Welcome to INTERACT 2015
The 15th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2015 takes place from 14 to 18 September 2015 in Bamberg, Germany. INTERACT is among the world's top conferences in Human-Computer Interaction. This conference series has been organised under the aegis of the Technical Committee 13 on Human-Computer Interaction of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
The INTERACT 2015 "Connection.Tradition.Innovation" conference in Bamberg aims to provide a forum for elaborating on questions related to tradition and innovation: of what to change, and what to keep, and of the bigger picture and long-term versus short-term trends in paradigms, concepts, methods, and technology of interaction and interactive systems. TC.13 and respectively its members already have a history of combining tradition and innovation. A great example is Prof. Brian Shackel with his visionary paper "Ergonomics for a Computer" that appeared as early as 1959.
We want to provide an interesting, historic, and intimate basis to stimulate connections. The city of Bamberg is proud of its more than 1000-year-old centre. It has more than 2,400 historically listed buildings and became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1993. With 70000 inhabitants, Bamberg is a small town in the heart of Europe--reachable via Frankfurt or Munich airport.
We hope that conference participants will enjoy the conference and its technical program as well as the compact city where many cultural sites can easily be explored in lunch breaks, etc. They should experience connections between the historic scenery and the innovative technical contents of the conference.
We invite you wholeheartedly to be part of INTERACT 2015!
Tom Gross, University of Bamberg
General Conference Co-Chair