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May 12, 2008

HCI 2008: Culture, Creativity, Interaction - Liverpool, UK

HCI2008 Culture, Creativity, Interaction - September 1-5, 2008

HCI researchers, students and practitioners are invited to HCI 2008 to be hosted by Liverpool John Moores University, UK, next September (1st - 5th). Submissions are now open for the remaining categories . HCI 2008 is the 22nd running of the British HCI conference; one of Europe's largest and longest running HCI conferences. Accepted papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and the BCS eWiCS Library.

The tag line for 2008 is “Culture, Creativity, Interaction” reflecting the fact that in 2008 Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture. Throughout the year there will be cultural events ranging from community arts to headline events such as the Turner Prize. In the week before the conference there will be the Annual Beatles Week and immediately afterwards Liverpool will host the British Academy Festival of Science. The Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art also takes place, starting September. Our cultural theme reflects not just events in Liverpool but also recent developments in HCI where the arts and humanities offer us both new insights and new challenges. Though “culture” is not the only theme for the conference we hope to reflect the cultural events happening in the rest of the city and on Merseyside. Our hope is that culture will be a unifying theme for the various strands that form the HCI family of disciplines.

Liverpool itself has undergone a renaissance in recent decades and many of the city's projects will have reached their culmination in 2008. So as Liverpool is being re-made it may also be time to reflect on how HCI might be re-made. What new challenges do we face?  How many of our current approaches and methods meet these challenges? What has to change in HCI if we are to continue making progress? We look forward to submissions addressing new challenges and overturning accepted convention, or confirming past practice.

Jan 09, 2008

HCI Expert - Cambridge, UK

Via UsabilityNews

Deadine: 28 January 2008 - HCI Expert

Position for 1-year, based in Cambridge, UK
Salary: Competitive

- Lead the HCI phases of development projects in coordination with researchers, graphic designers and software engineers
- Design and conduct usability studies, analyze the results of usability studies, and make design recommendations
- Carry out fieldwork, analyze the findings, perform the statistical analysis of data logs, and identify potential design solutions
- Design and create user interface designs
- Represent and interpret usability data and HCI research during the research and design process
- Write academic papers for publication at international conferences

- A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience conducting user-centered design projects
- A higher degree in the area of human-computer interaction
- International publications in ACM conferences
- Research design skills in experimental design and observational methods
- The ability to communicate and argue for results, methods, approaches both orally and in writing
- The ability to make group presentations
- The ability to work in an explorative R&D environment where the objectives are responsive to research findings

Please send a copy of your CV to jobs@instrata.co.uk

Sep 24, 2006

Behaviour & Information Technology 25th Anniversary Conference

Via Usability News 

Event Date: 10 October 2006 to 10 October 2006
Behaviour & Information Technology 25th Anniversary Conference

An essential one-day conference with pre-event workshop examining 25 years of usable technology design and current concerns and challenges for usability experts worldwide

10th October 2006, The Grange City Hotel, London

This conference will provide a unique insight into the state of the art of usability design and will review the progress that has been made over the past 25 years in designing usable technology. It will highlight lessons for designers of today’s technology including web sites, games, mobile phones, kiosks, iTV and hand-held devices.

For more information visit www.tandfevents.com/bit 

Sep 20, 2006

12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

22-27 July 2007, Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, P.R.China


Overview and Areas of Interest:

The HCI International 2007 jointly with the affiliated Conferences, which are held under one management and one Registration, invite you to Beijing, P.R. China to participate and contribute to the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI through the following modes of communication: Plenary / Keynote Presentation(s), Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions and Tutorials. The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials. Parallel Sessions and Poster Sessions will be held during the last three days of the Conference.


The Conference focuses on the following major thematic areas:

Human-Computer Interaction
Human Interface and the Management of Information
Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers
Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
Virtual Reality
Usability and Internationalization
Online Communities and Social Computing
Augmented Cognition
Digital Human Modeling

The topics listed under each thematic area are indicative of the broad spectrum of issues to be addressed and are not intended to limit the range of submissions
Visit the conference website for further information 

Sep 18, 2006

Relevant psychology journals in new media/communication technology

The website of University of Twente (faculty of Behavioral Sciences) has a list of relevant journals in HC/ergonomics; ISI impact factors is also provided for most of them.

The complete list can be accessed here


Jul 10, 2006

ECCE 13 - Zurich, Switzerland

Event Date: 20 September 2006 to 22 September 2006
Early bird registration is now possible for ECCE-13 till 26 August 2006.
The main theme of ECCE-13 is trust and control in complex socio-technical systems, including of course also single human-computer systems within larger systems. The horizons of cognitive ergonomics are expanding. With distributed and highly-interconnected systems, the control of these systems becomes ever more demanding. Can the controllability of systems still be secured in technology design? Does trust have to (partially) replace control and what consequences does that have on the distribution of responsibility for the correct and safe functioning of socio-technical systems? How can the coordination requirements and the management of uncertainty in systems with multiple human and artificial actors be better supported? The conference seeks to encourage dialogue among the diverse disciplines contributing to studies of the psychological, social and cultural aspects of technology use or technology design.

Marc Bourgois, EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre
Stefana Broadbent, Swisscom Innovations

Erik Hollnagel

Antonio Rizzo, Gudela Grote, William Wong

Gudela Grote, Antonio Rizzo, William Wong, Peter Wright, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Tjerk Van Der Schaaf. Erik Hollnagel, Jose Canas, Sebastiano Bagnara, Vincent Grosjean, Victor Kaptelinin, Clive Warren.