Call for Book Chapters Personalized HCI

Title of Book

Personalized Human-Computer Interaction

Editors

Mirjam Augstein. University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg
Eelco Herder. L3S Research Center, Hannover
Wolfgang Wörndl. TU München

Publisher

DeGruyter Oldenbourg

Short Description

Personalization has been discussed in a number of domains such as learning, search or information retrieval. In the area of human-computer interaction, personalization also plays a prominent role. For instance, interaction with computer-based devices requires users to exhibit a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities. These interaction abilities might differ drastically but only few applications are reasonably accessible (i.e., usable without barriers also by people with different kinds of impairments). Further, most users, even if physically and cognitively capable of all necessary activities, have preferred interaction styles, modalities, devices and user interfaces which raises the need for individualization in all aspects of HCI.

Although personalization in HCI bears a lot of potential, it also raises additional challenges most of which are ultimately related to user acceptance (e.g., privacy, transparency, data acquisition and modeling, serendipity, etc.).

Topics (not limited to)

  • Personalized interaction: approaches to personalize user input or system feedback (involving novel interaction paradigms), related prototypes and studies
  • Adaptive or intelligent user interfaces: adaptive dialogues, menus or other means of interaction, intelligent agents, feedback mechanisms, interaction with ubiquitous environments, new paradigms in human-computer interaction
  • Evaluation of personalized systems and user studies: laboratory studies, empirical studies in the field and analysis of existing corpora of usage data
  • Personalization and recommendation: applications in social networks, search, online stores, mobile computing, e-learning, automotive domain and other applications areas; interaction with recommender systems, explaining recommendations to users
  • Personalization as means of assistive technology: assisting elderly or people with impairments regarding interaction with computer-based systems
  • Obtaining user data: logging tools, aggregation of data from social networks and other Web 2.0 services, location tracking, sensor networks
  • Modeling user data: collaborative filtering, cross-application issues, contextualization and disambiguation, use of ontologies and folksonomies
  • Privacy issues, transparency, user control and scrutability
  • Adaptive support for learning and teaching: methods and tools for individual support in the knowledge acquisition process, adaptive support for collaborative learning

Review Process

There will be a two-stage review process. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the organization board, focusing on the suitability of the proposed chapter topic to the book. Authors of accepted abstracts will have a period of about two months to prepare their chapter (full text). The chapter will then be evaluated by at least two experts in the field, plus a meta-reviewer.

The editorial board will comprise about 15 experts actively working in the fields of Personalization, User Modeling and HCI.

Submission and Formatting

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair containing:

  1. Title of the proposed chapter
  2. Author(s) of the proposed chapter (including affiliation)
  3. Abstract of max. 500 words describing contents of the book chapter
  4. Keywords (at least 2, no more than 5)

Chapters should be submitted via EasyChair containing:

  1. Title of the proposed chapter
  2. Author(s) of the proposed chapter (including affiliation)
  3. Abstract of max. 500 words describing contents of the book chapter
  4. Keywords (at least 2, no more than 5)
  5. Manuscript (maximum of 8000 words, each Figure or Table counting as 200 words)

Full book chapters need to be formatted according to the DeGruyter Oldenbourg instructions in Word or PDF format:
https://www.degruyter.com/dg/page/production-for-authors

Please submit your chapters via EasyChair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=personalizedhci2018

Important Dates

Chapter Abstract Submission: 15 December 2017
Chapter Abstract Notification: 7 January 2018
Chapter Full Text Submission: 18 March 2018
Chapter Notifications: 20 May 2018
Camera-ready chapters: 17 June 2018
Publication (tentative): end of 2018