33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Seattle,Washington, July 20 - July 24, 2009
           Co-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT 2009

1st IEEE International Workshop on Human Computer  Interaction (WoHCI 2009)

1st IEEE International Workshop on
Human Computer Interaction (WoHCI 2009)


Call for Papers

Agency in Media Networks

In conjuction with the 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2009) Workshop on Human Computer Interaction (WoHCI 2009) provides an international meeting of researchers to explore the fundemantal synergy of community media mining (media network analysis, community and media co-evolution) and HCI technologies (usability, sociability, privacy, security and trust), thus defining their future roles in social networks. Media networks - networks of media traces left by human activities on the Web - are a hot topic in the Web 2.0.

Media networks are about connecting people through their media artifact traces. Hovewer, beyond the media artifacts are (most of the time) real people we know. We get information from those people and ultimately base our decisions on that information.  The social capital in real life depends on many aspects, also from the physical environment. Is that also true for virtual worlds and online social networking environments?

The intersection of both community media mining and HCI refers to new areas of research about media networks, like influencing motivations and intentions, contagion, goal moderation, personalization and responsiveness.

The workshop bridges the needs of the recent media networks with best practices from HCI. Media networks have forever changed the way people interact with each other. Currently, we experience another dramatic change with new requirements for HCI. We have to adapt and apply avaliable techniques as well as develop new means for defining relevant models of community interaction in the Web 2.0. The challenges for HCI is recognizing the impact of new media technologies on large web-based communities and their behaviour. In this context, we are looking forward to the contributions on the following topics (but not exclusively):

·         Community-Media Mining

·         Designing for community dynamics

·         Community-centred design processes for interactive systems

·         Usability goals: Effectivenes, efficiency and satisfaction

·         Enabling technologies for community-centred learning

·         Responsive frameworks for interactive systems

·         Privacy-preserving technologies in media networks

·         Design issues in privacy and web identity support

·         Online trust in media networks

·         Technology-mediated social capital

·         User-centered models of design frameworks

Theme of the workshop / Context and motivation

Social networks are about connecting people. However, this purpose is not the even: it is about knowing people, getting new information from people, making decisions based on that information - all these processes are called socializing or derivables from socializing. The socializing in real life depends on environment: How cosy is a room? How are the surroundings interpreted? What are backgrounds for user behaviour? and many other questions. The same reflects on virtual life. Success of technology depends on its design. The rate of interactivity of software influences on quantity and quality of human interactions. The way social networks are constructed controls the audience of these, e.g. Facebook members are mostly personalities with degrees starting from B.Sc. and Myspace members are teenagers and artistic volks. "What design for sociability is appropriate for this or that situation" is one of the important points to understand during social networks mining.


Program Committee


Jacob Biehl, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, California, USA
Jan Borchers, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Kursat Cagiltay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Luis Castro, University of Manchester, UK
Tom Erikson, IBM's Watson Labs, USA
Darren Gergle, Northwestern University, USA
Denis Gillet, EPFL, Switzerland
Victor Gonzalez, University of Manchester, UK
Wolfgang Graether, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Anna Hannemann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Michal Jacovi, IBM Haifa, Israel
Adam Joinson, University of Bath, UK Effie Lai-Chong Law, University of Leicester, UK
Wendy Moncur, University of Aberdeen, UK
Felix Mödritscher, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Bilge Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Gary Olson, University of California, Irvin, USA
Kai Pata, Tallinn University, Estonia
Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Nalin Sharda, School Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Australia
Peter Sloep, Open University of The Nederlands, The Netherlands
Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Lucia Terrenghi, Vodafone Group Research & Development, Germany
Marko Turpeinen, Royal Institude of Technology, Sweden


Important Dates


March  23, 2009(Extended)

Workshop paper submission due 12 p.m. (CET)

April  10, 2009

Workshop paper notification (electronic)

April  30, 2009

All final manuscript and author pre-registration due




Both draft and camera-ready papers must be submitted electronically via the WOHCI2009 Submission Page. Manuscripts will be limited to six pages for regular/invited paper, four pages for short paper, two pages for fast abstract and position statement including all figures, tables, and references. Extra page charges apply. Please consult COMPSAC Paper Submission page for proper naming convention. The format of submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (i.e., 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format (PDF: instruct.pdf; DOC: instruct.doc); Layout Guide (PDF: format.pdf; DOC: format.doc; all under ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/). 

All accepted papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index), and automatically included in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of COMPSAC for the paper to be included in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.


Advance/Final Program


WoHCI 2009 program will be accessible through Advance/Final Program menu tab at the COMPSAC home page.


Workshop Organizers


Alev Elci, Eastern Mediterranean University

Zinayida Petrushyna, RWTH Aachen University

Katja Kurdyukova, University of Augsburg

Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University



General Inquiries


For updated information, please refer to the WoHCI entry through Workshops tab at www.compsac.org or contact the workshop organizers Zinayida Petrushyna (petrushyna@i5.informatik.rwth-aachen.de) or Alev Elci (alev.elci@emu.edu.tr).

Last Update: Mar. 4, '09