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Fri, 8 Jun 2007 09:58:19 -0400
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Call for Papers
----------- Facing Emotions: Responsible Experiential Design ---------
(September 10th or September 11th) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A workshop held in conjunction with the 11th IFIP TC 13 International
Conference on Human-Computer Interaction INTERACTí2007

** Aims and goals

As computing has matured and become more pervasive, the goals of
interaction de-sign have enlarged to encompass more of the userís
experiences with computing. This includes considerations of the userís
aesthetic judgments and emotional responses. The preponderance of research,
however, has focused on the brighter side of the userís experience, as
designers are understandably concerned with making computing more fun,
socially enriching, and enjoyable. Responsible interaction design, however,
requires that we confront the darker side of human emotions as well.
Failure to face the userís full range of emotional expressiveness could
inadvertently lead designers to create new avenues for the expression of
unethical and immoral behaviors and de-sires.

The purpose of this workshop is to set the foundations for building a more
encom-passing agenda for user experience research, one which takes into
account negative (as well as positive) emotions, user instincts, and vulner-
abilities (as well as such vir-tues as rationality). In addition to
psychological studies and theories relevant to un-derstanding the emotional
user, this workshop is soliciting papers that investigate how interface
design encour-ages and discourages disinhibition and the more unsa-vory,
even predatory, behaviors of users. We are also interested in investigating
nega-tive motiva-tions and inhibitions of interface designers. Thus papers
that explore the psychology of deviant interface designers and the issues
of deception, inva-sion of privacy, and aggression are relevant as are
studies that explore user reactions to these abuses.

** Submission
We seek 1) position papers (4 pages) that report on experiences, theories,
case stud-ies, and experiments; 2) theoretical papers (4 pages) that
discuss cultural, artistic, political, and philosophical issues; 3) demo
submissions (4 pages); and 4) poster submissions (1 page, text and/or
graphic). Position and theoretical papers will be peer reviewed and should
be formatted according to the LNCS (Lecture Notes in Com-puter Science)
format (templates are available at Springer-Verlag LNCS Authorsí
Instructions page and at at the Submission page).
Please e-mail your submission in PDF to

Antonella.De-angeli @ (cc sbrahnam @

** Important dates:
   July 6: Submission
   July 20: Notification of acceptance
   July 26: Camera ready copies
   September 10th and/or 11th, 2007: workshop

** Publication
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings, posted on, and entered in citeceer. Selected authors will also be
invited to sub-mit an extended version to a special issue of the journal
relevant to the work-shop papers. Outcomes of the workshop will be
summarized and posted on, which is intended to become a
dynamic repository for relevant research.  If enough interest is gathered
from the participants, we will explore alternatives such as a spe-cial
journal issue or a book collection.

** Workshop (Co-)Chair(s):
Sheryl Brahnam (Missouri State University), US
Antonella De Angeli (University of Manchester), UK

** Programme Committee
Nadia Bianchi-Bertouse (UCL, UK)
Jan Hartmann (University of Manchester, UK)
Anirudha Joshi (IDC, India)
Stefano Levialdi (La Sapienza, Roma)
Tatsuya Nomura (Ryukoku University, Japan)
Noam Tractinsky (Ben Gurion University, Israel)
Massimo Zancanaro (IRST, Italy)
Sean Zdenek (Texas Tech University, US)

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