About CHI
Welcome to CHI 2008

CHI 2008 focuses on the balance between art and science, design and research, practical motivation and the process that leads the way to innovative excellence. It is about balance in our rapidly evolving field, the balance between individuals and groups, collocated and remote, stationary and mobile, in both our local and global communities.

CHI 2008 will be held in Florence, Italy, birthplace of the Renaissance, and home to great artists and scientists. This is the city of Leonardo Da Vinci, who spoke of balance in saying “where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”

Join us in Florence to experience the passion of its past and its present vitality as a city of culture and learning. Our HCI colleagues in Florence and the entire Italian HCI community look forward to showing off their beautiful city. Join us and our Italian colleagues for CHI 2008 to explore art and science in balance.

Mary Czerwinski and Arnie Lund
General Conference Chairs

Desney Tan
Technical Program Chair