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[CfP] AVI 2024 workshop 'Digital Wellbeing for Teens: Designing Educational Systems (DIGI-Teens 2024)

Call for Papers – Digital Wellbeing for Teens: Designing Educational Systems (DIGI-Teens 2024) AVI 2024 Workshop June 3-4 2024 – Arenzano (Genova), Italy More info:

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Recently, researchers have been examining the unforeseen issues caused by the excessive use of personal devices and online services, especially as companies increasingly employ "attention-capture" tactics like guilty-pleasure recommendations and automatic content playback. These strategies exploit users' psychological vulnerabilities, aiming to boost advertising revenue, resulting in tangible repercussions on users' perceived agency and often leading to a perceived lack of control over their technology use. These problems gave rise to a new kind of psychological "digital wellbeing," investigated in fields such as Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and psychology. Traditional strategies employed by practitioners and researchers involve the creation of Digital Self-Control Tools (DSCTs), i.e., mobile applications and browser extensions that empower users to monitor their usage patterns and implement interventions, such as timers and lock-out mechanisms, to self-regulate device usage. Yet, researchers and the users themselves are starting to warn that achieving digital wellbeing is a path of personal growth that requires education more than self-monitoring strategies. The objective of this workshop is to establish a venue for the academic and industrial communities to discuss ongoing research and ideas at the intersection of digital wellbeing and education, aiming to promote the development of strategies and tools to "teach" users – particularly children and teenagers – to use technology more meaningfully and consciously. This objective can be achieved in multiple ways, such as by creating novel DSCTs that include educational aspects, serious games, or collaborative platforms to introduce and support digital wellbeing learning at school. This workshop is part of the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2024).

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION We invite researchers and practitioners in interdisciplinary domains intersecting HCI, AI, psychology, design, and/or education to engage in dialog on the topics above. A key priority of our workshop will be to invite submissions from an intellectually diverse and global group of participants to further discussions on how appropriate human-centered design can contribute to digital wellbeing education. Prospective workshop participants are invited to submit a position paper (2-4 pages) describing and highlighting their contributions to the workshop topics. The topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • participatory and co-design of digital wellbeing systems;
  • tools and strategies to teach digital wellbeing at school;
  • strategies and tools for measuring students’ digital wellbeing;
  • novel DSCTs that include educational aspects;
  • gamification strategies for digital wellbeing;
  • ethical, social, and political factors.

WORKSHOP STRUCTURE This half-day workshop will be interactive and informal. It will combine presentations of accepted position papers with discussions and hands-on sessions, aimed at generating ideas for future research directions. The workshop is planned to be in-person, at the conference. Virtual participation will be made possible. AVI workshops are scheduled for either the 3rd or 4th of June, 2024. Please check back the workshop website soon for the exact dates and scheduling information.

SUBMISSIONS Submissions of position papers should be of 2-4 pages, in the ACM Primary Article Submission Templates (single column, PDFs of submissions can be emailed to Alberto Monge Roffarello (one of the organizers) at They will be reviewed by all organizers based on relevance, originality, and overall quality. Upon acceptance, at least one author of each accepted paper will be required to attend the workshop. Virtual participation will be made possible. All workshop participants will need to register for the workshop. Accepted and presented papers will be made available on CEUR Workshop Proceedings, if possible, while workshop results will be published on our website. Notifications will be mailed to the authors within 15 days of receipt (and no later than the date reported below).

IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 31 March 2024 Notification: 19 April 2024 Camera-ready: 05 May 2024 Registration due: 10 May 2024

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS Alberto Monge Roffarello, Politecnico di Torino, Italy Luigi De Russis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy Chiara Ceccarini, Università di Bologna, Italy Catia Prandi, Università di Bologna, Italy

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