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HCI International News, Number 90, July 2018


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HCII 2018: See you soon in Las Vegas!

We look forward to seeing you next week in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Las Vegas is an ever-changing fantasy-land of a city that has seen unbelievable expansion since it emerged from the desert just over 100 years ago.

The conference and exhibition will be held 15-20 July at the Caesars Palace, the official HCII 2018 hotel. An impressive number of about 1700 participants from 74 countries are attending this truly international in scope event, where the work of the world’s foremost leaders in the field is presented.

Information about Las Vegas


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HCII 2018: Program

The Conference Final Program (including paper and poster presentations) is available in the following alternative ways:

The web, iCal and mobile application versions of the program will be updated regularly before and during the conference.

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HCII 2018: Tutorials’ Program

21 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

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
  • 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
  • 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: Exhibition

You are cordially invited to visit the HCI International 2018 exhibition (Room: Octavius Ballroom). The following companies are participating in this year’s conference. You are cordially invited to visit their booths and review their products and demos.

List of Exhibitors:

Detailed information is available at: http://2018.hci.international/exhibition

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HCII 2018: 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.

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HCII 2018: Best Paper & Best Poster 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. Each awardee will receive a plaque and a certificate.


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HCII 2018: Student Design Competition

In the context of the HCII2018 Student Design Competition, nineteen (19) video submissions have been accepted for presentation at the conference:

  • Wednesday, 18 July, 08:00 - 10:00 (room: Milano IV)
  • Wednesday, 18 July - Friday, 20 July, Booth 403, Exhibition Area (Room: Octavius Ballroom)

The awards will be announced and conferred during the Plenary Session of the conference, on Tuesday 17 July 2018, 18:00 – 19:30. 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.


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HCII 2018: Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings are published by Springer in a 30-volume set. Papers appear in volumes of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Poster Extended Abstracts are published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

All volumes of the Proceedings in PDF format are included in a USB Drive provided in the registration bag of conference participants.

Free online access to the Conference proceedings through SpringerLink is available to conference participants during the conference.


They will also be available for sale from Springer in soft cover print format.

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HCII 2018: 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

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HCII 2018: Practical information

Paper and poster presenters can find practical information about their presentations at the HCII 2018 website

Our website also includes information about the Conference Registration - Secretariat, the Conference Reception, the Exhibition, Coffee and Lunch Breaks, as well as other information that may be Conference participants might find useful at:

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Previous HCII Proceedings published by Springer freely available

On the occasion of the 20th edition of the HCI International Conference, Springer is providing to Conference participants, for a period of 4 weeks, free online access through SpringerLink to all previous HCII proceedings published with them.

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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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