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*** Second announcement and call for papers ***

NordiCHI 2008 :: Using Bridges

The 5:th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Lund, Sweden, 20-22 October, 2008
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NordiCHI 2008 :: About


How can we understand the impact of Information 
and Communication Technologies (ICT) on people, 
companies and society? How can we explore, design 
and implement ICT so that it will match the needs 
and requirements of authentic users? How can we 
raise a critical and constructive debate about 
the emergent trends streaming from an increased 
everyday use of ICT?

NordiCHI is:
- The main Nordic forum for human-computer 
interaction research, with the Conference 
proceedings published by ACM.
- The meeting place for researchers, designers, 
practitioners, educators and others from a broad 
range of traditions and communities.
- Biannual and has previously been held in 
Stockholm (2000), Aarhus (2002), Tampere (2004) 
and Oslo (2006).

Traditionally, the NordiCHI Conferences address 
topics such as: technology in use, integration of 
design and use, user participation in design, 
aesthetic factors in interac¨tion and design, 
exploratory design activities, and 
inter-disciplinary approaches to HCI. These foci 
originate in the Nordic tradition of openness to 
new approaches and divergent ideas in the 
development of new concepts and practices for the 

The theme of NordiCHI 2008 is that of Using 
Bridges: A key challenge that our every¨day 
culture raises is to find better ways to combine 
theory and practice. Bridging is, furthermore, 
required to take place on many levels: 
individual-to-individual, many-to-many, 
culture-to-culture, region-to-region, 
human-to-artifact, mankind-to-technology, 
artifact-to-artifact. The vision is, also, that 
NordiCHI 2008 will enable the meeting of cultures 
within HCI, which points not only to 
geographically distinct cultures, but to 
academia, industry and public life as well. 
Important aspects include how Internet and open 
digital resources may generate an increased 
exchange of ideas and wealth, and how new 
communicative patterns can increase the flow of 
public debates.

Thus, the main thread is the Using Bridges theme, 
including not only user interaction aspects 
before and during the design process but also 
experiences of everyday use. NordiCHI 2008 
proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of the 
everyday impacts of digital culture. Starting 
from the premise that digital culture is no 
longer novel, but rather a given, the Conference 
seeks to open a space for a ìsecond waveî of 
analysis, criticism and practice. For example: Is 
blogging only a temporary contemporary hype? How 
do digital phenomena such as You Tube, Flickr and 
Facebook affect our media consumption? What 
impact can online gaming have on the way we 
perform work? How can seamless integration of 
paper and digital content that is accessible for 
all people in a society be enabled? How can the 
workplace and the mobile world be bridged to 
enable flexible and efficient work conditions as 
well as improved quality of life? There is a 
strong regional interest in such issues since the 
÷resund Region is now expanding with digital 
media as an integral and natural part of that 

NordiCHI 2008 accepts contributions in several 
categories. The technical program is the backbone 
of the Conference, inviting original, 
high-quality full and short papers, design cases, 
tutorials, workshops, industrial experience 
reports and interactive demos to generate and 
sustain interactive cooperation among the 
Conference participants and to stimulate 
dissemination of new results.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

- Adaptive and adaptable systems
- Affective computing
- Ambient intelligence
- Artistic and aesthetic aspects of interaction and interface design
- Design cases
- Design methods
- End-user development
- Evaluation methods
- Group and organization interfaces
- Information visualization
- Innovative interface design
- Interface agents and interface characters
- Interfaces supporting learning
- Models of interaction
- Multimodal interfaces
- New interaction techniques and devices
- Participatory design
- Studies of organizations, technology and work
- Theory and foundation of HCI
- Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
- Universal access and international interfaces
- Usability studies
- User-centred design

NordiCHI2008 :: Important dates


28 March, 2008:
Deadline for submission of workshops, tutorials and panel proposals.

11 April, 2008:
Deadline for submission of full papers and design cases.

11 July, 2008:
Deadline for submissions to doctoral consortium.

19 Aug 2008:
Deadline for submission of short papers/posters and interactive demos.

NordiCHI2008 :: Organizing committee


General chairs: Konrad Tollmar, Bodil Jönsson (LU)

Program chair: Agneta Gulz (LU)

Program co-chairs: Lone Malmborg, Finn Kensing (ITU)

Design chairs: Jonas Löwgren, Per Linde (MAH)


NordiCHI 2008 Chairs:

	Bodil Jönsson and Konrad Tollmar
	Department of Design Sciences
	Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden

NordiCHI 2008 Coordinator:

	Ms. Lena Leveen
	Department of Design Sciences
	Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden

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