Call For Participation

Health research is a rapidly growing field. While many technologies may be suitable for e-health, we notice that many researchers currently focus on mobile technologies. We believe that Tangible User Interfaces offer many physical qualities that could suit the health application domain. Yet, there is little research that combines the two. This workshop will bring together leading researchers in tangible user interaction and health to explore the potential of tangibles as applied to healthcare and wellbeing.

The workshop will be curated, with the organizers selecting participants based on relevance to the workshop themes, and to include a good balance of different backgrounds. Authors should submit either, a 4-5 page position paper, or a 2-4 page demo description and video, in CHI EA format. Videos should have a public URL listed in the abstract submission. Authors submitting a demo are expected to bring that demo to the workshop. Videos should be uploaded to a video sharing site, with a link included in the paper. Note that demos do not need to be specifically focused on health, but the demo description should make clear how they might be applied. Both position papers and demo descriptions should include at least a 1 paragraph provocation: A speculative viewpoint on how the combination of healthcare and tangible interaction can evolve and where you see it in 10-15 years.

Submissions should be emailed in pdf format to

At least one authors of each paper must register to attend both the workshop and at least one day of the main conference.


Important Dates

  • Updated Submission Date: 22nd January 2016
  • Submission Date: 12th January 2016
  • Notification Date: 25th January 2016
  • Final Camera Ready Submissions: 12th February 2016
  • Workshop 8th May (San Jose, CA)