Cognitive Aspects of Natural Interface Design (CogNID)
The 4th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI)
27th December 2012, Kharagpur, India
Workshop Paper submission deadline: 7th October, 2012
The technologies behind interactive product design are advancing at an unprecedented rate. As a result, the computers, smart phones and other similar devices are getting cheaper and more accessible to the common masses. The participants in this growing market are from all sectors and stratums of society, all having their specific needs and choices to fulfill those. Therefore, the interfaces connecting these devices to a person need to be more intuitive and acceptable. Hence, is the role of Natural User Interfaces or NUIs. NUIs are considered the next big step after the shift from CLI to GUI. Designing an NUI is based on two basic principles: the interface should be effectively invisible to the user or becomes so with successive learned interactions and the interface is based on natural elements i.e, what comes naturally to a user. As a NUI requires very little or no learning at all, it transforms a novice user to expert one quickly. Many strategies are undertaken for designing such communication allies, from multi-touch to 3D-immersive touch and persuasive user interfaces. The big question here to understand what is ‘natural’ to the perception of a user. As the subscribers span over a vast demography, socio-cultural situations, educational background and different neurological and physical abilities, everybody’s ‘natural’ differs from that of the other. For this, it is essential to study and understand the different cognitive behavior of the users of these interactive systems. Therefore, to understand what an individual ‘naturally’ identifies with and model them in the working of an interface, it is essential that the two fields of cognition and interaction design walk hand in hand. Although, substantial amounts of research have been done in both the fields of natural interface design and cognitive science, the full potential of the combined power of these two fields is yet to be explored. Bridging the two areas of knowledge can lead designs truly ‘natural’ in sense, and will perfectly represent the post-WIMP era.
This workshop aims at bringing researchers from different fields such as human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, education, psychology, computer graphics, fine arts and humanities to discuss about the extent of possibilities of designing cognitively aided natural user interfaces. We are looking forward to original contributions that unite these fields.
We welcome submission on a wide range of topics related to the role of cognition in HCI. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Cognitive modeling of Natural Interface Design
- Computational Representation of human cognitive behavior
- Case study or survey on where user interfaces lack the ‘cognition’
- Cognitively aided assistive technology for differently-abled
- Psychological modeling or experiments on UI design
- Cognition in web design or web accessibility
- Cognition in Multimodal Interfaces
- Persuasive and tangible Interface Design
- Affective computation in HCI
- Scope of cognitively aided user interfaces in the context of developing or underdeveloped regions
Submission of Full Workshop Papers: 07 October, 2012
Acceptance/Rejection Notification: 01 November, 2012
Camera ready due: 15 November, 2012
Call for Papers
We invite both short and long research papers on cognitive aspects of Natural Interface Design. Please see below for submission instructions. The complete CFP can be downloaded from the following links: PDF
Paper submission to CogNID 2012 will be accepted on or before October 7th, 2012 (23:59 p.m. IST, GMT-7) in PDF format via Conference Management System (CMS) from 10th September onwards. The submission link is: CMS
Submissions should follow the instructions at the IHCI 2012 website (http://ihci2012.iitkgp.ac.in/?id=s1). Please use the link http://ihci2012.iitkgp.ac.in/?id=s3
to download style files for formatting your submissions.
Long papers should not exceed 4 pages of content plus additional 1 page for references, and should report original unpublished research.
Short papers on work in progress, an opinion piece or position paper, or proposals for system demonstrations are also welcome. Short papers should not exceed 2 pages including references. Short paper on system demonstration proposal should describe the system to be demonstrated, outline its components and working, and mention special needs if any for setting up the demonstration.
Reviewing: three /two members from the program committee will review each long/short paper. The committee based on the reports of the reviewers will make the final selection. We will follow a double blind reviewing policy. Therefore, all submissions should be anonymous. Please, do not put any information that can potentially reveal the identity of the author.
Dual submission policy: Authors can submit papers that are under review or has been submitted to another conference/workshop. However, upon acceptance of the paper, the authors have to decide whether they want to present the paper at CogNID or another forum.
Presentation and Participation: Since registration in the workshop is free, at least one author for each accepted submission MUST personally attend and present the work at the workshop to ensure the inclusion of the paper in the proceedings. There will be both oral and poster presentations. The mode of presentation will be decided later based on the suggestion of the program committee and has nothing to do with the technical quality of the paper.
- Prof. Anupam Basu, IITKharagpur
- Tirthankar Dasgupta (IITKharagpur)
- Manjira Sinha (IITKharagpur)
- Plaban Kr.Bhowmick (Innovation Lab, Tata Consultancy Service)
for any clarification, questions or suggestions, please contact: cognitivenid[AT]gmail.com