Call: HCI Research in Healthcare: Evidence to Practice – A CHI 2014 Workshop

CFP: HCI Research in Healthcare: Evidence to Practice

Workshop at CHI 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Healthcare presents a challenging domain for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research.  The complexity of work, variability of work practices, richness of, and reliance on information, and continuous collaborative activity, provide opportunities to explore new forms of interaction and to advance theory. Theory has an important place in HCI research in healthcare. However, resources are spread far and wide in different multidisciplinary journals. It is timely for the community to reflect on the classic, modern and contemporary theories they use, to map where strengths and weaknesses lie, and where emerging opportunities are unfolding.

This workshop aims to encourage dialogue and exchange of ideas and examples of current and emerging theory in HCI and healthcare. We aim to produce an additional volume or journal special issue to map the state of the art in this area. This workshop builds on the successful CHI 2013 workshop: HCI Fieldwork in Healthcare: Creating a Graduate Guidebook. Here we brought together researchers to share experiences and expertise in carrying out healthcare fieldwork in both clinical and non-clinical settings and produced two edited volumes that will become available in the next few months.

We invite researchers in all disciplines who do HCI and research in healthcare to submit a 2-4 page case study that focuses on the theoretical aspects of their work. A 250-word biography, including a statement on their interest in theory, should also be submitted.

Please direct any questions to Kate Sellen (, and submit your paper via the workshop website where guiding themes can be found:

Dates and Deadlines:

  • January 17, 2014:  Submissions due.
  • February 10:  Notifications to authors.
  • April 26 or April 27 (TBD):  Workshop held.


Kate Sellen, OCAD U
Dominic Furniss, University College London
Yunan Chen, University of California, Irvine
Svetlana Taneva, University Health Network
Aisling O’Kane, University College London
Ann Blandford, University College London


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