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HCI International News, Number 29, May 2008


HIGHLIGHTS


HCI International 2009

The 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009, will be held jointly with the affiliated Conferences in the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, in San Diego, California, USA, 19-24 July 2009.

It will cover a broad spectrum of themes related to Human Computer Interaction, including theoretical issues, methods, tools, processes and case studies in HCI design, as well as novel interaction techniques, interfaces and applications.

The program will feature, among others: pre-conference half-day and full-day tutorials, parallel sessions, poster presentations, an opening session with a keynote address, an exhibition including demonstrations by industrial companies.

The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer.

For the Call for Participation and further information, please visit the Conference website.


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HCII 2009 - Exhibition

In the context of the HCI International 2009 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 the Exhibition can be found at the Conference website.

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HCII 2009 - Sponsorship

Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the Conference are welcome to contact the Sponsorship Administration at sponsorship@hcii2009.org.

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ANSI/HFES 100-2007: Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) recently published the first revision of ANSI/HFES100-1988, American National Standard for Human Factors Engineering of Visual Display Terminal Workstations on DVD. This edition of the standard incorporates several extensions based on technology advancements and increased human factors knowledge to the technical areas discussed in ANSI/HFES100-1988. 100 members of the ANSI/HFES Committee contributed to drafting this huge undertaking that contains hardware design specifications, which are based on “accepted human factors engineering research and experience for computer workstations, their associated furniture, and the end user's workplace environment”.

ANSI/HFES 100-2007 standard “applies to computer workstations used regularly in office workplaces by users with normal perceptual and cognitive capabilities for text-, data-, and simple graphics-processing tasks”.

The 108 pages of this document summarize the findings of all the research that should be considered in hardware design specifications for computer workstations. Illustrated just when is needed, clear, and unambiguous language makes the standard extensively useful for all people involved in design and evaluation of computerized workstations. If you are an academic, ergonomist, occupational physician, occupational nurse, or workstation evaluator, you must have this resource. The digital format of the document makes it easily searchable, viewable by section and storable on your computer. For large organizations, ask HFES about a site license in case you want to put it on an intranet for multiple users. If you have not already purchased the document, you can order it online at
http://www.hfes.org/Publications/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=69

A.M.

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Brief Book Review: Human Performance Modeling in Aviation

This book includes 12 contributions from senior researchers involved in an Administration Human Factors Performance Modeling (NASA HPM) project conducted as an element of NASA Aviation Safety and Security Program (AvSSP). Through these contributions, the reader will get a very extensive view of the problematic effects and importance of modeling in aviation.
The book is organized into three parts (12 chapters): Goal Aviation Problems and Modeling, Application of Individual Modeling Tools to the Aviation Problems, and Implications for Modeling and Aviation.

Human Performance Modeling in Aviation, David C. Foyle and Becky L. Hooey, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 376 pages. ISBN13: 978-0-415-8058-5964-5 (Hardcover)
http://www.crcpress.com


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Survey on the use of the World-Wide Web

Thank you in advance for participating in a short survey about your use of the World-Wide Web. Your response is very much appreciated. The survey consists of less than 30 questions and should take just a few minutes to answer. Thank you very much for your time. Please click on the link below to take the survey.

Nancy J. Lightner

http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?sid=hzatyygf5f2j34n424889

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New Book “Educational Social Software for Context-Aware Learning: Collaborative Methods and Human Interaction” - Call for Chapters

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2008

A book edited by:
Niki Lambropoulos, London South Bank University, London, UK
Margarida Romero, Université de Toulouse II, CNRS UMR-5263, France

Link: www.educationalsocialsoftware.net
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10693835613

The main objective of this book is to bring together, in one book, contributions on the topic of Educational Social Software for Context-Aware Learning. The key objective is to look into the socio-cultural elements in educational social computing focused on design and theory where learning and setting are intertwined. A significant portion of the book will also focus on real life case studies where such evaluations have been applied and validated. The book not only will report first experiences and debates, but also aims to go beyond the current state of the art by looking at future prospects and emerging applications. As such, the book will be of great use to those who study, design, construct, moderate, evaluate and maintain educational social software in organizations, e-learning, eBusiness, e-government and other related domains.

The Target Audience:
Since the ultimate goal of the suggested methodologies is the use of the results of successful interventions, the target audience is everyone who owns, develops, evaluates and moderates educational social software - including individuals, universities, other organizations or companies.

For the Recommended Topics that will be covered by the book and the Submission Procedure, please visit: http://www.educationalsocialsoftware.net

Niki Lambropoulos
e-mail: niki@lambropoulos.org
Margarida Romero
e-mail: mail@margarida-romero.com

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Recent Interesting News and Articles


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Upcoming Conferences and Events in the HCI Area

June


July

September


November

  • 19-22 November: AmI-08, 2nd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Germany.
  • 20-21 November: USAB 2008, HCI for Education and Work (HCI4EDU) 4th Symposium of the Austrian Computer Society, Graz, Austria.

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Previous Issues of HCI International News are available online

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Contribute to HCI International News

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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About HCI International News

The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International 2009 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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