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www.hci2007.org  
"HCI2007: HCI, but not as we know it" will be held at InfoLab21,
University of Lancaster, UK Lancaster, 3-7 September 2007. This is the
21st annual conference of the British Human Computer Interaction Group
(a specialist group of the British Computing Society (BCS)).
We invite you to submit, by 31st March 2007:
* Full Papers, 
* Tutorial Proposals, and 
* Workshop Proposals, 
See http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk/hci2007/downloads/HCI2007_CFP_first.pdf
for the full CFP. There will be a subsequent call for other submission
categories.
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Important Dates
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Full papers, workshops, tutorials:
Submission deadline: 31/03/2007 (notification 18/05/2007)
Short papers, posters, interactive experiences, panels, lab overviews,
doctoral consortium:
Submission deadline: 10/05/2007 (notification 17/06/2007)
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Submissions should report original work which has not been previously
published. The conference proceedings will contain all the full papers
and will be published with full ISBN by the BCS and placed in the ACM
Digital Library. 
Relevant topic areas include, but are not limited to: ubiquitous
interactivity; disappearing, ambient or palpable computing; design and
evaluation methods; effecting affective HCI; learning and training for
HCI; interfaces for pervasive systems; interaction for the performing
arts; e-security and e-safety; users with unusual requirements; mobile
media access and sharing; interactive public displays; fun and games -
the next generation; human-centred creativity.
Additionally, the British HCI Conference has a long tradition of
encouraging and publishing submissions from industry and the public
sector. The HCI Practice Chair (Laura Cowen, IBM UK Ltd) encourages
submissions covering: tools and methods for usability and HCI design in
the industrial context; experiences in design for different user groups
e.g. accessibility best practice; results of experience in practice;
product evaluations; experience of training people in HCI and usability
techniques.
See http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk/hci2007/programme/papers.asp for further
information about Full Papers, which must be prepared using the
conference publications format and must not exceed 10 pages including
all diagrams. A 30-word summary must be attached. Online submission is
required via the conference website by 18:00 GMT, Saturday 31st March
2007. At least one of the authors must register for the full conference
no later than 8th June 2007, or the paper will not be included in the
proceedings. 
See http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk/hci2007/organisers/ for information about
the requirements for Workshop and Tutorial proposals. 
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The theme for "HCI 2007: HCI, but not as we know it" reflects the
continuing spread of HCI concerns into almost all aspects of human (and
machine/system) life. Researchers and practitioners are facing new
challenges, such as how to balance competing demands of accessibility
and security, how to add usability to novel forms of seemingly
'invisible' interface, and how to integrate physical and mental activity
to best effect at the interface.
*    When a designer pieces together a set of environmental sensors and
writes a program that coordinates them to monitor pollution
automatically, where does the HCI happen? 
*    When an airport security screener checks a passenger's passport via
a database while asking them standard bag-packing questions, where does
the HCI happen? 
*    When a student creates a homework blog for their classmates, where
does the HCI happen? 
The answer seems to be that HCI no longer happens in standard one-to-one
human-computer interactions, but across a range of different
technologies, processes, groups and tasks that may not even have a
recognisable interface.
Our keynote speakers this year are Steve Payne, Professor of Information
Systems Design, School of Informatics, Manchester University, UK, and
Elizabeth Churchill - Yahoo! Research, USA. 
The conference is organised with support from the British Human-Computer
Interaction Group (a specialist group of the BCS) and Lancaster
University.
Watch http://www.hci2007.org/ for further announcements.

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