[Air-L] Call for participation: CHI 2018 workshop on HCI for blockchain

Caitie Lustig clustig at uci.edu
Thu Jan 4 14:53:15 PST 2018

*CHI 2018 workshop: HCI for Blockchain: Studying, Designing, Critiquing and
Envisioning Distributed Ledger Technologies*

This workshop aims to develop a community and agenda within the CHI
community to address the emergence of blockchain, and distributed ledger
technologies (DLTs). As blockchains rapidly emerge as a general purpose
technology, they present exciting, and interdisciplinary, challenges and
opportunities for developing new ways for networks of people and things to
transact, collaborate, organize and identify themselves.

The format of the workshop will be structured firstly around a series of
panels, related to:

   - Studying applications of blockchains
   - Critiquing blockchains
   - Designing for and with blockchain technologies
   - Envisioning blockchain futures

These panels will create a space for attendees to present and discuss their
work, sharing expertise, as well as common experiences and challenges.
Secondly, the workshop will transform these discussions into an active
agenda for future HCI research, through a series of working groups to
address specific issues and interests.

Participants are asked to submit a 3-6 page position papers (in CHI
Extended Abstract format, as PDF) – by email to hciforblockchain at outlook.com
 by 26 January 2018 – presenting aspects of their own work (or
work-in-progress) relevant to the four core themes of the workshop, and
areas of interest described in the proposal. Submissions should also
include a short personal biography (max 200 words). These papers will be
reviewed by the organizing committee, supported by a wider program
committee where necessary.

At least one author of each accepted position paper must register and
attend the workshop. All participants must register for both the workshop
and for at least one day of the conference.

More information, including the accepted workshop proposal, can be found
at: http://hciforblockchain.org

*Submissions due*: Jan 26th

*Notifications:* before Feb 22nd

*Workshop Date:* April 22nd


*Chris Elsden*, NORTH Lab, Northumbria University

*Bettina Nissen*, Design Informatics, Edinburgh University

*Karim Jabbar*, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

*Reem Talhouk*, Open Lab, Newcastle University

*Caitlin Lustig, *Department of Informatics, UC Irvine

*Paul Dunphy, *VASCO Data Security

*Chris Speed, *Design Informatics, Edinburgh University

*John Vines, *NORTH Lab, Northumbria University

Caitie Lustig
PhD Candidate
Information and Computer Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Keybase: https://keybase.io/cats

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