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FS on Pervasive Participation 2017 : Focus Section on Pervasive Participation - New Horizons for Citizen Involvement and User Experience


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Submission Deadline Oct 22, 2017
Notification Due Oct 31, 2017
Final Version Due Nov 30, 2017
Categories    e-participation   pervasive computing   open data   CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Call For Papers

Focus Section on
"Pervasive participation - New Horizons for Citizen Involvement and User Experience"

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)

!! UPDATE !!
The Submission deadline has been extended and is now: 22.Oct. 2017

Guest Editors:


• Sarah-Kristin Thiel, Aarhus University, Denmark
• Peter Fröhlich, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
• Glenda Caldwell, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
• Matthias Baldauf, University of Applied Sciences St.Gallen, Switzerland

Important dates:
• Deadline: October 15, 2017
• Notification to the authors: October 31, 2017
• Camera ready paper: November 30, 2017
• Publication of the special issue: mid of December, 2017


Researchers and practitioners around the world are currently exploring novel participation methods with the objective to better integrate citizens in the public decision making processes. By using contemporary technology, they not only aim to lower traditional participation barriers but also broaden the scope of involved citizens by trying to encourage those previously less eager to participate, such as younger generations.
Especially in urban planning, the penetration of mobile and wearable devices with their manifold features to interact with real-world surroundings as well as public screens, media facades or technically enriched artifacts embedded in urban surroundings provide new opportunities to collect citizen input directly from on-site and on the go.

This focus section features the concept of Pervasive Participation, which uses pervasive technologies such as feature-rich smartphones and instrumented urban environments. We invite original contributions that effectively leverage in-situ participation as well as the combination of mobile and stationary forms of participation. The objective of the IxD&A focus section is to provide a timely collection of rigorous research on the design and use of pervasive participation technologies.

Topics of Interest
We invite contributions on topics including but not limited to
* Novel pervasive and mobile e-participation concepts and prototypes
* Evaluations of pervasive e-participation prototypes
* User Experience factors of pervasive participation; new methods for assessing UX factors in pervasive participation
* Innovative user interfaces and interaction techniques facilitating Pervasive Participation
* Exploitation of social media platforms on pervasive devices for citizen e-participation
* Approaches to activate and encourage different citizen groups to take part in decision-making processes using pervasive technology
* Novel strategies to entice previously less interested citizens to become engaged (e.g. gamification, persuasive technologies)
* Privacy and security issues in Pervasive Participation and approaches to overcome them
* Integration of Pervasive Participation in traditional decision-making processes
* Methodologies for evaluating novel pervasive forms of citizen e-participation or assessing their impact
* Experiences from planning, conducting, and evaluating field trials and living labs in the fields of mobile and pervasive citizen e-participation

Submission guidelines and procedure
All submitted papers must not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
The manuscripts should be submitted anonymized either in .doc or in .rtf format.
Starting from papers presented at previous Pervasive Participation workshops (at UbiComp’15, NordiCHI’16, e.g.), this call for papers is open to everybody. All papers will be refereed through a selective double peer review process.
All perspective participants are invited to submit a 8-20 pages paper (including authors' information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper template and guidelines for preparing as well as submitting articles are
available at:

Authors' guidelines
All papers must be submitted online via the IxD&A online system:
(Please upload all submissions using the Submission page. When submitting the paper, please, choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A focus section on: Pervasive Participation'')

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advice and queries, please contact any of the guest-editors below and mark the subject as:
IxD&A focus section on: Pervasive Participation

sarah.kristin.thiel [at] ait [dot] ac [dot] at
peter.froehlich [at] ait [dot] ac [dot] at
g.caldwell [at] qut [dot] edu [dot] au
matthias.baldauf [at] fhsg [dot] ch

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