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Call for Papers, Short Papers, Posters, Panels, and Courses

ACM 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 
productivity.
	•	Organizational Knowledge - how can shared knowledge improve IT 
management.
	•	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 website: 
http://www.chimit09.org

Regards,

The CHIMIT'09 Committee



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