Refugees and HCI SIG: the role of HCI in responding to the refugee crisis

Reem Talhouk, Clara Crivallero, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Volker Wulf, Patrick Olivier

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The recent refugee crisis has escalated and expanded in to a global challenge. In their flight from hostility, refugee populations face challenges in accessing services that are often compounded by political and social tensions. The urgency and complexity of the situation calls for HCI researchers to contribute to the management of this crisis. This SIG aims to bring to the surface the challenges faced by refugees and elicit the experiences of the authors. It also calls for forming a collaborative network of researchers that have an interest in innovatively addressing issues surrounding refugee populations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI'16 - San Jose, CA USA May 7-12
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts - The 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsCliff Lampe
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016 - San Jose, United States of America
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016
Conference number: 34th (Website) (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016
Abbreviated titleCHI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Jose
Internet address


  • HCI research
  • Mobilities
  • Refugees

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