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Call for Papers In Honour of Brian Shackel (1927-2007)

A Call for Celebration (as well as for Papers)

In the beginning, there was Brian Shackel. Was that beginning his 
early paper in Ergonomics (1959) that modestly described a technique 
for evaluating interactions between computers and humans? Or was it 
the founding 10 years later of the HUSAT Research Centre at 
Loughborough, to become the largest HCI research firm and consultancy 
in Europe? Or was it when he was the Foundation Chair of the IFIP 
Technical Committee 13 (IFIP TC 13), Human-Computer Interaction?

Whichever, it was sufficient for IFIP TC 13 to honour him by naming 
its award for the best paper at its semi-annual INTERACT conferences 
the ''Brian Shackel Award''. And, it is more than sufficient to 
prompt Interacting with Computers (IwC) to highlight his work by 
publishing a special issue in his honour.

This is a call for the celebration that will be that special issue. 
As the flagship publication in the UK and in Europe for the 
discipline, IwC invites proposals for an unusual journal number. That 
issue, to be published early in 2008, will include several of 
Professor Shackel's seminal papers. More than a ''Shackel reader'', 
however, it also will feature commentaries about the technical and 
social significance of each of these papers - at the time of 
publication and in the light of history.

This message is a dual call.
First, the General Editorial and Management Board (GEMB) invite 
everyone in the discipline to nominate their favoured Brian Shackel 
papers for consideration. The journal's GEMB and its three Special 
Editorial Boards will rank the nominations, selecting about six for 
republication (rights permitting). All nominations should include 
full bibliographic details.

Secondly, the GEMB invites prominent researchers and practitioners in 
the discipline to self-nominate as ''Special Paper Editors''. They 
will be responsible for soliciting, vetting and organising the brief 
commentaries about each of Professor Shackel's papers. The 
commentaries plus Special Editors' Introductions will be published 
alongside the referenced papers.

Paper nominations and special paper editor self-nominations should be 
sent to IwC special issue co-editor Donald Day 
([log in to unmask], the middle character is a lower-case 
letter ''L''). The deadline for paper nominations and special paper 
statements is December 1, 2007.

Dianne Murray,Gitte Lindgaard, Donald Day, Jan Noyes
Editors, Interacting with Computers (

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