Student Research Consortium

Call for submissions of original work from current and recent students.

Student work is often bold and exploratory in nature. The Student Research Consortium (SRC) track aims to showcase and discuss ongoing research on the topic of design of interactive technologies, spaces and services by bringing in projects done by students at undergraduate or masters levels. This call specifically seeks to gather student research that builds from a wide variety of disciplines, including but not restricted to engineering, psychology, sociology, anthropology, architecture to performing arts. With this our aim is threefold.

  • Firstly we wish to seed in a discussion with student researchers on how the design of interactive systems can build its research from other disciplines.
  • Secondly we will discuss how early stage research on interactive systems can contribute to other disciplines with its early and bold explorations, especially as it pertains to approaches to address design of such systems behind and beyond screens.
  • Finally with the consortium we aim for a cross fertilization with a variety of approaches from the selected students research works.

A submission to SRC could be a thesis project, a class project, or an extracurricular activity, but the focus of this work should be research. Your submission must present in-brief the state-of-art or related work, and discuss if and how your project contributes to the topic and issues concerning designing beyond and behind the screen.


You are eligible to submit an entry to SRC if you currently are an undergraduate or masters level student in any faculty (including design, engineering, architecture, social sciences, arts, commerce, management etc.), or if you finished your education in the calendar year 2018-2019. A submission could be co-authored by 1-5 people. They need not be from the same educational institution, but all of the 5 people must be eligible to submit to the SRC. Faculty members or professionals who may have contributed as guides or supervisors should be acknowledged separately, and should NOT be listed as "authors" of the submission. Submissions should not be anonymous. The reviewing will be done by mentors. The best submissions will be showcased in a session during the conference.

Submission Details

A submission to the SRC should in 2-4 pages (excluding references) describe work in the topic areas covered by Human-Computer Interaction. Papers should describe:

  • The research problem and motivation for the research
  • Background and related work (within the scope of the paper)
  • Research approach
  • Novelty of the design/research
  • Connections to the conference theme “Behind and Beyond Screens”, if any
  • Results
  • Contributions to the field, these could be in the form of findings and insights, and or a novel design concept / system, etc.

The paper submission will be judged on the novelty of the idea with respect to current related state-of-art, writing quality and how well the design/research is presented. Paper submissions may be accompanied by videos of any length up to a maximum of 5 minutes and less than 90 MB. The video needs to effectively communicate the research idea.
Papers should be formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstract, and the submission system will be easychair.


  • 23 April 2018: Call out
  • 15 August 2018 5 September 2018 (Extended Deadline): Submissions Due
  • 15 September 2018 3 October 2018 : Final decision communicated to authors
  • 15 October 2018: Camera-Ready due


Karthikeya Acharya
Aarhus University

Kshama Nagaraja
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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