Call for particition
(upcoming deadline April 5, 2004)

The Third Nordic Conference on
Human-Computer Interaction
Tampere, Finland, October 23-27, 2004

NordiCHI 2004


Advance program containing full papers, tutorials, panels and workshops
will appear soon!

Important dates
April 5, 2004: Deadline for submission of full papers, workshops, and
tutorials.  (CLOSED)

June 20, 2004: Deadline for short papers, demonstrations, and doctoral

August, 31, 2004: Early registration deadline

October 23-24, 2004: Workshops, tutorials, and doctoral consortium in Tampere

October 25-27, 2004: Paper presentations, panels, and posters, in Tampere.

Short papers
Short papers may address any area of human-computer interaction.
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.

Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations
should be included. Summaries of wider findings or reduced versions of
longer papers are not suitable for the short paper submission category.

A short paper is an ideal format for conveying industrial and practical
experience to the community. Accordingly, we invite experiences from
specific design cases, reports on how specific methods are applied and
modified in practice, etc. We also invite presentation of ongoing work and
preliminary results, by experienced academics as well as young researchers.

Short papers are presented by means of short talks or interactive posters
during the conference. NordiCHI 2004's emphasis on direct interaction and
networking makes posters the general presentation format for design
processes, products and other experiences, organisational overviews, and
late breaking results. Within this basic form, we encourage experimentation
e.g. posters evolving as the audience interact with them.

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

Submissions must be complete. Short papers may be up to 4 pages formatted
according to the ACM template (as available at http://www.nordichi.org).
Submission should be made electronically in PDF format through the web-site.

Electronic submission deadline for short papers: June 20, 2004.

Demonstrations give participants the possibility of showing and viewing
new, interesting, and novel ideas in human-computer interaction concepts
and technology.

Submitters of papers presenting interactive artefacts are particularly
encouraged to also submit a demonstration proposal. We also encourage the
presentation of novel commercial products.

A demonstration proposal is composed of three parts

- A short description of the system, max 2 pages, conforming to the
NordiCHI 2002 short paper format. To be printed in the proceedings if

- A one page exhibition plan, describing how the working system is going to
be demonstrated at the conference, including spatial and other

- (Optionally) a video file presenting the working system.

The short paper, the exhibition plan, and the optional video file should be
submitted via the conference web site.

Please observe that the presenters must supply all equipment necessary for
the exhibition. Power and limited Internet access will be available.

The working system will be highlighted during the demo session at the

Submission deadline for demonstrations: June 20, 2004.

Printed proceedings (ACM press) will be available at the conference to
ensure optimal interaction around the presented works.

The proceedings will be included in the ACM digital library to ensure
optimal distribution of the accepted papers.

Electronic submission and Format
All submissions of papers, short papers, demonstrations should be made
electronically through the web-site. The submissions must be formatted
according to the ACM SIG template (as available at

Doctoral Consortium (October 23, 2002)
Graduate students within different areas of human-computer interaction are
invited to take part in the Doctoral Consortium at NordiCHI 2004. This will
be the place where lively and useful discussions enable students to receive
suggestions about their on-going research and allow more experienced
participants to encounter some fresh ideas and view some of the new trends
in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to
discuss their research both with other students and with leading experts
within the field. The consortium will take the form of a workshop where
established HCI scholars take active part as discussants. The purpose is
for students to receive constructive feedback on their thesis work so far,
get advice about future developments, and share ideas and experiences with
students in related areas.

Participants should have advanced beyond the introductory stage in their
thesis work, and be actively engaged in the exploration of an HCI topic.
The research areas covered by the DC are the same as the NordiCHI
conference generally. Students may come from different academic subjects or
disciplines, such as interaction design, computer science, cognitive
science, and sociology.

To apply, please submit a proposal of at most 3 pages, including abstract
and references. Also, a short biographical note describing the applicant's
background should be enclosed. The proposal should include a description of
the research problem, the theoretical background and approach chosen, and
the work performed so far. The proposals will be evaluated by a review
committee.  Approximately 8 participants will be selected to give a short
presentation of their research topic, followed by a discussion within the
group of students and experts.

Submissions should be sent by email to [log in to unmask], preferably in
PDF format.

Deadline for applications: June 20, 2004.

Updates on the expert panel on http://www.nordichi.org

Student Volunteers
Being a student volunteer is a great way for young researchers to establish
a network. Further information on how to sign up to be a student volunteer
are available at http://www.nordichi.org/2004/.

Organising committee

* Conference chair: Roope Raisamo, University of Tampere, Finland
* Program chairs: Kari-Jouko Räihä, University of Tampere, Finland
                 & Scott MacKenzie, York University, Canada
* Coordinator: Tiina Järvinen, University of Tampere, Finland
* Short paper & poster chair: Veikko Surakka, University of Tampere, Finland
* Doctoral Consortium Chair: Susanne Bødker, University of Aarhus, Denmark
* Tutorial chair: Eeva Pilke, UIAH, Finland.
* Workshop chair: Marko Nieminen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
* Demo chair: Markku Turunen, University of Tampere, Finland
* Computing and AV chair: Teppo Kuusisto, University of Tampere, Finland
* Website: Sanna Säynäjäkangas, University of Tampere, Finland
* Electronic submission chairs: Jori Mäntysalo and Markku Turunen,
                                 University of Tampere, Finland
* Proceedings chair: Aulikki Hyrskykari, University of Tampere, Finland
* Registration & arrangements chairs: Stina Boedeker and Tiina Järvinen,
                                 University of Tampere, Finland
* Social program chair: Harri Siirtola, University of Tampere, Finland
* Sponsor and exhibit chair: Marja Heinonen, University of Tampere, Finland
* Treasurer: Tiina Järvinen, University of Tampere, Finland
* Student volunteer chair: Suvi Melakoski-Vistbacka,
                            Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Call for sponsors
The success of NordiCHI 2004 is highly dependent on the support of local
and international sponsors. A sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to
expose your company or organisation as a leading name in HCI and IT. In
addition to general sponsorships NordiCHI 2004 has a limited number of
slots for hospitality receptions and sponsored events.

Companies and organisations interested in sponsoring NordiCHI 2004 are
invited to contact the sponsor chair ([log in to unmask]).

Academic Sponsors
SIGCHI/ACM, IFIP TC13 and the Nordic HCI organisations.
Main sponsor: University of Tampere, Finland.

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Contact Information

NordiCHI 2004 Chair:
   Prof. Roope Raisamo
   Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction
   Department of Computer Sciences
   FIN-33014 University of Tampere, Finland

NordiCHI 2004 Coordinator:
   Ms. Tiina Järvinen
   Hypermedia laboratory
   FIN-33014 University of Tampere, Finland

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