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We are extending the deadline for this CHI workshop until January 30th.

** Call for participation **

Workshop on DementiaXHCI - The Role of Technology & Design in Dementia
In association with CHI 2017

Scope of workshop:
As interest increases in research with people with dementia in HCI, it is important to understand the various factors that influence the technology that is designed for people with dementia, and the ways that individuals adopt and use (or don’t use) this technology. A nuanced understanding of this is especially important given the ethical and logistical issues of designing for and with a population that faces significant marginalization, and who (along with family, carers, and clinicians) are managing a condition as complex as dementia. This two-day workshop aims to bring together HCI researchers and members from the dementia care community, to 1) take stock of the work that has been carried out within the field, 2) co-create a research agenda with researchers, clinicians, advocacy groups, family caregivers and people with dementia themselves, to envision a new future for dementia and HCI.

In creating a research agenda, we will explore three subthemes of cross-cultural and local experiences of dementia, creativity and dementia, and personhood & citizenship in dementia. These topics respond to themes within the HCI and dementia research literature, and are central to understanding and addressing current challenges posed by policy, health and social care systems around the world. Please see our website at<> for more detail on these themes.

In this workshop, we will include the perspectives from those outside the field of HCI, and in particular, from close contact with those living with dementia in different capacities. This workshop provides an opportunity for researchers working within the field of dementia and HCI research to come together with experts from Denver-based dementia groups (Seniors’ Resource Centre, Alzheimer’s Association, Access Gallery, and Dementia-Friendly Denver) who have committed to participating in the workshop as well.

For more information, including our full workshop proposal, please see our website at<>.

Call for position papers
Although dementia has been a topic of interest for the HCI community for many years now, HCI work on the topic is typically scattered and often neglects to consider multiple perspectives, including the sensitive inclusion of the lived experience of having, or caring for, dementia. This two-day workshop brings together HCI researchers with several dementia-focused community groups (Very Special Arts, Alzheimer’s Association, Senior’s Resource Centre, and Dementia-Friendly Denver) in order to discuss extant research on dementia under the themes of dementia across cultures and the role of local knowledge, creative approaches to working with dementia, and citizenship and personhood in dementia.

We invite researchers interested in participating to submit 4-6 page position papers (ACM Extended Abstract format). Papers should critically reflect on how the researchers’ research/interest addresses challenges but also opportunities which are faced by people who are affected by dementia, and should respond to at least one of the themes of the workshop in some way. Submissions should be sent to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> in .pdf format. Position papers will be reviewed based on relevance to the workshop and the potential for contributing to discussions on the research agenda to be developed during the workshop. At least one co-author of each accepted paper should attend the workshop and one day of the conference.

Workshop organisers
Kellie Morrissey, Open Lab – [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Austin Toombs, Open Lab – [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Amanda Lazar, Northwestern University - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Jen Boger, University of Waterloo - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Important Dates: ?
Final Submission Deadline: 20th January 2017  30th January 2017
Final Notification: 24th February 2017
Workshop Dates: 6th-7th May 2017

Amanda Lazar, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Communication Studies
Northwestern University<>?

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