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    HCI 2014 - Sand, Sea & Sky - Holiday HCI

    Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)

    Southport, UK, 9 - 12 September 2014

    The 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference was organised by the ChiCI group within the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston in conjunction with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The conference was held at the Royal Clifton Hotel on the Promenade in Southport from the 9 September to 12 September.

    The conference theme was 'Sun, sea and sky - holiday HCI', taking inspiration form the location of the event in a seaside holiday town and recognising the need for computer systems to support leisure and family life. Papers were presented on topics such as: design methods, sustainability, HCI and education, social media, games design, mobile design, health, HCI in the work place and innovative interaction styles.

    The lively conference included activities intended to drive discussion, such as a forum on HCI that took place as a walk down a pier, a special session on health and HCI and a conference meal overlooking the marine lake. Delegates were able to take exercise along the sea front and enjoy the Victorian shopping arcades and local food.

    The academic work presented at the conference is compiled in these proceedings which represent the hard work of a large set of reviewers, the chairs of the tracks and the authors who contributed. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their hard work in making HCI 2014 a very successful and enjoyable conference.

    All the best,

    Janet Read, Matt Horton, Gavin Sim and Dan Fitton, Proceedings Editors

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