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Second announcement and call for particition
(upcoming deadline April 5, 2004)

The Third Nordic Conference on
Human-Computer Interaction
Tampere, Finland, October 23-27, 2004

NordiCHI 2004

Interaction and innovation

NordiCHI is the main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research.
NordiCHI is the meeting place for researchers from academia and industry,
designers, practitioners, educators and others from a broad range of
traditions and communities; therefore the conference takes HCI in the
non-limited sense of research and practice addressing the design and use of
interactive technology.

NordiCHI is biannual. The conference is a joint effort supported by the
Nordic HCI organisations as well as international partners. The first
conference, NordiCHI 2000, was organised by STIMDI, and took place in
Stockholm, Sweden, October 2000. NordiCHI 2002 was hosted by Centre for
Human-Machine Interaction, University of Aarhus, Denmark, in cooperation
with NordiCHI 2004 is hosted by University of Tampere, Finland,
in cooperation with SIGCHI Finland.

The backbone of the conference is the technical programme in which a
limited number of refereed papers, meeting international standards, will be
accepted. NordiCHI 2004 also invites good quality short papers to generate
and sustain interactive cooperation among the conference participants, and
to stimulate dissemination of late-breaking results.

Traditionally, Nordic perspectives on HCI emphasise topics such as:
technology in use, integration of design and use, exploratory design
activities, and inter-disciplinary approaches to HCI. This tradition
originates in the Nordic openness to new approaches and divergent ideas in
the development of new concepts and practices for the future. NordiCHI is
the meeting place for tradition and new directions.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

    * Co-operative design, design cases, and innovation
    * Information technology in everyday life
    * New interaction techniques and devices
    * Models of interaction
    * Information visualisation
    * Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
    * Artistic and aesthetic approaches to HCI
    * Cooperative activities mediated by technology
    * Studies of work and technology
    * User-centered design
    * Accessibility
    * Interfaces supporting learning

Important dates
April 5, 2004: Deadline for submission of full papers, panels, workshops,
and tutorials.

June 20, 2004: Deadline for short papers, demonstrations, and doctoral

August 31, 2004: Early registration deadline

October 23-24, 2004: Workshops, tutorials, and doctoral consortium in Tampere

October 25-27, 2004: Paper presentations, panels, and posters, in Tampere.

NordiCHI 2004 invites innovative and exploratory papers meeting the highest
international standards. We welcome papers attempting to move the field
forward, promoting new techniques, methods, tools and theories. NordiCHI
aims to be multidisciplinary.

Papers describing original work on HCI related topics are solicited. Papers
should make clear the novel aspects of the work they present and their
contribution to the development of the theory and practice of the field(s).

Empirical studies of work should stress their relevance to design.
Applications papers should stress their contribution to concepts and
theories in HCI. Papers addressing novel techniques and technologies should
clearly identify the relevance and importance to HCI.

Full papers report original work, which has not been previously published.
The contribution should be made clear in the paper and in its abstract.
Papers making one clear, significant contribution are more likely to be
accepted than papers making several lesser contributions. The paper must
identify and cite published work relevant to the paper topic. It should
explain how the presented work  has built on previous contributions, and
should indicate where and  why novel approaches have been adopted.

NordiCHI 2004 is an international conference and contributions are welcomed
from all parts of the world. The official written and spoken language of
the conference is English.

All submissions will be reviewed by an international panel of HCI experts.

Submissions must be complete papers. Papers may be up to 10 pages formatted
according to the ACM template (as available at
Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format through the website.

Submission deadline for papers: April 5, 2004.

The NordiCHI 2004 conference welcomes suggestions for panels contributing
to the further development of HCI as a specifically Nordic field of
research and practice.

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Deadline for panel proposals: April 5, 2004.

Workshops offer an informal environment for focused group discussion around
work in progress or new areas of research and practice. NordiCHI 2004
invites workshop proposals in old and new topics related to HCI.

If you are interested in organising a full or half-day workshop, please
email a short proposal (up to 1000 words) to [log in to unmask]

The proposal should detail:

- Title and duration
- Expected number, balance and selection of participants
- Workshop theme and goals
- Outcomes of the workshop
- Relevance to the field
- Intended audience
- Description of activities planned
- Needed facilities
- Organisers' names and backgrounds

For further information, please contact the workshops chair
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Deadline for workshop proposals: April 5, 2004.

Tutorials offer a small number of participants the opportunity to learn
about specific concepts, methods and techniques from recognised experts.
Tutorials may be for half-day or full day sessions. NordiCHI 2004 invites
tutorials experimenting with new forms of instruction, innovative
perspectives and the use of new disciplines in a HCI context.

Proposals for full or half-day tutorials should detail

- Title and duration
- Intended audience
- Theme and goals
- Description of activities planned
- Prior experiences and evaluations of the tutorial.
- Needed facilities
- Organisers' names and backgrounds

In general, NordiCHI 2004 will cover reasonable travel and housing expenses
and registration fee one instructor per tutorial; provided that a
sufficient number of participants sign up.

Tutorial proposals should be emailed to [log in to unmask]

Deadline for tutorial proposals: April 5, 2004.

Short papers
Short papers may address any area of human-computer interaction.
Submissions should report original work which has not been published
previously. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate work in progress and
late-breaking research results that show the latest innovative ideas.

Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations
should be included. Summaries of wider findings or reduced versions of
published papers are not suitable for the short paper submission category.

A short paper is an ideal format for conveying industrial and practical
experience to the community. Accordingly, we invite experiences from
specific design cases, reports on how specific methods are applied and
modified in practice, etc. We also invite presentation of ongoing work and
preliminary results, by experienced academics as well as young researchers.

Short papers are presented by means of short talks or interactive posters
during the conference. NordiCHI 2004's emphasis on direct interaction and
networking makes posters the general presentation format for design
processes, products and other experiences, organisational overviews, and
late breaking results. Within this basic form, we encourage experimentation
e.g. posters evolving as the audience interact with them.

All submissions will be reviewed by an international panel of HCI experts.

Submissions must be complete. Short papers may be up to 4 pages formatted
according to the ACM template (as available at
Submission should be made electronically in PDF format through the
web-site. The authors are required to suggest their preferred method of
presentation (short talk or internactive poster).

Submission deadline for short papers: June 20, 2004.

Demonstrations give participants the possibility of showing and viewing
new, interesting, and novel ideas in human-computer interaction concepts
and technology.

Submitters of papers presenting interactive artefacts are particularly
encouraged to also submit a demonstration proposal. We also encourage the
presentation of novel commercial products.

A demonstration proposal is composed of three parts

- A short description of the system, max 2 pages, conforming to the
NordiCHI 2004 short paper format. To be printed in the proceedings if

- A one page exhibition plan, describing how the working system is going to
be demonstrated at the conference, including spatial and other

- (Optionally) a video file presenting the working system.

The short paper, the exhibition plan, and the optional video file should be
submitted via the conference web site.

Please observe that the presenters must supply all equipment necessary for
the exhibition. Power and limited Internet access will be available.

The working system will be highlighted during the demo session at the

Submission deadline for demonstrations: June 20, 2004.

Printed proceedings (ACM press) will be available at the conference to
ensure optimal interaction around the presented works.

The proceedings will be included in the ACM digital library to ensure
optimal distribution of the accepted papers.

Electronic submission and Format
All submissions of papers, short papers, demonstrations should be made
electronically through the web-site. The submissions must be formatted
according to the ACM SIG template (as available at

Doctoral Consortium (October 24, 2004)
Graduate students within different areas of human-computer interaction are
invited to take part in the Doctoral Consortium at NordiCHI 2004. This will
be the place where lively and useful discussions enable students to receive
suggestions about their on-going research and allow more experienced
participants to encounter some fresh ideas and view some of the new trends
in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to
discuss their research both with other students and with leading experts
within the field. The consortium will take the form of a workshop where
established HCI scholars take active part as discussants. The purpose is
for students to receive constructive feedback on their thesis work so far,
get advice about future developments, and share ideas and experiences with
students in related areas.

Participants should have advanced beyond the introductory stage in their
thesis work, and be actively engaged in the exploration of an HCI topic.
The research areas covered by the DC are the same as the NordiCHI
conference generally. Students may come from different academic subjects or
disciplines, such as interaction design, computer science, cognitive
science, and sociology.

To apply, please submit a proposal of at most 3 pages, including abstract
and references. Also, a short biographical note describing the applicant's
background should be enclosed. The proposal should include a description of
the research problem, the theoretical background and approach chosen, and
the work performed so far. The proposals will be evaluated by a review
committee.  Approximately 8 participants will be selected to give a short
presentation of their research topic, followed by a discussion within the
group of students and experts.

Submissions should be sent by email to [log in to unmask], preferably in
PDF format.

Deadline for applications: June 20, 2004.

Student Volunteers
Being a student volunteer is a great way for young researchers to establish
a network. Further information on how to sign up to be a student volunteer
will be available at by March 2004.

Programme committee

Professor Kari-Jouko Räihä, University of Tampere, Finland,
Professor Scott MacKenzie, York University, Canada

BALAKRISHNAN Ravin, Canada, University of Toronto
BERTELSEN Olav, Denmark, University of Aarhus
BØDKER Susanne, Denmark, University of Aarhus
CLATWORTHY Simon, Norway, Oslo School of Architecture
EKKER Knut, Norway, Nord-Trøndelag College, Steinkjer
GULLIKSEN Jan, Sweden, Uppsala University
HANSEN John Paulin, Denmark, IT University of Copenhagen
HARNING Morten Borup, Denmark, Dialogical
HELGESON Bo, Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology
HERTZUM Morten, Denmark, Roskilde University
HOLMQUIST Lars-Erik, Sweden, Victoria Institute
HORNBAEK Kasper, Denmark, University of Copenhagen
HVANNBERG Ebba Thora, Iceland, University of Iceland
HÖÖK Kristina, Sweden, IT University in Kista
ISOKOSKI Poika, Finland, University of Tampere
JANLERT Lars-Erik, Sweden, Umeå University
JOKELA Timo, Finland, University of Oulu
KAASINEN Eija, Finland, VTT Information Technology
KEINONEN Turkka, Finland, University of Art and Design Helsinki
KONSTAN, Joseph A., USA, University of Minnesota
KORHONEN Panu, Finland, Nokia Research Center
LANTZ Ann, Sweden, Royal Institute of Technology
LÁRUSDÓTTIR Marta Kristín, Iceland, Reykjavik University
LEVONEN Jarmo, Finland, University of Tampere
MACKAY Wendy, France, I.N.R.I.A.
MACKENZIE Scott, Canada, York University
MORCH Anders, Norway, University of Oslo
MORGAN Konrad, Norway, University of Bergen
NIEMINEN Marko, Finland, Helsinki University of Technology
NIGAY Laurence, France, University of Grenoble
RAISAMO Roope, Finland, University of Tampere
READ Janet, England, University of Central Lancashire
RÄIHÄ Kari-Jouko, Finland, University of Tampere
SIIRTOLA Harri, Finland, University of Tampere
SILFVERBERG Miika, Finland, Nokia Research Center
SURAKKA Veikko, Finland, University of Tampere
SVANÆS Dag, Norway, University of Science and Technology
TRÆTTEBERG Hallvard, Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
TREMAINE, Marilyn, USA, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Organising committee

* Conference chair: Roope Raisamo, University of Tampere, Finland
* Program chairs: Scott MacKenzie, York University, Canada
                 & Kari-Jouko Räihä, University of Tampere, Finland
* Coordinator: Tiina Järvinen, University of Tampere, Finland
* Short paper & poster chair: Veikko Surakka, University of Tampere, Finland
* Tutorial chair: Eeva Pilke, UIAH, Finland.
* Workshop chair: Marko Nieminen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
* Computing and AV chair: Teppo Kuusisto, University of Tampere, Finland
* Website: Sanna Säynäjäkangas, University of Tampere, Finland
* Electronic submission chairs: Jori Mäntysalo and Markku Turunen,
                                 University of Tampere, Finland
* Proceedings chair: Aulikki Hyrskykari, University of Tampere, Finland
* Registration & arrangements chairs: Stina Boedeker and Tiina Järvinen,
                                 University of Tampere, Finland
* Social program chair: Harri Siirtola, University of Tampere, Finland
* Sponsor and exhibit chair: Marja Heinonen, University of Tampere, Finland
* Treasurer: Tiina Järvinen, University of Tampere, Finland
* Student volunteer chair: Suvi Melakoski-Vistbacka,
                            Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Call for sponsors
The success of NordiCHI 2004 is highly dependent on the support of local
and international sponsors. A sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to
expose your company or organisation as a leading name in HCI and IT. In
addition to general sponsorships NordiCHI 2004 has a limited number of
slots for hospitality receptions and sponsored events.

Companies and organisations interested in sponsoring NordiCHI 2004 are
invited to contact the sponsor chair ([log in to unmask]).

Academic Sponsors
ACM/SIGCHI, IFIP TC13 (pending) and the Nordic HCI organisations (pending).
Main sponsor: University of Tampere, Finland.

Mailing List
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conference mailing list, by sending a message containing only the word
"subscribe" (no quotes) to [log in to unmask]

Contact Information

NordiCHI 2004 Chair:
   Prof. Roope Raisamo
   Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction
   Department of Computer Sciences
   FIN-33014 University of Tampere, Finland

NordiCHI 2004 Coordinator:
   Ms. Tiina Järvinen
   Hypermedia laboratory
   FIN-33014 University of Tampere, Finland

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