4th. Latin American Conference on Human-computer Interaction (CLIHC) 2009 (CLIHC 2009)

Venue: Central building of the University \"Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY)\"

Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Event Date/Time: Nov 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 11, 2009
Paper Submission Date: May 30, 2009
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You are cordially invited to participate in CLIHC/LA-WEB 2009, the Joint Conference encompassing the 4th. Latin American Conference on Human-computer Interaction (CLIHC) and the 7th Latin American Web Congress, which will be held November 9-11, 2009, in Mérida, Yucatán.

(November 9-11, 2009) in Merida, Yucatan http://www.clihc.org/2009
Held in conjunction with LA-Web

Welcome to the Latin- American perspective on HCI

The diversity of Latin America is evident in its people, culture, geography, history and perspectives. This conference aims at capturing this richness within the context of those researchers and practitioners from and in Latin American working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The conference will serve as a venue for the inter-change of ideas, methods, approaches and techniques of those aiming at designing interactive experiences for the people of Latin America. It has its origin in two previous editions of the Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CLIHC): In 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2005 in Cuernavaca, Mexico and in 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following the spirit of these previous editions, we acknowledge that in the HCI field, not only should we reach for technology that can be used and appreciated by the widest range of people, but also for means to promote inter-cultural exchange and cross-fertilization among people with diverse backgrounds and needs. The workshop is open to all topics and disciplines related to HCI.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

· user interface design and evaluation methods

· universal accessibility

· cross-cultural and internationalization issues

· multi-modal interfaces, theoretical & multidisciplinary aspects

· social and cultural issues in HCI

· intelligent user interfaces

· personalization and adaptive interfaces

· end-user programming, multimedia

· virtual reality and games

· online communities and pervasive computing.

Type of submissions

CLIHC will accept submissions in the following categories:

1 Full papers (up to 8 pages submissions) - Full papers are submissions describing results and original research work not submitted or published elsewhere. Full papers should properly place the work within the field, cite related work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work and its contribution to the field

2 Short papers (up to 4 pages submissions) - Authors are invited to submit work in progress whose preliminary results are already interesting to CLIHC audience. This track will give CLIHC attendees a way to learn about ongoing research initiatives and will provide presenters with an excellent opportunity to receive invaluable direct feedback from experts.

Important dates

All papers categories submissions: May 30th, 2009
Notification of acceptance: July 10th, 2009
Camera-ready manuscripts due: August 1st, 2009
Conference dates: November 9-11, 2009

Submission and publication

The format of submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference format , including no page numbers. Submitted papers must be in PDF or Word format for Windows. Papers should be submitted through the easychair submission management system: submit the paper (in either PDF or Word (97 - 2007) format). Papers written in english and accepted will be published in the conference proceedings edited by IEEE -both full and short papers. Papers written in Spanish and Portuguese and accepted will be included in the conference proceedings edited by (ISBN book from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California ). Selected papers will also be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of an international journal to be announced.

Conference chair:

Monica Tentori (mtentori@uabc.mx) | (mtentori@gmail.com)

Local chair:
Edgar Cambranes, UADY, Mexico

Program chairs:
Elizabeth S. Furtado (elizabet@unifor.br) and Alberto L. Moran (alberto_moran@uabc.mx) | (amoran2k@gmail.com)

Steering committee:
Alfredo Sanchez, UDLA, Mexico, Oscar Mayora, CreateNet, Italy , Victor M. Gonzalez, University of Manchester, UK, Christian Sturm, Hewlett Packard, España , Manuel Perez-Quiñones, Virginia Tech, Cristina Baranauskas , PUC-RIO