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HCI International News, Number 35, May 2009


HIGHLIGHTS


HCII2009 on-line Registration and Advance Program

The HCI International 2009 Advance Program is available through the Conference website at:
http://www.hcii2009.org/program.php

On-line Registration for the Conference is available through the Conference Management System (CMS) at: https://www.hcii2009.org

Please visit the Conference website for more information about registration: http://www.hcii2009.org/registration.html

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HCII2009 Accommodation

Only a limited number of rooms is still available at the main conference hotel, the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, at the reduced conference rates. Detailed information is available at the Conference website at:
http://www.hcii2009.org/accommodation.html.
Conference attendees who wish to stay at the main conference hotel should make their reservation as soon as possible.

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HCII2009 Tutorials

Twenty-three Tutorials (half-day and full-day) are offered, covering the entire spectrum of the topics of the HCI International 2009 Conference.

Registration for Tutorials is independent from the Conference registration. A discount of 50% is on offer for Students. Further information about registering for Tutorials is available through the Conference website at:
http://www.hcii2009.org/registration.html

For Conference participants, who are interested to participate both in the technical sessions and the Tutorials, two different packages are offered: The "Best Deal" package includes conference registration and a choice of any combination of three full–day equivalent tutorials (two half–day tutorials are equivalent to one full–day tutorial). Discount for this package amounts to the cost of one full–day tutorial. The "Good Deal" package includes conference registration and a choice of any combination of two full–day equivalent tutorials. Discount for this package amounts to 150 US dollars. The above deal pricing applies to a single order that has the specific package items.

Registration for the Tutorials is available through the Conference Management System

For more details about the Tutorials offered at HCI International 2009, please visit the Conference website at: http://www.hcii2009.org/tutorials.html

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HCI International 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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HCI International 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

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Brief Book Review

"Designing The User Interface: Strategies for Effective human-computer Interaction"
5th Edition, Ben Shneiderman & Catherine Plaisant, Addison-Wesley, 2009 606 pages. ISBN 13:978-321-53735-5.

With computer and user interface technologies evolving fast, writing about interaction design is a challenging task. It is even more difficult to keep the content updated. Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant made this undertaking possible by publishing the 5th edition of this book. By updating the content to reflect today’s technologies and providing numerous color examples, screen shots, and data tables along with an easy to read and understand text, this new edition is perfect reading material for all categories of interested people involved in the Human-Computer Interaction field, and particularly for software engineering students or professionals willing to learn about interaction design.

"Designing The User Interface" includes 4 parts. Part 1 provides an overview of usability and theories and guidelines in interaction design. The two chapters of Part 2 are dedicated to the design process and interface evaluation. The five chapters of Part 3 extensively cover interaction styles. Finally, Part 4, under "design issues", covers a variety of topics from documentation to visualization of information.

The book offers extensive online resources for students and instructors. Thus, it is an excellent choice for a text book especially for HCI courses offered to computer engineering students.

A.M.

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Recent Interesting News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

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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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