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Participate in Workshops

Workshops have now been selected for 2012. Consult the workshop listing in making your choices. Brief workshop details are also given below.

This page contains details of Workshops for participants. The original submission information for organizers can be found at Contribute Workshops.

A schedule of all due dates can be found on the Submissions page.

Quick Facts

  • Submission: 9th January, but each workshops may chose an earlier or later date so please check individual workshops for their submission due dates (links below).
  • Notification: No later than 10th February, but workshops may notify participants earlier.

At least one author of any accepted position paper will need to attend the workshop. ANY author attending the workshop will need to register for both the workshop and at least one day of the conference. Please verify with your Workshop Organizers how many authors per submission can attend.

Message from the Workshops Chairs

Workshops are a chance for members of a community with common interests to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. Please consider attending a workshop, and take part in this opportunity to move a new field forward and build community. Please see the full list of offered Workshops below, and find more information on each listed Workshop’s website. Each workshop should generate ideas that will give the HCI community a new, organized way of thinking about the topic or that suggest promising directions for future research. Some workshops have resulted in edited books or special issues of journals. Others have created communities that spawned new, more specialized conferences.

Workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th, 2012. A workshop may be one or two days in length. Workshops are scheduled for six working hours per day (starting at approximately 9:00 am and ending at approximately 6:00 pm), with a mid-morning break, a lunch break, and a mid-afternoon break. Workshops typically have 15 to 20 participants. 

Focused interaction among participants is important, so participants must have informed positions based on prior experience. If you are interested in being a workshop participant, you must submit a position paper to the organizers of that workshop. Position papers are reviewed by the workshop organizers using their own criteria, and the organizers decide on the final list of participants. Workshops are only open to people who have had their position paper accepted by the workshop organizers. If you are an accepted workshop participant, you will be provided with a registration code by your workshop organizers.

All workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference. The reason for this policy is that workshops are supposed to be a part of the CHI conference, not separate events that happen to be in the same location at the same time. 

Helena Mentis, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Ido Guy, IBM Haifa, Israel 

Two-Day Workshops, Saturday 5-6 May 2012

W1: Game User Research


  • Magy Seif El-Nasr, Northeastern University
  • Heather Desurvire, Behavioristics, Inc.
  • Lennart Nacke, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Anders Drachen, Aalborg University
  • Katherine Isbister, NYU-Poly
  • Regina Bernhaupt, IRIT, University Paul Sabatier

W2: Managing User Experience Teams:  Lessons from Case Studies, and Establishing Best Practices


  • Janice Rohn, Experian
  • Dennis Wixon, Microsoft

W3: CrowdCamp: Rapidly Iterating Ideas Related to Collective Intelligence & Crowdsourcing


  • Paul André, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Michael Bernstein, MIT CSAIL
  • Mira Dontcheva, Adobe Advanced Technology Labs
  • Elizabeth Gerber, Northwestern University
  • Niki Kittur, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

W4: Activity Context Representation: Techniques and Languages

** This workshop has been cancelled **


  • Vikas Agrawal, Infosys Limited
  • Lokendra Shastri, Infosys Limited
  • Bo Begole, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
  • Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

W5: Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technology


  • Edward Tse, SMART Technologies
  • Lynn Marentette, Union County Public Schools
  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Cornell University
  • Alexander Thayer, University of Washington
  • Jochen Huber, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Max Mühlhäuser, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Si Jung Kim, University of Central Florida
  • Quincy Brown, Bowie State University

One-Day Workshops Saturday, 5 May 2012

W6: The 3rd Dimension of CHI (3DCHI): Touching and Designing 3D User Interfaces


  • Hrvoje Benko, Microsoft Research
  • Antonio Krüger, DFKI Saarbrücken
  • Daniel Keefe, University of Minnesota
  • Jean-Baptiste de la Rivière, Immersion SAS
  • Frank Steinicke, University of Würzburg
  • Ken Anderson, Intel Labs
  • Jonna Häkkilä, Nokia Research Center
  • Leena Arhippainen, Center for Internet Excellence
  • Minna Pakanen, Center for Internet Excellence

W7: Emerging Technologies for Healthcare and Aging


  • Tracy Mitzner, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Marita O'Brien, University of Alabama-Huntsville
  • Wendy Rogers, Georgia Institute of Technology

W8: HCI for Peace: Preventing, De-Escalating and Recovering from Conflict


  • Juan Pablo Hourcade, University of Iowa
  • Natasha Bullock-Rest, Brown University
  • Janet Davis, Grinnell College
  • Lahiru Jayatilaka, Stanford University
  • Neema Moraveji, Stanford University
  • Lisa Nathan, University of British Columbia
  • Panayiotis Zaphiris, Cyprus University of Technology

W9: A Contextualised Curriculum for HCI


  • Sally Fincher, University of Kent
  • Paul Cairns, University of York
  • Alan Blackwell, University of Cambridge

W10: Defamiliarization in Innovation and Usability


  • Charline Poirier, Canonical
  • Calum Pringle, Canonical

W11: Visual Thinking & Digital Imagery


  • Eli Blevis, Indiana University
  • Elizabeth Churchill, Yahoo! Research
  • William Odom, Carnegie Mellon University
  • James Pierce, Carnegie Mellon University
  • David Roedl, Indiana University
  • Ron Wakkary, Simon Fraser University

W12: Distributed User Interfaces: Collaboration and Usability


  • Ricardo Tesoriero, University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • María Lozano, University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Jean Vanderdonckt, Louvain School of Management
  • José A. Gallud, University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Víctor M. R. Penichet, University of Castilla-La Mancha

W13: Bridging Clinical and Non-clinical Health Practices: Opportunities and Challenges


  • Yunan Chen, University of California Irvine
  • Charlotte Tang, University of British Columbia
  • Karen Cheng, University of California, Irvine
  • Sun Young Park, University of California, Irvine

W14: Theories, Methods and Case Studies of Longitudinal HCI Research


  • Evangelos Karapanos, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
  • Jhilmil Jain, Google
  • Marc Hassenzahl, Folkwang University of Arts

W15: I Just Love this Product! Looking into Wow Products, from Analysis to Heuristics


  • Jettie Hoonhout, Philips Research Europe
  • Bernt Meerbeek, Philips Research
  • Elizabeth Buie, Luminanze Consulting, LLC

W16: Methods to Account for Values in Human-Centered Computing


  • Christian Detweiler, Delft University of Technology
  • Alina Pommeranz, Delft University of Technology
  • Luke Stark, New York University

W17: Technology for Today's Family


  • Jerry Fails, Montclair State University
  • Mona Leigh Guha, University of Maryland
  • Michael Horn, Northwestern University
  • Sara Isola, Montclair State University

W18: Ar-CHI-tecture: Architecture and Interaction


  • Nicholas Dalton, Open University
  • Keith Green, Clemson University
  • Paul Marshall, University of Warwick
  • Ruth Dalton, Northumbria University
  • Christoph Hoelscher, University of Freiburg
  • Anijo Mathew, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Tasos Varoudis, University College London

W19: Designing and Evaluating Text Entry Methods


  • Per Ola Kristensson, University of St Andrews
  • James Clawson, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde
  • Poika Isokoski, University of Tampere
  • Brian Roark, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Keith Vertanen, Montana Tech of The University of Montana
  • Annalu Waller, University of Dundee
  • Jacob Wobbrock, University of Washington

W33: Qualitative Research in HCI

** This workshop has been moved from Sunday to Saturday **


  • Jennifer Rode, Drexel University
  • Mark Blythe, Northumbria University
  • Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine 

One-Day Workshops Sunday, 6 May 2012

W20: Theories behind UX Research and How They Are Used in Practice


  • Marianna Obrist, Newcastle University
  • Virpi Roto, Aalto University
  • Effie Lai-Chong Law, University of Leicester
  • Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Tampere University of Technology
  • Arnold Vermeeren, Delft University of Technology
  • Elizabeth Buie, Luminanze Consulting, LLC

W21: End-user Interactions with Intelligent and Autonomous Systems


  • Simone Stumpf, City University London
  • Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University
  • Volkmar Pipek, University of Siegen
  • Weng-Keen Wong, Oregon State University

W22: Memento Mori: Technology Design for the End of Life


  • Michael Massimi, University of Toronto
  • Wendy Moncur, University of Dundee
  • William Odom, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Richard Banks, Microsoft Research
  • David Kirk, Newcastle University

W23: Identity, Performativity, and HCI


  • Gopinaath Kannabiran, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Ann Light, Northumbria University
  • Tuck Leong, Newcastle University

W24: Food and Interaction Design: Designing for Food in Everyday Life


  • Rob Comber, Newcastle University
  • Eva Ganglbauer, Vienna University of Technology
  • Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Queensland University of Technology
  • Jettie Hoonhout, Philips Research Europe
  • Yvonne Rogers, University College London
  • Kenton O'Hara, Microsoft Research
  • Julie Maitland, National Research Council of Canada

W25: Exploring HCI's Relationship with Liveness


  • Jonathan Hook, Newcastle University
  • Guy Schofield, Newcastle University
  • Robyn Taylor, University of Alberta
  • Tom Bartindale, Newcastle University
  • John McCarthy, University College Cork
  • Peter Wright, Newcastle University

W26: Interaction Design and Emotional Wellbeing


  • David Coyle, University of Bristol
  • Conor Linehan, University of Lincoln
  • Karen Tang, University of California, Irvine
  • Siân Lindley, Microsoft Research Cambridge

W27: NUIs for New Worlds: New Interaction Forms and Interfaces for Mobile Applications in Developing Countries


  • Kasper Jensen, Polytechnic of Namibia
  • Gary Marsden, University of Cape Town
  • Edward Cutrell, Microsoft Research India
  • Matt Jones, FIT Lab, Swansea University
  • Ann Morrison, Aalborg University

W28: Heritage Matters: Designing for Current and Future Values Through Digital and Social Technologies


  • Elisa Giaccardi, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Elizabeth Churchill, Yahoo! Research
  • Sophia Liu, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

W29: From Materials to Materiality: Connecting Practice and Theory in HCI


  • Daniela Rosner, UC Berkeley School of Information
  • Jean-François Blanchette, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Leah Buechley, MIT Media Lab
  • Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine
  • Melissa Mazmanian, University of California, Irvine

W30: Cool aX Continents, Cultures and Communities


  • Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire
  • Daniel Fitton, University of Central Lancashire
  • Linda Little, Northumbria University
  • Matthew Horton, University of Central Lancashire

W31: Simple, Sustainable Living


  • Maria Håkansson, Cornell University
  • Gilly Leshed, Cornell University
  • Eli Blevis, Indiana University
  • Lisa Nathan, University of British Columbia
  • Samuel Mann, Otago Polytechnic

W32: Personal Informatics in Practice: Improving Quality of Life Through Data


  • Ian Li, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Yevgeniy Medynskiy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jon Froehlich, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jakob Larsen, Technical University of Denmark