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(Submission Deadline: October 4, 2004)






May 15-18, 2005

U.S. Grant Hotel (a Wyndham Historic Hotel)

San Diego, California, USA








Submission Deadline                                    October 4, 2004

Notification of Acceptance/Rejections            November 26, 2004

Final Submission Due                                  January 10, 2005

Early Registration Ends                                January 10, 2005

Conference Period                                        May 15-18, 2005



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Full-length papers, research-in-progress proposals (abstracts/summaries), and panel, workshop, tutorial or symposium proposals are invited for the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) track of the IRMA 2005 International Conference.   The co-chairs for this track are Jo Lumsden ([log in to unmask]) and Murray Crease ([log in to unmask]), both of whom work for the National Research Council of Canada.



The Human Computer Interaction track addresses the theoretical and practical issues of computer interface design and the cognitive, social, health and ergonomic aspects of human computer interactions. It emphasizes the effective design and use of computer interactive systems.



The Human Computer Interaction Track encourages the submission of quality papers and panel and workshop proposals dealing with (but not limited to) the following topics:

* Innovative interface design

* Interface evaluation methodology

* Intelligent information retrieval

* Cognitive models and user models

* Speech interaction and natural language interaction

* Tutoring and coaching strategies

* Health and ergonomic studies

* Empirical studies of user behaviour

* Intelligent agents and system adaptability

* User interface prototyping and management systems

* Studies on program comprehension and debugging

* Multimedia and virtual reality


Quality submissions to this track will be further considered for publication in the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction.



Submissions for the IRMA2005 International Conference may be submitted in the following categories (all submissions will undergo a blind, peer review by at least three external expert reviewers):


Full Length Submissions:

Those individuals interested may submit a full length (not to exceed 3,500 words with a maximum of 5 figures/tables), original, and previously unpublished, conceptual or empirical research manuscript for review. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety or as a 1500-2000 word mini-paper, as recommended by the reviewers. High quality papers will be considered for further review and possible inclusion in an IRMA official journal. In addition, the best paper in terms of quality and suitability to the theme of the conference will be awarded the "Best Paper" Award.


Research-in-Progress Submissions:

Those individuals interested may submit research-in-progress proposals (abstracts) or a summary of tentative results of the study to date in 500-1000 words by October 4, 2004. Authors of accepted proposals are asked to forward a paper (not to exceed 2,000 words with a maximum of 3 figures/tables) by January 10, 2005 for inclusion in the conference proceedings.


Panel, Workshop, Tutorial and Symposium Submissions:

Individuals interested in conducting a panel, workshop, symposium or tutorial dealing with technological, managerial, professional, teaching, societal, national or international issues of information technology management are invited to submit a 500-1000 word proposal covering the objectives, issues to be covered, and the names/addresses of any other panel, workshop, tutorial/symposium members. Method of presentation is at the submitter's discretion; however the submitter has the responsibility for providing his/her own participants (such as panel members). All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings. (Note: All panel, workshop, tutorial/symposium members must register and pay for the conference.) Panel presenters should know that during the conference, an LCD projector, screen and laptop computer will be provided by the association for each presentation. Any additional equipment needed for the panel, workshop, tutorial or symposium is at the discretion of the presenter, and it will be his or her responsibility to provide the extra equipment.


Submissions in all categories must follow the following guidelines:

(All submissions must be received by October 4, 2004.)


1. Manuscripts must not exceed 3500 words for full length submissions; 2000 words for research-in-progress summary/proposals; and 1000 words for panel, workshop, tutorial and symposium proposals.

2. Manuscripts must be anonymous and must be accompanied by a separate cover letter with every author(s) name, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail, full affiliation and the track to which it is submitted. All correspondence will be sent to the first author unless otherwise specified.

3. Submitted papers must not currently be under review by any other publication or conference.

4. Submitters must provide their e-mail address where the acknowledgment will be forwarded.

5. The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is strictly limited to a maximum of two submissions.

6. All submissions MUST be submitted electronically in either MS Word, rich text format (RTF) or PDF.


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgment within two weeks after your electronic submissions, please contact the program chair immediately.


Accepted Manuscripts:

Authors of accepted manuscripts and proposals will be asked to provide the final copy of the submission in MS Word or RTF format on diskette. Authors of accepted papers (at least one person), panel, workshop, tutorial session chairs and panel members MUST register and attend the conference.


Send all inquiries and submissions to:

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, program chair, IRMA2005 International Conference

E-mail: [log in to unmask]



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