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Calls for submissions to, and/or particpation in, conferences, journals, edited books, research projects and other endeavors related to presence

Call: “Faultlines of Experience in Social Transformations” DGAP Early Career Workshop

Call for Papers

Faultlines of Experience in Social Transformations
Early-Career-Workshop of the DGAP (German Society for Phenomenological Anthropology, Psychiatry, and Psychotherapy)
Heidelberg, Germany
March 24, 2023
https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/fileadmin/zpm/psychatrie/fuchs/DGAP-Workshop_Faultlines_of_Experience_in_Social_Transformations_engl..pdf

Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 11, 2022

Our everyday life is characterized by interpersonal interactions that are in multiple ways determined by norms. Written and unwritten rules open up and structure social spaces, but they also have a delimiting and exclusionary effect. Not only states of exception such as wars of aggression or a pandemic can temporarily suspend these orders; gradual cultural shifts, technological developments, and virtualization are also changing social interactions. Thus, the role of corporeality for interpersonal relationships is changing in an increasingly virtualized world. Likewise, the acceleration of the lifeworld affects how we interact with others or care for ourselves. These changes in our social coexistence, in turn, also affect the ways we experience the social environment, that is, they have an impact on the structures of subjectivity.… read more. “Call: “Faultlines of Experience in Social Transformations” DGAP Early Career Workshop”

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Call: “Responsible Robotics: Agency, virtues and art” hybrid event November 10, 2022

Call for Participation:

Responsible Robotics: Agency, virtues and art
Part of the Responsibility Matters Workshop Series (RMWS)
Organized by the Research Center in Applied Ethics (University of Bucharest)
Hybrid event: University of Bucharest and Zoom
November 10, 2022 at 15.00-19.30hrs EET (Bucharest time)
http://comore.ccea.ro/responsibility-matters-workshop-series/

We cordially invite you to the second edition of the Responsibility Matters Workshop Series (RMWS): “Responsible Robotics: agency, virtues and art”.

The workshop explores the topic of “Responsible Robotics” at the crossroads between agency, virtues and art, with respect to moral, social and environmental stakes in an era in which robotic AI systems are beginning to permeate our day-to-day lives, from the job market and transportation, to education, artistic production, accessibility, surveillance and beauty, to name a few.

As the deployment of such technologies raises various concerns, this workshop addresses them from the mixed perspectives of ethics, art, philosophy of technology, and epistemology, revolving around questions such as: How much autonomy and agency can/should robots really display?… read more. “Call: “Responsible Robotics: Agency, virtues and art” hybrid event November 10, 2022”

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Call: Bridge Session on AI and Robotics at AAAI 2023

Call for Papers and Proposals

AAAI 2023 – Bridge Program
Bridge Session on AI and Robotics
Part of the Thirty-Seventh Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence
February 7 – 14 2023
Washington, DC, USA

Bridge Session: https://www.istc.cnr.it/en/content/aaai-23-bridge-session-artificial-intelligence-and-robotics
AAAI Bridge Program: https://aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI-23/bridge-program/

Submission deadline: November 18, 2022

CONTEXT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics are strongly connected areas since the early days of AI. On the one hand, AI principles and methods play a crucial role in several areas of Robotics research and are pervasively exploited at various levels of robot architectures. On the other hand, Robotics provides several relevant challenges for the AI community where different AI methods and tools requires to be deeply integrated to obtain an embodied agent capable of an autonomous, adaptive and interactive behavior. In this direction, the scientific relevance of this proposal is related to how diverse areas of AI and Robotics research can be integrated to enable robots to face complex challenges in real-world tasks.… read more. “Call: Bridge Session on AI and Robotics at AAAI 2023”

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Call: UMAP 2023 – 31st ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

Call for Papers

UMAP ‘23: 31st ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
June 26 – 29, 2023
St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus
https://www.um.org/umap2023/

Deadline for paper abstracts: January 19, 2023

ACM UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users or groups of users, and that collect, represent, and model user information. ACM UMAP is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGWEB. User Modeling Inc., as the core Steering Committee, oversees the conference organization. The proceedings, published by ACM, will be part of the ACM Digital Library.

The theme of UMAP 2023 is “Personalization in Times of Crisis”. Specifically, we welcome submissions that highlight the impact that critical periods (such as the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing wars, and climate change, to name a few) can have on user modeling, personalization, and adaptation of (intelligent) systems; the focus is on investigations that capture how these trying times may have influenced user behavior and whether new models are required.… read more. “Call: UMAP 2023 – 31st ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization”

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Call: Second workshop on sociAL roboTs for peRsonalized, continUous and adaptIve aSsistTance (ALTRUIST)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Second edition of the workshop “sociAL roboTs for peRsonalized, continUous and adaptIve aSsistTance” (ALTRUIST)
Held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2022)
Florence, Italy
December 13-16, 2022
Workshop: Date TBD

Workshop: http://altruist.istc.cnr.it
Conference: https://www.icsr2022.it/
Contact: ecosociobotics2022@gmail.com

Paper submission deadline: November 25, 2022

The second edition of the workshop “sociAL roboTs for peRsonalized, continUous and adaptIve aSsistTance” (ALTRUIST) will be held during the 14th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2022), December 13th-16th, 2022.

AIM

Increased life expectancy is an achievement of modern societies thanks to the technological progress in health, living places, and quality of food. One of the consequences of an ageing society is the growing incidence of chronic diseases. This trend imposes the need for innovative approaches to assistance, including the ability of self-management, which has become an increasingly important requirement of healthcare in Europe and beyond.… read more. “Call: Second workshop on sociAL roboTs for peRsonalized, continUous and adaptIve aSsistTance (ALTRUIST)”

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Call: Dying.Dialogues symposium (hybrid format)

[While this Call is not explicitly or directly about presence there are clear overlaps with presence topics; e.g., see “Telepresence after Death” in the journal PRESENCE. –Matthew]

Call for Submissions

DYING.DIALOGUES
January 27, 2023
Toronto, Canada and online
https://www.dyingseries.ca/

Submission deadline: December 15, 2022

Dying.dialogues invites participants to share and reflect on design practice as it relates to end of life and grief – whether these be speculative exploratory works, community engagements, or interventions for specific groups or circumstances. The symposium will enable dialogue across multiple stakeholders, including – designers, artists, scholars, health care practitioners and the wider public. These dialogues are an opportunity to engage with diverse perspectives and participate in open conversations about fragility, death, dying, loss, grief, and design.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Topics:

This year we are inviting contributions on fragility, death, dying, loss, and grief, under the following themes:

  • Design practice: communication materials, products, services, spaces for fragility, death, dying, loss, and grief
  • Community/patient focused practice and research: palliative care, MAID, hospice, grief, supportive and non-pharmacological care
  • Design research: knowledge creation, knowledge mobilisation, public engagement, public art on fragility, death, dying, loss, grief
  • Designing for loss and grief more broadly: e.g.
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Call: Free via Zoom on Oct. 31: “Object-Based Media: Foundations of Interactive Storytelling with Audio and Video”

Call for Participation:

“Object-Based Media: Foundations of Interactive Storytelling with Audio and Video”
Professor Marian Ursu, School of Arts and Creative Technologies, University of York
Monday October 31, 2022 at 13:00  UTC/GMT
Free online: Join with Zoom:
https://york-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/98314794142?pwd=QllhOWcwQzd1MWhRM21GS1FOYkpHdz09

The latest in a series of
BCS Monthly Online Seminars on Human Computer Interaction and User Experience
Presented by British Computer Society Interaction Group
and the journal Interacting with Computers
https://hciuxseminars.org/

Everyone who is interested in HCI and UX is welcome to join, whether you are a student, practitioner, researcher, teacher or just interested.

Seminars will be a mix of presentations by authors of papers recently (or soon to be) published in Interacting with Computers and other topics of wide interest to the research and practitioner community of people involved in HCI and UX.

Information about the series, including links to recordings of previous seminars:
https://hciuxseminars.org/read more. “Call: Free via Zoom on Oct. 31: “Object-Based Media: Foundations of Interactive Storytelling with Audio and Video””

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Call: Eco-socio-botics 2022 – Social Robotics for sustainability (ICSR 2022 Workshop)

Call for Abstracts

Eco-socio-botics 2022 – Social Robotics for sustainability
@ The 14th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2022)
Florence, Italy
December 13-16, 2022
Workshop: December 16, 2022

Workshop: https://sites.google.com/view/ecosociobotics2022/home
Conference: https://www.icsr2022.it/
Contact: ecosociobotics2022@gmail.com

Important Dates:
Paper submission: November, 14, 2022
Notification of acceptance: November, 20, 2022
Workshop: December, 16, 2022

We are interested in submissions of original research on Social Robotics and sustainability, or related transdisciplinary research in fields relevant to Social Robotics.

The submissions, in the form of abstracts (min 500, max 1000 words), should explore one or more specific aspects of the relationship between Social Robotics and sustainability (e.g., theoretical, methodological, social, anthropological, epistemological, ethical, applicative, technical aspects) based on research developed in Social Robotics, HRI and/or related fields, with a preference for transdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches. In particular, the submitted abstracts should present original research works dealing with questions such as – but not limited to – the following:

  • How can the interaction with social robots help us to rethink a new ecological and ethical way of living?
read more. “Call: Eco-socio-botics 2022 – Social Robotics for sustainability (ICSR 2022 Workshop)”
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Call: 9th International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2023)

Call for Papers
9th International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2023)
June 6-8, 2023
Cagliari, Italy
https://cg3hci.dmi.unica.it/iseud2023/

Regular and Short papers submission deadline: March 1, 2023

End-User Development (EUD) aims to empower end-users who are not necessarily experts in technology development, to create their own technology to address their specific needs. These technologies might include mobile, web or software systems, IoT solutions, physical computing devices or machine learning systems.

IS-EUD is a bi-annual event, that gathers researchers interested to extend our knowledge about how to design end-user development technologies and to provide scientific accounts of phenomena surrounding end-user development practices.

TOPICS

The conference welcomes contributions that:

  • describe new, simple and efficient environments for end-user development
  • describe new processes, methods and techniques for empowering users to create, modify and tailor technology artefacts
  • present case studies and design implications on challenges and practices of end-user development
  • develop theoretical concepts and foundations for the field of end-user development

PAPERS

We invite two types of paper submissions:

  • Regular papers, up to 16 pages (not counting references), describing original unpublished research making a substantial contribution to the research field
  • Short papers, up to 8 pages (not counting references), describing original unpublished research, making a small but solid contribution to the field

All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee.… read more. “Call: 9th International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2023)”

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Call: “Designing EdTech and Virtual Learning Environments” issue of MDPI Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

[Important note: I usually avoid posting Calls for Papers that involve the requirement that authors pay a fee for submission and/or publication but do so when the topic is particularly relevant to the presence community. In these cases, as with the Call below, I add an explicit note near the top of the post specifying the fee – in this case, 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs), which is approximately 1600 USD. For more information about these fees, see AJE Scholar’s “Understanding Submission and Publication Fees” and Wikipedia’s entry on Article Processing Charges. –Matthew]

Call for Papers

“Designing EdTech and Virtual Learning Environments”
Special Issue of MDPI Multimodal Technologies and Interaction
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/mti/special_issues/Virtual_Learning_Environments

Deadline for manuscript submissions: January 20, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

Building upon more than two decades of research on distance and virtual learning, this Special Issue aims to provide practical guidance, collect insights and lessons learned, and promote strategies for the successful design, implementation, and evaluation of EdTech and virtual learning environments.… read more. “Call: “Designing EdTech and Virtual Learning Environments” issue of MDPI Multimodal Technologies and Interaction”

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