The 7 February deadline for full papers and tutorial proposals is fast approaching, for the premiere annual European HCI conference. "HCI2003: Designing for Society" in Bath, England, 8-12 September, is the 17th conference in the series organised by the British HCI Group. See http://www.hci2003.org/ for more. It continues the highly successful and enjoyable series that includes HCI2002 in London (incorporating EUPA2002), IHM-HCI2001 in Lille, France (a co-production with AFIHM), HCI2000 in Sunderland and the joint conference with IFIP TC13 in Edinburgh, Interact99. The conference has a long tradition of covering the entire HCI field, being of sufficient size to attract world-class keynotes, tutorials and papers, yet small enough to provide a pre-eminent networking opportunity for the HCI community and friends from dozens of countries. With such a strong community tradition, it is no surprise that this year's theme encourages us to take a look at how HCI can become more effective in ensuring that computing and communications technologies for the general public are inclusive, usable and fit for purpose. Bath is the perfect venue for this year's conference, a timeless spa city rich in heritage. The Roman influences remain, and the graceful Georgian crescents, which provide the backdrop for Jane Austen's novels, are a key factor in its UNESCO world heritage status. Set in the rolling Cotswold hills, it is a tranquil destination yet the vibrant University of Bath campus and nearby Bristol provide every contemporary facility. Communications links, especially by rail and motorway, are excellent and several Channel ferry ports are a picturesque drive away. Only full papers and tutorial proposals are required for the 7 February deadline. The second deadline, for all other submissions, is 9 May.