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 ****Call for Papers****

Special Session (Special Track) on Design Culture for Ageing Well:
Designing for ‘Situated Elderliness’ (paper presentations, keynotes from
European senior organisations and a half-day design workshop), 1-3 July,
Maribor, Slovenia at SouthCHI2013 (


The special session Design Culture for Ageing Well: Designing for ‘Situated
Elderliness’ aims to open up interdisciplinary discussions between social
scientists, seniors’ association members, healthcare practitioners,
researchers and practitioners from human-computer interaction, ambient
assisted living and related fields, and other interested persons. The
special session aims to bring together people from diverse backgrounds.
Roles of “diversity”, “heterogeneity” and “abilities” will be core themes,
based on an ability-based understanding of aging and situated elderliness.
The organizers invite position papers that focus on topics related to
“ageing well”, “ambient assisted living” or similar.

Topics of Interest

Community based practices in relation to ageing (senior associations, clubs)
Situated elderliness (practices of “feeling old”, “being old”)
Bottom up research on ageing
Defining heterogeneity in “ageing well”
Creative space of life-span changes
Case studies and examples of real-world seniors’ related technology design
Design process and continuous involvement of senior participants
Life experiences as sources of innovations
Broader understanding of ethics, including design ethics, giving-back
mechanisms, language and sustainability
Broader understanding of accessibility and exclusion (e.g: semantic access)

Important Dates

Full and Short Papers: ****05. March 2013****

Deadline for camera-ready paper is 30. April 2013

Special track will be held between 1-3 July 2013

Submissions and Format

We encourage two types of papers. People who are working with seniors on
daily basis or senior individuals are encouraged to make contributions in
form of a reflection paper, where they can describe their daily work and
drive conclusions for Human Computer Interaction, design and related areas.
The second type of papers can be from any relevant area to the given call
topics above. Both everyday, research and practice insights are welcome.

Special session papers should be formatted according the LNCS format ( The
[blinded] paper should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file
through the ConfTool submission system ( . We encourage papers between 4 and
8 pages with given format. In addition, even pages should be submitted in
the camera-ready version (4, 6, 8).

Peer Review and Publication

All position papers will be peer reviewed by an international review
committee.  All accepted papers will be published in LNCS Book as a part of
SouthCHI'13, indexed by Thompson Reuters Citation Index. Please see details
for indexing and formats under: Authors
of selected papers will be invited to submit an extensively expanded
version of their papers to be considered for publication in special issues
of international journals, indexed with Science Citation Index.

Full day international special session is a part of the SouthCHi'13
Conference and will take place in Maribor, Slovenia between 1-3 July 2013.


Özge Subasi
HCI Group, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
(for questions email to subasi -at-

Geraldine Fitzpatrick
HCI Group, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Lone Malmborg
The IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Britt Östlund
Rehabiliation Engineering, Design Sciences, Lund University, Sweden

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