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Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI) Track

Dezhi Wu, Southern Utah UniversityThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Miguel Aguirre-Urreta, Texas Technical University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Gregory D. Moody, University of Nevada Las Vegas This email 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 humancomputer interaction at an individual, work group, organization, or society levels. Papers may use any type of research method.


Human Computer Interaction in e-Health Systems

Jinwei Cao

Interface Design, Evaluation and Impact

Younghwa “Gabe” Lee, Anna L. McNab and Andrew N. K. Chen

Design, Evaluation, and Implication of Communication Technologies

Yi “Jenny” Zhang and HyoJoo Han

Attitude Adjustment

Geoffrey Hill and Candice Vander Weerdt

Personalization Technologies and Impacts

Il Im and Hong Sheng

Trust, Privacy and Risk in Information Systems

Gaurav Bansal, Sherrie Yi. X. Komiak and Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah

Human Computer Interaction in e-Health Systems

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

Mini-Track Description

Electronic Health (e-Health) “is an emerging field in the intersection of medical informatics, public health and business, referring to health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies.’’ (Pawar et al. 2012) Many e-Health systems are developed recently, such as health information websites, online social support networks, interactive electronic health records, health decision support systems, and mobile health communication systems. How to design an intelligent e-health system that communicates effectively with health care consumers and providers, however, is a question still does not have a standard answer so far. Many research review articles calls for e-Health tools that are easy to use, flexible, interactive, interoperable, and accessible for different audiences (Kreps and Neuhauser 2010). Since e-Health systems are dealing with patients with various kinds of disease, the user interface design requires special features to cope with disease-specific barrios and the user interaction patterns in these systems are usually different from systems with normal users. The wearable devices for healthcare provide even more HCI-related challenges and opportunities.

Call for Papers

This mini-track aims to address all HCI-related issues in e-health systems from the technical, behavioral, or managerial perspectives. In this mini-track, we welcome research that includes (but not limited to) e-Health systems user interface design, e-Health systems customization, and e-health systems user interaction patterns, etc. A wide variety of research methodologies are welcome in this mini-track, including prototyping-based studies, analytical modeling approaches, experimental studies, and cases studies.

Potential Topics:

User interface design for people with health-related special needs

Evaluation of the effect of interface design on e-Health systems

Usability of e-Health systems

Design features for mobile health systems

Design and application of wearable devices for e-Health systems

Trust and privacy issues in e-Health systems UI design

User interaction patterns of e-Health systems

User-centered design and e-Health systems customization

Interface Design, Evaluation and Impact

Younghwa “Gabe” Lee, Miami University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Andrew N. K. Chen, University of Kansas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mini-Track Description

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 investigate new ways of considering HCI in light of emerging technologies and technology trends.

Call for Papers

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.

Potential Topics:

Behavioral, cognitive, and motivational aspects of human/computer interaction

User task analysis and modeling

The analysis, design, development, evaluation, and use of information systems for guidelines and standards for interface and interaction design and interface design and use for the business software, Web, mobile devices, touch-screen devices (e.g. tablet)

Usability testing for the Web, mobile, and 3-D interface

Design of hedonic and utilitarian user interfaces

Visual aesthetics and usability issue of user interface

User interface design and evaluation for B2B, B2C, C2C E-Commerce or M-Commerce; Government to Consumer or Business E-commerce; Business software such as business analytics and ERP systems; Virtual Worlds and Augmented Reality; Games; Group collaboration; Negotiation and auction

The impact of interface design or usability on the attitudes, behaviors, performance, perceptions, or productivity of individuals, organizations, and society

HCI issues related to the elderly, the disabled, and other special needs populations

Design and analysis of wearable, pervasive, or ubiquitous systems and computing

Issues in teaching and designing HCI courses or programs

Human factors issues related to the design and use of information systems

Case studies looking at interface or interaction design and usability

Design, Evaluation, and Implication of Communication Technologies

Yi “Jenny” Zhang, California State University, Fullerton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HyoJoo Han, Georgia Southern University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mini-Track Description

Communication technologies enable individuals to communicate, connect and collaborate with one another through online software tools or mobile apps. Research in this area is broad and interdisciplinary, examining how human agents utilize interactive technologies to perform both in business processes and personal interactions. The phenomena of interests to researchers in this area may include but are not limited to: design frameworks (such as Abbasi & Chen, 2008), ICTs, online communities (such as Butler et al., 2014 and Hsien-Tung and Bagozzi, 2014), virtual team research (such as Olson & Olson, 2012), instant messaging (such as Lowry, et al., 2011), social media (such as Scott and Orlikowski, 2014) , online education (Chia and Pritchard, 2014), use of web 2.0 tools (Chau and Xu, 2012).

With never-ending technological advances to information and communication technologies, communication systems continue to evolve into new forms involving innovative media and applications. The impact of the organizational use of new technologies such as virtual and mixed reality, augmented environment, 3D web, adaptive and personalized interfaces, new audio and video techniques, social media and mobile apps deserves further research. Furthermore, employees are increasingly working together in virtual teams with different time zones, different geographic locations and different cultures. The increased commonality of virtual teams present challenges to productivity in organizations. Advancements are needed in understanding how information technologies can be leveraged to overcome the workplace difficulties presented by geographic, temporal, and cultural distances.

Call for Papers

Given the novelty of many new technologies and their potential for transforming businesses, social communications, and education, this mini-track aims to advance the understanding of best theories and practices for designing, evaluating, and using new online communication tools and technologies. Furthermore, many new non-business oriented online communication technologies are transforming social interactions and human networks. It is, therefore, important to analyze cases and examples and conduct experiments where businesses are leveraging public and social electronic communications.

Potential Topics:

Impacts of advanced tools and technologies that support personal, interpersonal, group, community, and organizational communications

Influence of communication technologies in virtual communities

Impact of communication on group behavior and outcomes in virtual teams

Emerging communication technologies, their adoption, usage, evaluation, and effects

New design genres examining communication technologies used in political, economic, social, and legal contexts

ICT tools and applications through which social relations are developed, maintained, and grown

Theoretical and conceptual frameworks concerning the design, usage, and evaluation of innovative CMC tools and technologies

New concerns regarding information privacy, interpersonal and business related trust issues, self-disclosure concerns, and other confidentiality issues for employees, individuals, and minorities (such as women, teens, GLB) in using online communication technology.

Studies of the components, processes, and contexts of emerging and innovative online communication and technologies.

Impact of communication technologies in teaching and learning

Attitude Adjustment

Geoffrey Hill, Kent State University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Candice Vander Weerdt, Kent State University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mini-Track Description

Never before has technology played a larger role in users’ personal and professional lives. The interaction between users and technology is dynamic and multidimensional. As a user’s attitude affects the use of technology, so too does the technology affect the individuals’ evolving attitude. This evolution occurs through continued use of technology and is reflected in the users’ opinions, perceptions and satisfaction related to not only the focal technology, but also the controlling entity, other social actors and even the information itself.

Call for Papers

This mini-track solicits complete or in-process research that adopts a creative perspective of antecedents and consequences of attitude that differentiates itself from existing IT research. We also invite research proposing interventions toward attitude modification relating to technology adoption, expectation-confirmation, and continuance.

Potential Topics:

Differing levels of desirability toward the organization’s promoting, creating or using the technology

The efficacy of organic “grassroots” interventions upon attitude shifts versus “astroturfed” interventions

Evolving emotions and attitudes toward other stakeholders of the technology

The direct or indirect consequences of attitude on other factors relating to design, implementation and adoption of technologies

Research papers in this mini-track might investigate how user attitudes evolve and differ through the use of sustainable or “green” technology and IT use, social add-ons to existing technology (e.g. social media streams, forums) or social media and mobile technology

Cross-functional teams in IT planning and design

Papers might also propose appropriate methodological issues to measure and capture this phenomenon

Contemporary theoretical framework for explaining this phenomenon.

Interventions and strategies for the mitigation and management of negative user attitudes

Research expanding attitude beyond narrow definitions into multidimensional constructs such as organizational culture and climate are also welcome

Personalization Technologies and Impacts

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

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

Mini-Track Description

Rapid advancements in mobile technologies and increasing accessibility to big data and social networks have made personalization common and challenging in today’s computing environment. As an important concept in IS research, personalization has been received considerable attention from both academia and industry. This mini-track addresses all issues related to designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating personalization technologies from the technical, behavioral, economic, or managerial perspectives.  Through this mini-track, we aim to examine personalization technologies, users’ attitude, intention, and perception towards personalization, the impacts of personalization, and better ways for personalizing products and services.

Call for Papers

We welcome empirical research through quantitative or qualitative methodologies, analytical modeling approaches, case studies of implementations, and experimental or prototyping-based studies.

Potential Topics:

Understanding of personalization definition, conceptualization, and processes in today’s Internet and mobile environments

Personalization in social network services (SNS)

Personalization using big data analysis techniques

Personalization in e-government

Personalization in e-health

Personalization in e-commerce

Personalized educational technologies

Personalized ICT technologies for virtual teams, e-collaboration and other business processes

Factors influencing users’ adoption, acceptance and usage of personalized products/services

Impact of personalization technologies on users’ behavior

Personalization-privacy paradox (e.g., trade-offs between personalization and privacy concerns)

Metrics for personalization success

Cross-cultural issues of personalization

Best practices of personalization

Case studies on personalization systems

Understanding and Fostering Trust in Information Systems

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

Sherrie Yi X. Komiak, Memorial University of Newfoundland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mini-Track Description

We welcome submissions addressing all aspects of trust and distrust in information systems, including but not limited to important related areas such as credibility, deception, privacy violations and user perceptions. We are particularly interested in evolutions of trust research that consider perspectives of risk and privacy issues. We welcome not only empirical research papers but also conceptual and theoretical papers.

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, research to extend these perspectives to the concept of trust in information systems is largely 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 to include not only the interpersonal view but also intermediated views that arise from the source credibility paradigm in communications theory. 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 enhanced by a context-specific operationalization of the emerging construct.

Designing trustworthy technology – i.e., technology that has trusting characteristics – requires well-informed research. 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. Subsequently, we expect that new contextual factors will be discovered and explicated which may have important moderating effects on key technology outcomes.

Possible Topics:

Processes of trust development in information systems

User risk-taking and the impact of trust on risk perception

Role of trust in supporting or inhibiting privacy perceptions

Factors that lead to the development of distrust in information systems

The impacts of user, task, technology, and contextual characteristics on trust/distrust in information systems

Conceptualizations of trust in information systems that expand beyond the typical institutional and interpersonal views to include more direct investigations of the source effects models

Aspects of trust in information systems that impact technology adoption, decision making, website performance and revenue, and customer relationships

The impact of trust factors on electronic or mobile business/commerce

Dimensions of privacy concerns or impacts of privacy violations impacting trust in various information systems

Conceptual, theoretical or empirical studies about the impact of information system trust violations or deception on technology adoption, decision making about technology use and continuance, and e-commerce performance factors

Note: Papers on security and privacy that do not relate to trust can be submitted to the mini-tracks in the “Information Systems Security, Assurance and Privacy (SIGSEC)” track.


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