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Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI
A CHI2015 workshop in Seoul, Korea

Submission deadline: January 21, 2015
Notifications: February 2, 2015
Workshop: April 19, 2015
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The availability of big data, cheap sensors, more computational processing power, in combination of recent dramatic innovation in machine learning, has lead to reconsiderations of optimization and computational design approaches in HCI. It is only recently that HCI researchers have begun to systematically explore state-of-the-art optimization approaches in HCI and this emerging research direction opens up many new perspectives that needs to be explored by a cross-disciplinary community of HCI scholars. The purpose of this workshop is to unify an emerging cross-disciplinary community of HCI researchers interested in understanding how optimization can further the design of new user interfaces. A principle underpinning this workshop is that optimization is a broad theme that overlaps with many areas of HCI. However, the researchers are scattered across different subareas. 

We invite position papers for the CHI 2015 Workshop on Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI. This one-day workshop will offer an interdisciplinary forum of discussion for both practitioners and academics interested in optimization in HCI in its many forms and varieties. This workshop focuses on the following topics:

* Defining and eliciting optimality criteria
* Optimizing at scale
* Optimization and user models,
* Optimization for safety
* Optimization and design practice
* Optimization and users’ perception of performance
* Critical perspectives

Researchers from both industry and academia with an interest in optimization and computational design in HCI are invited to submit a position paper. We also welcome critical perspectives on optimization in HCI from researchers across the HCI spectrum. The workshop paper should be at most four pages long in the CHI Extended Abstracts format. The paper should include a brief biography.

Participants will be selected on the basis of the quality of their position paper. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and for one day of the conference itself. Participants will be invited to present a position statement on at least one panel and will also be invited to present a poster on their research interests in optimization and computational design in HCI. For further information, see our workshop website.

How to Submit:
* Write a position paper in the CHI Extended Abstracts Format (maximum four pages).
* Email your position paper in PDF format to [log in to unmask]

Xiaojun Bi (Google, USA)
Andrew Howes (University of Birmingham, UK)
Per Ola Kristensson (University of Cambridge, UK)
Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto University, Finland)
Roderick Murray-Smith (University of Glasgow, UK)
Harold Thimbleby (Swansea University, UK)
John Williamson (University of Glasgow, UK)
Shumin Zhai (Google, USA)
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