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Elizabeth Dykstra-EricksonElizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
Kinoma, USA
Manfred TscheligiManfred Tscheligi
CURE, Austria
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Message from Elizabeth and Manfred,
CHI2004 General Co-Chairs:

CHI2004 is a tremendous opportunity for you to connect to a broad and diverse array of technologies, perspectives, and people. The CHI2004 vision emphasizes connections: between traditional and new forms of interaction, between HCI and many different fields and domains. Vienna is a spectacularly well-suited city for our conference: its long cultural and artistic traditions provide a stimulating backdrop for our explorations into the future of human-computer interaction.

The annual CHI conference is the leading international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about human-computer interaction (HCI). Diverse members of the global HCI community meet at the CHI conference to share the excitement of discovery and invention, to make and strengthen professional relationships and friendships, and to tackle real world problems. Come to CHI2004, and be part of strengthening and extending the foundations of our discipline and identifying the challenges yet to be solved.

Please see the CHI2004 Program Overview for highlights of the conference program. CHI2004 will capitalize on successful traditional aspects of preceding annual CHI conferences and introduce some new venues in our three-day Technical Program. This year we have five Special Areas to highlight the breadth of HCI for all its diverse fields and communities, an exciting pre-program of Tutorials and Workshops, and the CHI2004|ICSID FORUM, SIGCHI's first collaboration with Industrial Design researchers and practitioners in a two-day special event.

We look forward to meeting you at CHI2004 in Vienna!

Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson and Manfred Tscheligi
CHI2004 General Conference Co-Chairs

CHI2004 is sponsored by ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI). The scope of SIGCHI consists of the study of the human-computer interaction processes and includes research, design, development, and evaluation efforts for interactive computer systems. The focus of SIGCHI is on how people communicate and interact with a broadly-defined range of computer systems. SIGCHI serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among computer scientists, human factors scientists, psychologists, social scientists, system designers, and end users. Nearly 5,000 professional members of the SIGCHI community work together toward common goals and objectives.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery (, is a major force in advancing the skills and knowledge of Information Technology (IT) professionals and students throughout the world. ACM serves as an umbrella organization offering its 71,000 members a variety of forums in order to fulfill its members' needs - the delivery of cutting-edge technical information, the transfer of ideas from theory to practice, and opportunities for information exchange. Providing high quality products and services - world-class journals and magazines; dynamic special interest groups; numerous "main event" conferences; tutorials; workshops; local special interest groups and chapters; and electronic forums - ACM is the resource for lifelong learning in the rapidly changing IT field.

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Association Francophone d’Interaction Homme-Machine (AFIHM)
Austrian Computer Society
British HCI Group (BCS)
European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE)
German Society for Informatics (GI)
Human Communication Group [HCG] of the IEICE of Japan
Swedish Interdisciplinary Interest Group for Human-Computer Interaction (STIMDI)

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