UMD’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab Launches 33rd Annual Symposium

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College Park, MD-May 26, 2016— The Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) will be hosting its 33rd Annual Symposium May 26, 2016, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The symposium will include discussions on information visualization, education, children's technologies, making and tangible computing, accessibility, social media, security and privacy, and computational journalism. Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) has been a long running sponsor for this gathering of innovative thinkers. Optimal joins sponsors such as Capital One, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Labs, and Microsoft as they team with the University of Maryland in providing workshops, talks and tutorials on the latest human computer interaction technologies. The HCIL is jointly supported by the College of Information Studies (iSchool) and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

The Symposium program includes keynote speakers from the field of computer science, with parallel sessions of talks, tutorials, and workshops, followed by a reception with demonstrations and a poster session. For more information about the HCIL, or to register for the event, visit the symposium program website. http://hcil.umd.edu/events/event/hcil-annual-symposium/

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