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Marco Winckler <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:19:19 +0100
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(call for papers)

ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

15-17 July 2009
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


EICS (the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing
Systems) is a new international conference devoted to all aspects of the
engineering of usable and effective interactive computing systems,
ranging from traditional workstation-based interactive systems to those
involving new and emerging modalities (e.g. gesture), applications (e.g.
mobile and ubiquitous games) and development methods (e.g. extreme

EICS focuses on tools, techniques and methods for designing and
developing interactive systems. EICS brings together people who study or
practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from the HCI,
Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, CSCW, Ubiquitous /
Pervasive Systems and Game Development communities.

EICS is the continuation of the successful EHCI (Engineering of Human
Computer Interaction) series of conferences sponsored by IFIP Working
Group 2.7/13.4. In addition, EICS 2009 will incorporate the 16th
International Workshop on the Design, Specification and Verification of
Interactive Systems (DSV-IS).


Submissions to the conference are invited that address some aspect of
the engineering of human-computer interactive systems. Possible topics
include but are not limited to:
* interaction/interactive systems modelling
* development processes for interactive systems engineering
* integration of interaction design into the software development process
* specification of interactive systems
* requirements engineering for interactive systems
* user interface prototyping
* user interface development support (including design, implementation,
* software architectures for interactive systems
* evaluation/testing of user interfaces
* end-user programming of interactive systems
* dynamic generation/composition of interactive systems.

Submissions are particularly welcome that address one of the following
themes within the context of the above topics:
* the relationship of agile development methods and techniques to the
engineering of interactive systems
* the challenges of:
   - new and emerging interaction techniques and technologies such as
gestural input and mobile or context-sensitive interaction
   - modern applications such as social networking, peer-to-peer mobile
gaming or web 2.0
   - distributed and international development teams
   - better ways of designing or developing conventional interactive


Submissions may be in one of the following categories:

* RESEARCH PAPER: This should present a substantial and rigorously
executed piece of research including validation of results.

* PRACTICE & EXPERIENCE REPORT: This is designed to provide an
opportunity for those who develop interactive systems to describe good
(and bad) practices and/or to present practical evaluations of methods,
techniques and tools.

* LATE BREAKING RESULTS: This should provide a short report on relevant
work in progress. The conference programme committee will decide if
accepted submissions are to be presented as a short talk or as a poster.
It is important to note that late breaking results should be submitted
as camera-ready papers.

* DEMONSTRATIONS: A demonstration of a design or development tool or

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM SIGCHI proceedings of
EICS 2009 as well as in the ACM Digital Library.


All categories except late breaking results:
* Deadline for submission: 25 February 2009
* Authors' notification: 1 April 2009
* Camera-ready papers: 1 May 2009

Late breaking results (camera-ready papers):
* Deadline for submission: 17 April 2009
* Authors' notification: 1 May 2009


All submissions must be carefully anonymized. Attention must be paid to
references (e.g. never write "In our previous work [3]").
Confidentiality will be maintained during the review process.

All submissions must be prepared according to the standard SIGCHI
publications format ([]). The maximum length is:

* 10 pages for research papers and practice and experience reports
* 6 pages for late breaking results and demonstrations.

Videos can be provided as a supplement to any submission and are
strongly encouraged in the case of demonstrations. Videos should be no
more than 5 minutes in length and 50 MB in size; they should be playable
on standard PC or Macintosh computers.

Submission should be made via the EICS 2009 conference management system
( The system will be open for
submissions from 12 January 2009.

PS. Apologizes for cross-posting.

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