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Sayan Sarcar <[log in to unmask]>
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Sayan Sarcar <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 22:53:21 +0900
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CFP: CHI 2021 Workshop on Designing Interactions for
the Ageing Populations – Addressing Global Challenges (

* Submission Deadline: February 21, 2021 *extended to March 07, 2021

* One day workshop held online at CHI 2021, Sunday, May 9, 2021

* Organizers:  Sayan Sarcar, Cosmin Munteanu, Neil Charness, Jussi Jokinen,
Xiangshi Ren, Emma Nicol

* Highlights:
·  Invited speakers from Gerontology and Accessibility
·  Thematic discussions (using Miro discussion board)
·  Madness session

 ··  Many possible collaboration opportunities!

This *virtual workshop* discusses the principles and strategies for
designing and evaluating UIs of digital devices for the ageing population.
The topic is timely, as the Internet-of-Things device has become the most
widely used computer terminal and ,at the same time ,the number of older
people will soon exceed the number of children worldwide. However, most HCI
research addresses younger adults and has had little impact on older
adults. This workshop welcomes contributions to empirical studies,
theories, design, and evaluation of UIs for older adults. The workshop has
three goals:

(i)               to map the state-of-art,

(ii)              to build a community gathering experts from related
areas, and

(iii)            to raise awareness within the SIGCHI community.

We invite contributions in one or more of four threads: *empirical* (e.g.,
evaluation), *theoretical* (e.g. theoretical insights from accessibility,
gerontology, etc.), *design* (e.g., interface design), and *evaluation*.
Details are on the workshop website: The
contributions are expected to align with the overall workshop theme of
“*Ageing Across
Borders”* by particularly reflecting on what is specific to the
regional/cultural context of the research described in the position paper
(and where possible, contextualizing it through comparison to other

We welcome all HCI topics related to older adults and digital devices. The
topics include, but are not limited to:
-  Effects of decline in perceptual, cognitive, and motor performance on
digital devices use
-  Models of user performance
-  Understanding device ecology and leveraging it to design suitable
-  UI design patterns and metaphors
-  Opportunities to sustain older adults’ current activities and practices
through digital technologies
-  Societal implications, including the digital divide and social exclusion.
-  Bridging Social Computing and senior-centred HCI4D
-  Evaluation methodologies
-  Ethical concerns

Several key questions will be discussed in the workshop, e.g.,

o   How does user behavior for performing tasks with several digital
devices (e.g., mobile device, TV remote, home appliances) change across

o   How well can psychological theory capture individual differences in
older adult task behavior?

o   What is the basis for proposing application design guidelines for older
adults in digital devices?

o   Can mathematical and simulation models automatically design a UI
adaptive to older user behavior?

At the workshop, we intend to showcase some topic-related research works
through short presentations of authors as well as plenary discussions and
birds of a feather group, focusing on areas of interest that are important
to the greater older adult community.

We are also currently finalizing agreements with a journal publisher
for a *Special
Issue on Interactive Technologies for Older Adults*. A selected set of
accepted top-quality position papers from the CHI workshop will have their
authors invited to submit full papers to this special topics issue. Details
will be finalized before the workshop day.

* Papers:

For the workshop, we are looking for papers that either present a)
some *original
research*, OR b) that present a *position *relevant to the topic of the
workshop grounded in some prior research. The former would be similar to
the Poster or LBW track at CHI. The latter can be based on research
published elsewhere where the authors present an argument/position/proposal.

We are also open to *personal position statements*, although of course
acceptances based on such statements depend highly on how many
research-based submissions we receive. We are keen to  attract submissions
that come from outside the SIGCHI community such as from those working in
e.g. Gerontology, Accessibility, Healthcare or Psychology-related research.

* Submission
A 4-6 page (excluding references) position paper in the CHI Master Article
Submission Template (
(PDF file) should be sent to [log in to unmask] Position papers
will be reviewed based on relevance to the workshop and the potential for
contributing to discussions on methods and the research agenda to be
developed during the workshop.

* Registration
At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend
the workshop and all workshop participants must register for both
the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

* Important Dates
Submission Deadline: February 21, 2021 extended to March 07, 2021
Notification sent to authors: March 14, 2021 (or even earlier)
Workshop Day: Sunday, May 9, 2021

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to
send an email to [log in to unmask]

Best Regards,

Workshop Organizing Committee

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