Call for Participation

15th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
14-18 Sept. 2015 in Bamberg, Germany

INTERACT is among the world’s top conferences in Human-Computer
Interaction. This conference series has been organised under the aegis
of the Technical Committee 13 on Human-Computer Interaction of the
UNESCO International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

INTERACT 2015 solicits submissions in a broad range of categories,
addressing all aspects of Human-Computer Interaction. With the theme
“Connection.Tradition.Innovation” the focus is on the past, present,
and future of the field of Human-Computer Interaction and its
paradigms, concepts, methods, and technology. We seek high quality
contributions opening new and emerging HCI disciplines, but also
leveraging on the wealth of knowledge and experience from within HCI
and beyond. INTERACT 2015 provides a forum for researchers and

– Full Papers: 23. Jan. 2015
– Short Papers: 27 Mar. 2015
– Posters & Demos: 27 Mar. 2015
– Organisational Overviews: 27 Mar. 2015
– Panels: 27 Mar. 2015
– Open Space Sessions: 27 Mar. 2015
– Tutorials & Workshops: 6. Feb. 2015
– Doctoral Consortium: 27 Mar. 2015
– Student Volunteers: 27 Mar. 2015

Contributions of the main tracks of the conference must be in Springer
LNCS format, typeset in MS Word format; a template is available at
Please upload submissions to:
Submissions open 1 Dec. 2014.
(Dates are: Submission (Notification, Camera-Ready))

Full Papers: 23 Jan. 2015 (13 Mar. 2015, 30 Apr. 2015)
Co-Chairs ( Simone DJ Barbosa, Pontifícia
Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Philippe Palanque,
Universite Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, France

Short Papers: 27 Mar. 2015 (8 May 2015, 29 May 2015)
Co-Chairs ( Fabio Paterno, Consiglio
Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy; Kari-Jouko Räihä, University of
Tampere, Finland

Posters & Demonstrations: 27 Mar. 2015 (8 May 2015, 29 May 2015)
Co-Chairs (, Stephen
Brewster, University of Glasgow, UK; David McGookin, Aalto University,

Organisational Overviews: 27 Mar. 2015 (8 May 2015, 29 May 2015)
Co-Chairs ( Melanie Fitzgerald, Google
Inc., USA; Kori Inkpen, Microsoft Research, USA

Panels: 27 Mar. 2015 (8 May 2015, 29 May 2015)
Co-Chairs ( Anirudha Joshi, IIT Bombay,
India; Gitte Lindgaard, Carleton University, Australia

Open Space Sessions: 27 Mar. 2015 (8 May 2015, 29 May 2015)
Co-Chairs (; Christoph Beckmann, University
of Bamberg, Germany; Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern,

Workshops and Tutorials: 6 Feb. 2015 (13 Mar. 2015, 30 Apr. 2015)
Co-Chair (,
Chrsistoph Beckmann, University of Bamberg, Germany; Regina Bernhaupt,
ruwido austria gmbh, Austria; Victor Lopez Jaquero, Escuela Superior
de Ingeniería Informatica de Albacete, Spain

Doctoral Consortium: 27 Mar. 2015 (8 May 2015, 29 May 2015)
Co-Chairs ( Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna
University of Technology, Austria; Panayiotis Zaphiris, Cyprus
University of Technology, Cyprus
Student Volunteers: 27 Mar. 2015 (8 May 2015)
Co-Chairs ( Robert Beaton, Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University, USA; Sascha Herr, University of
Bamberg, Germany

The city of Bamberg is proud of its more than 1000-year-old centre. It
has more than 2,400 historically listed buildings and became a UNESCO
World Cultural Heritage Site in 1993. With 70000 inhabitants, Bamberg
is a small, but well-connected town in the heart of Europe; from both
Frankfurt and Munich airport you can get to Bamberg by airport shuttle
or ICE train (German high-speed train); the closest airport is
Nuremberg airport.

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Seventh International Workshop on Cooking and Eating Activities (CEA2015)

Call for Papers

The Seventh International Workshop on Cooking and Eating Activities (CEA2015)
In Conjunction with The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Multiemdia and Expo Torino, Italy / July 3, 2015

Cooking is one of the most fundamental activities of humankind. It is
not only connected with the joy of eating but also deeply affects
various aspects of human life such as health, culinary art,
entertainment, and human communication. Cooking at home requires
experience and knowledge. They may also need support for food-logging
and menu planning for their family health. Needless to say, support
for a good and enjoyable meal would improve the quality of
life. Systematic cooking/eating support for elderly or physically
challenged people is also significantly important.

Since a cooking activity requires people to manipulate foods, watch
their conditions, listen to the sounds, smell the aromas, and taste
it, a cooking assistive system should also be capable of multiple
sensitivities. CEA has been aiming to provide an opportunity for such
research groups to discover each other, introduce their trials, and
discuss their status and where they should go. The research community
of CEA is truly interdisciplinary, including health science, domestic
science, and cultural science. Even if we limit ourselves to computer
science, there are related works in multimedia, human-computer
interaction, natural language processing, and artificial

As the seventh meeting of this workshop series, it aims to provide an
opportunity for such research groups to discover each other, introduce
their trials, and discuss how it should be and where they should go.

The workshop welcomes contributions in, but not limited to, the
following topics:

– Application for cooking and eating support
– Cooking archiving and recognition
– Learning contents creation for cooking
– Analysis of cooking video
– Recipe image/video retrieval
– Analysis and utilization on cooking recipe
– Menu planning, dietary management, and food log
– Artificial agent for cooking/eating activity
– Sensing of taste/ smell/ texture
– Food communication (human-to-human / human-to-computer
– Ubiquitous environment and interface in kitchen
– Intelligent home appliance
– Cooking navigation interface for the dementia and physically
challenged person support
– Multimedia learning contents for dietary
– Multimedia information service for food safety and security
– Analysis of Web contents on cooking/eating activities

Important Dates
– Paper submission deadline: March 31, 2015
– Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2015
– Camera ready deadline: May 15, 2015
– Workshop date: July 3, 2015

Review criteria and process
Each paper submission will be reviewed by more than two experts.
Submissions are reviewed based on:
– Originality of the content
– Quality of the content
– Relevance to the theme
– Clarity of the written presentation

Organizing Committee
– General chair
Kiyoharu Aizawa (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
– Program co-chairs
Ichiro Ide (Nagoya Univ., JP)
Yoko Yamakata (Kyoto Univ., JP)
– Organizing co-chairs
Atsushi Hashimoto (Kyoto Univ., JP)
Keisuke Doman (Chukyo Univ., JP)
– Publicity co-chairs
Shinsuke Nakajima (Kyoto Sangyo Univ., JP)
Hiromi Nakamura (The Univ. of Toky, JP)
– Advisory chair
Mutsuo Sano (Osaka Institute of Technology, JP)

To reach the organizers:
Workshop Webpage:

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9th Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2015 conference in Madeira, Portugal

CALL FOR PAPERS IHCI 2015 – Deadline for submissions: 30 January 2015
9th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2015

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 22 – 24 July 2015


Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
(MCCSIS 2015)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 21 – 24 July 2015


Keynote Speakers (confirmed):

Professor Joaquim Jorge, Full Professor, Department of Computer Science
and Engineering, IST – Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal

Nitendra Rajput, Senior Researcher & Research Manager, IBM Research, India

Conference Scope

The Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2015 conference
aims to address the main issues of concern within Interface Culture and
Design with a particular emphasis on the affective aspects of design,
development and implementation of interfaces and the generational
implications for design of human and technology interaction. This
conference aims to explore and discuss innovative studies of technology
and its application in interfaces and welcomes research in progress,
case studies, practical demonstrations and workshops in addition to the
traditional submission categories. For more details please check

Paper Submission

This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit
their papers in English through the conference submission system by
January 30, 2015. Submissions must be original and should not have been
published previously.

Important Dates:
– Submission Deadline: 30 January 2015
– Notification to Authors: 4 March 2015
– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 30 March 2015
– Late Registration: After 30 March 2015

Paper Publication

The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN,
will be made available through the Digital Library available at

The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI
Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

The best papers will also be selected for publishing as extended
versions in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN:
1645-7641) and in the IADIS International Journal on Computer Science
and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692), and also in journals from

Conference Contact:
Web site:

Organized by: International Association for Development of the
Information Society

Co-Organized by: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Registered participants in the Interfaces and Human Computer
Interaction conference may attend the other conferences part of MCCSIS
2015 free of charge.

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Call for Papers CGI’15 24-26 June 2015 Strasbourg, France

Call for Papers
24-26 June 2015
Strasbourg, France

Computer Graphics International is one of the oldest and true international
conference in Computer Graphics and one of the five most important ones
worldwide. It is an essential yearly meeting where academics present their
latest models and technologies, and explore new trends and ideas. In
previous years, it had been held in many different places worldwide – UK,
Germany, Australia, and many other nations in Europe, Asia, and America.

Computer Graphics International (CGI) 2015, the 32nd annual conference will
take place on June 24-26, 2015 in Strasbourg, France. The city of
Strasbourg is located in the center of Europe, at the crossroads of France,
Germany and Switzerland. The conference will be organized by the Computer
Graphics and Geometry Group of ICube Laboratory (CNRS/Université de

Accepted full-length papers will be published in the Visual Computer
journal. Authors of accepted short papers will be invited to submit an
extended version of their work to Visual Computer; these papers will follow
a fast track review process.


We invite original contributions that advance the state-of-the-art
in topics related, but not limited to:

– Graphics Systems Architecture
– Human Computer Interaction
– Rendering Techniques
– Virtual and Augmented Reality
– Shape and Surface Modeling
– Physically Based Modeling and Simulation
– Scientific Visualization
– Data Compression for Graphics
– Medical Imaging
– Computational and Discreet Geometry
– Multimedia and Web Graphics
– Image Based Rendering
– Graphics Toolkits
– Computational Photography
– Computer Animation
– Visual Analytics
– Shape and Image Retrieval
– Sketch Based Modeling
– 3D PrintingSurface and Volume Deformation
– Shape Analysis
– Graphics Hardware
– Parallel Systems and GPU
– Natural Phenomena
– Interactive Techniques

The selected 35 best full papers will appear as journal papers in the
special issue of the leading international journal The Visual Computer by
Springer Verlag publisher, and will be presented orally at the conference.
The scientific program of the conference will also include short papers and



Paper submission: Feb. 15th 2015

Paper notification: Mar. 18th 2015

Camera ready papers due: Apr. 8th 2015


Paper submission: Apr. 24th 2015

Paper notification: May 12th 2015

Camera ready papers due: May 22th 2015


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CHIuXiD 2015 Conference, Indonesia, 8-10 April 2015

CHIuXiD 2015 | CHI UX Indonesia 2015 | The International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience

Accepted submissions will appear in the CHIuXiD 2015 Conference
Proceedings and ACM Digital Library (ISBN: 978-104503-3334-4)

Dates: 8-10 April 2015
Location: Bandung, Indonesia

Theme: CONNECT – “Connecting academics and professionals in UX world”

Submission deadline: 9 January 2015

Type of submission: Full Paper, Short Paper, Poster, Workshop,
Tutorial, Industrial Case Study, Demonstration, Design Challenge

On behalf of the 2015 Indonesia ACM SIGCHI Chapter – The International
Conference on Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience conference
(CHIuXiD 2015) organizing committee, we invite you to participate in the

Submission and Review
Submission: Online at CHIuXiD 2015 Easy Chair (
Review Process: Double blind review refereed by the International Board
of Reviewers.
One of the authors of an accepted submission has to register and present
the paper at the conference to have the paper published in the

You can learn more about CHIuXiD 2015, to be held 8-10 April 2015 in
Bandung, Indonesia on the Conference website: We look forward to
receiving your participation. Your contribution will be a significant
factor in the quality of the conference.

Please contact Dr. Eunice Sari or Dr. Johanna Hariandja, if you have any

More Information
Eunice Sari
UX Indonesia and The University of Western Australia <>

Johanna Hariandja
Parahyangan Catholic University <>

Facebook Group.

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ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television & Online Video

ACM TVX 2015
ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television & Online Video
3rd – 5th June 2015

Hosted by iMinds Digital Society Department at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels,
Jointly organised with the International Symposium on Media Innovations (ISMI) and
the Private Television Conference

— December 8, 2014: Open application for Associate Chairs
— December 14, 2014: Request mentoring
— January 12, 2015: Full and Short Paper submissions
— March 2, 2015: WiP, TVX in Industry, Demo, Doctoral Consortium
ACM TVX is the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for
Television and Online Video. ACM TVX is the leading international conference for
presentation and discussion of research into online video and TV interaction and
user experience. The conference brings together international researchers and
practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, ranging from human-computer
interaction, multimedia engineering and design to media studies, media psychology
and sociology. In addition to standard research paper presentations the conference
includes a wide range of formats for presentation and discussion of research,
including Industry Papers, Demos, Works-in-Progress, and also provides the
opportunity to participate in the Doctoral Consortium and to run and attend courses
and workshops on specialist topics in TV and online video interaction and user

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

— Content Production: traditional & novel content production for the new media
landscape, including cross-platform services and interactive storytelling, and
— Systems & Infrastructures: system designs and architectures and their evaluation,
including delivery, transmission, and synchronization of media.
— Interaction Technologies & techniques: including gestural and multi-sensory,
multi-display systems, and interaction for device ecosystems.
— Experience Design & Evaluation: TV and online video design and evaluation
research, including social and shared experiences.
— Media Studies: including consumption practices and theoretical and practical
ethical, regulatory, and policy issues.
— Empirical Methods: novel methods for evaluating TV and online video experience,
and audience measurement.
— Data Science for TV & Online Video: advances in techniques for collaborative
filtering, interactive/synchronous environments, collective intelligence and
crowd-sourcing, and location-based and context-aware applications and services.
— Business Models & Marketing: research and practice around novel business models
and marketing strategies for the new media landscape of television and online video.
Studies around novel ways of advertisement models and strategies.
— Innovation & Visions of Future TV & Online Video: research on innovative design
strategies, new concepts, and prototype experiences for television and online video,
including case studies and media artworks and performances.


Contributions must describe unpublished original work, emphasizing completed or
advanced research, and a parallel submission to other venues should be clearly
indicated to the program committee. Research paper submissions are double-blind and
will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.

For detailed submission guidelines, including the use of the ACM SIGCHI PCS
submission system see:


We are welcoming applications to be on the ACM TVX2015 Program Committee. This
involves playing a key role in the submission and review process, including
attendance at the PC meeting in Brussels. We are opening applications to members of
the community, industry and academia who feel they can contribute to this group.
(Please note that this call is to apply as Associate Chair, not for reviewing

Deadline for PC applications: December 8th

Please find more information on how to apply as Associate Chair:

Along the inclusion and accessibility strategy at TVX2015, we also provide a
mentoring opportunity. During the TVX submission process, we can provide the
opportunity to bring the experience of established researchers to new researchers.
In the mentorship program we get you in contact with a specific member of the
community who will provide feedback and support for your submission.

Deadline to request mentoring: December 14th

Please find more information on how to ask for mentoring and our existing mentors:

For up-to-date information and further details visit:
For questions, please contact us on:

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Call for Submissions: IJHCS Special issue on Participatory Design for Serious Games

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS): Special issue
on /Participatory Design for Serious Games


Participatory design (PD) approaches are gaining traction across the
field of HCI. However, their use in serious game design remains less
frequent. While the application of PD is a situated phenomenon, it is
still possible to distil some shared causes for this that apply across
contexts, including historically “designer-led” game design processes,
difficulties reaching common ground within interdisciplinary teams
involved in serious games design, and end users’ lack of domain
expertise. The aim of this special issue is to make progress in
advancing epistemological and related methodological developments. We
seek /case studies/ of how PD has been used in different stages of
serious game design processes, specific /methods/ appropriated or
developed for doing so, and details of (problematic) /dynamics/ between
PD processes and serious game design. Authors are asked to engage in
/critical reflections/ with a particular focus on the complex
interaction between the values of PD, the pedagogical and entertainment
requirements of serious games, and the multi-faceted perspectives that
design stakeholders often introduce. The special issue is expected to be
of interest to both researchers and practitioners of the games,
educational technologies and PD communities.

Case studies will be encouraged to address, while not being limited to,
the following questions:

·How does expertise influence power dynamics between different
stakeholders? How should future players be involved in the design of
game systems if they do not understand how game systems work, or equally
if they don’t possess domain expertise?

·How should we build on the perspectives, values, and ideas of players
if, as politically incorrect as it sounds, these are not game-friendly,
clash with the design aesthetics of game designers or contravene
evidence from learning theories?

·Given the type of stakeholders involved in serious games design, what
are the value dilemmas that can occur and how can these be overcome by
fostering intragroup or co-design dynamics?

·What do researchers and users expect from PD and are these expectations
realized in PD projects?

·In light of the empowerment focus of PD, how can we use game design
processes to empower users, and what do we do when users do not want to
be empowered?

·How might we use PD to foster an accountability culture in relation to
the promise of serious games? How do we identify and address tokenism?

Submission instructions: Manuscripts should generally not exceed 8000
words (excluding references). Papers should be prepared according to the
IJHCS Guide for authors, and should be submitted online according to the
journal’s instructions. The IJHCS Guide for authors and online
submission are available at Papers
will be desk reviewed at a first stage by the visiting journal editors
to establish their relevance for the special issue.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2015

First round of notifications: May 15, 2015

Final round of notifications: Sept 30, 2015

Indexing: Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, Computer Abstracts,
Computing Reviews, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology,
Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Ergonomics Abstracts,
Science Citation Index, Social SciSearch, Social Sciences Citation
Index, Wilson Applied Science and Technology Abstracts, CompuMath
Citation Index, PsycINFO, SciSearch/Science Citation Index Expanded,
Scopus, Thomson Scientific SciSearch.

For more information contact:

Rilla Khaled

Institute of Digital Games

University of Malta

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Calling for Submissions for National Symposium on HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), 8 December 2014, IIUM

Calling for Submissions for National Symposium on HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), 8 December 2014, IIUM.

Sym HCI 2014 is organised by a group of IHLs, including Multimedia University (MMU).

Calling for paper and product submission. Panelists include government, academic and industry. Registration fee is only RM30.00.

Deadline for submission: 1st December 2014.

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World Usability Day – Berlin 2014

This time around, World Usability Day will be held in Berlin around the theme called “Engaging the User – User and users involve, fascinate, inspire” . There will be numerous presentations, with speakers from research and business methods, ideas and best practices are introduced for user engagement and with hands-on practical experiences shared in workshops.  Participation is free, registration under .
On November 13, 2014.
In the Urania, An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin.
Programme link:


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Special Session on Augmented Reality at ACM MMSys’15 (deadline Nov. 10)

18-20 MARCH, 2015

Portland, Oregon, USA

The ACM Multimedia Systems conference provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and scientists to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. This special session on augmented reality is an opportunity to foster dialogue and interaction between the MMSys community and other research communities — in particular, researchers whose work lies in the intersection of mixed and augmented reality and multimedia systems.

Augmented reality is an emerging interface concept which is at the confluence of many state-of-the-art technologies and trends, such as camera-equipped smartphones and tablets, head-mounted and wearable displays, wearable cameras, mobile apps and games, global-scale 3D mapping, and visual search. Research in augmented reality deals especially with systems issues and integration of technologies, and often involves innovative system design as well the development of novel system components. This broad and
interdisciplinary field connects many research areas, including computer vision, computer graphics, mobile and embedded systems, displays and optics, and user interface design, and finds application in a broad range of areas, including the entertainment, industry, military and commercial sectors.

Topics of interest for this special session include, but are not limited to:

Innovative augmented reality applications
Experience with augmented reality systems
Wearable computing and innovative mobile devices
Software architectures for augmented reality systems
System-level energy management for mobile augmented reality systems
Mobile computing support for augmented reality
Display technologies for mixed and augmented reality
Networking and distributed systems for augmented reality
Mobile and embedded augmented reality systems
Mobile augmented reality systems design
Real-time systems and resource-constrained implementations
3D modeling and image-based localization
Active and passive stereo systems
Multimedia compression for visual search and augmented reality
Sensor fusion and ego-motion estimation
Camera tracking and SLAM
User interface designs for augmented reality
Security and privacy concerns in augmented reality systems
The papers will be published in the proceedings of MMSys, and authors will present their work in person at MMSys.


Carl S. Marshall, Intel Corporation, Portland, OR, USA
Jonathan Ventura, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA


Submission to the Special Session on Augmented Reality must include new, unpublished, original material.
Papers should be 6 to 12 pages in ACM proceedings style, written in English.

For submitting your paper:
Click here – to submit a paper to the Special Session


Paper Submission Deadline: November 10, 2014
Notification: December 19, 2014
Camera Ready Due: January 19, 2015

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library.
This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


For further queries and extra information, please contact us at and

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