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HCI International News, Number 79, September 2016

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HCII 2016: Thank you for attending the Conference in Toronto

We would like to thank all those who attended the HCI International 2016 Conference in Toronto, Canada, 17 - 22 July, which was held under the auspices of 15 distinguished international boards of 386 members from 45 countries.

HCI International 2016 and the Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences explored a wide variety of hot topics which reflect and contribute to a paradigm shift towards ubiquitous interaction, intelligent environments and interactive technologies supporting virtually any aspect of human life and activities in a global and social perspective.

More than 1.800 people from 64 countries registered to participate in HCI International 2016, a truly international in scope event, where the work of the world’s foremost leaders in the field was presented. In 219 sessions, 1.232 papers were presented and 194 posters were displayed.

Jennifer J. Preece, Professor & Dean Emerita of the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, has joined us as the keynote speaker at the opening plenary session: http://2016.hci.international/keynote-speech

Pictures from the Conference in Toronto, Canada are now available through


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HCII 2016: Best Papers and Poster Awards

During the opening session of HCII 2016 sixteen awards were conferred. Fifteen awards were conferred to the best papers in each Thematic Area / Affiliated Conference. The Best Poster also received an award. For more information, please visit the conference website at: http://2016.hci.international/awards

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HCII 2016: Conference Proceedings

The 27-volume Conference Proceedings are published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series, and are available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world.

For every Springer book you will be able to find the Book Metrics, e.g., numbers of citations, downloads, book reviews, etc. For the list of the 27 Volumes, please visit the Conference website:

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HCII 2017: Mark the dates in your calendar

HCI International 2017, jointly with the affiliated Conferences, held under one management and one registration, will take place at Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada, 9-14 July.

HCII2017 invite you 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, Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions, Tutorials and Exhibition.

The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials (9-11 July). Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions and the Exhibition will be held during the last three days (12-14 July) of the Conference.

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.

For more information about the HCII 2017 Conference, please have a look at: http://2017.hci.international/

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HCII 2017: Thematic Areas and Affiliated Conferences

HCII 2017 will be held under the auspices of 15 distinguished international boards. Please visit the Conference website (http://2017.hci.international/) for the list of topics of each Thematic Area / Affiliated Conference:

  • Human-Computer Interaction Thematic Area
    Chair: Masaaki Kurosu (Japan)
  • Human Interface and the Management of Information
    Chair: Sakae Yamamoto (Japan)
  • 14th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
    Chair: Don Harris (United Kingdom)
  • 11th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
    Chairs: Margherita Antona and Constantine Stephanidis (Greece)
  • 9th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
    Chair: Stephanie Lackey (USA)
  • 9th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design
    Chair: Patrick Rau (P.R. China)
  • 9th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media
    Chair: Gabriele Meiselwitz (USA)
  • 11th International Conference on Augmented Cognition
    Chairs: Dylan Schmorrow and Cali Fidopiastis (USA)
  • 8th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management
    Chair: Vincent Duffy (USA)
  • 6th International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability
    Chairs: Aaron Marcus (USA) and Wentao Wang (P.R. China)
  • 5th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions
    Chairs: Norbert Streitz (Germany) and Panos Markopoulos (The Netherlands)
  • 5th International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust
    Chair: Theo Tryfonas (United Kingdom)
  • 4th International Conference on HCI in Business, Government and Organizations
    Chairs: Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah (USA) and Chuan-Hoo Tan (Singapore)
  • 4th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies
    Chairs: Panayiotis Zaphiris and Andri Ioannou (Cyprus)
  • 3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
    Chairs: Gavriel Salvendy (USA and P.R. China) and Jia Zhou (R.P. China)

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HCII 2017: Proposals for Submission

Please mark in your calendar the dates of the HCII 2017 Conference and the deadlines for submissions (http://2017.hci.international/submissions):

  • Friday, 21 October 2016, paper proposals (an abstract of 800 words is required)
  • Friday, 21 October 2016, tutorial proposals (an abstract of 300 words is required)
  • Friday, 17 February 2017, poster proposals (an abstract of 300 words is required)

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The best paper of each of the HCII 2017 Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences will be given an award. The best poster extended abstract will also receive an award (http://2017.hci.international/awards).

HCII 2017: Keynote speech by Ben Shneiderman

Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/), and a Member of the UM Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) at the University of Maryland, USA, will give the Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session on Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 18:00 hrs.

The title of his speech is "The New ABCs of Research: Grand Challenges for HCI"

Abstract: Solving the immense problems of the 21st century will require ambitious research teams that are skilled at producing practical solutions and foundational theories simultaneously – that is the ABC Principle: Applied & Basic Combined. Then these research teams can deliver high-impact outcomes by applying the SED Principle: Blend Science, Engineering and Design Thinking, which encourages use of the methods from all three disciplines. These guiding principles (ABC & SED) could drive HCI research to become the key transformational discipline for the 21st century by accelerating discovery and innovation.

Please check the Conference website: http://2017.hci.international/keynote-speech

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HCII 2017: Exhibition

You are invited to exhibit at the HCI International 2017 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.
See pictures of the exhibition hall and exhibitors at HCII2016 in Toronto:

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HCII 2017 Sponsorship

Sponsorship in the context of HCI International 2017 is the ideal opportunity to expose your organization to an international audience of over 2000 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@hcii2017.org

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Recent News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

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The Springer Journal of Interaction Science invites you to submit your work! We are a peer reviewed open access journal that is accessed every 5 minutes by readers all over world. We define interaction science as the scientific investigation of human / technology interactions at the level of individuals, teams, organizations, and society and their respective intersections. The papers we publish use rigorous research approaches with focus on Interaction Science. Examples are,

  • Experimental studies
  • User studies
  • Case studies
  • Theory frameworks
  • Literature Reviews

As a vanguard of interaction research, we welcome editorial in new thematic areas. Examples are "Emergent Technologies in HCI", "Usable security in HCI", "What is the difference between HCI and UX?", etc.
Please contact us with ideas and questions.
Gisela Susanne Bahr, gsbahr@outlook.com, and Chris Stary, christian.stary@jku.at , Joint editors in chief

Call for papers: MIT Press Journal "Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments"
Special Issue on "Arts, Aesthetics, and Performance in VR and Telepresence"
Submission deadline: November 1, 2016

Special issue in the Universal Access in the Information Society Journal, Entitled: "Information Society Skills. Is knowledge accessible for all?" More info.

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The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International 2015 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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