UMD Human Computer Interaction Lab Launches 28th Annual Symposium

COLLEGE PARK, MD—May 11, 2011— The Human Computer Interaction Lab will be hosting its 28th Annual Symposium May 25th and 26th at the University of Maryland, College Park. Discussions on social media analysis, iPhone development, health informatics, and other cutting-edge technology topics create the core of focus for this year’s symposium. Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) is acting as a sponsor for this gathering of innovative thinkers. Each topic highlighted in the symposium’s program is of key interest to Optimal for the development of its Real-Time Framework and Toolkit. Optimal joins sponsors such as SpotFire, IBM, and SAP as they team with the University of Maryland in providing workshops, talks and tutorials on the latest human computer interaction technologies.

This year is the first time that an extended program will be implemented, which will allow attendees to chose specific topic tracks from the Symposium, tutorials and workshops or sample talks from all topics. The event will be held at the University of Maryland Human Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) on Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 26 starting at 8:15 a.m.

For more information about HCIL or to register for the event, visit the symposium program website.

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Human Computer Interaction Lab

The Human-Computer Interaction lab has a long, rich history of transforming the experience people have with new technologies. From understanding user needs, to developing and evaluating those technologies, the lab’s faculty, staff, and students have been leading the way in HCI research and teaching.

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC

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