Columbus, Ohio

Human Computer Interaction in Interactive Information Environments with a focus on Groups - SIG HCI Research Symposium

Half Day Seminar, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, 8:30am-12:30pm (separate fee)

This symposium will focus on the challenges of groups with a view to addressing how technologies support and are used by groups for information access and use. While social computing has emerged as phenomena among distributed communities, we have yet to full understand the social computing at the group level whether face-to-face or in distributed environments. The following specific questions will be discussed:

In this half-day symposium, we will open with a panel of speakers to discuss the most interesting challenges pertinent to group-based access and use of information facing the HCI community at ASIS&T. Next we will have a papersession with four selected papers from the submissions judged by our Committee to identify the most critical issues. We will close with a poster session. One extended break and the poster session will provide ample opportunity for participants to talk with one another, share insights, and perhaps hatch new collaborations and adventures.

Intended audience
Researchers, students and practitioners who face the challenges of designing user experiences and evaluating user interactions (particularly by and among groups) with information-intensive systems. 

Elaine Toms, Dalhousie University, Canada
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, 
Brian Detlor, McMaster University, Canada
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada
Rick Kopak, University of British Columbia, Canada
Heather O’Brien, Dalhousie University, Canada
Amanda Spink, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


Members $80, non-members $90, before Sept. 12, 2008
Members $90, non-members $115, after Sept. 12, 2008