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Carrie LUI <[log in to unmask]>
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OZCHI 2008: Designing for Habitat & Habitus

Annual conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special
Interest Group

8 - 12 December 2008

Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia

OZCHI is the annual conference for the Computer-Human Interaction
Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics
Society of Australia, a non-profit event. It is Australia's leading
forum for work in all areas of Human-Computer Interaction. OZCHI
attracts an international community of practitioners, researchers,
academics and students from a wide range of disciplines including user
experience designers, information architects, software engineers,
human factors experts, information systems analysts, social scientists
or managers. Accepted papers are published in the ACM Digital Library.
We look forward to your involvement at this year's OZCHI

The main conference will be from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 December
2008, and will be preceded by two days of Workshops, Tutorials and a
Doctoral Consortium on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 December 2008. The
conference is located at James Cook University's Cairns campus in the
tropics of Far North Queensland, Australia, with accommodation at the
Palm Cove resort.

Conference Chair: Nic Bidwell

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Short Papers/Case studies/Demos/Doc consortium: 1st September 2008

Notification of Acceptance
Long Papers/Tutorials/Workshops: 22nd August 2008
Short Papers/Panels/Doc consortium: 29th September 2008

Camera-ready papers due: 10th October 2008


We invite contributions on all topics related to Human-Computer
Interaction (HCI) including practical, technical, empirical and
theoretical aspects.

General-theme Conference Topics

Augmented Reality and Tangible UIs
Collaborative System UIs
Computer-Mediated Communication and Online Communities
Design Methods
End-User Programming and Adaptation
Ethnography and design-oriented fieldwork
Ethnomethodology in systems design
Evaluation Methods
HCI Education
Human Factors in Health Care Informatics
Human-centred software engineering
Hypermedia and Web Design and Usability
Intelligent User Interfaces and User Modelling
Location-aware Interaction
Service-oriented architectures (SOA)
Social computing Theoretical approaches to design
Ubiquitous and Context-Aware Computing
Universal Usability & Accessibility
Video methods in interaction design
Virtual Reality and 3D Interfaces
Visualization Techniques

Special-theme Conference Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the role of
technology in supporting and enhancing our life-experiences and
relationships within the environments we inhabit. This extends across
work, domestic, and playful settings and the experienced and sensed
life that, for example, enchants and provides vibrancy, communal
trust, identity and a sense of self. OZCHI'08 will explore developing
technology and interactions for rural and dispersed populations,
supporting those working, living and travelling to remote regions and
responding to issues of community, environmental and economic

Cultural and Diversity Aspects of HCI
Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing beyond the City
Felt-life, Affective HCI, Emotion, Motivational aspects
Simple technologies in a complex world
Methods for design and evaluation across cultural boundaries


Submissions will be accepted in various categories as described below.
All submissions must be written in English.

Accepted long papers, short papers and doctoral consortium, and
summaries for posters, industry case studies, panels and
demonstrations will be available in the published proceedings. At
least one author of any accepted submission must register and attend
the conference, for publication in the proceedings.

For all guidelines and submission details, please see the conference
web site: Additionally, for long and short
papers, please follow the detailed instructions in the paper template
available from the website. Both long and short papers will undergo a
double blind review process by an international panel and evaluated on
the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing.

Short-length papers up to 4 pages should present ideas that could
benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community. These
papers may include work-in-progress, experiences of reflective
practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches.

Case study submissions should be a maximum of 2 pages (including
figures) indicating any infrastructure and equipment requirements. The
sessions are reflective pieces by practitioners or academics about an
experience related to HCI.

Demo submissions should be a maximum of 2 pages (including figures)
indicating any infrastructure and equipment requirements. Demo
sessions offer interactive opportunity to showcase research
prototypes, finished devices, processes, methods, services and
industry applications. We invite demos of all approaches across the
full range of HCI related topics, these may be related to submitted
papers or completely independent of the other content in the
conference. We encourage you to make your demo visually, or otherwise,
appealing and present it in an innovative way.

Short-Paper/Case Studies/ Demonstration

Co-Chairs: Carrie Lui & Ralf Muhlberger

Submission date: 1st September 2008

Notification date: 29th September 2008

Camera-ready papers due: 10th October 2008

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The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled prior to the main conference
program on the 9th December 2008.The Doctoral Consortium offers PhD
students a special forum where they can present and discuss their
research plans and progress with peers and established senior
researchers. PhD candidates wishing to attend the consortium should
submit a research proposal in the format given on the OZCHI08 website
by the date below. Positions at the consortium will be offered based
on a review of the submitted proposals.

For Doctoral Consortium

Chair: Wally Smith

Submission date: 1st September 2008.

Notification date: 29th September 2008

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For further details please check the conference web site: htpp://

or contact the appropriate conference chair (contact details for
conference chairs are available above or on the conference website).

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting conference in the tropics.

Best regards,

Frank Vetere, Christine Satchell and Connor Graham
OzCHI Program Committee Co-chairs
prog.chair [at]

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