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HCI International News, Number 49, September 2011



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HCI International 2011 is over

We would like to thank all of you who attended the HCI International 2011 Conference in Orlando, FL, USA that was held from the 9th to the 14th of July. To those of you who were not able to participate this year, we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas in 2013.

Over 2000 people from 60 countries attended the Conference. In 212 sessions, 1354 papers were presented, and 241 posters were displayed during specific sessions.

The number of authors who submitted contributions to the conference is 4039 from 67 countries. Having that many people, institutions and countries collaborating has been a huge achievement for the HCII Conference.

HCII 2011 was organized under the auspices of 12 distinguished international boards of 302 members from 34 countries.

Professor Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland, USA) addressed the keynote at the Opening Plenary Session. In his talk he highlighted "the potential for employing social media for national priorities such as disaster response, healthcare/wellness, community safety, and energy sustainability". Prof. Shneiderman also noted that "for the first time in history much of what we do is online, and for the first time in history it is possible to access that information, analyze it, and visualize it to see patterns, relationships, and conflicts".

With hundreds of papers and sessions to consider, it is truly difficult to choose an area that stood out in popularity and interest. Yet there were a variety of different researches in brain monitoring, cognitive modeling, virtual reality and healthcare which were among the many well-attended sessions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Las Vegas in 2013.


Visit HCII 2013 website at: http://www.hcii2013.org

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HCI International 2011 Awards

Congratulations to all winners of the HCI International 2011 Awards.
More details about the awards are available at: http://www.hcii2011.org/awards
Also photos from the ceremony are available at: http://www.hcii2011.org/photos

HCII 2011 Best paper
"Effective Shift Handover"
Authors: Thomas Plocher (Honeywell International, USA), Shanqing Yin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Jason Laberge (Honeywell International, USA), Brian Thompson (ENGEN Refinery, South Africa), Jason Telner (Honeywell International, USA)

Best poster
"Physiological Correlates of Emotional State"
Authors: Andrea Webb, Meredith Cunha, S. R. Prakash, John Irvine (Charles S. Draper Laboratory, USA)

Best thematic area papers

  1. Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers
    Nonvisual Effects of Led Coloured Ambient Lighting on Well-Being and Cardiac Reactivity: Preliminary Findings
    Authors: Michel Varkevisser (Thales Research & Technology, The Netherlands), Roy J.E.M. Raymann (Philips Research, The Netherlands), David V. Keyson (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  2. Human Interface and the Management of Information
    VizKid: A Behavior Capture and Visualization System of Adult-Child Interaction
    Authors: Grace Shin, Taeil Choi, Agata Rozga, Mario Romero (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  3. Human-Computer Interaction
    ARAMIS: Toward a Hybrid Approach for Human-Environment Interaction
    Authors: Stefano Carrino, Elena Mugellini, Omar Abou Khaled (College of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, Switzerland), Rolf Ingold (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
  4. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
    Effective Shift Handover
    Authors: Thomas Plocher (Honeywell International, USA), Shanqing Yin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Jason Laberge (Honeywell International, USA), Brian Thompson (ENGEN Refinery, South Africa), Jason Telner (Honeywell International, USA)
  5. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
    Virtual Reality for AAL Services Interaction Design and Evaluation
    Authors: Pilar Sala (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain), Felix Kamieth (Fraunhofer, Germany), Juan Bautista Mocholí, Juan Carlos Naranjo (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
  6. Virtual and Mixed Reality
    Emotions and Telerehabilitation: Pilot Clinical Trials for Virtual Telerehabilitation Application Using Haptic Device and its Impact on Post Stroke Patients' Mood and Motivation
    Authors: Shih-Ching Yeh (National Central University, Taiwan), Margaret McLaughlin, Yujung Nam, Scott Sanders, Chienyen Chang, Bonnie Kennedy, Sheryl Flynn, Belinda Lange (University of Southern California, USA), Lei Li (Microsoft, USA), Shu-ya Chen, Maureen Whitford, Carolee Winstein (University of Southern California, USA), Younbo Jung (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Albert Rizzo (University of Southern California, USA)
  7. Internationalization, Design and Global Development
    Designing Web Marketing that Works for Users: Finding Best Practices through Evaluation and Conversation
    Authors: Kate Welker (Spring Studio, USA), Frank Y. Guo (BlackRock, USA), Sanjay Shamdasani (Spring Studio, USA)
  8. Online Communities and Social Computing
    A Real-time Disaster Situation Mapping System for University Campuses
    Kayo Iizuka (Senshu University, Japan), Yasuki Iizuka (Tokai University, Japan), Kyoko Yoshida (Senshu University, Japan)
  9. Augmented Cognition
    A Dynamic Approach to the Physiological-Based Assessment of Resilience to Stressful Conditions
    Authors: Mikhail Zotov (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia), Chris Forsythe (Sandia National Laboratories, USA), Alexey Voyt, Inga Akhmedova, Vladimir Petrukovich (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia)
  10. Digital Human Modeling
    What is Human? How the Analysis of Brain Dynamics Can Help to Improve and Validate Driver Models
    Authors: Sebastian Welke, Janna Protzak, Matthias Rötting (TU Berlin, Germany), Thomas Jürgensohn (HFC Human-Factors-Consult GmbH, Germany)
  11. Human Centered Design
    Usability Standards across the Development Lifecycle
    Authors: Mary Frances Theofanos, Brian C. Stanton (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  12. Design, User Experience, and Usability
    How to Improve User Experience in Mobile Social Networking: A User-Centered Study with Turkish Mobile Social Network Site Users
    Authors: Özgürol Öztürk, Kerem Rızvanoğlu (Galatasaray University, Turkey)

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HCII 2011: Proceedings

A total of 4039 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and governmental agencies from 67 countries submitted contributions, and 1318 papers and 232 posters were included in the program.

For the list of the 23 Volumes of the Conference Proceedings, published by Springer, including papers and posters, please check our website at:

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"The Universal Access Handbook" - a special offer to all HCII NEWS subscribers

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

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2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
March 12-14, 2012
Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

The objective of the symposium is to bring together human factors/ergonomics professionals and other stakeholders in both the scientific and practice realms of the health-care community and to bridge knowledge gaps among them. HF/E professionals will present the latest research, best practices, and case histories.

The symposium will address a variety of topics and perspectives in health-care human factors/ergonomics, organized along three main tracks:

  • Patient and Health-Care Provider Safety
  • Health-Care Information Technology
  • Medical Device Design

Specific topics may include emergency room management, patient handling, public health, home health care, electronic health records, health-care information systems, medical information technology, design of medicine/drug delivery devices, usability testing, and regulatory requirements.

For more information visit: http://hfes.org/Web/HFESMeetings/HealthCareSymposium.html

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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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