Wednesday, September 28, 2011

HCI International 2011 is over

We would like to thank all of you who attended the HCI International 2011 Conference in Orlando, FL, USA that was held from the 9th to the 14th of July. To those of you who were not able to participate this year, we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas in 2013.

Over 2000 people from 60 countries attended the Conference. In 212 sessions, 1354 papers were presented, and 241 posters were displayed during specific sessions.

The number of authors who submitted contributions to the conference is 4039 from 67 countries. Having that many people, institutions and countries collaborating has been a huge achievement for the HCII Conference.

HCII 2011 was organized under the auspices of 12 distinguished international boards of 302 members from 34 countries.

Professor Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland, USA) addressed the keynote at the Opening Plenary Session. In his talk he highlighted “the potential for employing social media for national priorities such as disaster response, healthcare/wellness, community safety, and energy sustainability.” Prof. Shneiderman also noted that “for the first time in history much of what we do is online, and for the first time in history it is possible to access that information, analyze it, and visualize it to see patterns, relationships, and conflicts.”

With hundreds of papers and sessions to consider, it is truly difficult to choose an area that stood out in popularity and interest. Yet there were a variety of different researches in brain monitoring, cognitive modeling, virtual reality and healthcare which were among the many well-attended sessions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Las Vegas in 2013.


Published in: HCI International NEWS - September 2011 - Number 49

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