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PerPart 2016: 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation

In conjunction with NordiCHI 2016, October 24th 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden

——————– Summary and Theme ——————–
In this one-day workshop we aim to develop the concept of Pervasive Participation further by reflecting on current forms of advanced e-participation that utilize latest pervasive technologies such as feature-rich smartphones and technically enriched appliances embedded in urban environments. Together we want to brainstorm ideas for effectively leveraging of in-situ participation as well as the combination of mobile and stationary forms of participation. The objective of the workshop is to jointly develop requirements for innovative strategies that engage a broader range of citizens, thus also encouraging less motivated people. The second part of the day will be used for a creative prototyping session that will be fueled with topics from our discussions and presentations.

As outcome of the workshop we envision guidelines as well as a research roadmap for Pervasive Participation that combines mobile and stationary engagement methods in an engaging way.

——————– Submission ——————–

Workshop candidates are invited to submit position papers up to 4 pages in the ACM ICPS format by 25.08.2016 via e-mail to perpart2016@tech-experience.at

The program committee will select participants based on the quality and relevance of their submitted position papers. We further welcome academics and practitioners interested in areas related to Pervasive Participation to take part in the workshop without submitting a paper.

——————– Important Dates ——————–

  • Deadline for workshop papers: August 25th, 2016
  • Workshop paper notification: September 03rd, 2016
  • Camera Ready: tbd
  • Workshop: October 24th, 2016
  • Workshop location: tbd (Gothenburg, Sweden)

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Perpart

PerPart 2015: 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation

In conjunction with UbiComp 2015, September 8th 2015, Osaka, Japan

——————– Summary and Theme ——————–

Governments around the world are trying to improve methods how to integrate citizens in the public decision making processes. They aim to introduce new methods to broaden the scope of involved citizens as well as to encourage those previously less eager to participate, such as younger generations. In governing urban development, participation has been long encouraged and organized especially related to urban planning. Especially in that field, the penetration of mobile and wearable devices with their manifold features to interact with real-world surroundings provides new opportunities to collect citizen input directly from particular sites and on the go.

The 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation (PerPart 2015) seeks to discuss the various requirements, opportunities, challenges and impact of novel concepts for advanced citizen e-participation based on the pervasive computing paradigm utilizing latest mobile technology such as feature-rich smartphones and wearables and appliances embedded in today’s technically enriched urban surroundings. PerPart aims to provide an extensive outlook on relevant concepts, innovations and research issues in the field of advanced technology-mediated citizen participation. Thus, we plan to examine Pervasive Participation from various angles and to uncover the interdisciplinary challenges of creating feasible, efficient, and user-accepted Pervasive Participation methods.

——————– Topics of Interest ——————–

We invite contributions on topics including but not limited to

- Novel pervasive and mobile e-participation concepts and prototypes
- Innovative user interfaces and interaction techniques facilitating Pervasive Participation
- Exploitation of social media platforms on pervasive devices for citizen e-participation
- Approaches to attract and encourage different citizen groups to take part in decision-making processes using pervasive technology
- 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 ——————–

Workshop candidates are invited to submit position papers up to 6 pages in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format by June 10th, 2015 by Email to: perpart2015@tech-experience.at The program committee will select participants based on the quality and relevance of their submitted papers. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

——————– Important Dates ——————–

  • Deadline for workshop papers: June 20th, 2015
  • Workshop paper notification: June 30th, 2015
  • Camera Ready: July 10rd, 2015
  • Workshop: September 8th, 2015
  • Workshop location: Knowledge Capital Conference Rooms, Grand Front Osaka

——————– Organizing Committee ——————–

Peter Fröhlich, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Matthias Baldauf, Vienna University of Technology
Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg
Sampo Ruoppila, University of Turku
Florian Alt, University of Munich

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1st International Workshop on Pervasive Participation

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In conj. with the 6th Int. Conf. on Communities and Technologies (C&T), Munich, June 30th, 2013

Introduction

Governments around the world are trying to improve methods how to integrate citizens in the public decision making processes. They aim to introduce new methods to broaden the scope of involved citizens as well as to encourage those previously less eager to participate, such as younger generations. Easy and attractive to use mobile applications (user-friendly apps) making use of up-to-date technical devices can help achieve these aims. In governing urban development, participation has been long encouraged and organized especially related to urban planning. Especially in that field, the penetration of mobile devices with their manifold features to interact with real-world surroundings provides new opportunities to collect citizen input directly from particular sites and on the go. The technology enables for instance location-based polls with maps, pictures and augmented reality applications to represent and visualize issues on portable devices for people to react and comment when they are momentarily on those sites. However, the majority of available traditional applications do not exploit this potential by far.

The 1st International Workshop on Pervasive Participation (PerPart 2013) seeks to discuss the various requirements, opportunities, challenges and impact of novel concepts for advanced citizen e-participation based on the pervasive computing paradigm utilizing latest mobile technology such as feature-rich smartphones and appliances embedded in today’s technically enriched urban surroundings such as public interactive displays. We aim to work towards a vision of Pervasive Participation which enables, engages and empowers citizens in decision-making processes with the ultimate goal to realize a continuous dialogue between a city and its citizens through ubiquitous contemporary and upcoming technology.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for workshop papers: April, 25th, 2013
  • Workshop paper notification: May, 9th, 2013
  • Camera Ready: May, 23rd, 2013
  • Workshop: June, 30th, 2013, Munich, Germany

Organizers and Contact

Matthias Baldauf is a senior researcher and project manager at FTW in the area of ‘User-Centered Interaction & Communication Economics’. Matthias has about 10 years of experience in the field of mobile and pervasive computing research. He acts as the main contact for PerPart, in case of any questions feel free to contact him.

Sampo Ruoppila is Research Director (urban studies) at the University of Turku. He is a specialist of urban policies and planning issues and is director of Turku Urban Research Programme – a joint initiative between the two local universities and the City of Turku – that seeks to promote academically relevant urban research which may also provide policy advice.

Joachim Åström is Associate Professor in political science at Örebro University. His research focuses on questions of power and democracy in relation to the use of information technology in politics and political processes, and on questions of citizen participation and local democracy.

Program Committee

Florian Alt, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Peter Fröhlich, FTW Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria
Sarah Gallacher, Intel Collaborative Research Institute, United Kingdom
Mikael Granberg, Karstad University, Sweden
Vili Lehdonvirta, University of Turku, Finland
Peter Parycek, Centre for E-Governance, Danube University Krems, Austria
Thomas Sedelius, Dalarna University, Sweden
Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Katarzyna Wac, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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