info | 19 Aug 15:09 2014

Robot Vision – Call for chapters

Robot Vision – Call for chapters 

Title: New Challenges in Computer Graphics, Robot Vision, Visual Interfaces 
and Information Sciences. 

Collection: Pixels. 

On an Edited Handbook to be Published by Blue Herons Editions 
( in 2014. 

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a  triple-blind review basis. 

Handbook with high quality color printing. 

The proposal is expected to be 2 - 4 pages, submitted in .doc or .pdf
format, composed of title, author(s) (name, affiliation, phone number, and
e-mail address), extended abstract (background, related work, principal
contributions, references and so on), table of contents, and contact

All contributions should be of high originality, quality, clarity,
significance, impact and not published elsewhere or submitted for
publication during the review period. 

Main areas are solicited on, but not limited to: 

    For news of CHI books, courses & software, join CHI-RESOURCES
     mailto: chi-resources-subscribe-request <at>
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Jm Seigneur | 19 Aug 15:17 2014

CFP Augmented Human in-cooperation with ACM SIGCHI

The Sixth Augmented Human International Conference (AH 2015)
in-cooperation with ACM SIGCHI
Singapore, March 9-11, 2015

*** Paper submission deadline is earlier than in previous years! ***

Important Dates (All deadlines by end of day PST):
November 15, 2014   Paper Submission Deadline
December 19, 2014   Author Notification
January 9, 2015         Poster, Demo and Student Design Competition
January 23, 2015       Poster, Demo and Student Design Competition
January 30, 2015       Camera-Ready Due
March 9-11, 2015       Conference Date

The 6th Augmented Human (AH) International Conference in-cooperation with
ACM SIGCHI will be held in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and
Convention Center ( ) on March 9-11, 2015. The
AH international conference invites scientific contributions towards
augmenting human capabilities through technology for increased well-being
and enjoyable human experience.

As in previous years, the conference proceedings will be published in the
ACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings
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Matthew Horton | 19 Aug 14:47 2014

CfP: 28th British HCI Conference - 9th – 12th September 2014

Call for Participation - HCI2014

28th British HCI Conference -

Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa, Southport

9th – 12th September 2014

HCI 2014 will be held between the 9th and the 12th September 2014 in Southport. The conference is organised
by the University of Central Lancashire's ChiCI research group in conjunction with the British Computer Society.

The theme for HCI 2014 is sand, sea and sky and this relates to the joyful experiences we associate with
events such as holidays and how we can understand and incorporate some of this magic in our HCI research
along with interactive solutions we design and create.

We can confirm two exciting keynotes:

I. Scott MacKenzie is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at York University,
Canada. For the past 25 years, MacKenzie has been an active member of the HCI research community, with over
130 peer-reviewed publications (including more than 30 papers in the ACM SIGCHI conference
proceedings). He has published extensively on Fitts Law, text entry systems and has recently published
his fourth book entitled Human-Computer Interaction: An Empirical Research Perspective.

Jennifer Sheridan is the award-winning CEO and Founder of Togeva Ltd., located in London's Tech City.
Togeva has developed a unique mobile platform that allows people to create, share and play with digital
content together in realtime even when they are far apart. Jennifer was named "Entrepreneur of the Year
2013" at the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

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G.Elisabeta Marai | 18 Aug 18:55 2014

IEEE VIS 2014: Six Panels, Ten Tutorials, Three Paper Venues


Early-bird registration deadline: Sept 5th 2014

Paris, France 2014
9-14 November 2014

This edition of IEEE VIS will feature:

* six exciting panels, from "2D vs 3D" to "Challenges in Financial

* ten insightful tutorials, from "Visualization with Python" to "Best
Practice of Visual Design":

* three complementary paper venues; program and video previews are now

All events are accessible through a single registration:

Contact: visreg <at>

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Syavash Nobarany | 18 Aug 18:14 2014

CSCW 2015 Student Volunteer Enrollment Open

Enrollment for CSCW 2015 student volunteers is now open! Go to <> to
submit your application. The deadline
for registering is *October 24*.

Student volunteers are essential to the success of the CSCW conference. In
return for help at the conference, student volunteers receive a number of
benefits including:

* Free conference registration & reception ticket
* A fabulous t-shirt sure to be the envy of all conference goers
* Even more awesome SV benefits are still being planned and discussed, so
stayed tune!

While the volunteer duties are not always glamorous, they do provide a
unique opportunity to interact closely with CSCW contributors, attendees,
and other student volunteers. Volunteering provides a structured, cordial
environment for students in various stages of their research career to
become part of the CSCW community. Students often report that the 'social
networks' they build from these meetings are the greatest benefit of being
a volunteer. Indeed, it is not uncommon for future collaborations,
internships/jobs, and friendships to be made through the SV experience.


Volunteers must be undergraduate, Master's, or Ph.D. students during the
2014-2015 academic year. Students of all backgrounds, regardless of
discipline, are encouraged to apply. You do not need to have a paper
accepted to participate, but you will be responsible for funding your
travel to and from the conference. No previous student volunteer experience
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Zachary Fitz-Walter | 19 Aug 09:29 2014

CHI Play is looking for student volunteers!

CHI Play is looking for student volunteers to help us make the conference
a great experience for everyone! The student volunteer organization is
what keeps everything running smoothly throughout the conference, and we
need friendly enthusiastic volunteers to help us out.

Become a Student Volunteer
You must have had student status for at least one semester during the
academic year before CHI Play. We are more than happy to accept undergrad,
graduate, and PhD students. The SV lottery is now open at After several weeks of being open we
will close the lottery and 10 students will be chosen as SVs (the exact
close date is to be determined, but it will be sometime in early
September.) All other students who registered will be assigned a position
on the waiting list. To sign up for the lottery, please visit,
select the appropriate conference, and follow the steps to enroll.

What will I do when I volunteer?
You will agree to a volunteer contract, in which you agree to:
- Work at least 15 hours
- Show up on time to tasks
- Attend an orientation session on Saturday, October 18th
- Arrive at the conference by Saturday afternoon at the latest

In return we commit to waive your registration fee. You will also receive
a very cool (and exclusive) CHI Play Student Volunteer t-shirt!

Got questions?
If you have any questions about becoming a student volunteer for CHI Play,
please contact our Student Volunteer Chair Victoria McArthur at
svchair <at>
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Kyle Montague | 18 Aug 18:07 2014

ASSETS Conference Program and Early Registration Deadline

Early registration for ASSETS 2014 ends today (August 18th)
Registration site:

The conference program is now available at

October 20-22, 2014
Rochester, NY, USA

The ASSETS conference explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information
technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. ASSETS is the premier forum for
presenting innovative research on mainstream and specialized assistive technologies, accessible
computing, and assistive applications of computer, network, and information technologies. This
includes the use of technology by and in support of:

  *   - Individuals with hearing, sight and other sensory impairments
  *   - Individuals with motor impairments
  *   - Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments
  *   - Individuals with multiple impairments
  *   - Older adults with diverse capabilities
  *   - Professionals who work with these populations

Further Information

- A welcome reception will be held on the Monday evening.
- Lunch will be provided for the 3 days of the conference

Details on the venue and travel arrangements can be found here:
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Lu Xiao | 18 Aug 15:28 2014

2014 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Call for Participation

Sorry for cross-posting.


All the interested researchers, graduate students, and information professionals are invited to submit
a proposal for a short presentation (i.e., approximately 5-8 minutes in the form of lightning talks).
Proposals for lightning talks should be one to two pages long (500-1000 words) and outline the topic and
themes that will be addressed during the talk. Proposed topics must be relevant to the Symposium theme -
"Context in information behavior research" (See below).

Date: November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA

The importance of context in human information behavior research has been well established.
Nonetheless, it has been observed that although contextual aspects are included in most research, they
tend to serve as the backdrop of a study, and not as its focus. Stronger emphasis on context will enhance our
understanding of information behavior. The purpose of this symposium is to explore the role and impact of
context, aiming to advance scholarship and knowledge concerning this key component of information
behavior research.

This symposium will focus on themes including, but not limited to:
• Conceptual and theoretical aspects: Focusing on the conceptual and theoretical understanding of
context in information behavior research, papers may explore questions such as the following: What does
“context” really mean? What is the nature of context in the research frameworks of information
behavior studies (e.g., as the background/setting, the explanatory factor, the manipulation
condition, or the outcome variable of a research study)? How are relationships between individuals,
groups, and contexts surrounding the information behavior conceptualized? To what extent and in what
way do variables representing features at broader levels of aggregation (e.g., group level,
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Mary Beth Rosson | 18 Aug 16:49 2014

Postdoctoral opportunity in HCI+CSCW at Penn State

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) and
computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), to work with Dr. Mary Beth Rosson at Penn State. The
applicant should have, or be scheduled to soon complete, a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information
Science, HCI or a related field by the time the employment starts. Previous experience in user-centered
design and evaluation, participatory design and social computing is highly desirable; programming and
expertise in database and developing web and mobile applications will make applicants more competitive
as well.

Duties and responsibilities will include planning and conduct of design research, field studies and
laboratory experiments addressing emerging issues in HCI and CSCW; writing and presenting research at
scientific conferences and in academic journals; supervising graduate and undergraduate research
students. Teaching opportunities may also be available if desired.

This is a full time, 12-month, non-tenure position, with renewal dependent upon performance and funds
availability. The position is in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania
State University.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing qualifications, a CV and contact information for three
professional references to mrosson <at><mailto:mrosson <at>>, with a copy to
kbrewster <at><mailto:kbrewster <at>>. Review of applicants will begin
immediately and the position will begin as soon as a suitable candidate is selected.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Mary Beth Rosson (mrosson <at><mailto:mrosson <at>>)
Professor and Interim Dean
College of Information Sciences and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University
332 IST Building
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Barbara Rita Barricelli | 18 Aug 13:45 2014

CfP: Human Work Interaction Design for Pervasive and Smart Workplaces - Workshop <at> Nordichi2014

Call For Papers
Human Work Interaction Design for Pervasive and Smart Workplaces

EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 30th, 2014

Pervasive and smart technologies have pushed workplace configuration 
beyond linear logic and physical boundaries. As a result, workers' 
experience of and access to technology is increasingly pervasive, and 
their agency constantly reconfigured. While this in certain areas of 
work is not new (e.g., technology mediation and decision support in air 
traffic control), more recent developments in other domains such as 
healthcare (e.g., Augmented Reality in Computer Aided Surgery) have 
raised challenging issues for HCI researchers and practitioners. The 
question now is: how to improve the quality of workers' experience and 

This workshop focuses on answering this question to support 
professionals, academia, national labs, and industry engaged in human 
work analysis and interaction design for the workplace. Conversely, 
tools, procedures, and professional competences for designing 
human-centered technologies for pervasive and smart workplaces will be 


This workshop's overall objective is to provide the HCI field with sound 
tools, procedures, and professional competencies for designing 
human-centered technologies for pervasive and smart workplaces. This 
includes the following objectives:
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info | 18 Aug 12:00 2014

ACM - SIGCHI .:. HCITOCH 2014 .:. Republic of San Marino .:. September, 15 - 16 .:. 5th International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage * Call for Demos * Last Deadline Approaching: 09.01.2014 *

* Call for Demos * Last Deadline Approaching: 09.01.2014 *
Collaboration :: ACM - SIGCHI
AInCI :: International Association of Interactive Communication ::
ALAIPO :: Latin Association of Human-Computer Interaction ::
5th International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and 
Cultural Heritage (HCITOCH 2014): Strategies for a Creative Future with 
Computer Science, Quality Design and Communicability :: San Marino, Republic 
of San Marino :: September 15 - 16, 2014
HCITOCH 2014 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, 
invited presentations, doctoral consortium, demo session and poster 
Papers must be submitted following the instructions found on the submission 
of papers section. All accepted papers 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 should be of high quality, originality, clarity, 
significance, impact and not published elsewhere or submitted for 
publication during the review period. In the current international workshop 
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