[EVENT] ACM CHIMIT09 - Computer-Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology, Call for Papers

23 Apr 2009 - 4:24pm
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Eben M. Haber
2009

Call for Papers, Short Papers, Posters, Panels, and Courses

ACM CHIMIT '09 - Computer-Human Interaction for Management of
Information Technology

November 7-8, 2009, Baltimore, MD (Immediately after USENIX LISA,
also in Baltimore)

Since 2007 CHIMIT has been the leading forum for discussing topics on
IT management with a focus on people, business, and technology.  At
CHIMIT, researchers and practitioners share issues, solutions, and
research drawing upon fields such as human-computer interaction,
human factors, computer systems, and management and service sciences
to address cognitive, social, and technical issues in managing the
increasing complexity of modern Information Technology (IT) systems.

Information Technology (IT) is central to modern life. From our homes
to our largest enterprises, we are surrounded by software and hardware
components that support our work and personal lives: wireless access
points, network routers, firewalls, virus scanners, databases, web
servers, storage and backup systems, etc. These components exist to
permit us to do other things, e.g., manage inventory, communicate
with friends or customers, sell products through websites, yet all
too often managing the underlying IT infrastructure takes time and
resources away from the real work at hand.  IT systems have grown
increasingly complex over the years, and the cost for keeping the
infrastructure running is now a significant burden.  We are at a
turning point where further advances in technology and business
efficiency and growth require fundamentally new approaches to IT
system design, management, and services.
CHIMIT is an ACM-sponsored conference, and accepted Paper and Short
Paper submissions will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.  We
are also soliciting submissions for Panels, Courses, and a
non-archival Poster Session for work in progress.  Topics
include (but are not limited to):

• User Studies of IT infrastructure management in context, exposing
user needs, pain points, work practices, and examples of both
successful and unsuccessful work.
• Design - approaches to bring about improved, human-centered IT
systems.
• Experimental Studies on the usage of new or existing IT systems.
• Tools and Techniques  for improved administration, e.g.,
visualizations of system behavior, or collaborative interfaces.
• Automation approaches to reduce administration workload or improve
productivity.
• Organizational Knowledge - how can shared knowledge improve IT
management.
• Processes and Practices - examples of best practices and improved
processes in IT management.
• New Technologies - how will the changing technological landscape
(e.g., Cloud Computing, pervasive mobile devices, etc.) affect IT
management?
• IT Beyond the Enterprise - what are the implications now that
we're doing backups, network configuration, etc. in the home?

Submission Dates:

July 3, 2009: Papers and Short Papers Due
August 7, 2009: Panels and Courses Due
August 28, 2009: Selections announced
September 11, 2009: Posters Due
September 25, 2009: Poster selections announced

Further examples, details, and instructions for submissions can be
found on the website: http://www.chimit09.org

Regards,

The CHIMIT'09 Committee

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