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HCI 2009 Workshops Call for Submissions

WORKSHOPS CHAIRS:
Leon Watts, University of Bath, [log in to unmask]
Peter J Wild, University of Cambridge, [log in to unmask]

A workshop provides a valuable opportunity for a small group to meet
and engage in rich and interactive discussions about a topic of common
interest.  Workshop proposals may address any topic of interest to the
HCI community: basic research, applied research, new methodologies,
emerging application areas, tools, models, and design innovations.  We
expect a workshop topics to be sufficiently focused that, in
principle, it could serve as a step towards producing a special issue
of a journal.  If a topic area is mature enough to be taught as a
tutorial then it is unsuitable and we actively discourage simultaneous
submissions of the same topic as a workshop and tutorial.  Workshops
are expected to be able to attract between 5 and 20 participants.

We require all successful workshops to produce a poster that will be
then be displayed during the conference itself, to allow delegates to
benefit from the output of contributing workshops.

Workshops will happen on either the Tuesday before the conference or
the Saturday after the conference.

All those who take part in a workshop, including the workshop
organisers, will be required to pay the standard workshop fee.
Workshop participants are encouraged to attend the rest of the HCI2009
Conference, but this is not a requirement.

A new feature of HCI 2009 is the production of a third volume of
proceedings that will be issued on CD-ROM.  This volume will contain
the collected position papers / slides from the workshops, submitted
by the final position paper deadline.

Workshop proposals are reviewed informally against the following criteria:
1. Track record of the presenters
2. The relevance of the topic to the conference and HCI in general
3. The quality and feasibility of the workshop programme
4. The novelty of the topic - i.e. does it take HCI forward

Where appropriate additional reviewers are consulted for submissions
by HCI 2009 committee members.

Submission of a proposal via the HCI 2009 website must include:

1. A covering letter giving phone, email and address of the workshop's
primary contact; a 30-word summary; an explanation of the timeliness
and importance of the theme;, the way the workshop will be run
(emphasising any additional participant involvement or intended
product); the goals of the workshop, and the likely backgrounds of the
participants.

2. A two-page description of the workshop using the ACM template (link
below), containing a title, contact details for the coordinators, an
abstract, a description of the topic(s) and an account of the workshop
procedure.

3. A programme that sets out how the workshop will be run over its 8
hour duration (emphasising any additional participant involvement or
intended product); the goals of the workshop (including an explanation
of the relevance and timeliness of its topic), and the likely
backgrounds of those who would be sufficiently enthused in the topic
that they might wish to participate.

(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates)

FURTHER INFORMATION

Workshops will be held on Tuesday 1st and Saturday 5th September 2009

++Workshops Chairs++

Leon Watts, University of Bath, l.watts @ bath.ac.uk
Peter J Wild, University of Cambridge, peter.j.wild @ gmail.com

++Conference Chairs++
Alan Blackwell
Ken Wood

++HCI 2009 Website++
http://www.hci2009.org/

KEY DATES:
Submission: Thursday 5 March
Notification:   Friday 13 March
Position paper Notification:   Tuesday 12 May
Position paper final copy:   Monday 17 August

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