Call for Papers: CHI2017 Workshop - Designing the Social Internet of Things
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO | May 7, 2017
What role do people have in the Internet of Things? Compared to the impressive body of research that is currently tackling the technical issues of the Internet of Things, human-centric aspects of agency, engagement, participation, ethics, are receiving less attention.
The goal of 'Designing the Social Internet of Things' is to contribute to shed light on these aspects. We invite prospective participant to take a humanistic standpoint, explore people's relations with 'things' first, and then build on such relations so as to support socially relevant goals of engagement, relatedness, participation, and creativity.
Submit a position paper of 2 to 4 pages + references in CHI Extended Abstracts Format. We invite contributions by prospective participants, both on the theory and practice of conceptualizing the Social Internet of Things. Papers will be reviewed by the organizers based on relevance and likelihood to sparkle discussion at the workshop.
The deadline for submitting a contribution is Friday 27 January 2017
Notification will be sent to authors on Friday 10 February 2017
* User centred design, participatory design and design for appropriation of Internet of Things applications and devices
* Socio-material assemblages, actor networks and agency in the IoT
* Feminist, ethical, and critical perspectives on the IoT
* Phenomenological accounts of interactions with objects
* Internet of Things for socially relevant goals: e.g. afford independence, provide comfort, communicate prestige, preserve tradition, maintain social relation, foster creativity;
* Unique objects for unique needs: e.g. IoT for communities of professionals, ageing people, students, users with disabilities;
* Privacy issues/controversial experience reports from IoT scenarios, reflections on the environmental footprint of the IoT
* Socialization around the Internet of Things: toolkits and practices for communities of makers;
Contribution should reflect on people's relationship with 'things' and how those relationships can inform the design of a human-centred Internet of Things. Reflections based on interviews with third parties or on auto-ethnographic accounts will be both equally welcome. In preparation for the workshop, contributions will be hosted on the workshop's website for everyone's perusal. If the reflection involves one particular 'thing' participants will be invited to bring it along for the workshop (either the real thing or a placeholder, e.g. a toy car for one's real car, pictures for one's home, etc).
Note that at least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and that all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.
Alessandro Soro - Queensland University of Technology
Margot Brereton - Queensland University of Technology
Paul Roe - Queensland University of Technology
Peta Wyeth - Queensland University of Technology
Daniel Johnson - Queensland University of Technology
Aloha Hufana Ambe - Queensland University of Technology
Ann Morrison - Aalborg University
Shaowen Bardzell - Indiana University Bloomington
Tuck Wah Leong - Sydney University of Technology
Wendy Ju - California College of the Arts
Dr Alessandro Soro | Postdoctoral research fellow, Computer Human Interaction
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science School
Science and Engineering Faculty | Queensland University of Technology
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