Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 2011 (HAID 2011)

Venue: Ritsumeikan University

Location: Kusatsu, Japan

Event Date/Time: Aug 25, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 26, 2011
Registration Date: Aug 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jun 05, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Apr 30, 2011
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Today's highly competitive yet saturated market of computer entertainment and mobile communication systems creates an ever increasing demand for reconsidering the very foundations of user interfaces and information technologies enabling user-system interactions. In striving to find ways for dramatically improving both the efficiency and the usability of computer systems, researchers in academia and industry have been quick to recognize the importance of multimodal system interfaces, and the crucial role that diverse modalities can play in user-system interactions. Since its inauguration in 2006, the International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID) has been a notable international forum for discussing ideas, practical developments, and empirical observations related to novel aspects of the deployment of audio and haptic modalities in various user-system interaction scenarios. The succession of HAID annual conferences held in Glasgow, Seoul, Jyväskylä, Dresden, and Copenhagen delivered an impressive compilation of research results that have revealed numerous advantages and also highlighted problems associated with multimodal interfaces.

HAID 2011 continues the traditions of its five successful predecessors and aims to become a forum for discussing recent advances and challenges in the area of multimodal user-system interaction and user interface design. A distinctive feature of the 2011 workshop is its focus on the practical and potential applications and application scenarios intended for the benefit of whole societies, rather than primarily for the individual user. In addition to contributions in the areas already traditional for this forum, HAID 2011 thus solicits contributions that would extend and expand user-centered design approaches, physiological and psychological experiments, and theories for the complex level of social phenomena.

A list of topics (by no means exhaustive) of topics for specific contributions in the form of paper, poster, or demonstration for HAID 2011 is as follows:

Theoretical principles of multimodal user interfaces and audio and haptic enabled user-system interactions
Design approaches for multimodal user interfaces
Effective audio and haptic interaction scenarios, especially in a social context (e.g. for disaster mitigation, aging society, people with disabilities, etc)
Empirical evaluation and analysis of applications of multimodal systems, especially in a social context
Cross-modal interactions and their effect on the interaction process
Affective aspects of audio and haptic enabled user-system interactions
New developments in multimodal computer entertainment systems
New developments in multimodal collaborative systems
Novel auditory and haptic devices and their applications, especially in a social context
Multimodal interfaces for decision support systems
Mobile multimodal interactions
Audio-haptic interfaces for simulation systems
Audio and haptic applications in sport, art, and education
Emerging multimodal interaction technologies and systems


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