Call for Participation


Call for Participation


Human-Building Interaction (HBI) addresses the physical, spatial, and social design opportunities and challenges that emerge as built environments become increasingly interactive. This workshop will focus on creating a vision for HBI for 2030. We invite experts in HCI, architecture, and the social sciences to help us create this vision.

The workshop will include short presentations followed by vision and scenario development in interdisciplinary teams. Topics could cover home design, urban environment design, and design for management of personal/group privacy across contexts and/or design for energy awareness. The goal is to uncover design opportunities, to consider the implications of increasing environment interactivity, and to form a community focused on HBI. 

Participant selection will be based on submission and acceptance of a position paper in the CHI Extended Abstract format (2-6 pages). Position papers should include the authors’ views on HBI as an emerging field, and should detail their personal interest in and expert perspective on HBI. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two peer reviewers. At least one author of each accepted position paper must register for and attend the workshop, and must also attend at least one day of the CHI 2016 conference. 

Three types of submission are invited:

  • Conceptual contributions, envisioning the evolution of HBI (ideally in specific use situations) 
  • Design and evaluation of technologies, to enhance human interaction with buildings 
  • Data acquisition and user modeling, applied to HBI-related opportunities and challenges

Position papers should be sent to