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HCI4SM 2014 : FGCS Special Issue: HCI for Smart Data


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Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2014
Notification Due Apr 1, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2014
Categories    CHI   smart cities   big data

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
Future Generation Computer Science
Special Issue: HCI for Smart Data

Important Dates

January 31, 2014 Paper submission deadline
April 1, 2014 Acceptance notification
May 1, 2014 Revision submission
June 1, 2014 Second notification
July 1, 2014 Camera Ready submission

Scope and Objective

Grid computing allows the processing and distribution of large volumes of data. In many cases, these large datasets will be generated by humans, and will need to be human-readable as well. Over the next years, the increasingly large volumes of data generated by users (through e.g. social computing and sensor networks) will not only require the technology and network infrastructure to process the data, but also to allow humans to understand and use it.

These users are not only experts and experienced grid scientists, so it is up to computer science to improve the interaction mechanisms between humans and computers. Therefore, we aim to study how to improve the interaction of humans with all these Big Data produced by Smart Cities, that is, Smart Data.

Topics of Interest

This special issue calls for original papers describing the latest developments, research, trends, and solutions on Human-Computer Interfaces for supporting Smart Data infrastructures. The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics in focus of this special issue:

• Adaptive, adaptable, intelligent user interfaces
• Augmented reality
• Computer-supported cooperative work
• Effects of aging on interacting with computers
• End user programming and development
• HCI and citizenship
• HCI design - methods, tools and perspectives
• HCI evaluation methods, tools and perspectives
• HCI impacts on society
• HCI theories and theoretical approaches
• Interacting with information visualizations
• Interaction and information processing
• Interfaces for mobile and ambient systems
• Social interaction
• Social computing
• Task ad user analysis
• Usable privacy and security tools
• Usability engineering
• Web engineering

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers directly via the FGCS submission web site at (please select the item SI: HCI for Smart Data).

Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference. Previously published or accepted conference papers must contain at least 30% new material to be considered for the special issue. Submitted papers should be formatted according to the journal style. For more detailed information concerning the requirements for submission, please refer to the complete Author Guidelines at

Selection and Evaluation Criteria

• Significance to the research community of the journal
• Relevance to the special issue
• Originality of research innovation, technical contribution, and significance of the presented results
• Quality, clarity, and readability of the written text
• Quality of references and related work
• Quality of research hypothesis, assertions, and conclusion

Guest Editors

Dr. Javier Bustos-Jiménez – Corresponding Guest Editor
NIC Chile Research Labs

Dra. Valeria Herskovic
Department of Computer Science,
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Dr. Cristian Rusu
Department of Computer Science,
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso

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