CONTACT: See emails below
The following is a listing of resources and professional development
opportunities for HCI professionals. Each list is separated by "
******************************* ". You can find out more about CHIFOO, the
local Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on
Human-Computer Interaction at www.chifoo.org.
B a y C H I
The San Francisco Bay Area ACM SIGCHI
Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction
July 2001 Meeting Announcement
I'd like to announce the availability of eLearn magazine,
<http://www.eLearnmag.org>. eLearn magazine puts education and technology
perspective. This online magazine is produced by the ACM and incorporates
the knowledge and views of experts in the field of online learning.
Board Members include: Don Norman of UNext and Nielsen Norman Group; and
Randy J. Hinrichs of Microsoft Research.
eLearn magazine will formally launch at ASTD 2001. If you are planning to
attend ASTD 2001 stop by the eLearn magazine Exhibit Booth #520.
eLearn magazine is free, and we encourage contributions. Contribution
information is available on the site.
Please bookmark <http://www.eLearnmag.org>, and consult this site
Workshop on Modelling Multiple and Collaborative Tasks.
IHM-HCI 2001, Lille, France, 10-14th September 2001.
Extended abstracts (three A4 pages) in rtf format should be submitted to
([log in to unmask]) to arrive no later than 30/07/01.
The celebratory Tenth Anniversary Issue of User Modeling and
User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI) has just appeared in print and is
available free of charge at the publisher's and the editor's journal
UMUAI provides an interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of
new research results on interactive computer systems that can be
adapted or adapt themselves to their current users, and on the role
of user models in the adaptation process. The journal has so far
published around 150 papers totalling about 3500 journal pages.
Upcoming special issues for 2001 and 2002 include
- User Modeling and Adaptation in Affective Computing (Guest editor:
Fiorella de Rosis)
- Empirical Evaluation of User Models (Guest editors: David Chin and
- User Modeling and Intelligent Agents (Guest editors: Elisabeth
André and Ana Paiva)
More information on the journal is available from
Call for Submission
(deadline: July 27th, 2001)
20-25 April 2002
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
REMINDER that early registration closes on July 17th
COME TO IHM-HCI 2001
10-14 September 2001
The full programme for the conference is now
available at http://www.ihm-hci2001.org
and can be downloaded in .pdf format
The full workshop programme is also now
available at http://www.ihm-hci2001.org
and download a registration form
The CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems has for
the first time an interactive online forum.
The site (CHIplace) is intended to let people interested or working in
CHI to influence, to comment on proposals for, and to preview offerings
for the venues occurring at CHI 2002 (e.g., tutorial topics). You can
check out the goals page for more detail:
We are planning to provide a new section on CHIplace called HCI
organizational overviews that introduces HCI activities occurring in our
participant's organizations, e.g., industrial research labs, research
group at universities, or special interest groups. It is similar to the
Organizational Overview presentations at past CHI conferences.
Does your organization have HCI-related activities (e.g., research,
design, or development)? If so, we invite you to write an organization
overview highlighting these activities. Please see this page for more
please accept our invitation to attend the fist
International Conference on Web Delivering of Music
WEDELMUSIC2001, Florence, Italy, 30th Nov.-1st December 2001
XML format of music, protection aspects, transaction models,
Digital right management, database for music archives and digital
collections, tools for music distribution, mp3, wave, multimedia
tools for music fruition, analysis, transposition, watermarking,
Braille music, copyrights protection, music education, audio and
music sheet digitalisation, and much more.
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For questions like:
* Does anyone know of a tool to improve accessibility?
* I need a questionnaire to screen potential users.
* Has anyone applied GOMS to ATMs?
* Are there any guidelines for portable phones?
* How can I convince my managers that usability testing is worthwhile?
[log in to unmask] is a new open discussion list for user interface:
chi-Methods Focuses on the methods used for user interface:
Discussions can include qualitative and quantitative
methods, guidelines, standards, and tools. Target users
can be general or special populations.
The list will be archived at:
Although the list is unmoderated, messages will be approved
by a volunteer who will filter out spam, subscription requests, etc.
To join the list, send a message to:
mailto:[log in to unmask]
with the body like:
subscribe chi-methods [log in to unmask] Gary Perlman
mailto:[log in to unmask]
CHI 2002 is still accepting volunteers to review several of its
submission categories. If you are interested, please check out
the CHI Reviewer Volunteer Center (RVC) at
*July 18* is the deadline for volunteering to review PAPERS.
All members of the HCI community are invited to volunteer.
If you have never reviewed for the CHI conference before
(or have not done so recently), you can *SIGN UP* at the
RVC by simply providing your email address. Further details
will arrive by email.
If you reviewed for CHI 2001, then you already received your
invitation for CHI 2002 back in May. That email contained
your new log in instructions for the RVC. If you cannot find
those instructions, you can GET A *REMINDER* sent to you at
You will NOT automatically be accepted as a reviewer just by
signing up and filling in your profile. Technical program
chairs will review all of the volunteers in their pools and
select the set of people that best fits their needs.
Many CHI 2002 submissions are due in mid-September, with
reviews expected back in mid-October. Later submissions
are due in December with reviews due in January. If you are
selected as a reviewer, you will get specific information
about what is expected of you.
If you have any problems signing up or logging in to the
Reviewer Volunteer Center, feel free to contact me at
[log in to unmask]
Finally, many people will be too busy to review for CHI 2002
but would like to be contacted when it is time to volunteer
for CHI 2003. If you can log in and quickly make sure your
contact information is correct, you will be kept in the RVC
and notified for CHI 2003 next year.
Keith Instone [log in to unmask]
INTERNET PROFESSIONALS NORTHWEST (IPN)
July 10, 2001
Internet Project Management:
From Concept and Creation to Cost and Control
Effective planning and quality management are musts
for any internet project. This program will address the
myriad issues facing those who are involved with the
development of Internet projects - whether it's an initial
web site or implementing a new program. The speakers
for this seminar will address the many facets of Internet
project management, including initial evaluation, creation
of the model, launch, maintenance, cost controls, timeline
development, resource procurement, legal concerns,
and risk management.
Christopher Ambrose, JD, Ambrose Law
Michael Bissell, Bisselator Inc
Sarah Hill, Advanced Legal Systems
Stan Davis, StorePartners
Tuesday, July 10, 2001
OHSU, Old Library Auditorium, Bldg 1
5 - 6 pm Registration, Refreshments, Networking
6 - 7:45 pm Program
7:50 - 8:30 pm Tech Session
PREPAY (by noon on July 9)
Members are $5, Others are $10
AFTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE (after noon, July 9)
Members are $8, Others are $15
NEW REGISTRATION POLICIES
Effective with the June program, payment must
accompany registration. Registrations received after
the registration deadline will be charged the higher price.
Payment may be made by check or credit card and must
arrive in the IPN office by noon the day before a program.
Visit the Alliance Website to read the July 2001 Update, then explore the
site for other creative services news.
July 2001 Highlights:
* This month's update is brought to you by Logic General
* Portland Creative Conference offers OCSA Members discounted tickets
* OCSA Members Advocate for Film Industry