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                            Call for Papers

                              Workshop on

           Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities for

       Human-Computer Interaction in Latin America (CLIHC 2007)

                 "Innovation Inspired by Diversity"

                       September 10-11, 2007
                     in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


held in conjunction with the 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on
              Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT'2007

Aims and goals of the workshop
The diversity of Latin America is evident in its people, culture, geography=
, history and perspectives. This workshop aims at capturing this richness
within the context of those researchers and practitioners from and in Latin
American working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The
workshop will serve as a venue for the interchange of ideas, methods,
approaches and techniques of those aiming at designing interactive
experiences for the people of Latin America. It has its origin in two
previous editions of the Latin American Conference on Human-Computer
Interaction (CLIHC): In 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2005 in
Cuernavaca, Mexico. Following the spirit of these previous editions, we
acknowledge that in the HCI field, not only should we reach for technology
that can be used and appreciated by the widest range of people, but also fo=
r means to promote inter-cultural exchange and cross-fertilization among
people with diverse backgrounds and needs. The workshop is open to all
topics and disciplines related to HCI.

You are invited to submit either a full paper describing completed work (up
to 5,000 words) or a position paper describing work in progress (up to 2,00=
0 words). Submissions will be evaluated by at least two members of the
Programme Committee according to the relevance and originality of the work
and to their ability to generate discussions between the participants of the
workshop. Submission can be in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The format of
submitted papers must follow the Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer
Science) format, including no page numbers. Submitted papers must be in PDF
or Word format for Windows. Papers should be submitted to the following
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: user interface design
and evaluation methods, universal accessibility, cross-cultural and
internationalization issues, multimodal interfaces, theoretical &
multidisciplinary aspects, social and cultural issues in HCI, intelligent
user interfaces, personalization and adaptive interfaces, end-user
programming, multimedia, virtual reality and games, online communities and
pervasive computing.

Important dates:
- June 27th, 2007: Submission of full and position papers
- August 1st , 2007: Notification of acceptance
- August 14th, 2007: camera-ready copies of accepted papers due
- September 10th and 11th, 2007: workshop

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and selected
papers will also be invited to submit an extended version to a special issu=
e of an international journal to be announced.

Workshop Co-Chairs
Victor M. Gonzalez, University of Manchester, United Kingdom 
Christian Sturm, Universidad Tecnologica de la Mixteca, Mexico

Workshop Programme Committee:

Alfredo Sanchez, UDLA, Mexico
Andrew Howes, University of Manchester, UK 
Anxo Cereijo Roibas, University of Brighton, U.K.
Cecilia Baranauskas, Unicamp, Brasil
Clarisse de Souza, PUC-Rio, Brasil
Cleidson de Souza, UFPA, Brasil
Cleotilde Gonzalez, CMU, USA
Cuauhtemoc Rivera Loaiza, Universidad Michoacana, Mexico 
Edgar Cambranes-Martinez, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico 
Gustavo Rossi, La Plata National University, Argentine 
Ingrid Kirschning, UDLA, Mexico 
Jesus Favela, CICESE, Mexico 
Jaime Munoz, UAA, Mexico 
Jaime Sanchez, Universidad de Chile, Chile 
Juan Salamanca - Universidad Icesi, Colombia 
Julio Abascal, Universidad Pais Vasco, Spain 
Leonel Vinicio Morales Diaz, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala 
Manuel Perez-Quinonez, Virginia Tech, USA 
Mario Moreno, Universidad Tecnologica de la Mixteca, Mexico 
Miguel A. Garcia Ruiz, Universidad de Colima, Mexico 
Miguel Villarroel, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain 
Oscar Mayora Ibarra, CREATE-NET, Italy 
Raquel Navarro, Fndacio Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain 
Raquel Prates, UERJ, Brasil 
Rogerio, Depaula, Intel Brasil 
Simone Barbosa, PUC-Rio, Brasil

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