Call for Workshop Proposal
We invite you to submit proposals for workshops at IndiaHCI 2020. Workshops give an opportunity of bringing together design researchers and design practitioners in academia, public sector, business and industry for a focused and interactive discussion. The theme for this year’s edition is “Emerging Trends in Technology Design”, where the focus would be on several aspects of technology design within the larger context of innovation in emerging markets and diverse end-users. This year the workshops will be conducted online because of the prevailing global circumstances. The exact modalities of the online conference will be communicated in due course.
What is expected in a Workshop
Workshops are interactive sessions where participants collaborate and work on a common topic. Unlike courses, workshops enable both organizer(s) and participants to contribute. 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 work.
Preparing and Submitting for workshop
A workshop submission must be prepared according to the Conference Extended Abstract Format. It must be submitted via the PCS Submission System as a single PDF file. The proposal must be no more than 4 pages (including references) and have the following structure:
- Background: Provide a strong rationale for the workshop, describe the issues to be addressed, and state concrete goals for the workshop.
- Organizers: Present the organizers’ backgrounds, including the main contact person
- Website: Provide details of the planned website, including the URL.
- Call for Participation: Provide a 250-word Call for Participation that will be posted on the conference site to recruit participants for your workshop. This should appear at the end of your Extended Abstract, and should include the following:
- The format and goals of the workshop
- The participant selection criteria.
- A link to the workshop website.
- Examples of workshop proposal: Some example workshops from previous years include: Cross-Surface: Challenges and Opportunities for ‘bring your own device’ in the wild; Bridging the Gap between Privacy by Design and Privacy in Practice; NatureCHI: Unobtrusive User Experiences with Technology in Nature; Touch, Taste & Smell User Interfaces: The Future of Multisensory HCI; Ethical Encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings.
- Online Submission: Easychair
- Template: Conference Extended Abstract Format using MS Word Template or Latex Template or Overleaf Template.
Conference Extended Abstract Format (no more than 4 pages), including: Background, Organizers, Link to Website, Pre-Workshop Plans, Workshop Structure, Post-Workshop Plans, 250-word Call for Participation, References.
All submissions will go through a curation process. The submissions will be judged on the clarity of the proposal and relevance of the topic with the conference theme.