July 13-17, 2015
The 2015 British Human Computer Interaction Conference will take place in Lincoln from 13th-17th July. As well as providing a forum for disseminating the latest research in HCI, the conference will commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Our keynote speakers, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Julian Assange, will discuss how this event is more relevant than ever in an age where interactive digital technology constantly shapes our lives and our relationships with each other, as well as those in authority.
Lincoln is home to one of only four surviving copies of the Magna Carta and will take a major role in the 800th anniversary celebrations coinciding with our hosting of HCI 2015. The theme for HCI 2015 is therefore the digital society, and the role interactive technology plays in mediating our civic lives. This reflects the increasing public consciousness of how interactive technologies fundamentally affect our privacy, rights, and relationships with authority, government and commerce. Whilst the conference will, of course, welcome contributions from all aspects of HCI research we will particularly encourage submissions of all types that focus on social renewal, activism, democracy, and grassroots innovation.
HCI 2015 is organised by the University of Lincoln’s Social Computing (LiSC) research centre in conjunction with the Digital Interaction Group at Newcastle University. It will feature a number of new innovations including a large scale doctoral networking event, an Interactions Gallery, provocative panel discussions, main track position papers and 2 day hack as well as high profile keynote speakers. Please explore how you can participate in HCI2015 using the tabs above. We look forward to seeing you in Lincoln this summer.