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Special Session
Special Session on
Ethical Centered Design
 - ECD 2022

27 - 28 October, 2022 - Valletta, Malta

Within the 6th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - CHIRA 2022


Adi Katz
SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering

Brief Bio
Adi Katz is the head of the industrial and management department in Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE) in Ashdod, Israel and the head of the information systems track in the department. Katz is also the head of YOUsability, the Usability Research Center, for developing and testing technological artifacts, and is a usability consultant in that center. Katz specializes in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-mediated communication (CMC), and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW). Her main research interests include cognitive and affective aspects of user interface (UI) design, visualization, and conceptual database modeling. Katz has published papers in journals such as Organizational Science and Interacting with Computers (IwC). Her paper in IwC, entitled “What is Beautiful is Usable” (co-authored with N. Tractinsky and D. Ikar), has been cited over 1,770 times. Her teaching portfolio is broad, focusing on human-computer interaction, databases, file organization and processing, and information and communication technologies (ICT).


Technologies are becoming more present in our lives than ever before, promoting our lives in many different ways, and have a huge impact on how people behave. We design technologies but technology also designs us. Technologies can have side effects that developers have not thought of in advance, that could be detrimental to humans, communities, and humanity. There are conflicting values, different perspectives of different stakeholders, and a great deal of ethical challenges. Ethics should be instilled as a way of thinking, and an ethical discourse should be raised whenever developing a new technology. This special issue calls on HCI professionals to put the ethical dimension of interface designs at the center of the design process.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Ethical Challenges in HCI
  • Ethical Challenges in AI
  • Ethical Issues in Persuasive Design
  • Dark Patterns
  • User Empowerment Design


Paper Submission: August 22, 2022 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 9, 2022 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 19, 2022 (expired)


Noa Morag Yaar, Reichman University (IDC Herzliya), Israel
Fotios Spyropoulos, University of West Attica, Greece
Hila Yonatan, UX Research Practice Lead, Israel


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


CHIRA Special Sessions - ECD 2022