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International Conferences in Central Europe on

Human Computer Interaction
HCI-Europe 2016

(ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH listed)

Collocated with 
24th WSCG on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2016
(http://www.wscg.eu)

to be held in Plzen [Pilsen], the European Capital of Culture 2015
The City, where the best BEER was born (that is why beers are called "Pilsener" worldwide)
http://www.pilsen.eu/en

close to Praha [Prague], the Golden European City of the Europe
on
May 30 - June 3, 2016
at
Primavera Congress Center, Plzen, Czech Republic
(www.primaverahotel.cz

Co-Chairs
Vaclav Skala, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic

NEWS

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    History

    The HCI-Europe conferences have its roots in the WSCG conferences (http://www.wscg.eu) held since 1992 in Plzen, Czech Republic every year, with special HCI sessions oriented to Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision. Due to growing demand in Human Computer Interfaces, it was decided to initiate HCI-Europe conferences as independent conferences.

    Aim of the HCI-Europe

    HCI-Europe events are a unique forum of researchers, practitioners, developers, academia experts and students from different disciplines to discuss new approaches and methods related to Human Computer Interaction. 

    HCI-Europe conferences bring new impulses to related fields of computer science, especially in development of new approaches and algorithms and will stimulate interdisciplinary research and application activities.

    HCI-Europe informal atmosphere of the event stimulates scientific discussions between researchers and practitioners. It will lead to further international research collaborations and initiating of common project proposals as well.

    Conference Chair
    Vaclav Skala, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic 

    Important Dates: 

    Workshop or special session proposal December 10, 2015 PASSESED
    via e-mail to skala##kiv.zcu.cz subj.HCI-Europe- workshop
    Paper submission February 20, 2016 EXTENDED March 19, 2016
    Acceptance decision April 20, 2016
    Final version April 30, 2016
    Venue (expected) May 30 - June 3, 2016 

      

    Conference profile & main topics

    HCI-Europe submissions are expected in all areas of Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Usability, Interaction Design in general.

    Main topics (but not limited to)

    • Information visualization
    • Virtual reality and haptic applications
    • Novel presentation techniques
    • Collaborative HCI applications
    • Novel user interfaces (guesture, sound etc.)
    • Interaction techniques and technologies
    • Wearable computing and interaction
    • Haptic systems interaction
    • New devices and sensors
    • Usability, Accessibility & User experience
    • User-centred design
    • Evaluation methods and frameworks
    • Human-centred design practices and methods
    • Do It Yourself and tools 
    • Multimodal interaction and interfaces
    • Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
    • HCI theory and practice
    • Mathematical and computational aspects of HCI
    • HCI applications in physical sciences
    • Mobile, Ambient, Augmented or Tangible HCI
    • User interaction issues with the use of ICT in expanding cultural contexts and in all aspects of home, work, play and life
    • HCI in education
    • HCI in games and entertainment
    • HCI in health and welfare
    • HCI in wellness applications
    • HCI informatics in health care
    • Social and collaboration technologies
    • Designing and application of HCI for specific groups
      (disabled, older adults, children, ...)
        
    • and other related research, applications, experience

    PUBLICATION

    Drafts of all papers presented papers will be available on-line at the HCI-Europe site with no access restriction.
    Final papers will be published in proceedings after the conference. Selected papers will be published in the Journal of WSCG or others

    Accepted and presented full & short papers and posters will be published in the HCI-Europe proceedings as a part of the Computer Science Research Notes ISSN 2464-4617 in an electronic form after the conference.

    Printed version will be made for indexing purposes only.

    The best selected papers will be published in the regular Journal of WSCG, ISSN 1213-6972
    (see http://www.WSCG.eu => Digital Repository).

    Journal of WSCG [ISSN 1213-6972 (hardcopy), ISSN 1213-6964 (CD version), ISSN 1213-6980 (on-line)] and Computer Science Research Notes [ISSN 2464-4617] will be sent for indexing to Tompson Reuters/WoS-ISI, SCOPUS, INSPEC and others for citation indexing and other purposes.

    Travelling Instructions How to get 
    your paper accepted
     International Program Committee
    &
    Board of Reviewers
    (Agreements pending) 

    Supporting organizations

    NVIDIA Czech Republic
    http://www.nvidia.com 
    University of West Bohemia
    Plzen, Czech Republic
     

    HCI-Europe Accommodation Booking

    Conference venue
    Primavera Hotel & Congress Centrum

    *****
    Plzen

     
    Approx. 10 mins. to the Plzen City center by public transport
     

    Rooms - breakfast included
    (expected)

    Single    from   1790,- Kc 
    approx. 75 EUR
    Double   from   2650,- Kc 
    approx. 105 EUR

    Email your accommodation booking 
    (click here)
    or
    recepce@primaverahotel.cz
    and USE in the subject 
    HCI-Europe Booking !! IMPORTANT

    to Primavera Hotel and Congress Centrum
    (http://www.primaverahotel.cz/)
    Nepomucka 1058/128  
    CZ 326 00 Plzen
    Czech Republic
    Tel.: +420-378 020 500
    Fax: +420-378 020 501
    GSM: +420-603 113 853

    We recommend to select Primavera Hotel & Congress Center
    The hotel is very close [70 m] to a public transport trolley-bus No.13 and No.10 stops.

    Plzen [Pilsen] public transport scheme 
    http://www.pmdp.cz/Files/pmdp/Doprava/MHDdenni-20120401.png

    Please, see the Travelling instructions - how to reach the hotel or Primavera-MAP  

    Preliminary HCI-Europe 2016 conference schedule

    • Monday, May 30, 2016 - Registration, Technical Sessions 
    • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - Technical Sessions   
    • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - Technical Sessions   
    • Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Technical Sessions   
    • Friday, June 3, 2016 - Technical Session
    • Saturday June 4, 2016 - Trip to Prague (optional) & Departures

    Conference dinner is to be held on June 1, 2016 (not included in the conference fee)
    Raffle in which you can win valuable gifts is a part of this event. 
    Tickets
    are available at the registration at a "symbolic" donated price approx. 10-15 EUR also for accompanying persons.

    Recommended activities before or after the conference 
    Plzen city offers many very historical places and opportunities to visit

    or you can spent additional days visiting (all places are easy to reach by coaches - approx. 60 mins.):

    Conference office
    Vaclav Skala - Union Agency
    Na Mazinach 9

    CZ 322 00 Plzen - Radcice
    Czech Republic
    UnionAgency@volny.cz  subj. HCI-Europe

     

    Organiser
    Prof. Vaclav Skala

    c/o University of West Bohemia
    Faculty of Applied Sciences
    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
    Univerzitni 8, CZ 306 14 Plzen, Czech Republic
    http://www.VaclavSkala.eu