The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Mod- ing, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,397 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of the design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human–computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.
Table of ContentsUniversal Access to Learning and Education.- Building a Programmable Architecture for Non-visual Navigation of Mathematics: Using Rules for Guiding Presentation and Switching between Modalities.- Mixing Content and Endless Collaboration – MashUps: Towards Future Personal Learning Environments.- When You Can’t Read It, Listen to It! An Audio-Visual Interface for Book Reading.- A Study on the Compatibility of Ubiquitous Learning (u-Learning) Systems at University Level.- Intuitive E-Teaching by Using Combined HCI Devices: Experiences with Wiimote Applications.- Assistive Tool for Collaborative Learning of Conceptual Structures.- Influence of Students’ Motivation on Their Experience with E-Learning Systems: An Experimental Study.- Automatically Structuring Text for Audio Learning.- SeMap: A Concept for the Visualization of Semantics as Maps.- Interactive Game Based Learning: Advantages and Disadvantages.- Content Personalization for Inclusive Education through Model-Driven Engineering.- How Should I Read This Word?: The Influence of Vowelization in a Deep Language Orthography on Online Text Comprehension.- A Contextualised Model for Accessible E-Learning in Higher Education: Understanding the Students’ Perspective.- A Flexible Design for Accessible Spoken Math.- Setting Up a Cross-Disciplinary Design Space for E-Learning Application Development.- Towards Intelligent Interaction in Classroom.- Haptic Science Learning System for Students with Visual Impairments: A Preliminary Study.- Building Problem Spaces for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students’ Spatial Cognition in a Programming Language.- Interaction and Navigation in Physical and Virtual Environments.- “Where Did I Put That?” – Effectiveness of Kinesthetic Memory in Immersive Virtual Environments.- Study on Motivation in Healthcare Treatment Using a Networked Healthcare Guidance System.- Navigation Support for the Walking Wounded.- Process and Location-Aware Information Service System for the Disabled and the Elderly.- The Influence of Cognitive and Personality Characteristics on User Navigation: An Empirical Study.- A Modality Replacement Framework for the Communication between Blind and Hearing Impaired People.- Indoor Position and Orientation for the Blind.- 3D Virtual Environments for the Rehabilitation of the Blind.- Non-complete Topological Analysis in Image-Based 3D Building Reconstruction.- Identifying Proper Scales on Digital Maps for In-Vehicle Navigation Systems.- A Hardware Accelerated Algorithm for Terrain Visualization.- Robust Pose Estimation for Outdoor Mixed Reality with Sensor Fusion.- Universal Access to On-Line Communities, eServices and Work.- Effects of Multimodal Feedback on the Usability of Mobile Diet Diary for Older Adults.- Social Practice: Becoming Enculturated in Human-Computer Interaction.- Impact of Gaze Analysis on the Design of a Caption Production Software.- Everyone Counts: Voting Accessibility.- A Study on the Consumers’ Brand Cognition and Design Strategy by ZMET.- The WORKPAD User Interface and Methodology: Developing Smart and Effective Mobile Applications for Emergency Operators.- On-Line Communication Interface Design for Visually Impaired Users.- Accessing Positive and Negative Online Opinions.- Web 3D Challenges on the Socialization and Integration of People with Activity Limitations.- “Art-sonomy”: Social Bookmarking of Real Artworks via Mobile Applications with Visual Tags.- Interactive Accessible Notifications for Emergency Notification Systems.- Users Can Do Better with PDAs Than Paper: A Usability Study of PDA-Based vs. Paper-Based Nursing Documentation Systems.- Groupware Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities.- Evaluating Groupware Accessibility.- Enhancing the Creativity Process by Adding Context Awareness in Creativity Support Tools.- Models of Culture for Virtual Human Conversation.- Generations in the Workplace: An Exploratory Study with Administrative Assistants.- The Role of Intermediaries in the Development of Asynchronous Rural Access.- Language, Text, Voice, Sound, Images and Signs.- WordTree: Results of a Word Prediction System Presented Thanks to a Tree.- Sign Language Recognition: Working with Limited Corpora.- Evaluation of a Voice-Based Internet Browser with Untrained and Trained Users.- Sign Language Online with Signlink Studio 2.0.- Towards a Modeling Language for Designing Auditory Interfaces.- Indoor Domain Model for Dialogue Systems.- Using ASR for Transcription of Teleconferences in IM Systems.- Improving Spatial Reference in American Sign Language Animation through Data Collection from Native ASL Signers.- An Interaction Based Approach to Document Segmentation for the Visually Impaired.- DocEmoX: A System for the Typography-Derived Emotional Annotation of Documents.- Computer-Assisted Lip Reading Recognition for Hearing Impaired.- Combining Color and Shape Features for Image Retrieval.- Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) Technologies for Sign Language Based Human-Computer Interaction.- Acoustic Rendering of Data Tables Using Earcons and Prosody for Document Accessibility.- Enhancing Web Document Accessibility by Authoring Texts and Text Comprehension Activities.- A Similarity Measure for Vision-Based Sign Recognition.- Universal Access to the World Wide Web.- WCAG 2.0 Test Samples Repository.- An Acceptability Predictor for Websites.- Integrating Accessibility and Functional Requirements.- Is It Possible to Predict the Manual Web Accessibility Result Using the Automatic Result?.- Assistive Tools to Reach European Accessibility Web Standards.- Web Accessibility Metrics: Effects of Different Computational Approaches.- WCAG 2.0 for Designers: Beyond Screen Readers and Captions.- Using Semantic-Level Tags in HTML/XML Documents.- Considerations of Efficiency and Mental Stress of Search Tasks on Websites by Blind Persons.- The Evolution of a Web Accessibility Testing Protocol.- Haptic Navigation in the World Wide Web.- The Usability of Web Accessibility Guidelines: An Approach for Evaluation.- MAID: A Multi-platform Accessible Interface Design Framework.- On the Gap between Automated and In-Vivo Evaluations of Web Accessibility.- Integrating HCI in a Web Accessibility Engineering Approach.- FireScanner: A Browser Scanning Add-On for Users with Motor Impairments.- Universal Access to the Internet Web Pages for Users with Special Needs.- The Analysis and Assessment of Adjustment of Selected Web Sites and Web Browsers to the Needs of People with Disabilities.- Development of an Agent Based Specialized Web Browser for Visually Handicapped Tamils.- Vis-A-Wis: Improving Visual Accessibility through Automatic Web Content Adaptation.- Dynamic Adaptation of Web 2.0 Applications by Combining Extended Device Profiles.- A Semantic Accessibility Assessment Environment for Design and Development for the Web.