HCSC: Human Computing & Social Computing

The rapid development of computing technologies has paved the way for involving human interactions in the physical and cyber world. These interactions, including both human interactions with each other and with computing systems of any kind, are playing increasingly important roles in our lives. Examples of such interactions include but are not limited to improving human life and well being, discovering knowledge, enabling personalized and context-sensitive services, detecting interesting events/phenomena in the natural environment, enhancing system performance, etc. Such widespread use of computing technology also raises novel questions surrounding accessibility of use, legal and ethical issues of information creation, capture and sharing, and privacy of users. The HCSC symposium seeks full papers (10 pages max) and short papers (6 pages max) that concentrate on:

1) how humans interact with computing systems and with each other through computing systems and environments

2) how interactions between humans and other agents on social networking platforms can be leveraged to predict user and group behavior, study social phenomena and discover knowledge;

3) how to design accessible computing technology, and increase awareness of risks and benefits of computing technology;

4) how emerging technology such as wearable sensors are used in improving human lifestyle and well-being

5) what new challenges emerge as humans use computing technology in everyday life (privacy risks, ethical and legal challenges).

We welcome papers with emphasis on one or both topics of human-centric computing and social computing. In particular, topics of interest in HCSC include but are not limited to:

  • human-centric visualization, representation, and modeling of Big Data;
  • human-centric system and interface design and evaluation for health and well-being;
  • context-aware and situation-aware computing;
  • design of affective technology;
  • social computing approaches and tools, such as social search, social network analysis and visualization;
  • social multimedia services and tools;
  • study of real-world events and phenomena through analyzing interactions in social networking platforms;
  • social communication systems;
  • social multimedia knowledge discovery;
  • verification and quality aspects of social media information and content;
    privacy issues in everyday computing devices and social networking environments.

Paper Submission Site

Submission deadlines are given on the Important Dates page.

Paper templates and additional information for authors is available on the Information for Authors page.

All papers submitted to symposia and workshops must be original, previously unpublished work. Interested in presenting previously IEEE journal published work at COMPSAC? Please see our page on Journal First/Conference Second (J1C2) publishing opportunities!

HCSC Chairs

Moushumi Sharmin, Western Washington University, USA
Email: moushumi.sharmin@wwu.edu

Katsunori Oyama, Nihon University, Japan
Email: oyama.katsunori@nihon-u.ac.jp

Program Committee

Ishtiaque Ahamed, Cornell University
Shameem Ahmed, Western Washington University
Zahra Ashktorab, University of Maryland
David Griol Barres, Universidad Carols III de Madrid
Pravin Chopade, ACTNext by ACT Inc., Iowa City
MD. Munirul Haque, Purdue University
Chien Hsing Chou, Tamkang University
Hasan Shahid Ferdous, The University of Melbourne
Filip Jagodzinski, Western Washington University, USA
Rene Kaiser, Know Center, Austria
Shang-Hong Lai, National Tsing Hua University
Na Li, Prairie View A&M University
Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA
Kazunori Nozaki, Osaka University Dental Hospital
Farzana Rahman, Florida International University, USA
George Rizos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Hillol Sarker, IBM Research, Cambridge
Awalin Nabila Sopan, FireEye, Inc.
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University
Hideyuki Takahashi, Tohoku University
Tatsuya Yamazaki, Niigata University
Anbang Xu, IBM Research – Almaden
Arkiaiz Zubaiga, University of Warwick