Ethics in Large Scale Trials & User Generated Content

CFP ETHICS, LOGS and VIDEOTAPE: Ethics in Large Scale Trials & User Generated Content
CHI 2011 Workshop
May 7th 2011, Vancouver
(Submission Deadline: January 28th 2011)
We invite position papers for the CHI 2011 Workshop “ETHICS, LOGS and VIDEOTAPE: Ethics in Large Scale Trials & User Generated Content.” This one-day workshop will offer a forum for discussion of the ethical considerations involved when conducting HCI research on a large scale. This might involve the use of applications distributed to the public through routes such as ‘app stores’, collection and analysis of log data and how this compares to the study of user generated content such as YouTube video. The workshop will facilitate discussions aiming towards the development of an initial set of guidelines for researchers working in these areas and will include brief individual presentations, breakout group discussions, and full group discussion of results. Researchers from both industry and academia with an interest in the ethics of running HCI user trials, analysis of log data or analysis of user generated & published content are invited to submit a position paper of not more than 4 pages in the CHI extended abstract format ( by January 14th.

Sample topics include:
• Discussion on the ethical challenges of large scale, ubiquitous technology trials
• Experiences with the ethical challenges of running human trials including:
• working with Ethic Review Boards
• backlashes from users or the media • gaining informed consent in apps
• Collecting data from large scale research: what (not) to log, record and use
• The application of ethical guidelines from other disciplines where do clinical, psychological or Internet survey guidelines fall short?
• Cultural or institutional differences in the responsibilities of researchers involved in human trials.
• The repurposing of user generated data (published such as blogs, social networking or shared video) for research.

Please see the extended abstract for more information ( Participants will be selected on the basis of the originality of their position paper, and contribution to the workshop goals. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and for one day of the conference itself.

Matthew Chalmers, Donald McMillan, Alistair Morrison: University of Glasgow Henriette Cramer, Mattias Rost: Mobile Life Centre / SICS Wendy Mackay: In Situ, INRIA

All queries and submissions:


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