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** extended deadline **

Developing Skills for Social and Emotional Wellbeing
Workshop at ACM CHI 2015 Conference, Seoul, Korea

Notifications: 13th February 2015
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Exploring the potential of digital technology to support emotional 
wellbeing has become an important research topic across HCI over the 
last decade, motivated by the essential role that emotional wellbeing 
plays in people’s health and quality of life. Maintaining and achieving 
wellbeing requires a set of well-developed social and emotional skills, 
and the possibility for personal growth and development. However, the 
research on how digital technology can scaffold the learning of such 
skills, or promote individuals’ self-development more generally, is 
still in its early stages. This workshop aims to develop a richer 
conceptual and practical understanding of this context, with the view to 
support and shape agenda for future research.

We invite authors to submit 2-4 page position papers (in the ACM 
Extended Abstract Format) describing research and design ideas as well 
as strategies for supporting peoples’ wellbeing through the development 
of personal and social skills.

We welcome submissions on subjects including, but not limited to:

- Descriptive and reflective accounts of research/designs supporting 
personal and social skills development in the context of wellbeing;
- Analysis of strategies by which existing systems, perhaps implicitly, 
support the learning of social and emotional skills;
- Position papers suggesting a well-argued research agenda for HCI in 
this space, including novel connections to domains other than HCI.

We especially invite submissions considering work in one of the 
following three topic areas:

(1) Social and emotional learning in primary/secondary education (as a 
field with a long history of skills training for general and at-risk 
(2) Facilitating development of skills for carers of people experiencing 
irreversible loss of mental or physical capacity;
(3) Supporting skills training as part of therapeutic treatment, 
particularly building on positive psychology.

Position papers should be submitted to our Easychair site (link via ). They will be reviewed by a 
committee of experts in the aforementioned topics according to their 
significance, quality of presentation, as well as their potential to 
stimulate discussion. At least one author of each accepted submission 
must register for the workshop and at least one day of the main 
conference. For more information, please visit .

Petr Slovak, Vienna University of Technology
Greg Wadley, University of Melbourne
David Coyle, University of Bristol
Anja Thieme, Newcastle University
Naomi Yamashita, NTT Communication Science Labs
Reeva Lederman, University of Melbourne
Stefan Schutt, Victoria University
Mia Doces, Committee for Children

Petr Slovak,
HCI group, Vienna University of Technology

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