You are invited to participate in HCI 2012, which will be held in the UK’s second city, Birmingham.
HCI 2012 is the 26th Annual Conference of the Specialist HCI group of the BCS, the BCS Interaction SG. Since its establishment in 1985, the conference has become the leading annual HCI conference in Europe. As well as being a leading venue for dissemination, the conference has a history of nurturing research careers- many of the leading HCI researchers published their early papers here and it is recognised for helping students and new academics as much as being a leading forum for established researchers. We want to carry on this well-established tradition into 2012.
This year we have returned to the founding theme of the conference: “People and Computers”. This is to encapsulate and highlight the growing diversity of our field of HCI in one event. Technology is now common in all walks of life and HCI practitioners and researchers have more areas of impact than ever before. We want the conference to reflect this growing importance and diversity.
The City of Birmingham has undergone a transformation over the past few decades. It now boasts more canals than Venice, a plethora of riverside restaurants, bars and cafes, a range of cuisine from around the world, coupled with a compact city vibe. Birmingham is easily accessible by road, rail (Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street Stations) and air (Birmingham International Airport). It is also well located for extending your stay, whether you plan a city break to explore the centre, or a short trip into the countryside to Stratford-upon-Avon, Wales, the Peak District, or the rolling Chilterns and Oxfordshire.
The main conference will be held at the IET at Austin Court, a purpose-built facility in the centre of town within walking distance of major hotels, restaurants, bars and nig