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HCI International News, Number 2, January 2004

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Editorial:Breadth, Depth, and the Future of HCI

Worldwide there are over 60,000 people working in HCI related research, development, and implementation in at least 80 countries. They contribute to the effective use of technology which is increasing productivity, competitiveness, and quality of life. In order to foster collaboration and cooperation among the international HCI communities, the HCI International series of conferences was inaugurated exactly 20 years ago.

Join experts from around the world to understand the impact of internationalization on user interface design, share experiences in designing for global markets, and understand the future trends in internationalization.

The HCI International 2003 conference included participants from 51 countries who represented the leading scientists and practitioners in HCI from around the world. In past HCI International conferences, about 60% of all conference registrants came from abroad. HCI International 2005, the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, which will be held 22-29 July 2005 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, will capture the whole breadth and depth of the discipline by having 7 HCI affiliated conferences run concurrently with HCI International. These include the following:

  • Symposium on Human Interface (Japanese)
  • 6th International Conference on Engineering Psychology & Cognitive Ergonomics
  • 3rd International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
  • 1st International Conference on Virtual Reality
  • 1st International Conference on Usability and Internationalization
  • 1st International Conference on Augmented Cognition
  • 1st International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computering

The content knowledge captured in the above upcoming conferences not only will present the latest research, development and practices but also pinpoint future thrust areas of HCI.

The future of HCI will include the following:

  • Advances in signal processing will create innovative powerful mobile communication modes on such devices as cell phones.
  • HCI will become a standard required course in all computer science and engineering courses. This will empower a broad spectrum of professionals to integrate HCI know-how into their design which will reduce the need for individuals dedicated to HCI research and development. It is projected that it will take about 20 years to achieve this objective.
  • Industrial Psychologists, who frequently design jobs, advocate enriching (as opposed to simplifying) the jobs so as to provide an opportunity for psychological growth of the individual whereas HCI professionals advocate simplifying the interaction. HCI must be considered as part of the individual's job and hence need to integrate it within the industrial psychology concept of job design.
  • Major shifts in corporate emphasis from development to basic generic research is taking place so that major progress in HCI would be achieved by elevating it to the next level.

Gavriel Salvendy

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Plan Early Your Participation at the HCI International 2005 Exhibition

HCI International, one of the most important and major international scientific conferences in the area of human computer interaction, will be held on July 22-27 in Las Vegas the "Entertainment Capital of the World" in USA. Each Year HCI International gathers several hundred scientists, academics and professionals representing research institutions, universities, and companies from all over the world. HCII 2005 will be held in one of the most famous hotel facilities "Caesar Palace" of Los Vegas which is one of the most exciting and best executive exposition location in the US.

HCII 2005 intends to attract a variety of related product and technology companies in its exposition. We have created a very attractive package for early registration at the exposition.

Exhibitors who have committed to exhibit early will have a better opportunity in booth location selection and very attractive pricing plus the opportunity to be listed in the program that the will be distributed worldwide. For more information, please contact Dr. Abbas Moallem Communication and Exhibit Chair.

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New Website for HCI International 2005

The new website for HCI International 2005 is now available at http://www.hci-international.org

Do not hesitate to send us your comments and remarks about our website to web@hci-international.org.

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Sponsor HCII2005

The HCII 2005 sponsorship is now open. Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the Conference are welcome to contact the Conference chair. For questions about the sponsorship program at HCII 2005, please email: salvendy@ecn.purdue.edu.

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Contribute to HCI International Newsletter

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

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Other News

Recently, the IBM UK Product Usability Design Group (PUDG) developed the Usable Tour, a series of UCD flavored activities for school children. Its aim was to put a different spin on IT, teach the students a little something about UCD all while giving them hands-on experience with the An article summarizing PUDG's rationale for developing the tour, and the lessons learned. (News Shared by Davis Marasco, ibm hursley)

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Interesting Recent Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events in HCI Area

  • January 13-16: IUI-CADUI 2004, Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces &
    Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
  • February 2-6: WSCG 2004, The 12th international conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, Plzen, Czech Republic.
  • February 27-29: IA Summit '04, Breaking New Ground, Austin, TX, USA.
  • March 4: The Commercial Benefits of Ergonomics, London, UK.
  • March 16-17: HEAT 2004, The Home and Electronic Assistive Technology, University of York, UK.
  • March 22-24: Diagrams 2004, Third International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Diagrams, Cambridge, UK.
  • March 22-24: ETRA 2004, Eye Tracking Research and Applications, San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • March 23-26: AC 2004, IADIS international conference on Applied Computing, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • March 23-25: WMTE 2003, Second IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, Jungli, Taiwan.
  • March 25-26: WBC 2004, IADIS international conference on Web Based Communities, Lisbon, Portugal.
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Previous Issues of the HCI International NEWS

  • November 03: "Usability and Internationalization" - HCII 2005 Program
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About HCI International NEWS

The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter about Human - Computer Interaction topics, the HCI International 2005 Conference deadlines and activities, the HCI International 2005 Exhibition, news in the area of HCI, tips and techniques in preparing effective presentation for publication and more. If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to contribute, please contact the Editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem.The opinions that are expressed in this newsletter are sole responsibility of their authors and do not represent any institution or company.

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