The Fourth IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction ~IASTED-HCI 2009~ (IASTED-HCI 2009)

Venue: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 24, 2009
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The Fourth IASTED International Conference on
Human-Computer Interaction
November 22 – 24, 2009
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)


The IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2008) will be a major forum for international researchers and professionals to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of human-computer interaction. Its aim is to strengthen relations between industry, research laboratories, and universities.

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

IASTED-HCI 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2009)


IASTED-HCI 2009 is being held on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. One of a group of islands that comprises the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is legendary for its breathtaking natural beauty and the warm hospitality of its people. The pristine white beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea combine with an average November temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F) to make St. Thomas a vacation paradise. The heart-shaped Magens Bay Beach, with its spectacular mountain backdrop, is touted by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Charter a boat to go scuba diving or deep-sea fishing, or check out the stunning views from the Paradise Point Tramway and Drake’s Seat, where Sir Francis Drake kept watch on his fleet during the 16th century. At MountainTop, 450 metres above sea level, enjoy festive shopping and the breathtaking panorama of the US and British Virgin Islands. The capital city of Charlotte Amalie is a picturesque harbour and the most visited port in the Caribbean. Experience the superb dining and exquisite nightlife. Abundant duty-free shopping makes it the shopping mecca of the region.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Analysis, Design, and Evaluation Methods
* Artificial Intelligence and Agents
* Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
* Computer-based Learning
* Devices and Display Systems, Tools, and Interaction Techniques
* Ecological Interfaces
* Education about HCI
* Formal Methods in HCI
* Graphical User Interfaces
* Groupware Interfaces
* Guidelines and Design Heuristics
* Societal Implications of HCI
* HCI Case Studies
* HCI in Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Pervasive Computing Contexts
* HCI Theories, Methods, and Practice
* Intelligent Systems
* Interaction Design for People with Disabilities
* Interaction through Wireless Communication Networks
* Interfaces for Restricted Environments

* Internalization and Implications of Culture on Design
* Non-Verbal Interfaces
* Perceptual and Adaptive User Interfaces
* Psychological Aspects of HCI
* Speech and Natural Language Interfaces
* Support for Creativity and Learning
* Theoretical Foundations of HCI
* Universal Access and Usability
* Usability Engineering
* Usability Testing
* User Interface Development
* User Interface Software Tools, Architectures, and Technologies
* User Modelling and Adaptation
* User Profiling and Individual Differences between Users
* User Support Systems
* Virtual and Augmented Reality
* Visions of HCI in the Future
* Visual Programming


* R. Beale – University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
* S. Dascalu – University of Nevada, USA
* P. Gorce – University of Toulon, France
* K. Hornbæk – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
* Y. Hu – University of Calgary, Canada
* H. Hussmann – University of Munich, Germany
* E. Kemp – Massey University, New Zealand
* R. Levinson – University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
* S. Lu – CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
* R. Malaka – University of Bremen, Germany
* F. H. Nah – University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
* D. M. Nichols – University of Waikato, New Zealand
* B. Plimmer – University of Auckland, New Zealand
* P. Reichl – Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria
* K. Sedig – The University of Western Ontario, CANADA
* H. Shen – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* T. Skramstad – Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Norway
* M. Sobolewski – Texas Tech University, USA
* Y. Sugiyama – Nihon University, Japan
* M. P. Thapliyal – HNB Garhwal University, India
* R. Velázquez – Panamerican University, Mexico
* J. G. Wang – Institute for Infocomm, Singapore
* Y. Zheng – Microsoft Research Asia, China
* Z. Zhu – CUNY City College and Graduate Center, USA


Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by July 3, 2009. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by July 31, 2009. Final manuscripts are due by September 18, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by October 9, 2009. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by July 3, 2009. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should email a proposal to by July 3, 2009. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by July 3, 2009, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at:

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:
Submissions Due July 3, 2009
Notification of Acceptance July 31, 2009
Final Manuscripts Due September 18, 2009
Registration Deadline October 9, 2009

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – IASTED-HCI 2009
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
Web site: