PDC: PDC 2004 the eighth biennial Participatory Design Conference - Artful Integration Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices, July 27-31, 2004, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Toronto 2003.

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Liebe Kollegen,
der erste CfP fuer die Participatory Design Conference 2004
Viele Gruesse
Peter Mambrey
Call For Participation Please forward or post as appropriate
PDC 2004
the eighth biennial
Participatory Design Conference
Artful Integration
Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices
July 27-31, 2004
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
In cooperation with the ACM and IFIP (pending)
Academic sponsors:
Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), University of Toronto
Faculty of Information Studies (FIS), University of Toronto
Participatory Design (PD) is a diverse collection of principles and
practices aimed at making technologies and social institutions more
responsive to human needs. A central tenet of PD is the direct
involvement of people in the co-design of the systems they use.
The Participatory Design Conferences, held every two years since 1990,
have brought together a multidisciplinary and international group of
software developers, researchers, social scientists, designers,
activists, practitioners, users, citizens, cultural workers and
managers who adopt distinctively participatory approaches in the
development of information and communication artifacts, systems,
services and technology.
Participatory design approaches have been used in traditional
application domains (such as computer systems for business, health
and governmental) and are also relevant in emerging areas such as
web-portal design, e-government services, community networks,
enterprise resource planning, public (and other) CSCW (computer
supported cooperative work) systems, social administration & community
development, university/community partnerships, tele-health,
communities of practice and political deliberation/mobilization
(e-democracy), digital arts and design, scholarship and teaching with
mediated technologies (e-learning), the experience of a sense of
place, cultural production and cultural institutions. We further
submissions that explore the relationship between PD approaches and
design of ICT (information and communication technology)
such as open source projects, standards, protocols, new media, policy,
broadband and WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) networks and the like, and how
turn they may enable and constrain the possibilities for
Participatory designers of ICT-applications may learn from, and,
hopefully contribute to, work in other fields, such as community and
organizational development, architecture, urban planning, policy
development, media, design and art, especially insofar as these fields
increasingly use ICTs.
Participatory design approaches can be applied in various social
settings such as local communities, government agencies, civil society,
schools and universities, companies, trade unions, etc. each with its
own distinctive stakeholder arenas and power relations.
The overall theme of the 2004 conference, "Artful Integration:
Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices" describes a central
reality of participatory design. It recognizes that an essential
ingredient in design practice is the working together of multiple,
heterogeneous elements. Whereas conventional design approaches
emphasize the role of the designer and the creation of singular
"things," artful integration calls attention to the collective
interweaving of people, artifacts and processes to achieve practical,
aesthetic or emancipatory syntheses. The conference will include the
inauguration of the "Artful Integrators Award" for exemplary work in
participatory design.
We invite contributions on all aspects of participatory design,
especially those that address concerns discussed above. Share your
artful integrations with the broader community!
We invite submissions for the following types of sessions
(described more fully below):
+ Research papers (maximum 10 pages)
+ Short papers (maximum 4 pages) research works in progress,
field experiences / stories from reflective practitioners, tools
and techniques reports)
+ Pre-Conference workshops (2 page proposals)
+ Conference workshops (2 page proposals)
+ Artifacts, posters, interactive demonstrations, art installations (2
page proposals)
+ Tutorials (2 page proposals)
+ Doctoral consortium
Research Papers
Deadline: January 9, 2004
We aim to publish the accepted research papers in book form through an
academic publisher. High academic standards will be expected. Maximum
length of research papers is 10 pages. Each submitted paper will be
double blind reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Authors are invited to
suggest names and contact information of one or two possible reviewers
to supplement reviews by Program Committee members. Such prospective
reviewers should have demonstrable expertise in the relevant field and
be at arms-length from the author(s) and the work presented.
Accepted papers should be revised according to the review reports and
the language should be checked by a native English speaker. Deadline
for submitting the camera-ready manuscript is May 10, 2004.
Short Papers (maximum 4 pages) (Chair: Joan Greenbaum)
Deadline: May 1, 2004
Short papers cover a range of possible formats and audiences
+ Research works in progress: research which is not yet ready to
be evaluated in a peer review. Short papers could cover research
designs, fieldwork, and/or preliminary research results.
+ Stories about experiences by reflective practitioners: we are
especially interested in short papers in which practitioners
describe their practical experiences with the (non) participation
of users. These reports may be derived from a variety of settings,
but should as a general feature describe the various stakeholders
in the design process, their mutual interactions, and how they
were affected.
+ Tools and techniques reports: the description of tools and
techniques, and of the application of these tools and
techniques, showing their usability for participatory design.
+ Short papers are also welcome that fit the "pattern" format
organized by problem, context, discussion, solution and references.
Pre-Conference Workshops (Chair Judith Gregory)
Deadline: January 23, 2004
Full-or half-day invitational workshops will be held Wednesday, July
2004. The proposal should contain a title, goals, technique, relevance
PD and a schedule. Intended participants and how they will be
should also be described. Workshop topics can include methods,
or other areas of interest. Note that fees may be charged to cover
workshop expenses (such as lunch, materials, or equipment set up) but
workshop organizers are not paid.
Conference Workshops (Chair TBA)
Deadline: May 1, 2004
Mini-workshops will be convened on July 30 from 2-5 PM. Attendees will
sign up for these workshops at the conference itself. Please submit a
two page proposal which includes title, goals, objectives, and methods
for making the workshop interactive with the participants. Please
indicate as the relevant background of the leaders, intended
the maximum number of participants and whether you would need special
equipment. Feel encouraged to apply with others as a group.
Artifacts, interactive demonstrations, posters, art installations
(Chairs Yvonne Dittrich & Leah Lievrouw)
Deadline: May 1, 2004.
+ Artifacts. Proposals should be no longer than 2 pages and must
be submitted electronically. The artifact proposal should contain
a title, goals, technique, relevance to PD and a sketch or design,
as appropriate. Please describe your plan for audience
+ Interactive Demonstrations. Proposals should be no longer than
2 pages and must be submitted electronically. The artifact
proposal should contain a title, goals, technique, relevance to
PD and a sketch, layout or design, as appropriate. Please describe
your plan for audience participation.
+ Posters. Proposals (1 page) should describe the topic, its
relevance, the approach, and the results. During the conference
posters will be displayed in several places. Please describe your
plan for audience participation.
Power, internet connections, small table and vertical mounting surface
will be provided if requested and available. Please describe any other
special requirements.
Tutorials (pre-conference) (Chair TBA)
Deadline: January 23, 2004
Full-day (6 hour) and half-day (3 hour) tutorials will be held Tuesday
July 27, 2004. The proposal should contain a title, goals, technique,
relevance to PD and a tutorial schedule. Please describe any handouts
that you intend to make available in the proposal. Please include a
budget for tutorial expenses (lunch, materials, equipment set up, for
example) in your proposal. Fees will be charged, with tutorial
organizers receiving surplus over tutorial expenses.
Doctoral consortium (co-Chairs: Jeanette Blomberg (IBM Almaden) &
Finn Kensing (ITU Copenhagen))
A full day, invitational doctoral consortium will be held Tuesday,
27, 2004. Doctoral candidates are invited to contact the one of the
session co-chairs for further details.
General submission information:
+ Submissions should be formatted according to the requirements
specific to each type of submission as listed on the conference
website and sent electronically to the chairs using the upload
facility to be found there.
+ Each submission will include a cover sheet with title, submission
type, submitter name(s) and affiliation(s), address(es) and email
+ Receipt notification will follow over email.
+ All accepted contributions will be posted on appropriate web sites
and published in book form provided to conference participants as
part of the conference fee.
+ Volume I of the Proceedings will consist of the research papers
and be published by an academic publisher. Additional details
including formatting instructions will be available soon on the
PDC 2004 web site (
+ Volume II of the Proceedings will include all the other accepted
contributions in the traditional PDC-format.
More details can be found on the conference website or by contacting
the Program co-Chairs or the Chair of the appropriate session.
+ January 9 Due date for research paper submissions
+ January 23 Due date for pre-conference workshops and tutorials
+ February 7 Acceptance notification for workshops and tutorials
+ March 15 Acceptance notification to authors of research papers
+ May 10 Due date for Final Proceedings Vol1 versions of research
+ May 1 Due date for short papers/posters/artifacts/demos/conference
workshop submissions
+ May 15 Acceptance notification short papers/posters/artifacts/demos/
conference workshop presenters
+ May 22 Early registration date
+ June 1 Due date for final Proceedings Vol2 versions of
and conference workshops and other submissions
+ July 27-31 PDC 2004
The ACM SIGCHI conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS2004)
takes place August 1-4, immediately following PDC2004 in Cambridge,
1 1/2 hrs by air from Toronto. More information is available at:
Conference Co-Chairs:
Andrew Clement, University of Toronto, Canada
Peter van den Besselaar, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts
and Sciences, Netherlands
Program Co-chairs:
Fiorella de Cindio, University of Milano, Italy
Doug Schuler, The Evergreen State College, USA
Other chairs to be announced.
Thomas Binder (Sweden), Jeanette Blomberg (US), Tone Bratteteig
(Norway), Jacob Buur (Denmark), Debra Cash (US), Todd Cherkasky (US),
Andrew Clement (Canada), Peter Day (UK), Fiorella De Cindio (Italy),
Yvonne Dittrich (Sweden), Frank Emspak (US), Joan Greenbaum (US),
Davydd Greenwood (US), Judith Gregory (Norway), Robert Guerra
Michael Gurstein (Canada), Bo Helgeson (Sweden), Vidar HepsC8
Finn Kensing (Germany), Sarah Kuhn (US), Leah Lievrow (US), Peter
Mambrey (Germany), Preben Holst Mogensen (Denmark), Gale Moore
(Canada), Michael Muller (US) Julian Orr (US), Norberto Patrignani
(Italy), Volkmar Pipek (Germany), Rob Procter (UK), Toni Robertson
(Australia), Patricia Sacks (US), Partha Sarker (invited-Bangladesh),
Doug Schuler (US), Steve Scrivener (UK), Lucy Suchman (UK), Randy
(US), Peter van den Besselaar (Netherlands), Ina Wagner (Austria), and
Volker Wulf (Germany).
Prof. Dr. Peter Mambrey
Fraunhofer-FIT Institute for Applied Information Technology
Department Head Evaluation and Design of Collaborative Systems
D-53754 St. Augustin, Germany
Phone: +49-2241-142710; Fax: +49-2241-142084; E-mail:

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