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First time in Asia!

The Human Factors in Telecommunication (HFT) Symposium, established in 1961 has become the classic event in our field. The previous 20 HFT symposiums were held in Europe and America. This is the FIRST TIME for the HFT group to organize its 21st Symposium in ASIA.

The 21st Symposium on Human Factors in Telecommunication (HFT 2008) is hosted by the Interface Design Department at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University Malaysia. HFT 2008 will take place from 17th till 20th March, 2008. The HFT 2008 is also endorsed by European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Human Factors Group. 

The theme for this year is User Experience of ICTs. The event will cover end-user centric perspectives of topics related to the research, development, deployment, use, maintenance and impacts of fixed and mobile Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), services and applications.

The HFT Symposium provides an interactive forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges, innovations, standards and development opportunities. The event strives for the best possible user experience and accessibility of ICT, for all.

Join us in Kuala Lumpur to explore the user experience of ICTs and blend with rich and diverse Asian culture.

HFT2008 Conference Dinner
HFT2008 group photoHurray!
HFT2008 photo web album: http://picasaweb.google.com/hft2008 [UPDATED!]


Quick Links:

:: Keynote Speakers:
- Dr Kristin Braa from Telenor Research and Innovation Centre Asia Pacific;
- Takahiro Iijima from Panasonic Design Company;
- Jim Nieters from Yahoo! Inc.

:: Program is now really for viewing.


:: Selected papers will be invited to publish in International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM). [UPDATED!]

:: HFT2008 photo album, click here.

:: The winner for HFT2008 John Karlin Best Paper Award is Marcus Nyberg and Didier Chincholle (Ericsson Research) for the paper of "MSN Messenger on the Mobile: A Compliment Rather than a Substitute".

:: The recipient of HFT2008 'Knut Nordby Design for All Accessibility Award' is Walter Mellors from WM Services. More information at awards.

:: Opening ceremony:
(download .flv file, 7.76Mbs)

Hosted by                                                               Endorsed by

Interface Design Department, Faculty of Creative Multimedia       Multimedia University (Malaysia)                   European Telecommunications Standards Institute   ETSI - Human Factors

Platinum Sponsor

Telenor's Logo

Strategic Partners

Panasonic     Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)    Yahoo! Inc. 

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