Call for Papers

NordiCHI 2014 – Fun, Fast, Foundational

We are proud to announce the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2014, which will take place in Finland, at the Helsinki Marina Congress Center 26.-30.10.2014. NordiCHI is organized in collaboration with ACM SIGCHI, and it is the meeting place for researchers, designers, practitioners, and educators from a broad range of traditions and communities from all around the world.

Submission deadlines:
24th of April 2014: Long papers & short papers
8th of May 2014: Workshop & tutorial proposals
14th of August 2014: Industrial experiences; design cases; posters, demos, and videos; panels; student design competition; doctoral consortium; workshop papers

The conference theme for 2014 is Fun, Fast, Foundational. This theme applies both to the scientific content of the conference and your visit to Helsinki. We welcome submissions that address designing for positive experiences (such as fun), user-centered design in fast-paced agile development, as well as foundational theories and in-depth insights into the topics of the conference. NordiCHI 2014 will offer a great and fun social program outside the conference sessions; fast access from the conference center to the hotel, the conference dinner venue, and to the city center; as well as foundational discussions in panels and during breaks. 

NordiCHI 2014 accepts contributions in several categories. The technical program is the backbone of the conference, inviting original, high-quality long and short papers. Other submission categories include industrial experiences; design cases; demos, posters and videos. All of these will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Proposals can also be submitted for tutorials, workshops, panels, the student design competition and doctoral consortium.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

– Adaptive and adaptable systems
– Agile user experience development
– Affective computing
– Ambient intelligence
– Artistic and aesthetic aspects of interaction and interface design
– Design cases
– Design methods
– End-user development
– Evaluation methods
– Group and organizational interfaces
– Information visualization
– Innovative interface design
– Interface agents and interface characters
– Interfaces supporting learning
– Models of interaction
– Multimodal interfaces
– New interaction techniques and devices
– Participatory design
– Theory and foundation of HCI
– Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
– Universal access and international interfaces
– User experience studies
– Human-centered design

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General chairs and sponsorships
Virpi Roto, Aalto University
Jonna Häkkilä, University of Oulu,

Programme chairs, papers chairs
Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Tampere University of Technology
Oskar Juhlin, Mobile Life, Stockholm University,

Workshop chairs
Antti Salovaara, Aalto University
Dag Svanaes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Tutorial chairs
Marta Larusdottir, Reykjavik University
Ismo Rakkolainen, University of Tampere

Industrial Experience chairs
Anne Kaikkonen, Cresence Oy
Peter Dam Nielsen, Schneider Electric

Design Cases chairs
Tuuli Mattelmäki, Aalto University
Jodi Forlizzi, Carnegie Mellon University

Posters, Demos, Videos chairs
Lily Diaz­ Kommonen, Aalto University
Anna Kolehmainen, Futurice Oy
Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University,,

Panel chairs
Giulio Jacucci, University of Helsinki
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart

Doctoral Consortium chairs
Kari Kuutti, University of Oulu
Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University
Kristina Höök, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Student Design Competition chairs
Turkka Keinonen, Aalto University
Tone Bratteteig, University of Oslo

Student Volunteer chairs
Airi Lampinen, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT & University of Helsinki
Eve Hoggan, University of Helsinki

Proceedings chairs
Thomas Olsson, Tampere University of Technology
Ebba Hvannberg, University of Iceland

Web chair
Teemu Leinonen, Aalto University

Publicity chairs
Teija Vainio, University of Tampere
Minna Kynsilehto, University of Helsinki

Social Program chairs
Joanna Bergström-Lehtovirta, Aalto University & Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
Tuomas Husu, Reaktor Oy

Local Organization
Jan Fagerström, Aalto University
Confedent conference bureau