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Call for Participation: DIS 2018 Workshop on Sensitive VR
Website: www.sensitivevr.org<http://www.sensitivevr.org>
Key dates

*         Submission deadline: 20th April

*         Notifications by: 30th April

*         Workshop: Saturday 9th June

About the workshop
Virtual reality (VR) is now being deployed for therapeutic purposes in diverse sensitive settings, e.g.: immersive VR experiences are used for diversional therapy in aged care and as a therapy tool for people with phobias and conditions such as post-traumatic stress. While these uses of VR offer great promise, they also present significant challenges.
This one-day workshop will be held at the Designing Interactive Systems Conference<http://dis2018.org/> in Hong Kong (9-13 June 2018). The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers to share stories about their experiences of designing and evaluating VR applications in sensitive settings, and to discuss challenges encountered when leveraging these technologies to benefit people in challenging circumstances.
We invite researchers working with virtual reality in sensitive settings, to submit 2-4 page position papers (in ACM Extended Abstract format<https://sigchi.org/templates/>). Position papers should:

*         describe a particular use of VR,

*         highlight the challenges faced in deploying the system, and

*         identify any ethical concerns the authors have encountered in this work.

Submissions
Submissions should be submitted in PDF format to Easychair<https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?conf=sensitivevr18;a=13960357> by Friday 20th April. Position papers will be reviewed by the organizing committee and selected on the basis of relevance to the workshop themes, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussion.
At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the workshop and at least one day of the DIS 2018<http://dis2018.org/> conference. For more information about the workshop, please visit: sensitivevr.org<http://www.sensitivevr.org/>.



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