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[ecrea] cfp Human Choice and Computers International Conference - Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion MediaCityUK

Tue Oct 13 12:24:57 GMT 2015

Second Call for Papers
The 12th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference ­ HCC12
September 7th-9th 2016, Salford, UK

Technology and Intimacy: choice or coercion?

From distant mainframes to personal computers to handhelds to wearable
tech and implanted devices, contemporary technology seems on an
unstoppable trajectory to get nearer and nearer to us, our bodies, and the
most intimate details of our lives. This conference series has marked
every stage of this journey from 1974 until today. Manchester, home of the
computer and now European City of Science in 2016, welcomes HCC12 with the
aim of scrutinising the journey from impersonal monolithic technology
towards the intimate intertwining of devices and the self. What is the
impact of this journey and where are we going next?
Intimate technologies are now manifest in so many ways in the workplace,
domestic environment and through entertainment opportunities. The
conference seeks to bring together an inclusive and representative sample
of these many constantly evolving intimate relationships that have existed
previously and continue to exist between humans and technology.
Cross-disciplinary papers concerning ethics, health and wellbeing, or the
security and privacy issues associated with any or all of the topics below
are very welcome.
The conference welcomes inputs from members of academia and research,
civic society, computing associations, industry, and the IT professions on
the following themes:
€	Intimacy ­ Location ­ Personal/Social ­ Wearables ­ Implantables ­ Data
€	Personalisation ­ Identity ­ Digital Footprint ­ Gender
€	Marketing ­ User Experience  - Human Computer Interaction & Design ­
Search and Social Media
€	Customisation ­ Material Culture ­ Innovation ­ Kit ­ Microchipping
€	Generations ­ Histories ­ Enabling Technologies
€	Geographies ­ Urban Technologies ­ Wayfaring
€	ICT for Development ­ Global Mobility ­ Developing Economies ­

Paper Submission
The conference is open to attendees at all stages of career and education,
whether you are at the start, middle or peak of your career, either as
academics or practitioners. Submitted papers should be approximately
3,000-5,000 words in length.  Please submit your Abstract and papers,
through, using Springer¹s OCS system.

Conference Venue
The conference venue is MediaCityUK in Salford Quays, in the heart of
Greater Manchester, hosted by Salford Business School's Centre for Digital

Virtual Presenters
Delegates are also invited to submit papers to our special ŒVirtual
Presenter¹ track, to include presentations of accepted papers via
videolink in the Digital Performance Lab at MediaCityUK.  Virtual
presenters will not only benefit from having no travel and accommodation
costs, but will be charged a special Virtual Presenter Conference Fee.


Springer will be publishing the proceedings of the conference in the IFIP
Advances in Information and Communication Technology series (IFIP AICT)

Initial Programme Committee
David Kreps ­ University of Salford, UK, WG9.5 Chair
Diane Whitehouse ­ The Castlegate Consultancy, UK, TC9 Chair
Gordon Fletcher ­ University of Salford, UK
Marie Griffiths ­ University of Salford, UK

Initial Programme Committee
Bernd Stahl ­ De Montfort University, UK
Eileen Trauth ­ Penn State University, US
Maya van der Velden ­ UIO, Norway
Kathy McGrath ­ Brunel University, UK
Jackie Phahlamohlaka ­ CSIR, South Africa
Ela Klecun - London School of Economics, UK
Will Venters  - London School of Economics, UK
Steve Sawyer ­ Syracuse, NY, US
Kai Kimppa  - Turku University, Finland
Niki Panteli ­ RHUL, UK
Norberto Patrignani ­ Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Oliver Burmeister ­ Charles Sturt University, Australia
António Moniz ­ New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Louise Leenen ­ CSIR, South Africa
Martin Warnke ­ Leuphana University, Germany
Petros Chamakiotis ­ University of Sussex, UK
Brad McKenna ­ Portsmouth University, UK
Christina Mörtberg ­ Linnaeus University, Sweden
Magda David Hercheui ­ Westminster, UK

Important Dates
January 8th 2016 	- Submissions due
March 18th 2016 	- Notification of acceptance/rejection
April 15th 2016	- Submission of camera ready papers
July 1st 2016		- Deadline for early bird registration
Sept 7th-9th 2016 	- Conference dates.

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