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We apologize for cross-postings. Please help us distribute the last call
for papers for the DIS workshop HCI3P to anybody that might be interested
in the topic.

***Last CfP: Hacking HCI3P 2014: Second Hands-On Workshop on Human Computer
Interaction in Third Places ***

*** in conjunction with DIS 2014 ***
*** June 21-22, Vancouver, Canada ***

*** March 21 2014 - (extended) papers deadline ***
*** March 31 2014 - feedback to the authors ***
*** April 20 2014 - camera ready ***

*** more info at http://hci3p.com ***

======== SUMMARY AND THEME ========

In his seminal book Ray Oldenburg defined "third places" as places where
people come together as individuals to socialize and where communities are
formed and shaped. These places are low profile, inclusive, accessible,
accommodating, filled with regulars and a neutral ground for stimulating
playful conversation. These properties can be found in urban third places
such as coffee houses, bars, barber shops or community gardens.

In the last decade Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Maker cultures - the former a
culture of building artefacts by oneself, and the latter the culture of
"making" things on one's spare time, often by modifying existing
technologies - have become widespread in North America. When communities
adopt DIY and Maker cultures they are empowered with tools to modify and
build the spaces that support their existence. This raises fascinating
questions:

- Can a DIY third place exist, and which technologies can be used to create
one?
- How can an existing third place be "hacked" to support a new community?
- How can urban communities use DIY and Maker cultures to build a third
place?

The Second Workshop on Human Computer Interaction for Third Places (HCI3P)
aims at provide a hands-on forum to discuss the roles of interactive
technologies, particularly under a DIY and Maker approach, in the shaping
of the third places of the future.

======== TOPICS OF INTEREST ========

HCI-3P will focus on the following topics, but similar topics and
discussions will be welcomed for submission and discussion during the
workshop.

- Novel interfaces to support human interaction in third places
- Natural and unobtrusive interfaces to support conversation within third
places
- Aesthetic approaches to public interfaces within third places
- Crowd-computing in third places
- Comparison of third places with different cultural rootings
- Supporting third places in special communities (e.g. nomad, non-technical)
- Virtual or hybrid (virtual/face-to-face) third places
- Computing for third places in the developing world
- Theoretical discussions on ICT supported third places
- Participatory design for third places

======== GOALS AND EXPECTED AUDIENCE ========

To promote tangible outcomes HCI3P will aim to attract members of the HCI
community, artists, designers, architects, members of local communities,
Makers and DIY activists. Furthermore, the workshop will be designed as a
two day event. On the first day authors will present their submitted
research or position on DIY and Maker third places, which will serve to
guide an ending discussion on the topic of the workshop. The second day
will be a hands-on event in the form of a "hackathon", where participants
will have a chance to collaboratively create a low or medium fidelity
prototype. Workshop outcomes will include a prototype and a possible
journal submission outlining the workshop discussion and lessons learned.

======== SUBMISSION FORMAT ========

Workshop candidates are requested to submit a position paper, no longer
than 6 pages in the CHI extended abstract format, about their research and
link to the workshop theme as email attachment to [log in to unmask]
.

Paper template: http://chi2013.acm.org/authors/format/

Participants will be selected on the basis of the relevance of their work
and interests and familiarity with the HCI3P 2014 workshop topics by the
Organizing Committee.

======== TIMELINE AND DEADLINES ========

Workshop submission deadline: March 21 2014
Feedback to the authors: March 31 2014
Camera-ready version: April 20 2014
Workshop at DIS 2014: June 21-22 2014

======== ORGANIZERS ========

Roberto Calderon, University of British Columbia, CA
Sidney Fels, University of British Columbia, CA
Junia Ancleto, Federal University of São Carlos, BR
Nemanja Memarovic, university of Lugano, CH
Travis Thompson, University of South Florida, US

**** http://hci3p.com/dis/call-for-papers/ ****

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