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Workshop @ ECCE 2017 - 19 September 2017

In a world where just about anything can be connected and communicated 
in an intelligent fashion – the paradigm of the Internet of Things (IoT) 
– the work and workplace environment should be reconfigured in order to 
improve the quality of workers’ experience and outputs. Equally, the 
demand for anytime, anywhere tools gives us opportunities which outweigh 
by far the challenges to dynamically perform research and design the 
work, from physically or spatially unusual workplaces, mentally 
demanding or specifically repetitive work to stimulating social 
situations. In many organizations there is a lack of knowledge regarding 
the application of workplace technologies and how to develop their 
practical use and relevance.

Ecological Interface Design (EID) has been proposed and has been applied 
as an approach to the design of interactive systems where cognitive load 
is particularly demanding. EID has been used to design interfaces for 
aviation displays, power plant monitoring and control, human hemodynamic 
monitoring, anesthesia monitoring, and neonatal intensive care 
monitoring and diagnosis. But up until now, the application of EID has 
been limited to studies in very complex work domains.

This workshop aims at analysing the connections between ecological 
interface design with other common interface design methods, enabling 
participants to better understand how to combine approaches in the 
creation of design solutions. We propose to approach this in the 
perspective of transforming everyday interactions of people with 
technologies, in particular cognitive work approaches, using examples 
and case studies. Examples of everyday services and technologies that 
are already enabled by multiple cognitive engineering approaches include 
Amazon’s Echo, IBM’s Watson, Apple’s Siri, services like Dropbox, 
Spotify, Pinterest and so many others.

In this context, this workshop invites position papers around the 
following list of topics:

- can EID be effectively applied beyond control rooms and other 
industrial or manufacturing contexts?
- analyzing the value of the current state of affairs with regard to the 
concept of “affordance”;
- how does EID can help improve the experience economy, the knowledge 
economy (Web 2.0, user-generated content) and the transformation economy 
(ethical value change, global and societal issues);
- case studies of applied EID leveraging on pervasive computing, 
Internet of Things, and other work domains or workplace technologies.

The major outcomes of this workshop include the identification of 
funding opportunities and broader impact of this research, discussing 
the potential of establishing recurring workshops, and identifying 
special issues of journals where research in this field can be published.
The expected scientific outcomes of the workshop include a better 
understanding of the current state of the art in EID under the 
perspective of everyday interactions.

We are also interested in achieving a better understanding on the impact 
these everyday, pervasive technologies are having on workers, the impact 
of EID extensions or variations on user interface design activities, how 
to innovate in today’s turbulent work contexts and how to better apply 
cognitive systems engineering and EID in areas such as healthcare, 
education, tourism, business and others.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with ECCE 2017 at the The 
University of Umeå (Sweden).
Prospective participants are invited to submit a 2-4 pages position 
paper formatted according to the SIGCHI Conference Proceedings 
formatting guidelines, using this link:
Papers will be selected by an International Program Commitee considering 
their quality, topic relevance, innovation, and potentials to foster 
discussion. Each paper will be reviewed by two reviewers with different 
backgrounds providing authors with the information to make their 
contribution relevant and appealing for the workshop’s audience.
At least one author from every accepted paper must plan to attend the 
workshop and present it.

July 23 - Submission deadline (extended!)
July 30 - Notification of acceptance
July 30 - Early bird registration deadline
September 19 - Workshop

Pedro Campos – Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-iti), Portugal
Torkil Clemmensen – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Jose Abdelnour-Nocera – University of West London, United Kingdom
Barbara Rita Barricelli – Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Arminda Lopes – Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-iti), Portugal

For further information, please write to [log in to unmask]

*Barbara Rita Barricelli, PhD*
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

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