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This is a gently reminder that the registration is about to close
tomorrow Friday, June 30th. Register at

 Also due to numerous requests we included an activity to help you
with your CHI writing. Hopefully you could join us at a CHI writing
JAM where a set of recognized and experienced CHI reviewers will give
you feedback on your CHI paper! Write with us in a room with ocean
view and expect engaging discussions and fun surprises. More details
could be found at

 If you have further questions do not hesitate in contact us and feel
free to share the call.



Registration is now open for the 1st ACM SIGCHI Sponsored Summer
School on Pervasive Computing Interaction for binational challenges
( The summer school will be held
on the shores of the beautiful port of Ensenada, Baja California,
Mexico in the research center CICESE
( from Monday September
18th to Friday 22nd 2017

Thanks to SIGHCHI we have funding to partially pay for travel, meals
and accommodation expenses for a selected number of students and
researchers who are SIGCHI members attending to the school.

If you are interested in attending please register at (it takes about 3
minutes to apply). If you are interested in participating in the
graduate colloquium you will also need to send a 2 pages paper to
Monica Tentori at [log in to unmask] More details can be found here

If you are a researcher and find that one week may be too much to
commit, we have arranged activities that last for one day or two days.
Please consider other forms of participation by

- Being a juror of a challenge: You must commit to be in Ensenada on
September 22th

- Being a panelist in the graduate colloquium. You must commit to be
in Ensenada on September 18th

- Give a two-hour lecture. This will vary. But at least you need to
commit to be in Ensenada one day between September 19th and 21st.

If you are interested in serving in one of the abovementioned roles
please contact Monica Tentori at [log in to unmask] or Luis Castro
[log in to unmask]

More about the summer school below:


As the Hispanic population grows in the United States, the need for
engaging these communities in research becomes even more important,
particularly in light of the controversial legislation and other
activities making headlines in recent months. The University of
California has been leading the way in engaging with researchers from
Mexico, including such efforts as the UC-Mexus CONACYT program
[]. These programs help researchers at US
universities incorporate researchers and students who are native
Spanish speakers and foster the inter-change of ideas, methods,
approaches and techniques of those aiming at designing interactive
experiences for the people of Latin America and explore cross-cultural

The distance between Ensenada and Irvine is less than 200 miles, with
San Diego half way between the two, and researchers at all of these
institutions use similar tools and methods to address similar
human-computer interactions problem. Thus, there exists substantial
untapped potential to create deeper and more profound connections
between both countries and among all these institutions. This summer
school is focused supporting further engagement among these
institutions and long-term research projects and the exchange of
students. This summer school will bring together a community of
scientists and students in USA and Mexico who are working in
disciplines related to interactive and ubiquitous computing; but we
will invite other researchers interested in supporting binational

The summer school will be organized around the common themes of HCI
and Ubicomp to solve binational challenges. The topics for submissions
include (but are not limited to):

Ubiquitous development and interaction design for binational
challenges including but not limited to: Drought, migration, border
crossing, education, healthcare

User and case studies

Summer school students will decide to participate in a Graduate
consortium, and either a (1) design competition, (2) evaluation of
interactive and ubiquitous systems. Lectures and project work will be
framed around each challenge.

Students also will be able to:

Receive feedback on how they further improve their research.

Collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of researchers

Learn about how to conduct background and systematic review,
participatory sensing, interaction design,

Day 1: Graduate consortium + *CHI-Writing-JAM*

Organizers: Monica Tentori (CICESE), Victoria Meza Kubo (UABC)

Participants will present to a faculty panel their work and receive
feedback on how they further improve their research.  Participants and
the faculty panel will conduct group activities to promote
collaboration to participate in the challenges.

The Graduate consortium (GC) is scheduled on the first day of the
event on. The GC offers Master and PhD students an important
opportunity to present and discuss their research projects with peers
and senior members of the research community. Students wishing to
attend have to submit the title and a short abstract (300-500 words).
It is important to include the latter part as places at the consortium
will be offered based on the review of their submissions. The GC will
be an open session where students could get feedback not only from the
panel of experts but also from the audience.

Day 2. Proposing challenges

Organizers: Luis A. Castro (ITSON), Nadir Weibel (UCSD), Jesus Favela
(CICESE), Lizbeth Escobedo (UCSD)

We will have an interdisciplinary group of researchers proposing each
of the challenges to students and announcing the teams.  We will give
lectures around how to conduct background and systematic review to
help students start framing their problem.

Day 3. Proposing methods

We will give lectures related to participatory sensing, interaction
design, evaluation of interactive and ubiquitous systems, and
ubiquitous development to help students work in their challenges.

Day 4 and 5. Working in the challenges

Students will collaboratively work in their challenge advised by
faculty members and present their solutions. Solutions will be
evaluated by a faculty panel.



The summer school is organized by CICESE and ITSON.

Monica Tentori, [log in to unmask], CICESE

Luis Castro, [log in to unmask], ITSON

Franceli L. Cibrian, [log in to unmask], CICESE

Dagoberto Cruz, [log in to unmask], CICESE

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