CfP: HWID'06 Update

2 Dec 2005 - 1:59pm
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Lada Gorlenko

I apologise for cross-posting, but I want to bring this announcement
to the attention of Europeans in particular, since the conference is
in Portugal and offers a very generous package for its price.

I've also spotted that at least one of the organisers is a member of
our community, which made me feel almost jealous that the announcement
wasn't posted here originally. Please feel free to publicise
IxD-related events in our community. Also, I would like to encourage
those who help organising the events to acknowledge their event role
(e.g., Chair, Committee Member, etc.). This is a very good way for us
to learn where our community members get involved. IxDA as an
organisation may even be interested in partnering or offering some
coverage at certain events.

I fully rely on the common sense of the community in using my plea
wisely and am pretty sure that this won't result in the list being
bombarded by bold self-promoting messages.



The First IFIP TC 13.6 WG HWID 2006 (Human Work Interaction Design)
Designing for Human Work

- Madeira, Portugal, February 13-14, 2006

Dave Woods, Cognitive Systems Engineering Laboratory, Ohio, USA
Annelise Mark Pejtersen, Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark

The aim of the HWID conference is to improve the participants’
skills and theoretical insights in synthesizing work analysis and
design sketching, with a particular focus on how to read design
sketches within different approaches. An example is how to move from
task analysis to operational concepts to 4D representation designs.

This working conference features an innovative, highly interactive
in which researchers, designers and analysts will confront concrete
problems taken from complex work domains and will have the unique
opportunity to share their own design problems and solutions to the
A preliminary conference program can be found at

Following the conference, participants will be invited to submit
their papers
to an open call for a Special Issue in a journal such as the Journal
of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making.

Submitted papers would lead to points of discussions that depending
on the
papers, may raise questions such as:
- specific designs that need context, e.g. the iPod;
- designers will design for their own persona, if you don’t give
them another;
- how to focus not only on functional requirements but also include
the design
- how do we represent work place policies in the design, i.e.
include analysis of management, cross-organizational processes.
We will address how different approaches address both work analysis and
design ideas based on work analysis

To successfully practice Human Work Interaction Design requires a high
level of personal skill, which the conference aims at by confronting
designers and work analysts and those whose research is both analysis
and design, who at the conference will be asked to collaborate in
small groups about analysis and solutions to a common design problem.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers about design sketches - for
interfaces, for
organizations of work etc - that they themselves have worked on. At
the conference, they will be asked to present the lessons they have
learnt from the design and evaluation process, citing reasons for why
the designs worked or why they did not work, and therefore present
their position.

To participate requires the submission of a paper that could contain
the following parts:
- sketch(es) of interaction design based on an empirical analysis
of human life and work contexts;
- the analysis and sketching approaches and the ways to read
the sketches;
- theoretically based reflections on how to critically read the design
Due to these requirements the paper will be allowed to reach a maximum
of 8000 words. Papers should be formatted according to Springer-
Verlag’s LNCS
instructions for authors:

Important dates:
January 2 Deadline for submission of papers
January 6 Notification of acceptance
January 13 Deadline for registration
February 13-14 HWID’06 Conference

Registration fee is 490 euro, which includes
- conference fee
- 5-star conference hotel (single room) three nights with arrival
Sunday 12th
and departure Wednesday 14th. A discount of 120 euro will be
given if you share the hotel room with another person (double room).
- 2 lunches and drinks
- Hotel-Airport transfers
- Proceedings

For details about flights, extra nights etc. contact Ms. Cristina Sousa
(cristina.sousa at instead of the conference hotel
Crowne Plaza directly, since
participants will get a special package fee and there will be enough
rooms for participants.
Madeira's International Airport has many regular daily direct flights
to Lisbon and direct flights to London, Frankfurt, Hamburg and many
other major European cities. There are many charter flights available
all year round, especially from Nordic European countries, England and

HWID will take place in Funchal, Portugal, during 13-14 Feb. 2006.
Funchal is the capital of the Island of Madeira, Portugal.
Captain Cook, visiting Madeira in 1768, remarked that the island "was
the recipient of nature's most liberal gifts", a description which
might equally be applied to it today. A green, subtropical paradise
of volcanic origin, its soils are formed from lava and ash, and
blessed with an equable daytime temperature that varies only a few
degrees year round, Madeira is a year round delight. Funchal is the
only town of any size on the island. Its historic core overlooks a
deep natural harbor and boasts fine government buildings and stately
18th-century houses with shady courtyards and decorative iron
balconies. A wide variety of interesting excursions highlight these
beautiful colonial houses, the island's dramatic scenic contrasts and
colorful tropical gardens.

Organizing committee
Pedro Campos, University of Madeira, Portugal
Torkil Clemmensen, Dept. of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School,
Rikke Orngreen, Dept. of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School,
Annelise Mark Pejtersen, TC 13 chair, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark
William Wong, University of Middlesex, UK

Pedro Campos, pcampos at
Torkil Clemmensen, torkil.clemmensen at

About WG 13.6:

The aims of the IFIP WG 13.6 working group are:
-To encourage empirical studies and conceptualizations of the
interaction among humans, their variegated social contexts and the
technology they use both within and across these contexts.
-Promote the use of knowledge, concepts, methods and techniques that
enables user studies to procure a better apprehension of the complex
interplay between individual, social and organizational contexts and
thereby a better understanding of how and why people work in the ways
they do.
-Promote a better understanding of the relationship between work-domain
based empirical studies and iterative design of prototypes and new
-Establish a network of researchers, practitioners and
domain/subject matter experts working within this field.
Thus on an overall level the working group aims at
establishing relationships between extensive empirical work-domain
studies and HCI design.
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