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Call for participation: CHI 2003 Development Consortium on Mass Communication
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Sunday 6 and Monday 7 April 2003
Fort Lauderdale, Fl, USA
Submission deadline: Friday 3 January 2003

Background
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Mass Communication is, along with e-learning and emotion, is a special area of focus for CHI 2003.

The Internet will clearly enable the transformation of publishing, broadcasting and other forms of mass interaction. In the past the players in these arenas have been technology-driven, ignoring the requirements and context of use of viewers and readers. Today we find a lack of imagination and innovation in forms of mass communication. If HCI can contribute to the future of mass communication where should it focus and how it can make a difference?

Submissions are being invited from people working in all areas of publishing and broadcasting, for information vendors and telecommunications companies, as well as commentators, analysts, and HCI practitioners. The deadline for submissions is Friday 3 January.

Review Criteria
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The CHI 2003 Development Consortium organising committee will select participants based on the relevance of their submissions to the theme and their anticipated contribution to the Consortium goals.

Authors of accepted papers would be invited to present their paper at, and take part in, the two-day Development Consortium, along with 10-15 others.

Participants in the Consortium may receive partial reimbursement of travel expenses and hotel accommodation.

Preparing Submissions: Format and Requirements
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A Development Consortium submission has two parts: an extended abstract and a proposal. Prepare your submission as a single PDF file and send it by email to the Send To address shown. If you cannot prepare an electronic PDF file, please contact us.

Upon Acceptance
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All Consortium applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection in late January 2003.

Further Information
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http://www.chi2003.org/development_consortium.html

If you have any questions please feel free contact us. We are keen to discuss this initiative as widely as possible and learn about your concerns and interests.

Nico Macdonald <[log in to unmask]>
Co-chair of Development Consortium, CHI 2003
Fort Lauderdale, April 5-10, 2003
http://www.CHIPlace.org/people/show-profile.jsp?id=138
Based in London

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