Friday, February 29, 2008

Call for Papers: ICIS 2008's HCI track

CfP: HCI Track at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2008

The ICIS 2008 Conference Committee and the Association for Information Systems are pleased to invite scholars to participate in the Twenty-Ninth annual International Conference on Information Systems.

(ICIS 2008) to be held in Paris, France, December 14-17, 2008.

The ICIS 2008 Program Committee invites submissions across 18 tracks, including our Theme track of “Human Computer Interaction.” At ICIS 2008, we will explore implications of the increasingly fast growth of this field, fueled by more powerful hardware and software, the Internet and increasingly interactive Web, and ever smarter phones. Technologies move ever more quickly from research to development, from the student and the consumer to enterprise adoption, raising issues that can be technical, behavioral, business value, and ethical.

Please note: ICIS is a highly selective conference, with acceptance rates of about 15% in recent years.

Human-Computer Interaction Track Description

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary research and practice field that deals with the design, evaluation, and use of interactive technologies. The field at large has experienced increasingly fast growth during the last decade due to the pervasiveness of IT in our lives. New and exciting research topics have emerged in response to technological developments, evolving organizational needs, and the rapid growth in number and variety of IT users. For example, whereas in the past organizations focused on internal end users, today many organizations use IT to directly interface consumers and other external constituencies via Web portals. Recently, the field has experienced a noticeable transformation in practice and research towards dealing with broader aspects of the interaction, such as designing for emotions and broadening user experiences.

We welcome high-quality, complete and research-in-progress papers that have theoretical, empirical, design, methodological, and practical implications for human-computer interaction. We particularly encourage submission of work that deals with organizational and managerial aspects of HCI. Authors from outside the IS field are encouraged to verify ahead of time with the track’s co-chairs whether or not the nature of their submission is appropriate for this conference.

Examples of specific topics include but are not limited to:

  • Psychological and social aspects of human interaction with technology
  • Personalization and adaptive interfaces
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Website design and evaluation
  • HCI aspects of new platforms such as mobile and surface computing (e.g., tabletop and wall displays)
  • Usability engineering and measurement
  • Aesthetic and affective computing
  • Online trust and online communities
  • User-centered system development methodologies
  • Design implications of diversity in users, technologies and environments
  • Impacts of interactive technologies on life at work and home
  • The business value of HCI design and evaluation techniques
  • Computer-mediated group collaboration
Please note the following:

1. The conference website at contains the track descriptions, deadlines, and submission guidelines.
2. The deadline for submissions is May 6th (midnight, Pacific Standard Time = UCT - 8). This is a firm deadline and no extensions will be allowed.
3. All submissions must be made through the online submission system Authors need to create an account on the submission system (see tab in the upper right corner) before they can upload their papers. A submission can be made to only one Track and the posted submission guidelines, at, must be followed.
4. Acceptance/rejection decisions will be made on July 31, 2008.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris for ICIS 2008!

Your ICIS 2008 HCI Track Co-Chairs,

Jonathan Grudin and Noam Tractinsky

Associate Editors
o Jane Carey, Arizona State University West, USA
o Hock Chan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
o Michael J. Davern, The University of Melbourne, Australia
o Milena Head, McMaster University, Canada
o Traci Hess, Washington State University, USA
o Susanna Ho, Australian National University, Australia
o Weiyin Hong, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA
o William Kaghan, U. of Washington, USA
o Sherrie Komiak, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
o Kai Lim, City University of Hong Kong, China
o Fiona Nah, University of Nebraska, USA
o Niels Pinkwart, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany
o Volkmar Pipek, University of Siegen, Germany
o Robin Poston, University of Memphis, USA
o V. (Chino) Srinivasan Rao, U. of Texas, San Antonio, USA
o Stefan Smolnik, European Business School (EBS), Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
o Horst Treiblmaier, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
o Ping Zhang, Syracuse University, USA