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Martin Porcheron <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 13:58:04 +0000
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We are hosting a virtual workshop, CUI@CSCW 2021, bringing together the CSCW and Conversational User Interfaces (CUI) communities to discuss, explore, and shape research around inclusive and collaborative child-facing voice technologies.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in conversational user interfaces. We are soliciting short position papers, details of which can be found on our website:


Submissions due: 17th September 2021 (midnight, UTC-5)

Workshop date: 23rd October 2021, 2pm–6pm EDT/UTC-5

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This virtual workshop seeks to bring together researchers from academia and practitioners from industry who are interested in the design, development, application, and study of CUIs with a focus on children and family based interactions. We aim to examine the challenges involved in designing and developing CUIs that are capable of supporting everyday activities of children and families.

The submission should describe the authors’ work related to the workshop aims and challenges below, or any other key topic that authors feel should be addressed by the community. Authors of position papers will be invited to present at the workshop.

In this workshop we aim to particularly focus issues that are particularly relevant for children and families around CUI:

Explore parameters and issues needing to be considered in designing CUIs for interpersonal spaces, such as people’s homes.
Re-imagine CUIs as everyday computing interfaces.
Examine key ideas around the appropriateness and design of tool-like voice agents and social-actor like voice agents that might also support inter-person collaboration.
Understand the challenges in designing inclusive CUIs that accommodate and are sensitive to one’s developmental stage, intersectional identity, and personal, social, and cultural context, especially in multi-party interactions in homes.


We invite researchers from academia and practitioners from industry to submit position papers. Papers should be 3–6 pages long (including references) in the (Legacy) ACM CHI Extended Abstract template (Word/LaTeX/Overleaf).

Alternatively, if you wish to attend the workshop, you can submit a brief statement on your background and why you’re interested in the workshop (150 words max). We encourage you to think about the workshops aims and challenges in your statement.

Please direct any questions and all submissions by email to Radhika Garg at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. We expect authors to submit their position papers in PDF format and to use ‘CSCW2021CUIWorkshop-Title of the paper’ as the subject line of the email.


Radhika Garg (Syracuse University)
Martin Porcheron (Swansea University)
Leigh Clark (Swansea University)
Benjamin R. Cowan (University College Dublin)
Asbjørn Følstad (SINTEF)
Bo Zhang (Syracuse University)
Jeni Paay (Swinburne University of Technology)
Ewa Luger (The University of Edinburgh)

More information is on the workshop website:

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