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                      Call for Papers

                     The 2008 Workshop on

                       Emotion in HCI
                   - Designing for People -

                      to be held at the

                     HCI 2008 conference
                  John Moores  University

                    2nd September 2008

Deadline: 03 July

Emotion plays an important role in our interactions with people and 
computers in everyday life.  Emotions, some believe, are what make 
our interactions human. An increasing number of conferences, 
symposia, workshops, journals and books address the subject of 
emotions and their role in Human-Computer Interaction, including 
workshops at the last three HCI conferences.

This recent affective awareness is leading designers and HCI 
researchers to try and understand the subtleties of emotion and its 
effect on our behaviours. This is encouraging for a young field of 
research, and there exists many exciting directions where this field 
may be expanded. The specific areas of interest span recognition and 
synthesis of emotion in face and body, emotion sensors, speech 
specifics, and the influence of emotion on information processing 
and decision-making, interaction metaphors, design aspects, and many 
more. Despite these different areas of interest, there are common 
obstacles each of us face in our work.

With this year's conference having the theme "Culture, Creativity, 
Interaction", we would like to encourage contributions which take 
particular account on cultural aspects in HCI related emotion 
research, and on effects of affect and emotion on creativity. Hence, 
the following list of specific and more general topics is non-exclusive:

* How do emotions relate to culture, creativity and interaction?
* How do emotions relate to hot topics in HCI such as engagement,
   motivation, and well-being?
* Are there reliable and replicable processes to include emotion
   in HCI design projects?
* Which ethical issues arise and how to address these?
* How do applications currently make use of emotions?
* What makes applications that support affective interactions
   successful, how do we know, and how can we measure this success?
* What value might affective applications, affective systems,
   and affective interaction have?
* What technology is currently available for sensing affective
   states, and how reliable are they?

This workshop will meet the requirements of individuals working in 
the different fields affected by emotion, giving them a podium to 
raise their questions and work with like-minded people of various 
disciplines on common subjects.  It will use predominantly small 
group work, rather than being presentation-based and will be 
focussed on selected topics based on the contributions. As with 
previous workshops, which resulted in a Springer book publication, 
this interactive and focused workshop is designed to produce 
tangible and citable outcomes.

To become part of this discussion please submit an extended abstract 
of your ideas or demo description. Case studies describing current 
applications or prototypes are strongly encouraged, as well as 
presentations of products or prototypes that you have developed.
The abstract should be limited to about 800 words. Submission 
instructions and a template are available on the workshop website:
Accepted contributions will be published on the workshop's homepage 
with the possibility to extend them to short or full papers of 4 or 
8 pages, resp.

Please note that registration to the HCI conference is required in 
order to take part in the workshop (at least for the day of the 
workshop). Early bird registration deadline is 1 August.

03 July - position paper deadline
23 July - notification of acceptance
01 August - early registration deadline
02 September - workshop

For a more detailed description of the workshop visit the workshop's 
web site:

Submit your position paper/demo description (800 words) to 
submissions at

For inquiries please contact the organisers:
cpeter at
bcrane at
m.fabri at
harry.agius at
l.axelrod at

The conference web site with registration information is

Workshop committee:

Christian Peter, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany
Elizabeth Crane, University of Michigan, USA
Marc Fabri, Leeds Met University, UK
Harry Agius, Brunel University, UK
Lesley Axelrod, Interact Lab, UK

Christian Peter
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Rostock
Human-Centered Interaction Technologies
Joachim-Jungius-Str. 11, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Phone: +49 381 4024-122, Fax: +49 381 4024-199
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