Jobst Lˆffler, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Monika Buscher, Lancaster University, UK
John M. Carroll, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, and evaluation of user interfaces. Focusing on useful and usable information systems for crisis response and management these HCI tasks become particularly challenging. The essential criterion for all activities in this area is acceptance by practitioners who are the experts in their domain. They often work under stress with a high cognitive load and under difficult physical conditions. New and innovative IT concepts and tools introduced to the domain could be mission critical and decide about lives.
With this background, research and development activities need to focus on concepts and solutions that help avoid information overload and support decision making without introducing more complexity or uncertainty to the work of practitioners. New approaches to multimodal and intelligent interfaces, knowledge management and event recognition, mobile and robust interaction techniques, and user-centered design with strong end-user involvement are needed in order to drive innovation, accelerate the introduction of promising technologies to the end-user domain and to facilitate creative appropriation by practitioners.
The HCI track of ISCRAM 2009 seeks to bring together researchers, technological experts and practitioners in special sessions which address these HCI challenges and focus on relevant aspects including the following topics listed below.
– Information system design with special focus on information overload issues
– Multimodal interaction, interfaces and dialog management
– Fusion, processing and storage of multimodal data
– Design methodologies for human-computer interaction
– Usability engineering, metrics, and methods
– Information visualization for decision making, information sharing and collaboration
– Visual analytics
– Event recognition, recommender systems and intelligent knowledge management
– Models for communication behavior and information interaction
– Impact of interfaces and information technology on attitudes, behavior, performance,perception, and productivity
– Trust in technology, dependability
– Technology acceptance from cognitive, motivational and user interface design perspectives
In addition to the general track, this track also includes the following special sessions:
– HCI Design for Emergency Systems
– Requirements engineering as the key to user acceptance
– Requirements and Solutions for Information Overload in Emergency Preparedness and Management
For detailed information regarding special sessions, please consult each Special Sessions¥ Call for Papers.