NordiCHI 2012

NordiCHI 2012 Making sense through design
Submission site now open for Full papers & short papers,
http://precisionconference.com/~nordiCHI

The 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction is the main forum
in Northern Europe for human-computer interaction research. It is the
meeting place for researchers, designers, practitioners, and educators
from a broad range of traditions and communities. The conference will take
place at the IT University of Copenhagen on the 14-17th of October 2012.

Submission deadlines:
30th of April 2012: Full papers & short papers
25th of May 2012: Workshop and tutorials
13th of July 2012: Posters, demos, and videos; design cases; industrial
experiences
10th of August 2012: Doctoral consortium

Visit the website or scroll below for committee and call for contributions
http://www.nordichi2012.org

Over the years, Interaction Design has produced manifold contributions to
the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) by elevating among other
things the importance of user experience, design practices, creativity,
and participation. By having design as part of the conference theme,
NordiCHI 2012 wants to recognise the significant vitality of the design
community in the Nordic region, including top-level education, world-class
industrial and artistic design, and high cultural relevance. As new
technologies continue to influence everyday perception of basic concepts
such as time and space, sociocultural changes are taking place that demand
HCI researchers to examine situations with an open mind. In the recent
18:4 issue of ACM Interactions, Liam Bannon illustrates “how HCI has moved
from evaluation of interfaces through design of systems and into general
sense-making of our world”. NordiCHI 2012 embraces this explorative yet
down-to-earth challenge of designing interactive systems for human
practices that are still in the making.

NordiCHI 2012 accepts contributions in several categories. The technical
program is the backbone of the conference, inviting original, high-quality
long and short papers. Other submission categories include demos, posters
and videos; design cases; and industrial experiences. All of these will be
published in the ACM Digital Library. Proposals may also be submitted for
tutorials, workshops, and the doctoral consortium.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

– Adaptive and adaptable systems
– Affective computing
– Ambient intelligence
– Artistic and aesthetic aspects of interaction and interface design
– Design cases
– Design methods
– End-user development
– Evaluation methods
– Group and organisation interfaces
– Information visualisation
– Innovative interface design
– Interface agents and interface characters
– Interfaces supporting learning
– Models of interaction
– Multimodal interfaces
– New interaction techniques and devices
– Participatory design
– Studies of organisations, technology and work
– Theory and foundation of HCI
– Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
– Universal access and international interfaces
– Usability studies
– User-centred design

FULL AND SHORT PAPERS
NordiCHI 2012 invites original papers that move the field of
human-computer interaction forward, be it through the advance of theory,
methodology, or practice. Papers are required to be of the highest
international standard. NordiCHI aims to be a multidisciplinary forum for
exchange of the latest results, coming from and combining the social, the
technical, and the aesthetic.

Full papers must present original work that significantly contributes to
research and practice of Human-Computer Interaction in its broadest sense.
They should demonstrate validity, novelty over the literature, benefit to
the field, or otherwise make a contribution that matters. Short papers
contribute brief and focused contributions. Both full and short papers
will be published in ACM’s Digital Library.

Full papers must be up to 10 pages; short papers up to 4 pages. Papers
must be anonymised and formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Publications
Format. Submission should be made electronically through the conference
paper submission and reviewing system. NordiCHI 2012 is an international
conference and contributions are welcomed from all parts of the world.
However, the official written and spoken language of the conference is
English.

Submissions now open http://precisionconference.com/~nordiCHI
For further information, please contact the chairs at
program@nordichi2012.org
Submission deadline for full and short papers: 30th of April 2012
Notification of acceptance: 30th of June 2012

WORKSHOPS
Workshops offer an informal environment for attendees with common
interests and diverse perspectives to engage in rich discussions around
works in progress or new areas of research and practice. NordiCHI 2012
invites workshop proposals addressing basic research, applied research,
new methodologies, emerging application areas, design innovations, and HCI
education. The goal of the workshops is to generate ideas that might give
the NordiCHI community new ways of thinking about well-travelled themes
and topics or that might suggest new promising directions for future work.

Workshops are held the day before the start of the conference and can be
full or half-day in length. We will give preference to workshops that
focus on community building and communal knowledge creation rather than
structured miniature paper presentation sessions.

The proposal should be no longer than 1500 words and should detail:

– Title and duration
– Workshop theme and goals
– Outcomes of the workshop
– Relevance to the field
– Intended audience
– Organisers’ names and backgrounds
– Expected number, balance and selection of participants
– Description of activities planned
– Needed facilities

For further information and submission of workshop proposals, please
contact the workshop chairs worktut@nordichi2012.org.

Submission deadline: May 25, 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2012
Deadline for submission of papers to workshops: July 20, 2012
Notification of acceptance of papers to workshops: August 10, 2012

TUTORIALS
Tutorials offer participants the opportunity to extend their knowledge
into new areas of expertise, to explore new communities of practice and to
learn about specific concepts, methods and techniques from recognised
experts. Tutorials may be half-day or full day sessions. NordiCHI 2012
invites tutorials focusing on new and emerging areas, methods and
technologies or experimenting with new forms of instruction and innovative
perspectives in an HCI context.

Proposals for full or half-day tutorials should limit the description to
500 words and should detail:

– Title and duration
– Intended audience
– Theme and goals
– Description of activities planned
– Prior experiences and evaluations of the tutorial.
– Needed facilities
– Organisers’ names and backgrounds

For further information and submission of tutorial proposals, please email
the tutorial chairs at worktut@nordichi2012.org
Submission deadline: May 25, 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2012

DEMOS POSTERS AND VIDEOS
Posters, videos and demos give participants the opportunity to show new
and interesting ideas in human-computer interaction concepts and
technology. We invite submissions related to the conference theme of
‘Making Sense Through Design’.

Demos
Demo submissions are for working prototypes, devices and systems that
focus on the conference themes and HCI in general. We welcome submissions
from industry, research, and design. Like the video submissions, any demo
submissions may feature work that has been published previously so long as
this is indicated in the submission. A demo proposal is composed of two
parts:

1. A short description of the system, max. 2 pages, formatted according to
the ACM SIGCHI Publications Format.
2. A one-page interaction plan, describing how the working system is going
to be used at the conference, including spatial and other requirements.

Demo presentations are given in two formats:
A . accepted demos will be displayed during the interactive events
session at the conference.
B . authors will be given the opportunity to present a short preview for
a wide audience at the conference.

Presenters must supply all equipment necessary for the demo. Internet
access will be available, but presenters must contact the organisers about
this before the conference. Shipment of equipment is under the
responsibility of the presenters.

Posters
Poster submissions allow authors to submit research that has not yet
reached an appropriate level for a paper. Poster submissions should
include a brief description of related research, and a clear description
of the work along with future work plans. A poster submission should
contain:

1. A short description of the work, max. 2 pages, formatted according to
the ACM SIGCHI Publications Format.
2. A rough design of the poster.

Poster presentations are given in two formats:
A . accepted posters will be displayed during the interactive events
session at the conference.
B . authors will be given the opportunity to present a short preview for
a wide audience at the conference.

Videos
Video submissions should focus on topics of interest to HCI researchers in
relation to the conference theme. Videos can contain presentations of
research prototypes, future innovations or user studies. Videos may be
work that has been published previously. Please highlight any prior
publication of the video content in your submission. We also welcome
submissions that complement a paper. A video submission should contain:

1. A short description of the work, max. 2 pages, formatted according to
the ACM SIGCHI Publications Format.
2. A mandatory video (max. 5 minutes, 2 – 3 minutes is usually
appropriate).
Accepted videos will be presented in the interactive events session at the
conference.

Please direct questions regarding demos, posters, or videos to
demopostervideo@nordichi2012.org.
Submission deadline for posters, videos and demos: July 13, 2012
Notification of acceptance will be sent out on August 20, 2012

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
The doctoral consortium is a full day session taking place on Sunday 14th
October 2012. It is intended for Ph.D. students working in the field of
human-computer interaction. The doctoral consortium is an opportunity to
present issues of concern in the doctoral studies, meet fellow Ph.D.
students, and get extensive feedback from the session co-chairs and other
participants. It is primarily intended for students in the “middle” of
their PhD studies (you have started your study, but it is not too late to
make changes based on feedback).

Submit a 2-4 pages paper in ACM SIGCHI Publications Format describing your
PhD project. Please also submit a resume (CV) and a letter of
recommendation from your supervisor. Students accepted will be asked to
read at least two other submissions, and should be prepared to give
feedback to those students during the consortium.

For further information and for submissions, please email the doctorial
consortium chairs at dc@nordichi2012.org
Submission deadline for Doctoral Consortium: 10th of August 2012
Notification of acceptance will be sent out on August 25th, 2012.

DESIGN CASES
Design cases will present on-going or finished designs relating to
human-computer interaction in its broadest sense. We in particular invite
designers that feel on the fringe of traditional academic conferences to
submit their work. Design cases can include artistic experiments, demos,
digital artefacts, reality-based interaction, technological bodies &
interaction design, or media art experiments

There are two submission options:

A. Describing the case on 2 to 6 pages in the ACM SIGCHI Publications
Format. This description will enter the ACM digital library. You may
supplement the submission with any digital material of plans or designs
that may help understand your contribution.

B. A (documentation of) an artistic or design experiment (to be part of
the exhibition and catalogue not to be part of the ACM library). You
should submit 1) a short (precise) description of your ideas – the
conceptual and formal considerations as well as your references to other
work or ideas that has inspired you (if any). 2) A video documentation of
your work – to be exhibited at the conference ‘Walk In Cinema’, if your
proposal is accepted.

At the conference, the Design Cases sessions will be a mixture of
presentations and contributions to the ‘Walk In Cinema’. Each contribution
will get 20 minutes of presentation (including discussion). When you
prepare your presentation, concentrate on aspects that you could not
capture adequately in your paper submission. This could mean, for example,
that you build your presentation around a demonstration of a key
interactive feature of your work.

Please direct questions about Design Cases to design@nordichi2010.org.
Submission deadline for design cases: July 13, 2012
Notification of acceptance will be sent out on August 20, 2012

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCES
Industrial experiences allow people working in industry to present their
work on human-computer interaction in its broadest sense. The aim is to
gather and share experiences from industry with peers in industry and
academia.
Industrial experiences can be related to any phase of concept or product
development, for example

– How information on users is used to take decisions in various phases of
the development cycle (design decisions, strategic product decisions,
implementation decisions, etc.)
– Process or tool descriptions and real life implementation of the processes
– Experiences with the creation of concepts and real products (using an
HCI approach)
– User studies or usability tests
– Design of products
– Case studies
– Any other HCI related activity related to product creation

All submissions will be reviewed by peers from industry and academia. The
reviewing will emphasize general interest for the NordiCHI audience and
how well the presentation enlightens the realities in industry, rather
than strict academic criteria.

Industrial experiences will be allocated up to 20 minutes presentations
slots and can be presented as talks, videos,, demos (and given as such) or
in a dedicated poster area. Whatever the format, industrial experiences
will be presented in a dedicated Industrial Experiences session at the
conference.

Submissions should contain:
A short description, 2-4 pages, conforming to the ACM SIGCHI Publications
Format. If the presentation contains other material (e.g., videos or
demos), the submission can be supplemented with visuals or textual
descriptions of these.

Presenters must supply all equipment necessary for their presentation
(e.g., demo), beyond a projector and computer. Internet access will be
available, but presenters must contact the organizers about this before
the conference. Shipment of equipment is under the responsibility of the
presenters.

Please direct questions regarding Industrial experiences to
industrial@nordichi2012.org
Submission deadline for Industrial experiences: July 13, 2012
Notification of acceptance will be sent out on August 20, 2012

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