• Papers Due: Closed

  • Initial Reviews: Completed

  • Rebuttals Due: Closed

  • Final Notification: Completed

  • Final Camera-ready Due: October 5, 2021

  • (All deadlines close at 23:59 IST)

Important information


IndiaHCI 2021
Neha Kumar
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

IndiaHCI 2021
Sayan Sarcar
University of Tsukuba, Japan

IndiaHCI 2021
Anirudha Joshi
IIT Bombay, India


India HCI 2021 is the 12th edition of the international conference series on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Sponsored by the HCI Professionals Association of India and in cooperation with ACM's special interest group on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI), India HCI brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse areas that include traditional graphical & web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, multimedia, new input & output devices, computer games, privacy, security, visualization, health, accessibility and aging, design, user modeling, engineering interactive systems, ICT for development, CSCW, and more. India HCI provides a special spotlight on papers that are relevant to South Asia, including those related to culture, language, socio-economic situations, and the industry from the region. The intimate size, single track, and comfortable surroundings make this conference an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and implementation experiences.

Accepted papers will be published in the India HCI 2021 Conference Proceedings, and will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

To submit, see the India HCI Electronic Submission site.


Papers are the main medium for conveying new research results at India HCI. Submissions are sought that describe original, unpublished work generally in the field of HCI. India HCI uses an anonymous submission process (similar to CHI) for paper submissions. Please consult the India HCI ‘21 Author's Guide for information on the ACM Paper Format (also mentioned below) and conference policies on previous and simultaneous publications. To preserve anonymity during review, the authors must remove their names and affiliations from the masthead. If authors have conducted relevant prior work, they must cite it appropriately, while also referring to this work in third person. Authors can revise their submissions based on the reviews they receive, prior to submitting their camera-ready manuscripts. Until the camera-readies have been checked off by the programme committee, these must be considered conditionally accepted.

Topics of relevance include but are not limited to:

  • Significantly novel enabling technologies such as innovative input devices, displays, new interaction techniques, or new media that extend the boundaries of traditional interaction, such as natural user interfaces and interactions, mixed reality, mobile interaction, computer games, health, accessibility and aging, user modeling.
  • Engineering interactive systems design, ubiquitous computing (including wearables), social software, ICT for development (ICTD), and computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW).
  • Innovative user interfaces for difficult interaction contexts or challenging applications. Examples include managing large, complex information sets, usable privacy and security, multi-user interaction, crowdsourcing, automotive user experiences and in-vehicle interactions (devices and interface automation, instrumentation evaluation, interactive systems, benchmarking driver performance and behaviour), or techniques that span devices distributed in time and space.
  • Breakthrough user experiences leveraging techniques such as machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics, speech processing, networking, or human perception and cognition (e.g., analyzing driver distractions).
  • Innovative software architectures, design tools, toolkits, programming systems and development environments that support the development and use of the above technologies in user interfaces.
  • User studies that engage qualitative research methods and/or offer critical perspectives on technology design, deployment, and/or use.

All papers should be submitted electronically to India HCI Electronic Submission site by July 5, 2021 (Closed).

Paper length: There is no arbitrary minimum or maximum length imposed on papers. Rather, reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its length. Papers should be succinct, but thorough in presenting the work. Typical research papers will be 6-10 pages long. Shorter, more focused papers are encouraged and will be reviewed like any other paper. Papers whose length is incommensurate with their contribution will be rejected.

Videos: Videos accompanying submissions can be submitted through the India HCI EasyChair Electronic Submission Site within a zip file as supplementary material (max 100 MB in size). Although papers must stand on their own, submitted videos will be available to reviewers as supporting material. Authors should note that no specific guidelines are given for developing a video. Videos are viewed only as supporting material, and authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to prepare a more polished final video presentation for inclusion in the proceedings and as supplemental material in the ACM Digital Library. Authors should note that videos too need to maintain anonymity for the review process. Authors are free to update the video once their submission is accepted, if they wish to disclose themselves in the videos.

When submitting your video for review, please encode your video in a format that works across as many platforms as possible without the installation of additional codecs (i.e., it is best if your video will play on vanilla versions of Windows Media Player and/or Quicktime player). Please note that the total aggregate size for a submission must not exceed 100 MBytes (including all documents and additional material).

Reviewing process: Each paper will be subjected to rigorous review by an Associate Chair (from the programme committee) and two external reviewers (experts in the area that are not on the committee). Contact authors will be sent the initial reviews for their papers by August 16. Authors will have an opportunity to submit a 500-word rebuttal to answer questions or clarify misunderstandings of reviewers by August 23. The final decision for accepting or rejecting a paper will be done in a PC meeting, after which the authors will be notified of the decisions.

All acceptances will be conditional pending changes that the papers committee may suggest or require for the final camera-ready draft of the paper. The primary author of each accepted paper will receive detailed instructions on how to submit a final, publication-ready version of the paper. This means that the paper will not be formally accepted to India HCI until authors revise it and submit a final draft for approval by the programme committee. Some submissions may be asked to undergo a more intense shepherding process in order to bring them to the standard required for India HCI. The deadline for submitting the “camera ready” version after all changes will be October 5. Additionally, at least one author of each paper needs to register for the conference by this date.

ACM Paper Format

All authors should submit manuscripts in the ACM Paper Format using Microsoft Word Template, LaTeX Template, or Overleaf.

[Please note that the Microsoft Word Template contains invisible meta-tags related to the paper format and structure. While writing the paper authors are requested to add their content without altering any format and structure of the template.]

Important Dates

  • July 5, 2021: Papers due closed
  • August 16, 2021: Authors will receive initial reviews of their papers (completed)
  • August 23, 2021: Rebuttals due closed
  • August 31, 2021: Authors will be notified of the committee's decision (completed)
  • October 5, 2021: Final camera-ready papers are due, and at least one author must register for the conference
  • (All deadlines close at 23:59 IST)

There will be three independent reviewers for each paper. In addition, a meta-review will be done by a program committee member.