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Workshops - for Participants

CHI 2007 is offering a variety of workshops for the first two days of the conference (28-29 April, 2007). Workshops are a chance for members of a community with common interests to meet in the context of a focused discussion. You are invited to apply to participate in any of the workshops.

A workshop may be one or two days in length. Workshops typically have 15 to 25 participants. If you are interested in being a workshop participant, you must submit a position paper to the workshop organizers. Position papers are reviewed by the workshop organizers using their own criteria, and workshop organizers decide on the final list of workshop participants.

FAQ and Late-Breaking Information

Please see the following page for the workshops FAQ and any late breaking information: external link

Applying to Participate in a Workshop

To participate in a workshop:

  1. Choose a workshop from the list below, and read that workshop's call for participation (CFP).
  2. Author a position paper (using the guidelines in the workshop's CFP.
  3. Submit the position paper according to the instructions in the workshop's CFP. (Do not submit a position paper through the CHI website or SIGCHI PCS).)

Position papers for all workshops are due 12 January, 2007.

Each workshop's organizers will review all the position papers submitted to them and decide which papers to accept. Acceptance/rejection notifications will be sent on or about 1 February, 2007.

Publication note: Accepted workshop position papers will not be published directly by the CHI conference or in the ACM Digital Library. However, some workshop organizers may have other publication plans in mind; if so, they will notify their participants of these plans.

Budget planning note: Accepted workshop participants will be required to register for the workshop (estimated to be US$150 for a one day workshop and US$225 for a two day workshop) and for at least one day of the CHI conference.

Workshops Program

Workshop Title / Website Date(s) Info
Culture and Collaborative Technology 28-29 .pdf
Exploring Design as a Research Activity 28-29 .pdf
Tangible User Interfaces in Context and Theory 28 .pdf
Security User Studies: Methodologies and Best Practices 28 .pdf
User Centered Design and International Development 28 .pdf
HCI and New Media Arts: Methodology and Evaluation 28 .pdf
Supporting Design Studio Culture in HCI 28 .pdf
Mobile Spatial Interaction 28 .pdf
Supple Interfaces: Designing and evaluating for richer human connections and experiences 29 .pdf
Increasing the impact of usability work in software development 29 .pdf
Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape 29 .pdf
Exertion Interfaces 29 .pdf
Exploratory Search and HCI 29 .pdf
Shared Encounters 29 .pdf
Beyond Current User Research: Designing Methods for New Users, Technologies, and Design Processes 29 .pdf
Converging on a Science of Design through the Synthesis of Design Methodologies 29 .pdf
Imaging The City: Exploring the Practices and Technologies of Representing the Urban Environment in HCI 29 .pdf
Striking a c[h]ord: Vocal Interaction in Assistive Technologies, Games, and More 29 .pdf


Questions about a specific workshop should be sent directly to the workshop's organizer.

Questions about the overall workshops program or workshops in general should be sent to the workshops co-chairs at

Workshops Co-Chairs:

Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University
JJ Cadiz, Microsoft Research, USA

Contact us (if you have questions about workshops in general - for questions regarding a specific workshop, contact that workshop's organizers):

Important Dates:

  • 12 January, 2007: Position papers due
  • 1 February, 2007: Position paper acceptance/reject notices sent
  • 9 April, 2007: Workshop registration deadline

Important Dates for
Workshop Participants:

12 January 2007,
5:00 PM (1700) PDT:
Due date for position papers
from potential workshop

1 February 2007:
Date for workshop organizers
to issue acceptance
notifications to potential
workshop participants.

9 April 2007:
Workshop registration
deadline. Workshops with too
few participants registered by
this date are subject to

28-29 April 2007:
Workshops Held.