ECIS 2006 Track on Human Computer Interaction at Göteborg, Sweden

General Description

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field that has attracted researchers, educators, and practitioners from many different disciplines. HCI has gained even more attention during recent years as technology has developed at a fast pace. To better utilize advanced hardware and software, we need to better understand users, their tasks within different contexts, and the interplay among users, tasks, and contexts/environments. HCI or human factors studies in MIS are concerned with the ways in which humans interact with information, technologies, and tasks, especially in business, managerial, organizational, and cultural contexts. The aim of this track is to provide a forum for HCI researchers to acknowledge each other’s work, and to discuss, develop, and promote a range of issues related to the history, reference disciplines, theories, practice, methodologies, techniques, new development, and applications of the interaction between humans, information, and information technology. The track is open to all types of research methodologies (e.g., conceptualization, theory development, case study, action research, experimentation, survey, simulation).

  • The perceptual, behavioural, cognitive, motivational, and affective/emotional aspects of humans and their interaction with IT

  • User task analysis and modeling

  • Digital documents/genres and human information seeking behaviour

  • Informed user interface design and evaluation for all types of business and organizational applications

  • Multi-dimensional information visualizations

  • Integrated or innovative approaches and guidelines for analysis, design, and development of interactive devices and systems

  • Usability engineering, metrics, and methods for user interface assessment

  • Evaluation of end-user computing in a work or non-work environment

  • Information technology acceptance and diffusion issues from cognitive, behavioural, affective, motivational, cultural, and user interface design perspective

  • The impact of interfaces/information technology on attitudes, behaviour, performance, perception, and productivity

  • Issues in software learning and training

  • Gender and technology

  • Issues related to the elderly, the young and special needs populations

Important Dates Top of page arrow

  • Paper submission deadline: November 15, 2006

  • Notification of acceptance: March 6, 2006

  • Final papers submission deadline: April 6, 2006

  • Conference dates: June 12 - 14, 2006

Special Issue of the Information Systems Journal Top of page arrow

We are very pleased to announce that the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) will be publishing expansions of the best papers from the HCI track at ECIS 2006. Our special thanks go to the co-editors of ISJ, Dr. Guy Fitzgerald and Dr. David Avison, for their support of HCI research and AIS SIGHCI. Continuing the AIS SIGHCI tradition, we believe that this fast-tracking opportunity with a high-quality refereed academic journal will promote HCI research in the MIS community. The guest editors for this special issue will be Nancy Russo, Matt Germonprez, Traci Hess, and Scott McCoy.

HCI researchers wishing to participate in this fast-tracking opportunity should submit their papers to the HCI track. SIGHCI’s policies regarding fast-tracking with SIGHCI sponsored special journal issues and best paper awards at conferences are available at


Tentative Timetable:
  • 08/01/06: Invitation sent out to authors
  • 10/01/06: First submission
  • 12/01/06: Notification of first review
  • 03/15/07: Second submission
  • 04/30/07: Notification of second review
  • 07/31/07: Final notification and acceptance decisions

Track Chairs Top of page arrow

Dr. Scott McCoy
College of William Mary
School of Business
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone: (757) 221-2062
Fax: (757) 221-
Dr. Hans van der Heijden
University of Surrey
School of Management
Pullman, WA 99164
Phone: (44) 0 1483 686302
Fax: (44) 0 1483 686301
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