Call for Papers

When: 2 or 3 September 2019
Where: INTERACT’19, Paphos, Cyprus | Room: TBD

The ‘Fashnology Across Social, Cultural, and Religious Ideals and Practices’ workshop aims to address the importance of creating wearables that are inclusive, empathetic, and culturally sensitive. The omnipresence of wearables in our everyday life may potentially create conflict within one’s culture. While addressing the necessity of diversity in design, it is crucial to consider cultural, social, and religious differences that may affect interaction and interpretation. It would require research and understanding to discover and learn how to nurture cultural, social, and religious inclusivity when designing wearables. The one day workshop will offer an interdisciplinary platform of discussion for both academics and practitioners interested in universal design, inclusive technology, and fashnology.

Important Dates:

  • Call for Participation: 15 March 2019
  • Submission deadline: 26 April 2019 Extended to 10 May Final extension 20 May
  • Notification of acceptance: 2 June 2019
  • Camera-ready: 14 June 2019
  • Workshop day: 2-3 September 2019

The one day workshop will focus on addressing the challenges of designing and developing wearables that consider cultural, social, and religious variability. The results of the workshop will propel the construction of a conceptual framework for fashnology design for wearables given varied social, cultural, and religious ideals. Researchers and practitioners with an interest in designing inclusive wearables are invited to submit a position paper. We will accept position papers that describe current research that considers factors that are relevant to fashnology and social, cultural, and religious aspects. We also welcome position papers that describe personal case studies while using wearables given the same context.

In order to participate in the workshop, 4-6 page position papers (Springer LNCS format) should be submitted via EasyChair. All position papers will be reviewed and selection will be made based on the quality and relevance of the position paper.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and for one day of the conference itself.

Accepted papers will be published in the adjunct conference proceedings and available at the workshop website.