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Thu, 10 Apr 2003 23:02:38 +0200
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                            DIGITAL INTERACTION
                           Second call for papers
     International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies
                          24-26 September 2003
                       Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The objective of this workshop is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of
available and foreseeable digital tools as a support for specific types of
human interaction.
A large number of communication devices have become available for the
support of human interaction (from the standard telephone system to the sms
service, from email to 3D chat rooms, from Web pages to virtual community
platforms, etc.). Many research studies describe these individual systems
and how they can effectively support human interaction. Researcher in
Computer Mediated Communication, whether computer scientists, linguists,
sociologists or philosophers have analysed how certain aspects of human
interaction may be supported or changed by the use of some specific tools.
We would like to promote a vertical approach analysing how specific
interaction types (task oriented, narrative, visual, etc.) may be best
supported by individual tools or by certain features of these tools.
The new generation of communication tools focuses more and more on
communication levels other than the transmission of the message. We are
interested in innovative theories and practices centred on methodologies
which enable digital tools to support interaction at a semantic and
environmental level.
Submitted papers, reporting both theoretical and experimental work, should
address one or more of the following questions:
- Which digital tools best support different types of human interactions?
(association tool / interaction type)
- If we focus on one specific type of human interaction, what are the
consequences on the design of the supporting tool? (association interaction
type / system design)
- How do humans select the appropriate interaction tool?
- How can semantic and environmental aspects of interaction be supported by
digital tools (e.g. agent systems)

Papers accepted for workshop presentation will be included in the ISICT 03
conference proceedings with ISBN of Computer Science Press, Trinity College

Note: workshop participants will be required to register for the
International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies by the
ISICT03 camera ready deadline of 1st July 2003.

1st May 2003  Submission of papers
1st June 2003  Notification of acceptance of papers
1st July 2003  Camera-ready copy due
1st July 2003  Registration due for all papers
24-26th September 2003 Conference

Papers, of up to 6 pages, should be formatted so that they are
single-spaced, single column, and use a 12pt Times font. The first page
should include: title, author list, authors affiliation, authors titles,
postal address and abstract.

Papers should be emailed to the workshop organisers, Claudia Roda and Julie
Thomas, the American University of Paris, at:
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