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CFP: HCI 2003: Designing for Society - Bath, UK, 8-12 Sept 2003

You are invited to participate in HCI 2003: Designing for Society,
the 17th annual HCI conference from the British HCI Group.

The full Call for Participation is on the website -
as html at

Submission categories and deadlines:
Full papers and tutorials: 7 February 2003
All other submissions: 9 May 2003

Notification of acceptance:
Full papers and tutorials: 25 March 2003
All other submissions: 10 June 2003

Camera ready submission for proceedings:
Full papers: 5 May 2003
Tutorials: 30 May 2003
All other submissions: 27 June 2003

Conference Overview:
As advances in computing and communications technologies extend the
human-computer interface beyond the desktop and into our clothes,
streets and buildings, mobile and pervasive applications provide
exciting challenges and opportunities for all of us.

How do we design for usability when human-computer interaction is
dispersed and interwoven throughout our environment? How do we
interact successfully with and through devices and networks with
many form factors? How do we design these applications, devices
and networks? How do we manage the intellectual, commercial and
social benefits and impacts of pervasive technologies? How can
we understand and account for the web of influences amongst
society, environment and technology?

Under the theme of Designing for Society, the HCI 2003 conference
provides a forum for you to tackle these and many related issues.
The conference includes an exciting range of presentations,
panels, workshops, tutorials, interactive demonstrations and
opportunities to interact with fellow researchers, practitioners,
educators and users.

Conference Themes
The conference theme of Designing for Society is reflected in a range
of issues. Mobile and pervasive computing and communications
technologies are driving the expansion of human-computer interaction
from the office desktop environment to our homes, our pockets and our
streets. But are these developments reaching throughout society?
Relevant issues include
designing for accessibility by different social groups, by users
with disabilities, and by different age groups, including the very
young and very old.
E-government will play a crucial symbiotic role in many of these
developments. Similarly, industry has a critical role. Pervasive
computing and communications systems will continue to be developed and
rolled out largely by commercial companies. It is crucial both to
their commercial success and to society's wider use of these systems
that business models identify the 'killer apps', the interactive
applications that will provide clear benefits to many kinds of user.
In turn, sound HCI design will underpin the usability and success of
the applications, technologies and business models. HCI 2003:Designing
for Society will help us to consolidate and to advance the state of the
art in HCI design.

Conference Topics
Submissions on all areas of HCI are invited, but we strongly encourage
submissions addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by our
theme "Designing for Society". Relevant topic areas include, but are not
limited to:

Mobile usability;
Pervasive computing;
Interaction techniques on the street;
Widening access to technologies;
Users with special needs;
Designing for different age groups;
Business models for mobile systems;
Designing across cultures and societies;
HCI and other professional communities.

In addition, contributions that advance the theory or practice of any
aspect of HCI are welcomed.

The British HCI Conference Series HCI 2003 is the 17th Annual Conference
of the British HCI Group, a specialist group of the British Computer
Society. Established in 1985,the conference has become the premier
annual conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Europe. Attracting
hundreds of researchers and practitioners from over twenty countries,
its published proceedings (The People & Computers series) form an
important part of the archive of HCI research.
The HCI conference has always addressed the needs of practitioners and
researchers through a balance of conference activities. Each annual
conference has a theme, but submissions on any HCI topic are always