You are invited to HCI International 2007, to be held in Beijing, P.R. China, 22–27 July 2007, promising to be an unforgettable cluster of high quality international scientific events, and an ideal occasion to come to contact with the most rapidly evolving ICT market in the world.
An unprecedented number of more than 2300 individuals from over 76 countries have registered for this truly international in scope event, where the work of the world’s foremost leaders in the field is presented.
Dr. Takeo Kanade, U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, and founding director of the Digital Human Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony, on Tuesday, July 24th, 2007. The title of his keynote address is "Digital Human Modeling and Quality of Life Technology".
HCI International and the affiliated Conferences explore a wide variety of new hot topics which reflect and contribute to a paradigm shift towards ubiquitous interaction, intelligent environments and interactive technologies supporting virtually any aspect of human life and activities in a global and social perspective.
In the Thematic Area “Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers”, this year’s focus is on the future office environment, with topics such as ecological ergonomic design of office equipment, health effects of working environment choices and the relation between visual discomfort and muscle pain.
The Thematic Area “Human Interface and the Management of Information” puts emphasis on traditional applications such as communication, collaboration, education, business, and knowledge management, but also on novel domains such as environmental applications. Mobile access to information is one of the most popular areas of research, while brain interfaces, embodied interaction, human–robot interfaces and novel visualization techniques emerge as novel forms of interaction with information.
The Thematic Area “Human–Computer Interaction” includes sessions on advanced interaction techniques such as eye tracking, gesture recognition, speech, and novel displays for intelligent interaction environments, such as ambient and table–top displays, smart textiles, and smart home technologies. Emphasis is also put on human–friendliness through multimodal, intelligent, emotional and language–based interfaces. Novel application domains such as electronic and mobile games, medical environments and medication, digital production cultural heritage and living spaces are addressed. Usability and design are a horizontal concern throughout all addressed themes.
The 7th International Conference on “Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics” addresses cognitive issues in mental workload intensive domains such as driving and aviation, as well as cognitive modeling and design.
The 4th International Conference on “Universal Access in Human–Computer Interaction” investigates the universal access opportunities and challenges of advanced technological environments such as ambient intelligence and virtual and augmented environments, as well as of novel types of interaction such as eye gaze and gesture tracking, brain interfaces and human–robot interaction. Application domains include health, education, games, mobility and driving. Accessibility is thoroughly addressed in the web environment, but also in multimedia and various types of documents. Cognitive, learning and ageing issues impacting universal access are also investigated.
The 2nd International Conference on “Virtual Reality” addresses 3D interaction and scene rendering, simulation environments, and practical applications in information appliances prototyping, health, and museum and digital heritage.
The 2nd International Conference on “Usability and Internationalization” focuses on cross–cultural and global design, interaction design for emerging countries, as well as usability and internationalization issues in general and with respect to specific geographic areas of particular importance, such as the Asian and the Ibero–American markets.
The 2nd International Conference on “Online Communities and Social Computing” explores issues of social computing, security and trust, as well as of learning, knowledge and cultural communities.
The 3rd International Conference on “Augmented Cognition” includes contributions towards new methods and techniques for modeling, analysis and measuring mental states, as well as related applications for task allocation and support, simulation and training. The issues involved in transferring Augmented Cognition from laboratory to practice are also investigated.
Finally, the 1st International Conference on “Digital Human Modeling” proposes shape, size, and motion modeling techniques and tools, approaches to anthropometry and to the modeling of the digital patient, and advanced medicine, rehabilitation, education and ergonomic applications.
The HCII 2007 Final Program is now available at: http://www.hcii2007.org/
Eighteen Tutorials are available during HCII 2007. For more information, please visit http://www.hcii2007.org/tutorials.html
You can select your preferred tutorial(s) while registering to HCII 2007 through the CMS
The 17–volume Conference Proceedings are published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series, and will be available on–line through the LNCS Digital Library, readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world. The Proceedings will also be published by Springer in DVD, which will be provided to the Conference participants in their registration bags. This DVD also includes, in addition to the papers, the extended abstracts of the posters that will be presented during the conference.
On–line registration for the Conference will be available through the Conference Management System (CMS) until Thursday 12 July 2007, 12:00 CET.
On–site registration for the Conference will be available at the Conference Secretariat from Saturday 21 July 2007.
In the context of the HCI International 2007 Conference Exhibition, exhibitors will have an ideal opportunity to exhibit their products and services to an international audience of over 2,300 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI. Attendees will be able to examine state-of-the- art HCI technology and interact with manufacturing representatives, vendors, publishers, and potential employers. More information about Exhibition can be found at the Conference website.
Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the Conference are welcome to contact the Sponsorship Administration.
Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) is an international, interdisciplinary refereed journal, published by Springer since 2001, that solicits original research contributions addressing the accessibility, usability, and, ultimately, acceptability of Information Society Technologies by anyone, anywhere, at anytime, and through any media and device.
After seven years of successful activity, during which the UAIS Journal has emerged and consolidated its position as a top quality publication channel in the field of Universal Access to the Information Society, the Journal’s Editorial Board has now been renewed. The journal’s website will soon be revised to include the new Editorial Board.
A facility for requests for subscription to the journal is available to HCI International 2007 Conference participants through the Conference Management System.
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The HCI International News is a newsletter about Human – Computer Interaction topics, the HCII 2007 Conference deadlines and activities, the HCII 2007 Exhibition, news in the area of Human – Computer Interaction, and more. If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute, 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.