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Workshop 03-C.HCI&ID

4th Archival Papers Track on
Collaboration:  Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design
(C.HCI&ID 2014)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: January 30, 2014

Special Theme: Collaboration for Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change
General Theme: Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design Connected to Collaboration Technologies and Systems

Submissions may be for full papers (8 pages), short papers (4-5 pages), poster papers, or posters


The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014) is targeted “to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaboration enterprises, their modeling and simulation, design and use, applications, and their impact.”

The 2014 Workshop on Collaboration: Human-Centered Issues &  Interactivity Design (C.HCI&ID 2014) focuses specifically on the human-centered issues connected to collaboration technologies and system. We are especially interested in the contexts of how human-computer interaction (HCI) and interactivity design are implicated in collaboration. The human-centered issues include the social implications of technologies and systems for collaboration, the sustainability implications, ethics, privacy, diversity and social inclusion, health, and other concerns at the nexus of human collaboration needs and practices and the mediation of collaborations by technologies and systems. 

This Workshop on Collaboration:  Human-Centered Issues &  Interactivity Design (C.HCI&ID 2014) will be held as part of the 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014).  We anticipate and especially invite papers from a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds.  Special emphasis in the reviewing will be given to allow for transdisciplinarity in the contributions with wide tolerance and acceptance of the differences between specific disciplinary mores of methods and domains of expertise. Contributions may take the form of original research reporting, essays and interpretations, conceptual design studies, design case studies, experience studies, and other forms.  Regardless of contribution form, accepted papers will be archived in the IEEE library (to be confirmed) and are expected to be of archival scholarly quality. 

Special Theme
This year the track has a special theme: Collaboration for Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change. Papers relating to this special theme are particularly encouraged.

In addition to the special theme, C.HCI&ID topics include, but are not limited to, the following concerns related to Human-Centered Issues and Interactivity Design in the context of Technology-mediated Collaborations:
  • Interactivity Design in Collaboration
  • Collaborations in the Context of Social Networking Systems
  • Social Benefits and Problems of Technology-mediated Collaborations
  • Bridging of Collocation and Distance in Collaborations
  • Values and Values-sensitive Design in and for Collaborations
  • Privacy & Security in Collaborations
  • Cognitive Models of Collaborations
  • Collaborative Decision Making
  • Gesture in Collaborations
  • Interaction Criticism in the context of Collaborations
  • Ethnography in the context of Collaborations
  • Altruism
  • Interfaces and Multimodality in Collaborations
  • Usability Issues of Collaboration Technologies
  • Implications of Mixed Physical and Digital Collaborations
  • Implications of Collaboration Technologies for Sustainability & Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Ethics of Collaboration Technologies
  • Culture in the context of Collaborations
  • Diversity & Social Inclusion in the context of Collaborations
  • Human-centered Design and Humanity-centered Design in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Emotion in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Design Theory in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Feminist HCI in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Globalization in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Health Implications and Applications of Collaboration Technologies
  • Mobility Issues of Collaboration Technologies
  • General Contexts Collaboration Technologies


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to human-centered issues and interactivity design implicated in collaboration.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages—although submissions of 4-5 pages are welcomed (short papers)—using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged additional fee.  Poster papers and poster (please refer to http://cts2014.cisedu.info/home/posters  for the submission details)  will also be accepted.  Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the Workshop using the following link  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chciid2014.    If the submission is for a short paper, a poster paper, or a poster, please indicate that on the manuscript as well. 

Only PDF files will be accepted.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, contributions, relevance, technical clarity and presentation.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the Workshop. 

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.  Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2014 Conference web site.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers. 

Extended Paper Submissions: -------------------------- January 30, 2014
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------  February 17, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: --------  March 07, 2014
Conference Dates: --------------------------------------- May 19 - 23, 2014

       Samuel Mann                                                      

   Department of Information Technology
   Otago Polytechnic,  Te Kura Matatini Kki Otago, New Zealand
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International Program Committee*: 
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2014.  
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   (* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL:  http://cts2014.cisedu.info/home  or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.