CHI2003 - New Horizons

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Register Early!
- Register by March 20 and you can really save on your fee.

CHI 2003... April 5-10 in Ft. Lauderdale

Computing has moved beyond the desktop. Communication and computing devices are big and small, sleek and pervasive. User interactions no longer need to be limited to mouse and keyboard. Today's computing landscape consists of a wide array of devices, services, and interaction mechanisms for end users. Yet, there is room for improvement in existing hardware, applications, and designs. At CHI 2003 you have the opportunity to explore and exchange ideas with many of the premier innovators and designers of future handheld, mobile, and pervasive devices, applications and services. This year's conference offers 36 full or half-day tutorials. A small sample of this year's mobile and pervasive computing presentations include:

  • Scott Weiss, author of Handheld Usability, and Richard Martin presents user-centered design principles for handheld product design in Handheld Usability: Design, Prototyping, & Usability for Mobile Devices.

  • Didier Chincholle, an interaction designer from Ericsson Research presents fundamental principles and offers tips and techniques for designing highly usable interfaces for mobile services in Wireless Service Usability & Design.

  • Trevor Darrell, head of the Vision Interface group at the MIT AI Lab and award-winning creator of interactive vision-based interfaces presents technical overview of the use of visual image of a human user for applications with 'perceptive context' and discusses social and safety issues with this technology in Vision-based User Interfaces for Pervasive Computing.

  • Mark Billinghurst, director of the Human Interface Technology (HIT) Lab in New Zealand presents an An Introduction to Augmented Reality Research with examples of use in the collaborative, mobile, and user interaction context.

Consult the Tutorials Schedule for a complete list of offerings.

CHI 2003 is the premier worldwide forum for the exchange of information on all aspects of how people interact with computers. On April 5-10 over 2000 researchers, practitioners, educators, and students will meet from over 45 countries in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA to explore the new horizons of human-computer interaction. This year's conference features six days of world-class presentations including 36 tutorials, plenary speakers, dynamic panels, paper sessions and more. To see the complete conference offering, go directly to the CHI 2003 Advance Program

Participation in CHI 2003 is open to all with an interest in Human-Computer Interaction. Register before March 20th, 2003 and you can really save on your fee.

The anchor's up, and it's time to come aboard CHI 2003 and help us steer a course... bring distant shores into view... chart new routes to new destinations. Explore new design horizons at CHI 2003, the premier international forum for the exchange of the latest information on all aspects of Human-Computer Interaction. Plan to attend CHI 2003.

CHI 2003 is sponsored by ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction ACM SIGCHI, In addition to ACM, various organizations support CHI 2003. Champion sponsors include: Diamond Bullet Design, Google, Microsoft, Unisys and Yahoo! Contributing sponsors include: eLearn magazine, IBM, Intel Research Menlo Technology Group, Nokia, OSDN Slashdot, Sun Microsystems and User Interface Engineering.

The annual CHI conference attracts a lot of attention from the media. A number of articles about the conference and the work presented there are written each year. Some interesting articles include:


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Electronic Engineering Times (EETimes):


San Jose Mercury News:

  • Designers Adapting Computers to Human Behavior

Scientific American:

  • Taking Computers to Task

USA Today:

  • Conference tackles ease-of-use issues
  • Anthropologists adapt technology to world's cultures

Explore the New Horizons - Plan to Attend CHI 2003.