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Sayan Sarcar <[log in to unmask]>
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Sayan Sarcar <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 23 Dec 2019 21:22:15 +0900
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***Apologies for cross-posting***

First CFP: CHI 2020 Workshop on Designing Interactions for the Ageing
Populations – Addressing Global Challenges (

* Submission Deadline: February 11, 2020

* One full-day workshop held at CHI 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, April
26, 2020

* Organizers:  Sayan Sarcar, Cosmin Munteanu, Jussi Jokinen, Neil Charness,
Mark Dunlop, Xiangshi Ren, Jenny Waycott

* Highlights:
·  Invited speakers from gerontology and accessibility
·  Panel discussion
·  Madness session
·  Interactive Demonstrations
·  Many possible collaboration opportunities! e.g., with the CREATE group
and AGE-WELL community

This workshop discusses the principles and strategies to design and
evaluate 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 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 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., 1) How does
user behavior for performing tasks with several digital devices (e.g.,
mobile device, TV remote, home appliances) change across age? 2) How well
can psychological theory capture individual differences in older adult task
behavior? 3) What is the basis for proposing application design guidelines
for older adults in digital devices? 4) 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.

At the workshop, we intend to showcase research on some of these issues
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.

The 'Interactive Demonstrations' session is a new feature of this year’s
workshop. We strongly encourage authors of position papers to bring a
developed working prototype of their work, if they have. During the
session, other workshop participants will be able to try out different apps
or hardware prototypes. We expect this will provide participants with
valuable feedback and stimulate their senior-centred design ideas for
future improvements. Where feasible, we will coordinate the distribution of
participant’s demo apps prior to the workshop.

We are also currently finalizing agreements with a journal publisher for a
special topics 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 CHI 2020 conference.

* Submission
A 4 page (excluding references) position paper in the CHI Extended
Abstracts Format ( (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 11, 2020
Notification sent to authors: February 28, 2020
Workshop Day: Sunday, April 26, 2020

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


Best Regards,
Sayan Sarcar
University of Tsukuba

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