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Barbara Rita Barricelli <[log in to unmask]>
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CALL FOR PAPERS: * Human Work Interaction Design (HWID): Design for 
Challenging Work Environments *

in conjunction with INTERACT 2015

September 14th, 2015
Bamberg, Germany


This one-day workshop aims to contribute to the goals of the IFIP 13.6 
Human Work Interaction Design (HWID) working group, i.e., to establish 
relationships between empirical work-domain studies and recent 
developments in interaction design. This goal translates to the workshop 
by focusing on work environments that are challenging for research and 
design; from physically or spatially unusual workplaces (e.g., oil 
platforms), mentally demanding or specifically boring work (e.g., 
control rooms, academics) to challenging social situations at work 
(e.g., in hospitals). The workshop aims to discuss resulting constraints 
for research and design, e.g., restricted access for research, or 
difficulties in articulating the specifics of the workplaces to a wider 
audience that is not familiar with them. Some work environments may even 
impede forms of design research, e.g., critical or provocative design 
will be hard to carry out in safety- or efficiency-critical workplaces. 
Thus, ways to generate knowledge addressing the design of interactive 
artifacts for challenging workplaces will be discussed.

We invite participants from industry, academia and design practice, who 
have experienced challenging work environments, to discuss how they 
dealt with them, either in research or design. We seek participants with 
an interest in empirical work analysis, HCI, interaction design, or user 
experience in workplaces. Topics that participants may want to 
contribute include (but are not limited to):
•	Empirical studies of/in challenging work environments (e.g., based on 
the HWID framework)
•	Interaction design for and in challenging work environments
•	Benefits and hindrances for research and design
•	Theories for and reflections upon interaction design for challenging 
work settings

In order to participate in the workshop, 4-6 page position papers 
(University of Bamberg Press Format 
( should be 
submitted via EasyChair 
( The papers 
will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and selected upon relevance 
towards the workshop topic and their potential to contribute to discussions.

Accepted submissions will be published in the official adjunct 
proceedings at the University of Bamberg Press.

Research and design challenges of work environments (from physically or 
spatially unusual workplaces, mentally demanding or specifically boring 
work, to challenging social work situations) will be collected, 
consolidated and suggestions for how to address them will be 
established. As follow up of the workshop, an interactions magazine 
paper is planned that summarizes the contributions in order to create 
awareness for research on and design (practice) for workplace 
interactions and extended versions of selected papers will be invited 
for a special issue in a journal.

June 5th, 2015 - Submission of Position Papers
June 19th, 2015 - Notification of Acceptance
July 1st, 2015 - Camera Ready Paper Version
September 14th, 2015 - One-Day Workshop at INTERACT 2015

Verena Fuchsberger, Martin Murer, Manfred Tscheligi (Center for 
Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg, Austria)
José Abdelnour-Nocera (School of Computing and Technology, University of 
West London, UK)
Pedro Campos, Frederica Gonçalves (Madeira Interactive Technologies 
Inst., Universidade da Madeira, Portugal)
Barbara Rita Barricelli (Department of Computer Science, Università 
degli Studi di Milano, Italy)

More details to be found on the workshop website:
For any further information on the workshop please contact 
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Barbara Rita Barricelli, PhD
Research Fellow
Department of Computer Science
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

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