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"Gareth R. White" <[log in to unmask]>
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About the Workshop

HCI involves diverse fields, all of which have differing approaches to
players, experience, and the impacts of games on players. For example: User
Research, Sociology, Psychology, Interaction Design, etc. This one-day
workshop co-located with CHI 2015 ( in Seoul, South
Korea, brings together researchers and practitioners from such
interdisciplinary fields to critically discuss how diverse conceptions and
treatments of players converge and differentiate within the broader
community, across both academic and industry settings.

The specific research objectives of the workshop are:

To document the current range of practices and ways in which players are
To critically evaluate the contributions and gaps in knowledge of these
Identify opportunities for knowledge sharing, and areas for new research
and collaboration.

Topics of interest

The workshop invites contributions that relate to players, with topics
including but not limited to the following:

Marginalised gaming cultures (e.g., children; elderly; accessibility etc.)
Players in new and emerging markets (e.g., console release in China;
casual, mobile players; etc.)
Theoretical models (e.g., of motivations; preferences; behaviour; learning;
Case studies (e.g., ethnography; industry practice; longitudinal studies;
Methods and tools (e.g., survey; user testing; metrics; physiology; etc.)
Submissions should present clearly identifiable problem statements,
methodologies, outcomes and approaches to understanding players.

Submission Procedure

Participants are invited to submit a 4-page position paper by 15 Jan, 2015
(in the CHI extended abstracts format, describing work
falling within the topics of the workshop, OR abstract and slides/video
(only recommended for industry participants).
Submissions may describe ongoing work, recent results, or opinions and
approaches related to the workshop topic. A short biography of the
author(s) attending should be included (100-150 words). Submissions will be
reviewed and the organizing committee will select participants according to
relevance, quality of results, research diversity, and likelihood for
stimulating and contributing to the discussion.
If accepted, at least one author must register for the workshop and for one
or more days of the conference.
Further information is available on the CHI 2015 Attendance page,
Papers will also be compiled on the workshop website (

Submission Link:

Important Dates

January 15, 2015: Submissions deadline
February 5, 2015: Acceptance notification
April 19, 2015: Workshop

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