6th International Conference on
Information Technology : New Generations
ITNG 2009
April 27-29, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Special Session
Proceedings to be published by the IEEE Computer Society
Track Chairs

Sergiu Dascalu
University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Frederick C. Harris, Jr.
University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Program Committee

Amit Banerjee
Penn State University, USA

Kostas Bekris
University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Stuart Cunningham
Glyndwr University, Wales, UK

Dragos Datcu
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Philippe Dugerdil
University of Applied Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland

Eelke Folmer
University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Vic Grout
Glyndwr University, Wales, UK

Marcel Karam
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Mircea Nicolescu
University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Richard Picking
Glyndwr University, Wales, UK

Anil Shankar
Starkey Research Center, USA

Waleed Smari
Dayton University, USA

Pierre Tiako
Langston University, USA

George Tsihrintzis
University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece

Maria Virvou
University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece

Alf Inge Wang
Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Trodheim, Norway

Human-Computer Interaction in Critical Systems

This special session focuses on various aspects of creating, evaluating, and using interactive interfaces for critical systems.

TOPICS include (but are not limited to) the following areas and activities of building, assessing, and operating critical systems:
  • Requirements Collection, Analysis and Specification
  • Task Analysis, Use Cases and Scenarios
  • User Interface Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Prototyping
  • Evaluation
  • Usability Studies
  • Collaborative Work
  • Tool Support
  • Specialized Hardware
  • Simulation and Training
  • Case Studies
  • Applications
  • Papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical or experimental nature, or be unique experience reports. Interested authors should submit a 6-page description of their original and unpublished work including 5 keywords in the IEEE format.
  • Include a separate cover letter with the paper's title, every author(s) name, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail, and full affiliation.
  • Names of author(s) should appear only on the cover letter. Authors should not identify themselves or their institution anywhere in the paper.
  • All correspondence will be sent to the first author unless otherwise specified.
  • Submissions are accepted electronically via ITNG-2009 submission page. Please select session "Human-Computer Interaction in Critical Systems". To submit a paper, please click here.

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Per ITNG policy, except for invited papers, all papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with an ISBN.


The Best Student Paper will be awarded at the conference. To be eligible, the student must be the sole author of the paper, or the first author and primary contributor. (The winner of the award will present the paper in a plenary session at the conference). A cover letter to the General Chair/Track Chair must identify the paper as a candidate for this competition at the time of submission.


Submission: December 9, 2008 (extended) - contact one of the co-chairs
Author Notification: December 19, 2008
Early Registration: January 30, 2009