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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:32:02 -0800
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CHI 2013 Workshop on Designing Social Media for Change - Call for Papers
April 27, 2013
Paris, France

2-4 Page Extended Abstracts Due: January 7, 2013

Social media technologies are becoming ubiquitous.  They include: online social networking sites such as Facebook, microblogging services such as Twitter, internet forums, collaborative projects such as wikipedia, content sharing communities such as YouTube and Flickr, social games, and blogs.

HCI researchers are contributing to a deeper understanding of this fast growing trend. In particular, we have been developing new theories, strategies and design guidelines to explore the design of social media for change in areas including healthy living, collective action, environmental sustainability and education to name a few. This workshop provides a forum to discuss the latest research developments related to how social media can be used to change human behavior from an HCI perspective.

We invite designers and behavioral scientists working on topics related to social media and its relationship to human behavior to submit a position paper (2 to 4 pages) in the ACM Extended Abstract Format (  Papers will be peer-reviewed. Approximately 15 will be selected by relevance and likelihood of stimulating and contributing to this discussion. Email your paper in PDF format to [log in to unmask] with subject "CHI 2013 Workshop" by January 7, 2013.

Please note at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and one or more days of the conference.

The submission can be include:
* ongoing work, 
* study methods, 
* perspective on social media as a change agent,  or
* understanding how social media is (or if it is) propelling action. 

Various aspects of this area can be explored in the submissions:
1. Design of social media - How should social media technologies be designed to influence human behaviour?
2. Better understanding human behaviour - How and why do users adopt new offline behaviour through participation in social media?
3. Looking at evaluation methodologies - How do we evaluate the influence of social media on human behaviour and control for confounding factors?

We will use the time during the workshop to discuss the accepted papers in order to prepare for a special issue journal submission on the topic.

* 2-4 page position papers are due January 7 2013
* These papers should be in extended abstract format
* Submit paper to Noreen Kamal via email [log in to unmask] with subject "CHI 2013 Workshop"
* Notification of acceptance will be emailed to all key contact via email on (or before) February 4, 2013
* At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and one or more days of the conference.

Organizing Committee:
* Noreen Kamal, [log in to unmask] (main contact) PhD candidate, MAGIC, University of British Columbia
* Sidney Fels, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia
* Michael Fergusson, CEO, Ayogo Games Inc.
* Jenny Preece, Professor and Dean, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
* Dan Cosley, Assistant Professor, Information Science, Cornell University
* Sean Munson, Assistant Professor, Human Centred Design & Engineering; the dub group, University of Washington

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