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Human Work Interaction Design 2021 (HWID'21)

Artificial Intelligence and Designing for Positive Work Experiences in
Low Desire Society

Working Conference of the IFIP WG 13.6 Human Work Interaction Design

Beijing, China - May 15-16, 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers are considering to
enable a remote partecipation modality. Rates and instructions will be
published later on the website.


In continuation with the series of the Human Work Interaction Design
(HWID) working conferences, this sixth edition's theme is Artificial
Intelligence and Designing for Positive Work Experiences in the ‘Low
Desire’ Society.

HWID has been endeavouring to enhance the positive work experiences at
workplaces by providing employees pleasurable and meaningful user
experiences via the tools used at work. HWID'21 directs attention to the
‘low desire’ phenomenon, which is that people have lower desire for
success, no ambitions, needs, or expectations, they push back against
working around the clock, avoid conflicts, yearn to be free of strong
feelings, and do not to take anyone or anything too seriously. HWID'21
attempts to look into the relationship between happiness and IT-enabled
overworking, the resulting work experiences, and how to provide
solutions from the perspective of Human Work Interaction Design.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making a difference to the workplace and
complicating the situation further. On one hand, AI replace human
workers by working faster with fewer errors than humans, which enable AI
to do many of the boring and redundant jobs. On the other hand, many
organisations are already beginning to use the AI as a design element to
enhance human intelligence, and design positive experiences in the
workplace. As a result, there are growing concerns that AI will take
away jobs from humans. The theme of HWID'21 emphasizes the insights into
the relationship between low desire and work experience, and how AI will
moderate their relationship because parts of the work might be taken
away by AI.

Examples of relevant questions include:
- Is the ‘low desire’ phenomenon making work less interesting?
- How to improve work experience supported by AI?
- How to support the symbiosis of human and AI in workplace through HWID?
- How to maintain work motivation?
- How to evaluate the impact of AI on work experience?
- How to address ethical factors (e.g. privacy, safety and equity) of
using AI in the workplace?

This working conference aims to answer these and more questions by
involving professionals working in academia, national labs, and industry
who are engaged in human work analysis and interaction design for the
workplace. We will discuss tools, procedures, and professional
competences needed to face issues and opportunities provided by AI in a
Low Desire Society.

We invite two types of submissions:

Full papers (max 15 pages, excluding references) and Poster submissions
(max 4 pages, excluding references). For both types of submissions, the
authors must use the LNCS templates available on Springer
Please submit your anonymized paper in PDF format on OCS:

Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. The collection of
all accepted papers will be distributed to the participants as digital
proceedings. During the review process, the reviewers will be asked to
evaluate whether an extended version of the paper is suitable for an
IFIP Springer book (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication
Technology) that will be edited and published after the conference. We
aim at including most of the accepted papers.

Full paper and poster paper submission deadline: March 4th, 2021
Acceptance notifications: March 14th, 2021
Early bird registration deadline: March 21st, 2021
Final versions of papers and posters: April 4th, 2021

General Chairs
- Barbara Rita Barricelli, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
- Xiangang Qin, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications,
Beijing, China

Program Chairs
- Ganesh Bhutkar, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India
- Arminda Guerra Lopes, ITI/LARSyS/Polytechnic Institute of Castelo
Branco, Funchal, Portugal
- Fei Lyu, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Beijing, China
- Frederica Gonçalves, ITI/LARSyS, University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
- Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, University of West London, London, United Kingdom
- Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Poster Chairs
- Shrikant Salve, MIT Academy of Engineering, Pune, India
- Stefano Valtolina, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

HWID Legacy chairs
- Philippe Palanque,ICS-IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
- Torkil Clemmensen, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

HWID membership chair
- Judith Molka-Danielsen, Molde University College, Norway
- Pedro Campos, University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal

Local Organizing Chairs
- Ronggang Zhou, Beihang University, Beijing, China
- Wenjun Hou, Beijing University of Posts&Telecommunications, Beijing, China

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