Seminar by Prof. Aaron Quigley 5th Dec – Ubiquitous User Interfaces

Ubiquitous User Interfaces  – 12:00pm, 5th December 2016 in the Large Conference Room, O’Reilly Institute, TCD.
Displays are all around us, on and around our body, fixed and mobile, bleeding into the very fabric of our day to day lives. Displays come in many forms such as smart watches, head-mounted displays or tablets and fixed, mobile, ambient and public displays. However, we know more about the displays connected to our devices than they know about us. Displays and the devices they are connected to are largely ignorant of the context in which they sit including knowing physiological, environmental and computational state. They don’t know about the physiological differences between people, the environments they are being used in, if they are being used by one or more persons.In this talk we review a number of aspects of displays in terms of how we can model, measure, predict and adapt how people can use displays in a myriad of settings. With modeling we seek to represent the physiological differences between people and use the models to adapt and personalize designs, user interfaces. With measurement and prediction we seek to employ various computer vision and depth sensing techniques to better understand how displays are used. And with adaptation we aim to explore subtle techniques and means to support diverging input and output fidelities of display devices. This talk draws on a number of studies from work published in UIST, CHI, MobileHCI, IUI, AVI and UMAP.
Bio:
Professor Aaron Quigley is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction and deputy head of school in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, UK. Aaron’s research interests include surface and multi-display computing, human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation. He has published over 135 internationally peer-reviewed publications including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers and holds 3 patents. In addition he has served on over 80 program committees and has been involved in chairing roles of over 20 international conferences and workshops including UIST, ITS, CHI, Pervasive, UbiComp, Tabletop, LoCA, UM, I-HCI, BCS HCI and MobileHCI. He is also the ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences.
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CTN Seminar- 28th Oct- Brendan Rooney (UCD)

The Creative Technology Network hosts a number of monthly seminars on topics related to human-computer interaction, interaction design and multimedia design.

Our  2016/17 programme starts with Dr Brendan Rooney talking about  Attention and emotion in reading the minds of fictional characters, avatars and “real” people.  The seminar will take place on Friday 28th October at D107 in the Newman Building at UCD. Further details of the event are below. For more information on the network and the seminar series visit http://creativetechnologiesnetwork.com

Speaker: Dr Brendan Rooney (University College Dublin, School of Psychology)
Venue:
D107- Newman Building, University College Dublin
Date & Time:
Friday 28th October, 11-11:50am

Title: Attention and emotion in reading the minds of fictional characters, avatars and “real” people.
Abstract: Recognising and understanding mental states (of others and of the self) is arguably the most important process to human social functioning (Tomasello, 2001). Much of our engagement with entertainment media and information technology includes or centres on our ability to engage with social aspects of fictional characters, avatars or “real” mediated behaviours. Recently, findings have shown that various cultural practices, such as engagement with narrative fiction, effectively elicit mind reading (Theory of Mind), guide people toward social cognition and foster sensitivity to others (Kidd and Castano 2013, 2016, Bormann and Greitemeyer, 2015, Black and Barnes, 2015). In this talk, I will briefly introduce a theoretical model of how attention is central to our engagement with media entertainment, and discuss my some of my current work exploring how (formal and content) features of media can direct attention so as to elicit viewer mind reading. Continue reading

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SIGCHI Summer School Funding Available.

One of the Special Funding Initiatives the SIGCHI Executive Committee has established, under its SIGCHI Development Fund Program, is a call for applications to support HCI Summer/Winter Schools.

The SIGCHI Executive Committee provides access to a “SIGCHI Development Fund” as a benefit to all members. A new special funding initiative under this fund is for the sponsorship (partial) of Winter and Summer Schools in HCI with a deadline for application of December 1st, 2016. SIGCHI members can apply for up to $12,000 (USD) (as outlined below).

http://www.sigchi.org/about/funding/hci-summer-winter-schools

At the recent Irish HCI Conference we discussed a potential proposal to this next year – contact us if you’d like to help.

 

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10th Irish Human-computer Interaction Conference – CF Talks and Posters, Registration

The 10th annual SIGCHI Ireland conference on Human Computer Interaction will take place on Friday 14th October 2016 at University College Cork. The conference is intended to showcase leading HCI research in Ireland, and by Irish researchers abroad, and is open to all interested people. Registration for the conference is free for attendees. Please see the conference website for full details: https://irishhci2016.wordpress.com/

The conference will feature keynote talks from leading voices in the field of HCI. Speakers confirmed thus far:

Prof. Yvonne Rogers, University College London Interaction Centre
Dr. Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin
Prof. Steve Benford, Mixed Reality Laboratory, University of Nottingham

We will also have research talks, focusing on publications by Irish researchers at leading international venues, and poster presentations, which demonstrate the depth and breadth of HCI research in Ireland. The call for submissions to both tracks is currently open (see https://irishhci2016.wordpress.com/callforpapers/ for full details).

Research Talks
Research talks at iHCI 2016 are intended as a showcase of research that has already been published in leading international HCI venues over the past year (September 2015- September 2016). The aim is to give the authors of such work the opportunity to share their research with an Irish audience. The authors of all accepted research talks will be given a 15 minute presentation slot during the main conference.

Deadline for Submission: Friday 16th September 2016
Notification of acceptance: Friday 23rd September 2016

Posters
Submission to the Poster Track should be of original research conducted by researchers based in Ireland and Irish researchers working internationally. The work should not have been previously published and can include work in progress. All accepted posters will be presented in a poster session and networking event during the main conference.

Deadline for Submission: Monday 26th September 2016
Notification of acceptance: 3rd October 2016

See https://irishhci2016.wordpress.com/callforpapers/ for submission details

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CFP: 9th Irish HCI Conference (iHCI 2015)

For details see: https://ihci2015.wordpress.com/

The annual iHCI conference will take place on the 23rd October 2015 at
the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin. It is being
organised by the NCAD+UCD Creative Technology Network, a partnership
between academics and designers at University College Dublin and NCAD
championing and facilitating cutting edge HCI collaborations, research
and design.

The conference will showcase leading research by researchers in Ireland,
and by Irish researchers working internationally, through poster and
curated presentation sessions. The overall theme for this year is
creative technology and the future of HCI in Ireland.

The event will have keynote talks from four leading voices in the field
of HCI.

Confirmed Keynotes
Sriram Subramanian, Informatics, University of Sussex
Aaron Quigley, SACHI, University of St Andrews
Anna Cox, UCL Interaction Centre
John McCarthy, Applied Psychology, University College Cork

Submissions
We invite two kinds of submissions: ***Posters*** and ***Presentations***

Submission to the Poster Track should be of original research conducted
by researchers based in Ireland and Irish researchers working
internationally. The work should not have been previously published and
can include work in progress.

The Presentations Track is a showcase of work by researchers based in
Ireland, as well as Irish researchers based internationally, that has
been published in leading international HCI venues over the past year
(September 2014- September 2015). Examples of venues include CHI, CSCW,
Interact, NordiCHI, IJHCS, TOCHI, IwC and other highly ranked
international conferences and journals. The aim is to give the authors
of such work the opportunity to share their research with an Irish audience.

In both tracks we encourage submissions that focus on Human-Computer
Interaction, widely defined. We particularly encourage submissions from
PhD students and early career HCI researchers in Ireland

Submission Details
Poster Track: Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) should be
submitted to http://goo.gl/forms/vkrWjpGcUJ. All accepted posters will
be presented in a poster session and networking event during the main
conference.

Presentation Track: A link to the paper as well as full paper
details (title, presenter/author name, abstract, venue presented) should
be submitted to http://goo.gl/forms/SqQ9yfAVFD. The authors of all
accepted presentations will be given a presentation slot during the main
conference.

Deadline for Submission: 21st September 2015
Notification of acceptance: 28th September 2015

Conference Organisers
Benjamin R. Cowan, School of Information & Communication Studies, UCD
David Coyle, School of Computer Science, UCD
Emma Creighton, Interaction Design, NCAD

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Seminar by Prof. Geri Gay, Cornell University, 17th October 2014

Large Conference Room, O’Reilly Institute, 12:00 17th October.

The Rhythmic Self: chronobiology and computing

Like almost all of life on Earth we have evolved to live in light and sleep in
darkness. Within our bodies there are billions of biological clocks, controlled
by a ‘master clock’ in our brain. Overwhelming evidence indicates that these
biological clocks have a rhythmic effect on our mental and physical processes
that follows a roughly 24-hour cycle. They affect our mood, levels of
concentration, digestion, sleep patterns and much more and are profoundly
important for our health, quality of sleep, and mood. Yet the technologies we
use are ignorant of our biology. Indeed, some of our most impactful technologies including the light bulb, central heating and the computer, can interfere with these biological rhythms – keeping us up later, making us more distracted and enabling us to work against our biology.
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iHCI 2014 Conference report

The 8th annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Conference took place at Dublin City University, on September 1st and 2nd 2014. Organised by Insight Centre for Data Analytics, the conference featured presentations from NUI Galway, GMIT, UL, UMBC, TSSG, DCU, NUI Manynooth, as well as international speaker from the UK (University of Ulster). Since its inaugural event in 2007, iHCI key event that brings together a broad range of well-established academics (professors, lecturers, researchers, post-docs, research students) as well as industry and practitioners in the HCI domain in Ireland.

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DCU to host 8th Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference

Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd September 2014
The Helix, Dublin City University

2014 marks the 8th Annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) conference, Irelands leading forum for work in all areas of Human Computer Interaction.

iHCI brings together practitioners, academics, researchers and students from a wide variety of disciplines including user experience designers, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information systems analysts, social scientists and managers. We also welcome perspectives from design, architecture engineering, planning, social science and creative industries among other disciplines. Continue reading

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iHCI 2013 Conference Report

The seventh annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Conference took place at Dundalk Institute of Technology, on June 12th and 13th 2013. Organised by CASALA, the conference featured presentations from UCD, TCD, Dundalk IT, IADT, UCC, DCU and CIT, as well as international speakers from the UK and Sweden. Since its inaugural event in 2007, iHCI has been first and foremost the venue for the Irish HCI community to meet and discuss their work “at home” and to create national awareness and visibility for a growing field of research in Irish academia and industry.

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Irish HCI Conference call for papers/participation

2013 marks the seventh year of the annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) conference. This year iHCI will take place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June at Dundalk Institute of Technology. HCI researchers, students and practitioners are invited to participate. The conference format will include long and short papers from the HCI community as well as a posters and demo section. A new event for the 2013 conference will involve talks by Ireland’s senior HCI researchers –who will present their top-tier HCI conference/journal papers (e.g. from CHI, CSCW, TOCHI, UIST) at iHCI.

This year’s conference will not be organized around a specific theme. Instead, we encourage submissions on novel HCI concepts, insightful surveys of existing work, or concrete, significant, transferable research based on the implementation and evaluation of a working system. Speculative short papers (up to 4 pages) may report work in progress or an interesting idea that is not yet fully developed. The organizers are also seeking an interactive workshop such as the one which accompanied the conference in 2009. More details to follow on this. Continue reading

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