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.
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
OzCHI 2012 (Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference)
15th June Extended to Friday 22nd June 2012: Submission of Long Papers/Tutorial proposals/Workshop proposals
Friday 31st August 2012: Submission of Short papers/Demos/Doctoral consortium applications and Industry Case Studies
OzCHI is Australia's leading forum for work in all areas of Computer-Human Interaction. It 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, social scientists and managers. The conference also welcomes perspectives from design, architecture, engineering, planning, social science and creative industries among other disciplines.
OzCHI is the annual conference of the Computer-Human Interaction.
Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society of Australia (HFESA).
OZCHI is the annual conference of the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society of Australia (HFESA).
The conference theme, “Innovation, Immersion, Integration, Inclusion and Interaction”. The theme reflects both the global nature of HCI and the diversity of cultures within which people incorporate interactive use of computers in their daily lives. It also reflect how HCI practitioners and researchers conduct their research and build their applications.
Human-Human-Computer interaction is changing rapidly with notable growth and advancing research in the areas of:
User Interfaces in Mobile devices
Social and collaboration technologies
Mashups and end-user programming
Embodied interaction and tangible computing
Visualisation, mixed reality and game technologies
Intelligent User Interfaces
Consideration of affective, emotional and motivational aspects
Design and social research methods
User Interaction Issues with the use of ICT in expanding cultural contexts and in all aspects of home, work, play and life
eHealth and Welfare
Benevolence, including HCI research in areas such as aid and development, human rights, community projects etc.
The conference will be held in the Advanced Technologies Centre at the Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn campus. Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November are devoted to workshops, tutorials and a doctoral consortium.
Wednesday 28th November to Friday 30th November will contain the main body of the conference.
The OzCHI committee invites original contributions on all topics related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) including practical, technical, methodological, empirical and theoretical aspects, and, where appropriate, address the conference theme of “Innovation, Immersion, Integration, Inclusion and Interaction”.
All submissions must be written in English. Both long and short papers will undergo a double blind review process by an international panel and will be evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing. Accepted long papers and short papers will be available in the USB proceedings. At least one author of any accepted submission must register for publication in the proceedings.
All submissions must use the two column OzCHI proceedings template: OZCHI proceedings template.
OzCHI 2012 will use the EasyChair conference paper management system. Detailed instructions will be found on the conference website www.ozchi.org
OzCHI 2012 is being held “In cooperation” with the ACM and accepted long and short papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library.
Long papers, up to 10 pages, should present original research and mature work in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
Submission deadline: June 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 27th, 2012
Camera ready: October 15th, 2012
Caslon Chua – Swinburne University of Technology,
Tony Huang – CSIRO, ICT Centre,
Clinton Woodward – Swinburne University of Technology.
Email queries can be sent to: longpapers.chair[AT]ozchi.org
Short Papers and Posters
Short papers, 4 pages in length, provide the opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress that could benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community. They may include experiences of reflective practitioners, preliminary work, work in progress and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches. Short papers will follow the same review process as the long papers.
Submission deadline: August 31st, 2012
Notification of acceptance: September 28th, 2012
Camera ready: October 15th, 2012
Graham Farrell, Swinburne University of Technology;
Raj Vasa, Swinburne University of Technology
Short Papers Chairs
Email queries can be sent to: shortpapers.chair[AT]ozchi.org
Industry submissions are invited for the following categories:
Case Studies. Submissions should focus on the HCI aspects of the case study and, where appropriate, address the conference theme of "Innovation, Immersion, Integration, Inclusion and Interaction" (described above). Case studies are an important part of the industry track because they provide real-world insights and understanding.
Proposals for industry panels. Proposals are invited on panel topics that would be of interest to the industry attendees. The proposer should suggest possible composition of the panel and should outline the brief to which the panel members would be asked to speak.
Proposals for a Debate. A debate format is a lively way to present a topic in a different and more controversial manner. Session format will be between 4 – 6 speakers (split between a positive and negative view) plus one adjudicator.
Industry submissions will take the form of a proposal of up to 500 words. These should be sent by email to the Industry & Sponsorship Chairs at:
Kon Mouzakis, Swinburne University of Technology
Florian Nachreiner- Medibank Private
Industry and Sponsorship chairs.
Email queries can be sent to:
Workshops and Tutorials
Workshops and Tutorials will be held at Swinburne on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November, 2012.
Workshops: Proposals are invited for full-day and half-day workshops that address areas of interest to the OzCHI community. Proposals should be a maximum of 4 pages and should include:
Outline of the topic of the workshop
A proposed agenda for the workshop
A brief bio of the convenors
Whether the workshop will be open to late-registering participants or restricted to participants whose position paper has been accepted by the workshop convenors
A call for submission of workshop position papers (if required)
A list of any requirements for running the workshop, such as access to computer labs, data projectors, group work-tables.
With the agreement of the participants, the convenors may request that the position papers be included on the conference memory stick, though they will not be included in the ACM Digital Library. Convenors may make their own arrangements for separate publication of the workshop papers.
In order to give overseas convenors and participants sufficient lead time to take part, submitted proposals will be assessed in two rounds:
Due Date Notification Date
First round proposals 30 March 2012 16 April 2012
Second round proposals 15 June 2012 2 July 2012
Attendee position papers for inclusion on memory stick 12 October 2012
Accepted workshops will attract up to two concession-rate registrations per workshop.
Proposals are invited for full-day and half-day tutorials that address areas of interest to the OzCHI community. Proposals should be a maximum of 2 pages and should include:
Outline of the topic of the tutorial
A proposed agenda for the tutorial
A brief bio of the tutors
A list of any requirements for running the tutorial, such as access to computer labs, data projectors, group work-tables.
The due date for tutorial proposals is 15 June 2012, with notifications of acceptance sent on 2 July 2012.
Tutors will be offered half of the gross registrations for their tutorial.
Workshop and Tutorial Chairs:
Dana McKay, Swinburne University of Technology
Karola VonBaggo, Swinburne University of Technology
Duncan Stevenson, Australian National University
Proposals, and any queries, should be sent by email to:
The Doctoral Consortium is to be held prior to the main conference program on Nov. 27th, 2012. 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 2 page research paper following the OzCHI local template and submit it via email to dc.chair[AT]ozchi.org. Positions at the consortium will be offered based on a review of the submitted papers.
Submission deadline: August 31st, 2012
Toni Robertson, University of Technology, Sydney
Margot Brereton, Queensland University of Technology
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
The OzCHI conference will be preceded by a student design challenge, where teams from around the world will have a 24 hour time period to develop a solution to a given HCI research problem. The top entries will receive travel scholarships for attending OzCHI and will be invited to present their work at the conference.
Martin Tomitsch, University of Sydney
Andrew Cain, Swinburne University of Technology
Enquiries and student entries should be sent by email to:
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 sv.chair[AT]ozchi.org with your contact details (email, phone number and university), an abstract of your research project, a resume, and the reasons why you would like to be a student volunteer. Applications close on August 24th, 2012.
Student Volunteer Chairs
Susan Hansen, UTS & Rhodes University
Ruchi Saraf, Swinburne University of Technology
Olga Gologshchapova, Swinburne University of Technolgy
Shannon Pace, Swinburne University of Technology
Email enquiries to: sv.chair[AT]ozchi.org
Keynote speakers will be announced shortly on the conference website.
We look forward to your involvement at this year's OzCHI conference.
Viv Farrell, Faculty of ICT, Swinburne University of Technology: Conference Chair
Graham Farrell, Faculty of ICT, Swinburne University of Technology: Academic Co-Chair
Please direct any enquiries to Viv Farrell by email:
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