32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference (ACM Proceedings)

Guest post by Dr Raymond Bond, Ulster University

32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference (ACM Proceedings)

2–6 July 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

“Belfast, one of the top ten World Class conference locations” – Financial Times

Video promos – Get a feel for the Northern Irish charm in Belfast: 

Venue: Church house (an awe inspiring building at the heart of Belfast city centre) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_House_(Presbyterian_Church_in_Ireland)

Poster – please print and pin the following ‘Save the Date’ poster onto your you notice boards 🙂  www.tinyurl.com/HCISaveTheDate

Have you heard of C.S. Lewis (author), George Best (Footballer), Seamus Heaney (Poet), Rory McIlroy (Golfer), Liam Neeson (Actor) or maybe Lord Kelvin (physicist)? These are just a few of the well known figures born in Northern Ireland. And did you know, the ‘Game of Thrones’ is filmed in Northern Ireland – why not take the tour? If your interested in ship building, you can visit the world’s largest Titanic attraction (http://titanicbelfast.com). Belfast is well connected with 2 airports, and given the conference venue is located in the city centre, the attractions and facilities are within walking distance. The venue itself is in close proximity to the historic Crown Bar, the Belfast City Hall and the Europa Hotel.

This HCI conference is well established and has been running for over 30 years attracting international researchers. With the explosion of big data, we will have a theme on human-data interaction, visual analytics and interactive data visualisation. However, as with every year, all topics related to HCI are welcome and encouraged. HCI is an exciting area to be doing research in with the growth of user experience (UX) design, natural and intelligent user interfaces, interactive Internet of Things, chatbots, virtual and augmented realities and affective computing to name but a few of the emerging areas. This conference will be a good opportunity to network with international researchers as well as both the British HCI community and the Irish HCI community.

Workshop proposals: We are planning for at least one day to host workshops. If you would like to organise a workshop then please email Dr Raymond Bond (rb.bond@ulster.ac.uk) along with your workshop title and a short 200-300 word outline.

Keynote speaker proposals:  We are currently selecting keynote speakers in the field of HCI. Feel free to recommend keynote speakers by emailing Dr Raymond Bond (rb.bond@ulster.ac.uk). Any inspiring speakers in the field of visual analytics would be of particular interest.

Industry track: During the conference we will have a strong industry track so please circulate details to industry partners and UX practitioners.

Sponsorship: If your organisation is willing to consider sponsoring the conference then please contact Prof. Jonathan Wallace (jg.wallace@ulster.ac.uk).

Special issues: We are working to have a special issue for selected papers in journals such as the Journal of Interacting with Computers (5-year Impact Factor = 2.032, Oxford University Press). If you have any suggestions, please contact us.

Website is currently under development: http://hci2018.bcs.org

Call for papers will emerge early next year. 

We are very excited to see you in Belfast in July 2018.