Technical Committee 9 (TC9) on ICT and Society hold the Human Choice and Computers conference biennially. The Editorial for the HCC12 explains well what the conference series is about and what it has sought to achieve since the first conference, in 1974.
Here you will find details – as they become available – of the upcoming HCC, and archive material (what survives) of previous HCC conferences.
The last Human Choice and Computers conference was HCC13: This Changes Everything which took place as part of the IFIP World Computer Congress, September 2018.
Human Choice and Computers
Since 1974, the Human Choice and Computers (HCC) conference series has firmly remained at the cutting edge of innovative thinking about the interface between the social and technology. This observation should not be a surprising statement given that the central remit of IFIP’s Technical Committee 9 (TC9) is the relationship between computers and society. As Jacques Berleur, Magda Herschui and Lorenz Hilty related in their Introduction to the Proceedings of HCC9, “The success of HCC1 was such that IFIP-TC9 henceforth considered it the TC’s founding event, if not birthplace. TC9 was conceived in 1976, two years after HCC1.”
This founding focus has been repeatedly explored throughout the decades long journey of HCC even surviving the difficult period documented by the third HCC conference proceedings . The emerging distinctiveness of HCC conferences is highlighted by the fact that in 1986 it was the very nature, scope and purpose of the relationship between technology and people that was at the heart of an intensely critical and heated debate. In his introduction to HCC3, Sackman chooses to remind an increasingly diverse readership of the ranked list of objectives for TC9 as:
- Protection of Individual Rights
- Employment and the Quality of Life
- International Problem Solving
- International Studies on Social Impacts
- Professional Social Accountability
- Universal Social Benefits
- Protection of Group and Collective Rights
- International Planning and Cooperation
- International Education
The Proceedings of HCC Conferences have been published every year the conference has run. Details are also kept going back to HCC5 at the Computer Science Bibliography in Trier, including contents lists. The proceedings for many of the conferences are available in the IFIP digital Library, and links are added below. A short history of the early years of HCC was written by Zamandina Mthembu at the University of Pretoria in 2007.
The conferences are as follows (in reverse order):
Kreps, D., Ess, C. Leenen, L., Kimppa, K., (eds.) (2018) This Changes Everything – ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do? 13th IFIP TC9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018, Held at 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018. Poznan, Poland, September 19-21, 2018, Proceedings. Springer (2018) HCC13 Proceedings at Springer Website | http://www.hcc13.net/
Kreps, D, Fletcher, G, and Griffiths, M., (eds.) (2016) Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion 12th IFIP TC9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC12 2016, Salford, UK, September 7-9, 2016, Proceedings. Springer. (2016). Website archived here | HCC12 Proceedings at Springer Website
Kimppa, K., Whitehouse, D., Kuusela, T., Phahlamohlaka, J., (eds.) ICT and Society, 11th IFIP TC9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC11 2014, Turku, Finland, July 30- August 1, 2014, Proceedings, Springer (2014) Website on WayBackMachine | HCC11 Proceedings at Springer Website
Herscheui, M., Whitehouse, D., McIver, W., Phahlamohlaka, J., (eds.) ICT Critical Infrastructures and Society: 10th International Human Choice and Computers Conference, HCC10 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2012, Proceedings Springer (2012) IFIP Digital Library HCC10 Proceedings
Berleur, J. Hercheui, M.D. and Hilty, L. M. (eds) What Kind of Information Society? Governance, Virtuality, Surveillance, Sustainability, Resilience, 9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010. Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010. (2010) IFIP Digital Library HCC9 Proceedings
Avgerou, C., Smith, M. and van den Besselaar, P. (eds) Social Dimensions of Information And Communication Technology Policy, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC8), IFIP TC 9, Pretoria, South Africa, September 25-26, 2008. Springer. (2008) IFIP Digital Library HCC8 Proceedings
Berleur, J., Nurminen, M., and lmpagliazzo, J. (eds.) Social Informatics: An Information Society for All? In Remembrance of Rob Kling, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC7), IFIP TC 9, Maribor, Slovenia, September 21-23, 2006. (2006) IFIP Digital Library HCC7 Proceedings
Brunnstein, K. and Berleur, J. (eds): Human Choice and Computers, Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society, Proceedings of the IFIP-TC9 HCC-6 Conference, 17th World Computer Congress, Montreal, August 2002, Kluwer Academic Publishers. (2002) Table of contents at ACM.org | HCC6 Proceedings at Springer website.
Rasmussen, L., Beardon, C. and Munari, S. (eds.) Computers and Networks in the Age of Globalization, Proceedings of the 5th IFIP-HCC (Human Choice and Computers) International Conference, HCC-5, (August 25-28, 1998) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston. (2000) hcc5cfp | HCC5 Proceedings at Springer website
Berleur, J. & Drumm, J. (eds.) Information Technology Assessment: Human Choice and Computers, 4, Proceedings of the Fourth IFIP-TC9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC-4), Dublin, July 8-12, 1990, Elsevier, North-Holland, Amsterdam. (1991) IFIP Digital Library HCC4 Proceedings
Sackman, H. (ed) Comparative Worldwide National Computer Policies, Proceedings of the 3rd IFIP-TC9 Conference on Human Choice and Computers, Stockholm (HCC-3), Sweden, 2-5 September 1985, Elsevier, North-Holland, Amsterdam. (1986) Elsevier Science Pub. Co.
Mowshowitz, A. (ed) Human Choice and Computers 2, Proceedings of the Second IFIP-TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference(HCC-2), Baden, Austria, 4-8 June, 1979, Elsevier, North-Holland, Amsterdam. (1980)
Mumford, E. & Sackman, H. (eds) Human Choice and Computers, Proceedings of the Conference on Human Choice and Computers(HCC-1), Vienna, Austria, April 1-5, 1974, Elsevier, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1975. (1975)