HCI International 2017 :: Vancouver (British Columbia) Canada

Parallel Sessions

Quo Vadis "Interaction Design and Children, Older and Disabled Users" in America and Europe?

New Technologies, Editorial and Business Publishing for International User

Communicability and Design for Quantic-Nanotechnological-Self-Sufficient Era

Being organized in the context of HCI International 2017 :: Vancouver (BC), Canada
9 - 14 July 2017

AInCI: International Association of Interactive Communication


ALAIPO: Latin Association of HCI




Introduction, Topics, Program, Deadlines, Program Committee, and Additional Notes

1. Quo Vadis "Interaction Design and Children, Older and Disabled" in America and Europe?


In the parallel section Quo Vadis "Interaction Design and Children, Older and Disabled" in America and Europe? a simple rhetoric question serves us as starting point to orient and reveal a first overview with regard to a set of users of interactive systems who sometimes by some members of the social sciences are regarded as simple goods or customers because of the revenue they generate in R&D pseudo-projects. Both in the EU as well as in America those “pseudo-projects” are often totally financed by the public or private sector. In other words, we are trying to establish the north of the compass, looking at a real crossroads that millions of users must face daily in the view of pseudo scientists who do not have either the theoretical and/or practical knowledge, nor the competence and human skills in the treatment towards that kind of users. Therefore, they present a set of techniques and methods to discover those pseudo scientific investigations, such as the profile of those professionals not capable of such research. Simultaneously, we present works of great originality and creativity which are aimed correctly towards that kind of users, as well as the trends of the research in the short, middle and long term within the present sector of study.


2. New Technologies, Editorial and Business Publishing for International Users


In the parallel session New Technologies, Editorial and Business Publishing for International Users, we reveal the small details about a set of the scientific publications of the 20th and 21st centuries. In the 20th century, the goal of the early pioneers of the multimedia systems was to turn every user into an editor of multimedia contents. Through the current social networks these goals have been accomplished in the multimedia communication among users, when the information is trivial or oriented towards the pastime. However, in the scientific publications, in many occasions the basic rules of the dissemination of the factual and formal sciences are not fulfilled, because of mercantilist and human factors, to mention two examples. Consequently, we analyze the elements that slow down or distort the convergence between design and interactive communication, mainly aimed at the texts, regardless of the digital support used. In this session we will also delve into those domains of the graphic arts in an analogical support which have endured until our days. A set of theoretical and technical knowledge of the masters of the graphic arts which have gone from the digital and interactive support in the last decade of the 20th century. This set of elements of design for communication is the key for the future interfaces of the new interactive devices, whether they are static or mobile.


3. Communicability and Design for Quantic-Nanotechnological-Self-Sufficient Era


In the parallel session Communicability and Design for Quantic-Nanotechnological-Self-Sufficient Era the first foundations for a new Copernican revolution in the context of software and hardware are set in the interrelation of three notions that will make up a triad of bidirectional relationships among: quantum computing, nanotechology, and artificial intelligence. This triad entails new challenges in the context of the training of new communicability and interactive design professionals to face the new models of interfaces for the future small-sized devices belonging to the new technologies of communication and information. In the current parallel session, we intend to generate a first synergy between the different disciplines of scientific knowledge to find high quality solutions with the least possible cost, always trying to diminish the digital divide among the potential users of the new era. An era where the self-sufficiency of intelligent systems, linked to the high calculation speed of processors and to the tiny dimensions of the hardware, some of them even with the possibility of being implanted in the human body, entail new ways of facing the daily life of the local, national and international societies, in a not very distant future. Once again, the quality of the communication is the 'expansion of the communicability', in each one of the design categories, which in our case we have split for the analysis and study in the following way: conection, content, creativity, layout, navigation, panchronic, and structure. Each one of them will play an essential role for the harmonious progress of humankind based on the common good of the citizens of the 21st century.

All contributions –papers, demos and posters, should be of high quality, originality, clarity, significance and impact. In the current conference it is demonstrated how with a correct integration among professionals of formal and factual sciences interesting research lines in the following subjects: augmented reality, artificial intelligence, business publishing, communicability, computer science, design, children-older-disabled users, education, human-computer interaction, information and communication technologies, information society, information visualization, interactive systems, local and global user, nanotechnology, quantum computing, research and development, robotics, scientific information, social psychology, social networking, sociology, sciences, etc. Consequently, the discussion will be focused on – but not limited to – the following main issues (alphabetical order):

:: Communicability
:: Computational folkloristics
:: Computer graphics
:: Creativity
:: Cyber behaviour
:: Digital native and digital immigrants
:: Education
:: e-Learning research methods and models
:: e-Science
:: Ergonomics
:: Evaluation of interactive design
:: Globalization and ICT
:: Graphic design
:: Human and social factors
:: Human-computer communication
:: Human-computer interaction
:: Industrial design
:: Innovative technologies and services for local and international users
:: Intellectual property and copyright
:: Intelligent systems
:: Interfaces
:: Legislation for new technologies
:: Multimedia publishing
:: Nanobiotechnology
:: Nanoengineering
:: Quantum computers
:: Robot-computer interaction
:: Robotics and machine vision
:: Scientific publications
:: Scientific visualization
:: Software and technologies 2.0
:: User-centered design
:: Users with special needs

All submitted works will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the parallel sessions.  Authors of accepted works who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their contributions, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their works.

Best regards, 

Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (Chair - coordinator)
Doris Edison and Linda Palmer (International Secretariat)

AINCI: Asociación Internacional de la Comunicación Interactiva –International Association of Interactive Communication (www.ainci.net), and ALAIPO: Asociación Latina Interacción Persona-Ordenador Latin Association of HCI (www.alaipo.net). Email: info@ainci.com :: info@alaipo.com


2. Program

[[[ July 9 - 14 ]]]

Work in Progress

3. The parallel sessions have the following deadlines:

Papers Submissions: Open
Posters Submissions: Open
Demos Submissions: Open
Authors Notification: Two weeks after the submission
Camera-ready, full papers: January, 2017

More information: info@ainci.com


4. Program Committee:

:: Francisco V. C. Ficarra (chair :: coordinator)

Demo Session and Poster Session:

:: Andreas Kratky (University of Southern California - USA), Juan Silva Salmerón. University of Ottawa (Canada), and Miguel C. Ficarra (AInCI and ALAIPO)

Scientific Committee:

:: Alan Radley. University College London (UK)
:: Alejandro Frangi. University of Sheffield (UK)
:: Alejandra Quiroga. Universidad Nacional de La Pampa (Argentina)
:: Andreas Kratky. University of Southern California (USA)
:: Aymen Elkhlifi. Paris Sorbonne University (France)
:: Bruno Cernuschi Frías. Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Carlos Garcia Garino. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina)
:: Claudio Germak. Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
:: Franco Casali. Università di Bologna (Italy)
:: Georgios Styliaras. University of Ioannina (Greece)
:: Gustavo Hirchoren. Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Jeff Williams. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
:: José Hamkalo. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Juan Silva Salmerón. University of Ottawa (Canada)
:: Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)
:: Kim Veltman. Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute (The Netherlands)
:: Klementina Možina. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Koen van Turnhout. Hogeschool van Arnhem (The Netherlands)
:: Lastenia Bonilla. Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: Marc Dubois. Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) 
:: María Teresa Dalmasso. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Marjolein Jacobs. Hogeschool van Arnhem (The Netherlands)
:: Miguel C. Ficarra. ALAIPO and AInCI
:: Ming-Chien Hung. Nanhua University (Taiwan)
:: Mohamed Hamada. University of Aizu (Japan)
:: Philip Bonanno. University of Malta (Malta)
:: Pivovarova Liudmila. Moscow State University (Russia)
:: Stafford Griffith. University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
:: Reiko Hishiyama. Waseda University (Japan) 
:: Roberto von Sprecher. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Timothy Read. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain)
:: Vasileios Paliktzoglou. University of Joensuu (Finland)
:: Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan)
:: William Grosky. University of Michigan-Dearborn (USA)


5. Additional Notes




All this information is here: HCI International 2017


Yours sincerely,

Parallel Sessions Secretariat –[1] Quo Vadis “Interaction Design and Children, Older and Disabled Users” in America and Europe?, [2] New Technologies, Editorial and Business Publishing for International User, and [3] Communicability and Design for Quantic-Nanotechnological-Self-Sufficient Era.

HCI International 2017 :: Parallel Sessions: Quo Vadis "Interaction Design and Children, Older and Disabled Users" in America and Europe? :: New Technologies, Editorial and Business Publishing for International Users :: Communicability and Design for Quantic-Nanotechnological-Self-Sufficient Era :: Vancouver (British Columbia) Canada :: July, 2017 :: Francisco V. C. Ficarra :: Chair Coordinator

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