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"Olav W. Bertelsen" <[log in to unmask]>
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First announcement and call for papers

The Second Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

NordiCHI 2002

Tradition and Transcendence

Aarhus, Denmark, October 19-23, 2002

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Welcome to NordiCHI 2002
NordiCHI is the main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research.
NordiCHI is the meeting place for researchers from academia and industry,
de-signers, 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 a biannual conference initiated and hosted by STIMDI in year
2000. The conference is a joint effort supported by the Nordic HCI
organisations as well as international partners. NordiCHI 2002 is hosted by
Centre for Human-Machine Interaction, University of Aarhus.

The core of the conference is the technical programme in which a limited
number of quality papers, meeting international standards, will be
accepted. NordiCHI 2002 also invites good quality interactive presentations
(see below), to generate and sustain interactive cooperation among the
conference partici-pants, and to stimulate dissemination of new 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. Architecture,
pedagogy, political action, fine arts, industrial design, dada; the
potential list is endless and ought to be growing in the present situation
when information technology is diversified and pervades still wider parts
of our lives. NordiCHI is the meeting place for tradition and new

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

-- Co-operative design.
-- Information technology in everyday life.
-- Design and innovation.
-- New interaction techniques and devices.
-- Visualisation.
-- Ubiquitous, pervasive and mobile interfaces.
-- End-user programming.
-- Studies of design-oriented knowledge production.
-- Artistic approaches.
-- Cooperative activities mediated by technology.
-- The aesthetics of HCI.
-- Design Cases.
-- Studies of work and technology.
-- Accessibility.

Submission deadlines
-- March 1, 2002:  Papers, workshop, and tutorials.
-- August 1, 2002: interactive presentations, interactive artefacts,
                   and aesthetic artefacts.

NordiCHI 2002 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, combining and truly integrating the social,
the technical, the aesthetic, etc.

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 ad-dressing novel techniques and technologies
should clearly identify the relevance and importance to HCI.

NordiCHI 2002 aims to ensure international publication of the accepted papers.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2002.
Information on format and submission method on


The NordiCHI 2002 conference welcomes suggestions for panels and other
plenary sessions contributing to the further development of HCI as a
specifically Nordic field of research and practice.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2002.
Information on format and submission method on

Workshops offer an informal environment for focused group discussion around
work in progress or new areas of research and practice. NordiCHI 2002
invites work-shop proposals in old and new topics related to HCI.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2002.
Information on format and submission method on

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 2002 invites
tutorials experimenting with new forms of instruction, innovative
perspectives and the use of new disciplines in a HCI context.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2002.
Information on format and submission method on

Interactive presentations
Interactive presentations consist of short papers, presented by means of
interactive posters during the conference. NordiCHI 2002's emphasis on
direct interaction and networking makes this the general presentations
format for design processes, products and other experiences, organisational
overviews, and late breaking results; demonstration, videos and other
artefacts; etc. Within this basic form, we encourage experimentation e.g.
posters evolving as the audience interact with them.

An interactive presentation is an ideal format for con-veying industrial
and practical experience to the rest of 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.

Submission deadline: August 1, 2002.
Information on format and submission method on

Interactive artefact presentations
Interactive presentations including an artefact (i.e. demos) are highly
welcomed as they enable hands-on experience with the latest innovation in
concepts and technology.

Submission deadline: August 1, 2002.
Information on format and submission method on

Aesthetic artefacts
NordiCHI 2002 acknowledges the innovative and inspirational power of fine
art by introducing aesthetic demonstrations as a new submission category
for investigations into how artistic expression and praxis affect
perspectives on interfaces, contexts and design.

The computer interface has developed from merely supporting work into a
broader cultural interface competing with and even replacing the book, the
gallery wall, the cinema screen, etc. Traditional functionalism fails in
relation to many new applications. At the same time, traditional
application areas may benefit from the inspiration from how digital forms
are articulated in artistic expression. Accordingly, digital arts challenge
the way we understand the computer, and the relation between form and
contents at the interface.

We solicit submissions of artistic computer-based artefacts, accompanied by
a short paper describing the artefact and its contribution to HCI
discourse. Submissions will be reviewed from aesthetic criteria as well as
from how they contribute to the ongoing understanding of human-computer

Submission deadline: August 1, 2002.
Information on format and submission method on

Doctoral Colloquium
The Doctoral Colloquium offers PhD students in HCI the opportunity to present
and discuss their work with each other as well as a number of experienced
researchers. Students from all the HCI-related disciplines are encouraged to
apply, although numbers will be limited.

Further information and instruction for application on

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

Important dates
March 1, 2002:       Deadline for submission of papers, workshop,
                     tutorials, and panels.
August 1, 2002:      Deadline for submission of interactive presentations,
                     interactive artefact presentations and aesthetic
October 19-20, 2002: Workshops, tutorials, and Doctoral colloquium in Aarhus
October 21-23, 2002: Paper presentations, panels, Interactive presentations,
                     interactive artefacts, and aesthetic artefacts, in Aarhus.

Conference committee (as of March 2001)
--General chair: Olav W. Bertelsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
--Program co-chairs: Susanne Bødker, University of Aarhus, Denmark &
                     Kari Kuutti, University of Oulu, Finland
--Student volunteers chair: Christina Nielsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
--Tutorials chair: Anders Mørch, Intermedia, Norway
--Electronic submissions chair: Niels Olof Bouvin,
                                University of Aarhus, Denmark.
--Aesthetic demos co-chairs: Morten Breinbjerg & Søren Pold,
                             University of Aarhus, Denmark
--Doctoral consortium chair:Kerstin Severinson Eklundh, NADA, KTH, Sweden.
--Emeritus NordiCHI 2000 co-chairs: Jan Gulliksen & Ann Lantz, STIMDI.

Call for sponsors
The success of NordiCHI 2002 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 2002 has a limited number of
slots for hospitality receptions and sponsored events.

Companies and organisations interested in sponsoring NordiCHI 2002 are invited
to contact the conference chair ([log in to unmask]).

By March 2001, Centre for Human-Machine Interaction, Denmark; STIMDI,
Sweeden; and have stated their financial support of NordiCHI

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Contact Information
NordiCHI 2002
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DK-8200 Aarhus N,

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