CfP: CHI2015 Workshop – Crossing Domains: Diverse Perspectives on Players

HCI involves diverse fields, all of which have differing approaches to players, experience, and the impacts of games on players. For example: User Research, Sociology, Psychology, Interaction Design, etc. This one-day workshop co-located with CHI 2015 (http://chi2015.acm.org/) in Seoul, South Korea, brings together researchers and practitioners from such interdisciplinary fields to critically discuss how diverse conceptions and treatments of players converge and differentiate within the broader community, across both academic and industry settings.

Full details at http://hcid.snu.ac.kr/chi15players/

The specific research objectives of the workshop are:

To document the current range of practices and ways in which players are addressed.
To critically evaluate the contributions and gaps in knowledge of these approaches.
Identify opportunities for knowledge sharing, and areas for new research and collaboration.

Topics of interest

The workshop invites contributions that relate to players, with topics including but not limited to the following:

Marginalised gaming cultures (e.g., children; elderly; accessibility etc.)
Players in new and emerging markets (e.g., console release in China; casual, mobile players; etc.)
Theoretical models (e.g., of motivations; preferences; behaviour; learning; etc.)
Case studies (e.g., ethnography; industry practice; longitudinal studies; etc.)
Methods and tools (e.g., survey; user testing; metrics; physiology; etc.)
Submissions should present clearly identifiable problem statements, methodologies, outcomes and approaches to understanding players.

Submission Procedure

Participants are invited to submit a 4-page position paper by 5 Jan, 2015 (in the CHI extended abstracts format, http://chi2014.acm.org/authors/format#extendedformat) describing work falling within the topics of the workshop, OR abstract and slides/video (only recommended for industry participants).
Submissions may describe ongoing work, recent results, or opinions and approaches related to the workshop topic. A short biography of the author(s) attending should be included (100-150 words). Submissions will be reviewed and the organizing committee will select participants according to relevance, quality of results, research diversity, and likelihood for stimulating and contributing to the discussion.
If accepted, at least one author must register for the workshop and for one or more days of the conference.
Further information is available on the CHI 2015 Attendance page, http://chi2015.acm.org/attending/
Papers will also be compiled on the workshop website (http://hcid.snu.ac.kr/chi15players/).

Submission Link: http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chi15players

Important Dates

January 5, 2015: Submissions deadline
February 5, 2015: Acceptance notification
April 19, 2015: Workshop

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