[ubuntu-uk] HCI 2007 conference call for papers
laurajcowen at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Feb 21 22:03:16 GMT 2007
I hope you don't mind me emailing this to the list. I know a few people
on here from the Expo in the Autumn and I figured that this is probably
a good starting place to reach people in the Open Source and Ubuntu
communities who are interested in usability and HCI (human-computer
I'm a member of the British HCI community and, this year, I'm helping
organise their annual conference, HCI 2007, which will be held at
Lancaster University, UK in September. I'm responsible for the HCI
Practice track, which is the particularly non-academic part of the
conference, where we encourage submissions and participation from HCI
practitioners (ie anyone who works in interface design/interaction
design/usability/accessibility/technical writing/etc) who might not be
up for writing a full academic-style paper but would be interested in
writing a shorter submission about their experiences or burning issues.
As a part of the Open Source community as well, I am very keen for there
to be more crossover between the two groups. I know there is already
some overlap but there must be so many people in the OS community who
are interested in HCI, interface design, etc and could benefit from
interacting with HCI people. And vice versa, I think HCI people could
benefit from understanding OS issues and how they can benefit from and
contribute to Open Source Software.
So, I've pasted below the abbreviated call for papers. The full first
call for papers is available at
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions that the cfp
doesn't answer. Also, if you know of anyone who might be interested in
this, please pass on the details below.
You are invited to participate… in HCI 2007: HCI, but not as we know it,
at the InfoLab, University of Lancaster, UK, 3-7 September 2007. This is
the 21st annual conference of the British Human Computer Interaction
Group, a specialist group of the British Computing Society (BCS).
For more details see www.hci2007.org
· When a designer pieces together a set of environmental sensors
and writes a program that coordinates them to monitor pollution
automatically, where does the HCI happen?
· When an airport security screener checks a passenger’s
passport via a database while asking them standard bag-packing
questions, where does the HCI happen?
· When a student creates a homework blog for their classmates,
where does the HCI happen?
The answer seems to be that HCI no longer happens in standard one-to-one
human-computer interactions, but across a range of different
technologies, processes, groups and tasks that may not even have a
We invite you to submit full papers before the deadline of 31st March
2007. This year we have simplified and shortened the acceptance
procedure. You will find out if you’ve been accepted by 18th May 2007,
and final camera-ready copy will be due by 8th June 2007.
You must remove from your submission all information that would allow
the authors to be identified as the paper will be reviewed anonymously
by an international panel of HCI experts. See the website for names of
reviewers of previous conferences.
Submissions should report original work which has not been previously
published. The conference proceedings will contain all the full papers
and will be published with full ISBN by The BCS and placed in the ACM
Relevant topic areas include but are not limited to:
· Ubiquitous interactivity
· Disappearing, ambient or palpable computing?
· Design and evaluation methods
· Effecting affective HCI
· Learning and training for HCI
· Interfaces for pervasive systems
· Interaction for the performing arts
· e-Security and e-safety
· Users with unusual requirements
· Mobile media access and sharing
· Interactive public displays
· Fun and games - the next generation
· Human-centred creativity
Contributions that advance the theory or practice of any aspect of HCI
are also welcomed.
Papers must be prepared using Volume 1 of the conference publications
format and must not exceed 10 pages including all diagrams. A 30-word
summary must be attached. Online submission is required via the
conference website by 18:00 GMT, Saturday 31st March 2007. Authors of
accepted papers will be notified by the 18th May 2007 and will be
required to submit a revised version of the paper for publication by the
8th June 2007, along with copyright release signed by all authors. At
least one of the authors must register for the full conference no later
than 8th June 2007, or the paper will not be included in the proceedings.
Full Paper Chairs: Linden Ball, Lancaster University & Angela Sasse,
University College London
Additionally, the British HCI Conference has a long tradition of
encouraging and publishing submissions from industry and the public
sector. This year we are calling this “HCI Practice”. Contributions are
particularly encouraged in the following areas:
· tools and methods for usability and HCI design in the
· experiences in design for different user groups e.g.
accessibility best practice;
· results of experience in practice;
· product evaluations;
· experience of training people in HCI and usability techniques.
You can either submit these as per the category deadlines and
page-limits and these will be reviewed by industrial practitioners
competitively against other submissions, or specifically as a
“Practitioners’ Report” – submit 2 pages using the template on the
web-site, direct by 10th May 2007 to the HCI Practice chair
laura_cowen at uk.ibm.com, who will review these and may accept them
subject to specific conditions.
HCI 2007 is an international conference and contributions are welcomed
from all parts of the world. However, the official written and spoken
language of the conference is English. Guidance on the use of plain
English is available from the Plain English Campaign web site.
The conference also includes an exciting range of presentations, panels,
workshops, tutorials, interactive demonstrations and opportunities to
interact with fellow researchers, practitioners, educators and users.
The deadline for workshops and tutorials is also 31st March. The
deadline for other categories is 10th May 2007.
Our keynote speakers this year are Steve Payne, Professor of Information
Systems Design, School of Informatics, Manchester University, UK, and
Elizabeth Churchill - Yahoo! Research, USA.
Watch www.hci2007.org for further announcements.
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