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HCI International News, Number 30, July 2008


Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2008

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 2008 and the affiliated HAAMAHA conference, July 14-17, 2008, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA.

A total of 623 papers will be presented in 89 interactive sessions in the fields of Medico-ergonomics and Patient Safety, Designing New Buildings and Facilities for End Users, Ergonomics Hazards and Prevention, Users 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. Dylan Schmorrow, the Founder and Chairman of the Augmented Cognition International Society and the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Research at the Office of Naval Research will deliver the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the conference, entitled “Revolutions Colliding: The emergence of modern ergonomics, the pioneering of future ergonomics”.

In addition, 6 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 2008 will also feature relevant technology, products, and services. Attendees will be able to examine the latest advances in human factors products and technology and 20 organizations are scheduled to showcase state-of-the-art products, services, and technology, including: Naval Research Lab, Advanced Brain Monitoring, Seeing Machines Limited, g.tec medical engineering, Dassault Systemes, Alion Science & Technology BMH Operations, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and more.

You are invited to attend the press releases session of the conference, visit the exhibition, and meet and interview leading figures in human factors and ergonomics. For more information about the conference, please contact Dr. Abbas Moallem, AHFEI 2008 Communication Chair at Abbas.Moallem@sjsu.edu.

For more information about the conference, visit the conference website at
View the advance program:

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HCI International 2009

The 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009, will be held jointly with the affiliated Conferences in the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, in San Diego, California, USA, 19-24 July 2009.

It will cover a broad spectrum of themes related to Human Computer Interaction, including theoretical issues, methods, tools, processes, and case studies in HCI design, as well as novel interaction techniques, interfaces, and applications.

The program will feature, among others: pre-conference half-day and full-day tutorials, parallel sessions, poster presentations, an opening session with a keynote address, and an exhibition including demonstrations by industrial companies.

The Conference Proceedings, comprising the papers to be presented at the Conference, will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set in the LNCS and LNAI series. They will be available on–line through the LNCS Digital Library, readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world. All Conference participants will receive in their registration bags the Conference Proceedings published by Springer in DVD format. This DVD will also include, in addition to the papers, the extended abstracts of the posters that will be presented during the Conference. As the DVD will have its own separate ISBN number, posters can also be easily referenced.

The Conference Proceedings in paperback format will be available for purchase by Springer at a special discounted price for all Conference participants, authors and co-authors, both as separate volumes and as a full set.

For the Call for Participation and further information, please visit the Conference website.

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HCI International 2009 - Exhibition

In the context of the HCI International 2009 Conference Exhibition, exhibitors will have an ideal opportunity to exhibit their products and services to an international audience of over 2,300 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI. Attendees will be able to examine state-of-the- art HCI technology and interact with manufacturing representatives, vendors, publishers, and potential employers. More information about the Exhibition can be found at the Conference website.

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HCI International 2009 - Sponsorship

Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the Conference are welcome to contact the Sponsorship Administration at sponsorship@hcii2009.org.

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Recent Interesting News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events in the HCI Area


  • 6-9 July: The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI ‘08), Seoul, Korea.
  • 8-11 July: IV08, 12th international conference on Information Visualization, London, UK.
  • 14-17 July: WORLDCOMP'08, The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, USA.
  • 25-27 July: IHCI 2008, IADIS International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 28 July-1 August: AH 2008, 5th international conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems, Hannover, Germany.



  • 13-15 October: ASSETS 2008: 10th ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Halifax, Canada

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We welcome your contribution to the HCI International News. Please send to us interesting news, short articles, interesting websites, etc. We will consider your comments and contributions for upcoming issues. Please send your contribution to the Editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem.

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About HCI International NEWS

The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International 2009 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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