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HCI International News, Number 56, November 2012

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HCII2013 - DEADLINE FOR PAPER & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 9 NOVEMBER

The deadline for paper and tutorial submissions to HCI International 2013, to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from 21 to 26 July, has been extended to Friday 9 November 2012.

  • Papers - Deadline for Abstract Receipt (800 words): Friday, 9 November 2012
  • Tutorials - Deadline for Abstract Receipt (300 words): Friday, 9 November 2012
  • Posters - Deadline for Abstract Receipt (300 words): Friday, 1 February 2013

For paper presentation at the Conference and publication in the Proceedings of HCI International 2013 and the affiliated conferences, at least one registration per paper is required. However, individuals can appear as co-authors in several papers.

All submissions should be done through the CMS

The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set. Papers will appear in volumes of the LNCS and LNAI series. Extended Poster abstracts will be published in the Communications in the CCIS series. All volumes will be available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world, and will be indexed by a number of services including EI and ISI CPCI-S.

The best paper of each of the Affiliated Conferences / Thematic Areas will receive an award. Among these best papers, one will be selected to receive the golden award as the Best HCI International 2013 Conference paper. Finally, the Best Poster extended abstract will also receive an award.

For more information, please visit the Conference website.

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HCII2013: Exhibition

The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of about 2,000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI. Conference participants have a unique opportunity to explore state-of-the-art HCI technology and interact with representatives of manufacturers, vendors, publishers, and potential employers. For more information about the HCII 2013 Exhibition, please visit the Conference website. The list of Exhibitors so far includes:

  • Noldus
  • Taylor and Francis Group
  • Brain Products
  • Springer
  • AHFE2014
  • HCII2015
  • ICS-FORTH

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HCII2013: Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship in the context of HCI International 2013 is an ideal opportunity to expose your organization to an international audience of about 2,000 researchers, professionals and users in the field of HCI. Sponsors will also have the opportunity to exhibit, free of charge, their products or services through the Conference Exhibition.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Conference website

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HCII2013: Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact closely with researchers, academics and practitioners from various disciplines, and meet other students from around the world. For more information about the HCII2013 Program for Student Volunteers, please visit the Conference website

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HCII2013: Keynote Speech by Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii, Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, will give the General Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session of HCII 2013.

The title of his speech is "Defy Gravity: The Art of Tangible Bits".

An abstract is available at the Conference website

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HCII 2013: Accommodation

The Mirage, located on Las Vegas Strip, is recommended as the main hotel of the Conference. Many of the guest rooms offered are available with breathtaking views of the tropical pool, majestic mountains or Las Vegas Strip. For more information about accommodation, please visit the Conference website.

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HCII 2013: Registration

Registration for the Conference will be available through the Conference Management System (https://cms.hci-international.org/), starting from $595 (Discounted fee) for the Early Registration period until 10 January 2013. For more information about registration, including information about special offers, please visit: http://www.hcii2013.org/registration

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Book Review: Handbook of Human Factors & Ergonomics, Gavriel Salvendy (Editor), 4th edition, Wiley and Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2012

The remarkable 4th edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics once again provides in-depth analyses of a broad range of vital topics - 61 chapters in 1732 pages. The editor, Gavriel Salvendy, applied his ample persuasive skills and considerable energies to enlist key researchers from around the world. He has motivated them to write informative and well-documented articles that cover human factors theories and practice.
While Salvendy shaped the book to meet the needs of "human factors and ergonomics researchers, practitioners, and graduate students", I believe that this Handbook will have wider impact and benefits for the growing number of academics, professionals, and government agency staffers who work on workplace environments, information technologies, medical devices, consumer electronics and personal technologies. Reaching these larger circles of professionals would help strengthen awareness of the scientific advances and commercial importance in this growing and influential discipline. I will be encouraging colleagues in many related areas to add this book to their libraries.

Human factors and ergonomics researchers and professionals can take pride and substantial credit for the vast growth of powerful, yet widely used technologies. While anyone who sees modern aircraft *bleep*pits, medical operating theaters, or financial trader workstations will be impressed by their capabilities, it is equally inspiring to realize that there are 5 billion users of cell phones and handheld mobile devices. These successes and many others are due to those who worked on the human factors and user interface design of these technologies. While we can't say how many were directly influenced by the first three editions of this Handbook, it seems certain that the intellectual foundations covered in these chapters have and will continue to propel the design of successful human-centered technologies.

The two opening chapters provide excellent overviews with histories, frameworks, and references. I found Endsley's chapter on "Situation Awareness", Sheridan's "Human Supervisory Control", and the section on "Evaluation" especially interesting.

My review of the 4th Edition focused on the 9 articles in the section on Human-Computer Interaction. Since my own interests emphasize "Information Visualization", I was pleased to find North's chapter to be an excellent overview with many appropriate examples and references. While the chapter on online communities did a good job in describing foundations, an updated description of the hot area of social media is already necessary. The extensive reviews of "Usability Testing" and "Website Design" would be helpful to newcomers and more seasoned professionals, but these fields are also changing rapidly. Stephanidis completes this section with two broad articles that deal with emerging topics. I especially appreciated his call for universal usability: "Design for all in the information society is the conscious and systematic effort to proactively apply principles and methods and employ appropriate tools in order to develop information technology and telecommunications products and services which are accessible and usable by all citizens, thus avoiding the need for a posteriori adaptations or specialized design."
The ensuing section on "Design for Individual Differences" has four valuable chapters to remind readers about the range of users: children/elders, abled/disabled, novice/expert, etc. The final section on application areas also interested me, especially the strong chapter on healthcare.

In summary, the 4th Edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics does exactly what such monster books should do: it provides broad coverage of an important discipline, in depth reviews of specific topics, and ample references to dig deeper. Some articles are very strong and current, others need freshening to deal with emerging topics and newer references. Overall, I strongly recommend this valuable handbook with a tantalizing buffet of useful information and a harmonious symphony of provocative ideas.

Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118131350
Front matter and TOC
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118131350.fmatter/pdf

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Recent News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

November 2012

December 2012

  • 3 - 4 December: SMAP - 2012, 7th International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
  • 27 - 29 December: IHCI 2012 — 4th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction, IIT, Kharagpur, India

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Job Announcement

Two full-time Assistant Professorships in any area of Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Cognitive Engineering. Both positions will begin in Fall, 2013, pending final funding approval.
The College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology at Drexel University

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. (in hand or expected in 2013) with a developing research and scholarly program in some area of Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Cognitive Engineering. Successful candidates will have established a publication record and will demonstrate strong potential for external research funding.

To apply for this position visit: www.drexeljobs.com
Requisition Number 4947

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Announcements

ACHI 2013, The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, February 24 - March 1, 2013 - Nice, France

The MIT Press announces the forthcoming Interactive Visualization: Insight through Inquiry, by Bill Ferster, with a foreword by Ben Shneiderman.

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The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International 2013 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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