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< Contents ERCIM News No. 55, October 2003

HCI International 2003

by Constantine Stephanidis

HCI International 2003 was held in Crete, Greece, June 22-27, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2003, the 6th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, and the 2nd Conference on Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction (UAHCI). The Conference General Chair was Prof. Constantine Stephanidis, Deputy Director of ICS-FORTH and Chair of the ERCIM Working Group 'User Interfaces for All' (

This event, which was sponsored by ERCIM, attracted more than 1,500 participants from 65 countries (the biggest attendance so far in this Conference series) representing the research and academic communities as well as industry.

Images from the conference.
Images from the conference.

The Conference Programme was organised into 5 thematic areas, namely Human-Computer Interaction, Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers, Human Interface and the Management of Information, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction and Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. The programme featured 2 plenary sessions, 204 parallel paper sessions, 27 tutorials, 4 workshops, 7 special interest groups, as well as 122 poster presentations and and 12 demonstrations. The keynote speakers were Prof. Ben Shneiderman, from the University of Maryland, USA, who presented 'Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies' and Prof. Jenny Preece, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA, who talked about 'Designing Sociable, Universally Usable Online Communities'.

The Proceedings have been published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates in four volumes containing 1,134 papers for a total of 5,909 pages. The first two volumes are dedicated to Human Computer Interaction (ISBN 0-8058-4931-0, ISBN 0-8058-4931-9, the third volume collects papers on cognitive, social and ergonomics aspects of computing (ISBN 0-8058-4931-7), while the fourth volume is dedicated to Universal Access in HCI (ISBN 0-8058-4931-5). The adjunct proceedings include the abstracts of 122 posters and 12 demonstrations.

HCI International 2005 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 22-27 July 2005, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2005, the 5th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 3rd International Conference on Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction, the 1st International Conference on Virtual Reality, and the 1st International Conference on Usability and Internationalization (

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Please contact:
Constantine Stephanidis, ICS-FORTH