Call for Participation

Self-reflection is a critical medium for studying behavior as it allows for both short-and-longer term awareness of processes that influence our everyday decision-making. Self-reflection tools can bring new insights both in our everyday lives and in the field of HCI (e.g. through the facilitation of mobile interfaces for aiding memory, connection-making and creativity). Self-awareness is central in sustainability for promoting well-being, either via constructing and de-constructing feedback about individual behaviour or via the design of appropriate media for facilitating self-awareness. Sustainability is a global issue with direct implications in peoples’ everyday lives. Examples include issues around environmental, social, personal and infrastructural sustainability. Self reflection tools and sustainability are at the core of CHI as new interactive socio-cognitive environments are being introduced to facilitate and augment self-awareness. Despite the fact that sustainability is a well-established concept at CHI, it is not at MobileHCI.

We invite you to submit a 2-4 page position paper engaging into a critical discussion on how sustainability matters in their practices, the role of self reflection, and any examples of real-life case studies. Participants will be selected based on the quality of the submission and coverage of the above asked points within their submitted 2-4 page position paper (extended abstracts format).

** At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop. All participants must register for the workshop and for at least one day of the conference. **

Key Dates
Submissions Due: 22ndMay, 2015
Notification of Accepted Papers: 12th June, 2015
Final Paper Submission: 22nd June, 2015
Workshop: 24th August, 2015

For conference information, please refer to the MobileHCI website.

Please email your submission in PDF format to Genovefa Kefalidou (Genovefa.Kefalidou@nottingham.ac.uk) by May 22nd, 2015.