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From: Christian Sturm <c.st...@arolis.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 4:00 AM
Subject: [TIER] CFP - CHI 2017 Symposium: HCI Across Borders
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Call for Proposals

HCI Across Borders

Symposium in Denver (CO, USA) at CHI 2017

6th-7th May, 2017

About the Workshop

The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community at CHI is increasingly
embracing research being performed on topics and in regions that have
been understudied in the past. To promote these efforts, the
Development Consortium Workshop titled HCI Across Borders was held at
CHI 2016 in San Jose. With support from SIGCHI and in collaboration
with Facebook and Google, it was attended by 70+ researchers from 20
countries across the globe, with some of these countries being
represented at CHI for the first time. The goal of this Consortium was
to build community and invite collaborations across borders on themes
of interest to the participants – those actively involved in
international HCI projects, with most of them conducting research in
understudied areas and with underrepresented individuals and
communities across the world.

This year marks another milestone as this event has grown to be a CHI
Symposium. Our goal is to build on the efforts from the Development
Consortium at CHI 2016 and to grow the community working in the area
of HCI Across Borders (HCIxB), by providing an opportunity for
interested researchers to come together as a community, improve the
visibility of their work, and to bring greater awareness to the
challenges that plague international research, particularly research
that takes place in resource-constrained settings, to the larger HCI


We solicit participation from HCI researchers and practitioners across
the globe who work with underserved, underrepresented, and/or
under-resourced communities. We particularly invite participants who
are keen to explore collaborations across borders. “Borders”, in this
context, include geographic boundaries, but also boundaries of other
kinds, such as disciplines, methodologies, ideologies, and more.
Research areas of focus can be diverse, including but not limited to
learning, global health, crisis informatics, civic engagement, mobile
banking, etc.

While this is no exhaustive list, examples of topics/themes of
submission might include:

·  Leveraging participatory design and co-design approaches

·  Factoring cultural sensitivities in the design of new technologies
and/or HCI methods

·  Designing to accommodate power differentials in communities

·  Devising innovative techniques for engaging new technology users

·  Designing for sustainability

·  Studying the intersection of HCI and the UN’s Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)

·  And more!

These are examples of projects that our Symposium might include, as
the Consortium did last year:

·  Emotional Wellbeing: Technology for Mental Health in Developing Countries

·  HCI, Forced Migration & Refugees: Collaborations across Borders and Fields

·  ICT Intervention for Agricultural Development: Exploring Prospects
for Pakistani Farmers

·  Cuba Intercambio: Cultural and Information Exchange for Cuba

·  Online Learning Across Diverse Low-Resource Indian Contexts

·  Cognitive Modeling for Illiteracy Eradication

·  Mobile Technology-Based Supports for Prenatal Care Among the Ngäbe in Panama


Please submit a proposal (3-5 pages in the CHI Extended Abstracts
format) starting now and before April 15th, 2017. You will receive a
decision within 15 days of your submission so you can plan your
registration and travels accordingly.

All submissions will be reviewed by the organizers and a program
committee. They will be selected in accordance with their potential to
contribute to the Symposium and to foster discussion. Accepted
submissions will be available on our website before the conference.
Authors of accepted submissions will also be invited to present
posters of their proposals at CHI (although not mandatory).

Please submit your PDFs at https://hcixb17.hotcrp.com/. Please note
that we will accept contributions until the number of available
attendees is reached, which may be before the ultimate deadline.


We are working on obtaining funding to pay travel expenses (or at
least a portion thereof) for attendees in need. Please note that CHI
guidelines require at least one author of each accepted submission to
attend and be registered for the Symposium.


Neha Kumar, Georgia Tech (USA)

Susan Dray, Dray & Associates (USA)

Christian Sturm, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Nithya Sambasivan, Google (USA)

Laura S. Gaytan-Lugo, University of Colima (Mexico)

Leonel Morales, Francisco Marroquin University (Guatemala)

Negin Dahya, University of Washington (USA)

Nova Ahmed, North South University (Bangladesh)


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