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ACM DIS 2006: The Conference on Designing Interactive Systems

DIS 2006 launches the second decade of the ACM conference series that  
has become an internationally recognized forum for design researchers  
and reflective practitioners. DIS 2006 is co-sponsored by IFIP WG 13.2.

DIS 2006 will be held on the campus of Penn State University,  
University Park, PA USA on June 26-28.  Papers are due December 15,  
2005.

Scope of the Conference

DIS welcomes papers on all varieties of interactive systems - digital  
books, e-commerce Websites, home entertainment systems, hand-held  
shopping appliances, homeland security and geographic information  
systems, immersive games and other environments, medical and health- 
care systems, networked communities. DIS welcomes papers on design  
analysis, design representations, design methods, design rationale  
capture, presentation and use, on innovation in design, and on tools  
and environments for designing interactive systems.

DIS welcomes empirical studies of design practices, including  
comparative studies, experience-based studies and lessons learned  
from design projects, investigations and development of formal  
notations and models, and new theoretical perspectives. DIS welcomes  
papers exploring, defining, and developing the science of design.  
Researchers, designers, educators, and students from all relevant  
disciplines are invited to participate, including anthropology, art  
and architecture, business, cognitive science, communication studies,  
computer science, ergonomics, design studies, education, graphic  
design, information systems, industrial engineering, interaction  
design, journalism, law, linguistics and semiotics, psychology,  
requirements engineering, sociology, software engineering, technical  
communication, and user experience design.


Categories of submissions

DIS2006 accepts 6 categories  of papers. The categories are intended  
to assist reviewers in understanding the kind of contribution an  
author is trying to describe. Authors should carefully categorize  
their submissions.

Design case Accounts of the design (rationale, process, outcomes  and  
evaluation) of an interactive product or system.

Methods and tools New theories, methods, and processes for use in  
designing and developing interactive products and systems.

Reflective analyses Thought-provoking, well substantiated analyses of  
issues related to all aspects of design.

Fieldwork and ethnography Findings, guidelines, etc. from studies of  
real world settings, with clear relevance to the design and  
deployment of interactive systems.

Laboratory studies Findings, techniques, methods, etc. from  
controlled  studies of products, systems, and other phenomena  
relevant to designing interactive systems.

Education Issues related to design education supporting the design of  
interactive systems.

Benefit statement

In all cases, a paper must break new ground and its contribution must  
offer a clear benefit. Authors should develop a 30-word statement of  
benefit for papers they submit. This statement will be used by  
reviewers to understand the scope and depth of a paperís contribution.

Paper format

Format papers in ACM format (http://www.chi2006.org/cppf.php). Papers  
must be no longer than ten pages, including  all additional material  
such as references, appendices, and figures. Full papers must include  
a title, sufficient space for the author names, contact information  
and affiliations, abstract, keywords, body, and references.

The abstract must be 150 words or less and must be included in the  
paper;  it must clearly state the paperís contribution to designing  
interactive systems. All references must be complete, accurate and  
accessible to the public.

Paper Submission

Papers and benefit statements are due before 5 pm EST, December 15,  
and must be submitted electronically following a procedure to be  
posted on the conference website (http://www.sigchi.org/dis2006) in  
December.

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