CFP - OzCHI 2009 - Design: Open 24/7

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Jeremy Yuille

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: 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

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
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

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

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

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
.. 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

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

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

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 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.orgwith 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

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