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CHI 2018 Workshop on "Exploring Participatory Design Methods to Engage with Arab Communities"


Call for Papers

Only a few days left until the final deadline - 12 Feb.
Please forward to anyone who might be interested.


This one-day workshop will be organised as part of the ACM CHI 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, held in Montréal, Canada between 21 and 26 April 2018 -

Important Dates:
* Final Submission Deadline: 12 February 2018
* Final Notification: 22 February 2018
* Camera-Ready Deadline: 22 March 2018
* Workshop day: Sunday 22 April 2018

ArabHCI is an initiative inaugurated in CHI'17 SIG Meeting that brought together HCI researchers/practitioners from the Arab World with those who are conducting/interested in research in this context. The goal was to start a community that explores challenges and unique opportunities for future research in Arab countries and with Arab participants. This workshop focuses on one of the themes that derived our community discussions, the extent to which participatory approaches in the Arab context are culturally and methodologically challenged. We invite researchers/practitioners who had success or failure stories designing “with” Arab communities to share their experiences and learned lessons around applying participatory approaches. The workshop will result in developing a research agenda specific to HCI participatory methods in the Arab world. We suggest that submissions cover the following:

* Give sufficient background information about your participants; i.e. culture, traditions, recruitment, etc.
* Describe the design process including: the experienced cultural and contextual challenges, any innovative methods used
* Explain how you approached these challenges, what worked for you (or not) and any future recommendations

Submitted position papers must not exceed 4 pages in the CHI Extended Abstract Format (<>). The submissions should be sent in PDF format to ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and without the CHI copyright statement on the first page. Position papers will be selected based on the contribution to the workshop theme, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussion. Upon acceptance, at least one of the authors must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference.

Ebtisam Alabdulqader – Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK / College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University
Shaimaa Lazem – Informatics Research Institute, SRTA-city, Egypt
Mohamed Khamis – Ubiquitous Interactive Systems Group, LMU, Munich, Germany
Susan Dray – Dray & Associates, USA

For more information about the workshop programme and the invited panelists, please go to<> or contact us at the email address above with any queries.

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