31st British HCI Conference 2017- SME Call For Papers

The 31st British Human Computer Interaction conference will be held at the University of Sunderland, from the 3rd to the 6th of July 2017. The HCI conference has become a well-respected part of the conference calendar, attracting speakers, contributions and attendees from across the globe.

This year’s theme is digital make believe. Make believe refers to our expansive, “what-if” thinking typical of HCI, for example, we make-believe when we design innovative technology; we make-believe when we immerse ourselves in a computer game or virtual world; and we make-believe when we evaluate and refine new technology by imagining ourselves using it.

This year’s British HCI offers businesses and organisations the opportunity to showcase, collaborate, promote and debate with technologists, researchers, students and creatives.

The conference includes keynotes from academia and industry, along with sessions, lightening talks, interactive panels and paper presentations on HCI with a particular focus on digital make believe.

British HCI is an opportunity to showcase your businesses to an international audience of peers, industry leaders and mentors, and the conference is requesting submissions from forward thinking immersive technology, software and creative SMEs and practitioners who are developing new perspectives, innovations, services and products in the emerging technologies field.

Interested organisations should submit a 2-page position paper on their views, experiences and perspectives of the current and future directions of HCI, immersive technologies and UXD. The deadline for submission of entries is 5th April. Further details are available at the website: http://hci2017.bcs.org/