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Günter Wallner <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 13:03:08 +0100
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CHI PLAY 2015 - Call for Workshop Proposals

CHI PLAY, now in its second year and taking place from October 5-7 in 
London, is a new international and interdisciplinary conference by ACM 
SIGCHI for researchers and professionals across all areas of play, 
games, and human-computer interaction (HCI). We call this 
multidisciplinary area “player-computer interaction”.

CHI PLAY Workshops offer a great opportunity to develop new 
collaborations and establish new and exciting research areas, allowing 
for focused discussions or activities with experts that study a common 
theme. Workshops may address any games-related topic. They should 
generate ideas and create momentum towards the study of problems in our 
field. We are especially interested in workshops that bridge the 
researcher and practitioner communities. Prior workshops included 
gaze-based interaction gameplay, a game jam for exertion games, and a 
games user research workshop. Details about last year’s workshops can be 
found here:

If you are interested in bringing together a group of researchers that 
share your passion for the type of research you perform, consider the 
organization of a workshop. In prior conferences, such as CHI, workshops 
have resulted in special journal issues, books, and research projects. 
Others created communities and evolved into their own conferences. We 
are happy to invite you to participate at CHI PLAY through the 
submission of a workshop proposal.

For more information please visit


Deadline for workshop proposals: June 26 2015, 5:00pm PMT
Notification to authors: July 31 2015
Camera ready submission of workshop proposal: August 7 2015

Workshops will run over one half or a full day on Sunday, October 4th.

Submissions should take the form of up to 6 pages in ACM SIGCHI Extended 
Abstract format.

Zach Toups, New Mexico State University
Günter Wallner, University of Applied Arts Vienna

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We are soliciting workshop proposals from organizers. Workshops will run 
on Sunday 4th October, and can be either in full-day or half-day format. 
The workshop proposal should include the following details:

- An abstract, in SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format 
( and no longer than four 
pages, that briefly covers the topic of the workshop, its novelty, and 
its expected impact. The abstract should loosely cover the planned 
activities and schedule. The final version of this will go into the ACM 
Digital Library.
- A cover sheet including:
     - Workshop Title
     - Names and contact information of organizers
     - Whether the workshop is full or half day
     - Anticipated number of participants
- A draft call for papers, which will resemble the one that will be 
widely published to advertise the workshop

Workshop organizers should submit a workshop submission package by June 
26 2015, 5:00pm PMT to CHIPLAY, which will be reviewed by a panel of 
domain and logistics experts. If a workshop is accepted, the workshop 
organizers will publicize the workshop to solicit potential participants 
to submit position papers. Workshop organizers solicit participants for 
their workshop through a Workshop Participants Call for Participation 
and CHIPLAY places a link to the workshop's website on the CHIPLAY 
Workshops Page. Packages should be submitted to the CHI PLAY submission 
site, at

Once a workshop is accepted to the conference, interested participants 
should submit a position paper to the organizers of the workshop. 
Position papers are statements of interest and/or expertise in the 
workshop topic, in any format or media as defined by the workshop 
organizers. The workshop organizers will review position papers using 
their own criteria, and will decide on the final list of participants.

Workshop papers will not be published by CHIPLAY as part of the 
conference’s proceedings. However, as mentioned above, the organizers 
may publish their own proceedings, organize a special issue in a 
journal, or publish an edited book that will include the workshop’s papers.
A workshop description will be published as part of the conference 
proceedings and in the ACM digital library. The description should be 
part of the submission package, and should be in the form of a 6-page 
ACM SIGCHI extended abstract.

Workshops are intended to create a lively discussion and/or activities 
that will include both the participants and the organizers. As this 
discussion is important, the participants should have positions 
developed and submitted to the organizers. The organizers will be 
responsible for reviewing and accepting the participants’ positions. 
However, workshops should not just be about paper presentation sessions. 
They should include a lively discussion, and focus on building a 
community based on communal knowledge creation. They should also not be 
classes that will be taught by the organizers; these should be submitted 
to the Tutorials and Courses track.

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