[Air-L] CFP: Let's Talk About Sex (Apps), CSCW 2015 Workshop

Irina Shklovski irsh at itu.dk
Mon Nov 10 07:41:29 PST 2014

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Submission deadline: November 24, 2015
Workshop website: http://markjhandel.com/index.php/CSCWSexApps

We invite participants interested in social network apps for dating for a one day workshop to be held at CSCW 2015, Vancouver, CA, March 14-18, 2015. Location-based social network apps for dating have had explosive growth over the past few years. Although they have many possible uses, casual and sexual encounters remain an important part of their draw. For CSCW, these apps are interesting to study: they offer a context to explore issues of identity and self-presentation, geography and locality, privacy and security, as well as motivation and usage habits.

In this one-day workshop, we invite researchers, students, and practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds, including CSCW, computer science, sociology, and public health, to discuss these issues and more, as well as exploring the difficulties and challenges inherent in this research. In addition to exploring the issues around apps for sex and dating, participants will also help to bring some of these sensitive, yet important topics into the mainstream of CSCW research.

Interested in joining us? Please submit a 2-4 page position paper in CHI Format ("2-column"). Position Papers are due by 24 November 2014. Notifications will be made by 15 December. Send the position paper to: sexapps at markjhandel.com

Jeremy Birnholtz, Northwestern University
Mark Handel, The Boeing Company
Irina Shklovski, IT University Copenhagen
Eran Toch, Tel Aviv University

Important Dates
Submissions due: Nov 24
Acceptances announced: Dec 15, 2014
Workshop date: March 14, 2015

Irina Shklovski
Associate Professor
Technologies in Practice Research Group (TiP)
Interaction Design Research Group (IxD)
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej, 7
2300, København S. Danmark

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