2 Workshops at CHI’20

We will co-organize two workshops at CHI 2020:

Motor Memory in HCI

CHI 2020 Workshop

The workshop focuses on how memory is tied to the sensorimotor system and embodied experiences of performing actions, a dynamic we refer to here as “motor memory.” Body movement can help us think and learn new information faster by establishing embodied representations of reality. This dynamic is also interpersonal – our own motor memory can shape how we perceive and remember others. When translated to the design of technological systems, this means that not only should we consider that we can learn and memorize motor activity (e.g. motor skills), but that we can also perform motor activity to learn and memorize new information (e.g. gesturing directions).

The workshop aims to shape our understanding of how and in what circumstances movements assist memory. Once understood, it probes the groups to think of how futuristic sensorimotor systems can be designed to augment motor memory.

To apply to the workshop, submit your responses to the questions in this google form: http://tiny.cc/jwpihz. The submission deadlines are February 11th, 2020. The responses will be reviewed by the workshop organizers. Accepted responses will be notified by February 28th, 2020 and the list of participants will be posted on the workshop webpage. Upon acceptance, all accepted participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

You can contact us on hello@motorhci.com if you have any questions, see also exertiongameslab.org/workshops-events/chi-2020-motor-memory.
Rakesh Patibanda, Exertion Games Lab, Melbourne, Australia
Nathan Semertzidis, Exertion Games Lab, Melbourne, Australia
Michaela Scary, Exertion Games Lab, Melbourne, Australia
Joseph La Delfa, Exertion Games Lab, Melbourne, Australia
Mehmet Aydin Baytas, Qualisys and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Anna Lisa Martin-Niedecken, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
Paul Strohmeier, Saarland University, Germany
Bruno Fruchard, Saarland University, Germany
Sang-won Leigh, Georgia Tech, USA
Elisa Mekler, Aalto University, Finland
Suranga Nanayakkara, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Josef Wiemeyer, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Nadia Berthouze, University College London, UK
Kai Kunze, Keio University, Japan
Thanassis Rikakis, Virgina Tech, USA
Josh Andres, Exertion Games Lab, Australia & IBM Research
Elise van den Hoven, UTS, Australia
Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, Exertion Games Lab, Monash University, Australia
Aisling Kelliher, Virgina Tech, USA
Kevin Warwick, Coventry University, UK
Steve Mann, University of Toronto, Canada

iHDI 2020: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human-Drone Interaction

Drones are becoming ubiquitous. Current applications include logistics, construction, security, emergencies, and photography. Emerging applications like exercise, companionship, and tangible user interfaces are active research topics within the CHI community.

Knowledge from a wealth of disciplines can inform new drone applications; and communication between different disciplines (design, engineering, social sciences, humanities…) is essential. To this end, the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human-Drone Interaction (iHDI 2020) aims to intertwine diverse perspectives, as a platform for researchers and practitioners who learn from each other.

We seek high quality contributions exploring HDI from a plethora of perspectives, including but not limited to: empirical research, engineering, design, theory, art, and opinions.

Examples for topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Novel HDI experiences
– Theoretical and philosophical arguments on concepts and contexts
– Transferring learnings between HDI and other HCI or extracurricular topics
– Policy and regulatory issues
– Accessible HDI
– Prototyping and development tools
– Ethnographic fieldwork with users, developers, and bystanders

The submission deadline is 11 February 2020. Authors are invited to submit position papers, up to 6 pages (including references) in the CHI Extended Abstracts format, at: easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ihdi2020

The proceedings will be stored on the open archive HAL, indexed by Google Scholar. A paper on workshop outcomes will be submitted to a relevant venue. Selected contributions will be considered for publication in a special issue of the THRI journal.At least one author must attend. Attendees must register for the workshop and at least one day of CHI 2020.

Workshop website: socialdrones.github.io/ihdi2020/ and exertiongameslab.org/workshops-events/chi-2020-drones

Mehmet Aydin Baytas, Qualisys and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Marcus Funk, Cerence, Germany
Sara Ljungblad, University of Gothenburg & Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jérémie Garcia, ENAC, France
Joseph La Delfa, Exertion Games Lab, Monash University, Australia
Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, Exertion Games Lab, Monash University, Australia