Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge – Adopting new-age interfaces and interaction systems such as AR/VR


Through Cutting Edge we discuss, the psychological, sociological, and other challenges related to the adoption of intelligent and new age interfaces and interaction systems. These systems such as those developed in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), predictive user interface, face challenges in their adoption, either due to barriers in the understanding of use or in cases where they seem to usurp user’s agency. It is important to highlight successful use-cases of these technologies and how they address these issues. We aim to discuss how they can be deployed in domains of education, dating, healthcare whilst being user-friendly, with ease of access in ways that it doesn’t catch users off guard. The focus would be on ethical issues, user pain-points, potential application areas and design challenges for such systems.


Proposal Submission: All submissions should fall under one or more of these categories: “All submissions must be made via EasyChair:


Extended Abstracts (1-4 pages): Extended Abstract template can be downloaded in Latex/MS word version from the Page limits do not include references, images, and tables.


Video Submission: Video track of the installation, with all the details of the project (MP4, max 10 mins long). The video should highlight the scope of the work and its relevance to the India HCI community.

Videos can be submitted at this link. Please so not submit a video more than 100 MB


Panel Submission: This should include a 1 page abstract of the panel’s topic of discussion. It should also include a list of panel members and a brief description of the work and background of panel members.


Design Fiction: A design fiction will consist of two documents:


  • Extended Abstract (1-4 pages) about the motivation for the work, its current status, and future scope. Please use the Latex/ MS Word format from the website. Page limits do not include references, images, and tables.
  • Author Statement should include a 1-2 page description of the relevance of this work to the community, its position in the ongoing literature of the field, and how the work contributes to the literature and expands it. This should be either a PDF document or an MS word file.


Demos: Demo submissions should be in a video (MP4, max 5 mins) format accompanied by a 1-2 page write up that explains the working, relevance, future scope, and instructions to run the demo. Format for the written document is either a PDF file or an MS Word document.

Videos can be submitted at this link. Please do not submit a video more than 100 MB



  • 14th August 2019: Online Submissions due

  • 15th September 2019: Notification

  • 22nd September 2019: Final Submission Due

At the Conference

At the Conference

The authors of accepted submissions should register for the conference. Authors will be provided a specific time slot to present their work (be it demos, panels, videos or posters) at the conference. The exact time-slot will be shared once the final program is published.