DCU to host 8th Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference

Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd September 2014
The Helix, Dublin City University

2014 marks the 8th Annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) conference, Irelands leading forum for work in all areas of Human Computer Interaction.

iHCI brings together practitioners, academics, researchers and students from a wide variety of disciplines including user experience designers, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information systems analysts, social scientists and managers. We also welcome perspectives from design, architecture engineering, planning, social science and creative industries among other disciplines.

This year we are making exciting changes to the format. We are kicking of the conference with a “circuit-training style” masterclass session. The classes will be informal, roundtable format, where interaction and questions are encouraged.

The three classes will be:
• Brain computer interfaces
• Personal Sensors
• Bringing Research to Product

The conference theme is “Shaping our Digital Lives” which reflects how technology influences our home, work, play, and life, and the challenges in designing and deploying innovative and collaborative technologies which shape our lives.

We are interested both in research contributions on all topics related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) including practical, technical, methodological, empirical and theoretical aspects, including (but are not limited to) the following:

• Mobile, Ambient, Augmented or Tangible HCI
• Usability, Accessibility & User experience
• User-centred design
• Social and collaboration technologies
• Ethnographical and field studies
• Evaluation methods and frameworks
• Human-centred design practices, tools and methods
• Information visualization and presentation techniques
• Novel user interfaces, interaction techniques and technologies
• Multimodal interaction and interfaces
• Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
• Wearable computing, smart clothes, new devices and sensors
• Human factors in health and wellness applications and health care informatics
• HCI theory and practice
• HCI in games and entertainment
• HCI in health and welfare
• HCI in education
• User interaction issues with the use of ICT in expanding cultural contexts and in all aspects of home, work, play and life
• Designing for specific groups (e.g. children, older adults, collaborators)

All submissions must be written in English. Both long and short papers will undergo a double blind review process and will be evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing.

Accepted long papers and short papers will be available through online proceedings.

At least one author must register to iHCI 2014 and will be expected to present their paper at the conference.

Selected papers may be considered for extension and further publication in the International Journal of Mobile HCI special issue.

• Long Papers: max 8 pages
• Short papers: max 4 pages; Ideal to report work-in-progress or ideas that
are not fully developed
• Posters/Demos Showcase: 2-page poster or demo overview.

Papers must be formatted according to the ACM SIG proceedings template. ACM templates can be downloaded for use at the following location:
Papers should be anonymised and in PDF format.

Papers can be submitted using the EasyChair submission process before 11:59pm May 2nd 2014.

All accepted papers will be contained in the conference proceedings and will be published with an ISBN.

May 2nd – Paper submission deadline (all paper types)
June 6th – Notification to authors
June 27th – Final papers due
September 1st and 2nd – Conference date

The Irish HCI Conference is a local chapter activity of SIGCHI Ireland.

If you have any questions please send them to niamh.caprani@dcu.ie

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