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Call for Participation: DESIGNING ROBOTIC ARTEFACTS WITH USER AND 
EXPERIENCE-CENTRED PERSPECTIVES

http://www.sics.se/~majac/workshop/

We would like to invite participants with technical, social science and 
design interests to participate in this one day workshop hosted at 
NordiCHI<http://www.nordichi2008.org>, october 19, 2008.

Deadline for submissions is August 20.

  Workshop overview

The aim of this workshop is to investigate how methods, techniques and 
perspectives from the field of HCI could contribute to developments in 
the area of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). We are interested in how 
user- and experience-centred methods and techniques might be applied and 
possibly modified to suit the design and study of robotic systems. 
Moreover, we hope for the workshop to examine some of the themes and 
topics in robotics that may be of potential importance for HCI. For 
instance, the physical embodiment of robotic technology and aspects of 
autonomy point towards a range of issues associated with human-machine 
interaction and, consequently, interaction design. The workshop, then, 
will broadly aim to examine the intersections between HCI and HRI and 
how the two fields might learn from one another.


  To participate

We welcome students, researchers and practitioners active in the areas 
of HRI and HCI, as well as from related fields with relevant experience 
of working with robots, e.g. industrial design, sculpture, and the 
performing arts.

* Application is by position paper no longer than *four pages*, 
formatted using the CHI extended abstracts template 
<http://www.chi2008.org/chi2008pubsformat.doc>. The paper should cover 
an issue that is relevant to the theme of the workshop 
<http://www.sics.se/~majac/workshop/themes.htm>.

* Deadline for papers is August 20, selected participants will be 
notified on the 1 September. The date for workshop itself is October 19, 
2008.

* Papers and any questions should be submitted to [log in to unmask]
* Detailed instructions for how to register will be sent together with 
notifications of acceptance.


  Organizers

*Ylva Fernaeus*, has Ph.D in Human-Machine Interaction at Stockholm 
University. Has published primarily in the areas of tangible interaction 
and design of children’s technology. Currently Ylva is working at the 
Swedish Institute of Computer Science in the EU project LIREC (Living 
with Robots and Interactive Companions).

*Mattias Jacobsson* is a Ph.D student and research assistant of the 
Future Applications Lab and is interested in Human-Robot Interaction. He 
has recently returned from an internship at Ugobe Labs, Idaho, sponsored 
by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Mattias is also the 
project manager of the GlowBots project conducted within the European 
community sponsored ECAgents project. Today he is working in the EU 
project LIREC (Living with Robots and Interactive Companions).

*Sara Ljungblad* is a researcher in the EU project LIREC (Living with 
Robots and Interactive Companions). She has a Ph.D in Human-Machine 
Interaction at Stockholm University. She has previously arranged a 
workshop “Designing Robot Applications for Everyday Environments” in 
Göteborg 2005, where several robot researchers and interaction designers 
participated. Sara has also worked on experience-oriented perspectives 
on agent- and robot-applications in the ECAgents project, sponsored by 
The Future and Emerging Technologies Program of the European Community 
(IST-1940).

*Alex Taylor* is a member of the Socio-Digital Systems Group at 
Microsoft Research, Cambridge (UK). He has undertaken investigations 
into a range of routine and often mundane aspects of everyday life. For 
instance, he's had an unhealthy preoccupation with hoarding, dirt, 
clutter and similar seemingly banal subject matter. Most recently he has 
begun obsessing over robots and other curious ‘thinking’ machines....

*For more information:*
http://www.sics.se/~majac/workshop/

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