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Call for Short Papers, Industry Case Studies, Demos & Posters,  
Doctoral Consortium, and 24 Hour Design Challenge

OZCHI 2009 – Design: Open 24 | 7

21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction  
Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics  
Society of Australia (HFESA)

23 – 27 November 2009, The University of Melbourne, Australia

http://www.ozchi.org/

OZCHI is Australia’s leading forum for research and development in  
all areas of Human-Computer Interaction. OZCHI attracts an  
international community of practitioners, researchers, academics and  
students from a wide range of disciplines including user experience  
designers, information architects, software engineers, human factors  
experts, information systems analysts, and social scientists.

The main conference will be held from Wed 25 to Fri 27 Nov 2009, and  
will be preceded by two days of Workshops, Tutorials and a Doctoral  
Consortium on Mon 23 and Tue 24 Nov 2009.
OZCHI will take place back-to-back with HFESA 2009: http://www.hfesaconference.org.au/ 
  scheduled to run from 22-25 Nov 2009. The venue for both conferences  
is the ICT building of the University of Melbourne, 111 Barry St,  
Parkville.

We are very excited to announce a 24 hour design challenge ( http://www.ozchi.org/24 
  ) as well as the following keynote speakers for this year’s OZCHI  
conference:

..  Bill Moggridge, Co-founder of IDEO.com

..  Patrick Hofmann, Head of User Experience, Google Australia

..  Yvonne Rogers, Director, Pervasive Interaction Lab, Open  
University, UK

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting conference in  
Australia’s design capital.

Marcus Foth, QUT

Conference Chair

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IMPORTANT DATES

Short papers, industry case studies, demos & posters, and doctoral  
consortium

28 Aug 2009		Submission deadline

25 Sep 2009		Notification of acceptance

02 Oct 2009		Camera ready papers deadline


CONFERENCE THEME

The 2009 conference theme is Design: Open 24/7. Accessibility,  
inclusivity and dissolving boundaries are core to the Open 24/7 theme  
for the design of human interaction with and through digital  
technologies. The integration of digital technologies into our  
everyday life allows for a seamless transitioning between open and  
closed, work and leisure, public and private. Open implies  
participation and collaboration across traditional borders between  
individuals, organisations and disciplines. OZCHI 2009 provides a  
forum to discuss all aspects of openness, open borders, open  
participation, open source and open architecture. Theme-related  
submissions may address these topics:

..  Open always-on real-time ubiquitous and pervasive designs
..  Open design and universality versus situatedness,  
contextualisation and personalisation
..  Open source for design – design for open source
..  Open mind – new ideas, concepts and approaches from outside HCI
..  Beyond open – never closed: design for escapism


CONFERENCE TOPICS

Submissions in all areas of HCI are encouraged. In addition, we  
particularly invite authors to address any of the following topics:

..  Augmented Reality
..  Context and Location Awareness
..  Education and HCI
..  Health Care and HCI
..  Innovative Design Methodologies
..  Smart Service Delivery
..  Sustainability
..  Universal Usability and Accessibility
..  Urban Informatics
..  Tangible User Interfaces
..  Visualisation Techniques
..  Working across Cultures


SHORT PAPERS

Short length papers, up to 4 pages, should present ideas that could  
benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community. These  
papers may include work-in-progress, experiences of reflective  
practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches.

Stephen Viller, UQ & Rebecca Schultz, WorkSafe Victoria

Short Papers Chairs

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SUBMISSIONS

All submissions must be written in English. Both long and short papers  
will undergo a double blind review process by an international panel  
and evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and  
clarity of writing. Accepted long papers and short papers will be  
available in the published proceedings. At least one author of any  
accepted submission must register and attend the conference and  
present the paper for publication in the proceedings. All submissions  
must use the two column OZCHI proceedings template: http://www.ozchi.org/mediawiki/ozchipaper_template2009.doc 
  and be submitted to the conference submission site: http://precisionconference.com/~ozchi

Jesper Kjeldskov & Jeni Paay, Aalborg University, Denmark

Technical Program Chairs

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INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES

Industry Case Studies demonstrate how user experience professionals  
have applied human-computer interaction to create practical solutions  
to commercial situations. Presentations may include areas such as:  
challenges faced in implementing methods and techniques; development  
of new or improved techniques; or incorporating usability into an  
organisation. Submissions should contain:

1.	A 250 word summary for the conference program including: the issue  
addressed; what will be presented; and relevance to the HCI community.
2.	A proposal outlining the presentation and the rationale behind it,  
including:
	◦	Session title
	◦	Presenter(s) name and organisation
	◦	A brief background of the presenter(s) and organisation
	◦	The business problem addressed
	◦	The approach and/or solution
	◦	Challenges and issues that emerged throughout the project
	◦	Benefits and limitations
	◦	If applicable, how a similar approach or solution could be used in  
other contexts
	◦	Relevance of the case study to other HCI professionals
	◦	Technical requirements for delivering the presentation

Submit Industry Case Studies by email to: [log in to unmask]

Ash Donaldson, Produxi Consulting & Shane Morris, Microsoft

Industry Chairs

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DEMOS & POSTERS

Demonstrations and posters provide an attractive way to showcase real  
outcomes of human-computer interaction research and development. These  
sessions offer a platform to share ideas, concepts and work-in- 
progress face-to-face with the OZCHI community in a way that a paper  
presentation cannot. Proposals for demos and posters should be  
submitted on 2 pages using the OZCHI proceedings template, and sent to [log in to unmask] 
.

Ben Kraal, QUT & Ricky Robinson, NICTA

Demos & Posters Chairs

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DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled prior to the main conference  
program on 24 Nov 2009. The Doctoral Consortium offers PhD students a  
special forum where they can present, discuss and progress their  
research plans with peers and established senior researchers. PhD  
candidates wishing to attend the consortium should submit a 2 page  
research proposal following the OZCHI Proceedings template and  
submitted via email to [log in to unmask] Positions at the consortium will  
be offered based on a review of the submitted proposals.

Margot Brereton, QUT

Doctoral Consortium Chair

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24 HOUR DESIGN CHALLENGE

This year OZCHI will be preceded by a student design challenge in two  
rounds organised as two 24 hour events. The first round takes place  
online on 12 September 2009, 8am (AEST). The second round will be held  
at OZCHI on 24 November 2009. In both rounds teams of 2-5 students are  
invited to develop a solution for a state-of-the-art research problem  
acquiring interaction design and HCI skills. Top entries will be  
awarded a travel scholarship for the conference (round 1) and prizes  
sponsored by our industry partners (round 2). For more information  
visit http://www.ozchi.org/24

Martin Tomitsch, Andrew Vande Moere, The University of Sydney & Jeremy  
Yuille, ACID/RMIT

Student Design Challenge Chairs

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VOLUNTEERS

OZCHI actively encourages students to volunteer at the conference.  
Being a student volunteer is a great way to support the HCI community,  
meet other students in the field, and attend the premier HCI  
conference Australia. You will help the conference organisers with the  
running of the conference and support the setting-up of presentations  
and workshops. You will see the latest in HCI, and have fun while  
learning about running the conference. In return, you will get free  
registration. To apply, email [log in to unmask] with your contact  
details (email, phone, university), an abstract of your research  
project, a resume, and the reasons why you would like to be a student  
volunteer. Applications close on 28 Aug 2009.

Hilary Davis, University of Melbourne & Debra Polson, QUT/ACID

Volunteers Chairs

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--
Dr Marcus Foth
Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology (CRICOS No. 00213J)
Victoria Park Rd, Brisbane QLD 4059, Australia
Phone +61 7 313 x88772 - Fax x88238 - Office K506, KG
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