Call for Papers

India HCI 2022 is the 13th 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 2022 Conference Proceedings, and will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

To submit, see the India HCI Electronic Submission site.


India HCI 2022 is the 13th edition of the international conference series on Human-Computer Interaction 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 Submissions are sought that describe original, unpublished work generally in the field of HCI.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 ‘22 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.

  • User studies that engage qualitative research methods and/or offer critical perspectives on technology design, deployment, and/or use.
  • 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 behavior), 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 August 3, 2022.

Paper Length

To be considered Full Papers, contributions should be more than six pages long (single column template). There is no hard page limit, but long papers without a proportional contribution are more likely to be rejected. Previous papers (if converted to the new ACM single-column format) would have run 14-18 pages in length.

Videos: Videos accompanying submissions can be submitted through the India HCI EasyChair Electronic Submission Site 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. 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 two Associate Chairs (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 17. Authors will have an opportunity to submit a 500-word rebuttal to answer questions or clarify misunderstandings of reviewers by August 24. 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. 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 September 30. 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.]

Authors’ Guide

Important Dates

August 15, 2022: Papers due

August 26, 2022: Notification of desk rejects/quick rejects

September 6, 2022: Authors will receive initial reviews of their papers

September 13, 2022: Rebuttals due

September 20, 2022: Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision

October 8, 2022: Paper needing shepherding decisions

October 10, 2022: 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.

Associate Chairs:
  • Abhishek Shrivastava
  • Grace Eden
  • Manjiri Joshi
  • Mohammad Rifat Rashidujjaman
  • Naveen Bagalkot
  • Nimmi Rangaswamy
  • Wricha Mishra
  • Amit Jena
  • Bill Thies
  • Debjani Roy
  • Deepak Ranjan Padhi
  • Girish Dalvi
  • Jayesh Pillai
  • Keyur Sorathia
  • Malay Dhamelia
  • Matt Jones
  • Pallavi Sudhir
  • Pranjal Bohra
  • Saraschandra Karanam
  • Shilpa Das
  • Simon Robinson
  • Swati Pal
  • Venkatesh Rajamanickam

Papers & Notes Chairs

Istiaquen Ahmed

University of Toranto

Pushpendra Singh

IIT Delhi

Anirudhha Joshi

IIT Bombay