Call for Submissions of Position Papers to Bridge AIS SIGHCI and ACM SIGCHI

One Day Workshop at CHI 2018, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Workshop Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018

The goal of the workshop is to build a bridge between two communities, AIS SIGHCI and ACM SIGCHI, to create a better understanding of common goals and interests, as well as to share potentially different perspectives and priorities, within and across both communities. By bridging the AIS SIGHCI and ACM SIGCHI communities, this workshop intends to increase the impact of the field of HCI and the sustainability of HCI research as a whole.

There is a three-horned problem that all researchers must tackle, which is to optimize the trade-offs between: 1) measuring the phenomena of interest with precision and scientific rigor, 2) realism of the context being studied, and 3) generalizability of findings to a broader context and/or population. The workshop will also strive to address this classic three-horned dilemma faced by all researchers, and more specifically, within the context of HCI research. Through this workshop, we hope to create synergies by fostering new collaborations across the greater community of HCI researchers and practitioners at large.

Hence, we invite submissions of position papers that examine and address issues that can help to bridge both communities. A position paper is a well-rationalized stance on a topic related to the workshop themes justified through theory, literature, or empirical work. Examples of position papers include those that identify similarities and commonalities as well as bridge potential differences in priorities and perspectives of both communities. Position papers may also address the three-horned dilemma from a wide variety of perspectives with the goal of building synergies and potential collaborations across the greater community of HCI researchers and practitioners at large.

Other examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Comparisons between AIS SIGHCI and ACM SIGCHI core values based on the experience of people who have already bridged the two fields.
  • Conceptual papers about different types of HCI contributions (e.g., theory building, social impact) made by either or both fields, as well as potential weaknesses that could be mitigated by bridging.
  • Methodological papers from either HCI discipline (e.g., qualitative and quantitative approaches) that speak to the three-horned problem.
  • Forward-thinking proposals for how to build synergies and sustainable collaborations among researchers from both HCI communities.

Interested participants

  • Submit a 2-4 page position paper formatted in the SIGCHI extended abstracts format. It should include the names, contact information, and affiliations of authors.  All submissions must be in English.
  • Email the submission to by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Monday, January 29, 2018.

Position papers will be peer-reviewed by the workshop program committee from both communities, and submissions will be accepted based on the relevance of the topic, as well as the potential to contribute to the workshop discussions and goals.  Position papers are not considered archival publications and authors retain all rights to their work. However, with authors’ permission, position papers will be shared publicly via the workshop’s website.


  • January 29, 2018: Position paper CFP deadline
  • January 30, 2018 – February 16, 2018: Submissions reviewed by program committee
  • February 21, 2018: Notifications sent to authors
  • March 5, 2018: Camera-ready versions of position papers due and linked on website

Important: At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

Workshop Organizers

Soussan Djamasbi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,

Dennis Galletta, University of Pittsburgh,

Fiona Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology,

Xinru Page, Bentley University,

Lionel Robert, University of Michigan,

Pamela Wisniewski, University of Central Florida,

Program Committee

Constantinos Coursaris, Michigan State University

Ann Fruhling, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Camille Grange, HEC Montreal

Jens Grossklags, Technical University of Munich

Shion Guha, Marquette University

David Gurzick, Hood College

Traci Hess, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Najmul Islam, University of Turki, Finland

Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Haiyan Jia, Lehigh University

Zhenhui “Jack” Jiang, National University of Singapore

Richard Johnson, University of Albany

Bart Knijnenburg, Clemson University

Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine

Nima Kordzadeh, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Cliff Lampe, University of Michigan

Young “Anna” Lee, Michigan State University

Younghwa “Gabe” Lee, Miami University

Eleanor Loiacono, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine

Aaron Quigley, University of St. Andrews

Patrick Shih, Indiana University

Heshan Sun, Clemson University

Nathan Twyman, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Wietske Van Osch, Michigan State University

Yvette Wohn, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dezhi Wu, Southern Utah University

Heng Xu, Pennsylvania State University