Embodied Interaction: Theory and Practice in HCI
An embodied perspective on interaction seeks to describe and explain how the body plays a foundational role in how human beings experience, interact with and understand computation in the world we live in. This workshop seeks to bring together a community of researchers who are creating interactive technologies based on an embodied perspective on human-computer interaction (HCI). We begin with a keynote by Prof David Kirsh (Dept. Cognitive Science, UCSD) who will set the stage for mini-conference style presentations of new research through paper presentations, posters, and interactivity demonstrations by the workshop participants. The workshop will enable participants to be exposed to and discuss different approaches to investigating embodiment in HCI research.

Participants are invited to submit a four page position paper in the CHI Extended Abstracts format, or a two page paper and poster using the CHI Work-In-Progress format, or a two page Interactivity proposal plus the supplement and video, using the CHI Interactivity format. Contributions may be outlines of theoretical position, descriptions of interpretive analysis, evaluations, techniques, methods, design concepts, or prototypes that rely on embodied interaction. Authors are to include a working definition of what they mean when they say “embodiment” or “embodied interaction.”

Participants will be welcomed from a range of disciplines including computing, HCI, interaction and experience design, digital arts and media, robotics, neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, philosophy, education, and cognitive psychology.

The organizing committee will select submissions based on the quality and contribution of the work relating to embodied interaction. Please send your submission to by January 23 2011 [extended deadline]. Acceptance notifications will be send out Feb 21 2011. Camera ready papers are due April 1st, 2011. One author of each accepted paper needs to register for the workshop as well as at least one day of the CHI conference.

Alissa N. Antle
School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Simon Fraser University
Central City, Surrey, B.C. Canada

Paul Marshall
Warwick Manufacturing Group
International Digital Laboratory
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

Elise van den Hoven
Industrial Design Department,
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O.Box 513, 5600MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Copyright © 2010. Dr. Alissa Antle, SIAT, Simon Fraser University, Canada