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Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)

Special Issue On: Human Computer Interaction: A Systems Approach

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Dr. Carina González, 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, Ordoñez & García-Peñalvo, 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.

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.

Recommended Topics
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
  • Accessibility Evaluation
  • Adaptability
  • 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
  • Multimedia
  • 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
  • Usability
  • User Experience Evaluation
  • User Interfaces Development Tools
  • User Modeling
  • Videogames and HCI for Entertainment
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

  • Submission Procedure
    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. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

    All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
    Dr. Carina González
    Lead Guest Editor
    International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)