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****** With apologies for multiple postings and cross postings ******

*********** The 16th British HCI Group Annual Conference ************
********** incorporating European Usability Professionals' **********
******************** Association Conference 2002 ********************

********* South Bank University, Elephant and Castle, London ********
****************** September 2 to September 6 2002 ******************

********************** http://www.hci2002.org ***********************

As interactive technology becomes more and more pervasive, user
interfaces have to become less intrusive. However, interfaces are
also being used to project identity and so have to be both
recognisable and memorable. Designing systems that are memorable yet
invisible presents a new set of challenges to the HCI community.

Conference Themes
*****************
HCI 2002 will cover all main areas of HCI research and practice, but
will focus on the conference theme of "Memorable yet Invisible". The
idea of making systems memorable is one of the ways in which they can
be made easier to operate but in making systems memorable it is easy
to make them obtrusive. The conference aims to look at the questions
of memorability and invisibility. Can systems be both memorable and
invisible? Or are memorable systems far from invisible? Invisibility
too, is a complex issue. It might point to systems being transparent
and obvious and perhaps thereby doing away with the need to be
memorable. Or perhaps systems become invisible because users find
them so obvious that they don't notice the system at all, just the
task. Is an invisible and memorable system possible? And if so, what
might it consist of? Do systems become memorable and invisible with
familiarity even if they are initially quite difficult to use? In any
case, we might ask what makes for a memorable system. Perhaps the
dichotomy is between the need to make something engaging, compelling
and noticeable and which often demands high tech or state of the art
solutions, and making things transparent, natural and intuitive? The
conference hopes to explore all of these ideas.

Submissions on all areas of HCI and usability are invited, but we
strongly encourage ones addressing the new challenges posed by our
theme, "Memorable yet Invisible". Suitable topic areas include:

interactive system design,

interaction tools & techniques,

users with special needs,

design issues that address questions of the memorable and the
invisible,

mobile interaction,

virtual reality and mutimedia,

social and cultural issues,

the psychology of programming and general computer interaction,

theoretical aspects.

However, contributions which advance the theory or practice of any
aspect of HCI are also welcomed.

Submissions
***********
All submissions must be made through the on-line submission which
will shortly be made available on the web site.

HCI 2002 full papers need to be prepared in the HCI volume 1
proceedings format. All other HCI submissions need to be prepared in
the HCI volume 2 proceedings format.

EUPA tutorial and workshop submissions need to be prepared in the
HCI volume 2 proceedings format. EUPA presentation and panel
submissions need to be prepared in the EUPA 2002 proceedings format.

Templates for all formats are available on the Submission Template
and Forms part of the web site.

Important Dates
***************
HCI Submission Deadlines:
Full papers and tutorials: 16 January 2002
All other submissions: 1 May 2002

Notification of acceptance:
Full papers and tutorials: 8 April 2002
All other submissions: 1 June 2002

Camera ready for proceedings:
Full papers and tutorials: 13 May 2002
All other submissions: 17 June 2002

Full Papers
***********
Submissions report original work which has not been previously
published. The conference proceedings will contain all the full
papers and will be published by Springer Verlag as Volume 16 of the
People and Computers Series.

HCI 2002 is an international conference and contributions are
welcomed from all parts of the world. However, the official written
and spoken language of the conference is English. Guidance on the
use of plain English is available from the Plain English Campaign
web site:
http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/guides.html.

All submissions will be reviewed, anonymously, by an international
panel of HCI experts.

Submissions must be presented as follows:

Papers should be prepared using volume 1 of the conference
publications format and should not exceed 16 pages including all
diagrams. The formatting instructions for Volume 1 are available in
the Submission Templates and Forms part of the web site.

The submission for review must be made anonymous by the removal of
*ALL* material that might reasonably cause the identity of the
authors to be inferred or revealed.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by the 8th April 2002
and will be required to submit a revised version of the paper for
publication by the 13th May 2002.

Tutorials
*********
The EUPA and HCI conferences will host a single tutorials programme,
although the reviewing panels will differ for HCI and EUPA
proposals. All tutorial summaries will be published in Volume 2 of
the HCI2002 conference proceedings.

Tutorials provide participants with new insights, knowledge and
skills across a broad range of HCI concerns. Previous tutorial
topics have included: user interface development, HCI theories,
requirements analysis techniques, usability evaluation, design
methodologies, work analysis and modelling, emerging technologies
and many other relevant areas. Tutorial participants include user
interface designers and users, software developers, project
managers, HCI researchers and teachers, and professionals in other
areas interested in understanding how HCI relates to their lives.

The tutorial proposal should specify the background knowledge and
skills required of participants. It should also specify the level of
the tutorial as introductory, intermediate or advanced. A tutorial
may take either half a day or a full day.

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the quality of the proposal,
basis of their benefits to participants and their fit within the
overall tutorials programme. Factors to be considered include
relevance, timeliness and audience appeal; suitability for
presentation in a half-day or full-day tutorial; use of appropriate
presentation methods and exercises; and past experience and
qualifications of the instructors.

If the tutorial has been given previously, the proposal should
indicate where the tutorial has been given and how it will be
modified for HCI 2002.

Submissions must be presented as follows:

A header page including the title of the tutorial, the names and
affiliations of all presenters, (tutorials will not be reviewed
anonymously), if it is a half or a one day proposal and if it fits
best as a UPA or as a HCI tutorial.

The header page should also give an indication if this tutorial has
been presented before, if it is derived from a tutorial that has
been presented before or if it is a new tutorial. Brief details of
any other conference tutorials that have been given by the
presenters should also be included.

A description of the tutorial content including arguments as to why
it would be suitable for presentation at this conference. This
should not exceed 2 A4 pages.

If the tutorial has been presented before, sample material not
exceeding 8 A4 pages can be included.

A timeline indicating how the time will be used (assume either 2 or
4 one and a half hour sessions) including details of how the
attendees will be involved in the activities.

A 125 word description of the tutorial, including a brief
biography of the presenter(s) suitable for inclusion in the advance
programme.

A 800 word synopsis of the tutorial, including a brief biography of
the presenter(s) suitable for publication on the conference Web site
as additional advance information for attendees.

Payment for the tutorial presenters will take the form of
complementary conference registrations and accommodation, or
equivalent reimbursement. Tutorial presenters are expected to attend
the conference. A two page description of the tutorial will be
published in Volume 2 of the HCI proceedings, a draft of this paper
is not required at this stage.

Short Papers
************
Short papers may address any of the areas identified in the
conference topics. Submissions should report original work which
has not been published previously. Authors are encouraged to
demonstrate work in progress and late-breaking research results
that show the latest innovative ideas, to stimulate audiences. Short
Papers will appear in volume 2 of the conference proceedings.

Submissions must be presented as follows:

Papers should be prepared using the format for volume 2 of the
conference proceedings, and should not exceed 4 pages including
diagrams. The formatting instructions for Volume 2 are available in
the Submission Templates and Forms part of the web site.

The submission for review must be made anonymous by the removal of
*ALL* material that might reasonably cause the identity of the
authors to be inferred or revealed.

Panels
******
A good panel will stimulate thought and discussion on some
controversial or emerging issue. Panels typically consist of 3 to 5
panellists and a moderator. Proposals which include specific and
innovative ways of involving the audience in the discussion and/or
proposals which suggest ways in which constructive outcomes can be
achieved are particularly encouraged.

Panels that address the inter-disciplinary nature of HCI, allowing
for workers from differing backgrounds to compare and contrast
approaches, are perennially popular and successful. Other emerging
areas include professionalism within commercial usability practice
and usability with respect to mobile devices.

Proposals must be presented as follows:

A covering letter stating the primary contact through which all
communication will be directed and explicitly confirming that all
panellists have been consulted in the production of the proposal
and have agreed to attend if the panel is accepted. This letter may
also add further details about the way the panel will be run,
emphasising any audience involvement.

A two page description of the panel in the volume 2 conference
format, containing a title, contact details for the moderator and
all panellists, an abstract, an introduction to the issue by the
moderator and a position statement from each panellist. The
formatting instructions for Volume 2 are available in the
Submission Templates and Forms part of the web site.

A 125 word description of the panel suitable for the advance
publicity.

Workshops
*********
The EUPA and HCI conferences will host a single workshop programme,
although the reviewing panels will differ for HCI and EUPA
proposals. All workshop summaries will be published in Volume 2 of
the HCI2002 conference proceedings

A workshop provides a valuable opportunity for a small group to
meet and engage in rich and interactive discussions about a topic
of common interest. Submissions may address any topic of interest to
the HCI community: basic research, applied research, new
methodologies, emerging application areas, tools, models and design
innovations.

A workshop should aim to produce some further product such as an
edited book or a special issue of a journal. Workshops are intended
to be one day long, but proposals for other durations will be
considered if they explicitly address the reasons for requiring less
or more time.

The submission must include:

A covering letter stating the primary contact through which all
communication will be directed. This letter may also add further
details about the way the workshop will be run, emphasising any
additional participant involvement or intended product. It should
also describe the goals of the workshop, include an explanation of
the timeliness and importance of the theme and suggest the likely
backgrounds of the participants.

A two page description of the workshop in the volume 2 conference
format, containing a title, contact details for the co-ordinators,
an abstract, a description of the topic(s) and of the way in which
the workshop will be conducted. The formatting instructions for
Volume 1 are available in the Submission Templates and Forms part
of the web site

Posters
*******
Posters submissions addressing any of the areas identified in the
conference topics are invited. Authors are encouraged to
demonstrate work in progress and late-breaking research results
that show the latest innovative ideas to stimulate audiences.

The submission must include:

A covering letter indicating how the space afforded for display of
the poster will be used, including any innovative suggestions for
display or observer involvement.

A four page summary, in volume 2 of the conference publications
format, which will be used as part of the basis for review and
which will be published in volume 2 of the conference proceedings.
The formatting instructions for Volume 1 are available in the
Submission Templates and Forms part of the web site.

Doctoral Consortium
*******************
The aims of the HCI2002 Doctoral Consortium are:

To offer a friendly forum for students to discuss their work and
receive constructive feedback.

To offer relevant information on issues important to doctoral
candidates.

To nurture a community of researchers.

The Consortium is primarily designed for students currently
registered for a PhD, in HCI or related field, and is open for
students at any stage of study. It allows participants to interact
with established researchers and with other students, and to
reflect - through short activities, information sessions, and
discussions - on the process and lessons of research and life in
academia. Each participant will give a short, critiqued, research
presentation.

Submissions must be presented as follows:

An application for a place at the consortium, further details of
what this should contain are on the web site.

A two page paper in volume 2 of the conference publication format
describing the context, content, goals, status and any interim
conclusions, of your research. The formatting instructions for
Volume 2 are available in the Submission Templates and Forms part
of the web site.

Interactive Experiences
***********************
Interactive Experiences is the home for poster-type presentations
involving video material, interactive surveys, or even authentic
HCI. Submissions addressing any of the conference themes may be
demonstrated.

A video is not really an interactive experience, but video
illustrating interactive HCI in action is suitable for presentation
and may be accompanied by a traditional poster to introduce and
explain the video, or by a voice-over on the video, or both. The
video format may be VHS or digital video from a CD, DVD or web
server.

Interactive HCI experiences may involve the use of new equipment,
or equipment used in a new way, or may demonstrate enhanced
usability in software.

Proposals may be submitted for interactive surveys or polls that
will take advantage of the assembly of expert practitioners present
at the conference. Such surveys should address the conference themes
or the results should be either instantly available and should be
made available for publication on the conference web site.

The submission must include:

A covering letter detailing the format required for any video
material and any computer equipment or software required to support
the experience.

A description of up to four pages describing the Interactive
Experience and its rationale, and written in the publications format
for volume 2 of the proceedings. This description will be used as
part of the basis for review and will be published in volume 2 of
the conference proceedings. . The formatting instructions for Volume
2 are available in the Submission Templates and Forms part of the
web site.

CDs or video material may be sent directly to the interactive
experiences chair to support the proposal, but we cannot guarantee
to return these.

********************** http://www.hci2002.org ***********************

Any queries on this mailing or any other aspect of the conference
not covered here should be addressed to:
Lachlan M MacKinnon ([log in to unmask])
Euan W Dempster ([log in to unmask])
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