*CFP: CHI 2010 Workshop on Researcher-Practitioner Interaction*

*Workshop Overview*

This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners of
human-computer interaction to explore whether and to what extent
difficulties exist between them  and, if so, will endeavor to identify the
dimensions of the problems and propose possible solutions. On the one hand,
we will work to articulate factors that may render the research literature
inaccessible or irrelevant to practitioners and to suggest potential
improvements and approaches. On the other hand, we will also strive to learn
from researchers how their research could benefit from practitioner input.
We invite practitioners and researchers to submit a position statement of up
to four pages (in CHI Extended Abstracts format), plus a short bio, by email
to *[log in to unmask]* by 5pm EDT on 30 October 2009, to participate in
this one-day workshop.

Your position paper should attempt to answer one or more of the following
(or related) questions:

    * How can the usefulness of research papers be improved to suit varied
    * How should research be disseminated to different audiences, including
    * What are the barriers that discourage practitioners from adopting
research findings?
    * How can research papers be made more accessible to practitioners?
    * How can collaboration between the two subcommunities be enhanced, for
future CHI conferences?
    * What should students of HCI and interaction design be taught about
research, to prepare them for the practitioner world?

We will select a variety of viewpoints from participants with diverse
experience. Participants will have access to all of the accepted position
statements in advance, to facilitate pre-conference discussion and to
support the formulation of discussion questions. The organizers will also
publish a draft agenda to prepare for the in-depth discussions during the

Up-to-date information on the workshop will be available at:

Please note that participants must register for the workshop and for at
least one day of the CHI 2010 conference. Fees for a one-day workshop at CHI
2010 are estimated to be $175.

*Important dates*
    * Submission deadline  30 October 2009
    * Notification  30 November 2009
    * Workshop  10 or 11 April 2010 (We're aiming for the 11th so it will
be contiguous with the main conference)

    * Elizabeth Buie (Luminanze Consulting, LLC) [log in to unmask]
    * Susan Dray (Dray & Associates, Inc.), [log in to unmask]
    * Keith Instone (IBM), [log in to unmask]
    * Jhilmil Jain (HP Labs), [log in to unmask]
    * Gitte Lindgaard (Carleton University), [log in to unmask]
    * Arnie Lund (Microsoft), [log in to unmask]

Please feel free to contact any of the organizers with questions.

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