9th Human-Centred Technology Postgraduate Workshop

University of Sussex, Department of Informatics September 11-12 th

Call for participation

Happily, it is time again for another Human-Centred Technology Postgraduate Workshop. This workshop aims to bring together research students with a common interest in Human-Centred Technology. The diverse and interdisciplinary nature of this area can restrict the opportunities available to students for peer review, feedback, and discussion of their work or the process of completing a postgraduate qualification. This workshop will give postgraduate students a chance to discuss their research and also hear presentations from leading academics at the forefront of Human-Centred Technology Research.

The Human-Centred Technology Postgraduate Workshop is returning for its 9th instalment. This year we hope to take a critical look at whether the human-centred design approach caters for both collaborative and individualized settings and how it enriches communication, cooperation, creativity and learning while interacting with digital technology. Within this workshop you can discuss ideas and express your views about how computers can enhance collaboration, foster communication or creativity, or provide working frameworks that can adapt to individual users.

The workshop will focus on three main topics each of which will address a key question as described below. Like the overall workshop theme, these questions are defined broadly and are intended to provide a common thread within presentations and a focal point for discussion. The workshop will consist of a series of short presentations from students and a panel-led group discussion of the ideas presented.


1 - How can computerized technology enhance or affect collaboration and communication?

2 - How can user­centred design help in the design of systems that adapt to individual profiles?

3 - How can a user­centred approach enrich the users’ experiences with digital technology?

» Theme


There are two submission categories for this year’s workshop:
1. A short paper (of no more than four pages) addressing one of the themes of the workshop.
2. A summary of your interests and a description of how your planned research will address one of the themes of the workshop (of between two and three pages). This submission category is intended to provide a forum for students in the early stages of their research.

Submissions should be sent to in word or rtf format by Monday 24th April 2006. Formatting instructions are provided below.

» Guidelines

Important dates

Submission deadline: Monday April 24th, 2006
Notification of acceptance: Monday May 15th, 2006
Final versions of papers: Monday May 29th, 2006
Registration deadline: Monday July 17th, 2006
Workshop: Monday 11th - Tuesday 12th September, 2006