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HCI International News, Number 42, July 2010


HIGHLIGHTS


Submission for proposals is now open for HCI International 2011

The HCI International 2011 jointly with the affiliated Conferences invite you to Orlando, Florida, USA to participate and contribute to the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of HCI.

HCI International 2011 incorporates 12 Conferences / thematic areas, expecting to attract over 2,000 participants from all over the world. For more information about the topics listed under each thematic area, please visit the Conference website.

The Conference will feature: Plenary / Keynote Presentation, Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions, Tutorials and Exhibition.
All submissions will be handled through the Conference Management System (CMS, https://www.hcii2011.org).


The deadlines for submission for proposals are:
Papers 800 words, Friday, 15 October 2010
Posters 300 words, Friday, 11 February 2011
Tutorials 300 words, Friday, 15 October 2010


For more information, please visit the HCI International 2011 Website at:
http://www.hcii2011.org

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Registration information for HCI International 2011

A summary of Registration Fees per participant category and registration date, as well as best and good deals are now available through the Conference website (http://www.hcii2011.org).

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3rd Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International Conference 2010

The latest advances and the latest-breaking news in the field of human factors, ergonomics, and usability will be presented by leading authorities at the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2010. The 3rd AHFEI and the affiliated conferences that include:

  • 1st International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making
  • 1st International Conference on Neuroergonomics
  • 1st International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare
  • 1st International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling
  • 13st International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing

All above conferences are jointly held from July 17th – to July 20th, 2010 at the Intercontinental in Miami, Florida, USA.


A total of 721 papers will be presented in 10 concurrent sessions. Topics include the most recent research and technology in Medico-ergonomics and Patient Safety, Aviation, Designing New Buildings and Facilities for End Users, Ergonomics Hazards and Prevention, User Interface Design, Online Human Error Management, Methods and Instruments for Ergonomic Design of Production Systems, Universal Access to Novel Interaction Environments, Impact of Human Factors on Technical Systems Failure, and Cognitive and Physical Work Analysis and Design.


Dr. James Bagian, a veteran NASA astronaut, the Chief Patient Safety Officer and the Director and Founder of the National Center for Patient Safety at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deliver the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the conference on "Healthcare and Patient Safety: The Failure of Traditional Approaches – How Human Factors and Ergonomics Can and MUST Help Us".


In addition, 8 state-of-the-art tutorials will be presented by some of the most eminent individuals in the human factors and ergonomics field during the pre-conference sessions.


AHFEI International 2010 will also feature relevant technology, products, and services. Attendees will be able to examine the latest in human factors products and technology, and 20 organizations are scheduled to showcase state-of-the-art products, services, and technology, including: Army MANPRINT Program, Mercer Engineering Research Center, NexGen Ergonomics Inc, Seeing Machines, Smart Eye AB, TEA, TechSmith and more. For more information and the advance program visit:
http://www.ahfe2010.org/index.html


A.M.

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Book Review: Colossus- The secret of Bletchley Park’s Codebreaking Computers

Reading Colossus, a book about the world's first fully electronic computer that was built during the Second World War to crack the codes of high-level Nazi communications, is like reading a suspenseful spy story! It is entertaining to read and at the same time one learns a lot about the history of cryptography and code breaking secrets, decryption and related technologies.


After providing a brief history of cryptography from Cesar’s cipher to modern days the authors reveal the history behind Bletchley Park - United Kingdoms’ main decryption center during the Second World War, through recently declassified documents. Colossus covers this project in full detail and is also enlightening about the overall history of technology and computer systems.


Historical pictures along with many interesting charts make the book indispensable to anyone who reviews or writes about the history of computer technology.



This is a very interesting read for almost everyone, even non technical audiences.


"Colossus: The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers", by B. Jack Copeland, Oxford University Press, 2010, 462 Pages, ISBN-10:0-19-284055-X.
http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryOther/HistoryofScience/~~/dmlldz11c2EmY2k9OTc4MDE5OTU3ODE0Ng==

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Recent Interesting News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

July 2010

August 2010

  • 9-11 August: The 2010 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Odense, Denmark.
    http://asonam2010.hau.gr/
  • 25-27 August: The European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2010, Delft, the Netherlands.
    http://ecce2010.tudelft.nl/
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Announcements

The Special issue of Interacting with Computers, Volume 22, Issue 4, Pages 241-312 (July 2010) edited by Gavin Doherty and Timothy Bickmore on the topic: Supportive Interaction: Computer Interventions for Mental Health is now available at:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/5644-2010-999779995-2041800

8-10 September 2010: Human Computer Interaction (HCI) special session Chair: Cesar A. Collazos, Universidad del Cauca in the context of the LatinAmerican Conference onNetworked and Electronic Media, Cali – Colombia
http://lacnem10.qmul.net/site/es/Session_HumanComputerIteration.html

September 12th-15th 2010: IEEE International Symposium on Robots and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN), Viareggio, Italy The theme of the conference is “Thinking and acting together: cognitive and cooperative interaction between human and robots”
http://www.ro-man2010.org

13-16 October 2010: ISMAR2010, The Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
Seoul, Korea. Papers and Posters submission deadline: May 1, 2010
http://www.ismar10.org

3-5 November, 2010: HCI-Aero 2010, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospace
Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA.
http://www.ihmc.us/hci-aero2010/hci-aero2010/Home.html

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About HCI International NEWS

The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International 2011 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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