Call for Papers & Notes

Beyond & Behind the Screen

The screen till now is the dominant paradigm of interacting with digital technology. But interacting with digital technology is becoming complex than ever. On one hand the screen is getting smaller, and on the other the underlying technology driving screen based interaction is becoming complex. Algorithms, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence are driving most of our day-to-day interaction with digital technology.
Furthermore, digital technology is also made available in modes that do not need a screen to interact with. Tangible, physical, audio and aural modes of interacting are becoming more pervasive.

These foundational shifts open up for a discourse around the following questions -

  • What are the possibilities and implications of the moves - beyond and behind the screen - for the socio-cultural contexts of India and the Global South?
  • How do we explore the possibilities and potentials offered by the shifts in technologies and shape them to benefit the larger public?
  • What research methodologies do we need to adopt, adapt, and invent?
  • How do we educate and train young Indian practitioners to address, explore, and shape the emerging discourse?

Call for Papers & Notes

We invite original research in any of the following areas of Human-Computer Interaction. But we do also invite work that is beyond these areas, but addresses the thematic questions of India HCI 2018.

  • Novel interactions/input method with wearables and other mobile platforms
  • Novel applications for emerging technology (AR and VR)
  • Tangible interfaces for healthcare, education and other domains
  • User interfaces, user interactions and input interactions on flexible and deformative displays
  • ICTD applications beyond traditional screen interfaces
  • User research methods for beyond the screen interfaces
  • User evaluation methods for beyond the screen interfaces
  • Social Computing, NLP, ML, AI for understanding behind and beyond the screen interactions
  • Algorithms in developing nations: designing for algorithm based systems, algorithmic transparency and interface design, algorithms to empower emergent users
  • Data security and privacy: considerations while designing with Big data/using data driven design
  • Embodied interactions to push experiences of digital technology beyond screens.

Papers report high-quality, mature, and complete research, and offer original contribution to research. A paper is an archival publication of original research in the field of HCI. A paper must generate new knowledge, establish its validity rigorously and position itself with respect to related prior and current work in the field. For example, a paper could propose a new theory, model a concept or describe a new technique. If you intend to describe an individual design project your contribution would usually not be suitable for a paper (unless it also does some of the above) – it would be suitable for a case study (call for case-studies will be announced shortly).

Notes report high-quality, novel, and emerging research. Though a note is not expected to be mature and complete, the contribution to research should be original and succinct. A note must generate new knowledge, but it need not report an in-depth analysis of related work. The expectation is for exciting, emerging work pushing the state-of-art, and notes could report novel work, without a rigorous study of the work. For example, a note could propose a new concept or method or technology of interaction, but need not report on an in-depth field or lab study of the work. However, there should be valid justification of the contribution to research, through positioning with related work along with preliminary field or lab studies.

Submission Format

Prepare your Paper and Note submissions using the ACM SIGCHI papers template:
Use the latest template available on the site above.

  • Papers should be of maximum 10 pages, including figures, captions, and references.
  • Notes should be of maximum 4 pages, including figures, captions and references.

Papers and notes have to be submitted using EasyChair

Review Process

All paper and note submissions will be peer-reviewed by a panel of experts. The review process will be double-blind, that is the anonymity of authors and reviewers will be maintained. After review, authors of borderline papers may submit a rebuttal (the meta-review will clearly state where this is appropriate). IndiaHCI 2018 will include a shepherding process for papers which are conditionally accepted at the Program Committee meeting.

At the Conference

The authors of the selected Papers and Notes will have to present their work (in-person) at the conference. The exact time-slot will be shared once the final program is published.
The proceedings of pervious India HCI conferences have been archived in the ACM Digital Library, and we expect to continue this for Papers and Notes accepted for IndiaHCI 2018.

Key Dates

Submissions for this track have been closed

  • 6 March 2018: Call for Papers is out
  • 30 June 2018 7th July (Extended date): Submissions Due
  • 10 August 2018 20 August 2018: First Notifications sent to authors + rebuttal options
  • 18 August 2018 27 August 2018: Response from authors on rebuttal
  • 30 August 2018: Final decision communicated to authors
  • 30 September 2018: Camera-Ready due

Paper Chair

Dr. Rosa Arriaga
Georgia Tech, College of Computing

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