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          Extended Deadline for Paper Submission: 15 October 2004



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                                       HCI International 2005
          11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

                                                   jointly with

                     Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2005
   6th International Conference on Engineering Psychology & Cognitive Ergonomics
3rd International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
                       1st International Conference on Virtual Reality
              1st International Conference on Usability and Internationalization
   1st International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing
               1st International Conference on Augmented Cognition

                                             22-27 July 2005
                                     Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

                                http://www.hci-international.org/



Important Submission Deadlines:
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- Papers (Extended Abstract of 800 words): 15 October 2004
- Tutorials (Abstract of 300 words): 20 October 2004
- Special Interest Groups (Extended Abstract of 800 words): 20 October 2004
- Posters and Demonstrations (Abstract of 300 words): 1 April 2005

Submission Requirements and further Information are available though the
conference web site: http://www.hci-international.org/


Call for Participation:
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You are cordially invited to participate in HCI International 2005 and the
affiliated conferences, which are jointly held under one management and one
registration. The Conference aims to provide an international forum for the
dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic,
and applied areas of HCI, usability, internationalization, virtual reality,
universal access and cognitive ergonomics. This will be accomplished through the
following six modes of communication: plenary presentation, parallel sessions,
demonstration and poster sessions, tutorials, exhibitions and meetings of
Special Interest Groups.

Nine major thematic areas are in the focus of the program:

Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers
Program Chair: Pascale Carayon
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Human Interface and the Management of Information
Program Chair: Michael J. Smith
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Human-Computer Interaction
Program Chair: Julie Jacko
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Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
Program Chair: Don Harris
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Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Program Chair: Constantine Stephanidis
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Virtual Reality
Program Chairs: Kay Stanney & Michael Zyda
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Usability and Internationalization
Program Chair: Nuray Aykin
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Online Communities and Social Computing
Program Chair: Jennifer Preece
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Augmented Cognition
Program Chair: Dylan D. Schmorrow

This is a truly international in scope event, representing work from the world's
foremost leaders in the field. It will be held under the auspices of 9
distinguished international boards of 202 members from 31 countries! We expect
that over 2000 participants from over 60 countries will attend this Conference.


Keynote speaker:
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"From Brain Dynamics to Consciousness: A Prelude to the Future
of Brain-Based Devices"

Dr. Gerald M. Edelman, Nobel laureate
The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, California

Prevalent views of higher brain functions are based on the notions of
computation and information processing.  These views suggest that the brain is a
Turing machine.  Various lines of evidence appear to be incompatible with this
position and suggest instead that the brain operates according to a set of
selectional principles.  A theory addressing these principles, called Neural
Darwinism, will be discussed.  Neural Darwinism has a direct bearing on the
search for neural correlates of consciousness.  Most approaches to the
understanding of consciousness are concerned with the contributions of specific
brain areas or groups of neurons.  By contrast, I will consider what kinds of
neural processes can account for key properties of conscious experience such as
its unity and its diversity, and I will present supporting evidence on the
neural correlates of consciousness obtained from MEG studies of human subjects.

Devices based on Neural Darwinism have been constructed in order to
study detailed neural dynamics during behavior in a real world environment. The
performance of these brain-based devices (BBDs) will be briefly described.
Refinement of their design and behavior points to the possibility of
constructing a conscious artifact.

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Dr. Edelman is Director of The Neurosciences Institute and President of
Neurosciences Research Foundation, a publicly supported not-for-profit
organization that is the Institute's parent. Separately, he is Professor at The
Scripps Research Institute and Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at
that institution.  His early studies focused on the structure and diversity of
antibodies. His subsequent work led to the discovery of cell adhesion molecules
(CAMs), which have been found to guide the fundamental processes by which an
animal achieves its shape and form, and by which nervous systems are built.  Dr.
Edelman has formulated a detailed theory to explain the development and
organization of higher brain functions. This theory was presented in his 1987
volume Neural Darwinism.  In 1972, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine for his work on the structure and function of antibodies.
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Exhibition:
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The HCI International 2005 exhibits will provide state-of-the-art HCI, VR,
psychology and computer products and services for the users, professionals, and
researchers in the field. Attendees will be able to examine state-of-the-art HCI
technology and interact with manufacturing representatives, vendors, publishers,
and potential employers.


Sponsorship opportunities:
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Sponsorship in the context of HCI International 2005 is an ideal opportunity for
interested organizations to raise their profile to an international targeted
audience.


Student Volunteers:
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The success of the conference also depends upon the diligent work of Student
Volunteers, in return of a complimentary conference registration and a
complimentary conference T-shirt.


Conference location:
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The Caesars Palace Hotel, one of the most prestigious resorts in the world, is
the location where all events of the HCI International 2005 Conference will take
place.



General Chair:
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Gavriel Salvendy
Purdue University
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Conference Contact Information:
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HCI International 2005 Conference Administrator
School of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University
Grissom Hall
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN
47907-2023 USA
Tel: +1-765-494-5426
Fax: +1-765-494-0874
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