[Air-l] Workshop on 'UbiDesign: HCI aspects in scenarios of convergent me dia' (extended deadline)

A.C.Roibas at bton.ac.uk A.C.Roibas at bton.ac.uk
Wed Nov 5 07:20:41 PST 2003

Extended submissions deadline (14th November!) 


Workshop on 'UbiDesign: HCI aspects in scenarios of convergent media' - 14
March 2004, in adjunction to PerCom 04, in Orlando, Florida (USA)



The workshop intends to explore and analyse crucial issues in the design of
the interaction in scenarios of ubiquitous communication (multi-device

Theme and interest of the topic

The recent developments in communication technologies (3G, iTV, broadband,
etc) will strongly enhance and extend communication possibilities in
ubiquitous contexts. In this sense, convergent media is becoming one of the
main relevant HCI issues. Therefore, new design approaches, HF studies,
behavioural theories and evaluation techniques must arise in order to be
able to design interactive mobile artefacts that provide the user with a
positive experience.


Development of a HF research agenda for this specific issue, to identify and
extend the research community in this topic. Moreover, to sensitise
designers to the particular interaction-design issues in these kind of
communication scenarios (learning models, interface evaluation, etc.).

Target audience

The workshop is intended for practitioners working in the communications
industry (as telecom and iTV: device manufacturers, service providers,
etc.), for HF academics and for students with interests in human computer
interaction and mobile interaction.

Participants will be asked to submit a brief position paper or a reference
to a Related project in which they have been involved (max 5 A4 pages).
Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in and
familiarity with the topic.

Although not particular skills are required, basic knowledge of interaction
design issues are recommendable. 

Duration and organization

The workshop is designed as a one-day practical activity with relevant
theoretical discussion, ending with a poster design session. After the
presentations and discussion, participants will be invited to choose a
format of interactive service for ubiquitous contexts and hypothesise a
suitable scenario of use that will enhance users' interactive experience
with several devices. Each team will be asked to summarize its findings with
a poster presentation.

Expected outcomes

This workshop will evaluate the evolution of HCI for convergent media and
discuss new challenges for the industry in this field. Posters will
summarize findings from groups' works. Results of the Workshop will also be
made available on the Workshop's Web site.


Workshop candidates are requested to send a position paper (no longer than 5
A4 pages) before the 14th November (EXTENDED DEADLINE!) to
a.c.roibas at brighton.ac.uk.

Important Dates / Deadlines

*	Position papers' submission deadline: 14th November (EXTENDED
DEADLINE!), 2003 
*	Acceptance Notification: by December 1, 2003 
*	Camera Ready Manuscripts: December 15, 2003 
*	Workshop Date*: March 14, 2004


Workshop organizers

Dr. Anxo Cereijo Roibás

School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

University of Brighton.

 <mailto:a.c.roibas at brighton.ac.uk> a.c.roibas at brighton.ac.uk


Stefania Marcoli

Design consultant

 <mailto:stefania at marcoli.it> stefania at marcoli.it


Lucia Terrenghi

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology

lucia.terrenghi at fit.fraunhofer.de



*Please note that participants need to register to the PerCom 2004
conference. For registration details and fee see
<http://hcilab.uniud.it/mobilehci/registration.html> http://www.percom.org


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