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CfP: PerPart 2016 : 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation


- in conjunction with NordiCHI 2016

- October 23-27, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden

- 09 September 2016 submissions due

- http://perpart2016.wordpress.com

-------------------- Summary and Theme --------------------

Researchers and practitioners around the world are currently exploring novel participation methods with the objective to better integrate citizens in the public decision making processes. By using contemporary technology, they not only aim to lower traditional participation barriers but also broaden the scope of involved citizens by trying to encourage those previously less eager to participate, such as younger generations. Especially in urban planning, the penetration of mobile and wearable devices with their manifold features to interact with real-world surroundings as well as public screens or technically enriched artefacts embedded in urban surroundings provide new opportunities to collect citizen input directly from on-site and on the go.

The 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation (PerPart 2016) seeks to discuss the various requirements and potential impact of such novel concepts for advanced citizen e-participation. With a documented success of existing strategies for e-participation still pending, we aim to investigate combinations of current technology-enriched (mobile & stationary participation) but also traditional forms of participation. PerPart aims to provide both a critical review of existing concepts and innovations as well as practical (and even tangible) suggestions as to how to leverage from various forms of participation. During the workshop we will examine Pervasive Participation from various angles and by prototyping own ideas uncover the interdisciplinary challenges of creating feasible, efficient, and user-accepted Pervasive Participation methods.

-------------------- Topics of Interest --------------------

We invite contributions on topics including but not limited to

·        Novel pervasive and mobile e-participation concepts and prototypes

·        Evaluations of pervasive e-participation prototypes

·        Innovative user interfaces and interaction techniques facilitating Pervasive Participation

·        Exploitation of social media platforms on pervasive devices for citizen e-participation

·        Approaches to activate and encourage different citizen groups to take part in decision-making processes using pervasive technology

·        Novel strategies to entice previously less interested citizens to become engaged (e.g. gamification, persuasive technologies)

·        Privacy and security issues in Pervasive Participation and approaches to overcome them

·        Integration of Pervasive Participation in traditional decision-making processes

·        Methodologies for evaluating novel pervasive forms of citizen e-participation or assessing their impact

·        Experiences from planning, conducting, and evaluating field trials and living labs in the fields of mobile and pervasive citizen e-participation

-------------------- Submission --------------------

Workshop candidates are invited to submit position papers up to 4 pages in the ACM ICPS format<http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template> by 25.08.2016 via e-mail to  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

The program committee will select participants based on the quality and relevance of their submitted position papers. We further welcome academics and practitioners interested in areas related to Pervasive Participation to take part in the workshop without submitting a paper.

-------------------- Important Dates --------------------

- Deadline for workshop papers:         09. September 2016

- Workshop paper notification:           12. Sept 2016

- Workshop:                             24. Oct 2016

-------------------- Organizing Committee --------------------

- Sarah-Kristin Thiel, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

- Peter Fröhlich, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

- Sampo Ruoppila, University of Turku

- Joachim Åström, Örebro University

- Matthias Baldauf, Vienna University of Technology

- Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg

- Florian Alt, University of Munich

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