CHI 2009 Sub Committees Proposed

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Subcommittees

Improving Usability

This subcommittee will focus on papers which make a contribution by extending the knowledge, approaches, and methods used to make technology more usable by people. These contributions will be judged in part by their reusability and applicability across a range of application domains and/or communities.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~13% of papers submitted in 2008):

   User Studies 
   User-Centered Design / Human-Centered Design
   User Interface Design 
   Usability Research
   Usability Testing and Evaluation
   Analysis Methods (e.g. Task/Interaction Modeling)

Specific Application Areas

This subcommittee will focus on papers which make a contribution by extending the usability, desirability, usefulness, or other properties of applications in domains of interest to the HCI community, or by bringing enhancements to particular user communities of interest. These contributions will be judged in part on their impact on the application and/or community they address.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~13% of papers submitted in 2008):

   E-Learning and Education
   Home
   Universal (or Disability) Access 
   Database Access / Information
   Virtual Community / Community 
   Office and Workplace
   Elderly
   Creativity Support Tools
   Sustainability
   Video Content / Communications 
   Children
   E-Commerce

Interaction Beyond the Individual

This subcommittee will focus on papers which consider aspects of interaction which extend beyond a single user. These contributions will be judged in part by their extension of knowledge about large and small groups of people's interaction with technology and with each other through technology and/or by their innovation in creating new systems or techniques to support these interactions.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~12% of papers submitted in 2008):

   Computer Supported Cooperative Work
   Social Computing and Social Navigation
   Computer-Mediated Communications
   World Wide Web and Hypermedia
   Video Content and Communications
   Organizational Culture / Organizational Planning

Design

This subcommittee will focus on papers which make a contribution to the design of interactive and other systems through example designs which illustrate reusable, user-centered principles, as well as new knowledge, methods, and approaches that advance activities of design.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~12% of papers submitted in 2008):

   User-Centered Design / Human-Centered Design 
   User Interface Design 
   User Experience Design
   Ethnography 
   Empirical Methods, Qualitative 
   Emotion and Affective User Int
   Design Methods (Design Rationa
   Universal (or Disability) Access 
   Interaction Design
   Multidisciplinary Design / Interdisciplinary Design
   Information Architecture
   Design Planning
   Participatory Design / Cooperative Design
   Concept Design
   Product Design
   Service Design
   Visual System Design / Visual Design
   Visual Design
   Industrial Design

Interaction using Specific Capabilities or Modalities

This subcommittee will focus on advances in interaction which are enabled by technologies, modalities, or capabilities which have not been fully exploited in traditional approaches to interaction. These contributions will be judged in part by their novelty and their ability to extend user capabilities in powerful new ways, or to new contexts.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~12% of papers submitted in 2008):

   Visualization 
   Perception and Vision-base UIs
   Multimedia UIs
   Tangible UIs
   Speech I/O
   3D Interaction 
   Multi-modal interfaces
   Augmented Reality and Tangible
   Augmented Reality
   Virtual Reality
   Auditory I/O and Sound
   Animation 

Behavioral Study and Theory

This subcommittee will focus on papers which contribute improved understanding, measures, or models of people and/or context which can be applied to address HCI problems. These contributions will be judged in part by their extension of our basic understanding and the practical impact this may have on HCI practice and research.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~10% of papers submitted in 2008):

   User Studies 
   Empirical Methods, Quantitative
   Ethnography 
   Empirical Methods, Qualitative 
   User and Cognitive Models
   Analysis Methods (e.g. Task/Interaction Modeling)
   Performance Metrics
   Social and Legal Issues 
   Video Analysis
   Marketing / Market Research
   Product Management 

Technology, Systems, Tools, and Infrastructure

This subcommittee will focus on contributions which enable others to create better applications, systems, and designs. These contributions will be judged in part by their ability to extend the range of what can be created or make creation of existing artifact types substantially easier or accessible to more people.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~10% of papers submitted in 2008):

   Input and Interaction Technology 
   Security
   Agents and Intelligent Systems
   Development Tools / Toolkits
   Prototyping
   End-user Programming
   Privacy
   Software architecture and engineering
   Internationalization and Localization
   Animation 

Interaction Techniques and Devices

This subcommittee will focus on contributions in the form of new input or interaction techniques, or devices. These contributions will be judged in part based on their novelty or on a demonstrated improvement in an existing interaction type of interest to the HCI community.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~9% of papers submitted in 2008):

   Input and Interaction Technology 
   Universal (or Disability) Access 
   Pen-based UIs
   Tactile & Haptic UIs
   3D Interaction 
   Pen and Tactile Input

Interaction in New Contexts

This subcommittee will focus on contributions which take interaction and technology into new contexts and environments or which expand HCI techniques in ways that make them more appropriate there.

Keywords from the CHI 2008 keyword set (covering ~9% of papers submitted in 2008):

   Handheld Devices and Mobile Computing
   Ubiquitous Computing / Smart Environments
   Context-Aware Computing