Call for Participation

The HCI Outdoors workshop seeks to build community and develop an agenda for better understanding Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in the outdoor recreation setting. We welcome researchers and practitioners who have experience with HCI in the context of the outdoors. Relevant past work might include applications related to outdoor recreational activities as well as artistic or design work related to interactive computing in the outdoors.

To apply for the workshop, submit a 4 page (not including bibliography) position paper in CHI EA format. Position papers should be submitted via easychair and include the following items:

  1. a description of the author’s past work and plans for future work related to HCI outdoors along with bibliographic references to published work and
  2. a statement of the author’s position on HCI in the outdoors.

Authors might consider including a hypothetical scenario which clarifies their position. Position papers will be discussed at the workshop but will not be published after the workshop.

Position papers will be reviewed by the workshop organizers. Upon acceptance, at least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop. All participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

Planned workshop activities include position presentations, group work, planning for future meetings and a round table discussion of a long-term agenda for HCI outdoors. After the workshop, attendees will collaborate to complete a report and annotated bibliography to be hosted at the workshop webpage.