Call For Participation

There has been a growing body of work from the CHI community that looks at designing for inclusivity and for the unique and specific constraints of diverse populations including work on designing within patriarchal contexts, designing around issues of gender and sexual orientation and designing around literacy. With the same approach towards inclusivity and co-existence the aim of this workshop is to bring together CHI researchers and practitioners who engage in studies and interventions within Muslim majority communities around the world. The goal is to understand the Muslim identity and perceptions around it, the unique constraints and limitations within Muslim communities and to identify core issues and concerns within these populations. We hope to generate a dialogue to explore the opportunities and challenges of doing HCI research within Muslim populations. We particularly encourage submissions under the following themes, but we are also excited about and welcome all submissions that addresses various encounters between Computing and Islam.

  • Refugees and islamophobia
  • Muslim feminism
  • Digital financial services
  • Female Intimate and Maternal Health

Submitted position papers must not exceed four pages in the CHI Extended Abstract Format including references. The submissions should be sent in PDF format to (IslamicHCI@gmail.com). Position papers will be selected based on the contribution to the workshop theme, quality of presentation, and the potential to stimulate discussions. Upon acceptance, at least one of the authors must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference. All accepted papers will be archived on our workshop’s website. For details, please visit: (http://web.lums.edu.pk/~IslamicHCI/)

Submitted position papers must not exceed four pages in the CHI Extended Abstract Format including references. The submissions should be sent in PDF format to (insert submission email). Position papers will be selected based on the contribution to the workshop theme, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussions. Upon acceptance, at least one of the authors must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop Submissions

 

12 January 2020 EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE
31 January 2020 EARLY NOTIFICATION
9 February 2020 FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
28 February 2020 FINAL NOTIFICATION
15 March 2020 REVIEWS RELEASED
30 March 2020 CAMERA-READY DEADLINE

ORGANIZERS

 

Maryam Mustafa is an Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. She earned her PhD from the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany. Mustafa’s current area of research focuses on the gendered design of technologies to promote equitable access for women in Pakistan. She has been working to understand design for maternal health, mental health and connectedness within patriarchal, low-income, low-literate communities in Pakistan.

WORKSHOP STRUCTURE

IslamicHCI: Designing with and within Muslim Populations

The workshop will be conducted over one day. In the introduction, we will organize an ice-breaking activity so that participants have a chance to share their personal profiles and expertise. Next, the motivations behind creating an IslamicHCI community will be discussed in round tables, where workshop participants will collaboratively define IslamicHCI and share their thoughts. Selected submissions will be presented covering the three proposed themes to contextualize the discussions. Established HCI researchers will be invited to join the discussions and activities. In groups, participants will brainstorm and draft future research agendas and define action plans. At the end of the workshop, each group will share their agenda for IslamicHCI and receive feedback from peers. Following the workshop, we will share these suggested agendas as well as a group action plans for future research on the workshop website.

SCHEDULE

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09:00 – 09:30

WELCOME AND PARTICIPANTS INTRODUCTION

09:30 – 10:00

ICE BREAKING ACTIVITY

10:00 – 11:30

WHY ISLAMIC HCI?

11:30 – 12:00

COFFEE BREAK

12:00 – 13:30

PARTICIPANTS’ PRESENTATIONS BY THEMES

13:30 – 15:00

LUNCH BREAK

15:00 – 16:30

DRAFT FUTURE AGENDAS AND
ACTION PLANS

16:30 – 17:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:00 – 17:30

RESEARCH AGENDA DISCUSSION

 

GET IN TOUCH

Please email at IslamicHCI@gmail.com

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