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SpaceCHI : Human-Computer Interaction for Space Exploration | CHI 2021 Workshop

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Pat Pataranutaporn

Friday
May 14, 2021
9:00am — 1:00pm

About the Workshop

Space travel and becoming an interplanetary species have always been part of humanity’s greatest imaginings. Research in space exploration helps us advance our knowledge in the fundamental sciences, and challenges us to design new technologies and to create new industries for space, all while prompting us to answer the most fundamental questions about our place in the Universe. However, keeping a human healthy, happy and productive in space is one of the most challenging aspects of current space programs. Our biological body, which evolved in the Earth’s specific environment, is not designed to survive by itself in extreme conditions such as high radiation or low gravity (among other threats). Therefore, researchers have been developing different types of human-computer interfacing systems (HCI), which support a human body’s physical and mental performance in space. 

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Call for Participation

We invite researchers from both academia and industry to submit a short position paper in the theme discussed above. We will evaluate submissions on fit, ability to stimulate discussion, and contribution to the future of HCI. Our website includes examples of past work in this area to help inspire and inform position papers. Papers should be maximum of 4 pages, and should be submitted in the CHI Extended Abstracts format. The submission deadline is February 15th, 2021.

At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for at least one day of the conference. We will host accepted papers on the workshop website for participants and others to review. Submission can be accessed through our website: http://spacechi.media.mit.edu/.

Suggested topics / areas:

  • On-body/Wearable Technology for Space Health
  • Human-Robot Interaction for Deep Space Mission
  • Interfaces for Human Expression in Space
  • Trust within Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
  • Cognitive load and Human Performance Issues
  • Computer-supported Cooperative Work
  • Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality
  • Smart Vehicle and Habitat
  • Digital Fabrication for Space Mission

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline : February 15th, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: February 22th, 2021
  • Final submissions due: March 1st, 2021. 
  • Workshop date: May 14h, 2021

Organizers

  • Pat Pataranutaporn, MIT Media Lab
  • Valentina Sumini, MIT Media Lab
  • Ariel Ekblaw, MIT Media Lab
  • Melodie Yashar, San Jose State Research Foundation, NASA Ames
  • Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Vienna University of Technology
  • Susanna Testa, Politecnico di Milano
  • Marianna Obrist, University College London
  • Dorit Donoviel, Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH)
  • Joseph Paradiso, MIT Media Lab
  • Pattie Maes, MIT Media Lab

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