Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI)


Track Chairs:

Khawaja A. Saeed, Wichita State University,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Na “Lina” Li, Baker College,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Richard Johnson, University at Albany, State University of New York,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Track Description:

Human‐computer interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary area that has attracted researchers, educators, and practitioners from several disciplines. It essentially deals with the design, evaluation, adoption, and use of information technology, with a common focus on improved user performance and experience. New and exciting research opportunities are emerging, including issues and challenges concerning people’s interactions with various information technologies that can be examined from an organizational, managerial, psychological, social, or cultural perspective. This track welcomes papers that aim at advancing our understanding of human‐computer interaction at an individual, work group, organization, or society levels. Papers may use any type of research methods.

Minitracks:

Design, Evaluation, and Implications of Social Networking Applications

Jinwei Cao, University of Delaware, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hong Sheng, Missouri University of Science and Technology, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Social networking applications, such as blogs, instant messaging, podcasts, social networking websites (e.g., Facebook), and virtual world (e.g., Second Life), have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Such applications usually include communication tools to support the capturing, storing and presentation of information/communications among the users, and interactive tools that facilitate interactions among the users. Overall, social networking applications are quickly transforming societies by creating a pervasive technical infrastructure that enables efficient development and sustention of social relationships. Social networking applications also have great implications for business. Applications that analyze and present the structure of online social networks provide invaluable knowledge for business to understand and utilize online social networks.

This mini-track aims to address all issues related to social networking applications from the technical, behavioral, or managerial perspectives. In this mini-track, we welcome research that designs and evaluates interface of social networking applications, examines the impact and implications of social networking applications to individuals, teams, and organizations, and proposes methodologies and techniques to identify and analyze social networks. A wide variety of research methodologies are welcome in this mini-track, including prototyping-based studies, analytical modeling approaches, experimental studies, and cases studies.

HCI Issues in Mobility

Kyungsub S Choi, Rhode Island College, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

David Xu, Wichita State University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

The proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and wireless networks has had a profound impact on consumption of information system based services. The strong affinity to these portable smart devices and technologies are making fundamental changes in both organizational and personal levels. Companies have increased the adoption level of mobile technologies to their enterprise and stepped up their efforts to support the nomadic behavior of their customers by offering applications and services through the mobile platform (Srensen, 2011).

The ‘Technology of Affordances’ theory (Majchrzak and Markus, forthcoming) speaks of “the relational concepts between technology affordance that is defined as what an individual or organization can do with a technology.” The mobility of the smart portable devices affords a fertile ground for a number of new applications and processes.

Our understanding of HCI related issues in the context of smart devices and applications and their mobility and portability is still on-going. This mini-track calls for studies that may shed new light on the subject, and may initiate a knowledge base on comprehending the opportunities and challenges in the area of mobility from the perspective of HCI.

Interface Design, Evaluation and Impact

Gabe Lee, University of Northern Iowa, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Na Li Baker, College of Flint, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Anna L McNab, Niagara University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

This mini-track is an outlet for human-computer interaction papers that research interface design, evaluation, and impact. It supports a wide-ranging set of research topics, methods, and perspectives. Authors are encouraged to submit new ways of considering HCI in light of emerging technologies and technology trends.

We welcome submissions that fall within the list of topics provided below. A number of papers regarding interface design, evaluation and impact have been published at the premier IS journals in the past. Excellent conference submissions have also been considered for fast-track options at journals publishing HCI research.

Negative Cognitions about Information Systems

Monideepa Tarafdar, University of Toledo, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nick Lockwood, Missouri University of Science and Technology, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Taylor Wells, University of Arizona, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

There is an emerging dichotomy in how IS-enabled patterns of work and collaboration are affecting IS users. On the one hand they enable vast improvements in decisions and processes. On the other they lead to negative cognition such as stress, frustration and information overload. There has been a recent surge of interest in this area, related, for example, to technostress, addiction, intrusiveness, deceptiveness, credibility, deception and distrust. They explore various facets of detrimental conditions that users of IS experience- conditions that are potentially pervasive, given the ubiquity of IS. The objective of this mini-track is to develop theoretical insight and understanding of HCI topics that address this troubling side of IS use, Submissions on all aspects of this topic are welcome. We encourage conceptual, theoretical or empirical papers.

New Venues for Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)

Jenny Zhang, California State University, Fullerton, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Shu Schiller, Wright State University - Main Campus, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mauricio Featherman, Washington State University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) systems enable individuals to communicate with each other via IT. Research in this area is broad and interdisciplinary, examining how human agents use new interactive technologies to perform both business processes and personal interactions. The phenomena of interest to researchers in this area may include but are not limited to: ICTs, virtual communication, online communities, virtual teams, group decision-making, distance learning, and design and analytical methodologies for web collaboration technology. The impact of the organizational use of new technologies such as virtual reality, augmented environment, etc. deserves further research. Furthermore, employees are increasingly working together in virtual teams that span time zones, and large geographic and cultural differences. The increased commonality of virtual work teams present challenges to productivity in organizations. Advancements are needed in the understanding of how new information technologies can be leveraged to overcome the workplace difficulties presented by geographic and temporal distances.

Personalization Technologies and Impacts

Hong Sheng, Missouri University of Science and Technology, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dezhi Wu, Southern Utah University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Il Im, Yonsei University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Rapid advancement in Internet and mobile technologies has made personalization common in today’s computing environment. Personalization has been recognized as an important concept in IS research and has received considerable attention from both academia and industry. <strong>This mini-track addresses all the issues related to designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating personalization technologies from the technical, behavioral, economic, or managerial perspectives.</strong> Through this mini-track, we aim to examine technologies for personalization, users’ attitude, intention, and perception towards personalization, the impacts of personalization, and better ways for personalizing products and services. We welcome empirical research through quantitative or qualitative methodologies, analytical modeling approaches, case studies of implementations, and experimental or prototyping-based studies.

Trust in Information Systems

Tom Stafford, University of Memphis, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sherrie Komiak, Memorial University of Newfoundland, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fiona Nah, Missouri Uninversity of Science and Technology, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Gaurav Bansal, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

We welcome empirical, conceptual and theoretical submissions addressing all aspects of trust and distrust in information systems, ranging important areas such as credibility, deception and security, privacy violations and user perceptions.

Trust in information systems is a central concept in facilitating adoption and use. While there is a rich literature on interpersonal trust in the marketing and communications literature, as well as a robust literature on institutional trust in the management literature, much of what we know about trust in IS contexts is derived from the views promulgated through literatures other than our own. For this reason, the conceptualization of trust in information systems needs to be clarified and expanded. In this way, the unique aspects of trust and credibility in the technology interface will be better understood, and our research on adoption, use and continuance will be greatly expanded.

The expansion of our understanding of the concept of trust beyond the recent adaptations from reference disciplines will have specific use in information systems research, unique to the user-technology interface and to the usage intention and context. In addition, such knowledge will lead to better understanding of technology-mediated channels used for business and personal purposes.