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*** Last Call for Papers ***


***
To comply with the general CHI ’14 workshop deadlines, we will accept
submissions until Jan 17 (end of day, PST). In particular, already
submitted papers may be updated until then.
***


Workshop on Assistive Augmentation
in conjunction with CHI 2014, Toronto, Canada

http://assistaugment.xvm.mit.edu/

## Topic
Our senses are the dominant channel for perceiving the world around
us, some more central than the others, such as the sense of vision.
Whether they have impairments or not, people often find themselves at
the edge of sensorial capability and seek assistive or enhancing
devices. We wish to put sensorial ability and disability on a
continuum of usability for certain technology, rather than treat one
or the other extreme as the focus. The overarching topic of the
workshop proposed here the design and development of assistive
technology, user interfaces and interactions that seamlessly integrate
with a user’s mind, body and behavior, providing an enhanced
perception. We call this "Assistive Augmentation".

The workshop aims to establish conversation and idea exchange with
researchers and practitioners at the junction of human-computer
interfaces, assistive technology and human augmentation. The workshop
will serve as a hub for the emerging community of
assistiveaugmentation researchers.

The focus of this will workshop will be on emerging technologies and
their potential for assistive augmentation. Topics of interest
comprise, but are not limited to:

• Novel sensory modalities; e.g. sensory substitution, sensory fusion,
synesthesia
• Alternative, novel feedback modalities
• Novel technology and interaction support targeting sensory enhancement, e.g.
• Mobile and personal technologies
• Wearable interfaces
• Eyes-free, hands-free, interactions
• Imaginary interfaces
• Brain-computer interfaces
• Unobtrusive interaction
• Cross-domain transfer of interfaces and technologies
• Ethnographic studies on assistive augmentations
• Comparative studies showing the effect of using novel interaction technology
• Approaches that leverage on assistive augmentations for inclusive design
• Design methods for assistive augmentations
• Ethical issues, e.g. focusing on
• Quality of assistive augmentations
• Appropriation of human augmentations
• Critical perspectives
• Fictional or futuristic ideographs, utopian or dystopian

## Submission & Dates
The deadline for workshop paper submissions is January 15, 2014. We
solicit submissions in two categories: (1) position papers of up to 4
pages and (2) system demonstrations; a description of the
demonstration of up to 2 pages should be submitted. Submissions need
to adhere to the ACM CHI adjunct proceedings style and should be
submitted to the submission management system. Acceptance
notifications will be send out February 10, 2014. Please note that at
least one author of an accepted paper must register for the
workshopand for one or more days of the CHI 2014 conference.

Submission system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aa14

## Organizers
Jochen Huber, Singapore University of Technology and Design, SG & MIT
Media Lab, USA
Jun Rekimoto, University of Tokyo, JP
Masahiko Inami, Keio University, JP
Pattie Maes, MIT Media Lab, USA
Roy Shilkrot, MIT Media Lab, USA
Meng Ee Wong, Nanyang Technological University, SG
Graham Pullin, University of Dundee, UK
Suranga Nanayakkara, Singapore University of Technology and Design, SG

See you at CHI 2014!

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