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Jose Abdelnour-Nocera <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:27:53 +0100
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Call For Papers
Human Work Interaction Design for Pervasive and Smart Workplaces

Pervasive and smart technologies have pushed workplace configuration
beyond linear logic and physical boundaries. As a result, workersı
experience of and access to technology is increasingly pervasive, and
their agency constantly reconfigured. While this in certain areas of work
is not new (e.g., technology mediation and decision support in air traffic
control), more recent developments in other domains such as healthcare
(e.g., Augmented Reality in Computer Aided Surgery) have raised
challenging issues for HCI researchers and practitioners. The question now
is: how to improve the quality of workersı experience and outputs?

This workshop focuses on answering this question to support professionals,
academia, national labs, and industry engaged in human work analysis and
interaction design for the workplace. Conversely, tools, procedures, and
professional competences for designing human-centered technologies for
pervasive and smart workplaces will be discussed.


This workshopıs overall objective is to provide the HCI field with sound
tools, procedures, and professional competencies for designing
human-centered technologies for pervasive and smart workplaces. This
includes the following objectives:
- Learning from participantsı experiences in different work domains when
applying work analysis to support the interaction design of pervasive and
smart workplaces;
- Exploring how work analysis and interaction design have evolved, have to
evolve, and can be made to co-evolve in order to support workers in
pervasive and smart workplaces;
- Identify novel ideas, principles, and techniques for how interaction
design for pervasive and smart workplaces can ensure high quality
usability and user experience for workers.
- Addressing the sociotechnical gap in work analysis and interaction
design, specifically the little understood gap between social requirements
and technical designs. We know that artifacts such as requirements
analysis reports, design models, or prototypes help bridge the gap, but we
do not know if, how, and why this helps;
- Designing simple interactions for complex work domains. How to be
heedful of other agents' intentions and plan, and how to align one's own
with those of others and with technologies in simple ways within complex
work domains? Display and monitoring are traditional activities to support
coordination, but this is not enough, and we need to know more about to
humans can manage the workersı user experiences in pervasive and smart
work places.


    August 14th 2014 Submissions for position papers (23:59 GMT)
    September 9th 2014: Notifications of acceptance
    October 27th 2014: Workshop day (9-17)
The detailed schedule of the workshop day and the attendees' presentations
will be updated later.

Position paper submission:

Please submit a position paper of 2-6 pages in length (ACM Extended
Abstract Format,,
addressing the research questions or themes of the workshop. The paper
should contribute directly or indirectly to at least one of the workshop
The papers are non-anonymized and will be reviewed by at least two program
committee members and/or organizers.

Submit your paper to [log in to unmask]

José Abdelnour Nocera, PhD
Associate Professor in Sociotechnical Design
Institute for Practice and Interdisciplinary Research (INSPIRE)
Head of  Sociotechnical Centre for Innovation and User Experience
University of West London
St Maryıs Road, Ealing ­ London W5 5RF

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