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HCI International News, Number 91, September 2018

HCII 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

HCII 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

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HCII 2018: Thank you for your participation

We would like to thank all participants of the HCII 2018 Conference, held 15-20 July in Las Vegas, USA, which was held under the auspices of 14 distinguished international boards of 362 members from 40 countries.

A total of 4,373 individuals from academia, research intuitions and industry from 76 countries submitted contributions and 1170 papers presented in 217 parallel session have been included in the Springer LNCS/LNAI conference proceedings, while 195 posters were presented in the Exhibition Area and were included in the form of short papers in the Springer CCIS conference proceedings.

More than 1,700 individuals from 74 countries registered to participate this year’s conference, a truly international in scope event.

Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Principal Researcher and Research Manager, Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group, Microsoft Research, USA, joined us as the keynote speaker at the opening plenary session. Her speech was entitled “Technology in support of healthy habits”.

Dr. James Lewis (IBM Master Inventor with 91 patents issued to date by the US Patent Office) and Prof. Gavriel Salvendy (Major Professor to 67 PhD students) held mentoring sessions for PhD students, each with two important topics. The Mentoring Session of James Lewis addressed the topics of HCI career trends - past, present and future (in Part #1), and Transition from a PhD student to an industry professional (in Part #2). The Mentoring Session of Gavriel Salvendy addressed the topics of Development of a PhD Thesis and its dissemination (in Part #1) and Transition from a PhD student to Faculty (in Part #2).

For the first time in the history of the HCII Conference, a Student Design Competition took place. All accepted submissions were presented during the conference. Three awards were conferred along with three prizes during the Opening Plenary Session.

Also, as established in previous years, fifteen awards were conferred during the Opening Plenary Session. The awards, in the form of a plaque and a certificate, were presented to the author(s) of the Best Paper of each Affiliated Conference/Thematic Area and of the Best Poster Extended Abstract.

Pictures from the conference are available through Facebook and the Conference web site.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Orlando, Florida, USA for HCII 2019, 26-31 July 2019.

A.M.

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HCII 2019: Mark the dates in your calendar

HCI International 2019, jointly with the affiliated Conferences, held under one management and one registration, will take place at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA, 26-31 July 2019.

HCII2019 invites you to participate and contribute to the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on generic, theoretical and applied areas of HCI. The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials (26-28 July). Parallel Sessions for papers, Poster Sessions and the Exhibition will be held during the last three days (29-31 July) of the Conference.

HCII 2019 will be held under the auspices of 18 distinguished international boards. Please visit the Conference website for the list of topics of each Thematic Area / Affiliated Conference.

Please mark in your calendar the dates of the HCII 2019 Conference and the deadlines for submissions:

  • 12 October 2018, paper proposals (an abstract of 800 words is required)
  • 12 October 2018, tutorial proposals (an abstract of 300 words is required)
  • 1 February 2019, poster proposals (an abstract of 300 words is required)
  • 12 April 2019, student design proposals (an abstract of 300 words and a video clip are required)

The Conference has a long established tradition of inviting distinguished scientists and professionals in the broader HCI field to organize parallel sessions. Prospective authors should submit their proposals, upon invitation, from a session organizer. The process is open until 1 February 2019 (under the guidance of Parallel Session Organizers).

An award will be presented to the best paper of each of the HCII 2019 Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences and the best poster extended abstract.

The 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.

Student Design Competition: Students are invited to submit an up to 5-minute video clip and an abstract summarizing their design idea. The deadline for Video and Abstract Submission is 12 April 2019.

Demonstrations constitute an alternative form of presenting ideas and results to the international audience of the HCI International Conference. The deadline for proposal submission is anytime until 30 April 2019.

The Program for Student Volunteers gives full time university students from around the world the opportunity to attend and contribute to one of the most prestigious conferences in the field of computing and HCI. The deadline for applications receipt is 21 January 2019.

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HCII 2019: Keynote Speech by Richard H. R. Harper

Richard H. R. Harper, Co-director, Institute for Social Futures and Professor, School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, United Kingdom, will give the Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session on Sunday, 28 July 2019, 18:00 hrs.

The title of his speech will be "Understanding AI, Understanding Interaction: the Future of HCI".

Abstract: The emergence of the ‘new AI’ has led some to suggest that the tasks of HCI have been either solved with the use of, for example, AI-enabled natural speech interaction between person and machine, or, if not, has created a new but narrow domain for HCI research - in the area of ‘explainable AI’. But I think both these views radically misunderstand the nature of AI and the role that HCI needs to have in making AI-related applications better and more usable. In this talk I will show, with examples from both consumer-oriented AI applications and AI in more arcane scientific domains, how the role of HCI is more important than ever and turns around canonical problems of rendering the functioning of computer systems and processes in relevant and accountable ways. I will suggest that the AI community has failed to recognize or comprehend these and the HCI community itself has not been robust enough in articulating their importance. In short, my talk is a clarion call for a confident, assertive HCI in the age AI.

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HCII 2019: Exhibition

You are invited to exhibit at the HCI International 2019 exhibition. The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of around 2000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI.

Information about the previous years’ exhibition, including photos of the exhibition hall and exhibitors, are available in HCII News Facebook page and the conference web site.

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HCII 2019: Sponsorship

Sponsorship in the context of HCI International 2019 is the ideal opportunity to expose your organization to an international audience of around 2,000 academics, researchers and professionals in the field of HCI.

Sponsorship is not limited to financial support but can also take the form of material and service provision.

If you are interested in sponsoring this international event or simply wish to receive more information, please contact Conference Administration.

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Recent News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

HFES 2018 International Annual Meeting
October 1-5, 2018
Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA USA
http://bit.ly/HFES2018_AnnualMeeting
 

2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
March 27-29, 2019
Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
http://bit.ly/HCS2019_Info

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