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HCI 2005 workshop programme
Napier University
Edinburgh, UK
5-9 September 2005

We are pleased to announce a wide and varied workshops program at HCI
2005.  We have 11 workshops ranging from theory to computer games
testing methods.  This year HCI 2005 also incorporates the Engagability
and Design conference, run by John Knight, and as usual we are hosting
the Bi-annual HCI educators workshop.

A 1-Day Workshop costs 75 and the 2-Day Workshop is 125

There is no compulsion ot attend the main conference for workshop
attendees, however we would encourage the attendance of HCI 2005 by
all.  There are  four high-profile keynotes: Ted Nelson (Oxford
Internet Institute), Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft Research) and Alistair
Sutcliffe (UMIST), and Pippa Dunn (Orange).

Peter J Wild and Paul Cairns
The HCI 2005 Workshop Chairs.


Title: W2: Commercial uses of eyetracking
Authors: Natalie Webb, Tony Renshaw
Room: 2/09

Date: Monday 05/09/2005 09:30

Position papers should be submitted by 15th June to both workshop
co-ordinators, acceptance to workshop will be given by 1st July.

Description: This workshop is aimed at sharing and defining best
practice, ideas and unanswered questions on the use of eyetracking as
applied to commercial UCD. Both practitioners and academics are

The full workshop description is available at

The workshop website is at

Title: W3: Ecological Validity and Behavioural Measures in the
Usability Testing of New Applications (2 days)
Authors: Gitte Lindgaard, Bruce Tsuji, Shamima Khan
Room: 3/08

Date: Monday 05/09/2005 09:30

Description: This workshop will help you identify ecologically valid
usability test methods, measures, and procedures for your applications
and products while "cloaking" key details to ensure confidentiality
and keep secrets.

The full workshop description is available at

Title: W4: Understanding and Designing for Aesthetic Experience
Authors: Luigina Ciolfi, Michael Cooke, Olav Bertelsen, Liam Bannon
Room: 3/07

Date: Monday 05/09/2005 09:30
Position  papers (max 5 pages) due: 14th June 2005 (email to:
[log in to unmask]; or  [log in to unmask])
Notification of acceptance: 24th June  2005

Description: This workshop will discuss conceptual and methodological
tools for studying aesthetic aspects of human experience of
technology. Participants will present and discuss examples of work
dealing with aesthetic issues around the design of technology, and
will be involved in small group sessions focused on outstanding issues
around this topic.

The full workshop description is available at

Title: W5: Improving and Assessing Pen-Based Input Techniques
Authors: Janet Read, Phil Gray
Room: 3/04
Date: Monday 05/09/2005 09:30

There are two deadlines for contributions. The first deadline is 27th
June; the second is 15th August. Authors submitting to the first
deadline will be informed of acceptance by 8th July, allowing them to
take advantage of early bird rates for the conference. The later
submissions will hear by 22nd August.

Description: This workshop focuses on pen-based input and will cover
the handling of rich input streams including free text, drawings,
etc.; reading pen-generated input; interactive error repair
techniques; and evaluation methods.

The full workshop description is available at

Title: W6: Not more problems! New challenges for usability evaluation 
Authors: Suzette Keith, Mark Springett, Serengul Smith-Atakan
Room: 3/06

Date: Monday 05/09/2005 09:30

Final date for submission15 June 2005
Notification and acceptance 1 July 2005

Description: This workshop sets out to explore the wider challenges of
usability evaluation methods to examine contextual factors affecting
usability including universal access.

The full workshop description is available at

Title: HEW: HCI Educators Workshop - Beyond the Rhetoric

Authors: Janet Read

Room: 1/10

Date: Tuesday 06/09/2005 09:30

Description: Recent HCI Educators workshops have focussed on the
impact of external frameworks and guidelines on the HCI curriculum.
This workshop will continue these discussions, looking at the Skills
Framework for the Information Age, as well as the BCS accreditation
requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate HCI courses and for
skills training in the workplace. This workshop aims to provide a
meeting place for educators mapping out a research and activity agenda
for common concerns.

Topics of interest include - the value of HCI to students, industry
and society; measuring, assessing and recording professionalism in
HCI; the existence or otherwise of a core curriculum for HCI; the
relationship between HCI, multimedia and Interaction Design and a
consideration of how HCI has changed in the last 20 years and how it
might look 20 years from now

The workshop will be supported by a dedicated website (hosted by the
HE Academy) and will result in the production of a number of posters
for the conference attendees.

Title: IDEC 2005: International Engagability and Design Conference
(HCI Guest Conference)

Authors: John Knight
Room: 1/06
Date: Tuesday 06/09/2005 09:30

 Description: IDEC 2005 welcomes theoretical, empirical papers and
interactive user experiences dealing with any aspects of engaging
designs, products and services. IDEC 2005 will bring together
academics, researchers, designers and companies interested in engaging
products, services and designs. With case studies, theoretical papers
and interactive user experiences, the conference programme is designed
to create a lively atmosphere, as at the first year of the conference.

The content of this one-day conference celebrates designing for
engagement. The themes of the conference are, but not limited to

 1. Sensory perception of products
 2. Object-user relationship
 3. Design methods and research
 4. Narrative and flow
 5. Engaging excluded user groups
 6. Engagability and product lifecycle
 7. Design for the senses
 8. Aesthetics and value
 9. Community and inclusion
 10. Design for collaboration
 11. Post-modernity and technology

Submissions should be emailed to [log in to unmask] The fee for
registering for the conference is only 75. For further information,
please contact John Knight, Director at User-Lab, on +44 (0) 121 331

Important dates
  * Long Papers - 5000-word (maximum) paper submission deadline: 25th July
  * Short Papers - 3000-word (maximum) paper submission deadline: 25th July
  * Posters - 300-word description submission deadline: 25th July
  * Interactive user experiences - 300-word description submission
deadline: 25th July

Title: W10: Human - Animated Characters Interaction
Authors: Daniela Romano, Lynne Hall, Ruth Aylett
Room: 3/04

Date: Tuesday 06/09/2005 09:30
Submission Deadline: 20th May 2005

Description: This workshop brings together multidisciplinary
researchers to investigate human interaction with animated characters,
exploring how social interaction and user engagement can be

for further details see

Title: W11: Games testing methodologies and their impact on actionable
user requirements
Authors: Geanbry Demming, Jamie Gerig
Room: 3/06

Date: Tuesday 06/09/2005 09:30

Description: Aimed at those with an interest in gaming to explore
approaches to gathering requirements across the three gaming elements
Interaction, Visual and Audio, and how these approaches vary across

Title: W7: Design and Performance
Authors: Catriona Macaulay, Chris Hand, Morna Simpson, Jon Rogers
Room: 2/07

Date: Tuesday 06/09/2005 09:30

Description: This workshop will bring together a diverse range of
participants to exchange experiences of performance in design
activity, and to develop an agenda for future research in this
emerging field

Title: W8: The Role of Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction
Authors: Christian Peter, Gerred Blyth
Room: 2/09

Date: Tuesday 06/09/2005 09:30

Submit your position paper/demo description (about 800 words) to
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Deadline: 01 June 2005

Description: Discuss about where, how, and to which extend emotions
are involved in HCI, how to exploit them, which value they might bring
in, and wider implications for the HCI community.

The full workshop description is available at

Title: W9: Lost-or liberated?-without theory
Authors: Jan Gulliksen, Inger Boivie, Liam Bannon, Lidia Oshlyansky,
Harold Thimbleby
Room: 3/07
Date: Tuesday 06/09/2005 09:30

Position paper deadline:  15th June 2005
Notification of acceptance: 1st July 2005.

Description: What is your conceptual framework, your theory or method?
Why is your work valid? This workshop addresses these questions and
related problems facing all researchers within HCI, and their

The full workshop description is available at

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