Call: INTERACT 2019 Workshop on the Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies and Novel Interaction Paradigms

Call for Papers

Workshop on the Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies and Novel Interaction Paradigms
At INTERACT 2019 – 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
September 2-6, 2019
Paphos, Cyprus

Workshop website:

Submission deadline: April 19th, 2019

Human-computer interfaces have spread into all aspects of our lives increasing the range and scale of potential issues with social acceptance. In consequence, attending to social acceptability issues with emerging technologies and novel interaction paradigms has become increasingly relevant and interesting to the HCI community.

‘ #SociallyAcceptableHCI – INTERACT’19 Workshop on the Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies and Novel Interaction Paradigms’ explores how those issues are identified, evaluated, measured, and addressed in the HCI community and beyond. We invite academics and practitioners to come together for one day and discuss socially (un)acceptable HCI technologies and artifacts: How is social acceptability defined in HCI? What is the role of social acceptability in user experience? What are best practices in designing socially acceptable interfaces? How can we measure and evaluate the social acceptability of an interactive system?

We aim for a better understanding of social acceptability of HCI, and to distill what is already known in terms of best-practices and heuristics. We will start a collection of design patterns for socially acceptable interfaces and interactions (case book) and will put theory in context through hands-on experiences (field trip).


Submission deadline: April 19th, 2019
Notifications: May 31st, 2019
Workshop date: 2nd or 3rd of September, 2019 in Cyprus.

We invite submissions of position or research papers: 4-6 pages (excluding references) in Springer LNCS format for oral presentation (lightning talk) and included in the INTERACT Adjunct Proceedings.

Possible contributions include, but are not limited to:

  • Experiences, case studies, and lessons learned from designing socially (un)acceptable interactive systems.
  • Method(ological) contributions, e.g., conceptualizations, evaluation measures, design considerations.
  • Design/system contributions presenting interactive systems that feature socially (more) acceptable qualities, provocative designs or breaching experiments.
  • User Studies about social aspects of technology acceptance, use of interfaces in social context, etc.

The workshop participants will be selected based on the submissions’ relevance to the workshop topic and their potential to engender insightful discussion at the workshop.

For more information and submitting your contributions, please visit:

or contact us directly at


Robb Mitchell
on behalf of the #SociallyAcceptableHCI 2019 organizing committee

Marion Koelle, University of Oldenburg
Ceenu George, University of Munich
Valentin Schwind, University of Regensburg
Daniel Perry, North, Inc.
Yumiko Sakamoto, University of Manitoba
Khalad Hasan, University of British Columbia
Robb Mitchell, University of Southern Denmark
Thoma OIsson, University of Tampere


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