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"Olav W. Bertelsen" <[log in to unmask]>
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Second announcement and call for papers
(upcoming deadline March 1, 2002)

The Second Nordic Conference on
Human-Computer Interaction
Aarhus, Denmark, October 19-23, 2002

NordiCHI 2002

Tradition and Transcendence

NordiCHI is the main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research.
NordiCHI is the meeting place for researchers from academia and industry,
designers, practitioners, educators and others from a broad range of
traditions and communities; therefore the conference takes HCI in the
non-limited sense of research and practice addressing the design and use of
interactive technology.

NordiCHI is biannual. The first conference, NordiCHI 2000, was organised by
STIMDI, and took place in Stockholm, Sweden, October 2000. The conference
is a joint effort supported by the Nordic HCI organisations as well as
international partners. NordiCHI 2002 is hosted by Centre for Human-Machine
Interaction, University of Aarhus, Denmark, in cooperation with

The backbone of the conference is the technical programme in which a
limited number of quality papers, meeting international standards, will be
accepted. NordiCHI 2002 also invites good quality short papers (for
interactive presentations, see below), to generate and sustain interactive
cooperation among the conference participants, and to stimulate
dissemination of new results.

Traditionally, Nordic perspectives on HCI emphasise topics such as:
technology in use, integration of design and use, exploratory design
activities, and inter-disciplinary approaches to HCI. This tradition
originates in the Nordic openness to new approaches and divergent ideas in
the development of new concepts and practices for the future. Architecture,
pedagogy, political action, fine arts, industrial design, dada; the
potential list is endless and ought to be growing when information
technology is diversified and pervades still wider parts of our lives.
NordiCHI is the meeting place for tradition and new directions.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

   * Co-operative design.
   * Information technology in everyday life.
   * Design and innovation.
   * New interaction techniques and devices.
   * Visualisation.
   * Ubiquitous, pervasive and mobile interfaces.
   * End-user programming.
   * Studies of design-oriented knowledge production.
   * Artistic approaches.
   * Cooperative activities mediated by technology.
   * The aesthetics of HCI.
   * Design Cases.
   * Studies of work and technology.
   * Accessibility.

Important dates
March 1, 2002: Deadline for submission of papers, workshop, tutorials,
panels, short papers, demonstrations and aesthetic artefacts.

May 1, 2002: Deadline for doctoral colloquium application

August 1, 2002: Deadline for late breaking submission of short papers,
demonstrations and aesthetic artefacts. (Notification of acceptance of late
breaking results will not be ready before the early registration deadline)

August, 15, 2002: Early registration deadline

October 19-20, 2002: Workshops, tutorials, and Doctoral colloquium in Aarhus

October 21-23, 2002: Paper presentations, panels, Interactive
presentations, interactive artefacts, and aesthetic artefacts, in Aarhus.

NordiCHI 2002 invites innovative and exploratory papers meeting the highest
international standards. We welcome papers attempting to move the field
forward, promoting new techniques, methods, tools and theories. NordiCHI
aims to be multidisciplinary, combining and truly integrating the social,
the technical, the aesthetic, etc.

Papers describing original work on HCI related topics are solicited. Papers
should make clear the novel aspects of the work they present and their
contribution to the development of the theory and practice of the field(s).

Empirical studies of work should stress their relevance to design.
Applications papers should stress their contribution to concepts and
theories in HCI. Papers addressing novel techniques and technologies should
clearly identify the relevance and importance to HCI.

Full papers report original work, which has not been previously published.
The contribution should be made clear in the paper and in its abstract.
Papers making one clear, significant contribution are more likely to be
accepted than papers making several lesser contributions. The paper must
identify and cite published work relevant to the paper topic. It should
explain how the presented work  has built on previous contributions, and
should indicate where and  why novel approaches have been adopted.

NordiCHI 2002 is an international conference and contributions are welcomed
from all parts of the world. However, the official written and spoken
language of the conference is English.

All submissions will be reviewed by an international panel of HCI experts.

Submissions must be complete. Papers may be up to 10 pages formatted
according to the ACM template (as available at
Submission should be made electronically in PDF format through the web-site.

Electronic submission deadline for papers: March 1, 2002.

The NordiCHI 2002 conference welcomes suggestions for panels and other
plenary sessions contributing to the further development of HCI as a
specifically Nordic field of research and practice.

email suggestions to [log in to unmask]

Deadline for panel/session proposals: March 1, 2002.

Workshops offer an informal environment for focused group discussion around
work in progress or new areas of research and practice. NordiCHI 2002
invites workshop proposals in old and new topics related to HCI.

If you are interested in organising a full or half-day workshop, please
email a short proposal (up to 1000 words) to [log in to unmask]

The proposal should detail:

- Title and duration
- Expected number, balance and selection of participants
- Workshop theme and goals
- Outcomes of the workshop
- Relevance to the field
- Intended audience
- Description of activities planned
- Needed facilities
- Organisers' names and backgrounds

For further information, please contact the workshops chair
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Deadline for workshop proposals: March 1, 2002.

Tutorials offer a small number of participants the opportunity to learn
about specific concepts, methods and techniques from recognised experts.
Tutorials may be for half-day or full day sessions. NordiCHI 2002 invites
tutorials experimenting with new forms of instruction, innovative
perspectives and the use of new disciplines in a HCI context.

Proposals for full or half-day tutorials should detail

- Title and duration
- Intended audience
- Theme and goals
- Description of activities planned
- Prior experiences and evaluations of the tutorial.
- Needed facilities
- Organisers' names and backgrounds

In general, NordiCHI 2002 will cover reasonable travel and housing expenses
and registration fee one instructor per tutorial; provided that enough
participants sign up.

Tutorial proposals should be emailed to [log in to unmask]

Deadline for tutorial proposals: March 1, 2002.

Short papers
Short papers may address any of the areas identified in the conference
topics. Submissions should report original work which has not been
published previously. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in
progress and late-breaking research results that show the latest innovative

Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations
should be included. Summaries of wider findings or reduced versions of
longer papers are not suitable for the short paper submission category.

A short paper is an ideal format for conveying industrial and practical
experience to the community. Accordingly, we invite experiences from
specific design cases, reports on how specific methods are applied and
modified in practice, etc. We also invite presentation of ongoing work and
preliminary results, by experienced academics as well as young researchers.

Short papers are presented by means of interactive posters during the
conference. NordiCHI 2002's emphasis on direct interaction and networking
makes this the general presentations format for design processes, products
and other experiences, organisational overviews, and late breaking results.
Within this basic form, we encourage experimentation e.g. posters evolving
as the audience interact with them.

All submissions will be reviewed by an international panel of HCI experts.

Submissions must be complete. Short papers may be up to 4 pages formatted
according to the ACM template (as available at
Submission should be made electronically in PDF format through the web-site.

Electronic submission deadline for short papers: March 1, 2002 (late
breaking results: August 1, 2002).

Demonstrations gives participants the possibility of showing and viewing
new, interesting, and novel ideas in human-computer interaction concepts
and technology.

Submitters of papers presenting interactive artefacts are particularly
encouraged to also submit a demonstration proposal. We also encourage the
presentation of novel commercial products.

A demonstration proposal is composed of three parts

- A short description of the system, max 2 pages, conforming to the
NordiCHI 2002 short paper format. To be printed in the proceedings if

- A one page exhibition plan, describing how the working system is going to
be demonstrated at the conference, including spatial and other

- (Optionally) a video (VHS/PAL, S-VHS is not accepted), CD-ROM or DVD,
presenting the working system.

The short paper and the exhibition plan should be submitted via the
conference web site, whereas the (optional) video/CD/DVD should be
submitted by ordinary mail in two copies.

Submissions will be reviewed by the programme committee.

Please observe that the presenters must supply all equipment necessary for
the exhibition. Limited Internet access will be available.

The working system will be presented during the demo session at the
conference and the short description of the interactive artefact will be
published in the conference proceedings.

Submission deadline for demonstrations: March 1, 2002 (late breaking
results: August 1, 2002).

Aesthetic artefacts
NordiCHI 2002 introduces "aesthetic artefacts" as a new submission category
for experiments into how artistic expression and praxis affect perspectives
on interfaces, contexts and design.

The computer interface has developed from merely supporting work into a
broader cultural interface competing with and even replacing the book, the
gallery wall, the cinema screen, etc. Traditional functionalism fails in
relation to many new applications. At the same time, traditional
application areas may benefit from the inspiration from how digital forms
are articulated in artistic expression. Accordingly, digital arts challenge
the way we understand the computer, and the relation between form and
contents at the interface.

Examples of possible artefacts are (not limited to) interactive artworks,
computer games, interactive installations, netart, software art, artistic
interfaces, aesthetic experiments with HCI-related issues. An important
part of an aesthetic artefact submission is a short paper that thoroughly
reflects on CHI related issues affected by the artefact. Accepted aesthetic
artefacts will be exhibited at the conference in conjunction with the demo

An aesthetic artefact submission is composed of three parts

- A short paper, conforming to the NordiCHI 2002 short paper guidelines,
describing the artefact and reflecting on its contribution to the HCI

- An exhibition plan, describing how the artefact is going to exhibited,
including spatial requirements (one page).

- (Optional) a representation of the artefact on video (VHS/PAL, S-VHS is
not accepted), CD-ROM or DVD.

The short paper and the exhibition plan should be submitted via the
conference web site, whereas the (optional) video/CD/DVD should be
submitted by ordinary mail in three copies.

Submissions will be reviewed by the programme committee supplemented by an
aesthetic artefacts special committee of artists and aesthetics scholars.
Aesthetic criteria as well as an assessment of contribution to the ongoing
understanding of human-computer interaction are taken into account.

Please observe that the presenters must supply all equipment necessary for
the exhibition. Limited Internet accesses will be available.

Please direct questions regarding aesthetic artefacts to [log in to unmask]

Electronic submission deadline for aesthetic artefacts: March 1, 2002 (late
breaking results: August 1, 2002).

Late breaking results
Short papers, demonstrations and aesthetic artefacts, reporting late
breaking results may be submitted by august 1, 2002. Please note that late
submissions should be camera ready, and that notification of acceptance may
not be given before the deadline for early registration.

Printed proceedings (ACM press) will be available at the conference to
ensure optimal interaction around the presented works.

The proceedings will be included in the ACM digital library to ensure
optimal distribution of the accepted papers.

Electronic submission and Format
All submissions of papers, short papers, demos and aesthetic artefacts
should be made electronically through the web-site. The submissions should
be formatted according to the ACM SIG template (as available at

Doctoral Colloquium (October 20, 2002)
Graduate students within different areas of human-computer interaction are
invited to take part in the Doctoral Colloquium at NordiCHI 2002. This will
be the place where lively and useful discussions enable students to receive
suggestions about their on-going research and allow more experienced
participants to encounter some fresh ideas and view some of the new trends
in the field.

The Doctoral Colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to
discuss their research both with other students and with leading experts
within the field. The colloquium will take the form of a workshop where
established HCI scholars take active part as discussants. The purpose is
for students to receive constructive feedback on their thesis work so far,
get advice about future developments, and share ideas and experiences with
students in related areas.

Participants should have advanced beyond the introductory stage in their
thesis work, and be actively engaged in the exploration of an HCI topic.
The research areas covered by the DC are the same as the NordiCHI
conference generally. Students may come from different academic subjects or
disciplines, such as interaction design, computer science, cognitive
science, and sociology.

To apply, please submit a proposal of at most 3 pages, including abstract
and references. Also, a short biographical note describing the applicant's
background should be enclosed. The proposal should include a description of
the research problem, the theoretical background and approach chosen, and
the work performed so far. The proposals will be evaluated by a review
committee.  Approximately 8 participants will be selected to give a short
presentation of their research topic, followed by a discussion within the
group of students and experts.

Submissions should be sent by email to Kerstin Severinson Eklundh
([log in to unmask]), preferably in PDF format.

Deadline for applications: May 1, 2002.

Updates on the expert panel on

Student Volunteers
Being a student volunteer is a great way for young researchers to establish
a network. Further information on how to sign up to be a student volunteer
will be available at by March 2002.

Programme committee
Anders Mørch, University of Oslo, Norway.
Ann Lantz, Royal Institote of Tachnology, Sweden.
Annelise Mark-Peitersen, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark.
Barbara Wasson, University of Bergen, Norway.
Bo Helgesen, Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Dag Svanes, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy.
Ebba Thora Hvannberg, University of Iceland, Iceland.
Eija Suikola, Teamware Group, Finland.
Frieder Nake, University of Bremen, Germany.
Gillian Crampton-Schmith, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy.
Horst Oberquelle, University of Hamburg, Germany.
Jan Gulliksen, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Jannie Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Research, USA.
Jörn Mesetter, Malmö University College, Sweden.
Kaj Grønbæk, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Kari Hamnes, Telenor R&D, Norway.
Kari Kuutti, University of Oulu, Finland.
Kari-Jouko Räihä, University of Tampere, Finland.
Konrad Morgan, University of Bergen, Norway.
Kristina Höök, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden.
Lars-Erik Holmquist, Victoria Institute, Sweden.
Lars-Erik Janlert, Umeå University, Sweden.
Liam Bannon, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Marta Kristín Lárusdóttír, Reykjavik University, Iceland.
Michael Herczeg, Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck, Germany.
Morten Borup Harning, Dialogical, Denmark.
Peter Bøgh Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Peter Carstensen, IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Roope Raisamo, University of Tampere, Finland.
Susanne Bødker, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Svein Arne Arnesen, EDB4tel AS, Norway.
Timo Jokela, University of Oulu, Finland.
Wendy Mackay, I.N.R.I.A., France.

Conference committee (as of January 2002)
* General chair: Olav W. Bertelsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
* Program co-chairs: Susanne Bødker, University of Aarhus, Denmark & Kari
Kuutti, University of Oulu, Finland.
* Tutorials chair: Anders Mørch, Intermedia, University of Oslo, Norway.
* Workshop chair: Jakob Buur, University of Southern Denmark.
* Demo chair: Klaus Marius Hansen, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
* Poster chair: Michael Thomsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
* Aesthetic artefacts co-chairs: Morten Breinbjerg & Søren Pold, University
of Aarhus, Denmark.
* Treasurer: Michael Thomsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
* Electronic submissions chair: Niels Olof Bouvin, University of Aarhus,
* Student volunteers chair: Christina Nielsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
* Doctoral consortium chair: Kerstin Severinson Eklundh, NADA, KTH, Sweden.
* Emeritus NordiCHI 2000 co-chairs: Jan Gulliksen & Ann Lantz, STIMDI.

Call for sponsors
The success of NordiCHI 2002 is highly dependent on the support of local
and international sponsors. A sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to
expose your company or organisation as a leading name in HCI and IT. In
addition to general sponsorships NordiCHI 2002 has a limited number of
slots for hospitality receptions and sponsored events.

Companies and organisations interested in sponsoring NordiCHI 2002 are
invited to contact the conference chair ([log in to unmask]).

SIGCHI/ACM, IFIP TC13 and the Nordic HCI organisations (all pending).

By January 2002, Centre for Human-Machine Interaction, Denmark; STIMDI,
Sweden; and have stated their financial support of NordiCHI 2002.

Conjoined Events
Symposium on theory and method in HCI research marking the conclusion of
Centre for Human Machine Interaction is held back to back with NordiCHI,
October 24-25, 2002

Industry day. A one day event, October 24, 2002, focusing on strategic use
of HCI in private enterprise is organised by the Alexandra institute.
Further information will be available at

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Contact Information
NordiCHI 2002
Aabogade 34
DK-8200 Aarhus N,

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