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***************** CALL FOR PAPERS ******************

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: August 31th, 2014

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Human Computer Interaction: A Systems Approach

International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)

Guest Editor:
Dr. Carina Gonzlez, University of La Laguna, Spain
Dr. Cesar Collazos, University of Cauca, Colombia
Dr. Habib Fardoum, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia


This special issue aims to promote and disseminate the recent advances in the field of
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), both at academic and industry level, from the software
engineering perspective (Seffah, Desmarais & Metzker, 2005).
Currently, human-computer interaction is present in any software and technological device
and interface design has become a critical aspect in the development, because it is one of
the main factors that influence the success and competitiveness of software applications.
So, we can say that an interactive system is not only judged by its ability to conduct
operations, but also for its ability to properly communicate to the user.
The evolution of interfaces and interaction styles (Preece, 1994) have led to different
interactive paradigms throughout the history of computing, where the most known are
desktop computer, virtual reality, augmented reality and ubiquitous computing.
Technological advances led to a new generation of interactive systems, such as multimedia
or virtual reality environments. The effect of leading interaction "beyond the desktop"
bring new questions and challenges involved and make us consider new phenomena and
issues. From the last ten years, the interfaces became mobile, cooperative, collaborative
and social, tangible and tactile, gestural (multimodal), hybrid, augmented and controlled by
the brain (brain computing). At present, computers are designed to be "embedded" within
the environment and therefore, it is necessary to rethink the interaction between the
person and the computer in this context (Lytras, Ordoez & Garca-Pealvo, 2013). The new
user interface and new interaction paradigms have created new styles of communication
and interaction with the user, and present new challenges for researchers and designers of
interactive systems to improve user experience and communicability with the system.
Moreover, while field of human-computer interaction (HCI) is growing maturing,
engineering approaches become more important (Sutcliffe, 2005). In HCI, systems
approaches are extensive, remarking different areas of interest, such as structured
methodologies for interactive system design (Fischer, 2012) and evaluation and methods,
processes, languages, models and tools to improve interactive systems (Jacko, 2011;
Memmel, 2009). So, this special issue aims to bring together research, relevant experiences
and contributions to the area of human-computer interaction. Specifically, the topic will be
studied from systems approach, identifying possible solutions to the challenges on
development of interactive systems.

Fischer H. (2012). Integrating usability engineering in the software development lifecycle

based on international standards. EICS '12 Proceedings of the 4th ACM SIGCHI symposium
on Engineering interactive computing systems. Pages 321-324.
Jacko A. (2011). Human-Computer Interaction: Design and Development Approaches.
Lytras M., Ordoez de Pablos P., and Garca-Pealvo F. (2013). Advanced Human-Computer
Interaction. Computer in Human Behavior. Volume 29, Issue 2, Pages 305-518.
Memmel T. (2009). User Interface Specification for Interactive Software Systems -- Process,
Method- and Tool-Support for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Requirements Modelling
and Prototyping-Driven User Interface Specification.
Seffah A., Desmarais M., Metzker E. (2005). HCI, Usability and Software Engineering
Integration: Present and Future. Human-Centered Software Engineering Integrating
Usability in the Software Development Lifecycle Human-Computer Interaction Series
Volume 8, 2005, pp 37-57.
Sutcliffe A. (2005). Convergence or competition between software engineering and human
computer interaction.


This special issue has the aim of promoting and spreading the recent advances in the field
of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), both academic and industry level, from a software
engineering perspective and system approach.


Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

Architecture of Interactive Systems

Design of Interactive Systems
Development of Interactive Systems
Innovative applications
Accessibility Evaluation
Adaptive Interfaces
Ambient Intelligence
Brain-Computer Interface
Business Experiences
Collaborative Learning and HCI
Collaborative systems in HCI
Context-aware systems
Contextual Evaluation
Cultural Aspects in the Design
Evaluation of Interactive Systems
Evaluation tools
Human Factors
Intelligent Interfaces
Interaction Devices
Interactive and Multi-Modal Systems
Interactive TV
Interface Design Tools
Model-Based Interface Development
Multimodal Interfaces
Natural Language Interfaces
New Methods and Methodologies for Interface Design and Interaction
New Methods and Methodologies for Evaluation
New Tools and Techniques for Interaction
Output devices
Semantic Web
Systems analysis

Systems design

Systems engineering frameworks

Systems evaluation

Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing

Ubiquitous learning and HCI
User Experience Evaluation
User Interfaces Development Tools
User Modeling
Videogames and HCI for Entertainment
Virtual and Augmented Reality


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on
Human Computer Interaction: A Systems Approach on or before August 31th, 2014. All
submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication.
SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.
All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must
follow APA style for reference citations.

ABOUT International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA):

The Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA) is an academic and
practitioner journal created to disseminate and discuss high quality research results on
Information Systems and related upper and lower level Systems as well as on its
interactions with Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Complex Systems and
Philosophy issues, through rigorous Theoretical, Modeling, Engineering or Behavioral
studies in order to explore, describe, explain, predict, design, control, evaluate, interpret,
intervene and/or develop organizational systems where Information Systems are the main
objects of study and the Systems Approach any variant- is the main research methodology
and philosophical stance used. This journal is an official publication of the Information
Resources Management Association (http://www.igi-global.com/ijitsa).

Dr. Manuel Mora, Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico

Published: semi annually (both in Print and Electronic form)

The International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA) is
published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science
Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference,
Business Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.

All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Carina Gonzlez

Lead Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)
E-mail: cjgonza@ull.edu.es