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Call for Participation

Memento Mori: Technology Design for the End of Life

CHI 2012, Austin, Texas, USA


Interactive technologies increasingly play a role throughout our lives -
and the end of life is no exception. Building on a successful workshop
at CHI 2010, we invite participation in the CHI 2012 workshop "Memento
Mori: Technology Design for the End of Life". The workshop will be held
in conjunction with ACM SIGCHI 2012 <> , May
5-10, 2012 in Austin, Texas. 


This one-day workshop will address technology use associated with the
end of the human lifespan, in the processes of death, dying and
bereavement. Example topics include (but are not limited to): health
systems for the dying, interactive memorials, bereavement support
systems, digital inheritance, and death-oriented perspectives on social


We invite 2-4 page submissions in CHI Extended Abstracts
>  format that critically analyse authors' experiences of designing,
using, or evaluating technologies that engage with the End of Life. We
encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds, including (but not
limited to): medicine, sociology, law, social work, the arts,
humanities, death studies, and thanatology. Industrial and community
organizations are similarly encouraged, and will be joined by founders
of prominent organizations including The Digital Beyond
<> , Entrustet
<> , and Legacy Locker
<> . Submissions will be selected based on
originality, quality, and ability to promote discussion. Both completed
and in-progress work is welcome.


Submissions and questions should be directed to Michael Massimi
([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ) by January 13,
2012. More information can be found at
<>  . At least one author of
each accepted paper must register for the workshop and at least one day
of the ACM CHI 2012 conference.


Workshop Organizers 

Michael Massimi <> , Department of Computer
Science, University of Toronto, Canada

Wendy Moncur <> , School
of Computing, University of Dundee, UK

William Odom <> , Human Computer Interaction
Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Richard Banks <> , Microsoft Research in
Cambridge, UK 

Dave Kirk <> , Culture Lab, School of
Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK. 


Twitter #chi2012eol



Dr.Wendy Moncur, FRSA 

Lecturer & EPSRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Computing,

University of Dundee, 


Visiting Fellow, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath


Home page:


The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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