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* *CFP: CHI 2017 Workshop on Designing Mobile Interactions for the Ageing
* Extended Deadlines: January 30, 2017 February 13, 2017
* Denver, Colorado, May 6, 2017
* One full day workshop
* Organizers: Sayan Sarcar, Cosmin Munteanu, Jussi Jokinen, Antti
Oulasvirta, Chaklam Silpasuwanchai, Neil Charness, Mark Dunlop, Xiangshi Ren
• Invited speakers from gerontology and accessibility
• Panel discussion
• Madness session
• Of course, many possible collaboration opportunities! e.g., with the
CREATE group and AGE-WELL community
This workshop discusses the principles and strategies to design and
evaluate mobile user interfaces for the aging population. The topic is
timely, as the mobile device has become the most widely used computer and
at the same time the number of older people will soon exceed the number of
children worldwide. However, most HCI research addresses younger adults and
has not benefitted older adults. This workshop welcomes contributions to
empirical studies, theories, design and evaluation of mobile interfaces for
older adults. The workshop has three goals: (i) to map the state-of-art,
(ii) to build a community gathering experts from related areas, and (iii)
to raise awareness of the challenges and research opportunities in this
field within the SIGCHI community.
We invite contributions in one or more of four threads: empirical (e.g.,
specific findings and methodologies related to the workshop theme),
theoretical (e.g. theoretical insights from accessibility, gerontology,
cognitive psychology etc.), design (e.g., interface design practices and
guidelines), and evaluation (e.g., methods and metrics to evaluate
We welcome all HCI topics related to older adults and mobile devices. The
topics include, but not limited to:
- Effects of age-related decline in perceptual, cognitive, and motor
performance on mobile devices use
- Models of user performance and individual differences
- User interface design patterns and metaphors
- Societal implications, including digital divide and social exclusion
- Evaluation methodologies
- Ethical concerns
Several key questions will be discussed in the workshop, e.g., 1) How does
user behavior for performing tasks with mobile devices change across age?
2) How well can psychological theory capture individual differences in
older adult task behavior? 3) What is the basis for proposing mobile
application design guidelines for older adults? 4) Can mathematical and
simulation models automatically design a mobile interface adaptive to older
At the workshop, we intend to showcase research on some of these issues
through short presentations of authors as well as plenary discussions and
birds of a feather groups, focusing on areas of interest that are important
to the greater older adult community.
A 4-page position paper in the CHI Extended Abstracts Format (
https://chi2017.acm.org/submission-formats.html) (PDF file) should be sent
to [log in to unmask] Position papers will be reviewed based on
relevance to the workshop and the potential for contributing to discussions
on methods and the research agenda to be developed during the workshop.
At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the
workshop and all workshop participants must register for both the workshop
and for at least one day of the conference.
Submission Deadline: February 13, 2017
Notification sent to authors: February 20, 2017
Camera-Ready Submission Due: February 24, 2017
Workshop Day: May 6, 2017
About the Organizers
*Sayan Sarcar* is Research Associate at Kochi University of Technology,
Japan. His research area includes mobile-based interaction of older adults
and gaze-based interaction.
*Cosmin Munteanu* is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for
Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology (University of Toronto
at Mississauga), and Co-Director of the Technologies for Ageing Gracefully
lab. Cosmin's multidisciplinary research activities include developing
applications that improve access to information and support learning, such
as for elders whose enjoyment of life and participation in society could be
better supported by advances in interactive assistive technologies (URL:
*Jussi Jokinen* is Postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University,
Finland. His research area includes cognitive science, user experience,
and HCI, specifically studying motion in HCI and the effect of age on the
use of mobile devices.
*Antti Oulasvirta* is Associate Professor at Aalto University, where he
leads the User Interfaces group. His interests lie at the intersection of
computational methods in design and modeling of interactive behavior. He is
an associate editor of International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
*Chaklam Silpasuwanchai* is Research Associate at Kochi University of
Technology, Japan. His research interest includes HCI design and
*Neil Charness* is the William G Chase Professor of Psychology and Director
of the Institute for Successful Longevity at Florida State University. His
research with CREATE colleagues focuses on human factors approaches to
design and use of technology by older adults.
*Mark Dunlop* is a Senior Lecturer at Strathclyde University, Glasgow,
where he leads the Mobiquitous Lab. He is an associate editor of Personal
and Ubiquitous Computing, Steering Committee Secretary for MobileHCI and a
Subcommittee Chair for CHI 2016 and CHI 2017.
*Xiangshi Ren* is Professor and Director of the Center for Human-Engaged
Computing at Kochi University of Technology. Prof. Ren has been working on
fundamental studies in the field of human-computer Interaction (HCI) for
over twenty years. His research interests include all aspects of
human-computer interaction. He is founding president of the International
Chinese Association of Computer Human Interaction (ICACHI).
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