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Call For Papers
Human Work Interaction Design for Pervasive and Smart Workplaces

EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 30th, 2014

Pervasive and smart technologies have pushed workplace configuration 
beyond linear logic and physical boundaries. As a result, workers' 
experience of and access to technology is increasingly pervasive, and 
their agency constantly reconfigured. While this in certain areas of 
work is not new (e.g., technology mediation and decision support in air 
traffic control), more recent developments in other domains such as 
healthcare (e.g., Augmented Reality in Computer Aided Surgery) have 
raised challenging issues for HCI researchers and practitioners. The 
question now is: how to improve the quality of workers' experience and 

This workshop focuses on answering this question to support 
professionals, academia, national labs, and industry engaged in human 
work analysis and interaction design for the workplace. Conversely, 
tools, procedures, and professional competences for designing 
human-centered technologies for pervasive and smart workplaces will be 


This workshop's overall objective is to provide the HCI field with sound 
tools, procedures, and professional competencies for designing 
human-centered technologies for pervasive and smart workplaces. This 
includes the following objectives:
- Learning from participants' experiences in different work domains when 
applying work analysis to support the interaction design of pervasive 
and smart workplaces;
- Exploring how work analysis and interaction design have evolved, have 
to evolve, and can be made to co-evolve in order to support workers in 
pervasive and smart workplaces;
- Identify novel ideas, principles, and techniques for how interaction 
design for pervasive and smart workplaces can ensure high quality 
usability and user experience for workers.
- Addressing the sociotechnical gap in work analysis and interaction 
design, specifically the little understood gap between social 
requirements and technical designs. We know that artifacts such as 
requirements analysis reports, design models, or prototypes help bridge 
the gap, but we do not know if, how, and why this helps;
- Designing simple interactions for complex work domains. How to be 
heedful of other agents' intentions and plan, and how to align one's own 
with those of others and with technologies in simple ways within complex 
work domains? Display and monitoring are traditional activities to 
support coordination, but this is not enough, and we need to know more 
about to
humans can manage the workers' user experiences in pervasive and smart 
work places.


     August 30th 2014 Submissions for position papers (23:59 GMT)
     September 9th 2014: Notifications of acceptance
     October 27th 2014: Workshop day (9-17)

The detailed schedule of the workshop day and the attendees' 
presentations will be updated later.

Position paper submission:

Please submit a position paper of 2-6 pages in length (ACM Extended 
Abstract Format,, 
addressing the research questions or themes of the workshop. The paper 
should contribute directly or indirectly to at least one of the workshop 

The papers are non-anonymized and will be reviewed by at least two 
program committee members and/or organizers.

Submit your paper to [log in to unmask]

Barbara Rita Barricelli, PhD
Research fellow
Department of Computer Science
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

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