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14. Human Computer Interaction


Track Chairs:


Scott McCoy, College of William and Mary, USA ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Andrea Everard, University of Delaware, USA ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Track Description:


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field that has attracted many researchers, educators, and practitioners from many different disciplines. HCI has gained even more attention during recent years in which technology has developed at a fast pace. To better utilise this advanced technology, we need to better understand users, their tasks within different contexts, and the interplay among users, tasks, and contexts/ environments. HCI or Human Factors studies in MIS are concerned with the ways humans interact with information, technologies, and tasks, especially in business, managerial, organisational, and cultural contexts.


The aim of this track is to provide a forum for HCI researchers to acknowledge each other's work, and to discuss, develop, and promote a range of issues related to the history, reference disciplines, theories, practice, methodologies and techniques, new development, and applications of the interaction between humans, information and information technology. In an effort to bridge academic research and industry practice, both research articles and experience reports are welcome. The track is open to all types of research methodologies (e.g., conceptualisation, theorisation, case study, action research, experimentation, survey, simulation). Both completed and research in progress articles will be accepted.


Suggested topics:


Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • - The perceptual, behavioural, cognitive, motivational, and affective/emotional aspects of humans and their interaction with IT
  • - User task analysis and modeling
  • - Digital documents/genres and human information seeking behaviour
  • - Informed user interface design and evaluation for all types of business and organisational applications such as:
    • - B2B, B2C, C2C E-Commerce
    • - E-marketplace and supply chain management
    • - Group collaboration
    • - Negotiation and auction
    • - Enterprise systems
    • - Intranets
    • - Extranets
    • - Small-screen mobile devices and pervasive computing
    • - Multi-dimensional information visualisations
  • - Integrated or innovative approaches and guidelines for analysis, design, and development of interactive devices and systems
  • - Usability engineering, metrics, and methods for user interface assessment
  • - Evaluation of end-user computing in work or non-work environment
  • - Information technology acceptance and diffusion issues from cognitive, behavioral, affective, motivational, cultural, and user interface design perspectives
  • - The impact of interfaces/information technology on attitudes, behaviour, performance, perception, and productivity
  • - Issues in software learning and training
  • - Gender and technology
  • - Issues related to the elderly, the young and special needs populations

- Other human factors issues related to human interaction with technologies


Associate Editors:


- Torkil Clemmensen, Copenhagen Business School

- Mohamed Daassi, University of Bretagne Occidentale
- Matt Germonprez, University of Wisconsin
- Andrew Hardin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Khaled Hassanein, McMaster University
- Milena Head, McMaster University
- Heinz Knoell, Universitaet Lueneburg
- Jesper Simonsen, Rokilde University
- Horst Treiblmaier, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

- John Wells, Washington State University

- Peter Polak, University of Miami