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   HCI 2006: ENGAGE
   11-15 September 2006
   Queen Mary, University of London
   The 20th British HCI Group conference in co-operation with ACM.
********************************************************************

Engage!
- Engage in producing exciting papers about interaction
- Engage with the conference themes
- Engage and be engaged in a stimulating and exciting conference in
   London's East End

For the first time, the HCI conference is engaging with six core
themes. These themes capture some of the established favourite ideas
in the community as well as suggest new collaborations and
approaches. The goal for you as a submitter is to engage with one of
the themes in rich and unexpected ways. At the conference, we will be
setting up discussions where you will have the opportunity to
challenge and be challenged on how you have adopted the theme.

This year Volume 1 papers will printed as usual, and for the first time 
will be published electronically with the cooperation of the ACM, see 
www.acm.org

In line with changes in our field, we are putting an emphasis on
useful and usable research. The British HCI conference is an
international forum for academics and practitioners interested in how
people and technology work together. We are making no distinction
between practitioners and researchers. So we say, ?Farewell, Industry
Day? ? just come for the people and the ideas?

First deadline:	3rd February, 2006


***THEMES***

The six themes have been developed in consultation with members of the
HCI community. Submissions to the conference should engage with one of
the themes below and respond to the theme?s question so that the
sessions at the conference can foster lively and challenging
debate. There are many ways to cut each category ? theories, practice,
novel interaction paradigms, and so on ? our aim is to bring together
different points of view on each topic for lively and coherent
discussion at the conference.

1. Enthralling experiences: what draws people in?
      - Performance, aesthetics, emotion, and creativity ? powerful
        engagement can be a means or an end.
2. Interactions in the wild: how does technology breach boundaries?
      - The border between chaos and control changes as interactions
        leave the desktop and go mobile.
3. Connecting with others: what happens around and through technology?
      - Interacting with colleagues and friends is helped and hindered
        by the connecting technology.
4. Mind, body, and spirit: how does diversity impact?
      - People are different, so interactions should span age, ability,
        culture and gender.
5. Interactions for me: what improves my experience?
      - Technology can be dehumanising but it can also improve working
        and social life enormously.
6.  At the periphery: how can we create ambient engagement?
      - Disappearing technologies, such as ubicomp, mixed media, and
      ambient intelligence, still engage us even though we can?t
      directly interact with˙them.

HCI 2006: Engage will be hosted by Queen Mary, University of London
drawing on the eclectic mix of communities and practises of the East
End of London to inspire an inter-disciplinary meeting of minds.


*** KEYNOTES ***

Tom Rodden, University of Nottingham, Director of the Equator project.
http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~tar/

Alan Newell, Division of Applied Computing, University of Dundee.
http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staffdetails.asp?1

Jude Kelly OBE, founder and artistic director of Metal.
http://www.metalculture.com/Who+We+Are

Further Keynotes will be announced closer to the time.


IMPORTANT DATES IN 2006

3rd February   Deadline for submission of full papers,
                workshops, tutorials and panels

28th March     Notification to authors of full papers,
                workshops, tutorials and panels

21st April     Camera ready copy needed for full papers,
                workshops, tutorials and panels

5th May        Deadline for submission of short papers, interactive
                experiences, posters, work practices and spaces,
                doctoral consortium

16th June      Notification to authors of short papers,
                interactive experiences, posters, work
                practices and spaces, doctoral consortium

23rd June      Early registration deadline and camera ready
                copy needed for all other submissions

*** CONFERENCE CHAIRS ***

Nick Bryan-Kinns
Queen Mary University of London
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Pat Healey
Queen Mary University of London			
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*** Full Papers ***

Ann Blandford
University College London		
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Paul Curzon
Queen Mary, University of London
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Laurence Nigay
University of Grenoble			
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Deadline: 3rd February 2006

Papers are invited to address the conference theme of
engaging. Submissions should report original work that has not been
previously published, nor is currently under consideration for
publication elsewhere. The conference proceedings will contain all the
full papers. Submissions must include the following:

1. A paper not exceeding 16 pages, prepared using the provisional
format for Volume 1 of the conference proceedings available on the
website.
2. A 30 word summary to promote the paper
3. A statement of how the work aligns to one of the six conference themes
The submission for review must be as anonymous as possible by the
removal of obvious self-references and names of institutions. Authors
are required to exclude identifying information (e.g., names,
affiliations, geographical locations) from the title area and headers
of their submissions.


*** Workshops ***

Stephanie Wilson
City University			
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Helen Sharp
Open University	
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Deadline: 3rd February 2006

Workshops at HCI2006 will offer a valuable opportunity for small
groups to meet and engage in rich yet informal discussions about the
key conference themes.  We invite proposals for workshops to address
any of the six core themes. Proposals may address the themes in
various ways such as advances in theory or practice, new
methodologies, tools, models, design innovations, etc.

Workshops at HCI may be either half a day or one day long.  We
particularly encourage workshop co-ordinators to be innovative in the
way they organise and run the workshop so as to stimulate lively
discussion and interesting outcomes.

We require a workshop proposal composed of the following parts:

1. A covering letter stating the following: the primary contact
through whom all communication will be directed; the core conference
theme to be addressed; the goals of the workshop; an explanation of
the timeliness and importance of the workshop; a description of how
the workshop will be run including a timetable and emphasising any
participant involvement and intended outputs; a brief summary of the
background of the workshop co-ordinators; and a suggestion as to the
likely backgrounds of the participants.
2. A two-page description of the workshop, prepared using the format
for Volume 2 of the conference proceedings, including: the workshop
title, contact details for the co-ordinators, an abstract, the
motivation for the workshop, a description of the topic(s) and an
account of the workshop procedure.
3. A 30 word summary to promote the workshop

All accepted workshops will be required to produce a poster for
display at HCI2006 so that other conference participants may benefit
from the output of its contributing workshops. We also encourage
people to disseminate the workshop outcomes to a wider audience by
writing a report for Interfaces magazine. Past workshops at HCI have
resulted in the publication of special editions of journals and books
or have evolved into research proposals. We anticipate that some
workshops will be sufficiently focused that they could serve as a step
on the way to such outcomes, while others will benefit the HCI
community by bringing together a few like-minded people to discuss
emerging topics.


*** Engaging Tutorials ***

William Wong
Middlesex University			
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Deadline: 3rd February 2006

Proposals for this year?s tutorial sessions are sought for Master
classes, 'classes-in-the-wild', and tutorials, that encourage a break
with traditional perspectives or practices of HCI, or in format of
delivery. Topics should not only help participants extend their HCI
skill sets, but should also encourage them to think differently about
what they do in creating, designing, developing and evaluating user
work, interactions between users and with technology, user interfaces,
and information visualisations.

Topics are encouraged but not limited to, the following areas of HCI:
* creativity and the process of innovation
* advances in the design of user interface and user experiences
* user interfaces for software for tangible products as well as services
* advances in usability evaluation methods, especially in techniques
for analysing and  understanding the interaction between human work
and technology that is in use and in situ
* developing insights from user analysis, and techniques for using the
insights to create innovative designs
* psychological, marketing or consumer behaviour, perspectives of HCI
* developing and running experiments and other empirical studies while
balancing need for systematic studies against industrial need for
rapid turn around
* eXtreme design and prototyping

Individuals and organisations are invited to offer half-day, full-day,
and even 2-day tutorials in the following formats:
* Tutorials that employ a standard classroom teaching format
* 'Classes-in-the-wild' is a new format which emphasises watching,
learning and participation. 'Classes-in-the-wild' are a chance to
spend a day or two, in a software or design house or studio, to
observe and learn how designs are created, developed and evaluated in
industrial settings, and the familiarisation with equipment used in a
usability lab, how it is set up and used in practice
* Master classes are advanced classes and an opportunty for the
participant to be taught by masters in a topic area. These topics
could include either a theoretical and/or practical perspective

All proposals should include the following:
1. a title for the tutorial
2. an abstract of the type of class proposed (150-250 words)
3. the purpose of the tutorial and why this might be significant
4. key learning outcomes
5. a description of the topics to be covered (not more than 4 pages)
6. Tutorial format (e.g. Tutorial, 'Classes-in-the-wild', Master Class)
7. Method of delivery (e.g. Lectures, Case Study or Problem-based
learning, particularly explaining how the key learning objectives will
be achieved)
8. a brief CV of the proposer or company background relevant to the proposal

Potential proposers are encouraged to contact William Wong to discuss
their ideas prior to submitting their proposals.


*** Panels Sessions ***

Olav Bertelsen
University of Aarhus
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Adrian Williamson
Graham Technology plc		
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Deadline: 3rd February 2006

A good panel will be entertaining, stimulate thought and discussion on
some controversial, emerging or significant issue. To run a panel
typically requires 3-5 panellists and a facilitator. There is a
variety of formats possible and we are happy to receive innovative
proposals that involve the audience actively in the discussion. There
are many possibilities, so be inspired by the conference themes and
see how best you can engage the audience!

For HCI 2006 panel submissions should be made by the first
deadline. Thus, we hope to get a selection of well prepared sessions
that can be promoted in the early program. Whilst this year?s earlier
deadline may require a little more work just now, we hope to use the
time after the deadline to refine and work on proposals so  we can produce 
some fine sessions of significance, or indeed, entertainment!

Submissions should include the following:

1. A covering letter stating the primary contact through which all
communication will be directed and explicitly confirming that all
panelists have been consulted in the production of the proposal and
have agreed to attend if the panel is accepted. This letter may also
add further details about the way the panel will be run, emphasising
any audience involvement.
2. A two-page paper prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings, containing a title, contact details for the
moderator and all panelists, an abstract, an introduction to the issue
by the moderator and a position statement from each panelist.
3. A 30 word summary that introduces the panel.

Please feel free to contact the Panel co-chairs, Adrian Williamson and
Olav Bertelsen at any time to discuss your ideas. We will be happy to
help you find panel candidates, or refine you plans on formats.


*** Short papers ***

Tony Stockman
Queen Mary University of London	
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Bob Fields
Middlesex University
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

Short papers may address any subject of relevance to the field of
Human-Computer Interaction. Authors are particularly encouraged to
address the six main themes of HCI2006. Submissions should report
original work that has not been previously published, and will
typically demonstrate work in progress, late-breaking research
results, and ideas relevant to the conference themes. Short Papers
will be peer reviewed and appear in volume 2 of the
proceedings. Submissions must include the following:

1. A four page paper prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings
2. A 30 word summary to promote the paper.

Note that short Papers must include author and affiliation details ?
the reviewing process for short papers will NOT be anonymous due to
the restricted timescales for revision and creation of camera-ready
copy.


*** Interactive Experiences ***

Willem-Paul Brinkman
Brunel University			
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Peter Wild
University of Bath
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

Interactive Experiences are the home for demonstrations or
presentations involving real systems, prototypes, videos, interactive
participations by conference delegates, interactive surveys or
showcasing of new technologies and applications. Interactive
Experiences may involve the use of novel equipment, or equipment used
in a new way. They may demonstrate enhanced usability in software or
tools to support design (for example, testing tools or model-based
design tools), but also new and novel designs of interactive
applications or tool that enrich the user experience.

Proposals may also be submitted for interactive surveys or polls that
will take advantage of the assembly of expert practitioners present at
the conference. Such surveys should address the conference themes. The
results should be instantly available and made available for
publication on the conference web site. However, all submission must
include:

1. A covering letter detailing the format required for any materials
and any computer equipment or software required to support your
experience, such as tables, power supply etc.
2. A description, of no more than four pages prepared using the format
for Volume 2 of the conference proceedings, which explains the
Interactive Experience and its rationale. This document will be used
in the reviewing process and if accepted will be published in the
proceedings.
3. A 30 word summary to promote the interactive experience.

In addition, CDs or video material may be sent to support your
proposal. If these are smaller than 5MB in overall size, they can be
submitted online (zipped together with the covering letter,
description and summary). Otherwise please get in touch with Peter
Wild and Willem-Paul Brinkman directly. Please note that we do not
have facilities for returning hard-copies.

*** Posters ***

Dimitris Rigas
University of Bradford
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

Poster submissions addressing any of the conference themes are
invited. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in progress and
late-breaking research results that show the latest innovative ideas
to stimulate audiences. The submission will include:

1. A covering letter indicating how the space afforded for display of
the poster will be used, including any innovative suggestions for
display or observer involvement
2. A two page summary prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings, which will be used as part of the basis for
review and which will be published in the proceedings
3. A 30 word summary that will be suitable for inclusion in the
programme and on the website to introduce and promote the poster


*** Work Practices and Spaces ***

Fraser Hamilton
Design for All Ltd
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

Work Practices and Spaces provides a forum for design agencies,
usability consultancies, companies, universities and government
institutions to promote the User Experience-oriented work they do and
the spaces in which they do it. The forum allows User Experience teams
to introduce their work to the wider Human-Computer Interaction
community and share their insights, challenges, successes and even
failures.

We particularly encourage submissions that describe your team?s
design/research philosophy, approach to Human-Computer Interaction,
project structures, techniques applied and facilities used. These may
be provided (for example) in the context of your organisation?s
history and evolution, a project case study, or a novel interaction
problem. Submissions that address lessons learned and your
organisation?s future directions are especially welcomed.

Each team will be allocated a conference slot in which to present
themselves and give the overview of their work practices and
spaces. In addition, each team will be able to promote its activities
using various materials (posters, videos, demonstrations, etc.)

Submissions should include:

1. A two-page summary prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings. This should cover topics such as:
	   a. Outline: Outline of the organisation, its history,
	   current work and future plans.
	   b. People: Summary of the people involved and their backgrounds
	   c. Work overview: Overview of key projects, products,
	   publications, or other results.
	   d. Work detail: Details of your team?s design/research
	   philosophy, approach to Human-Computer Interaction,
	   facilities and the issues faced as exemplified by case
	   studies, interaction problems and so on.
2. A 30 word summary to promote the presentation.


*** Doctoral colloquium ***

Panos Markopoulos
Technical University of Eindhoven
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M. Angela Sasse
University College London
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

The aims of the HCI 2006 Doctoral Consortium are:
* to offer a friendly forum for PhD students to present their research
to fellow students and a panel of HCI experts, and receive feedback
* to participate in in-depth discussions of current HCI research areas
and research methods
* to nurture a community of researchers and support the integration of
PhD students in the HCI research community.

The Consortium is designed for students currently registered for a PhD
in HCI or a related field.  Preference will be given to applicants
whose research is likely to benefit from the feedback; i.e. applicants
who have formulated their research proposal and carried out initial
research, but are not nearing completion of their thesis yet. Each
participant will give a short presentation of their research, which
will be followed by questions from other participants, and feedback
from a panel of experts.

An application to participate in the Doctoral Consortium must include:

1. A letter from your supervisor/Principal Advisor on letter-headed
paper, stating
   * that you are registered for PhD studies
   * your research topic
   * what stage your research is at
   * why you and your research would benefit from participation in the HCI 
2006 Doctoral Consortium.
2. A two-page paper, prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings, describing the following: the problem(s) that
your research is addressing; main contribution(s) of the research to
the HCI field; the proposed solution(s), a brief description of the
methodology adopted, current status, any interim conclusions of your
research, and a tentative plan for future work.
3. A 30 word summary to introduce your PhD research.

Students accepted for the HCI 2006 Doctoral Consortium will receive
free conference registration and accommodation.


*** Proceedings ***

As in previous years, printed proceedings will be available at the
conference to ensure optimal interaction around the presented works.
In addition, Volume 1 of the proceedings will be included in the ACM
digital library to ensure optimal distribution of the peer-reviewed
papers after the conference. Volume 2 of the proceedings will be
included in the BCS electronic Workshops in Computing digital
library.

*** Electronic submission and format ***

Submissions should be made electronically through the conference
submission and reviewing system. Submission details will appear on the
website in January 2006.

*** Student volunteers ***

George Papatzanis
Queen Mary University of London	
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HCI 2006 requires a number of enthusiastic and motivated student
volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the conference from
10th to 15th September in London. For further information, please
visit the conference web pages or contact George.

*** Call for sponsors ***

Do you want to engage the usability community in the UK and worldwide?
Do you want to reach a broad base of people working in usability?
HCI 2006 is the year's major British conference for bringing together
academics and consultants from around the world to discuss research in
all areas of usability. This makes it a great opportunity to advertise
your company and the work that you do. There are a range of ways of
being represented at the conference including trade stands, talks,
freebies and logo placement. To find out more about sponsoring HCI
2006, please contact:

Helen Petrie
Department of Computer Science
University of York
Heslington
York YO10 5DD
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*********************************************************************
HCI 2006: ENGAGE
11-15 September 2006
Queen Mary, University of London
The 20th British HCI Group conference in co-operation with ACM.
*********************************************************************
********************************************************************
   HCI 2006: ENGAGE
   11-15 September 2006
   Queen Mary, University of London
   The 20th British HCI Group conference in co-operation with ACM.
********************************************************************

Engage!
- Engage in producing exciting papers about interaction
- Engage with the conference themes
- Engage and be engaged in a stimulating and exciting conference in
   London's East End

For the first time, the HCI conference is engaging with six core
themes. These themes capture some of the established favourite ideas
in the community as well as suggest new collaborations and
approaches. The goal for you as a submitter is to engage with one of
the themes in rich and unexpected ways. At the conference, we will be
setting up discussions where you will have the opportunity to
challenge and be challenged on how you have adopted the theme.

This year Volume 1 papers will printed as usual, and for the first time 
will be published electronically with the cooperation of the ACM, see 
www.acm.org

In line with changes in our field, we are putting an emphasis on
useful and usable research. The British HCI conference is an
international forum for academics and practitioners interested in how
people and technology work together. We are making no distinction
between practitioners and researchers. So we say, ?Farewell, Industry
Day? ? just come for the people and the ideas?

First deadline:	3rd February, 2006


***THEMES***

The six themes have been developed in consultation with members of the
HCI community. Submissions to the conference should engage with one of
the themes below and respond to the theme?s question so that the
sessions at the conference can foster lively and challenging
debate. There are many ways to cut each category ? theories, practice,
novel interaction paradigms, and so on ? our aim is to bring together
different points of view on each topic for lively and coherent
discussion at the conference.

1. Enthralling experiences: what draws people in?
      - Performance, aesthetics, emotion, and creativity ? powerful
        engagement can be a means or an end.
2. Interactions in the wild: how does technology breach boundaries?
      - The border between chaos and control changes as interactions
        leave the desktop and go mobile.
3. Connecting with others: what happens around and through technology?
      - Interacting with colleagues and friends is helped and hindered
        by the connecting technology.
4. Mind, body, and spirit: how does diversity impact?
      - People are different, so interactions should span age, ability,
        culture and gender.
5. Interactions for me: what improves my experience?
      - Technology can be dehumanising but it can also improve working
        and social life enormously.
6.  At the periphery: how can we create ambient engagement?
      - Disappearing technologies, such as ubicomp, mixed media, and
      ambient intelligence, still engage us even though we can?t
      directly interact with˙them.

HCI 2006: Engage will be hosted by Queen Mary, University of London
drawing on the eclectic mix of communities and practises of the East
End of London to inspire an inter-disciplinary meeting of minds.


*** KEYNOTES ***

Tom Rodden, University of Nottingham, Director of the Equator project.
http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~tar/

Alan Newell, Division of Applied Computing, University of Dundee.
http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staffdetails.asp?1

Jude Kelly OBE, founder and artistic director of Metal.
http://www.metalculture.com/Who+We+Are

Further Keynotes will be announced closer to the time.


IMPORTANT DATES IN 2006

3rd February   Deadline for submission of full papers,
                workshops, tutorials and panels

28th March     Notification to authors of full papers,
                workshops, tutorials and panels

21st April     Camera ready copy needed for full papers,
                workshops, tutorials and panels

5th May        Deadline for submission of short papers, interactive
                experiences, posters, work practices and spaces,
                doctoral consortium

16th June      Notification to authors of short papers,
                interactive experiences, posters, work
                practices and spaces, doctoral consortium

23rd June      Early registration deadline and camera ready
                copy needed for all other submissions

*** CONFERENCE CHAIRS ***

Nick Bryan-Kinns
Queen Mary University of London
[log in to unmask]

Pat Healey
Queen Mary University of London			
[log in to unmask]


*** Full Papers ***

Ann Blandford
University College London		
[log in to unmask]

Paul Curzon
Queen Mary, University of London
[log in to unmask]

Laurence Nigay
University of Grenoble			
[log in to unmask]

Deadline: 3rd February 2006

Papers are invited to address the conference theme of
engaging. Submissions should report original work that has not been
previously published, nor is currently under consideration for
publication elsewhere. The conference proceedings will contain all the
full papers. Submissions must include the following:

1. A paper not exceeding 16 pages, prepared using the provisional
format for Volume 1 of the conference proceedings available on the
website.
2. A 30 word summary to promote the paper
3. A statement of how the work aligns to one of the six conference themes
The submission for review must be as anonymous as possible by the
removal of obvious self-references and names of institutions. Authors
are required to exclude identifying information (e.g., names,
affiliations, geographical locations) from the title area and headers
of their submissions.


*** Workshops ***

Stephanie Wilson
City University			
[log in to unmask]

Helen Sharp
Open University	
[log in to unmask]

Deadline: 3rd February 2006

Workshops at HCI2006 will offer a valuable opportunity for small
groups to meet and engage in rich yet informal discussions about the
key conference themes.  We invite proposals for workshops to address
any of the six core themes. Proposals may address the themes in
various ways such as advances in theory or practice, new
methodologies, tools, models, design innovations, etc.

Workshops at HCI may be either half a day or one day long.  We
particularly encourage workshop co-ordinators to be innovative in the
way they organise and run the workshop so as to stimulate lively
discussion and interesting outcomes.

We require a workshop proposal composed of the following parts:

1. A covering letter stating the following: the primary contact
through whom all communication will be directed; the core conference
theme to be addressed; the goals of the workshop; an explanation of
the timeliness and importance of the workshop; a description of how
the workshop will be run including a timetable and emphasising any
participant involvement and intended outputs; a brief summary of the
background of the workshop co-ordinators; and a suggestion as to the
likely backgrounds of the participants.
2. A two-page description of the workshop, prepared using the format
for Volume 2 of the conference proceedings, including: the workshop
title, contact details for the co-ordinators, an abstract, the
motivation for the workshop, a description of the topic(s) and an
account of the workshop procedure.
3. A 30 word summary to promote the workshop

All accepted workshops will be required to produce a poster for
display at HCI2006 so that other conference participants may benefit
from the output of its contributing workshops. We also encourage
people to disseminate the workshop outcomes to a wider audience by
writing a report for Interfaces magazine. Past workshops at HCI have
resulted in the publication of special editions of journals and books
or have evolved into research proposals. We anticipate that some
workshops will be sufficiently focused that they could serve as a step
on the way to such outcomes, while others will benefit the HCI
community by bringing together a few like-minded people to discuss
emerging topics.


*** Engaging Tutorials ***

William Wong
Middlesex University			
[log in to unmask]

Deadline: 3rd February 2006

Proposals for this year?s tutorial sessions are sought for Master
classes, 'classes-in-the-wild', and tutorials, that encourage a break
with traditional perspectives or practices of HCI, or in format of
delivery. Topics should not only help participants extend their HCI
skill sets, but should also encourage them to think differently about
what they do in creating, designing, developing and evaluating user
work, interactions between users and with technology, user interfaces,
and information visualisations.

Topics are encouraged but not limited to, the following areas of HCI:
* creativity and the process of innovation
* advances in the design of user interface and user experiences
* user interfaces for software for tangible products as well as services
* advances in usability evaluation methods, especially in techniques
for analysing and  understanding the interaction between human work
and technology that is in use and in situ
* developing insights from user analysis, and techniques for using the
insights to create innovative designs
* psychological, marketing or consumer behaviour, perspectives of HCI
* developing and running experiments and other empirical studies while
balancing need for systematic studies against industrial need for
rapid turn around
* eXtreme design and prototyping

Individuals and organisations are invited to offer half-day, full-day,
and even 2-day tutorials in the following formats:
* Tutorials that employ a standard classroom teaching format
* 'Classes-in-the-wild' is a new format which emphasises watching,
learning and participation. 'Classes-in-the-wild' are a chance to
spend a day or two, in a software or design house or studio, to
observe and learn how designs are created, developed and evaluated in
industrial settings, and the familiarisation with equipment used in a
usability lab, how it is set up and used in practice
* Master classes are advanced classes and an opportunty for the
participant to be taught by masters in a topic area. These topics
could include either a theoretical and/or practical perspective

All proposals should include the following:
1. a title for the tutorial
2. an abstract of the type of class proposed (150-250 words)
3. the purpose of the tutorial and why this might be significant
4. key learning outcomes
5. a description of the topics to be covered (not more than 4 pages)
6. Tutorial format (e.g. Tutorial, 'Classes-in-the-wild', Master Class)
7. Method of delivery (e.g. Lectures, Case Study or Problem-based
learning, particularly explaining how the key learning objectives will
be achieved)
8. a brief CV of the proposer or company background relevant to the proposal

Potential proposers are encouraged to contact William Wong to discuss
their ideas prior to submitting their proposals.


*** Panels Sessions ***

Olav Bertelsen
University of Aarhus
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Adrian Williamson
Graham Technology plc		
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Deadline: 3rd February 2006

A good panel will be entertaining, stimulate thought and discussion on
some controversial, emerging or significant issue. To run a panel
typically requires 3-5 panellists and a facilitator. There is a
variety of formats possible and we are happy to receive innovative
proposals that involve the audience actively in the discussion. There
are many possibilities, so be inspired by the conference themes and
see how best you can engage the audience!

For HCI 2006 panel submissions should be made by the first
deadline. Thus, we hope to get a selection of well prepared sessions
that can be promoted in the early program. Whilst this year?s earlier
deadline may require a little more work just now, we hope to use the
time after the deadline to refine and work on proposals so  we can produce 
some fine sessions of significance, or indeed, entertainment!

Submissions should include the following:

1. A covering letter stating the primary contact through which all
communication will be directed and explicitly confirming that all
panelists have been consulted in the production of the proposal and
have agreed to attend if the panel is accepted. This letter may also
add further details about the way the panel will be run, emphasising
any audience involvement.
2. A two-page paper prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings, containing a title, contact details for the
moderator and all panelists, an abstract, an introduction to the issue
by the moderator and a position statement from each panelist.
3. A 30 word summary that introduces the panel.

Please feel free to contact the Panel co-chairs, Adrian Williamson and
Olav Bertelsen at any time to discuss your ideas. We will be happy to
help you find panel candidates, or refine you plans on formats.


*** Short papers ***

Tony Stockman
Queen Mary University of London	
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Bob Fields
Middlesex University
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

Short papers may address any subject of relevance to the field of
Human-Computer Interaction. Authors are particularly encouraged to
address the six main themes of HCI2006. Submissions should report
original work that has not been previously published, and will
typically demonstrate work in progress, late-breaking research
results, and ideas relevant to the conference themes. Short Papers
will be peer reviewed and appear in volume 2 of the
proceedings. Submissions must include the following:

1. A four page paper prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings
2. A 30 word summary to promote the paper.

Note that short Papers must include author and affiliation details ?
the reviewing process for short papers will NOT be anonymous due to
the restricted timescales for revision and creation of camera-ready
copy.


*** Interactive Experiences ***

Willem-Paul Brinkman
Brunel University			
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Peter Wild
University of Bath
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

Interactive Experiences are the home for demonstrations or
presentations involving real systems, prototypes, videos, interactive
participations by conference delegates, interactive surveys or
showcasing of new technologies and applications. Interactive
Experiences may involve the use of novel equipment, or equipment used
in a new way. They may demonstrate enhanced usability in software or
tools to support design (for example, testing tools or model-based
design tools), but also new and novel designs of interactive
applications or tool that enrich the user experience.

Proposals may also be submitted for interactive surveys or polls that
will take advantage of the assembly of expert practitioners present at
the conference. Such surveys should address the conference themes. The
results should be instantly available and made available for
publication on the conference web site. However, all submission must
include:

1. A covering letter detailing the format required for any materials
and any computer equipment or software required to support your
experience, such as tables, power supply etc.
2. A description, of no more than four pages prepared using the format
for Volume 2 of the conference proceedings, which explains the
Interactive Experience and its rationale. This document will be used
in the reviewing process and if accepted will be published in the
proceedings.
3. A 30 word summary to promote the interactive experience.

In addition, CDs or video material may be sent to support your
proposal. If these are smaller than 5MB in overall size, they can be
submitted online (zipped together with the covering letter,
description and summary). Otherwise please get in touch with Peter
Wild and Willem-Paul Brinkman directly. Please note that we do not
have facilities for returning hard-copies.

*** Posters ***

Dimitris Rigas
University of Bradford
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

Poster submissions addressing any of the conference themes are
invited. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in progress and
late-breaking research results that show the latest innovative ideas
to stimulate audiences. The submission will include:

1. A covering letter indicating how the space afforded for display of
the poster will be used, including any innovative suggestions for
display or observer involvement
2. A two page summary prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings, which will be used as part of the basis for
review and which will be published in the proceedings
3. A 30 word summary that will be suitable for inclusion in the
programme and on the website to introduce and promote the poster


*** Work Practices and Spaces ***

Fraser Hamilton
Design for All Ltd
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

Work Practices and Spaces provides a forum for design agencies,
usability consultancies, companies, universities and government
institutions to promote the User Experience-oriented work they do and
the spaces in which they do it. The forum allows User Experience teams
to introduce their work to the wider Human-Computer Interaction
community and share their insights, challenges, successes and even
failures.

We particularly encourage submissions that describe your team?s
design/research philosophy, approach to Human-Computer Interaction,
project structures, techniques applied and facilities used. These may
be provided (for example) in the context of your organisation?s
history and evolution, a project case study, or a novel interaction
problem. Submissions that address lessons learned and your
organisation?s future directions are especially welcomed.

Each team will be allocated a conference slot in which to present
themselves and give the overview of their work practices and
spaces. In addition, each team will be able to promote its activities
using various materials (posters, videos, demonstrations, etc.)

Submissions should include:

1. A two-page summary prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings. This should cover topics such as:
	   a. Outline: Outline of the organisation, its history,
	   current work and future plans.
	   b. People: Summary of the people involved and their backgrounds
	   c. Work overview: Overview of key projects, products,
	   publications, or other results.
	   d. Work detail: Details of your team?s design/research
	   philosophy, approach to Human-Computer Interaction,
	   facilities and the issues faced as exemplified by case
	   studies, interaction problems and so on.
2. A 30 word summary to promote the presentation.


*** Doctoral colloquium ***

Panos Markopoulos
Technical University of Eindhoven
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M. Angela Sasse
University College London
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Deadline: 5th May 2006

The aims of the HCI 2006 Doctoral Consortium are:
* to offer a friendly forum for PhD students to present their research
to fellow students and a panel of HCI experts, and receive feedback
* to participate in in-depth discussions of current HCI research areas
and research methods
* to nurture a community of researchers and support the integration of
PhD students in the HCI research community.

The Consortium is designed for students currently registered for a PhD
in HCI or a related field.  Preference will be given to applicants
whose research is likely to benefit from the feedback; i.e. applicants
who have formulated their research proposal and carried out initial
research, but are not nearing completion of their thesis yet. Each
participant will give a short presentation of their research, which
will be followed by questions from other participants, and feedback
from a panel of experts.

An application to participate in the Doctoral Consortium must include:

1. A letter from your supervisor/Principal Advisor on letter-headed
paper, stating
   * that you are registered for PhD studies
   * your research topic
   * what stage your research is at
   * why you and your research would benefit from participation in the HCI 
2006 Doctoral Consortium.
2. A two-page paper, prepared using the format for Volume 2 of the
conference proceedings, describing the following: the problem(s) that
your research is addressing; main contribution(s) of the research to
the HCI field; the proposed solution(s), a brief description of the
methodology adopted, current status, any interim conclusions of your
research, and a tentative plan for future work.
3. A 30 word summary to introduce your PhD research.

Students accepted for the HCI 2006 Doctoral Consortium will receive
free conference registration and accommodation.


*** Proceedings ***

As in previous years, printed proceedings will be available at the
conference to ensure optimal interaction around the presented works.
In addition, Volume 1 of the proceedings will be included in the ACM
digital library to ensure optimal distribution of the peer-reviewed
papers after the conference. Volume 2 of the proceedings will be
included in the BCS electronic Workshops in Computing digital
library.

*** Electronic submission and format ***

Submissions should be made electronically through the conference
submission and reviewing system. Submission details will appear on the
website in January 2006.

*** Student volunteers ***

George Papatzanis
Queen Mary University of London	
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HCI 2006 requires a number of enthusiastic and motivated student
volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the conference from
10th to 15th September in London. For further information, please
visit the conference web pages or contact George.

*** Call for sponsors ***

Do you want to engage the usability community in the UK and worldwide?
Do you want to reach a broad base of people working in usability?
HCI 2006 is the year's major British conference for bringing together
academics and consultants from around the world to discuss research in
all areas of usability. This makes it a great opportunity to advertise
your company and the work that you do. There are a range of ways of
being represented at the conference including trade stands, talks,
freebies and logo placement. To find out more about sponsoring HCI
2006, please contact:

Helen Petrie
Department of Computer Science
University of York
Heslington
York YO10 5DD
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HCI 2006: ENGAGE
11-15 September 2006
Queen Mary, University of London
The 20th British HCI Group conference in co-operation with ACM.
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