José Abdelnour Nocera, School of Computing and Engineering, University of West London and 13.8 WG Chair for TC13

Overview of IFIP TC13 and the Open Symposium on HCI

The Information Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences. It is recognized by United Nations and other world bodies and it represents IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million with links more than 3500 scientists from Academia and Industry.

IFIP is organized around technical committees, the so called TCs, which are composed of delegate’s issues from country members. The technical committees are thematic but they are also designed by a number. The promotion of the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in on charge of the TC13. The aims of the IFIP TC13 to develop the science and technology of human–computer interaction (HCI) by encouraging empirical research, promoting the use of knowledge and methods from the human sciences in design and evaluation of computer systems and to promote user-orientation and humanization in system design. 

As part of its activities, the IFIP technical committee organizes thematic conferences such as INTERACT which is its flagship scientific conference. IFIP TC13 also organizes in regular basis open symposiums that occur around the world. For example, the previous editions occurred in Hamilton, New Zealand (2013) and Tampere, Finland (2015). That meetings are aimed to support interaction among TC13 delegates and the local community of research, industrialists and students from the country where the meeting occurs. It is a great opportunity for researchers, students and industrialists to topics about research on HCI and its application in the industry with the IFIP TC13 representatives. To encourage participation, the event is free of charge and attendees are only requested to confirm their venue to the meeting.

Overview of IFIP TC13 and the Open Symposium on HCI

The Information Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences. It is recognized by United Nations and other world bodies and it represents IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million with links more than 3500 scientists from Academia and Industry.

IFIP is organized around technical committees, the so called TCs, which are composed of delegate’s issues from country members. The technical committees are thematic but they are also designed by a number. The promotion of the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in on charge of the TC13. The aims of the IFIP TC13 to develop the science and technology of human–computer interaction (HCI) by encouraging empirical research, promoting the use of knowledge and methods from the human sciences in design and evaluation of computer systems and to promote user-orientation and humanization in system design. 

As part of its activities, the IFIP technical committee organizes thematic conferences such as INTERACT which is its flagship scientific conference. IFIP TC13 also organizes in regular basis open symposiums that occur around the world. For example, the previous editions occurred in Hamilton, New Zealand (2013) and Tampere, Finland (2015). That meetings are aimed to support interaction among TC13 delegates and the local community of research, industrialists and students from the country where the meeting occurs. It is a great opportunity for researchers, students and industrialists to topics about research on HCI and its application in the industry with the IFIP TC13 representatives. To encourage participation, the event is free of charge and attendees are only requested to confirm their venue to the meeting.