GRLMC | 31 Jan 12:55 2015

AlCoB 2015: 3rd call for papers

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AlCoB 2015

Mexico City, Mexico

August 4-6, 2015

Organized by:

Centre for Complexity Sciences (C3)
School of Sciences
Institute for Research in Applied Mathematics and Systems (IIMAS)
Graduate Program in Computing Science and Engineering
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University


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Xiang Lu | 31 Jan 15:12 2015

CFP - WASA 2015

The 10th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and

August 10-12, 2015, Qufu, Shandong, China.

- - Call For Papers - -

The 10th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and
Applications (WASA 2015) will be held in the city of Qufu, Shandong, China
during August 10-12, 2015. WASA is an international conference on
algorithms, systems, and applications of wireless networks. It is motivated
by the recent advances in cutting-edge electronic and computer technologies
that have paved the way for the proliferation of ubiquitous infrastructure
and infrastructureless wireless networks. WASA is designed to be a forum
for theoreticians, system and application designers, protocol developers
and practitioners to discuss and express their views on the current trends,
challenges, and state-of-the-art solutions related to various issues in
wireless networks.

Extended versions of selected papers from the conference will be published
in the special issues of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (SCI) and
Security and Communication Networks Journal*(SCI).

The program topics include but not limited to:
·       Cognitive Radio Networks, Software-defined radio, reconfigurable
radio networks

·       Cyber-physical systems including intelligent transportation systems
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Sabine Graf | 29 Jan 06:43 2015

ICALT Doctoral Consortium 2015 - Extended Deadline (Feb 6, 2015)


Doctoral Consortium on Advanced Learning Technologies (Track 18:
DC-ALT <at> ICALT2015) at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced
Learning Technologies - ICALT2015

Hualien, Taiwan, July 6-9, 2015
Website ICALT:
Website Doctoral Consortium:

*** Extended Deadline: February 6, 2015 ***

Track Program Chairs
Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain 
Guang Chen, Beijing Normal University, China 
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada (sabineg <at>
Michael J. Spector, University of North Texas, USA 
Jarkko Suhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland 
Gwo-Jen Hwang, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taiwan 
Tzu-Chien Liu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Track Description and Topics of Interest
The ICALT2015 Doctoral Consortium aims to support and inspire PhD students
during their ongoing research efforts on topics related to Advanced Learning
Technologies. The Doctoral Consortium will provide to the PhD students the
opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in
the context of a well-known and established interdisciplinary and
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Laurel Riek | 30 Jan 23:23 2015

Final CFP: The Emerging Policy and Ethics of Human Robot Interaction (Student Scholarships available)


*Final CFP: The Emerging Policy and Ethics of Human Robot Interaction*

Mar 2, 2015   •   Portland, Oregon   •   Workshop  <at>  HRI 2015

***Student scholarships available***

Submission deadline: 2 Feb 2015


As robotics technology forays into our daily lives, research, industry, and
government professionals in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI) in
must grapple with significant ethical, legal, and normative questions. Many
leaders in the field have suggested that “the time is now” to start
drafting ethical and policy guidelines for our community to guide us
forward into this new era of robots in human social environments. However,
thus far, discussions have been skewed toward the technology side or
policy side,
with few opportunities for cross-disciplinary conversation, creating
problems for the community. Policy researchers can be concerned about
robot capabilities
that are scientifically unlikely to ever come to fruition (like the
singularity), and technologists can be vehemently opposed to ethics and
policy encroaching on their professional space, concerned it will impede
their work.

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Shaun Lawson | 30 Jan 17:15 2015

2nd CFP: British HCI 2015 (full paper deadline 2nd March)

British HCI 2015: Second Call for Papers

All calls for participation are here

*** Full Paper deadline is 2nd March ***
*** Breaking news: we are excited to announce 1st keynote will be: Chris Csikszentmihalyi

The 29th British Human Computer Interaction Conference ( will be held in
Lincoln (UK) from 13th-17th July 2015. The conference is organised by the University of Lincoln's Social
Computing (LiSC) research centre in conjunction with the BCS Interaction Specialist Group.

The theme for HCI 2015 is digital society, and the role interactive technology plays in mediating our civic
lives. This is inspired by the 800th anniversary, in 2015, of the sealing of the Magna Carta, an event
viewed as an international cornerstone of liberty and that one that challenged society's relationship
with authority. Lincoln is home to one of only four surviving copies of the Magna Carta and will take a major
role in the 800th anniversary celebrations coinciding with our hosting of HCI 2015. The theme reflects
the increasing public consciousness of how interactive technologies fundamentally affect our
privacy, rights, and relationships with authority, government and commerce. Whilst the conference
will, of course, welcome contributions from all aspects of HCI research we will particularly encourage
submissions of all types that focus on social renewal, activism, democracy, and grassroots innovation.

HCI 2015 will feature a number of innovations. The main conference will be single oral track and feature
both full papers and a new submission stream of position papers, as well as invited panels and other
special sessions (including a discussion on REF2014). Works-in-Progress will be presented as posters
and we will host an Interactions Gallery exhibition. In addition to the traditional workshops that
precede the conference we will also host a 24 hour hack and a large scale doctoral student networking
event. Please check the website for Calls for Participation, or follow our
Twitter account to hear breaking news. For any queries about any of the submission streams please contact hci2015 <at>
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eusset-school | 30 Jan 15:38 2015

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL on Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Foundations, Methods and Technologies

(apologies for multiple postings)
*INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL on Computer Supported Cooperative Work:
Foundations, Methods and Technologies*
24-29 August 2015
Villa del Grumello - Lake Como School Of Advanced Studies Centro di Cultura
Scientifica ''Alessandro Volta'', Como (Italy)
Under the auspices of the European Society of Social Embedded Technologies (
*EUSSET* <>)

Myriam Lewkowicz (Troyes University of Technology - France)
Carla Simone (University of Milano Bicocca - Italy)
Volker Wulf (University of Siegen - Germany)
Ina Wagner (University of Oslo - Norway)

*Important Dates*
April, 30th 2015: deadline for pre-registration
May, 7th 2015: notification for acceptance
June, 19th 2015: deadline for registration
24-29 August 2015: summer school

*Aims and scope*
After the introduction of the acronym CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative
Work) in the late 80' the themes connected with the understanding of how
collaboration is managed in different work settings and with the design of
the information and communication technologies supporting collaboration
have become pervasive in many scientific, business and social discourses.
The constant growth of the application domains where the CSCW themes can
inform both social studies and technology design requires a continuous
reflection on the theoretical foundations of the underpinning disciplines,
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George Angelos Papadopoulos | 31 Jan 13:16 2015

WETICE 2015: Final Call for Papers (*** extended submission deadline ***)


24th IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies:
Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2015)

15-17 June 2015, Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

*** Extended Submission Deadline: 28 February 2015 ***

The IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure
for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE) is an international forum for the
state-of-the-art research in enabling technologies for collaboration,
consisting of a number of related conference tracks.

The conference proceedings are published by IEEE Computer Society and
are also available online through the IEEE's Xplore digital library. The
proceedings will be submitted for indexing through INSPEC, Scopus,
Compendex, Thomson Reuters, DBLP, Google Scholar and EI Index.

The 24th WETICE edition, held on June 15-17, 2015 in Larnaca (Cyprus),
consists of a set of self-contained and self-managed tracks. The Program
Committee solicits the submission of papers to the following tracks:

• ACEC – Adaptive Computing (and Agents) for Enhanced Collaboration

• AROSA – Adaptive and Reconfigurable Service-oriented and 
     Component-based Applications and Architectures

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Claudia Ermel | 30 Jan 12:27 2015

CFP: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC'15)



VL/HCC 2015

IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing

October 18-22, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


We are pleased to invite you to submit papers to the 2015 IEEE Symposium
on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), to be held in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center,
October 18-22, 2015.


We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on efforts
to design, formalize, implement, or evaluate computing technologies and
languages for programming, modeling and communicating, which are easier
to learn, use or understand than the state of the art. This includes
languages and tools intended for general audiences (e.g., professional
or novice programmers, or the public) or domain-specific audiences
(e.g., people working in healthcare, urban design or scientific
domains). It encompasses languages and tools for expressing forms of
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Jack Carroll | 30 Jan 14:36 2015

instructions not included

CHI Colleagues

Friends have asked me why I have been spreading distopian rumors about user experience design, cf.

It is a thrill to be written up in Popular Science, which I read as a boy, and frankly, it is beyond thrilling to
have my work placed on the timeline of Vitruvius and Moxon. Whew! I do plan to change my will so that my
headstone  will now read “The man who killed the manual” (much edgier that my earlier idea, “a guy who
wrote tiny manuals”).

Not to be ungrateful, and at the risk of quibbling, I do not agree at all with the author’s conclusion that
minimalist information designs cause mediocrity/satisficing in human skill development, or worse,
helped evoke a society divided into a technological elite and those controlled by that elite. I
acknowledge it makes for a strong ending in the article! 

In my view, mediocrity/satisficing is partly a confusion of the mean with the range in skill
distributions, and mainly a deep characteristic of human thought (i.e., antecedent to information
designs). And my view is that minimalist designs engage and empower more people in technology, and
thereby diminish the implicit control of elites. I do (of course) agree with the more general point that
any time we effectively change technology, we risk letting genies out of bottles.

To be clear and honest, I am grateful to Mark Svenvold (the author) and to Popular Science (which does pretty
careful fact checking on individual facts). That they come to different conclusions than I did, and
recognize different meanings, just comes with the territory of thinking at all. I am absolutely
delighted that work I participated in 35 years ago is still discussed by anyone.

P.S. Coincidentally, I have just published my own umpteenth reflection on minimalist information
designs in the International Journal of Designs for Learning special issue on historic design cases
( Again, I am
delighted and somewhat amazed people still want to read about this stuff, but the IJDL version of the
minimalism story is one that I should be held responsible for. 
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info | 29 Jan 20:25 2015

Deadline Approaching - SETECEC 2015 (06.02.2015) :: 4th International Conference on Software and Emerging Technologies for Education, Culture, Entertainment, and Commerce ( SETECEC 2015 ) :: Venice, Italy :: March 11 - 13, 2015

*** SETECEC 2015 *** Friendly Reminder *** Deadline 06.02.2015
AInCI :: International Association of Interactive Communication :: 
ALAIPO :: Latin Association of Human-Computer Interaction :: 
SETECEC 2015 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, 
invited presentations, doctoral consortium, demo session and poster 
Works must be submitted following the instructions found on the submission 
of papers section. All accepted works will be published in the respective 
conference proceedings (in printed book form, CD/DVD and magazine) by 
international and prestigious publishing houses in America / Europe: 
All contributions –papers, workshops, demos, research-in-progres, doctoral consortium, etc. should
be of high quality, originality, clarity, significance and impact. In the 
current international conference it is demonstrated how with a correct 
integration among professionals of formal and factual sciences interesting 
research lines in the following subjects Computer Interfaces, Computer Arts 
and Creativity, Computer Graphics, Cultural Modeling, Education, Emerging 
Interactive Technologies, Hypermedia Systems and Gaming, Interaction Design 
and Children, Mobile Computing, New Media, Quality Evaluation, Network 
Security, Social and Human Factors, Communicability, Software Engineering, 
and other computational areas are solicited on, but not limited to 
(see link): 
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Alexander.Raake | 29 Jan 18:20 2015

Call for Tutorials, INTERSPEECH 2015, 6-10 Sept. 2015

(apologies for cross-postings)


Call for tutorials at INTERSPEECH 2015, 6-10 September 2015 in Dresden, Germany.

Proposal submission deadline: March 20th, 2015.


Dear colleagues,

We will be happy to receive proposals for tutorials held at Interspeech 2015.

For an optimal overall planning, we will welcome earlier indications that you are planning to submit a proposal.

General conference information - INTERSPEECH 2015

INTERSPEECH is the world's largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of
spoken language processing. INTERSPEECH conferences emphasize interdisciplinary approaches
addressing all aspects of speech science and technology, ranging from basic theories to applications.
INTERSPEECH 2015 will be organized around the theme Speech beyond Speech: Towards a Better
Understanding of the Most Important Biosignal, which acknowledges the fact that speech is the most
important biosignal humans can produce and perceive. It is evident that not all characteristics of
speech are already fully understood. We therefore encourage contributions that analyze and model
speech as a biosignal in a broad understanding, e.g. for extracting information about the speaker, for
identifying processes leading to speech production, or for generating speech signals with specific
bio-characteristics. Contributions to all other areas of speech science and technology are also welcome.

Call for tutorials
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