Call for papers

In conjunction with ACE 2014:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Madeira, Portugal

Systems that aggregate health and entertainment goals are proliferating, but little is known about the way to design and evaluate these systems and how to manage the different (if nor opposite) needs of these two main areas. This workshop will promote the discussion of issues surrounding these areas, enabling a better understanding of the how’s and why’s of designing systems for health and entertainment, as well as the identification of new avenues of research in the field.

Participants are invited to submit a short paper (2-4 pages in ACM SIGCHI format) presenting their personal views and research on the intersection of technology, health and entertainment. Possible contributions may include but are not limited to:

  • Health and entertainment systems
  • Studies on the effectiveness, and acceptance of health and entertainment systems and their impact on health and wellbeing
  • Methodologies and frameworks for the design, development, and evaluation of health and entertainment systems
  • Design principles and guidelines for special user populations and specific diseases
  • Insights on how to leverage these systems to the medical care and attract health professionals into the design and development of these systems

Papers should be written in English and introduce original work that has not been previously published or be in review process for publication in another venue. Papers will be peer reviewed by two reviewers (blind review), after which authors will be notified of the decision of acceptance or rejection of their work. Authors of selected papers will be encouraged to expand their contributions to a special edition of a journal issue that the workshop organizers will make an effort to arrange (More information on this soon).

The workshop welcomes participants who have not submitted papers but wish to actively contribute to the discussion of the challenges. These participants should state and justify their interest (400-750 words) through the email bellow.

The workshop is planned for a full day. In the morning, participants will briefly present their work in the form of a digital poster. After this, a number of workshop challenges will be introduced. In the afternoon, groups will gather to solve the workshop challenges. To conclude, groups will present their outcomes through the means of (e.g.) posters, short amateur videos, or role-play. The contributions from the participants will be collected into a final report, which will form the basis of a paper to submit to a venue in the scope of the workshop.

Contributions and statements of interest (400-750 words) should be sent to until September 15. Alternatively (preferably) submit it electronically through the EasyChair conference management system.


September 15, 2014: Submission deadline for position papers and motivation letters
September 29, 2014: Notification of acceptance
October 13, 2014: Camera ready version
November 11, 2014: Workshop at ACE 2014

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