Human computer confluence refers to an invisible, implicit, embodied or even implanted interaction between humans and system components. New classes of user interfaces may evolve that make use of several sensors and are able to adapt their physical properties to the current situational context of users.
HCC originally emerged out of various European research initiatives aiming at fundamental and strategic research studying how the emerging symbiotic relation between humans and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can be based on radically new forms of sensing, perception, interaction and understanding.
In the past 2 years and a half, encouraged and supported by the HC2 project, the HCC community has become a 650 strong group of researchers and companies working together to understand, not only the technological aspects of our symbiosis with ICT, but also the impact of this confluence on society.
Future of HCC towards Horizon 2020 and HC2 major research challenges: Extending Human Perception, Cognitive Prostheses, Empathy and Emotion, Wellbeing and Quality of Life, Socially Inspired Technical Systems and Value Sensitive Design.
Last 17th May Starlab sponsored a TEDxBarcelona event with live speakers presenting great ideas.
The theme was "The future of Technology and Society" with a special focus on human-computer confluence.
The whole event was broadcasted via streaming so that everybody could see it live all around the world.
You can see more pictures from the event in the TEDxBarcelona tab: http://hcsquared.eu/tedxbarcelona
HC2 is proud to sponsor the upcoming TEDxBarcelona event on the Future of Technology and Society. We have a great list of speakers from the HCC community for what promises to be a very interesting afternoon.
Check out the TEDxBarcelona tab above for more information.
The 2013 HC2 Summer School will be held from the 17th to the 19th of July at IRCAM in Paris.
See the Summer School 2013 tab above for more information or the Summer School 2012 tab for some images from the 2012 edition.
We are glad to share an interesting dissemination opportunity for our community: the brand new "Contactless Bio-behavioral Research Methods", a peer-reviewed, international, open access journal dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge, paradigms and methods on contactless biosensors and technologies.
|Challenging Communication Research: The Conference Theme for ICA 2013||London, UK||06/17/2013 - 06/21/2013|
|The fifth ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems||London, UK||06/24/2013 - 06/29/2013|
|IAMCR 2013 - International Association for Media and Communication Research||Ireland||06/25/2013 - 06/29/2013|
|The 17th annual meeting of the ASSC||San Diego, California, USA||07/11/2013 - 07/15/2013|
|The 9th International Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces||Lisbon, Portugal||07/15/2013 - 08/09/2013|
Goals of HC2
1. Stimulate, structure and support the research community, promoting identity building.
2. Consolidate research agendas with special attention to the interdisciplinary aspects of HCC, producing useful visions and roadmaps to support the construction of an HCC ERA-NET.
3. Enhance the Public Understanding of HCC and foster the early contact of researchers with high-tech SMEs and other industry players.
4. Establish guidelines for the definition of new educational curricula to prepare the next generation of HCC researchers.
5. Engage an interdisciplinary field of research ranging from cognitive neuroscience, computational social sciences to computer science, particularly human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence and computational perception.