HCI for Peace

CHI 2012 Workshop
HCI for Peace: Preventing, De-escalating, and Recovering from Conflict
May 5, 2012
Austin, Texas

Submission deadline: February 4, 2012
Acceptance notification: February 10, 2012
contact: juanpablo-hourcade@uiowa.edu

Research experience in this topic is not necessary. We are looking for
participants with strong interests, novel ideas, and a willingness to
participate in open-minded discussions.

This one-day workshop at CHI 2012 will be an opportunity to discuss issues
and challenges related to HCI research on preventing, de-escalating and
recovering from conflict. We welcome participation from those who have
conducted research in this area, as well as from those with strong
interests and ideas for future research including the use of technologies,
methods and approaches, the role of policies and practices, and the most
appropriate situations in which HCI may play a positive role.
The workshop will provide all participants an opportunity to present their
work and ideas. From these presentations, participants will select
emerging themes to discuss. There will also be time to plan for future
collaborations, including the publication of workshop outcomes.

Position statements should be in SIGCHI Extended Abstract Format, must not
exceed three pages, should be emailed as a PDF file to
juanpablo-hourcade@uiowa.edu and should answer the following questions:
-Why do you want to participate?
-What can you contribute?
-What do you want to get out of the workshop?

At least one author of each accepted position statement must attend the
workshop and all participants must register for the workshop and for at
least one day of the conference.

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