Organized and Sponsored by:

IFIP Working Group 9.3
Center for Usable Home Technology at York University UK
In Association with the British HCI Group

The full final programme will be provided at the conference.

Highlights include:

Opening keynote from Alladi Venkatesh, University of California Irvine.

24 peer reviewed full papers from, The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Canada, the USA and the UK. Paris Hotels Price Comparison to find a hotel arranged near to sessions.

Short papers, discussion sessions and panels (submissions still open).

Conference dinner in the Yorkshire Museum in the heart of historic York.

Session times:

== Tuesday 12 April, 17:00-18:30
== Wednesday 13 April, 08:30-09:30
== Wednesday 13 April, 09:30-17:30
== Thursday 14 April, 09:00-17:30
== Friday 15 April, 09:00-12:30

Download instructions for session chairs and paper presenters here

Abstracts: October 1, 2004
Full Papers: November 14, 2004
Short Papers and Panels: February 28, 2005

Call for Full Papers
Call for Short Papers and Panels

An international conference sponsored by IFIP Working Group 9.3 and in association with CUHTec, the Centre for Usable Home Technology at York University UK "HOIT2005" to be held April 13-15, 2005 at the University of York, UK.

This IFIP W.G. 9.3 (Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics) International Working Conference focuses on the interactions between technology, society and the individual/family/home.

Registration now open.

Please register by downloading the registration form from here

With en suite accommodation on the university campus (B&B for the nights 12, 13, 14 April)
£580 (GBP)

Without accommodation
£490 (GBP)

In both cases this includes:
- refreshments and lunch (13, 14, 15 April)
- dinner and conference reception (13, 14 April)
- full conference proceedings

There are a few student bursaries, please apply for details.

Speakers must register by February 28.
University accommodation is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Delegates are advised to register as soon as possible.

York tourist attractions:

How to get to the university:

CUHTec Website

Click here to view papers from the HOIT 2003 conference.

  • Care and health at home
  • Ambient intelligence in everyday life
  • Ubiquitous computing and the wireless home
  • Play and fun in the home of the future
  • Socialising and the user experience
  • Involving users in the design of new ICTs
  • Lessons from ethnographic research on new ICTS in the home

Areas of Interest:

  • Universal access (for the home)
  • Privacy, security and identity (at home, on the move, on the internet)
  • The connected home
  • Virtual and real communities
  • User-oriented approaches and technology push
  • Interplay between the local and the global
  • E-governance and homes/citizens of the future
  • Teleworking, education, edutainment and learning
  • Business models (structures)
  • Infrastructures for home users
  • The psychology of the virtual and life impacts
  • Information society – status and future
  • Virtual influences on everyday life
  • Socio-cultural differences (and the wired home)
  • Access, inclusion/exclusion
  • Technology - telematics, automation, enabling
  • Acceptance and use of new technologies
  • Studies of non-use/rejection/drop-outs