Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Human-Work Interaction Design 2018 (HWID’18)

In continuation with the series of the Human Work Interaction Design working conferences, the fifth edition will take place in Espoo, Finland, on the 20th and 21st of August, 2018. The theme of the conference this year is Designing Engaging Automation. See more on page About.

Important dates:
Full paper submission deadline: April 15th -> April 22nd
Poster submission deadline: April 30th
Acceptance notifications: May 22nd
Early bird registration deadline: May 31st
Final versions of papers and posters: June 12th
Conference: August 20-21, 2018

Theme, Scope and Focus:
This year’s theme is Designing Engaging Automation. While we do not exclude other aspects of work analysis and designing interactions for work contexts, we encourage authors to share especially their research on human aspects in workplace automation in the 2018 edition of HWID conference.

Interaction design for work engagement has lately started to gather more attention, especially in designing tools for employees. Work engagement takes usability of interactive systems to the next level by providing employees pleasurable and meaningful experiences via the tools used at work. The theme of HWID’18 emphasizes the need for providing these experiences also when parts of the work are automated.

Examples of relevant questions include:

  • Is automation making work less interesting or more engaging?
  • How to improve work engagement by automation?
  • How to share work optimally between humans and automation?
  • How to maintain operator vigilance in highly automated environments?
  • How to support situation and/or automation awareness?
  • How to evaluate the impact of automation on work engagement?

This working conference aims to answer these questions to support professionals, academia, national labs, and industry engaged in human work analysis and interaction design for the workplace. We will discuss the tools, procedures, and professional competences needed for designing for and evaluating engaging automation in workplace contexts.

We invite two types of submissions:

  1. Full papers (max 15 pages, excluding references) and
  2. Poster submissions (max 4 pages, excluding references).

For both types of submissions, the authors must use the LNCS templates available from Springer. Please submit your anonymized paper in PDF format to EasyChair.

The collection of all accepted papers will be distributed to the participants as digital proceedings. During the review process, the reviewers will be asked to evaluate whether the paper is suitable for an IFIP Springer book (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology) that will be edited and published after the conference. We aim at most accepted papers to be included here.