CALL FOR PAPERS
BCS HCI 2011 Workshop - When Words Fail: What can Music Interaction tell us about HCI?
– Deadline for position paper submission extended to 8th May 2011 –
Deadline for position paper submission: 8th May 2011
Notification of acceptance: 20th May 2011
Deadline for final copy of accepted position papers: 2nd June 2011
Workshop date: 4th July 2011
Music Interaction is the term used to describe interaction design in the domain of music. Because of the demanding, abstract, non-verbal nature of music, music often makes demands not readily encountered elsewhere. For this reason, Music Interaction can be a valuable source of contrasts, new ideas and challenges for current HCI theory and practice. This workshop aims to explore research on any aspect of Music Interaction, and to collectively consider lessons for HCI in general. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, principles, issues, techniques, findings, technologies and projects with wider implications.
We welcome participants from the fields of HCI, music computing, pervasive or tangible interaction, cognitive musicology or other related areas who are actively involved in research in Music Interaction and are willing to reflect on benefits for HCI theory and practice in general.
Authors should submit a 4-6 page position paper to the organisers before the deadline of 8th May 2011 (contact details are available on the workshop website, http://mcl.open.ac.uk/Workshop/). The position paper should clearly identify the key issue being addressed, the approach taken, a summary of any results so far and ideally a discussion of how this research might benefit HCI theory or practice in general. We also welcome submissions where links to wider HCI issues are less direct, given willingness to explore such potential relationships collectively. Further information on the workshop and the format to be used for position papers can be found on the workshop website or by contacting the workshop organisers.
Position papers will be subject to peer review. Accepted position papers will be published on the workshop website and included in a third volume of the conference proceedings. We are actively exploring a book or journal special issue based on the workshop, subject to the number and quality of submissions.
Katie Wilkie, Rose Johnson and Simon Holland – The Open University, UK
Gregory Leplatre - Napier University, UK
The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).