UrbanHCI: (Re)adapting the City Together

The urban environment presents us with exciting opportunities for diverse digital interactions to inform decision making within our cities. However, working at an urban scale also presents key challenges in many areas, such as the politics of participation, sustainability, inclusive design and privacy. This workshop intends to bring together a multi-disciplinary community of researchers and designers who are investigating theories, practices, methodologies and technologies of the city; how we live in them and how citizens can (re)adapt them to changing needs. This includes technologies that support collecting data on, representing and sharing aspects of urban environments and experiences, architectural visualizations, grass-roots civic engagement, local government planning, activism and creative practice. In this workshop we aim to map a multi-disciplinary agenda for the future of urban HCI.


We invite authors to submit 2-4 page position papers (in ACM Extended Abstract Format) describing research on or experiences related to urban HCI, both work in progress and completed. This includes, but is not limited to: Smart cities, digital urbanism, geographies of space and place, large-scale public interaction, public displays, the digital citizen, participatory design, communication and visualization, activism.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working across disciplines in the context of citizen engagement in urban design and planning. Outcomes will include developing a future interdisciplinary research agenda and contributions to a journal paper or a special issue in Urban Design/HCI.

Submissions should be sent in .pdf format to danilo.dimascio [AT] northumbria.ac.uk Position papers will be reviewed by a committee of experts in the aforementioned topics. Criteria for selection will include; relevance to the workshop topic, demonstrated background and interest in the theme and potential for authors to effectively contribute to workshop goals.

The workshop is part of the DIS2016 conference program and will be held at the Garden Point Campus, Queensland University of Technology. At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the workshop and at least one day of the main conference. For more information, please visit http://www.dis2016.org.

Associated workshop will be run as part of MAB2016. If you need more information please visit the workshop website: Digitally Engaging Urban Environments.

Important Dates:

  • Authors Submission by: April¬†1st¬†April 8th, 2016 12:00am GMT
  • Author Notification April 12th, 2016
  • Workshop Sun 5th June 2016
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