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                                       First workshop on
                                     DESIGNING FOR ATTENTION
                                     Call for position papers
                                      7 September, Leeds UK

                                     To be held at HCI 2004
                            The 18th British HCI Group Annual Conference
                                  Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
                                       6-10 September 2004


WORKSHOP SUBJECT

One challenge of human computer interaction research is the design
of systems capable of reasoning about users' attention and
consequently decide how to "disappear" or gain and guide user's
attention.  For this purpose reactive, deliberative, social, cultural, and
aesthetic processes controlling attention should be taken into account.
This workshop aims at exploring these processes in order to
establish the basis for a theoretical framework that could inform the
design of systems capable of assessing user attention (e.g. through
eye tracking), evaluating the effectiveness of a current focus, and
gaining, shifting, or maintaining attention (e.g. through humour,
surprise).


PARTICIPATION

Participation of researchers bringing views from fields such as
computer science, psychology, sociology, linguistics, and
communication is encouraged.
We would appreciate receiving expressions of interest with a tentative
topic / title as soon as possible.
We will accept participants until Thursday August 12, 2004 on the
basis of the submission of a position paper (1 to 5 pages) outlining
interests, views, or research in attentional processes. Acceptance
notifications will be sent as we accept participants, at the latest
Monday August 16.


EXPECTED OUTCOME

The primary outcome is to create awareness about the different
perspectives taken by researchers in attention, and to create a network for
sharing  work in progress and results.
We also aim at publishing revised versions of selected submitted papers in a
special issue of a journal, or an edited book.


IMPORTANT DATES

expression of interest:    as soon as possible
position paper submission: before Thursday August 12
authors notification:  soon after submission and no later than August 16
Workshop date:         September 7



More information at http://www.ac.aup.fr/roda/attention (please note that
this link may be temporary disabled several times in the next few days due
to maintenance work on the University server)

Please forward expressions of interest, position papers, and any
question about the workshop to the workshop organisers:
Claudia Roda ([log in to unmask]) and Julie Thomas
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