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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Call: Usability and User Experience 2013 (User Experience Professionals Association Boston Chapter)

The User Experience Professionals Association’s Boston Chapter (UXPA Boston)

Usability and User Experience 2013

http://upaboston.org/2013/01/28/user-experience-conference-52913/

Join us on Wednesday, May 29th for the twelfth annual UXPA conference at the Sheraton Boston Hotel!

Learn about and discuss critical topics in usability and user-entered design with practitioners, students, and experts in the field. This conference offers unique content and one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for all – newcomers and seasoned professional alike.

Check back for updates as we get closer to the conference date.

32 Sessions!

This one-day conference includes four simultaneous tracks, giving you a choice of 32 presentations. Join over 500 attendees to learn about best practices for user-centered product development, usability research, and real-world case studies about websites, mobile devices, software, healthcare solutions, globalization and more!… read more. “Call: Usability and User Experience 2013 (User Experience Professionals Association Boston Chapter)”

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Haptic quantum chemistry: Feel your molecule’s reactions

[From ChemViews Magazine]

Haptic quantum chemistry

[Image: The pen of the haptic device translates quantum calculations into force feedback to ‘feel’ what’s going on in a reaction.  © Wiley-VCH]

Feel Your Molecule’s Reactions

DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201300006Author: Vera Köster
Published Date: 17 January 2013
Source / Publisher: International Journal of Quantum Chemistry/Wiley Periodicals
Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

Learning by Touch

The human being learns best by haptic sensing. This means by touching something and feeling its size, contour, surface texture, weight, etc. Small children start to explore their surrounding like this. Experiencing chemical reactions in this way would bring enormous advantages.

What would it be like if you could feel what happens to a molecule when it slowly moves closer to another one? Imagine you scribble a chemical reaction on a piece of paper to find out a new reaction pathway or to comprehend an existing one.… read more. “Haptic quantum chemistry: Feel your molecule’s reactions”

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Call: Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing 2013

Call for Papers
Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing 2013
Part of the International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games
Crete, May 14th-17th 2013

The expressive use of virtual cameras, mis-en-scene, lighting and texturing within 3D synthetic environment shows great promise to extend the communicative power of film and video into the artificial environments of games and virtual worlds.

Cinematics produced in virtual worlds will play a role not just for entertainment, but also for training, education, health-care communication, simulation, visualization and many other contexts. The automatic creation of cinematics in these environments holds the potential to produce video sequences appropriate for the wide range of applications and tailored to specific spatial, temporal, communicative, user and application contexts.

This workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and industrial experts from fields including 3D graphics, artificial intelligence, visualization, interactive narrative, cognitive and perceptual psychology, computational linguistics, computational aesthetics, visual effects and others who are working on the many related aspects of automatic camera control.… read more. “Call: Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing 2013”

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UT Dallas researchers adding haptics to VR for use in telemedicine

[From The University of Texas at Dallas News Center]

Drs. Prabha and Guo

[Image: Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran (right) moves a haptic device while Dr. Xiaohu Guo tracks the corresponding movement on the computer screen.]

Researchers Pushing the Boundaries of Virtual Reality

Devices That Detect and Convey Sense of Touch May Have Applications in Telemedicine

Feb. 5, 2013

UT Dallas researchers are extending the borders of virtual reality, going beyond virtual spaces in which people can see and hear one another to an environment that adds the sense of touch.

The technology would make it possible for physical therapists, for example, to work with patients in other locations. When a patient pushes down on a device, a doctor’s device in another location would also move down with the same force, as if the patient were physically pressing the doctor’s hand.… read more. “UT Dallas researchers adding haptics to VR for use in telemedicine”

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Call: IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games – CIG 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS
IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games
CIG 2013
Niagara Falls, Canada, 11-13 August 2013
http://eldar.mathstat.uoguelph.ca/dashlock/cig2013/

Games are an ideal domain for the study of computational intelligence. They are not only fun to play and interesting to observe, but they also provide competitive and dynamic environments that model many real-world problems. The 2013 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games brings together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss recent advances and explore future directions in this field. The financial support of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is pending.

PAPER SUBMISSION 15 March 2013
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION 15 May 2013
CAMERA READY SUBMISSION 15 June 2013
CONFERENCE START 11 August 2013… read more. “Call: IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games – CIG 2013”

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“Fear of fun”: Future presence tech and the violence debate

[From The Huffington Post]

Grand Theft Auto IV

[Image: Grand Theft Auto IV from BWT]

Fear of Fun

By Marty Kaplan, Director, Norman Lear Center and Professor at the USC Annenberg School
Posted: 12/31/2012

Some day not all that far in the future, a new kind of entertainment is going to be perfected that will either be the coolest video game ever, or the media equivalent of a lethal man-made super-virus.

You can predict what that entertainment might be like just by extrapolating from technology that already exists.… read more. ““Fear of fun”: Future presence tech and the violence debate”

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Call: 10th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS 2013)

10th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS 2013)

26-28 August 2013, Coral Beach Conference Hotel and Resort
Paphos, Cyprus

http://mobiwis2013.cs.ucy.ac.cy

CALL FOR PAPERS

The International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS) aims to advance the state of the art in scientific and practical research on mobile Web and information systems. It provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and the public sector in an effort to disseminate latest research results and to share knowledge and experiences regarding tools, techniques, technologies, models, and methodologies that lead to better information and service provisioning in the mobile Web.

The conference comprises a set of carefully selected tracks that focus on the particular challenges regarding mobile Web Information Systems in research areas such as, among others, Web Engineering, Service-Oriented Computing, Web Search, Data and Knowledge Management, Cloud Computing, Security and Human-Computer Interaction.… read more. “Call: 10th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS 2013)”

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We’re falling in love with our phones

[From The Huffington Post; see also “Artificial Artificial Intelligence (And Flirting Via Committee)” also at The Huffington Post]

Using Siri

We’re Falling In Love With Our Phones

Bianca Bosker, Executive Tech Editor, The Huffington Post
Posted: 01/15/2013

Siri: humble assistant — and close friend?

A survey of 1,000 cell phone owners commissioned by Nuance, a provider of voice recognition software, suggests that people are developing closer relationships with the virtual assistants on their smartphones. In the past decade, we’ve embraced software as a service. Will software as soulmate be next?… read more. “We’re falling in love with our phones”

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Call: Rethinking ‘Nature’ – Special issue of Teoria

«Teoria», 1/2014
Ripensare la ‘natura’/ Rethinking ‘Nature’

Guest Editor: Flavia Monceri

Call for papers:

The notion of nature is one of the most recurring, and perhaps questioned notions, in Western philosophy and the social sciences. Although its definition was never obvious, nature currently seems in need of a more radical rethinking, also due to the increasing relevance of research fields that compel to its revision. This is just the goal of the present issue of «Teoria», by means of collecting contribution coming not only from philosophical but also social, psychological, literary and artistic sciences, at the aim to provide a reconstruction of the state of the art about the current definitions of nature and their implication for the concrete practices, which explicitly or implicitly refer to it. But there is a further goal: to let a number of hints emerge to correct, modify or even replace current definitions and understandings of nature with more adequate ones to constitute an effective reference for the problems of our time.… read more. “Call: Rethinking ‘Nature’ – Special issue of Teoria”

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Popular Science is building the telepresent robotic boss of the future

[From Popular Science, where the story includes an additional image and two videos]

Digital embodiment of editor

[Image: The Digital Embodiment Of Editor In Chief Jacob Ward Big on “tele-” but not so much on “presence.” Dan Nosowitz]

Popular Science Is Building The Telepresent Robotic Boss Of The Future

To overcome the physical distance between our New York offices and our editor in chief–who lives and works on the West Coast–Popular Science is exploring the cutting edge of telepresence technologies.

By Clay Dillow Posted 01.28.2013

Earth circa 1993 was a radically different place. In roughly two decades, technology has completely reorganized our lives, our workplaces, and our interpersonal interactions. We have more means and methods of communicating, of interacting, of collaborating and sharing information than we could have envisioned twenty years ago. It’s easy to feel like there is no problem–especially where communication is concerned–that technology can’t solve.… read more. “Popular Science is building the telepresent robotic boss of the future”

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