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Calls for IEEE CS Publications

IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine is soliciting previously unpublished research papers for a February 2007 special issue on interacting with autonomy. Of particular interest are papers that address human interaction with autonomous or semiautonomous physical systems such as robots, smart houses, assistive technologies or companion robots, and entertainment-based systems, including immersive environments.

IEEE Intelligent Systems provides peer-reviewed, cutting-edge articles on the theory and applications of systems that perceive, reason, learn, and act intelligently.

Complete author instructions are available at www.computer.org/portal/pages/intelligent/mc/author.html. Submissions are due by 11 August.

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Visit www.computer.org/conferences for instructions on how to submit conference or call listings, as well as a more complete listing of upcoming computer-related conferences.

Call for Papers for Computer

Computer seeks articles for an April 2007 special issue on human-centered computing (HCC). Guest editors are Daniel Gatica-Perez of the IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland; Thomas Huang of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US; Alejandro Jaimes of Fuji Xerox, Japan; and Nicu Sebe of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Computing is at one of its most exciting moments in history, playing an essential role in supporting many important human activities. The explosion in the availability of information in various media forms and through multiple sensors and devices means, on one hand, that the amount of data we can collect will continue to increase dramatically, and on the other hand that we need to develop new paradigms to search, organize, and integrate such information to support human endeavors: learning, working, communicating, caretaking, and playing, among others.

HCC is an emerging field that aims at bridging the existing gaps between the various disciplines involved with the design and implementation of computing systems that support people's activities. HCC aims at tightly integrating human sciences—social and cognitive—and computer science—human-computer interaction, signal processing, machine learning—for the design of computing systems with a human focus from beginning to end, a focus that considers the personal, social, and cultural contexts in which such systems are deployed.

Beyond being a meeting place for existing disciplines, HCC also aims at radically changing computing with new methodologies to design and build systems that support and enrich people's lives. Computer solicits submissions that introduce key concepts; discuss theoretical frameworks and technical approaches; and describe challenges, research opportunities, and open issues in areas of interest in HCC, including the following areas:

  • multimodal interaction—body, gaze, gesture, audio and speech, other sensors—for the human-computer interaction and the computer-in-the-human interaction loops;
  • image databases, indexing, and retrieval: human-centered content and context modeling;
  • experiential, affective, cultural, and social issues in computing;
  • machine learning with a human-in-the loop;
  • interactive search and agent interfaces;
  • multimedia collaboration and ubiquitous computing;
  • user, context, and task modeling; and
  • social dynamics modeling and socially aware systems.

Submissions should be limited to 6,000 words (eight pages in print) with each graphic element (figures, graphs, tables) counting as 300 words. The deadline for submitting papers is 1 October 2006. Detailed author guidelines and submission instructions are available at www.computer.org/portal/pages/computer/mc/author.html. Send inquiries to the guest editors at gatica@idiap.ch, huang@ifp.uiuc.edu, ajaimes@ee.columbia.edu, and nicu@science.uva.nl.

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