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HCI 2005,   The 19th British HCI Group Annual Conference, Napier
University, Edinburgh, UK 5-9th September 2005


From the Workshop Chairs:

Peter Wild (University of Bath)
Paul Cairns (University College London),

workshop submission deadline - 10 February 2005

Workshops are 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 or applied research, new methodologies, emerging
application areas, tools, models and design innovations.

Past workshops at HCI have resulted in the publication of special
editions of journals and books. Others have evolved into research
proposals and even a conference series of their own. We anticipate
that any workshop will be sufficiently focused that it could serve as
a step on the way to an edited book or a special issue of a journal.
However, we are also aware that workshops benefit the HCI community in
simply bringing a few like-minded people together to discuss an
emerging topic. Likewise workshops can in a series of events that
refines a research agenda and engages a subset of the HCI community
on an ongoing basis.

Workshops at HCI are typically one day long, but proposals for other
durations (e.g., half a day or two days) are welcomed. We require a
workshop proposal composed of the following parts:

1) A covering letter stating the primary contact through which all
communication will be directed. This letter should 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, suggest the likely backgrounds of the

2) 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 an account of the workshop

3) A 30 word summary that will be suitable for inclusion in the
programme and on the website to introduce and promote the workshop.
We require all accepted workshops to produce a poster that will then
be displayed at HCI2005. This is so that participants of HCI2005 may
benefit from the output of its contributing workshops. We also
encourage people to write up a report on their workshop for Interfaces
magazine. This will enable dissemination of the workshop outcomes to a
wider audience.

The Venue

HCI2005 takes place in Edinburgh, the city where 400 years ago John
Napier invented logarithms, the decimal point and, arguably,
information technology. 250 years ago, during the Edinburgh
Enlightenment Hume, Smith and Fergusson introduced the concepts of
Social Sciences that are so fundamental to HCI.

The Craiglockhart Campus of Napier University is famed for housing the
recuperation of the First World War Poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried
Sassoon, as commemorated in Pat Barker's book Regeneration. The campus
has recently re-opened after a 25m re-development preserving the
original building, while adding modern teaching and conference

Important Information.

10 February 2005 - workshop submission deadline
24 March 2005 - notification of acceptance for workshop
24 June 2005 - camera-ready copy deadline for workshop extended abstract

Volume 2 formatting guide


Contact Information

Peter Wild (University of Bath), [log in to unmask]
Paul Cairns (University College London), [log in to unmask]