Development Consortium: anyone. anywhere. In Latin America.

Seattle, Washington
March 31st - April 2nd, 2001

In the context of CHI 2001 (The CHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)

Much work is needed to promote research and development in countries which do not have well-established academic and industrial communities in the area of Computer-Human Interaction (CHI). In many cases, even though some CHI-related projects have been undertaken, economic hardship, language barriers, poor communication infrastructure, and other problems have prevented researchers from sharing their results and experiences with their colleagues at CHI conferences. At the same time, understanding the issues involved in internationalization is becoming increasingly important. This year, the Development Consortium promotes CHI research and development in Latin America. The consortium has the following objectives:

The Consortium will be conducted in a workshop format. The Consortium takes place over the two days preceding the main conference: Sunday and Monday, 1 and 2 April. On 31 March, there will be a welcome reception.

Selected participants in the Consortium will receive partial reimbursement of travel expenses, and hotel accommodations. The Consortium is open to all parties interested in HCI research and development in Latin América. Please contact the CHI 2001 Development Consortium Co-Chairs for further information on how to get involved.

Development Consortium Co-Chairs
- Cleotilde González, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, conzalez@andrew.cmu.edu
- J. Alfredo Sánchez, Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, México, alfredo@mail.udlap.mx


Last updated: January 11, 2001