Call for Participation

CHI2004 Workshop Human-Computer-Human Interaction Patterns
on the human role in HCI Patterns


"Patterns" were defined and named by architect Christopher Alexander in
1977. They espouse an approach to design – codified in the patterns ---
focusing on interactions between physical forms and personal and social

At the CHI 2004 workshop, we elicit patterns describing
human–computer–human interaction. Areas of interest include
collaborative workspaces and intelligent environments, multi-player
games, collaborative web-sites, interaction among mobile users,
collaborative learning, and peer-to-peer applications. The role of
patterns in these areas should focus on users. As with Alexandrian
patterns, patterns of interest should shift emphasis from developers to
end users and from computer system internals to usage and interaction.


To participate, submit one or more patterns before January 12th. The
patterns will then be assigned a shepherd, an experienced pattern
author, who will collaborate with you to improve your pattern before the
workshop. Submitting earlier will give you more shepherding time. At
CHI2004, we will discuss patterns in writer's workshops, and explore the
patterns contexts to create a coherent pattern language. Finally, we
will look into applying PLML, the Pattern Language Markup Language (a
product of the CHI2003 Patterns Workshop) to the discussed patterns.

Important Dates

January 12, 2004: Submission of Patterns
January 23, 2004: Latest Assignment of Shepherds -- Shepherding starts
February 23, 2004: Acceptance Notification
April 5, 2004: End of the Shepherding Process
April 16, 2004: Upload of the Final Version to the Workshop's Web Site
April 25-26, 2004: Workshop in Vienna


Please send all patterns to [log in to unmask]

More information can be found on the workshop's web site at:


Till Schuemmer, FernUniversitaet in Hagen, Germany,
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Jan Borchers, RWTH Aachen, Germany, [log in to unmask]
John C. Thomas, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA, [log in to unmask]
Uwe Zdun, Vienna Univ. of Economics, Austria, [log in to unmask]

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On behalf of all organizers,

Till Schuemmer
FernUniversitaet in Hagen
Distributed Systems Department
Computer Science VI
Hagen, Germany