Submitted on behalf of Manfred Tscheligi - CHI [[log in to unmask]] CHI2004 - Invitation to Participate CONNECT TO CHI 2004 - The CHI 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems which will take place in Vienna, Austria from the 24th to 29th, April, 2004. CHI 2004´s theme is CONNECT. We encourage your submissions and active participation in the conference to connect HCI and its value to many different domains and communities. Our special areas are Ambient Intelligence, Mobile Communication, Games, European HCI, and Robotics and Transport. We particularly welcome and encourage submissions on the conference theme and special areas. CHI 2004´s location in Vienna, Austria gives us the opportunity to connect to the long cultural and artistic traditions of this central European destination; we encourage you to consider how you might connect to CHI 2004! We invite you to participate by submitting to the conference in the following categories: Papers, Late Breaking Results (short papers), Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels, Workshops, Special Interest Groups, Doctoral Consortium, and Development Consortium. In addition CHI 2004 will also host new venues: the Design Expo, HCI Overviews, and Student Competition, with more to follow. We are soliciting volunteers for mentoring, reviewing, and a host of other possibilities. Volunteer activities span the period of several months prior to the conference, during the conference, and some activities immediately following the conference. We are also activitely soliciting exhibits, sponsorships and individual donations, and this year offer our community to Sponsor-A-Student; please see details on the web coming soon. SUBMISSION DEADLINES Early Submission Deadline: October 6th, 2003 for - Tutorials - Papers - Demonstrations - Development Consortium - Panels - Design Expo - Workshops Late Submissions Deadline: January, 12th, 2004 for - Doctoral Consortium - HCI Overviews - Late Breaking Results - Special Interest Groups - Student Competition Our web launch is set for Friday, 20th, June, 2003. Please check http://www.chi2004.org for more details. Please start to develop your contributions to the leading international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about human-computer interaction. VIENNA WAITS FOR YOU! Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson and Manfred Tscheligi CHI 2004 Co-Chairs CHI2004 is sponsored by ACM´s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI).