Call for Participation

Key Information

  • Submission: by email in to
  • Early acceptance round submissions (for those who require notification within the FY2015 for administrative purposes) due: December 18, 2015
  • Early acceptance round notifications to participants: December 21, 2015
  • Final acceptance round submissions: January 13, 2016
  • Final acceptance round notifications to participants: February 12, 2016
  • Participants’ final submissions due: February 26, 2016 (deadline extended)

This intensive one-day workshop aims to reinvigorate conversations in the CHI community around privacy and design by refocus attention on developing methods to systematically incorporate privacy into design processes. The workshop will bring together leading privacy researchers in academia and industry to unpack the barriers preventing “privacy by design” (PbD) concepts from being implemented in design contexts. Through this workshop, participants will formulate privacy heuristics focused explicitly on PbD to better address the challenges that have prevented their adoption by practitioners; formulate concrete strategies for bridging the divide between privacy research, design, and implementation; build and strengthen academic-industry partnerships to enable new research opportunities that span these arenas.

Potential participants are asked to submit 2 to 4 page position papers in CHI extended abstracts format that address the workshop themes and highlighted topics provided in the call. We encourage the submitters to make suggestions about relevant design guidelines, heuristics, or existing research in their papers for discussion at the workshop. Submitters should also review the report from the CCC Privacy Enabling Design workshop for background on the ongoing discussion in this area.

To encourage broader participation, we also encourage designers and other industry practitioners to submit alternative material of rough equivalence (e.g., a design portfolio, white paper, or similar). Submissions will be accepted based on the relevance and development of their chosen topic, as well as their potential to contribute to the workshop discussions and goals. Papers will be peer-reviewed by the workshop’s Program Committee.

Please submit position papers or industry relevant materials to the workshop organizers at Please note that at least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and that all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.