International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies

24-26 September 2003
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


W orkshop




Objectives | CFP | Important dates | Submission for revision | Submission of camera ready

The workshop has taken place and the electronic proceedings are available in the ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS SERIES of the ACM digital library.

Many thanks to all participants for making it a very successful workshop.

If you would like to be informed about the next Digital Interaction workshop (2004) please email

Workshop Objectives

The objective of this workshop is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of available and foreseeable digital tools as a support for specific types of human interaction.
A large number of communication devices have become available for the support of human interaction (from the standard telephone system to the sms service, from email to 3D chat rooms, from Web pages to virtual community platforms, etc.). Many research studies describe these individual systems and how they can effectively support human interaction. Researcher in Computer Mediated Communication, whether computer scientists, linguists, sociologists or philosophers have analysed how certain aspects of human interaction may be supported or changed by the use of some specific tools. We would like to promote a vertical approach analysing how specific interaction types (task oriented, narrative, visual, etc.) may be best supported by individual tools or by certain features of these tools.
The new generation of communication tools focuses more and more on communication levels other than the transmission of the message. We are interested in innovative theories and practices centred on methodologies which enable digital tools to support interaction at a semantic and environmental level.


Call for papers

Submitted papers, reporting both theoretical and experimental work, should address one or more of the following questions:
- Which digital tools best support different types of human interactions? (association tool / interaction type)
- If we focus on one specific type of human interaction, what are the consequences on the design of the supporting tool? (association interaction type / system design)
- How do humans select the appropriate interaction tool?
- How can semantic and environmental aspects of interaction be supported by digital tools (e.g. agent systems)

Papers accepted for workshop presentation will be included in the ISICT 03 conference proceedings with ISBN of Computer Science Press, Trinity College Dublin.

Note: workshop participants will be required to register for the International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies by the ISICT03 camera ready deadline of 1st July 2003.


Important dates

1st May 2003 Submission of papers
1st June 2003 Notification of acceptance of papers
1st July 2003 Camera-ready copy due
1st July 2003 Registration due for all papers
24-26th September 2003 Conference


Submissions for revision

Format: Papers, of up to 6 pages, should be formatted so that they are single-spaced, single column, and use a 12pt Times font. The first page should include: title, author list, authors affiliation, authors titles, postal address and abstract.

Papers should be emailed to the workshop organisers, Claudia Roda and Julie Thomas, American University of Paris at: and


Submission of camera ready:
Please see instructions for format at:

Please do the following when submitting the camera ready version:

Please note that a 100 euros charge per page is applied by the publisher for papers longer than 6 pages.