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HCI International News, Number 19, November 2006


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting in San Francisco

The 50th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) was held October 16–20, 2006 in San Francisco, California. This special 50th anniversary of HFES was the biggest annual conference ever held in the history of the society, with over 1600 attendees.

The HFES annual conference provides academics, scientists and professionals in the field of Human Factors and Ergonomics with the opportunity to present the results of their fundamental, applied, or investigative research in human factors, which can then be used to design more user–friendly, safe, and productive software and hardware products and systems for human use.

Even though computer systems are not the only topics that the conference covers, HCI constitutes a major theme of several sessions that include: usability, web, aviation, cognition and perception. Overall, during this year's conference, more than 31 papers dealt with research in the area of computer systems, 5 on the Internet, 15 on product design, and 70 on cognitive engineering and decision making.

Most of these projects were conducted through research in academic institutions. An important number of papers covered military related research or investigative studies (136 entries in the Proceedings) conducted through grants and partnerships with military institutions.

The 2006 Proceedings fully text– searchable CD–ROM containing papers presented during the Conference is available at: http://www.hfes.org/publications/.

Abbas Moallem

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HCI International 2007 – Call for Papers – Deadline Extension

Due to multiple requests from prospective authors, the deadline for paper submissions has been extended from 30 October to 15 November 2006. Do not miss this occasion to submit your paper and actively contribute to HCI International 2007 and the affiliated Conferences, the most worldwide renowned international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI.

HCI International 2007 will take place in Beijing, P.R. China, 22–27 July 2007, offering a unique opportunity to enjoy the cultural richness of China.

HCI International 2007 incorporates 10 Conferences / Thematic Areas, expecting to attract around 2,000 participants from all over the world. For more information about the topics listed under each Conference / Thematic Area, please visit the website of HCI International 2007.

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HCI International 2007 – Programme Features

HCI International 2007 promises to be an unforgettable cluster of high quality international scientific events, and an ideal occasion to come into contact with the most rapidly evolving ICT market in the world. The programme will feature:

  • Pre–conference tutorials
  • Opening session with a keynote address
  • More than 200 parallel sessions
  • Poster presentations
  • Exhibition including demonstrations by industrial companies
  • White paper sessions
  • Panel sessions involving important stakeholders from Asia and China
  • Closing plenary panel session with the participation of major international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industries
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HCI International 2007 – Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi–volume book edition in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. They will be available on-line through the LNCS Digital Library (LNCS), readily accessible by most libraries around the world. The Proceedings will also be published in CD/DVD, and will be provided to the Conference participants in the registration bags.

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HCI International 2007 – Accommodation

Beijing Continental Grand Hotel (BCGH) is recommended as the main hotel of the Conference. It is next door to the Conference venue BICC, and connected to it via an indoor corridor. A number of rooms have been reserved and reduced hotel rates have been agreed with BCGH. Early hotel booking is highly recommended. Room reservations should be made directly with the hotel through e-mail or fax, using the reservation form provided at the Conference website.

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HCI International 2007 – Social events

The following guided tours have been organised for the Conference Participants:

  • 21 July 2007: Great Wall – Ming Tombs (price per person: USD 45)
  • 26 July 2007: Forbidden City (price per person: USD 25)
  • 27 July 2007: Summer Palace (price per person: USD 20)
  • 28 July 2007: Great Wall – Ming Tombs (price per person: USD 45)

Reservations for local tours will be handled through the Conference Management System (CMS) during Conference registration. More information about the social events can be found at the Conference website

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HCI International 2007 – Exhibition

The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of about 2,000 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. By exhibiting at HCI International 2007, you will help to make this an exciting and informative event. More information about Exhibition can be found at the Conference website

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HCI International 2007 – Sponsorship

Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the Conference are welcome to contact the Sponsorship Administration.

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Recent Interesting Articles

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IEA International 2008

2nd International Conference on Applied Ergonomics 14–17 July 2008: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA

You are cordially invited to participate in AE International 2008 and the affiliated HAAMAHA conference which are jointly held under one management and one registration. The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ergonomics, including physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, social and organizational ergonomics, ergonomics modeling and usability evaluation, healthcare and special populations, safety and ergonomics in manufacturing. This will be accomplished through the following six modes of communication: keynote presentation, parallel sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, tutorials, exhibitions and meetings of special interest groups. The four–day conference will start with tutorials.

More information about IEA International 2008 is available at http://www.aei2008.org/.

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Upcoming Conferences and Events in the HCI Area



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Conferences and Events Announcement

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HCI International Conference series – new website

A new website has been lunched regarding the HCI International Conference series, founded by Prof. Gavriel Salvendy (Purdue University, USA, and Tsinghua University, P.R. China). The website hosts information about all eleven conferences that have taken place so far, starting from the 1st USA–Japan Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, which was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 18–20 August 1984.


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Previous Issues of HCI International News are available online

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Contribute to HCI International News

We welcome your contribution to the HCI International News. Please send 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 about Human - Computer Interaction topics, the HCII 2007 Conference deadlines and activities, the HCII 2007 Exhibition, news in the area of Human – Computer Interaction, and more. If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute, 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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