CHI’19: With an Eye to the Future

Call for Participation (CfP): CHI 2019 Workshop on HCI Research and Practice in the Arab World
When:  Saturday, 4 May 2019, 08.00-14.00
Where:  CHI’19, Glasgow, UK | Room: Alsh 2

This part-day workshop will be organised as part of the ACM CHI 2019 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, held in Glasgow, UK between 4 and 9 May 2019.

Important Dates:

  • Early Submission Deadline: 15 January 2019
  • Early Notification: 31 January 2019
  • Final Submission Deadline: 12 February 2019
  • Final Notification: 1 March 2019
  • Reviews Released: 15 March 2019
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: 30 March 2019
ArabHCI is an initiative inaugurated in CHI17 SIG Meeting that brought together HCI researchers/practitioners from the Arab World with those who are conducting/interested in research in this context. The goal was to start a community that explores challenges and unique opportunities for future research in Arab countries and with Arab participants. This ArabHCI workshop aims at draw a roadmap for future HCI research and practice in the Arab world. With Arab and non-Arab researchers and practitioners, we are looking forward to deepening and expanding the discussion on current research trends in the region and envisioning future agenda by reflecting on existing practices and synthesising published research.
We invite researchers, practitioners, and students to envision an agenda for the future reflecting on their own practice and research. The workshop will result in developing a research and/or practice agenda specific to the Arab world. Submitted position papers must not exceed four pages in the CHI Extended Abstract Format including references. The submissions should be sent in PDF format to ( Position papers will be selected based on the contribution to the workshop theme, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussions. Upon acceptance, at least one of the authors must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference.
Workshop Abstract: Download
Workshop Proceedings: Download
Workshop Programme:
08:00 – 08:15      Opening and ice-breaker
08:15 – 08:30      Introductions of participants using trading cards
08:30 – 09:00     Keynote by Bryan Semaan from Syracuse University
09:00 – 09:30     Themes introduction and selected position papers oral presentations
09:30 – 10:15       Group activity 1: thematic round table discussions
10:15 – 10:30        Group activity debrief from each table
10:30 – 11:00        Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00        Group activity 2: Drafting future agendas and action plans
12:00 – 12:15        Coffee Break
12:15 – 13:00        Group activity presentation on their proposed agendas
13:00 – 13:15        Closing
Bryan Semaan from Syracuse University
Talk topic: Designing for High Context: Moving Beyond Technological Imperialism
Ebtisam Alabdulqader – Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK; CCIS, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Shaimaa Lazem – Informatics Research Institute, SRTA-city, Egypt
Soud Nassir – IDHuP, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Mennatallah Saleh – Hamm-lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Sarah Armoush – Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK
Susan Dray – Dray Associates, USA

Post-Event & Photo Gallery:
ArabHCI Workshop at CHI 2019 was attended by 27 Arab and non-Arab participants. The workshop themes and the discussion outcomes summarised in this poster.

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