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Sorry for crossposting. We would love to see your submissions and have an
amazing industry lineup planned.

~~~ Deadline extended to *January 27* *~~~*

*Call for Participation*

*Games User Research Workshop* at *CHI 2014 *



* Toronto, CanadaOne-day workshop (April 27, 2014) *

http://hcigames.businessandit.uoit.ca/chigur/


The last few years has seen continued growth in the video game industry and
the research fields that study it. User researchers within the HCI
community have made solid groundwork on refining classic user research
techniques to better understand the player experience and suit the needs of
an entertainment industry.

The CHI 2014 Games User Research workshop focuses on mixed methods and
reporting as the next step for ensuring the continued collaboration and
cross-disciplinary innovation. The goal of the one-day workshop is to
advance and share the knowledge base on the integration of research method,
and on novel and effective reporting approaches.

*Submission*

Participants are invited to submit their proposal as *one PDF file* that
contains:* a short biography* (100-150 words) of the author(s) attending
the workshop and *either*:

   - *A 4-page position paper* (prepared in CHI extended abstracts
format<http://chi2014.acm.org/authors/format#extendedformat>see:
   http://chi2014.acm.org/authors/format#extendedformat). Submissions are
   not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and
   contact information, describing work falling within the topics of the
   workshop. Submissions may describe ongoing work, recent results, or
   opinions and approaches related to the workshop topic.

OR

   - *A presentation abstract and slides/video* (video file should be
   submitted in addition to the PDF proposal) We *ONLY* recommend this for
   industry participants.

Content should highlight real-world issues relating to the workshop topics
of mixed methods and reporting techniques, and need to tackle new research
or recent advancements that improve games user research processes.

Participants are asked to submit their proposals via *EasyChair
<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chigur2014> *(https://www.
easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chigur2014) by *27 Jan 2014*. Submission
will be reviewed and the organizing committee will select up to 20
participants according to relevance, quality of results, and research
diversity. If accepted, *at least one author must register for the workshop
and for one or more days of the conference*. Papers will also be compiled
on the workshop website (http://hcigames.businessandit.uoit.ca/chigur/).


*Important Dates*

*January 27, 2014: Deadline Extension*

February 10, 2014: Acceptance notification

April 27, 2014: Workshop

If you have any questions, please contact any of the organizers or email us
at: [log in to unmask]

Visit the Facebook CHI GUR 2014 event
page<https://www.facebook.com/events/222444944600515/?fref=ts> or
follow us on twitter <https://twitter.com/chi_gur> for quick updates.


*Organizers*:

Veronica Zammitto (Electronic Arts)

Pejman Mirza-Babaei (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

Ian Livingstone (Ubisoft Montreal)

Marina Kobayashi (UX Consultant)

Lennart Nacke (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

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