[Infovis] Call for Papers: ACM CHIMIT09 - Computer-Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology

Eben Haber eben at haber.net
Thu Apr 23 23:49:40 CEST 2009

Call for Papers, Short Papers, Posters, Panels, and Courses

ACM CHIMIT '09 - Computer-Human Interaction for Management of  
Information Technology

November 7-8, 2009, Baltimore, MD (Immediately after USENIX LISA, also  
in Baltimore)

Since 2007 CHIMIT has been the leading forum for discussing topics on  
IT management with a focus on people, business, and technology.  At  
CHIMIT, researchers and practitioners share issues, solutions, and  
research drawing upon fields such as human-computer interaction, human  
factors, computer systems, and management and service sciences to  
address cognitive, social, and technical issues in managing the  
increasing complexity of modern Information Technology (IT) systems.

Information Technology (IT) is central to modern life. From our homes  
to our largest enterprises, we are surrounded by software and hardware  
components that support our work and personal lives: wireless access  
points, network routers, firewalls, virus scanners, databases, web  
servers, storage and backup systems, etc. These components exist to  
permit us to do other things, e.g., manage inventory, communicate with  
friends or customers, sell products through websites, yet all too  
often managing the underlying IT infrastructure takes time and  
resources away from the real work at hand.  IT systems have grown  
increasingly complex over the years, and the cost for keeping the  
infrastructure running is now a significant burden.  We are at a  
turning point where further advances in technology and business  
efficiency and growth require fundamentally new approaches to IT  
system design, management, and services.
CHIMIT is an ACM-sponsored conference, and accepted Paper and Short  
Paper submissions will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.  We are  
also soliciting submissions for Panels, Courses, and a non-archival  
Poster Session for work in progress.  Topics include (but are not  
limited to):

   * User Studies of IT infrastructure management in context, exposing  
user needs, pain points, work practices, and examples of both  
successful and unsuccessful work.
   * Design - approaches to bring about improved, human-centered IT  
   * Experimental Studies on the usage of new or existing IT systems.
   * Tools and Techniques  for improved administration, e.g.,  
visualizations of system behavior, or collaborative interfaces.
   * Automation approaches to reduce administration workload or  
improve productivity.
   * Organizational Knowledge - how can shared knowledge improve IT  
   * Processes and Practices - examples of best practices and improved  
processes in IT management.
   * New Technologies - how will the changing technological landscape  
(e.g., Cloud Computing, pervasive mobile devices, etc.) affect IT  
   * IT Beyond the Enterprise - what are the implications now that  
we're doing backups, network configuration, etc. in the home?

Submission Dates:

July 3, 2009 	Papers and Short Papers Due
August 7, 2009 	Panels and Courses Due
August 28, 2009 	Selections announced
September 11, 2009 	Posters Due
September 25, 2009 	Poster selections announced

Further examples, details, and instructions for submissions can be  
found on the website: http://www.chimit09.org


The CHIMIT'09 Committee

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