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Florian 'Floyd' Mueller <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:45:25 +0100
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Call for Participation – "HCI and Sports": CHI 2014 workshop

Sports and physical activity is an area where consumer technology is
developing rapidly with GPS watches, heart rate monitors, and apps such as
Runkeeper and Endomondo as the most common examples. Following the overall
trend of research in exercise, motivation, and well-being, the CHI
community is beginning to engage with sports and sports technology, for
example see last year's Special Interest Group at CHI where we all went
jogging together. We believe that HCI has important contributions to make
to the design and user experience of future sports technology. Moreover, we
believe that the HCI discipline will benefit from engaging with sports
which present excellent examples of complex and variable settings where
traditional interaction models are not sufficient.

We invite researchers and practitioners in the CHI community to submit
position papers (max 4 pages in the CHI Extended Abstract format). Deadline
is 4 Jan 2014. The workshop focuses on, but is not limited to, four themes:
Bodily control and awareness, Sports motivation and fun, Pain and
discomfort, and Current use and User Experience of existing commercial
sports technology. System development, user studies, ethnographic work, as
well as work on methods for HCI and sports are welcome contributions.

The goal of the workshop is to form a community around sports and HCI and
start a discussion on how HCI can contribute to sports and vice versa.

Workshop Organisers:
Stina Nylander, Mobile Life@SICS, Sweden
Jakob Tholander, Mobile Life@Stockholm University, Sweden
Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University, Melbourne,
Joe Marshall, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Submission details:

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