.HCI International 2013 :: Las Vegas (Nevada) USA

Parallel Session

Creativity, Mobile Multimedia Systems, Human and Social Factors in Software: Communicability Excellence for All

Being organized in the context of HCI International 2013


:: Las Vegas (Nevada) USA :: July 24, 2013 ::

AInCI: International Association of Interactive Communication


ALAIPO: Latin Association of HCI




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

1. Introduction and Topics

One of the more frequently used terms in the educational marketing for the design of interactive systems is creativity. However, when we analyze it we realize that creativity actually resides in the advertisement to recruit potential students – or clients, as they are called in some public, private, mixed or hybrid academic environments – for specialization courses, continuous training, masters, etc. As opposed to the creativity in advertisement, its absence in the educational programs and in the contents of the interactive systems made as exercises in those programs, is striking.

The hardware, constantly evolving ahead of the software, requires strong computer science knowledge and high quality systems to be easily available at any time and at low cost. Moreover, the breathtakingly fast inclusion of users, experts or not, into a myriad of issues of systems and software engineering, such as cloud computing, makes it necessary that communicability be present in each one of the categories of design of the systems or interactive applications.

We understand under interactive design in the current parallel session the following set of categories: content, presentation or layout, structure, navigation, etc. All of these aspects are closely interrelated in a bidirectional way in the notion of interactive design.

The current problem caused by this ubiquitous necessity for communicability in the new technologies is to find real professionals who are equally rooted in the formal and factual sciences. We have overcome the stage of the usability of the systems of the 90s (which with some exceptions was mainly stemming from general issues of micro computing). In our days every user is practically an editor of interactive contents (one of the main goals of the evolution from hypertext to hypermedia) with a 100% autonomy.

This leads to the general adoption of behaviors in keeping with the new technological challenges of the 21st century and with a correct behavioral etiquette in the online community. In this sense, the absence of appropriate human and social factors may remarkably slow down the harmonic advance between the users and their interaction with the new technologies. In other words, an increase of the pressure groups is detected, which are negative not only for the freedom of information but also in the democratization process of the diffusion of scientific knowledge.

Regrettably sometimes education, scientific research, the technological transfer from the university towards the industry (or vice versa) etc., are secondary in the face of an opaque editorial business without professional ethics and thus totally opposite to the main principles of the epistemology of the sciences.

All contributions –papers, workshops, 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: communicability, usability, human-computer interaction, innovation, creativiy, design, education, computer science, scientific information, information and communication technologies, information society, social sciences, research and development, etc. Consequently, the discussion will be focused on – but not limited to – the following main issues (alphabetical order):

:: Communicability
:: Computational folkloristics
:: Computer animation for mixed reality
:: Computer graphics
:: Cooperative design methods
:: Creativity for micro computing and intelligent systems
:: Cyber behaviour
:: Education and dynamic persuasion online
:: e-Learning research methods and models
:: Evaluation of interactive design
:: Globalization and ICT
:: Human and social factors
:: Human-computer interaction
:: Information society
:: Information visualization
:: Innovative technologies and services for local and international users
:: Intellectual property and copyright
:: Intelligent systems
:: Knowledge transfer: university and industry - industry and university
:: Mobile multimedia systems
:: New interfaces, ergonomics and cognitive models
:: Parochialism online for illegal business practices
:: Pervasive computing
:: Plagiarism and legislation
:: Quality metrics
:: Robotics and machine vision
:: Scientific publications
:: Scientific reputation and public opinion in online communities
:: Software engineering
:: Stalking in informatics communities
:: Techniques for the assessment of the creativity
:: Usability engineering
:: User-centered design
:: Users with special needs
:: Web 2.0: cyber constructors and cyber destructors
:: Web engineering

All submitted papers 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 conference.  Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers.

Best regards, 

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

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


2. Program

[[[ July 24 ]]]

  • Creativity, Mobile Multimedia Systems, Human and Social Factors in Software: Communicability Excellence for All
    Francisco Cipolla-Ficarra, Alejandra Quiroga
  • Touching Buildings –A Tangible Interface for Architecture Visualization
    Andreas Kratky, Tiffany Chen
  • Web Attacks for Local and International Business
    Francisco Cipolla-Ficarra, Maria Villarreal, Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra
  • User Centered Design and Human Factors for Tablet PC
    Anneliese Peitz
  • Towards an Information Architecture Model for Robotics 3D Vision
    Jutta Rudel, Anneliese Peitz
  • An Ontology-based Architecture for Natural Language Access to Relational Databases
    Lawrence Muchemi, Fred Popowich
  • Adopting Open Protocols to Increase the Impact on Digital Repositories
    Marcos Sfair Sunye, Walter Shima, Ligia Setenareski


3. The parallel session have the following deadlines:

Papers Submissions: Closed
Posters Submissions: Closed
Demo Submissions: Closed
Authors Notification: Closed
Camera-ready, full papers: Closed


4. Program Committee:

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

Demo Session and Poster Session:

:: Andreas Kratky (University of Southern California - USA), Sonia Flores (Spain) and Miguel C. Ficarra (AInCI and ALAIPO)

Scientific Committee:

:: Alejandra Quiroga. Universidad Nacional de La Pampa (Argentina)
:: Andreas Kratky. University of Southern California (USA)
:: Ashli Komaryk-De Lucio. Southpointe Academy (Canada)
:: Chih-Fang Huang: Kainan University (Taiwan)
:: Claudia Rébola. Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
:: Diego Beltramone. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Domen Verber. University of Maribor (Slovenia)
:: Elena Durán. Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: Georgios Styliaras. University of Ioannina (Greece)
:: Hugo Scolnik. Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)
:: Kim Veltman. Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute (The Netherlands)
:: Lastenia Bonilla. Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: Leda Digión. Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: Maarten Weyn. Artesis University College Antwerp (Belgium)
:: Mabel Sosa. Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: María López de Luise. IEEE, President of the section Argentina
:: María Mitre. Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: María Teresa Dalmasso. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Mario Fidelebus. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina)
:: Miguel C. Ficarra. ALAIPO and AInCI
:: Milton Lividori. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina)
:: Pivovarova Liudmila. Moscow State University (Russia)
:: Ricardo Taborda. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Rossana Costaguta. Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: Sandra Casas. Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral (Argentina)
:: Stafford Griffith. University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
:: Vigneswara Ilavarasan. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (India)
:: Vili Podgorelec. University of Maribor (Slovenia)
:: Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan)
:: Zulema García. Universidad Nacional de Formosa (Argentina)


5. Additional Notes




All this information is here: HCI International 2013


Yours sincerely,

Parallel Session Secretariat –Creativity Mobile Multimedia Systems, Human and Social Factors in Software: Communicability Excellence for All

HCI International 2013 :: Parallel Session :: Creativity, Mobile Multimedia Systems, Human and Social Factors in Software: Communicability Excellence for All :: Francisco V. C. Ficarra, chair coordinator

Las Vegas - Nevada, USA :: HCI International 2013

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