2nd Call for Papers:
HWID2015 working conference on “Interaction Design for Pervasive and
Venue: University of West London, Brentford Site, Boston Manor Road, TW8
9GA, United Kingdom
Wednesday and Thursday, 25th – 26th of June 2015, in London, United Kingdom
Deadline for submissions: 1st of February 2015.
Theme, Scope and Focus:
The HUMAN WORK INTERACTION DESIGN 2015 (HWID 2015) working conference
focuses on the integration of work analysis and interaction design
methods for pervasive and smart workplaces.
Pervasive and smart technologies have pushed work-place configuration
beyond linear logic and physical boundaries. As a result, workers’
experience of and access to technology is increasingly pervasive, and
their agency constantly reconfigured. While this in certain areas of
work is not new (e.g., technology mediation and decision support in air
traffic control), more recent developments in other domains such as
healthcare (e.g., Augmented Reality in Computer Aided Surgery) have
raised challenging issues for HCI researchers and practitioners. The
question now is: how to improve the quality of workers’ experience and
This working conference focuses on answering this question to support
professionals, academia, national labs, and industry engaged in human
work analysis and interaction design for the workplace. Conversely,
tools, procedures, and professional competences for designing
human-centered technologies for pervasive and smart workplaces will be
We are looking for submissions that provide the HCI field with sound
tools, procedures, and professional competencies for designing
human-centered technologies for pervasive and smart workplaces.
Submissions will include, but are not limited to, one or more of the
- Learning from participants’ experiences in different work domains when
applying work analysis to support the interaction design of pervasive
and smart workplaces;
- Exploring how work analysis and interaction design have evolved, have
to evolve, and can be made to co-evolve in order to support workers in
pervasive and smart workplaces;
- Identify novel ideas, principles, and techniques for how interaction
design for pervasive and smart workplaces can ensure high quality
usability and user experience for workers;
- Addressing the sociotechnical gap in work analysis and interaction
design, specifically the little understood gap between social
requirements and technical designs.
- Designing simple interactions for complex work domains. How humans can
manage the workers’ user experiences in pervasive and smart workplaces.
These include enterprise, scientific and safety critical systems as well
as fields such as digital archeology / heritage computing.
We invite two types of papers:
• Full research papers (10 pages)
• Industry – case studies & work in progress (4 pages)
For submissions to the working conference, the authors must use the LNCS
templates and style files available in
should be in the working conference publication format be submitted by
1st of February 2015 via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hwid2015 .
An IFIP Springer copyright form must be filled in for each paper. They
can be downloaded from http://www.springer.com/series/6102 .
Acceptance notification for conference papers:
Notification of acceptance will be provided by 1st April 2015. All
accepted papers will be published in the working conference proceedings
in the form of an electronic copy with ISBN and made available to the
Selection of Papers for IFIP Springer Book:
During the review process, the reviewers are asked to evaluate (also
among papers from industry and students) whether the paper is suitable
for an IFIP Springer book. We aim at most accepted full research papers
to be included here, but also the possibility to have a very interesting
perspective from industry or similar represented. This IFIP Springer
book will be available after the conference. In addition, four to five
papers will be selected for further development for a special issue in
the International Journal of Socio-technology and Knowledge Development.
José Abdelnour Nocera, Associate Professor, University of West London,
Pedro Campos, Assistant Professor, University of Madeira, Portugal
Torkil Clemmensen, Associate Professor, Department of IT Management,
CBS, Denmark, Denmark
Dinesh Katre, Associate Director & HOD, Human-Centred Design &
Computing, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, India
Arminda Lopes, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Effie Law, Reader, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Barbara Rita Barricelli, Research fellow, Università degli Studi di
About the conference:
The Human Work interaction Design (HWID) working conference is organized
by IFIP TC 13.6 working group, see http://hwid.cbs.dk/. The 1st HWID
conference was organized at Madeira, Portugal in 2006 (Clemmensen,
Campos, Orngreen, Pejtersen, & Wong, 2006). The 2nd HWID conference took
place at Pune, India in 2009 (Katre, Orngreen, Yammiyavar, & Clemmensen,
2010). The 3rd HWID conference was held at Copenhagen, Denmark in 2012
(Clemmensen, Abdelnour-Nocera, Campos, Katre, Lopes, Pejtersen, &
Orngreen 2012). In continuation with this series of the IFIP WG 13.6 on
Human Work Interaction Design, the 4th HWID conference will take place
in London, England on the 25th and 26th of June.
Clemmensen, T., Campos, P., Orngreen, R., Pejtersen, A. M., & Wong, W.
(Eds.). (2006). Human work interaction design: designing for human work:
the first IFIP TC 13.6 WG conference: designing for human work. (Vol.
Katre, D. S., Orngreen, R., Yammiyavar, P. G., & Clemmensen, T. (Eds.).
(2010). Human Work Interaction Design: Usability in Social, Cultural and
Organizational Contexts. (Vol. 316). Hamburg: Springer.
Campos, P., Clemmensen, T., Nocera, J.A., Katre, D., Lopes, A.,
Ørngreen, R. (Eds.), (2013). Human Work Interaction Design. Work
Analysis and HCI, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication
Technology.(Vol.407). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg.