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HCI International News, Number 65, May 2014

HCII 2014 Conference Highlights

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HCII 2014: Advance Program

The detailed Advance Program of HCI International 2014 (http://www.hcii2014.org/program) has recently been updated to include information about the following:

  • Twenty one full- and half-day Tutorials that will run from Sunday 22 June to Tuesday 24 June. There are still places available and conference participants can register even at the last minute.
  • The opening plenary session, to be followed by the conference reception, will be held in the evening of Tuesday 24 June. James R. (Jim) Lewis (Senior Human Factors Engineer, IBM Software Group) will deliver the Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session of HCII 2014. The title of his speech is "Usability: Lessons Learned ... and Yet to Be Learned". Details about the keynote address are posted in the conference website: http://www.hcii2014.org/keynote-speech
  • More than 240 parallel sessions (technical paper presentations) will run from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 June.
  • Poster presentations will run from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 June.
  • Exhibition will run from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 June.

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Creta Maris Beach Resort is currently sold out for the nights of 24, 25 and 26 of June 2014, but continues to accept reservations for all other nights.

Alternative accommodation options are available through:

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HCII 2014: Exhibition

The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of over 2,000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI. The following companies/organizations have already signed up to exhibit at the HCI 2014 Exhibition:


CRC Press Virtual Booth

Attention HCII 2014 Visitors and Attendees-You Are Invited!

CRC Press invites all those interested in HCI and Human Factors and Ergonomics to visit the CRC Press Virtual Booth at http://crcpress.com/go/HCII2014

What Does the Virtual Booth Offer?

  • Savings-Use promo code DQN80 and SAVE 20% on all new and classic books from CRC Press, plus free shipping anywhere in the world
  • Content-Find out about the CRC Press author that will be attending the HCII2014 meeting in Greece
  • Access-Learn how you can become a CRC Press author from Senior Acquiring Editor Cindy Carelli

Visit us now and sign up for new book alerts, special offers, and exclusive content at http://crcpress.com/go/HCII2014. Plus, add a copy of one of the latest books driving your field, including the definitive handbook that should be on every HCI expert's shelf:
Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, Third Edition

So don't miss out. Visit the CRC Press Virtual Booth today at http://crcpress.com/go/HCII2014!


For more information about the HCII 2014 exhibition, visit the Conference website (http://www.hcii2014.org/exhibition)

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HCII 2014: Sponsorship

Sponsorship in the context of HCI International 2014 is a great opportunity to expose your organization to an international audience of about 2,000 researchers, professionals and users in the field of HCI.
Sponsorship is not limited to financial support, and thus can also take the form of material and service provision.

If you are interested in contributing to this international event as a sponsor or simply wish to receive more information visit:

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About Crete

Crete, the largest island of Greece, is a cultural crossroad due to its strategic geographical position. It is famous for its history, culture, nature and nutritional habits and it is one of the most popular Greek tourism destinations.

Crete is the place of birth, growth and flourishing of the ancient Minoan civilization, during the bronze age (from around 3000 to 1100 BC), one of the most significant civilizations in Europe and the entire world. The ruins of the palace of Knossos, close to the city of Heraklion, is a major attraction of archaeological interest. According to Greek mythology, it was the capital of King Minos and home of the Labyrinth. Other important palaces are those of Phaistos, Malia and Zakros. Representative artefacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5.500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times, are housed in the Archeological Museum of Heraklion. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. Traces and monuments of its remarkable history, dating from the Bronze Age until today, are visible all over the island.

For more information and relevant videos, please visit the conference website

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Travel to Crete

Visit the Conference website for information about:

  • Passports and visas
  • How to reach the island
  • How to get to Hersonissos and the Conference venue
  • Useful information about staying in Crete


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Organized Tours

A number of tours will be offered to the conference participants and accompanying persons (at an additional cost), giving the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting places on Crete or near Crete:

  • Knossos - Heraklion
  • Knossos - Aquarium
  • Spinalonga
  • Samaria gorge
  • Arkadi - Chania - Rethymno
  • Santorini Island

For more information, please visit the Conference website

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Book Review: Designing with the Mind in Mind

In the 14 chapters of this book the authors provide an excellent selection of topics and examples that constitutes necessary knowledge for everyone involved in designing user interfaces, and perhaps even all software engineers.
The book starts by reviewing human perception (Chapter 1), followed by vision and visual perception, visual structure (chapter 2 and 3), color blindness (chapter 4), and peripheral vision (chapter 5).
Reading, attention, learning, decision making and aim movement are covered by focusing on areas that are really relevant to HCI and user interface design.
The book is easy to read for novice audiences, students and particularly practitioners. It is well illustrated with plenty of examples.
One missing topic might be a chapter on movement and touch, necessary for interaction design for touch screens.

Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Guidelines, by Jeff Johnson
Second Edition, Morgan Kaufmann is an imprint of Elsevier, Press, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-12-407914-4

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Annual Brain-Computer Interface Research Award 2014

g.tec is organizing the Annual BCI Research Award 2011. The competition is open to any BCI group worldwide.
Submission deadline for the 2014 Award: July 1, 2014
More information is available through: http://www.bci-award.com/

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Recent News and Articles

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

  • 21 - 24 July: UXAP 2014
    UXPA is thrilled to announce our full conference program for 2014. Join us at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London, UK, from 21-24 July for four days of informative tutorials, presentations, Ignite talks, panels, and posters, plus keynote sessions from Android design lead Matías Duarte and Making Waves CXO Anna Kirah. (And parties! Don't miss the parties!) Learn more at http://uxpa2014.org

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About HCI International NEWS

The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International 2014 Conference, book reviews, news from the field of HCI, as well as links to interesting articles and conferences. If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to make a contribution, please contact the Editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem. The opinions that are expressed in this Newsletter are the sole responsibility of its authors and do not represent any institution or company.

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