshops Chairs++

Peter Wild, PaCT Lab, Northumbria University, [log in to unmask]

Siān Lindley, Microsoft Research Cambridge, [log in to unmask]


++Conference Chairs++

Linda Little, University of Northumbria

Lynne Coventry, Northumbria University


 ++HCI 2011 Website++

HCI2011 - Health Wealth and Happiness

Supported by 

British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for Information Technology 

BCS Interactions Specialist Group 

Northumbria University 


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