DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Submissions - 7th Conference on Human Factors and the Web

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Date: Sat, Jan 13 2001

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    Subject: DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Call for Submissions - 7th Conference on   Human Factors and the Web
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    Human Factors and the Web
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    >In response to requests for an extended deadline, we are pleased to announce
    >that the call for submissions to the HFWeb conference and tutorials is now
    >due January 23, 2001.  Please visit the conference web site at
    > for complete submission details.  The original
    >announcement is below.
    >Thank you,
    >Brian Mangin
    >Business Development Manager
    >Optavia Corporation
    >“Universal Access: More People, More Situations” theme highlights web
    >usability and accessibility
    >MADISON, WI (December 11, 2000) - Optavia Corporation today announced a call
    >for submissions for the 7th Annual Conference on Human Factors and the Web
    >(HFWeb) and HFWeb tutorials, to be held June 4-6, 2001 at the Monona Terrace
    >Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  The HFWeb 2001 web site,
    >, was also announced.
    >	The theme of HFWeb 2001 is “Universal Access: More People, More
    > Situations.”  The focus will be on the challenges and applications of
    >accessibility and usability for web design, as well as other topics of human
    >factors interest. Topics may include usability studies of e-commerce sites;
    >current trends in accessibility design; human factors aspects of emerging
    >web technologies; current challenges of applying technology to web design;
    >or web design strategies.
    >	Submissions are requested for papers to be presented at the conference.
    >Papers for the conference are opportunities to present pieces of original
    >research that relate to human factors and web accessibility, and to receive
    >comments and direction from a group of interested peers. Presentations will
    >be 30 minutes in length with a 15 minute question and answer period.  The
    >conference, which is aimed at professionals in the human factors and
    >usability field, is free to registered attendees.
    >	Submissions are also requested for the tutorials being held following with
    >the conference. Tutorials allow presenters to provide an in-depth look at
    >specific human factors areas. These full-day sessions will facilitate
    >dissemination of specific practices and knowledge among practitioners of
    >usable web design processes. The submission deadline for papers and
    >tutorials is January 11. (NOTE: deadline extended to January 23, 2001)
    >	Optavia Corporation, a usability research and consulting company for
    >e-commerce, is hosting the HFWeb 2001 conference and tutorials. The HFWeb
    >conference is an annual event of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s
    >Internet Technical Group.  Such noted companies as Microsoft Corporation,
    >IBM and SBC Technology Resources, AT&T, and US West Communications have
    >previously hosted the HFWeb conference.
    >	For complete information on submission topics and requirements, the cost of
    >tutorials, or for any additional information, visit the HFWeb 2001 site at
    >, or contact Kary Lehman, Conference Administrator, at
    >	Optavia Corporation ( serves the e-commerce industry with
    >usability research and consulting for business-to-business,
    >business-to-consumer, and business-to-employee commerce. The company’s
    >customer-centered usability evaluation and web design services benefit
    >clients nationwide by improving customer interactions online.  Optavia’s
    >services promote superior usability and accessibility for client sites,
    >helping more of the client’s customers succeed more of the time.  Using real
    >people and real tasks, Optavia Corporation makes technology comfortable.
    Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741
    Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
    World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
    MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA