Call for Papers IEEE Computer Magazine
Special Issue on Human-centered Computing

Guest Editors
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Alejandro Jaimes, FXPAL Japan, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Nicu Sebe, Univ. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Daniel Gatica-Perez, IDIAP, Switzerland
Thomas S. Huang, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Description
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Computing is at one of its most exciting moments in history, playing
an essential role in supporting many important human activities. The
explosion in the availability of information in various media forms and
through multiple sensors and devices means, on one hand, that the amount
of data we can collect will continue to increase dramatically, and on
the other hand that we need to develop new paradigms to search, organize,
and integrate such information to support human endeavors: learning,
working, communicating, caretaking, and playing, among others.

Human-centered Computing (HCC) is an emerging field that aims at bridging
the existing gaps between the various disciplines involved with the design
and implementation of computing systems that support peopleç—´ activities.
HCC aims at tighly integrating human sciences - social, cognitive, etc. -
and computer science - HCI, signal processing, machine learning, etc. -
for the design of computing systems with a human focus from beginning to
end, a focus that considers the personal, social, and cultural contexts
in which such systems are deployed.

Beyond being a meeting place for existing disciplines, HCC also aims at
radically changing computing with new methodologies to design and build
systems that support and enrich peopleç—´ lives. IEEE Computer solicits
submissions that introduce key concepts, discuss theoretical frameworks
and technical approaches, challenges, research opportunities, and open
issues in areas of interest in human-centered computing, including the
following topics:

- Multimodal interaction (body, gaze, gesture, audio, and speech)
   for the human-computer interaction and the computer-in-the-human
   interaction loops;
- Image databases, indexing, and retrieval: content, users, and context
   modeling;
- Experiential, affective, cultural, and social issues in computing;
- Machine learning with a human-in-the loop;
- Interactive search and agent interfaces;
- Multimedia collaboration and ubiquitous computing;
- User, context, and task modeling;
- Social dynamics modeling and socially aware systems.
- Ethnocomputing and diversity in computing

Submission
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Submissions should be limited to 6,000 words (eight pages in print)
with each graphic element (figures, graphs, tables) counting as 300 words.
Detailed author guidelines and submission instructions are available at
www.computer.org/portal/pages/computer/mc/author.html.

The manuscripts should be submitted via Manuscript Central at
http://cs-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com/.

Deadlines
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Manuscript submission: October 1, 2006
Accept/reject notification: December 15, 2006
Publication date: April, 2007

For further information please contact the guest editors:
Alejandro Jaimes (ajaimes_at_ee.columbia.edu)
Nicu Sebe (nicu_at_science.uva.nl).
Daniel Gatica-Perez (gatica_at_idiap.ch)
Thomas Huamg (huang_at_ifp.uiuc.edu)

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