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Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction

HCITALY 2003

Torino (Italy), November 4 - 5, 2003

Centro Congressi Torino Incontra - Via Nino Costa 8 - TORINO

Organized by Dipartimento di Informatica - Università degli Studi di Torino (IUI Group),
in collaboration with SIGCHI-Italy, within the context of Virtuality 2003

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the reserach area that studies methodologies and techniques for the design and development of usable and reliable interactive systems, to support human activities. The workshop aims at collecting, presenting and discussing the Italian experience achieved in all the HCI fields, both in industry and academy. Researchers studing different HCI issues, as well as people participating in projects where the User Interface plays a central role, are invited to participate in the workshop.

The context: Virtuality 2003
Virtual Reality & Multimedia Park The workshop will be held in conjuction with Virtuality 2003, organized every year by the Virtual Reality & Multimedia Park.
Virtuality, the only European event totally devoted to Virtual Reality, can be seen as a laboratory and incubator of innovative ideas, as well as a special meeting point for reserachers in the Virtual Reality field, coming from all over the world.
Virtuality devotes each edition to some specific issues, representing the major outputs of the worldwide digital production. International participants, together with national experts and producers will discuss local and international perspectives, providing a global view of the involved topics.
By organizing this event, Torino and Piemonte region confirm their structural and deep role within the evolution of production forms and methods, as well as within the transformation of the know-how belonging to the main sectors of the Italian industry. Finally, Virtuality has an important international role, since it contributes in the promotion of Torino as a new center for high-tech multimedia.