Call for Participation

First International Workshop on Co-Creation of Hybrid Interactive Systems for Healthcare in Rapperswil at Lake Zurich in Switzerland from September 3–6, 2023; deadline for submissions: June 16, 2023



We are pleased to invite  you to submit your contributions to the "First International Workshop on Co-Creation of Hybrid Interactive Systems for Healthcare" at the "Mensch und Computer" (MuC) conference 2023, the largest conference series on human-computer interaction in Europe. The conference will take place in Rapperswil at Lake Zurich in Switzerland from September 3–6, 2023.


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+ June 16: Submission Deadline

+ July 7: Notification of Acceptance

+ July 28: Submission of camera-ready version

+ September 3: Workshop at MuC 2023




The value of hybrid approaches in healthcare has become apparent, in particular, during the recent Covid-19 pandemic, but remains important post-covid, as hybrid modes of operation can mitigate other issues, e.g. remote healthcare delivery, or sustainable healthcare. The advancement of data science and AI enables hybrid modes of healthcare, but it also calls for integrated co-creative design approaches that bring together experts in HCI, AI, Socio-Informatics and Ethics as well as citizens and practitioners. New social, technological, and ethical issues arise, among others, questions of data bias, and empowerment of stakeholders.

In this workshop we invite researchers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and (design) case studies in co-creation and participatory design of hybrid healthcare systems and learn from contextualized best practices and failures. Through building on these experiences and cases and by taking inspiration from praxeological research, we would like to collaborate towards a systematic approach of a more reflective practice in co-creation of hybrid healthcare systems.




While we encourage sharing of experiences that go beyond the following themes, these can serve as a starting point and inspiration:


+ configuring co-creation: this theme aims to consider aspects of recruitment, motivations and meta-level perspectives on the co-creation process. Interesting questions arise around issues of power relations, transparency, reciprocity and roles of participants

+ enabling for co-creation: how can we make participation possible for people with special constraints, e.g. motoric, cognitive or expressive issues, and empower participations to understand the socio-technical system under development.

+ dealing with vulnerability: within the healthcare context, special care has to be taken of participants that are vulnerable (relating e.g. to their health status and handicaps, risk of being abused, underage, etc.). Issues around getting informed consent of these groups may be discussed as well as issues around inviting substitute stakeholders into the co-creation process.

+ case studies from the field: as we want to ground our systematic approach in practice, we are putting special focus around collecting and learning from case studies from the field. We invite anything from anecdotes from the field to full case studies.

+ use of data science and AI: The outcome of intelligent algorithms and emergent systems is not always easy to foresee during the design process. How can this element of uncertainty be taking into consideration in the co-creation? And how can we co-design for interactions of human and non-human actors?




We invite submissions in the form of short position papers (2-4 pages excluding references) in line with the topics named above or related. All submissions will be due on June 16, 2023 (AoE), and need to be formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI 2-column format. Please submit via ConfTool.

Accepted papers will be published within the proceedings as a workshop volume. They must include a copyright statement and will receive a DOI (information follows after acceptance).




Alina Huldtgren, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf

Holger Klapperich, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf

Tim Weiler, University of Siegen

David Struzek, University of Siegen

Lone Malmborg, IT University of Copenhagen

Mark Rouncefield, University of Siegen

Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado

Claudia Müller, University of Siegen


If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact:

Alina Huldtgren – alina.huldtgren[ at ] and / or

Holger Klapperich – holger.klapperich[ at ]


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Alina Huldtgren

alina.huldtgren[ at ]