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CALL FOR PAPERS

32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018)
2-6 July, 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland

http://hci2018.bcs.org<http://hci2018.bcs.org/> twitter: @HCI_2018

 *** Due date for all paper submissions: 31 March, 2018 ***

Keynote speakers
Professor Min Chen, University of Oxford, “The Value of Interaction in Data Intelligence”
Professor Ann Blandford, University College London, “Designing for SPECIal People: The Role of HCI in Delivering Digital Health Technologies that are Usable, Useful and Used”
Professor Mike McTear, University of Granada/Ulster University, “Chatbots as A New Interface to Smart Devices: Issues and Challenges”
Professor Lynne Hall, University of Sunderland, “Rethinking User Experience Evaluation: From the Dull to the Sublime”
Professor Paul Mc Kevitt, Ulster University “Waiting for Human-Computer Empathy (HCE)…”
Dr Gary McKeown (workshop keynote), Queens University “Empathic Communication in the Human Machine Interface…”

Industry track
We have an industry track with talks from Google, IBM, Spotify, BBC and many other industry talks. http://hci2018.bcs.org/index.php/industry-track/

Workshops
There are currently 2 workshops - one workshop entitled Affective Computing and one workshop entitled Human Centered Design for Intelligent Environments. More workshops to some.

Masterclass on chatbot design and development - http://hci2018.bcs.org/index.php/programme/masterclass-chatbot-design-and-development/

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submissions need to use the Microsoft word eWiC template (the eWiC template can be downloaded online at the following URL: http://ewic.bcs.org/category/15364). Your paper should then be submitted using EasyChair by clicking on the following URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bhci2018. You should submit a PDF and the source file of your paper (in .doc or .docx format [Microsoft word]). You are also required to upload a ‘License to Publish’ PDF which you can download here - http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/ewic-licence.pdf

All submissions should be written in English. Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings in the ACM digital library and by the British Computer Society. As with previous years, we are looking for selected papers to be invited as extended papers for journals such as the Interacting with Computers Journal (5-year IF = 2.032, IF=1.4).

We invite paper submissions to a number of categories:

Full Papers (up to 10 pages excluding references): Will involve an oral presentation at main conference. These are papers that will feature as a presentation in the main conference, allowing presenters to expose their work to delegates.

Position Papers (2 to 4 pages excluding references): Will involve a poster or oral presentation at main conference. These are papers that make a statement, a reflection or a new paradigm or concept in human computer interaction. They may also include prospective or much needed studies, or indeed the ambition of a discipline or newly funded project.

Work-in-Progress Papers (2 to 4 pages excluding references): Will involve a poster at main conference. These are papers that present projects that are work-in-progress, for example, early results.

Doctoral Consortium Papers (up to 6 pages excluding references): Will involve an oral presentation at the doctoral consortium. These papers will be presented at the doctoral consortium on Monday 2 July 2018.

Workshop Papers (up to 4 pages excluding references): Will involve an oral presentation at a relevant workshop. These papers will be presented at a workshop on Tuesday 3 July 2018. Currently, there are 2 workshops - one workshop entitled Affective Computing and one workshop entitled Human Centered Design for Intelligent Environments. If you would like to organise a workshop then please email Dr Raymond Bond ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) along with your workshop title and a short 200-300 word outline.

Interactions Gallery Papers (2 to 4 pages excluding references): Will involve a demonstration of the prototype at the main conference. These papers involve a brief description of a prototype, an interactive technology or user interface that the author wishes to demonstrate during the break times at the main conference (4-6 July 2018). This allows for networking and feedback. If there are any specific requirements for your demonstration (e.g. power etc.) please inform the programme chairs and we can accommodate.

Industry track (paper should be up to 2 pages excluding references): Will involve an oral presentation at the main conference. Authors will present their paper at the industry track which will take place on Thursday 5 July 2018. These papers are a maximum of 2 pages. These papers are primarily for practitioners working in industry.


IMPORTANT DATES
Due date for all paper submissions: 31 March 2018, 5pm (UK time)

Notification and feedback: 30 April 2018

Camera-ready versions submitted: 15 May 2018, 5pm (UK time)

Early bird conference registration deadline: 31 May 2018


CONFERENCE OUTLINE AT A GLANCE

Monday 2 July 2018: Doctoral consortium

Tuesday 3 July 2018: Workshops

Wednesday 4-6 July 2018: Main conference


LOCATION AND VENUE:
The conference will take place at Church House, an awe inspiring building at the heart of Belfast city centre, and will be hosted by Ulster University. The venue is in close proximity to the historic Crown Bar, the Belfast City Hall and the Europa Hotel. Have you heard of C.S. Lewis (author), George Best (Footballer), Seamus Heaney (Poet), Rory McIlroy (Golfer), Liam Neeson (Actor), Geraldine Hughes (Actor), or maybe Lord Kelvin (physicist)? These are just a few of the well known figures born in Northern Ireland. And did you know, the ‘Game of Thrones’ is filmed in Northern Ireland – why not take the tour? If you’re interested in ship building, you can visit the world’s largest Titanic attraction (http://titanicbelfast.com). Belfast is well connected with 2 airports, and given the conference venue is located in the city centre, the attractions and facilities are within walking distance. See www.visitbelfast.com<http://www.visitbelfast.com> for more information.

POSTER: Please print and pin the following ‘Save the Date’ poster onto your you notice boards :-)  www.tinyurl.com/HCISaveTheDate<http://www.tinyurl.com/HCISaveTheDate>

Thanks to our sponsors:
Visit Belfast, Belfast City Council, HeartSine Technologies, Kainos, Public Health Agency Research & Development, C-TRIC, Ulster University, Oxford University Press, CoreSystems, Rapid7, MIDAS and Interaction Design Foundation.


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