[Air-L] CfP: OZCHI 2009 - Design: Open 24/7, Melbourne 23-27 Nov 2009

Marcus Foth m.foth at qut.edu.au
Sat Mar 21 16:04:46 PDT 2009

Call for Papers

OZCHI 2009 – Design: Open 24/7

21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction  
Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics  
Society of Australia (HFESA)

23 – 27 November 2009, The University of Melbourne, Australia


OZCHI is Australia’s leading forum for research and development in all  
areas of Human-Computer Interaction. OZCHI attracts an international  
community of practitioners, researchers, academics and students from a  
wide range of disciplines including user experience designers,  
information architects, software engineers, human factors experts,  
information systems analysts, and social scientists.

The main conference will be from Wed 25 to Fri 27 Nov 2009, and will  
be preceded by two days of Workshops, Tutorials and a Doctoral  
Consortium on Mon 23 and Tue 24 Nov 2009. OZCHI will take place back- 
to-back with HFESA 2009: http://www.hfesaconference.org.au/ scheduled  
to run from 22-25 Nov 2009. The venue for both conferences is the ICT  
building of the University of Melbourne, 111 Barry St, Parkville.

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting conference in  
Australia’s design capital.

Marcus Foth, QUT
Conference Chair
chair at ozchi.org

Important Dates

Long papers, and workshop & tutorial proposals
12 Jun 2009: Submission deadline
14 Aug 2009: Notification of acceptance
28 Aug 2009: Camera ready papers deadline

Short papers, industry case studies, demos & posters, workshop papers,  
and doctoral consortium
28 Aug 2009: Submission deadline
25 Sep 2009: Notification of acceptance
02 Oct 2009: Camera ready papers deadline

Conference Theme

The 2009 conference theme is Design: Open 24/7. Accessibility,  
inclusivity and dissolving boundaries are core to the Open 24/7 theme  
for the design of human interaction with and through digital  
technologies. The integration of digital technologies into our  
everyday life allows for a seamless transitioning between open and  
closed, work and leisure, public and private. Open implies  
participation and collaboration across traditional borders between  
individuals, organisations and disciplines. OZCHI 2009 provides a  
forum to discuss all aspects of openness, open borders, open  
participation, open source and open architecture. Theme-related  
submissions may address these topics:

Open always-on real-time ubiquitous and pervasive designs
Open design and universality versus situatedness, contextualisation  
and personalisation
Open source for design – design for open source
Open mind – new ideas, concepts and approaches from outside HCI
Beyond open – never closed: design for escapism

Conference Topics

Submissions in all areas of HCI are encouraged. In addition, we  
particularly invite authors to address any of the following topics:

Augmented Reality
Context and Location Awareness
Education and HCI
Health Care and HCI
Innovative Design Methodologies
Smart Service Delivery
Universal Usability and Accessibility
Urban Informatics
Tangible User Interfaces
Visualisation Techniques
Working across Cultures


All submissions must be written in English. Both long and short papers  
will undergo a double blind review process by an international panel  
and evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and  
clarity of writing. Accepted long papers and short papers will be  
available in the published proceedings. At least one author of any  
accepted submission must register and attend the conference and  
present the paper for publication in the proceedings. All submissions  
must use the two column OZCHI proceedings template:http://www.ozchi.org/mediawiki/ozchipaper_template2009.doc

Long Papers

Full length papers, up to 8 pages, on original and substantive new  
work in any area of HCI are invited. Long papers should describe work  
that makes a significant contribution to HCI or describe broad  
insights gained from practical applications of HCI.

Jesper Kjeldskov & Jeni Paay, CSIRO User Experience Group
Technical Program Chairs
program at ozchi.org

Short Papers

Short length papers, up to 4 pages, should present ideas that could  
benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community. These  
papers may include work-in-progress, experiences of reflective  
practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches.

Stephen Viller, UQ & Rebecca Schultz, WorkSafe Victoria
Short Papers Chairs
shorts at ozchi.org

Industry Case Studies

Industry Case Studies demonstrate how user experience professionals  
have applied human-computer interaction to create practical solutions  
to commercial situations. Presentations may include areas such as:  
challenges faced in implementing methods and techniques; development  
of new or improved techniques; or incorporating usability into an  
organisation. Submissions should contain:
A 250 word summary for the conference program including: the issue  
addressed; what will be presented; and relevance to the HCI community.
A proposal outlining the presentation and the rationale behind it,  
.. Session title
.. Presenter(s) name and organisation
.. A brief background of the presenter(s) and organisation
.. The business problem addressed
.. The approach and/or solution
.. Challenges and issues that emerged throughout the project
.. Benefits and limitations
.. If applicable, how a similar approach or solution could be used in  
other contexts
.. Relevance of the case study to other HCI professionals
.. Technical requirements for delivering the presentation

Ash Donaldson, Produxi Consulting & Shane Morris, Microsoft
Industry Chairs
industry at ozchi.org

Demos & Posters

Demonstrations and posters provide an attractive way to showcase real  
outcomes of human-computer interaction research and development. These  
sessions offer a platform to share ideas, concepts and work-in- 
progress face-to-face with the OZCHI community in a way that a paper  
presentation cannot. Proposals for demos and posters should be  
submitted on 2 pages using the OZCHI proceedings template.

Ben Kraal, QUT & Ricky Robinson, NICTA
Demos & Posters Chairs
demos at ozchi.org

Workshops & Tutorials

Workshops and tutorials are half day or full day sessions prior to the  
main conference program on 23 and 24 Nov 2009. Proposals (max of 2  
pages, OZCHI format) should be aimed at a community with a common  
interest. A tutorial proposal should provide participants with clear  
outcomes. The workshop and tutorial program is not included in the  
main conference fee.

Workshops are a chance for people with common interests to meet for a  
focused and interactive discussion. If you are working in an emerging  
area in HCI, consider organising a workshop as an opportunity to  
advance the field and build momentum. OZCHI workshops might address  
basic or applied research, HCI practice, new methodologies, emerging  
application areas, design innovations, management and organisational  
issues, or HCI education.

Each workshop should generate ideas that give the HCI community a new,  
organised way of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest  
promising directions for future research. Some workshops result in  
edited books or special issues of journals; you may consider including  
this goal in the your workshop proposal.

Tutorials are full day or half day events designed to offer  
participants the opportunity to learn about specific HCI related  
concepts, methods and techniques. They are one of the best means of  
conveying introductory and advanced instruction on specific topics to  
an interested audience. Tutorials are a significant attraction to  
delegates and provide exposure in depth and breadth to HCI topics. We  
welcome both research and industry tutorial submissions. Tutorial  
submissions (max of 2 pages, OZCHI format) should include a clear list  
of outcomes for participants.

Lian Loke & Toni Robertson, UTS
Workshops, Tutorials and Panels Chairs
workshops at ozchi.org

Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled prior to the main conference  
program on 24 Nov 2009. The Doctoral Consortium offers PhD students a  
special forum where they can present, discuss and progress their  
research plans with peers and established senior researchers. PhD  
candidates wishing to attend the consortium should submit a research  
proposal in the format given on the OZCHI website. Positions at the  
consortium will be offered based on a review of the submitted proposals.

Margot Brereton, QUT
Doctoral Consortium Chair
dc at ozchi.org

OZCHI actively encourages students to volunteer at the conference.  
Being a student volunteer is a great way to support the HCI community,  
meet other students in the field, and attend the premier HCI  
conference Australia. You will help the conference organisers with the  
running of the conference and support the setting-up of presentations  
and workshops. You will see the latest in HCI, and have fun while  
learning about running the conference. In return, you will get free  
registration. To apply, email volunteers at ozchi.org with your contact  
details (email, phone, university), an abstract of your research  
project, a resume, and the reasons why you would like to be a student  
volunteer. Applications close on 28 Aug 2009.

Hilary Davis, University of Melbourne & Debra Polson, QUT/ACID
Volunteers Chairs
volunteers at ozchi.org

Dr Marcus Foth
Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology (CRICOS No. 00213J)
Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane QLD 4059, Australia
Phone +61 7 313 x88772 - Fax x88195 - Office Z6-511
m.foth at qut.edu.au - http://www.urbaninformatics.net/

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