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HWID 2006 (Human Work Interaction Design):
Designing for Human Work
-       the first IFIP TC 13.6 WG conference,

This is a first call for a working conference as the first activity  
within the newly established IFIP WG 13.6 human work interaction  
design. The aim of the conference is to improve the participants’  
skills and theoretical insights in synthesizing work analysis and  
design sketching, with a particular focus on how to read design  
sketches within different approaches. An example is how to move from  
task analysis to operational concepts to 4D representation designs.

This conference is a working conference and features an innovative,  
highly interactive format, in which researchers, designers and  
analysts will confront concrete design problems taken from complex  
work domains and will have the unique opportunity to share their own  
design problems and solutions to the community.

In order to meet the goal of improving individual participants’  
skills and theoretical insights, points of discussion will include:
- specific designs that need context, e.g. the iPod
- designers will design for their own persona, if you don’t give them  
- how to put less focus on functional requirements, more focus on how  
to do design
- how do we represent work place policies in the design, i.e. include  
analysis of management, cross-organizational processes
To successfully practice Human work interaction design requires a  
high level of personal skill, which the conference aims at by  
confronting designers and work analysts, who at the conference will  
be asked to collaborate in small groups about analysis and solutions  
to a common design problem.

Authors are encouraged to submit design sketches - for interfaces,  
for organizations of work etc - that they themselves have worked on.  
At the conference, they will be asked to present the lessons they  
have learnt from the design and evaluation process, citing reasons  
for why the designs worked or why they did not work, and therefore  
present their position.

To participate requires the submission of a paper that as a minimum  
contains the following parts:
- sketch(es) of interaction design based on an empirical analysis of  
human life and work contexts
- the analysis and sketching approaches and the ways to read the  
- theoretically based reflections on how to critically read the  
design sketch(es)
Due to these requirements the paper will be allowed to reach a  
maximum of 8000 words.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue  
of a Journal yet to be known. A special ½ day post-conference event  
will be held to advance the contributions to the special issue.

Important dates:
January 2 Deadline for submission of papers
January 6 Notification of acceptance
January 13 Deadline for registration
February 13-14 Conference takes place

Registration fee is 490 euro, which includes conference fee and 5- 
star conference hotel (single room) three nights with arrival Sunday  
12th and departure Wednesday 14th.  A discount of 120 euro will be  
given if you share the hotel room with another conference  
participant. For details about flights, extra nights etc. contact Ms.  
Cristina Sousa ([log in to unmask]) instead of the  
conference hotel Crowne Plaza  
directly, since participants will get a special package fee and there  
will be enough rooms for participants. Registration also includes  
lunch, proceedings and a conference dinner.

Madeira's International Airport has many regular daily direct flights  
to Lisbon and direct flights to London, Frankfurt, Hamburg and many  
other major European cities. There are many charter flights available  
all year round, especially from Nordic European countries, England  
and Germany.

HWID will take place in Funchal, Portugal, during 13-14 Feb. 2006.  
Funchal is the capital of the Island of Madeira, Portugal. Captain  
Cook, visiting Madeira in 1768, remarked that the island "was the  
recipient of nature's most liberal gifts", a description which might  
equally be applied to it today. A green, subtropical paradise of  
volcanic origin, its soils are formed from lava and ash, and blessed  
with an equable daytime temperature that varies only a few degrees  
year round, Madeira is a year round delight. Funchal is the only town  
of any size on the island. Its historic core overlooks a deep natural  
harbor and boasts fine government buildings and stately 18th-century  
houses with shady courtyards and decorative iron balconies. A wide  
variety of interesting excursions highlight these beautiful colonial  
houses, the island's dramatic scenic contrasts and colorful tropical  

Organizing committee
Campos, Pedro, University of Madeira
Clemmensen, Torkil, Dept. of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School
Orngreen, Rikke, Dept. of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School
Pejtersen, Annelise Mark, TC 13 chair, Risø National Laboratory
Wong, William, University of Middlesex

Pedro Campos, [log in to unmask]
Torkil Clemmensen, [log in to unmask]

About WG 13.6:

The aims of the IFIP WG 13.6 working group are:
To encourage empirical studies and conceptualizations of the  
interaction among humans, their variegated social contexts and the  
technology they use both within and across these contexts.
Promote the use  of knowledge, concepts, methods and techniques that  
enables user studies to procure a better apprehension of the complex  
interplay between individual, social and organizational contexts and  
thereby a better understanding of how and why people work in the ways  
they do.
Promote a better understanding of the relationship between work- 
domain based empirical studies and iterative design of prototypes and  
new technologies.
Establish a network of researchers, practitioners and domain/subject  
matter experts working within this field.
Thus on an overall level the working group aims at establishing  
relationships between extensive empirical work-domain studies and HCI  

Examples of topics that IFIP WG 13.6 members show an interest in  
Empirical work studies
Work domain models
Cultural aspects of work modeling
Modeling collaborative work
Representing human intentions during work
Personas: how to put the face of a human in center of development
Core task analysis with roots in functional modeling, activity theory  
and cultural anthropology
Work practices in context
CSW – computer support for complex systems, medical systems,  
administrative systems
Role of social interactions
Stochastic models for large scale collaboration
Interaction design patterns for collaborative work
Interaction design for accessibility
Tools effect on work practice
Human activity support tool
Visual information design
Redesign of existing systems
Design synthesis
Analysis of designers cognitive behavior
Cognitive aspects of Software Engineering
Software engineering in a cultural perspective
Scalable validation of software development methods
Evaluation in situ
Draw on research and practice from related communities: IFAC, CSCW,  
Interaction design.

MEMBER LIST (based on participation in workshop or SIG at Interact  

Amaldi-Trillo, Paola [log in to unmask]
Bannon, Liam [log in to unmask]
Boiardi, A. , [log in to unmask]
Bondarenko, O., [log in to unmask]
Campos, Pedro [log in to unmask]
Catarci, T. , [log in to unmask]
Christiansen, Nina, [log in to unmask]
Clemmensen, Torkil [log in to unmask]
Dunckley, Lynne [log in to unmask]
Gabrielli, S., [log in to unmask]
Gulliksen, Jan [log in to unmask]
Hall, P. , [log in to unmask]
Ham, Dong-Han [log in to unmask]
Hartman, Gregory S. [log in to unmask]
Hvannberg, Ebba Pora [log in to unmask]
Iivari, Netta [log in to unmask]
Janssen, R. , [log in to unmask]
Kimani, Steven, [log in to unmask]
Levinsen, Karin, [log in to unmask]
Mc Morrow, C., [log in to unmask]
Nielsen, Janni, [log in to unmask]
Nielsen, Lene, [log in to unmask]
Nocera, J. A. [log in to unmask]
Nunes, N. J. , [log in to unmask]
Orngreen, Rikke [log in to unmask]
Pejtersen, Annelise Mark [log in to unmask]
Poltrock, Steven E.  [log in to unmask]
Savioja, Paula [log in to unmask]
Stanard, Terry, [log in to unmask]
Thapliyal, M.P.  [log in to unmask]
Uldall-Espersen, Tobias [log in to unmask]
Wampler, Jeff, [log in to unmask]
Wong, William [log in to unmask]
Yssing, Carsten, [log in to unmask]

[1] These topics were explicitly listed by the participants of the  
SIG event on the Interact 2005 conference, this is thus indicative  
but not a precise or exclusive list.
[2] According to the IFIP organisation guidelines and rules, members  
are those who during one year participate actively one of the  
workshops activities, otherwise a member (if he she/whishes) can  
obtain the role of an observer. 
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