I am very pleased to announce a third CHI workshop on Ethical Encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings!
The workshop will take place on Saturday 6th May as part of the CHI 2017 conference in Denver, Colorado.
The Call for Papers is now open. If you would like to join us and contribute to the growing conversation about how to address ethical challenges faced when conducting HCI research in sensitive settings, please prepare a 4-6 page position paper in CHI extended abstracts format. Position papers can take the form of case studies, describing particular challenge(s) faced in your research. To see the position papers from previous workshops, see the workshop website: ethicalencountershci.wordpress.com.
Submissions should be sent in .pdf format to email@example.com. Position papers will be reviewed by a committee of experts and selected on the basis of relevance to the workshop themes, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussion.
A special issue on ethics has now been published in the journal Visual Methodologies.
Edited by Marilys Guillemin, Susan Cox, Deborah Warr, and myself, the special issue brings together articles that discuss various ethical challenges researchers have faced while conducting research using visual methods such as video recordings, photo elicitation, and participant-generated drawings. Authors in this special issue come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.
The issue includes an article that discusses key issues we identified in our project, Enabling Socially Inclusive and Ethical Visual Methodologies:
Waycott, J., Guillemin, M., Cox, S. M., Warr, D., Drew, S., & Howell, C. (2015). Re/formulating Ethical Issues for Visual Research Methods from the Ground Up. Visual Methodologies, 3(2), 4-15.
My colleagues and I will be running another workshop on Ethical Encounters in HCI at the CHI 2016 conference (7th - 12th May 2016, San Jose, CA).
Call for Participation
HCI research is moving into increasingly sensitive and challenging settings. New technologies are now being designed and evaluated with vulnerable or marginalized participants in contexts that can be emotionally challenging for researchers, participants, and others involved in the research. Research conducted in these sensitive and emerging areas can produce complex ethical dilemmas. Building on previous workshops, this CHI 2016 workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers to share experiences and learn from ethical challenges encountered in HCI research conducted in sensitive settings. From this workshop we aim to develop an edited collection of case studies highlighting practical strategies to inform good practice for future HCI research. Attendees will be invited to develop their workshop paper into a chapter for the book.
We invite researchers working in sensitive settings to submit 4-6 page case studies (in ACM Extended Abstract format) that:
Submissions should be sent in .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be reviewed by the committee and selected on the basis of relevance to the workshop themes, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussion.
At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the workshop and at least one day of the main conference.
For more information, see: http://ethicalencountershci.wordpress.com/
Dr Jenny Waycott, Associate Professor, School of Computing & Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
Contact: jwaycott @ unimelb.edu.au