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Papers & Short Paper Deadline is this Friday!  (July 3)

CHIMIT'09 - Computer-Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology

November 7-8, 2009, Baltimore, MD 
(Immediately after USENIX LISA, also in Baltimore)

Since 2007 CHIMIT has been the leading forum for discussing topics on IT
management with a focus on people, business, and technology.  At CHIMIT,
researchers and practitioners share issues, solutions, and research drawing
upon fields such as human-computer interaction, human factors, computer
systems, and management and service sciences to address cognitive, social, and
technical issues in managing the increasing complexity of modern Information
Technology (IT) systems.

Information Technology (IT) is central to modern life. From our homes to our
largest enterprises, we are surrounded by software and hardware components that
support our work and personal lives: wireless access points, network routers,
firewalls, virus scanners, databases, web servers, storage and backup systems,
etc. These components exist to permit us to do other things, e.g., manage
inventory, communicate with friends or customers, sell products through
websites, yet all too often managing the underlying IT infrastructure takes
time and resources away from the real work at hand.  IT systems have grown
increasingly complex over the years, and the cost for keeping the
infrastructure running is now a significant burden.  We are at a turning point
where further advances in technology and business efficiency and growth require
fundamentally new approaches to IT system design, management, and services.

CHIMIT is an ACM-sponsored conference, and accepted Paper and Short Paper
submissions will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.  We are also
soliciting submissions for Panels, Courses, and a non-archival Poster Session
for work in progress.  Topics include (but are not limited to):

    * User Studies of IT infrastructure management in context, exposing user
       needs, pain points, work practices, and examples of both successful and
       unsuccessful work.

    *  Design - approaches to bring about improved, human-centered IT systems.

    *  Experimental Studies on the usage of new or existing IT systems.

    * Tools and Techniques for improved administration, e.g., visualizations of
       system behavior, or collaborative interfaces.

    * Automation approaches to reduce administration workload or improve

    * Organizational Knowledge - how can shared knowledge improve IT

    * Processes and Practices - examples of best practices and improved
       processes in IT management.

    * New Technologies - how will the changing technological landscape (e.g.,
       Cloud Computing, pervasive mobile devices, etc.) affect IT management?

    * IT Beyond the Enterprise - what are the implications now that we're doing
       backups, network configuration, etc. in the home?

Submission Dates:

July 3, 2009: Papers and Short Papers Due
August 7, 2009: Panels and Courses Due
August 28, 2009: Selections announced
September 11, 2009: Posters Due
September 25, 2009: Poster selections announced

Further examples, details, and instructions for submissions can be found on the


The CHIMIT'09 Committee

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