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Jenny Waycott <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:32:40 +0000
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Workshop on ethical encounters: hci research in sensitive and complex setting

new deadline: submit by 14th September

HCI research is moving into increasingly sensitive and challenging settings. New technologies are now being designed and evaluated with vulnerable or marginalized participants in contexts that can be emotionally challenging. Research conducted in these sensitive and emerging areas can produce complex ethical dilemmas. This one-day workshop, held as part of the OzCHI 2015 Conference, aims to provide a forum for researchers to share experiences about ethical challenges encountered in HCI research conducted in sensitive settings. From this workshop we aim to develop an edited collection of case studies to inform good practice for future HCI research.
We invite researchers working in sensitive settings to submit position papers of up to 4 pages (in OzCHI format) that describe experiences such as:

*          Challenges adhering to formal ethics procedures

*          Challenges that emerged in the doing of research

*          Emotional dilemmas researchers have faced and how these have been addressed

*          Sensitive settings and blurred research boundaries

*          The processes of obtaining informed consent and ensuring voluntary participation when working with marginalised groups

*          Introducing new technologies into sensitive settings
Submissions should be sent in .pdf format to Hilary Davis at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Position papers will be reviewed by a committee of experts and selected on the basis of relevance to the workshop, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussion. At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the workshop. For more information, please visit:

Important Dates:

*   Submission: 14th September 2015

*   Notification of acceptance: 25 September 2015

*   Workshop day: 7 December 2015

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