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Robert Comber <[log in to unmask]>
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=======================CALL FOR PARTICIPATION =======================
CHI2012 Workshop on 'Food and Interaction Design'

Submission: January 13th, 2012.
Notification: February 10th, 2012.
Workshop: May 6th, 2012.

The intersection between food and interaction design presents an
interesting challenge to the HCI community in attending to the pervasive
nature of food, the socio-cultural differences in food practices and a
changing global foodscape. We propose a one-day workshop that aims to
bring together researchers involved in studying in areas of food and
human-computer interaction. The workshop will be organized with a poster
session to foster discussion, followed by a working session that will
include a visit to and collaboration with a local food co-op to capture
local food related practices. At the end of the workshop we aim to discuss
the role of food in HCI, to better understand daily food practices within
existing environments and develop design proposals aiming to support
production and consumption of food towards health, food experiences,
ecological sustainability and alternative food cultures. We are also
exploring options for a special issue of a journal to focus on the current
state of research in this area.

We are looking for contributions in the field of food, HCI and interaction
design in the following areas:
·       Perspectives from multiple disciplines
·       Food and ecological sustainability, alternative food cultures,
food experiences, healthy diets and wellbeing
·       Studies on daily practices, values and social norms
·       Behavior change (models) and community actions
·       Measurability of food consumption and waste
·       Design frameworks for human-food interaction

Submissions from other areas will be considered depending on their
relevance and uniquecontribution to the workshop and the field.

Participants will be required to submit a 2-4 page position paper which
addresses the issue of food and interaction design. In particular, papers
addressing the everyday aspects of food and interaction design in themes
of health and wellbeing, food experiences, ecological sustainability and
alternative food cultures will be especially welcome. At least one author
of each accepted submission must register for the workshop and for at
least one day of the conference.

Submissions are welcomed from researchers and practitioners working with
Food in HCI and Interaction Design. Submissions should be made to the
workshop organizers ([log in to unmask]) in PDF format.
Submissions should be styled using the ACM extended abstract format. The
deadline for submissions is January 13th, 2012. Notification will be on
February 10th.
More information can be found on the workshop website at

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Workshop organisers:
Rob Comber, Culture Lab, School of Computing Science, Newcastle
University, UK
Eva Ganglbauer, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology (HCI
Group), Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Urban Informatics Research Lab, Institute for Creative
Industries and Innovation, QUT, Australia
Jettie Hoonhout, Philips Research, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Yvonne Rogers, UCLIC, UCL, UK
Kenton O¹Hara, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Julie Maitland, People-Centered Technologies Group, National Research
Council of Canada

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