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HCI International News, Number 107, May 2021

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HCII 2021: Important Deadlines

  • "Late Breaking Work" - paper proposals: until 21 May 2021
  • "Late Breaking Work" - poster proposals: until 21 May 2021

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HCII 2021: General Information

With everyone’s health and safety in mind, HCII2021 will be organized and run as a virtual conference under the auspices of 21 distinguished international boards, one for each  Thematic Area / Affiliated Conference.

An award will be presented to the Best Paper of each of the HCII 2021 Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences and the Best Poster extended abstract.

The Conference Proceedings are 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 in the form of short research papers will be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. So far, 1276 papers and 241 posters have already been accepted to be presented during the Conference and to be published in the proceedings to appear just before the start of the conference.

The Conference Program is adapted to suit the needs of the virtual format. Parallel sessions and tutorials will run concurrently over the six-day period (24-29 July 2021). In this way, the daily load of the conference is four hours (two sessions, two-hours each, with a half-hour break in-between).

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HCII 2021: Submissions for "Late Breaking Work"

You still have the opportunity to present the latest results of your work to an international audience, by submitting a proposal for a Paper or a Poster presentation.

Submit "Late Breaking Work" - PAPER proposals: Prospective authors should submit extended abstracts (800 words) corresponding to one of the Conference Thematic Areas. Following a fast-track peer-review process, a decision is communicated to the authors. After acceptance, the authors, apart from giving an oral presentation during the Conference, will also have the opportunity of having a full paper included in the "HCII 2021 - Late Breaking Papers" Springer LNCS Proceedings to be published after the conference, according to the below timetable:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: Submission open until 21 May 2021
  • Notification of review outcome: 1 week after submission
  • Deadline for camera-ready submission and registration: 11 June 2021

Submit "Late Breaking Work" - POSTER proposals: Prospective authors should submit abstracts (300 words). Following a fast-track peer-review process, a decision is communicated to the authors. After acceptance, the authors, apart from presenting their work during the Conference, will also have the opportunity of having an extended poster abstract (short research paper) included in the "HCII 2021 - Late Breaking Posters" Springer CCIS Proceedings to be published after the conference, according to the below timetable:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: Submission open until 21 May 2021
  • Notification of review outcome: 1 week after submission
  • Deadline for camera-ready submission and registration: 11 June 2021

The “Late Breaking Work” paper and poster volumes, published after the conference, together with the volumes to be published before the conference, will comprise the full set of the HCII 2021 Springer Conference Proceedings.

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Special Offer for the HCII 2021 Tutorials

Given the continuing difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, HCII 2021 is pleased to offer complimentary attendance to an additional Tutorial for each Tutorial registration. This offer is also extended to existing (already paid) Tutorial registrations.

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HCII 2021: Tutorials' Program

Sunday, 25 July 2021, 08:00 – 12:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - Washington DC)

T01       Simple (interactive) statistics for HCI
Jean-Bernard Martens

T02       Learning Engineering Bootcamp
Jim Goodell, Aaron Kessler

T03       Automotive UX Design Based on Intercultural Research
Zaiyan Gong

T04       Sketching in HCI
Makayla Lewis, Miriam Sturdee

T05       Neuroergonomics in Aviation: Monitoring and Enhancing Human-System Performance in Operational Environment
Kurtulus Izzetoglu, Assaf Harel, Cengiz Acarturk

T06       Ethical Considerations in HCI
Janet C. Read

 

Monday, 26 July 2021, 08:00 – 12:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - Washington DC)

T07       On The Go: Design for Mobile Apps and Devices
Elizabeth Rosenzweig

T08       Agile Research Data for Agile Teams
Everett McKay

T09       Cross-Cultural HCI/User-Experience Design: What are Differences and Similarities of User Preferences and Expectations, including China?
Aaron Marcus

T10       UX Magic: The Conceptual Model foundation of IxD
Daniel Rosenberg

T11       Speech-based Interaction: Myths, Challenges and Opportunities
Cosmin Munteanu, Gerald Penn

T12       Introduction to Socio-Technical HCI Theory and Action
Torkil Clemmensen

 

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 08:00 – 12:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - Washington DC)

T13       Usability Testing of Mobile Apps and Devices
Elizabeth Rosenzweig

T14       Intuitive and Simple Design
Everett McKay

T15       HCI/UX in Science-Fiction Movies/TV: What can We Learn from the Past 100 Years of the Future?
Aaron Marcus

T16       Game Theory for Interaction Design
Daniel Rosenberg

T17       Latest Advances in Deep Learning for Multimodal and Multisensorial Signal Analysis
Bjoern Schuller, Nicholas Cummins

T18       Universal Access and technology to support independent living
Simeon Keates

T19       Eye Tracking: Applications, Analytics, Interaction
Andrew Duchowski

 

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 08:00 – 12:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - Washington DC)

T20       Dashboard Design and Data Visualization
Abbas Moallem

T21       Prototyping with Arduino using Tinkercad
Panayiotis Zaphiris, Andreas Papallas

T22       Shifting to Digital: 360VR for Immersive Learning
Andri Ioannou, Andreas Kitsi, Raluca Maxim

T23       The role of rapid prototyping in a UX design environment
Martin Maguire

T24       Usable Bots: How to design and evaluate conversational User Interfaces
Andreas Bleiker, Kyoko Sugisaki

T25       Using the System Usability Scale
James Lewis

T26       Design for Efficiency
Helmut Degen

 

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 08:00 – 12:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - Washington DC)

T27       10 Things you need to know to protect yourself and your company from cyber attacks
Abbas Moallem

T28       Become a Remote Design Sprint Expert
Panayiotis Zaphiris, Andreas Papallas

T29       Shifting to Digital: Gamification in Course Design
Andri Ioannou, Andreas Kitsi, Raluca Maxim

T30       Driving Innovation with Enterprise Design Thinking
kevin l. schultz, Camillo Sassano, Aaron Cox, Baxter Schanze

T31       Non-invasive Brain Computer Interfaces for stroke rehabilitation and consciousness assessment
Günter Edlinger, Danut Irimia, Ren Xu, Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting

T32       How to design UX for mobile application: methods and tools
Paolo Perego, Roberto Sironi

T33       Fundamentals of Adaptive Instructional Systems
Robert A. Sottilare, Xiangen Hu

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HCII 2021: Keynote speech by Michitaka Hirose

HCII 2021: Prof. Michitaka Hirose (University of Tokyo, Japan) will give the Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session Saturday, 24 July 2021, 08:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time Washington DC, USA).

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HCII 2021: Registration

HCII 2021 is organized and will run as a virtual conference. All fees are at a 50% discount of the 'in-person' fees.

Detailed information about the registration fees is available through the Conference website.

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World Usability Day - Design Challenge Awards 2021 sponsored by the HCI International Conference

World Usability Day is pleased to announce the sponsorship by and collaboration with the HCI International (HCII) conference for the annual Design Challenge. This collaboration brings together two organizations who have similar and supporting goals.  HCII provides an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas. World Usability Day aims to raise standards so that technology works to harness human potential. This work is accomplished by building a community of common practice and supporting it through events occurring around the world; thus, different communities can be brought to work together to make our world an easier place to live for all. 

The Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients of the World Usability Day Design Challenge Awards are cordially invited, with complimentary registration, to present their innovative, impactful design at the HCI International Conferences. The announcement of the winners for the upcoming competition will be on the World Usability Day, 11 November 2021 and the awards will be conferred during the HCII 2022 conference opening ceremony, on the 28th of June 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden, where they are invited to present their work on the 29th of June 2022.

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A new Google Group on Human-Centered AI, by Ben Shneiderman

Ben Shneiderman (ben@cs.umd.edu) has formed a new Google Group on Human-Centered AI to promote ethical, responsible, trustworthy, explainable, humane, human-compatible, human-centric, or human-centered AI. This Google Group will enable coordination to advance these ideas by forming research collaborations, developing courses, and running workshops, conferences, and journals. They develop design guidelines for control panels, user interfaces, and large displays to enable users to better control their supertools and active appliances.

You can get their weekly note to learn about current activities by joining the Google Group.

To keep up with new developments, follow the Twitter account @HumanCenteredAI https://twitter.com/HumanCenteredAI

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All-virtual Human-Computer Interaction Lab Symposium, May 27 at the University of Maryland

Reserve your spot for the all-virtual Human-Computer Interaction Lab Symposium on May 27 at the University of Maryland

Register today and share this opportunity with your colleagues

The HCIL symposium brings together top HCI thinkers and influencers from academia and industry for presentations on innovative research on UX accessibility, and other HCI topics; demonstrations of new technologies; and discussions by key leaders in the HCI field. Be the first to review our latest research and network with the more than 200 attendees.

Keynotes talks on:

  • User-Centered Design, Children & Health
  • Trace Center’s First 50 years: Accomplishments and Lessons Learned in ICT Accessibility System Change
  • Designing a New Medium for Sustainable Knowledge Synthesis
  • Creative Misuse: Tactics for Innovation at the Edges of the Familiar
  • Designing Organizations of the Future: Information Ecology of Innovation Ecosystems
  • Managing Digital Accessibility at Universities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dedicated Sessions on:

  • Accessibility/AI
  • User-Centered Design, Children & Health
  • Social Media, Visual Analytics & Health
  • Privacy and Security
  • Information Behavior & Accessibility
  • Learning: Computing & Math
  • Collaboration, Creativity & Design
  • Health, InfoVis & Accessibility

Half-Day Tutorials on:

  • Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction - Presented by Bill Killam
  • Human-Centered AI: Trusted, Reliable & Safe and Trustworthy - Presented by Ben Shneiderman

Review the Symposium Schedule & Reserve your space now

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Marcus, Aaron oral history

The Computer History Museum (CHM), Mountain View, California, has posted an interview about the lifetime work in design/art and computer graphics, of Aaron Marcus, Co-Chair, DUXU 2021. Both a Video and a transcript are available.

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