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HCI International News, Number 48, July 2011






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See You Soon in Orlando, Florida

HCI International 2011 invites you to participate in the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of Human- Computer Interaction (HCI). The Conference will be held on 9-14 July 2011, at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA.

This year a total of 4039 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and governmental agencies from 67 countries have submitted contributions to the Conference, and 1318 papers and 241 posters that were judged to be of high scientific quality are included in the program.

The Conference Proceedings, comprising papers and the extended poster abstracts to be presented at the Conference, are published by Springer in a 23-volume set in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. They are also available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world.

An impressive number of nearly 2000 individuals from 61 countries will be participating in this truly international event.

The Conference will also feature a technical exhibition of the latest technologies and related services. In conjunction with the conference, 22 pre-conference half-day and full-day tutorials will be offered on HCI related topics by leading scientists and technologists.

Professor Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland, USA) will be the keynote speaker at the Opening Plenary Session on Monday, July 11, 2011. His keynote address is entitled: "Technology-Mediated Social Participation: The Next 25 Years of HCI Challenges"

The Conference Program is available at: http://www.hcii2011.org/program

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HCII 2011: Program

The detailed Program of HCI International 2011 has recently been updated to include information about the following:

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HCII 2011: Tutorials

Twenty two full- and half-day Tutorials will run from Saturday 9 July to Monday 11 July 2011.

For information about registration, please visit: http://www.hcii2011.org/index.php?module=webpage&id=29

Saturday, 9 July 2011

  • 09:00-12:30
    • T02 "Cognitive Crash Dummies: Predicting Performance from Early Prototypes", Bonnie E. John
    • T03 "Overview of Human Information Processing for Human-Computer Interaction", Kim-Phuong Vu, Robert Proctor
  • 14:00-17:30
    • T04 "Cognitive Neuroscience for the HCI Practitioner", Chris Forsythe
    • T05 "Cost-effective User-Centered Design based on 9241-210", Nigel Bevan
    • T06 "Extreme Cognition in Human Computer Interaction – Foundations & Applications", G. Susanne Bahr

Sunday, 10 July 2011

  • 09:00-17:30
    • T07 "Designing Interaction for Ambient Intelligence Environments", Norbert Streitz
    • T08 "Cross-Cultural HCI / User-Experience Development", Aaron Marcus
    • T09 "Collection and Analysis of Multimodal Interactive Data", Kristiina Jokinen
  • 09:00-12:30
    • T10 "Gaze Metrics in Adaptive Systems", Kelly Hale
    • T11 "Assessing Usability Maturity using ISO Standards", Nigel Bevan
    • T12 "Practical Statistics for User Research", Jeff Sauro, James Lewis
  • 14:00-17:30
    • T13 "Designing with the Mind in Mind: The Psychological Basis for UI Design Rules", Jeff Johnson
    • T14 "Applying Cognitive Compatibility Principles to the Design of Computer Interfaces", Robert Proctor, Kim-Phuong Vu
    • T15 "Designing for Persuasion and Engagement", Susan Weinschenk

Monday, 11 July 2011

  • 08:30-17:00
    • T16 "Mobile HCI / User-Experience Development", Aaron Marcus
    • T17 "Introduction to Social Network Analysis", Panayiotis Zaphiris, Chee Siang Ang
  • 08:30-12:00
    • T18 "Advances in Brain-Computer Interfaces", Gunter Edlinger, Christoph Guger
    • T19 "Practical Speech User Interface Design for Interactive Voice Response Applications", James Lewis
    • T20 "How to Select the Most Appropriate Methods for User Centered Design", Nigel Bevan
  • 13:30-17:00
    • T21 "Raising Cultural Awareness in HCI Design", Astrid Beck, Kerstin Rose, Rudiger Heimgartner
    • T22 "Interactive Business Process Development - The Stakeholder Approach", Albert Fleischmann, Christian Stary
    • T23 "User-centered design and universal access: How they can work together in practice", Simeon Keates

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HCII 2011: Awards

During the opening session, fourteen awards will be conferred. A plaque and a certificate will be given to the best paper of each of the twelve affiliated conferences / thematic areas. Among these twelve papers, one will be selected to receive the golden award as the Best HCII 2011 Conference paper. Finally, the Best Poster extended abstract will also receive a plaque and a certificate.

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HCII 2011: Practical Information

If you would like to arrange your transportation from/to Orlando International Airport in advance, Mears Transportation is offering a special discount for HCII 2011 participants. For more information please visit:

We are also happy to announce that WALT DISNEY World offers advance purchase specially priced tickets for HCII 2011 participants. You can find more information on line, at:
or by calling at 407-566-5600 and speak with a Groups Ticket Representative.
These tickets are NOT available at the front gates of the WDW Theme Parks and the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 8 July 2011.

Please visit the following address for detailed information about Orlando that might be useful for planning your trip:

The Conference website also includes information about presenters:

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HCII 2011: Registration

Do not miss the opportunity to take part in the worldwide renowned international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI.

For more information about registration, including information about special offers, please visit:

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HCII 2011 and AHFEI 2012: Register to Exhibit Now and Save

You can register for both the HCI International 2011 and AHFE International 2012 exhibitions. This will give exhibitors the opportunity to be in both conferences and have the advantage of a preferential rate. For more information, contact the HCII and AHFEI exhibit desk at exhibition@hcii2011.org.

For more Information about the HCII 2011 exhibition visit:

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HCII 2011: Accommodation

The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando's newest AAA 4-Diamond hotel, is recommended as the main hotel of the Conference, offering 1,000 guest rooms and suites. Adjacent to Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is Waldorf Astoria® Orlando.

The conference Hotel, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, is almost fully booked.

An additional number of rooms has been reserved in the adjacent, more luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotel for HCII 2011 participants. They will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Special rates starting at $169 plus taxes, have been agreed with the Hotel, and they are also valid for the extended period of 3 days before and 3 days after the Conference.
For more information about accommodation, please visit:

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HCII 2011: Proceedings

For the list of the 23 Volumes of the Conference Proceedings, please check our website at:

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HCII 2013: Call for Participation

HCI International 2013, the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction jointly with the affiliated Conferences will be held, under one management and one Registration, to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 21-26 July 2013:

  • Human-Computer Interaction thematic area
  • Human Interface and the Management of Information thematic area
  • 10th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
  • 7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
  • 5th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
  • 5th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design
  • 5th International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing
  • 7th International Conference on Augmented Cognition
  • 4th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling
  • 2nd International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability
  • 1st International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions

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Recent News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

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About HCI International NEWS

The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International 2011 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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