Roel Vertegaal | 31 Oct 20:21 2014

PhD and MSc Positions in Human-Computer Interaction - Human Media Lab, Queen's University, Canada

Apologies for crossposting.


The Human Media Lab at Queen's University is inviting applications for PhD and MSc students in
Human-Computer Interaction. The positions are fully funded for 4 years for PhD students, and 2 years for
MSc students. We are looking for outstanding students with a degree in Computer Science or a related
discipline and a strong background in HCI. 

The Human Media Lab specializes in developing and evaluating advanced disruptive user interface
prototypes. Work at the lab involves conceiving of designs, engineering and implementing hardware
and/or software interfaces, and empirically evaluating prototypes of computers of the future. Our
recent emphasis has been on Organic User Interfaces: Computers that use non-flat or flexible displays.
Prior work includes flexible smartphones (, tablet pcs
( and spherical and cylindrical form factors

As part of this project, you will be working on systems involving flexible displays and 3D printed
electronic objects, with the goal of creating user interfaces that have a three dimensional shape (see for an example). The study of the effects of haptics and the
functionality of these objects will be an integral part of the research. 

You will be supervised by Prof. Roel Vertegaal, and collaborate with some of the world's top interaction
designers, including Yves Behar of Fuseproject (Jawbone, XO laptop), the world's premier flexible
display firm Plastic Logic, as well as with top haptics engineers at industrial partner Immersion, Inc.
You will collaborate with other students at the lab in a creative, forward-looking process with the aim of
disseminating work at top conferences and in the popular press.

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Bart Knijnenburg | 31 Oct 19:03 2014

CfP: Workshop on Privacy, Personalization, and (Intelligent) User Interfaces (deadline: Jan 16)

***CfP: Workshop on Privacy, Personalization, and (Intelligent) User Interfaces (deadline: Jan 16)***

The Workshop on Privacy, Personalization, and (Intelligent) User Interfaces (PPIUI) will be held in
conjunction with IUI on March 29 or April 1 (TBD), 2015, in Atlanta, GA. The deadline for submissions is
January 16, 2015.

Additional information and paper submission instructions are available at

The workshop invites submissions on architectural, algorithmic, and interactive solutions that can
support privacy-preserving intelligent user interfaces. Additionally, we invite papers that
investigate how users of information systems (not just intelligent systems) interact with
privacy-settings interfaces and make decisions about privacy. Such behavioral analyses can be used to
make intelligent privacy-settings user interfaces that simplify privacy decision through privacy
recommendations. Work that describes, implements, or tests such intelligent user interfaces is
particularly welcome.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Algorithmic solutions to IUI privacy
- Architectural solutions to IUI privacy
- Interactive solutions to IUI privacy
- Descriptions or evaluations of privacy-settings user interfaces
- Descriptions or evaluations of intelligent privacy-settings user interfaces
- Measurement and analysis of privacy behaviors
- Privacy prediction / personalization
- Surveys of privacy problems in the field of IUI
- PPIUI solicits full research papers (4-10 pages) and position statements (up to 3 pages).

Organizing committee:
- Bart Knijnenburg (University of California, Irvine)
- Shlomo Berkovsky (CSIRO, Australia)
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info | 31 Oct 18:18 2014

Call for Doctoral Consortium :: Fourth International Conference on SETECEC 2015 :: Venice, Italy :: March 11 - 13, 2015

Call for Doctoral Consortium :: Fourth International Conference on SETECEC 
2015 :: Venice, Italy :: March 11 - 13, 2015
Fourth International Conference on Software and Emerging Technologies for 
Education, Culture, Entertainment, and Commerce (SETECEC 2015): New 
Directions in Multimedia Mobile Computing, Social Networks, Human-Computer 
Interaction and Communicability
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 
The works 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 / 
All contributions –papers, workshops, demos and doctoral consortium, should 
be of high quality, originality, clarity, significance and impact. In the 
current international conference it is demonstrated how with a correct 
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Andrea Thomaz | 31 Oct 17:40 2014

HRI 2015: Call For Late-Breaking Reports, Demonstrations and Videos

Call For Late-Breaking Reports, Demonstrations and Videos
10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2015)
March 2-5, 2015, Portland, Oregon
The 10th Annual ACM/IEEE HRI Conference theme is “Broadening HRI: Enabling Technologies, Designs,
Methods, and Knowledge.” The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of perspectives,
including technical, design, methodological, behavioral, and theoretical, that advance fundamental
and applied knowledge and methods in human-robot interaction. We particularly invite work that
“enables” human-robot interaction through new technical advances, novel robot designs, new
guidelines for design, and advanced methods for understanding and evaluating interaction.

Late-Breaking Reports and abstracts of the accepted demonstrations and videos will be published in the
“extended abstracts” of the conference, a companion publication to the main proceedings of the
conference, which is also archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore. Note that this has changed
from previous years in which LBRs, Demos, and Videos appeared as part of the main proceedings. Authors of
all accepted LBRs, videos, and demonstrations will retain the copyright for their work. LBRs and
abstracts for demonstration and video submissions will follow the same guidelines as the other
conference submissions, but will be limited to one page.

Full details of the submission types is provided on

Important Dates
8 December 2014: Submission of late breaking reports, demonstrations, and videos
23 December 2014: Notification of LBRs, demos and videos acceptance
3 January 2015: Final camera-ready versions due

Late Breaking Reports
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Adriana de Souza e Silva | 31 Oct 15:53 2014

PhD positions at the CRDM program <at> NCSU

North Carolina State University's Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM)
welcomes applications for the 2015-16 academic year. 

Deadline for applications is JANUARY 15, 2015.

The Ph.D. Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media prepares doctoral students to analyze
the social, cultural, and political dimensions of information technologies, new communication media,
and digital texts and to actively engage with digital media through research, criticism, production,
and practice. Students work with program faculty from the departments of Communication and English and
with affiliated faculty from departments across the university to study oral, written, visual,
computational, and multimodal forms of communication, rhetoric and digital media; to examine the
transformation of communication in the context of digital media; and to address the theoretical
challenges of innovative, interdisciplinary research.

Following the core seminars of the program, students create their own areas of focus in close consultation
with our faculty. Recent choices include:
	• Computer-mediated communication
	• Digital games and gaming communities
	• Visual rhetoric
	• Mobile communication
	• Digital Humanities
	• Writing for new media
	• Scientific communication
	• Technology and pedagogy
	• History and Theory of Digital Media

Our students additionally engage in interdisciplinary opportunities at NC State University, around the
neighboring Research Triangle Park, and internationally. The CRDM’s CIRCUIT Studio is among several
hands-on facilities for physical computing and digital media work along with the cutting-edge spaces
and technology services at the NCSU Libraries. Starting in Fall 2015, CRDM students will also have an
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Shokoofeh Pourmehr | 31 Oct 14:49 2014

CFP: Human-Robo​t Interactio​n Pioneers Workshop 2015

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION in the 2015 Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop 

Workshop Date : 2 March 2015 

Location : Portland, Oregon, USA 

Workshop URL and Program : 



The tenth annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop will be held in Portland , Oregon on Monday 2
March 2015 in conjunction with the 2015 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.
The aims of the workshop are to foster creativity and collaboration surrounding key challenges in
human-robot interaction, and to empower student researchers early in their careers. 

We invite research students at any stage of their academic career to consider applying. Each year, HRI
Pioneers brings together a cohort of the world’s top student researchers to present and discuss their
work with distinguished student peers and senior scholars in the field. An overwhelming majority of past
attendees have gone on to phenomenal careers in academia, government, and industry. We expect to provide
financial support to most attendees that will cover part of the workshop and main conference costs (e.g.,
travel, registration, and meals). All interested students are encouraged to take advantage of this



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Hatice Gunes | 31 Oct 12:49 2014

EmoSPACE’15 CFP -- 3rd Intl Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space <at> IEEE FG'15

3rd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and
Space (EmoSPACE’15)

organised in conjunction with the IEEE FG 2015

Building upon the success of the first EmoSPACE workshop at IEEE FG’11 and IEEE FG’13, the third
workshop in the series aims to (i) focus on continuity in input, analysis and synthesis in terms of
continuity in time and continuity in affective, mental and social dimensions and phenomena, and (ii)
discuss the issues and the challenges pertinent in sensing, recognizing and responding to continuous
human affective and social behaviour from diverse communicative cues and modalities.

Suggested workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
Cues for continuous affective, mental and social state recognition
•  facial expressions
•  head movements and gestures
•  body postures and gestures
•  audio (e.g., speech, non-linguistic vocalisations, etc.)
•  bio signals (e.g., heart, brain, thermal signals, etc.)

Automatic analysis and prediction
•  approaches for discretised and continuous prediction
•  identifying appropriate classification and prediction methods
•  introducing or identifying optimal strategies for fusion
•  techniques for modelling high inter-subject variation
•  approaches to determining duration of affective and social cues for automatic analysis

Data acquisition and annotation
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Carlo Giovannella | 31 Oct 09:44 2014

IxD&A Journal - 2016: Call for Special Issue and Focus Section Proposals

Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998
is a well consolidated international "think tank" situated at the 
cross-border among Education, Computer Science, Design-Architecture and 
Social Innovation that implements the Gold Open Access road to its 
content with no charge for authors, see:

IxD&A distinguish itself for the attention toward fore-front and 
emerging topic area of the international research and, as well, for its 
people centered and experiential vision, see IxD&A archive:
and the list of scheduled issue here below.

IxD&A has scheduled special issues and focus session till winter 2015 
and is now looking for new special issue and focus section proposals 
offering the possibility to explore challenging and fore-front subjects 
during year 2016.

Only four proposals of special issues and focus sections will be selected.

Next call for special issue and focus section proposals is expected in 
autumn 2015.

The proposal for a special issue and focus section should contain the 
following sections:
1. Introduction & Background -> explain why the subject proposed is a 
fore-front and challenging one and describe its expected impact (max 
1000 words).
2. Topics of Interest (at least 5).
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John Quarles | 31 Oct 01:42 2014

IEEE VR 2015 Call for Panels

Call for Panels
IEEE VR 2015 seeks creative proposals for engaging panels. We are hoping 
to host six panels at IEEE VR 2015, covering academic, industrial and 
consumer interests in VR.

Panels are designed to generate lively discussions incorporating 
differing points of view around significant, emergent, or controversial 
topics. Panel sessions should not be structured as a series of 
individual, stand-alone presentations, but rather should address 
thought-provoking material that is presented in a lively manner. Panels 
should not be used to present a commercial product, nor be limited to 
the views of one individual. The goal should be to involve all panel 
participants and engage the audience as much as possible.

Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for interactive panel 
sessions. Panel sessions are 90 minutes long and we encourage proposers 
to plan for your panelists' presentations/introductory remarks to take 
less than 30 minutes of that time. We also suggest that your panel have 
a moderator who is not one of the panelists and who will introduce the 
panel, serve as session chair, and ask initial question before opening 
up questions to the group. You do not need to have identified a 
moderator before submitting your proposal. The Panels Co-Chairs can help 
you find a moderator if your panel is selected for VR2015.

Panel proposals should be submitted electronically and should include:

A title for the panel session
A brief description of the overall issues to be discussed (500 words or 
The names, contact information, and short (100 words or less) 
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info | 30 Oct 15:37 2014

Call for Long Chapters: Networking Security Systems for Cloud Computing

Call for Long Chapters:  Networking Security Systems for Cloud Computing 

Handbook: "Web Attacks, Security Computer Science and Parochialism of the
Cyber Destructors: Concepts and Analysis from Informatics and Social

The handbook encourages high quality chapters to eradicate ambiguities and
increasingly unify all participants in computer science, system engineering,
computer programming, social sciences, advocacy, doctors in psychiatry, etc.
from production, circulation, safety, security, etc. of the digital
information to control and the prevention of the cyber attacks. 

The proposal is expected to be 2 - 4 pages, submitted in .doc, 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 author/s. 

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 (alphabetical order): 

Handbooks with high quality color printing. 

More information: 

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Tuck Leong | 29 Oct 22:42 2014

OzCHI 2014, Sydney, Australia: 2-5 December, 2014

On behalf of OzCHI, the annual conference for the Computer-Human
Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and
Ergonomics Society of Australia, I would like to invite you to join us in
the beautiful and scenic city of Sydney for this year's OzCHI conference.

Hosted by, and held at the University of Technology, Sydney, the conference
has over 90 papers from researchers and practitioners hailing from as far
as Finland to Australia, New Zealand to London. Together with academic and
industry insights from our 3 keynote speakers, Prof Pelle Ehn (Malmö
University, Sweden), A/Prof Frank Vetere (University of Melbourne), and Ms
Cecilia Hill (Telstra, Australia), and various design-focused panels, we
will have the opportunity to explore the dynamic state of technology design
as we respond to the conference theme of *Designing Futures: The Future of

For more information about the OzCHI 2014 programme and how to register, go

We look forward to meeting you in Sydney!

Dr Tuck Leong
Conference Chair OzCHI 2014


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