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HCI International News, Number 93, January 2019

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HCII 2019: Deadlines for proposal submission

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HCII 2019: General Information

Awards: An award will be presented to the best paper of each of the HCII 2019 Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences and the best poster extended abstract.

Proceedings: The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set. Papers will appear in volumes of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Poster Extended Abstracts will be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Mentoring Sessions: Gavriel Salvendy and Paul Fu have cordially accepted the conference invitation to hold mentoring sessions for PhD students, each with two important topics.

The Mentoring Session of Paul Fu will be offered on Monday 29 July 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm and will be addressing the topics of HCI career trends - past, present and future (in Part #1), and Transition from a PhD student to an industry professional (in Part #2). Dr. Paul Fu is Senior Director of user experience and design in major internet companies.

The Mentoring Session of Gavriel Salvendy will be offered on Tuesday 30 July 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm and will be addressing the topics of Development of a high impact PhD Dissertation and its effective dissemination (in Part #1), and Transition from a PhD student to successful Faculty (in Part #2). Professor Gavriel Salvendy has been Major Professor to 67 PhD students.

Seminar: Abbas Moallem, San Jose State University, USA, will offer a seminar on “Cybersecurity Awareness of College Students and Faculties”. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, 31 July 2019, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

The main objective of this seminar is to discuss the cyber security awareness of people and how they protect themselves against cyber-attacks, show trends and discuss possible solutions. The first part of this seminar will review the main results of the surveys administered in 2018 among students and faculty. In the second part, participants will discuss what needs to be done to improve awareness of the general population to protect themselves in cyberspace.

Keynote speech: Richard H. R. Harper, Co-director, Institute for Social Futures and Professor, School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, United Kingdom, will give the Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session on Sunday, 28 July 2019, 18:00 hrs. The title of his speech will be "Understanding AI, Understanding Interaction: the Future of HCI".

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HCII 2019: 1st International conference on HCI in Games (HCI-Games)

The 1st International Conference on HCI in Games (HCI-Games) intends to help, promote and encourage research in computer games by providing a forum for interaction and exchanges among researchers, academics, and practitioners in the fields of HCI and games. The Conference addresses HCI principles, methods and tools for better games.

The distinguished program board is comprised of 17 experts in computer games from 10 countries in 4 continents. Top game experts will organize  invited sessions - in addition to regular parallel sessions. We look forward to your participation in this great event!

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HCII2019: Tutorials program

Twenty-four half-day tutorials will run from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July 2019. The description of each tutorial is available through the Conference website.

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HCII 2019: Student Volunteers'– application deadline: 21 January 2019

The Program for Student Volunteers gives full time university students from around the world the opportunity to attend and contribute to one of the most prestigious conferences in the field of computing and HCI. The deadline for applications receipt is 21 January 2019

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HCII 2019: Accommodation

The Walt Disney World Dolphin of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will be the conference venue and official HCII2019 hotel.

A number of rooms have been reserved to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, while significantly reduced rates have been agreed with the hotel, valid for all Conference participants for the duration of the Conference as well as for 2 additional days, before and / or after the Conference, subject to availability of rooms at the time of the reservation. Please note that Friday, June 28, 2019 is the cut-off date for reservations. Any requests after that date will be accepted at the Hotel's prevailing rate based on availability.

Detailed information about accommodation is available through the Conference website.

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HCII 2019: Exhibition

You are invited to exhibit at the HCI International 2019 exhibition. The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of around 2000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI.

Information about the previous years’ exhibition, including photos of the exhibition hall and exhibitors, are available in HCII News Facebook page and the conference web site.

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HCII 2019: Sponsorship

Sponsorship in the context of HCI International 2019 is the ideal opportunity to expose your organization to an international audience of around 2,000 academics, researchers and professionals in the field of HCI. Sponsorship is not limited to financial support but can also take the form of material and service provision.

If you are interested in sponsoring this international event or simply wish to receive more information, please contact Conference Administration.

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Book Review
Biometrics: a very short introduction - by Michael Fairhurst
November 2018, Oxford University Press

This Introduction to Biometrics, published in the Oxford University Press series ‘Very Short Introductions’, provides an excellent pathway to understand the main scientific, technical and societal issues involved in a field, which is acquiring nowadays progressive attention at an academic, research and industrial level, as the need for more secure and at the same time more usable information technologies increases.

Moving from the basic question of how to verify personal identity, the book starts with the fundamentals: a definition of biometrics and an overview of its required features, as well as common biometric modalities such as face features, fingerprints, iris patterns, handwritten signature, etc. The introduction also mentions frequent applications of biometrics and briefly outlines the role of contributing disciplines such as image processing and pattern recognition. The second chapter introduces the concept of a biometric system, illustrates its abstract architecture and components, and discusses the success and failure measures for such a system along with frequent error causes. The third chapter analyzes in more detail each modality, focusing on advantages and disadvantages, application requirements, and recognition techniques, thus providing a practical roadmap to modality selection in biometric systems, depending on the context of use and the required security levels. The remaining chapters look into the future of biometrics by discussing how biometric processing can be enhanced through the combination of multiple recognition techniques and/or modalities, and how biometrics can be exploited beyond identity verification to predict human characteristics such as age and gender. Finally, the book offers an overview of open research issues in the field of biometrics, including the study of new, fascinating modalities, such as heart rhythm and brainwaves, as well as the usability and acceptability of biometric technologies by the public at large.

It is uncommon to find introductory books which are written for non-specialists and succeed in concisely presenting an entire complex field of investigation in a readable and accessible form, without sacrificing scientific rigor, and at the same time also offering a research and an application perspective. This is one such book.

Constantine Stephanidis

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Recent News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

RoCHI 2019
17-18 October 2019
Politehnica University, Bucharest, Romania

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About HCI International NEWS

The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International Conference, book reviews, news from the field of HCI, as well as links to interesting articles and conferences. If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to make a contribution, please contact the Editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem. The opinions that are expressed in this Newsletter are the sole responsibility of its authors and do not represent any institution or company.

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We welcome your contribution to the HCI International News. Please send to us interesting news, short articles, interesting websites, etc. We will consider your comments and contributions for upcoming issues. Please send your contribution to the Editor, Dr.Abbas Moallem.

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