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HCI International News, Number 88, March 2018


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HCII 2018: Important Deadlines

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HCII 2018: Tutorials’ program

23 half-day tutorials, listed below, will run from Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17 July 2018. For the description of each tutorial, please visit: http://2018.hci.international/tutorials

The Conference Advance Program will become available early in April though the Conference website at:

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 08:30 – 12:30

  • T01     Supersmart Storyselling: How Best to Inform and Persuade in Short "Elevator Pitch" Presentations? - By Aaron Marcus
  • T02     Speech-based Interaction: Myths, Challenges and Opportunities – By Gerald Penn, Cosmin Munteanu
  • T03     Conversational UX Design – By Robert J. Moore

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 13:30 – 17:30

  • T04      HCI/UX in Science-Fiction Movies/TV: What can We Learn from the Past 100 Years of the Future? - By Aaron Marcus
  • T05      Overview of Human Information Processing for HCI – By Kim-Phuong Vu, Robert Proctor
  • T06      Interactive Visual Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery – By Boris Kovalerchuk
  • T07      Human Computer Interaction and Cyber-Security – By Abbas Moallem

Monday, 16 July 2018, 08:30 – 12:30

  • T08      How to Design User-Friendly Dashboards – By Abbas Moallem
  • T09      Usability and UX: An integrated approach to design and evaluation – By Nigel Bevan
  • T10      User interaction with intelligent systems – By Martin Maguire
  • T11      Brain neural computer interfaces and novel medical applications – By Günter Edlinger, Brendan Allison

Monday, 16 July 2018, 13:30 – 17:30

  • T12      Design for Social Change – By Panayiotis Zaphiris, Andreas Papallas
  • T13      IBM Design Thinking Workshop – By kevin l. schultz, Camillo Sassano
  • T14      Principles for Designing Interfaces Compatible with Human Cognition – By Robert Proctor, Kim-Phuong Vu
  • T15      Effective Design Reviews: How to give and receive meaningful, actionable design feedback – By Everett McKay      

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 08:30 – 12:30

  • T16      Introduction to Usability Testing – By James Lewis
  • T17      3DUX: HCI User Experience Design for Immersive Systems and 3D Environments – By Amy Banic
  • T18      Identifying Product Features that Optimize the User Experience – By Nigel Bevan
  • T19      Designing new technologies for Universal Access – By Simeon Keates

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 13:30 – 17:30

  • T20      Using the System Usability Scale By James Lewis
  • T21      Organizing an effective Design Sprint – By Panayiotis Zaphiris, Andreas Papallas
  • T22      Theory and Practice of Digital Storytelling – By David Kaufman, Simone Hausknecht
  • T23      Social Media Analysis for the Masses: Extracting and Analyzing Data from Facebook, Twitter, and Co. – By Margeret Hall

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HCII 2018: General Information

Keynote Speech by Mary Czerwinski: Mary Czerwinski, Principal Researcher and Research Manager at the Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group, Microsoft Research, USA, will give the Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session on Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 18:00 hrs. The title of her speech is "Technology in Support of Healthy Habits". For more information, please check the Conference website

Awards: The best paper of each of the HCII 2018 Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences will be presented with an award during the conference. The best poster extended abstract will also receive an award

Proceedings: 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

Mentoring Sessions: James Lewis and Gavriel Salvendy have cordially accepted the conference invitation to hold mentoring sessions for PhD students, each with two important topics.

The Mentoring Session of James Lewis will be offered on Wednesday 18 July 2018, from 10:30am to 12:30pm and will be addressing 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). Dr James Lewis < https://www.jimlewisux.com/ > is IBM Master Inventor with 91 patents issued to date by the US Patent Office.

The Mentoring Session of Gavriel Salvendy will be offered on Wednesday 18 July 2018, from 4pm to 6pm and will be addressing 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). Professor Gavriel Salvendy < http://www.iems.ucf.edu/salvendy/ > has been Major Professor to 67 PhD students.

For more information, please visit: http://2018.hci.international/mentoring-sessions

Demonstrations: Demonstrations are a new, alternative form of presenting ideas and results to the international audience of the HCII conference, and they are governed by the same conference registration policy applicable for the submissions of papers and posters. Demonstrations will take place in the Exhibition area, will be configured to facilitate free and continuous access by the conference participants and will be bound by the rules of conduct applicable to Exhibitors. For more information, please visit: http://2018.hci.international/demonstrations

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HCII2018: Student Design Competition

Students (undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral) are invited to submit, through the Conference Management System (CMS), an up to 5-minute video clip in MP4 format that presents their design idea, including statements and elaboration of the objective, method, innovation and outcome.

All video clip submissions accepted for the Student Design Competition will be presented during the conference. Three awards will be presented. Each awardee will receive a plaque and a certificate. The GOLD student design awardee will also receive the prize of $1000 USD, the SILVER $500 USD and the BRONZE $250 USD. The awards will be conferred during the opening plenary session of the conference.

The deadline for submissions to the Student Design Competition has been extended to the 1st of April 2018.

Students who have already submitted their work to the conference (e.g., as a paper or as a poster) are cordially invited also to participate in the Student Design Competition.

Further information is available through the conference website: http://2018.hci.international/student-design-competition

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HCII 2018: Accommodation

Caesars Palace will be the conference venue and the official HCII2018 hotel. A number of rooms have been reserved to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, while significantly reduced rates have been agreed with the hotel, valid for all Conference participants for the duration of the Conference as well as for 2 additional days, before and / or after the Conference, based on availability. For detailed information, please have a look at: http://2018.hci.international/accommodation

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HCII 2018: Exhibition

You are cordially invited to exhibit at the HCI International 2018 exhibition. The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of about 2000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI. Detailed information is available at: http://2018.hci.international/exhibition

List of Exhibitors registered so far:

Information about the previous years' exhibition at HCII2017 in Vancouver, Canada, including photos and exhibitors are available in HCII News Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HCI-International-News-and-Conferences-151661138193927/

and also the conference web site:



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HCII 2018: Sponsorship

Sponsorship in the context of HCI International 2018 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@hcii2018.org

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Recent News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

RoCHI 2018 – International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 3-4 September

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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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