CFP: CHI 2015 Workshop Gamifying Research

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After our successful workshops at CHI 2011 and CHI 2013, we’re happy to continue our bi-annual tradition and announce the CHI 2015 workshop “Gamifying Research“, taking place in Seoul, Korea on November 19, 2015. Submission deadline is January 2 5, 2015. Read on for the full Call for Participation, and find a linkable version here.

Call for Participation

CHI 2015 Workshop
Gamifying Research: Strategies, Opportunities, Challenges, Ethics

From social sciences to biology, gamified applications and games are being increasingly used for research: as “petri dishes” for observing behavioral dynamics; as sources of ecologically valid and/or “big” user behavior data; as crowdsourcing tools for research tasks; or as means to motivate. However, gamifying research also entails many open questions and deep ethical ramifications. This one-day workshop, co-located with CHI 2015 in Seoul, convenes HCI and game researchers as well as industry practitioners and ethicists to advance the practice of using gamified systems and games as research contexts and tools in an ethical manner.

Topics of Special Interest

  • Methods of studying gamified systems and games
  • Application of gamified systems and games as research contexts and tools
  • Utility and opportunities of gamified systems and games in research and data gathering
  • Challenges in gamifying research; design strategies for reducing bias and improving quality
  • Ethical issues in gamifying research


Interested authors should submit a 3-4 page position paper in the CHI extended abstract format or a presentation to The organizing committee will review submissions and select up to 20 based on relevance, quality, and diversity of inputs. At least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the workshop and for one or more days of the conference. See for details.

Important Dates

  • January 2 5, 2015: Submission deadline
  • February 2, 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • April 19, 2015: Workshop

Organizing committee

Sebastian Deterding (contact), Alessandro Canossa, Seth Cooper, Casper Harteveld, Lennart E. Nacke, Jennifer Whitson


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