by Constantine Stephanidis

HCI International 2013, the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 21-26 July 2013.

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HCI International 2013 and the affiliated conferences explored a wide variety of new hot topics which reflect and contribute to a paradigm shift towards ubiquitous interaction, intelligent environments and interactive technologies supporting virtually any aspect of human life and activities in a global and social perspective.

The 29-volume conference proceedings are published by Springer. Papers appear in volumes of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Posters are published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. All volumes are available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by all subscribing libraries around the world.

Figure 1: Hiroshi Ishii, Keynote Speaker

An impressive number of more than 2300 people from 62 countries participated in this truly international in scope event, where the work of the world’s foremost leaders in the field was presented. In 264 sessions, 1666 papers were presented, and 306 posters were displayed during specific sessions. The keynote speaker was Prof. Hiroshi Ishii (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) and the title of his address was “Defy Gravity: The Art of Tangible Bits”. Furthermore, during the opening session, for the third time in the history of the HCI International Conference series, fourteen awards were conferred. Twelve awards were conferred to the best papers in each affiliated conference / thematic area. Among these twelve best papers, one paper was selected as Best HCI International 2013 Conference paper. Finally, the Best Poster also received an award.

Figure 2: HCII 2013 Award winners

Becoming annual - HCI International 2014
The 16th Inter-national Conference on Human-Computer Interaction will be held jointly with the affiliated Conferences in Creta Maris Resort and Convention Centre, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 22-27 June 2014.

HCI International 2014 will also include two new affiliated conferences: the 1st International Conference on HCI in Business, and the 1st International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies.

Please visit the conference website for the full list of the thematic areas, including the topics for each thematic area.

The program will feature, among others: pre-conference half-day and full-day tutorials, parallel sessions, poster presentations, an opening session with a keynote address, and an exhibition.

The proceedings, including both papers and posters, will be published by Springer, and will be indexed by a number of services including EI and ISI CPCI-S.

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Please contact:
Constantine Stephanidis
General Chair, HCI International
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