CHI 2001 Workshop: HCI, Politics & the City: Engaging Urban Grassroots Movements for Reflection and Action (May 2011, Vancouver Canada)

Deadline for workshop submissions: 14 January 2011.

Grassroots movements shape our cities, cultures and politics. In this two-day workshop, we invite HCI researchers, activists and artists to engage with the processes, materials, challenges, and goals of grassroots communities in Vancouver, the city hosting CHI’11.

Vancouver has a rich history of bottom-up political movements. Our workshop will facilitate a dialogue around the practical and active engagement of HCI research with grassroots communities. Working together with local organizations, workshop participants will conduct explorations of urban spaces and activist headquarters, participatory design sessions, reflection, critique and creative design of political artifacts. We hope these activities result in concrete design strategies, opportunities for technical interventions and future collaborations in the domain of political computing. Please read more about our workshop themes and visit our call for submissions.

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Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts (Oct 2011, Bahrain)

The New York Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the University of Exeter, University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Dublin City University, is pleased to announce the 1st Global Conference on Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts. The conference will be held at the New York Institute of Technology’s Global Programs Campus in Manama, Bahrain from October 21st – 23rd, 2011. We invite papers and panel proposals. See

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 March 2011.

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SIDeR’11: Student Conference: Interaction Design Research (Apr 2011, Denmark)

14-15 April 2011, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark (near Copenhagen)
Dept. of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
UPDATE: Deadline for submission: 28 February 2011

DTU is pleased to announce the 7th annual Student Interaction Design Research Conference (SIDeR). The inaugural conference was held at Mads Clausen Institute at SDU in Sønderborg in 2005. Since then, Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg (2006), Blekinge Institute of Technology in Ronneby (2007), Sønderborg (2008), TU Eindhoven (2009) and Umeå Institute of Design (2010) have hosted this event. The Conference has served as a venue through which interaction design students may participate in, and contribute to, research in the emerging interdisciplinary field of interaction design.  SIDeR is a chance for students to use their own design projects and reflections on design thinking from coursework in theory and the practice of design as a basis for an academic paper. The event will be an occasion for generating dialogue with students from other universities, for building networks, sharing perspectives on design and critically reflecting on design practice. We hereby invite graduate students to come together to present and discuss their views on interaction design, based on recent work in the area, be it graduate course work or completed bachelor thesis projects.

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PLM11: Virtual Product Life Cycle for Green Products and Services (Jul 2011, Netherlands)

Deadline for abstract submission: 12 December 2010.
Conference Website:

You are cordially invited to participate in the 8th International Product Lifecycle Management Conference, PLM11, to take place 11th – 13th July 2011 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The purpose of the PLM11 conference is to share recent developments in the area of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) between participant from research, industrial application and software development The conference is promoted by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 5.1 on Global Product Development for the whole Lifecycle (

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DTRS9: Design Thinking Research Symposium (April 2012, Northumbria UK)

Theme: “Articulating Design Thinking”
Dates: 18 – 20 April, 2012
Location: School of Design, Northumbria University

Between the 18th and 20th April 2012, the School of Design at Northumbria University will host the ninth Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS9).  The symposium entitled, “Articulating Design Thinking”, will be run along similar (but different) lines to the workshop-based events that we have seen in past DTRS and related events such as the “Delft Protocols” in 1994, the DTRS7 event “Analysing Design Meetings” in London in 2007, and the “Studying Professional Software Designers” workshop held at the University of California, Irvine in 2010.  At these events, workshop delegates were asked to respond to a given common set of data (i.e. video recordings and transcripts).

DTRS9 at the School of Design, Northumbria University will, however, make a few changes to the workshop-based format.

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HCI 2011: Health, Wealth and Happiness (Jul 2011, Newcastle-upon-Tyne UK)

The 25th British Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI2011), Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Dates: 4-8 July, 2011
Deadline for submission: 21 January 2011

HCI 2011 will be held between the 4th of July and the 8th July, 2011, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.  The HCI Educators conference, Workshops and Tutorials will be held on 4th and 5th July, 2011 and a Doctorial Consortium on the 5th July. The main conference runs from the 6th-8th July, 2011. HCI 2011 is organised by the PaCT Lab (Northumbria University) in cooperation with the British Computer Society.

This year we will be looking for papers to put in our alt.hci sessions. So if you think your work doesn’t usually make it into this conference then maybe this year is your year.

Accepted papers will be published by BCS in the annual conference proceedings, freely available online in BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) and will also be included in the ACM digital library.

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8th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition (Nov 2011, Atlanta USA)

8th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition (C&C 2011) and related art program, tutorials, workshops, and graduate student symposium.
Dates: 3-6 November 2011
Submission deadline (for all kinds of submissions):  March 25, 2011.

We welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners, from artists and scientists, from designers, educators and decision makers. Please send all inquiries to (

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Design Pedagogy Symposium (Jan 2011, Coventry UK)

We would like to invite DRS members to the Design Pedagogy SIG symposium being held at Coventry University, on 28th January 2011 .

It was clear from the number of papers on Design Pedagogy at the DRS International Conference in Montreal that it represents a key area of interest for a significant number of DRS members.

A selection of these papers will form the basis for further presentations at a one day symposium to be held at Coventry University on Friday 28th January 2011. This will provide an opportunity to look at recent developments in research and scholarship in these areas, and for colleagues who were not able to attend the conference it will be a chance to catch up on what is happening.

The symposium is free to DRS members who let us know they are coming. If you would like to attend please contact Michael Tovey ( or Jane Arthur ( It would be helpful if you could let us know by 15th December.

Design Knowledge (May 2011, Plymouth UK)

First call for expressions of interest and Papers
Design Knowledge: Peter Quinn Davis/Roberto Fraquelli
Deadline for abstracts: 20 December 2010

School of Architecture, Design and Environment, University of Plymouth Uk
and Plymouth City Museum and Archives UK: Tuesday 17th May 2011

This event, hosted by University Plymouth, and the Design Knowledge Research Group in partnership with Plymouth City Museum and Archives is a one-day symposium to coincide with an exhibition in Peninsula Arts Gallery. The symposium will detail notions of heritage, design, place-making, museum and university connections.

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Flow 1 & 2: interiors and landscape (May 2011, London)

FLOW: a conference in two parts
Deadline for abstracts: Flow 2- changed to 21 Sep 2011

Two linked conferences – FLOW 1 and FLOW 2 – will address issues of the relationships between interiors and landscape. FLOW 1 will take a historical perspective covering the period from the late nineteenth century to the present day. It will be hosted by the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) in collaboration with the Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University, in London on the 12th and 13th May 2011. FLOW 2 takes a critical approach to contemporary environments, and will develop themes and issues that emerge at FLOW 1 in London. This conference will take place at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, in February 2012.

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