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Mohamed Khamis <[log in to unmask]>
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Ebtisam Abdulqader (PGR)
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:09:34 +0100
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Call for Position Papers - CHI 2018 Workshop on "Exploring Participatory 
Design Methods to Engage withArabCommunities"

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 between21 and 26 April 2018. (

Important Dates:
* Early submission deadline:5 January 2018
* Early Notification:20 January 2018
* Workshop day:Saturday 21 April 2018-OR-Sunday 22 April 2018(TBC)

ArabHCI is an initiative inaugurated in CHI'17 SIG Meeting that brought 
together HCI researchers/practitioners from theArabWorld 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 inArabcountries and withArabparticipants. This workshop 
focuses on one of the themes that derived our community discussions, the 
extent to which participatory approaches in theArabcontext are 
culturally and methodologically challenged. We invite 
researchers/practitioners who had success or failure stories designing 
“with”Arabcommunities 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 
theArabworld. 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, Ludwig-Maximilian 
University of Munich, Germany
Susan Dray – Dray & Associates, USA

For more information, see: 
or contact us at the email address above with any queries.

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