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HCI International News, Number 74, November 2015

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HCII 2016: Important! Extended deadlines for proposals submission

Due to multiple requests from prospective authors, the deadline for paper and tutorial submissions for HCI International 2016 has been extended from Friday 23 October to Friday 6 November 2015.
HCI International 2016, to be held at The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, in Toronto, Canada, 17-22 July 2016, incorporates 15 Conferences / Thematic Areas, expecting to attract over 2,000 participants from more than 70 countries around the world.
The best paper of each of the Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences will receive an award. The Best Poster extended abstract will also receive an award.
For more details about proposals submission, please have a look at: http://2016.hci.international/submissions

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HCII 2016: Keynote speech by Jennifer J. Preece

Jennifer J. Preece (Professor & Dean Emerita, College of Information Studies - Maryland's iSchool, University of Maryland, USA) will give the Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session of HCII 2016.
The title of her speech is “Will they keep coming? Promoting Community in Citizen Science and Online Communities!”
Details about the keynote address will be posted in the conference website shortly.

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10th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI 2016)

UAHCI 2016, an affiliated conference of the HCI International Conference, at its 10th edition, provides an established international forum for the exchange and dissemination of scientific information on theoretical, methodological and empirical research that addresses all issues related to the attainment of universal access in the development of interactive software. It comprehensively addresses accessibility and high quality of interaction on the user interface development life-cycle in a multidisciplinary perspective. The conference solicits papers reporting results of research work on, or offering insights on open research issues and questions in the design, development, evaluation, use, and impact of user interfaces, as well as standardization, policy and other non-technological issues that facilitate and promote universal access.
The related topics include, but are not limited to, all aspects of accessibility, assistive and rehabilitation technologies, needs and requirements of diverse target user populations, design for all, alternative and augmented interaction techniques and platforms, user interface multimodality and adaptation, smart assistive environments, quality of life technologies, as well as accessible and inclusive applications and services in a variety of domains.
Recent hot trends include, for example, multi-sensory interfaces, interaction science for universal access, ludic engagement, inclusive interfaces in automotive, eye-tracking in user experience research, advances in sign language processing, design for children with cognitive disabilities, accessible voting, inclusive affective technologies, personal informatics, universal access to cultural heritage, interaction with assistive robots, and inclusive health technologies.
Do not miss the opportunity to present your research work at UAHCI 2016, which will take place in the context of HCI International 2016, in Toronto, Canada, 17 - 22 July 2016.
Please submit your 800 words abstract at https://cms.hci.international/2016/ by Friday, 6 November 2015.
For more information about proposals submission, please have a look at: http://2016.hci.international/submissions
We look forward to welcoming you in Toronto.

Margherita Antona and Constantine Stephanidis
Program Chairs, UAHCI 2016
http://2016.hci.international/uahci

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HCII 2016: Conference Proceedings

The HCI International 2016 Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set. Papers will appear in volumes of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Poster Extended Abstracts will be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.
All volumes will be available on–line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world.
Volumes published as part of the LNCS series, incl. its subseries (LNAI) are indexed by the following services: ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), included in ISI Web of Science, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH
Volumes published as part of the CCIS are indexed by the following services: dblp computer science bibliography, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), Scopus
More information is available at: http://2016.hci.international/proceedings

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HCII 2016: Accommodation

A number of rooms have been reserved to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, while reduced rates have been agreed with The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel (conference venue), which is recommended as the main hotel of the Conference. For more information about accommodation, please visit: http://2016.hci.international/accommodation

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HCII 2016: Exhibition

You are invited to exhibit at the HCI International 2016 exhibition. The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of over 2000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI.
Information about the previous years’ exhibition, including pictures and exhibitors, are available in HCII News Facebook page. For More Information about the HCII 2016 exhibition visit:
http://2016.hci.international/exhibition

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HCII 2016 Sponsorship

Sponsorship in the context of HCI International 2016 is the ideal opportunity to expose your organization to an international audience of about 2400 researchers, professionals and users in the field of HCI.
Sponsorship is not limited to financial support, and thus can also take the form of material and service provision. If you are interested in contributing to this international event as a sponsor or simply wish to receive more information contact: administration@hcii2016.org

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Recent News and Articles

“America's Coming Cognitive Decline”, Bloomberg View, OCT 29, 2015.
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-10-29/america-s-coming-cognitive-decline

"Scientists Can Now Predict Intelligence From Brain Activity”, Wired, October 12, 2015.
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/scientists-can-now-predict-intelligence-brain-activity/

"The Pitfalls of Using Google Ngram to Study Language”, Wired, October 12, 2015.
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/pitfalls-of-studying-language-with-google-ngram/

"Security News This Week: Edward ‘Scissorhands’ Snowden Deserves to Be Free”, Wired, October 3, 2015.
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/security-news-week-edward-scissorhands-snowden-deserves-free/

"Hacking the Inner Ear for VR—and for Science" Wired, September 15, 2015.
http://www.wired.com/2015/09/hacking-inner-ear-vrand-science/

"Facebook Relay: An Evil And / Or Incompetent Attack On REST”, pandastrike.com, October 15, 2015.
https://www.pandastrike.com/posts/20151015-rest-vs-relay

“Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips”, The New York Times September 26, 2015.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/technology/smaller-faster-cheaper-over-the-future-of-computer-chips.html?_r=0

"Google Tries to Make Its Cars Drive More Like Humans”, The Wall Street Journal September 28, 2015.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-tries-to-make-its-cars-drive-more-like-humans-1443463523?mod=LS1

"Gender gap widens in cyber security field long dominated by me”, Reuters, September 28, 2015.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/28/us-cybersecurity-women-employment-idUSKCN0RS11J20150928

“Research Sheds New Light on Big Data Breaches”, Government Technology, September 23, 2015.
http://www.govtech.com/security/Research-Sheds-New-Light-on-Big-Data-Breaches.html

"Google AI Beats Humans at More Classic Arcade Games than Ever Before”, Tech Republic, September 23, 2015.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-ai-beats-humans-at-more-classic-arcade-games-than-ever-before/

“Software Is Smart Enough for SAT, but Still Far From Intelligent”, The New York Times, September 20, 2015.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/technology/personaltech/software-is-smart-enough-for-sat-but-still-far-from-intelligent.html

“Brain-Computer Link Enables Paralyzed California Man to Walk”, Reuters, September 24, 2015.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/24/us-usa-health-paraplegic-idUSKCN0RO06620150924

“Thought Process: Building an Artificial Brain”, The Washington Post, September 30, 2015.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/09/30/brain/

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Announcements

The Third International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers (ICETC2016), April 21-23, 2016, Beirut, Lebanon
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/icetc2016/

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