• Papers Due: September 20, 2021

  • Final Notification: October 10, 2021

  • Final Camera-ready Due: October 15, 2021

  • (All deadlines close at 23:59 IST)

Important information


IndiaHCI 2021
Silvia Masiero
University of Oslo, Norway

IndiaHCI 2021
Nova Ahmed
North South University, Bangladesh

IndiaHCI 2021
Mohit Jain
Microsoft Research, India

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The theme for India HCI 2021 is Design for Disruption.

Short papers at India HCI are meant to convey short complete research work, research in progress, incremental/replication findings, ongoing theoretical reflections, class/thesis project, upcoming product related research, or practical contributions to HCI. Short papers are expected to be original work and should include a clear description of your work, its relevance to the HCI community. There are no geographical limits in terms of where data collection is conducted, but clear implications for the domain of HCI in India or South Asia should be drawn.

Just as for full papers, work should be original and unpublished and full anonymisation is required through the submission process. Please consult the India HCI ‘21 Author's Guide for information on the ACM Paper Format and conference policies on previous and simultaneous publications.

Topics of relevance to India HCI 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.
  • Methodology papers advancing methodological practice in HCI, or introducing new methods into the field.
  • Social computing studies taking into account the intersection of computational systems with social behaviour or societal interactions.

We look forward to submissions on the above topics, as well as on other HCI areas.

All short papers should be submitted electronically to India HCI Electronic Submission site by September 20, 2021.

Paper length: Short papers should be 4-6 pages long. This includes the abstract, all figures and tables, but excludes references. Reviewers will weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its length. Papers should be succinct, but thorough in presenting the work. Shorter, more focused papers are encouraged. Papers whose length is incommensurate with their contribution will be rejected.

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.]

Selected submissions: Atleast, one author needs to register for the conference and present their work at the conference.

Important Dates

  • September 20, 2021: Last date for submission
  • October 10, 2021: Final decision sent to the authors
  • October 15, 2021: Camera-ready version due
  • (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.