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HCI International News, Number 123, January 2024

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HCII 2024: Conference details

HCI International 2024, scheduled to take place at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC, USA, 29 June - 4 July 2024, cordially invites you to participate and contribute to this major international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical and applied areas of HCI.

The Conference has a long-established tradition of inviting distinguished scientists and professionals in the broader HCI field to organize parallel sessions. Prospective authors should submit their proposal upon invitation from a session organizer. The process is open until 2 February 2024 (under the guidance of Parallel Session Organizers).

Important deadlines:

HCII2024 will run as a 'hybrid' conference. The first three days of the conference (29 June -1 July) will comprise ‘virtual only’ parallel sessions for paper presentations with remote only participation and ‘hybrid’ Tutorials and Workshops. The Opening Plenary Session (1st of July) and the parallel sessions that will take place 2-4 July will run as ‘hybrid’ events (i.e., allowing both 'in-person' and remote participation options for presenters and participants). Detailed information about the mode of operation for each part of the conference is available through the Program Overview at the Conference website.

The recipient of the 'HCI MEDAL FOR SOCIETAL IMPACT' for 2024 and Keynote Speaker will be Vicki Hanson (past President of ACM and current ACM’s Chief Executive Officer).

The best contributions will be awarded! The best paper of each of the HCII 2024 Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences will be given an award. The best poster extended abstract (in the form of a short research paper) will also receive an award.

Workshops, to be organized as hybrid events, are intended to foster discussion and exchange of ideas on hot topics in the broader field of HCI. Workshop participation is complimentary for all registered Conference participants.

The Student Design Competition gives to College and University students of all grades an opportunity to present their design idea, by submitting an abstract and a video clip (up to 5-minutes). Three awards will be selected by an international jury (GOLD - $1,000; SILVER - $500; and BRONZE - $250).

The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set. Papers will appear in the LNCS and LNAI series, while poster extended abstracts in the form of short research papers will be published in the CCIS series. All volumes will be available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by subscribing libraries, and indexed by a number of services, including: CPCI, part of Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science; Scopus; EI Engineering Index; ACM Digital Library; Google Scholar; DBLP, etc.

4th of July 2024. As the last day of the conference coincides with the US Independence Day, a traditional BBQ and appropriate festivities will be organized; details will be announced on the HCII2024 website in due course.

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HCII 2024: Poster proposals submission - deadline: 19 January 2024

Posters constitute short research papers, reporting scientific results or professional news. Present your novel ideas in a simple, concise and visually appealing manner. Accepted submissions will be included in the Conference Proceedings to be published by Springer in the Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Prospective poster authors should submit their abstracts (300 words), including the essence of the planned presentation, by 19 January 2024.

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HCII 2024: Distinguished Tutorial by Ben Shneiderman

Monday, 1 July 2024
“Generative AI: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

By: Ben Shneiderman
Dept. of Computer Science & Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Abstract: Generative AI Tools, like ChatGPT, Bard, and Midjourney, provide powerful features for users, but also bring substantial dangers. Generating text, answering questions, summarizing documents, and writing code are common text-based applications, complemented by multimedia images, videos, songs, and speech. Generative AI products are often impressive, but sometimes troubling. Potential dangers include errors from “hallucinations”, biased statements, violations of privacy, and copyright infringement. Can these dangers be prevented or mitigated sufficiently to bring commercial success beyond the initial bubble of excitement? This tutorial will address these opportunities and dangers, focusing on applications in education, medicine, and creative industries. We will focus on how HCI researchers and user experience designers can develop control panels that enable users to get what they want more easily and more often. The guiding principles stem from human moral and legal responsibility for the uses of technology. For users, the message is: Generative AI is powerful so learn to use it; Generative AI is flawed, so be careful.

* This Tutorial will be offered gratis to remote conference participants

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HCII 2024: Tutorials' Program

The full Tutorials' Program, which will run as hybrid events, between 29 June to 1 July 2024, is now available with 17 Tutorials on offer covering a wide spectrum of topics. Below is the full list, with links to each tutorial description and the presenters' brief bio.

Saturday, 29 June 2024

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Tutorial

Time

T01

XR Frontier: Exploring the Future of Cognitive Support and Training with Extended Reality
Ryan Ebnali Harari

08:30 - 12:30

T02

Explainable AI for High-stake tasks with Human-in-the- loop
Boris Kovalerchuk

08:30 - 12:30

T03

Design Systems for Better Design, Usability and UX
Elizabeth Rosenzweig

08:30 - 12:30

T04

Designing AI Applications in High Stakes Environments: A Human-Centric Approach to Financial AI
Shirley Anderson, Houssam Kherraz, Ginny Zhao, Emiri Chan

13:30 - 17:30

T05

No Code Machine Learning and Data Analytics
Dvijesh Shastri

13:30 - 17:30

T06

Feeling Data Through Affective Interfaces Using Personality and Semantic Retrieval
Jenna Fizel, Tiange Wang

13:30 - 17:30


Sunday, 30 June 2024

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Tutorial

Time

T07

How to Design User-Friendly Dashboards
Abbas Moallem

08:30 - 12:30

T08

Bridging Cultural Differences for Inclusive Design in a Globalized World
Huatong Sun

08:30 - 12:30

T09

Structural Equation Modeling in HCI Research using SEMinR
Andre Calero Valdez

08:30 - 12:30

T10

Assessing Human Reliance on Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Decision-Making
Federico Cabitza

13:30 - 17:30

T11

Recent trends in Brain-Computer interface research: from Ultra High-Density grids to low density EEG and fNIRS integration
Katrin Mayr, Angela Natalizio, Guenter Edlinger

13:30 - 17:30

T12

Interaction Design and Evaluation in Digital Games
Pejman Mirza-Babaei

13:30 - 17:30


Monday, 1 July 2024

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Tutorial

Time

T13

Distinguished Tutorial:
Generative AI: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Ben Shneiderman

08:30 - 12:30

T14

Rockets, Robots, and AI: Lessons Learned from Science-Fiction Movies and TV for HCI/UX
Aaron Marcus

08:30 - 12:30

T15

Aspects of Dependable Machine Learning for Safety Critical Applications in Industrial Settings
Silvia Vock, Franziska Wolny, Georg Sied, Sven Jacob, Weija Shao, Seyedfakhredin Musavishavazi

08:30 - 12:30

T16

User experience of and validation for industrial grade AI: Case Studies
Helmut Degen, Christof Budnik

13:30 - 17:30

T17

From Perception to Ultimate Use: Understanding and Driving Technology Acceptance
Andrina Granic

13:30 - 17:30

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HCII 2024: Student Volunteers' program

The HCII2024 Program for Student Volunteers gives College and University students from around the world the opportunity to attend ‘in-person’ and contribute to one of the most prestigious conferences in the field of computing and HCI. HCII2024 Student Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with researchers, academics and practitioners from various related disciplines and meet other students with diverse educational and cultural background. The skills, talents and dedication of the Student Volunteers contribute to the overall quality and success of the Conference.

The Student Volunteer role involves a range of duties to be performed ‘in-person’, assisting Conference participants during the running of hybrid sessions and contributing to the overall smooth running of the Conference functions.

The conference will offer Student Volunteers:

  • Complimentary Conference Registration
  • Complimentary Registration for up to two Tutorials of their choice
  • Provision of Luncheon for up to six days
  • Full reimbursement of accommodation (single occupancy) in the Conference hotel for up to six nights (booking by themselves)
  • Two Student Volunteer T–shirts

More details are available at the conference website.

All applications received through the Conference Management System (CMS) by the 1st of March will be reviewed and volunteers selected will be notified by the 15th of March.

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HCII 2024: Registration

All registered conference participants are entitled to:

  • conference proceedings in electronic format;
  • access the hybrid Opening Plenary Session and Keynote Speech;
  • participation in all ‘virtual only’ as well as ‘hybrid’ parallel sessions;
  • access to the posters and exhibition;
  • participation in all advertised open ‘hybrid’ sessions;
  • register for one or more ‘hybrid’ Tutorials (an additional fee per Tutorial is required);
  • register for one or more ‘hybrid’ Workshops (free of charge).

During the on-line registration process, participants will be required to select their preferred attendance method (‘in-person’ or ‘virtual’).

Participants that select to attend ‘in-person’ will also have the opportunity to:

  • enter the conference reception (evening of July 1st)
  • enter all refreshment breaks between hybrid sessions
    (2 per day, mid-morning and mid-afternoon, between July 2nd and July 4th)
  • enter the 4th of July traditional BBQ and conference festivities for the US Independence Day (advance reservation is required)
  • enter the students' networking social event and reception (for student participants only - advance reservation is required)

Detailed information about registration is available through the Conference website.

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HCII 2024: Accommodation

The Washington Hilton Hotel will be the conference venue and the official HCII2024 hotel.

Situated in the epicenter of DC's best neighborhoods with easy access to all of the city's top attractions, Washington Hilton offers a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Embassy Row. Visitors are able to experience museums, dinning hotspots, and an eclectic mix of boutique shops, all within walking distance from the hotel.

A number of rooms have been reserved to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis with significantly reduced rates, valid for all Conference participants for the duration of the Conference, as well as for 2 additional days, before and / or after the Conference, subject to availability of rooms at the time of the reservation.

Detailed information about accommodation is available through the Conference website.

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HCII 2024: Exhibition

You are invited to exhibit at the HCI International 2024 exhibition. The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of more than 2000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI.

Information about the previous years’ exhibition, including photos of the exhibition hall and exhibitors, are available in HCII News Facebook page and the conference web site.

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HCII 2024: About Washington D.C., the capital of United States of America

Washington, D.C., founded in 1790, was carefully planned and designed to be the federal capital of the United States of America. With a population of more than 6 million in the wider metropolitan area, is a world-class city with iconic monuments and memorials, incredible and free-to-enter museums, political prowess, foreign embassies, historic neighborhoods and revered universities and colleges.

Washington DC is rich in historical buildings and sights, like The White House, the official residence of the president of the United States, the Capitol Building, housing the Congress and the Library of Congress, the largest library complex in the world with a collection of more than 147 million books, manuscripts, and other materials. Nearby there is the National Mall, a large open park including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the World War II Memorial.

The Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, maintains 17 free-to-enter museums in the area including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of American History.

Prepare your trip with information available through the Official Visitors Guide of Destination DC, the tourism organization of the city, and their YouTube channel.

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World Usability Initiative 2023 Design Challenge Winners: Awards sponsored by HCII2024

The 2023 World Usability Initiative (WUI) Design Challenge theme was "Collaboration and Cooperation". Submissions were reviewed by an international jury consisting of 9 members, chaired by Gilbert Cockton, Emeritus Professor of Design (Northumbria University) and Computer Science (University of Sunderland). Award winners were announced on World Usability Day, 9 November 2023.

  • Gold: Live.Lingo, Athena Vo (Boston College, USA)
  • Silver: MCCD Form, Nomeshwari Reddy Thummala (National Institute of Design, Bengaluru, India)

In lieu of a BRONZE award, an Honorable Mention is presented to:

  • Optimens, Federica Masci (KU Leuven, Belgium)

HCI International 2024 congratulates the winners and sponsors the three awards (Gold $1,250; Silver $1,000; and Honorable Mention $750) that will be conferred during the Opening Plenary Session in the evening of the 1st of July 2024.

The three award winners are also cordially invited, with complimentary registration, to present their work in a special hybrid session of the conference (2nd of July 2024).

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