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    HCI and UN's Sustainable Development Goals: Responsibilities, Barriers and Opportunities

    Gothenburg, Sweden

    Workshop in conjunction with NordiCHI'16 conference, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Ever since Eli Blevis presented his seminal paper “Sustainable Interaction Design” almost a decade ago (in 2007), sustainability has been an established topic within the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Even though interest in Sustainable HCI is increasing, critique has been expressed that suggests that we do too little, and perhaps also at times the wrong things. It can be daunting for researchers to tackle global problems such as climate change, famine and biodiversity loss, to name just a few of the large issues the world is and will continue to grapple with during the remainder of the 21st century. Still, also a field like Human-Computer Interaction should aim at being part of developing a sustainable society. But how do we do that, and, what are we aiming for?

    In September 2015, the UN formally adopted a new set of global goals that were ushered in just as the previous Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) were slated to “expire”. The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) consist of 17 overarching goals, aiming at accomplishing sustainable development for people and the planet by 2030.

    In this workshop we want engage everyone who is interested in working towards a sustainable future in terms of and with the UN SDGs as a starting point. How can Sustainable HCI be inspired by, and contribute to these goals? What should we in the field of HCI do more of, and what should we perhaps do less of? In what areas should we form partnerships in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals? And with whom should we form these partnerships? The benefit of arranging the workshop would be to have a common vision of how to work with the SDGs, to collaboratively explore how we could contribute to the goals and to be inspired – by each other – in our research.

    For more information about the workshop, see:
    For more information about the ICT4S conference, see:

    You can apply to the workshop by submitting a position paper or a presentation, which includes at least two of the following bullet points:

    • Shortly describe your UX work/HCI research interests and/or shortly describe your sustainability work.
    • Explain how your work/research relates to one or more of the SDGs
    • Describe how, in your opinion, the SDGs could/should relate to UX/the field of HCI in general

    Please send your position paper (500-1500 words) or presentation (6-9 slides) by email to

    Deadline 25 August 2016.

    If there are many prospective applicants, the workshop organizers will strive to put together a diverse set of participants from the research community as well as from industry. Submissions will be reviewed based on quality, originality, and their potential contribution to achieving workshop goals. We expect to include 15-25 participants.

    Important dates
    Deadline for papers: August 25, 2016
    Notification of acceptance: September 3, 2016
    Workshop: October 24th, 2016 (one full day)

    Elina Eriksson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
    Daniel Pargman (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
    Oliver Bates (Lancaster University, UK)
    Maria Normark (Södertörns Högskola, Sweden)
    Jan Gulliksen (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
    Mikael Anneroth (Ericsson, Sweden)
    Johan Berndtsson (InUse, Sweden)

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