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We are still accepting submissions for the NordiCHI´16 workshop "Interaction between Nearby Strangers: Serendipity and Playfulness"

If you feel that you can contribute to the topic, but do not have a possibility to write a position paper, we are open to suggestions of other types of contributions.


Interaction between Nearby Strangers: Serendipity and Playfulness

Workshop at NordiCHI'16, October 23rd, Gothenburg, Sweden

EXTENDED Deadline for submissions: September 12th


This workshop focuses on exploring the future of technology-supported interaction between nearby strangers, identifying the research and design opportunities and problems therein. We welcome researchers and practitioners with various backgrounds and viewpoints to the topic. The workshop will include short presentations and structured brainstorming of visionary scenarios for interactions between nearby strangers, as well as identifying a research agenda for this emerging field of research.


The topics include, but are not limited to:

*           increasing awareness of nearby social opportunities

*           bringing people together for matchmaking, activity partnering and dating

*           enabling playful interactions and social gaming with nearby people

*           encouraging serendipitous and ad hoc interactions and small talk

*           researching current practices and norms of interaction between strangers

*           gamification and other motivators for interaction

*           designing for social experiences between strangers

*           social embarrassment and awkwardness in interaction with strangers

*           privacy considerations and self-disclosure

*           establishing new social norms in public spaces

*           technology enablers

The most common submission format would be a 2-4 page position paper in the SIGCHI EA-format format, but we are open to suggestions of other types of contributions. The submission should state how you can contribute to the understanding of Interaction between Nearby Strangers. You can for example describe why you are particularly interested in this area (in terms of research, ideas, existing solutions or upcoming activities) and what design or research challenges you sees. We will select participants based on relevance, quality, and diversity. We will limit the size of the workshop to 20 people to ensure effective participation. The results of the workshop will be summarized and published on the workshop's website.

Please e-mail your submission to: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]:[log in to unmask]>>

Important dates:

Deadline for submissions:         September 12th, 2016

Notification of acceptance:        September 15th, 2016

Workshop date:                        October 23rd, 2016

Visit the workshop pages for more information:

At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference.

Welcome to submit to the workshop!

Workshop organizers
Susanna Paasovaara (Tampere University of Technology, Finland) Andrés Lucero (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark) Martin Porcheron (University of Nottingham, UK) Janne Paavilainen (University of Tampere, Finland) Dzmitry Aliakseyeu (Philips Lighting Research, Netherlands) Thomas Olsson (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

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