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Call: “Virtues, Robots and Good Lives: Who Cares?” Online talk by Charles Ess

Call for Participation

Virtues, Robots and Good Lives: Who Cares?
Key Note by Charles Ess
Online event on May 13th, 2021, 18:00 CET
https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/209917

In order to register for the Key Note, please send your name, email-address and affiliation to magdalena.heckner @ izew.uni-tuebingen.de . You will receive a confirmation via email within 24 hours. We will send a zoom link to the email address shortly before the event.

ABSTRACT:

A good deal of the ethical considerations regarding our possible lives with robots draws from various forms of virtue ethics. As a first catalyst, I briefly recall my initial discussion in these directions – namely, an evaluation of sex with robots via the feminist-phenomenological lens of Sara Ruddick (1975).

Such an approach, however, presumes a philosophical anthropology – including some form of humanism. There have been some important lessons regarding “decentering the human” over the past several decades, however, including feminist, postmodernist, postcolonial, and decolonial critiques.… read more. “Call: “Virtues, Robots and Good Lives: Who Cares?” Online talk by Charles Ess”

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Call: Free Webinar: Promoting Immersive Experiences: Why, How and What?

Call for Participation

PROMOTING IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES: WHY, HOW & WHAT?
A FREE one-hour insight into why many immersive experiences aren’t being promoted to their optimum and how to do this well!
Thursday 20 May, 2021 at 07:00 – 08:00 EDT
Online via Zoom

Book your place here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/promoting-immersive-experiences-why-how-what-tickets-151487534293

There’s no doubt that the time for immersive experiences have come, but XR remains difficult to communicate to people who haven’t experienced it before. Marketing is now one of the biggest challenges facing the growth of the immersive sector, with many people still associating VR & AR with futuristic tech. If XR is to truly capture mass audiences from different corners of the cultural landscape, then a reimagined promotional language is needed.

This webinar is run by the Immersive Promotion Design collective, a new marketing consultancy for the XR world that supports VR, AR & MR creatives and businesses to better communicate with their audiences about the magic of immersive content.… read more. “Call: Free Webinar: Promoting Immersive Experiences: Why, How and What?”

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Call: Survey on Institutional Factors Shaping XR Technology Accessibility Policy & Practice in Academic Libraries

Call for Participation

“Institutional Factors Shaping XR Technology Accessibility Policy & Practice in Academic Libraries”
An online survey
https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Ya9id4uCXoktLv

Survey closes: May 15, 2021 (extended)

Hello,

This invitation to participate in a survey is being sent out to those responsible for managing and providing XR technologies in academic libraries. This survey is part of a study titled “Institutional Factors Shaping XR Technology Accessibility Policy & Practice in Academic Libraries.” The principal investigator (PI) is Dr. Zack Lischer-Katz, PhD (Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona) and the co-principal investigator (Co-PI) is Jasmine Clark (Digital Scholarship Librarian, Temple University).

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.… read more. “Call: Survey on Institutional Factors Shaping XR Technology Accessibility Policy & Practice in Academic Libraries”

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Call: Pilot Implementation: Testing Human-Work Interaction Designs – INTERACT 2021 Workshop

Call for Papers

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP: Pilot Implementation: Testing Human-Work Interaction Designs
Bari, Italy and online
31 August 2021
https://barbara-barricelli.unibs.it/HWID/events/Pilot4HWID/

At INTERACT 2021 – The 18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
https://www.interact2021.org/

Deadline for submission (subject to change): June 1, 2021

This workshop on pilot implementation will take place preceding INTERACT2021, in Bari, Italy, on 31 August 2021. Online attendance will also be allowed.

This workshop on pilot implementation has three main objectives:

  • To help mature pilot implementation as a technique for evaluating human-work interaction designs during the process of their development and implementation.
  • To collect case studies that analyze experiences – good and bad – with conducting and learning from pilot implementations.
  • To formulate a research agenda for future work on pilot implementations – addressing their strengths, limitations, conduct, impact, and so forth.

Pilot implementations are field tests of properly engineered, yet unfinished, systems.… read more. “Call: Pilot Implementation: Testing Human-Work Interaction Designs – INTERACT 2021 Workshop”

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Call: “Socially-Informed AI for Healthcare: Understanding and Generating Multimodal Nonverbal Cues” ICMI 2021 workshop

Call for Papers

“Socially-Informed AI for Healthcare: Understanding and Generating Multimodal Nonverbal Cues”
A workshop at ICMI 2021, the 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Montreal, Canada
October 18-22 (specific date TBA)
https://social-ai-for-healthcare.github.io/

Paper submission deadline: June 18, 2021

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce our workshop titled “Socially-Informed AI for Healthcare: Understanding and Generating Multimodal Nonverbal Cues” which takes place as part of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction 2021 in October 2021 in Montreal, Canada. For more information, please see https://social-ai-for-healthcare.github.io/.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Advances in the areas of face and gesture analysis, computational paralinguistics, multimodal interaction, and human-computer interaction have all played a major role in shaping research into assistive technologies over the last decade, resulting in a breadth of practical applications ranging from diagnosis and treatment tools to social companion technologies.… read more. “Call: “Socially-Informed AI for Healthcare: Understanding and Generating Multimodal Nonverbal Cues” ICMI 2021 workshop”

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Call: (In)Tangible Heritage(s): A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future

Call for Abstracts

CANTERBURY 2022
(IN)TANGIBLE HERITAGE(S):
A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future
Canterbury, UK / Virtual
Organisers: University of Kent
Dates: 15-17 June 2022
https://architecturemps.com/canterbury-2022/

Deadline for abstract submissions (early): 01 July 2021

CONTEXT

The buildings, towns and cities we inhabit are physical entities created in the past, experienced in the present, and projected to inform the future. The same can be said of the artefacts we use daily: designed furniture in the home, the mobile devices in our hands, the vehicles we see on our streets. However, each of these places, buildings and products had, at their inception, social and cultural roles beyond their ‘object’ status. They continue to have them today. What we understand a designed object to be then, is a complex question of material and social import, and an intricate play of the tangible and intangible identities.… read more. “Call: (In)Tangible Heritage(s): A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future”

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Call: “Intricacies of Child-Robot Interaction” issue of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

Call for Papers

“Intricacies of Child-Robot Interaction”
Special issue [or book] to be published by the open-access journal Multimodal Technologies and Interaction
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/mti/special_issues/Child_Robot_Interaction

Submission deadline: September 1, 2021

Dear colleagues,

We invite contributions for a Special Issue on “Intricacies of Child-Robot Interaction”, to be published by the open-access journal Multimodal Technologies and Interaction.

ABOUT THE SPECIAL ISSUE:

In recent decades, there has been an upsurge in interest around the child-robot interaction (CRI). The possibilities of using social robots for educational or therapeutic purposes in schools, hospitals, and domestic settings have captured the attention of researchers, institutions, and stakeholders alike.

In recent years, however, voices have been raised that emphasizes the need for critical and ethical perspectives on the study and use of social robots for children. The trajectory of technological change is never straightforward. While the potentials for CRI are high, so are the stakes.… read more. “Call: “Intricacies of Child-Robot Interaction” issue of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction”

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Call: “The Construction of the Robot in Language and Culture” issue of Technology and Language

Call for Contributions

The Construction of the Robot in Language and Culture
Theme issue of Technology and Language

Submission deadline: January 10, 2022

The second issue of Technology and Language has just appeared – and with it a new call for contributions. Individual papers and the whole issue are freely available at https://soctech.spbstu.ru/en/issue/2/. “In the Beginning was the Word: The Word as a Technical Artefact”  features contributions from Irina Belyaeva, Chandrima Christiansen, Christopher Coenen and Alexandra Kazakova, Thomas Froy, Tatiana Kazarina, Ulrike Ramming, Walker Trimble, Viktoria Vorotnikova and Sergey Karlin, and Joseph Wilson.

New Call for Contributions: The Construction of the Robot in Language and Culture, guest editor: CHENG Lin (deadline: January 10, 2022)

The word “robot” is a Czech invention. As the word traveled to English speaking areas and from there to other languages and cultures, did the robot on this journey become something else?… read more. “Call: “The Construction of the Robot in Language and Culture” issue of Technology and Language”

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Call: 3rd Zip-Scene Conference on Immersive Storytelling

Call for Paper and Panel Proposals

3rd Zip-Scene Conference on Immersive Storytelling
30 September – 2 October, 2021
Organized in Budapest, at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in partnership with ARDIN [see note below]
https://zip-scene.mome.hu

Deadline for submitting paper/panel proposals: May 15, 2021

NOTE: We aim to carry out this conference preferably as an offline event based in Budapest, should the circumstances of the current pandemic permit. The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program. When sending the abstract, please indicate whether you are planning to attend physically the event or you would prefer to present online.

Dear Colleagues,

We have an open #callforproposals for the 3rd Zip-Scene Conference on Immersive Storytelling (30 September – 2 October) organized in Budapest, at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in partnership with ARDIN. This year we are especially interested in interactive storytelling projects or analyses that deal with some aspects of speculative design and future forecasting.… read more. “Call: 3rd Zip-Scene Conference on Immersive Storytelling”

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Call: British HCI 2021 – 33rd British Human Computer Interaction Conference

Call for Papers

33rd British Human Computer Interaction Conference
Conference Theme: Post-Pandemic HCI – Living digitally
19-21 July (Online)
London, UK – University of West London
https://hci2021.bcs.org/
https://twitter.com/BCSHCI2021
hci2021@bcs.org

Submission Deadline: 30th of April, 2021

The 2021 conference theme is “Post-pandemic HCI – Living Digitally” highlighting current and future efforts for digital innovations in socio-technical systems and related challenges and opportunities. The theme invites to think beyond the current pandemic and be hopeful. ‘Living digitally’ calls for interpreting and imagining how human-computer interactions and collaborations in all areas of human life may be shaped by the pandemic. The conference accepts submissions related to, but not necessarily limited to, the following topics:

  • Sustainable HCI (e.g. in the context of global challenges of pandemics and global warming)
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Information credibility and Trust
  • Social computing and creative interaction
  • Social and Ethical challenges
  • Human-AI interaction and collaboration
  • Decolonization and geo-political issues of HCI
  • Socio-technical HCI
  • Accessibility of digital technology and the web

We invite paper submissions to a number of categories:… read more. “Call: British HCI 2021 – 33rd British Human Computer Interaction Conference”

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