Second Call for Contributions
Workshop on The Role of Emotion in HCI
to be held at the
HCI 2005 conference, Edinburgh, UK
Tuesday, 6th September 2005
This is the second call for contributions to the workshop in which we
would like to encourage submissions particularly to the following subjects:
- software engineering aspects
- software architectures
- teaching aspects
- usability/ergonomics (evaluation as well as technology)
- task analysis
- interaction techniques
- applications scenarios
Of course, other contributions will be considered as well.
Deadline is 19 June 2005.
Attached is the first call, the web address is http://www.emotion-in-hci.net
Emotion is underrepresented in HCI, despite its obvious and demonstrated
importance. There is evidence that emotions play an essential role in
rational decision making, perception, learning, and other cognitive
functions. HCI activity, both commercial and academic, should reflect
Attempts to expand the field have suffered from being anecdotal or
lacking a systematic approach. There seems to be no rigorous footing for
HCI-related emotion research, nor a general concept of how emotions
should be treated within HCI and its sub-disciplines. But it is
necessary to clear up those theoretical issues in advance before any
other steps towards affective computing can be sensibly made.
This one-day workshop will take on the challenge by discussing
theoretical fundamentals of HCI-related emotion research, emotions’
function in HCI, and also practical implications and consequences for
the HCI community.
Topics (non-exclusively) to be addressed by the workshop include:
- How do HCI people define "emotion", and are all emotions of interest
- What opportunities and risks are there?
- What function do emotions have in HCI and can we develop an
actionable framework to support it?
- Are there reliable and replicable processes to include emotion in
HCI design projects?
- How applicable are research results from other disciplines, is there
need for HCI specific emotion research?
- Can we solve emotion related issues within the HCI domain, or do we
need support from other fields?
- Are there new intersections between sub-disciplines concerning
emotions, and is there a need for a new sub-discipline?
- Do all HCI sub-disciplines have the same interest in emotions/
who can benefit most from considering emotions?
- What value might affective applications, affective systems, and
affective interaction have?
- What impact will emotion awareness have on HCI in general and the
sub-disciplines in particular?
The workshop will draw together scientists and practitioners from a
variety of disciplines: usability, task analysis, interface design
experts, operating systems specialists, software architects,
communication and network experts, sensor developers, and others. We
will discuss the issues across as wide an application spectrum as
possible, such as internet applications, office work, programming, call
centres, control rooms, mobile computing, mobile phones, virtual
reality, presence, or home applications.
You are cordially invited to become part of this interdisciplinary
forum. Your contribution can be three-fold:
a) register and take part in the workshop
b) as a) + give a short talk on your ideas, visions or concerns
c) as a) + present a demo, video, or interactive experience
In any case, we kindly ask you to send us some thoughts of yours related
to the topic prior to the workshop for best possible preparation of the
It is planned to produce a special issue of a journal including the
outcomes of the workshop. All accepted submissions have the chance to
become part of it, along with papers produced later as a result of the
Please note that registration to the HCI conference is required in order
to take part in the workshop (at least for the 6th September).
For a more detailed description of the workshop visit the workshop's web
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The conference web site with registration information is
Christian Peter, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany
Gerred Blyth, Amberlight Partners Ltd, London, UK
Prof. Bodo Urban, Rostock University, Rostock, Germany
Prof. John Waterworth, Umeå University, Sweden
Lesley Axelrod, Brunel University, London, UK
Steffen Mader, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany
Nicola Millard, British Telecom plc., Ipswich, UK
Jörg Voskamp, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany
Christian Peter, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
Joachim Jungius Str. 11, 18059 Rostock, Germany
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