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                            Call for Papers
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                              Workshop on

           Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities for

       Human-Computer Interaction in Latin America (CLIHC 2007)


                 "Innovation Inspired by Diversity"

  
                       September 10-11, 2007
                     in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                         www.clihc.org/2007


held in conjunction with the 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on
              Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT’2007
                        www.interact2007.org/

Aims and goals of the workshop
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The diversity of Latin America is evident in its people, culture, geography,
history and perspectives. This workshop aims at capturing this richness
within the context of those researchers and practitioners from and in Latin
American working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The
workshop will serve as a venue for the interchange of ideas, methods,
approaches and techniques of those aiming at designing interactive
experiences for the people of Latin America. It has its origin in two
previous editions of the Latin American Conference on Human-Computer
Interaction (CLIHC): In 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2005 in
Cuernavaca, Mexico. Following the spirit of these previous editions, we
acknowledge that in the HCI field, not only should we reach for technology
that can be used and appreciated by the widest range of people, but also for
means to promote inter-cultural exchange and cross-fertilization among
people with diverse backgrounds and needs. The workshop is open to all
topics and disciplines related to HCI.


Submission
**********
You are invited to submit either a full paper describing completed work (up
to 5,000 words) or a position paper describing work in progress (up to 2,000
words). Submissions will be evaluated by at least two members of the
Programme Committee according to the relevance and originality of the work
and to their ability to generate discussions between the participants of the
workshop. Submission can be in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The format of
submitted papers must follow the Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer
Science) format, including no page numbers. Submitted papers must be in PDF
or Word format for Windows. Papers should be submitted to the following
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: user interface design
and evaluation methods, universal accessibility, cross-cultural and
internationalization issues, multimodal interfaces, theoretical &
multidisciplinary aspects, social and cultural issues in HCI, intelligent
user interfaces, personalization and adaptive interfaces, end-user
programming, multimedia, virtual reality and games, online communities and
pervasive computing.

Important dates:
****************
- June 27th, 2007: Submission of full and position papers
- August 1st , 2007: Notification of acceptance
- August 14th, 2007: camera-ready copies of accepted papers due
- September 10th and 11th, 2007: workshop

Publication
***********
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and selected
papers will also be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue
of an international journal to be announced.

Workshop Co-Chairs
******************
Dr. Victor M. González, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Dr. Christian Sturm, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Mexico

Workshop Programme Committee (to be confirmed):
Alfredo Sanchez, UDLA, Mexico
Andrew Howes, University of Manchester, UK
Anxo Cereijo Roibás, University of Brighton, U.K.
Cecília Baranauskas, Unicamp, Brasil 
Clarisse de Souza, PUC-Rio, Brasil
Cleidson de Souza, UFPA, Brasil
Cleotilde Gonzalez, CMU, USA
Cuauhtémoc Rivera Loaiza, Universidad Michoacana, Mexico
Edgar Cambranes-Martínez, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico
Gustavo Rossi, La Plata National University, Argentine
Ingrid Kirschning, UDLA, Mexico
Jesus Favela, CICESE, Mexico
Jaime Muñoz, UAA, Mexico
Jaime Sánchez, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Juan Salamanca - Universidad Icesi, Colombia
Julio Abascal, Universidad País Vasco, Spain
Leonel Vinicio Morales Díaz, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala
Manuel Pérez-Quiñonez, Virginia Tech, USA
Mario Moreno, Universidad Tecnologica de la Mixteca, México
Miguel A. García Ruiz, Universidad de Colima, Mexico
Miguel Villarroel, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Oscar Mayora Ibarra, CREATE-NET, Italy
Raquel Navarro, Fndació Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Raquel Prates, UERJ, Brasil
Rogerio, Depaula, Intel Brasil
Simone Barbosa, PUC-Rio, Brasil 
  

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