The 5th International Workshop on
Collaboration:  Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design 
(C.HCI&ID 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2016)

October 31 - November 04, 2016
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, Florida, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters

Special Theme: Collaboration for Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change
General Theme: Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design Connected to Collaboration Technologies and Systems


The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016) is targeted “to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaboration enterprises, their modeling and simulation, design and use, applications, and their impact.”
The 2016 Workshop on Collaboration: Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design (C.HCI&ID 2016) focuses specifically on the human-centered issues connected to collaboration technologies and system. We are especially interested in the contexts of how human-computer interaction (HCI) and interactivity design are implicated in collaboration. The human-centered issues include the social implications of technologies and systems for collaboration, the sustainability implications, ethics, privacy, diversity and social inclusion, health, and other concerns at the nexus of human collaboration needs and practices and the mediation of collaborations by technologies and systems.

This Workshop on Collaboration: Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design (C.HCI&ID 2016) will be held as part of the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016). We anticipate and especially invite papers from a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds. Special emphasis in the reviewing will be given to allow for transdisciplinarity in the contributions with wide tolerance and acceptance of the differences between specific disciplinary mores of methods and domains of expertise. Contributions may take the form of original research reporting, essays and interpretations, conceptual design studies, design case studies, experience studies, and other forms. Regardless of contribution form, accepted papers will be formally archived in the IEEE library (to be confirmed) and are expected to be of archival scholarly quality.

Special Theme
This year the track has a special theme: Collaboration for Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change. Papers relating to this special theme are particularly encouraged.

In addition to the special theme, C.HCI&ID topics include, but are not limited to, the following concerns related to Human-Centered Issues and Interactivity Design in the context of Technology-mediated Collaborations:
  • Interactivity Design in Collaboration
  • Collaborations in the Context of Social Networking Systems
  • Social Benefits and Problems of Technology-mediated Collaborations
  • Bridging of Collocation and Distance in Collaborations
  • Values and Values-sensitive Design in and for Collaborations
  • Privacy & Security in Collaborations
  • Cognitive Models of Collaborations
  • Collaborative Decision Making
  • Gesture in Collaborations
  • Interaction Criticism in the context of Collaborations
  • Ethnography in the context of Collaborations
  • Altruism
  • Interfaces and Multimodality in Collaborations
  • Usability Issues of Collaboration Technologies
  • Implications of Mixed Physical and Digital Collaborations
  • Implications of Collaboration Technologies for Sustainability & Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Ethics of Collaboration Technologies
  • Culture in the context of Collaborations
  • Diversity & Social Inclusion in the context of Collaborations
  • Human-centered Design and Humanity-centered Design in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Emotion in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Design Theory in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Feminist HCI in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Globalization in the context of Collaboration Technologies
  • Health Implications and Applications of Collaboration Technologies
  • Mobility Issues of Collaboration Technologies
  • General Contexts Collaboration Technologies

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to human-centered issues and interactivity design implicated in collaboration. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify).  For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop. 

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.

Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 29, 2016 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -----  September 02, 2016 
Conference Dates:  ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016

International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings. 
  • TBA, TBA

  (* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL:  or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.