INTERACT 2021 Workshop on

Human-centred Technology for Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities

Call for Papers and Participation

We invite researchers and practitioners aiming at actively contributing to Sustainable Development and engaging with discussions on the state-of-the-art of human-centred technology for sustainability to join us at the INTERACT 2021 Workshop Human-centred Technology for Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities - HCT4SDG. The workshop is supported by the IFIP Working Group 13.10 on Human-Centred Technology for Sustainability.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations (UN) Members calls for global partnerships to achieve significant advances on fairness and prosperity on the planet. It includes equal access to, and management of resources such as water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology. These themes are addressed as a set of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With this broad perspective of “sustainability” in mind, the objective of this workshop is to build an agenda which aims to define challenges and opportunities for design of interactive technologies that address one or more SDGs with a holistic view.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT and smart communities
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Design solutions that support sustainable behaviour
  • Green computing
  • Ethical aspects of green computing
  • Equality and fairness in access to technology
  • Sustainable design
  • Design for sustainability

Participants will be invited to generate and share ideas, to collectively build a map of challenges and opportunities that will lead to joint publication.

As travelling may not be possible to everyone, online participation is welcome.

Overview

Submissions

Prepare a motivation paper describing your approach to design technology aimed at advancing the society towards one or more Sustainable Development Goals, by addressing related challenges and/or opportunities.

Please prepare your submissions in the Springer LNCS format - maximum 6 pages, using the templates provided for CS Proceedings and other Multi-author Volumes.

Accepted papers will be published in the official adjunct conference proceedings. Authors of relevant papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their workshop paper to a special issue of Sustainability on "Targeting Environmental Challenges Using Interactive Visual Technology".

Please submit your workshop paper through Easychair.

Important dates

Paper Submission: 23 April 2021 07 May 2021

Notification: 14 May 2021 24 May 2021

Camera-ready: 4 June 2021 11 Jun 2021

Workshop date: 30 August 2021

Organisers

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Lara Piccolo is a Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) at the Open University, UK. She investigates the role of technology to engage people and communities with some global challenges, including inequalities, universal access to technology and climate change. She worked for 10 years in Brazil bridging academia, policymaking and industry in R&D projects targeting digital inclusion, accessibility and energy literacy.

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Vânia Neris is an Associate Professor working in the Department of Computing at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil. She has been researching on Human-Computer Interaction since 1999 and now she leads the Flexible and Sustainable Interaction Lab (LIFeS). Her main current research interests include: (1) computer support for mental health and well-being, (2) sustainability in computing and (3) computer science education.

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Kamila Rodrigues is an Assistant professor at the Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the University of São Paulo (ICMC/USP) in Brazil. Her research interests include usability, user experience, accessibility, sustainability aspects, and also the study of the emotional responses of users during the interaction with interactive multimedia systems, mainly serious games. She works as a collaborator in research developed at the LIFeS lab (Federal University of São Carlos/Brazil) with digital therapeutic applications for different pathologies and in research at the Intermídia-ICMC/USP lab on data collections and remote interventions using technological infrastructure.

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Masood Masoodian is a professor of Visual Communication Design at Aalto University, Finland. His research interests include visual design, interaction design and visualization, specializing in visualization of time-based data (e.g., energy, health and environmental data). He has served as a programme chair, programme committee member, and reviewer for numerous international conferences and workshops.

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11.00 AM Room 240

Backend Development

By Matt Lee

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01.00 PM Room 450

Web Application Lite

By David Orlando

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03.00 PM Room 650

Professional UX Design

By James Lee Mark

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03.00 PM Room 750

Online Shopping Business

By Michael Walker

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05.00 PM Room 850

Introduction to Mobile App

By Cherry Stella

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07.00 PM Room 750

Bootstrap UI Design

By John David

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