CfP: British HCI 2015 (position & full paper deadline 2nd March)

Dear colleagues, although not solely games-related, I would like to draw
your attention to the British HCI conference to be held in July in
Lincoln, UK. http://hci2015.bcs.org

Although HCI perhaps has a reputation as having a narrow perspective on
games research, we are trying hard to widen participation and attract a
broader academic audience. Inspired by DiGRA’s approach, for the first
time, we invite the submission of Position Papers to British HCI. This
stream is intended to provide authors with a route to speaking at the
conference without the requirement to write and submit a full,
conventional technical paper. We hope this stream will widen
participation in the conference to include people whose research broadly
concerns understanding and exploring the interaction with games and
other technology. This stream may be attractive to a wide range of
researchers, for example: those from related disciplines such as art,
humanities, and social sciences; those whose work is provocative or
critical, and does not fit easily within the format expected of a full
HCI paper; those who have recently published exciting work at
international conferences, and want to discuss that work with the
community, but would normally be barred from doing so by copyright

Both Full and Position Papers will be given equal time for oral
presentation in the main track of the conference. Position papers are
maximum 2 pages long in eWiC format. Submissions must be anonymised and
should follow the eWiC template. Paper presentation information and
LaTeX templates can also be found on the BCS site. Papers must be
submitted via EasyChair by 5:00 p.m GMT on Mar 2nd 2015. The site will
open for submissions at the beginning of January. Position papers will
be peer reviewed by an international programme committee and published
in the BCS e-WIC repository and in the ACM Digital Library.

We would love to see some genuinely challenging and provocative research
submitted to the “Position papers” stream of the conference, as well as
more traditional longer papers in the main track. In addition we invite
artists and creators to showcase work in a new curated “Interactions
Gallery” (http://hci2015.bcs.org/participation/interactions-gallery/) .
The conference will take place in Lincoln from 13th-17th July 2015. It
will provide a unique opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas between
theorists, scientists, developers and artists.

Ben Kirman

University of Lincoln


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