Arts Track Chairs
IIT Bombay, India
Submission Deadline: October 09, 2023
Call for Artworks
We are excited to announce the inaugural edition of the Arts Track at this year’s India HCI Conference! We want to use this opportunity to build and unite a community of artists and researchers exploring the intersectional space of art, design, technology, and HCI.
As we continuously strive to push the boundaries of knowledge and practice, we see immense potential in the power of art in a more engaging and thought-provoking manner. We are eager to witness how these artistic expressions and concepts can further broaden our understanding of creativity through the lens of HCI.
Artworks can be in different forms including, but not limited to
- Art installations
- Storytelling experiences
- Experimental artworks using HCI
- Works that may not be easily categorized
At least one artist per submission must attend the conference to exhibit the artwork.
- October 09, 2023: Submission
- October 23, 2023: Acceptance notification
- October 30, 2023: Final camera-ready version submission
(All deadlines close at 23:59 IST)
All submissions of the artworks to the India HCI conference are non-anonymous, and all submissions must be made through Microsoft CMT.
A submission must contain the following:
1. Extended Abstract
The extended abstract must be maximum of four pages in length (including the references) and submitted in PDF format.
The document should include the following:
- Description of the work, including written texts and images
- Background to the ideas and creation process
- Any research related to the artwork
Submissions to the Arts Track should follow the ACM Conference Proceedings Primary Article Template.
Quick links to the template:
- Microsoft Word
- LaTeX (Use sample-manuscript.tex for submissions)
- Overleaf (or search for ACM Conference Proceedings Primary Article)
2. Explainer Video
The artists must submit an explainer video of up to 5 mins in length for review purposes only. A working link must be provided to the video (e.g., Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive, and Dropbox). If the video is password protected, the submission must include the password with the link. The access must be kept open for videos shared through Drive or Dropbox.
Video Format Specifications:
- Maximum duration: 5 mins
- Suggested minimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 px (HD)
3. Artwork Specifications
In addition to the extended abstract and the explainer video, a specification document (as a PDF file) should be included that contains the following:
- Artist Profile: short bio, including a summary of previous artworks
- Space requirements, with a detailed plan (with dimensions in meters)
- Hardware Requirements, with details of what will be brought to the venue
- Describe the experience of the audience, for instance –
- How many people can experience the artwork simultaneously?
- What is the ideal duration of experiencing the artwork per person?
- Special requirements (for instance – low lighting, quiet space, performance stage, etc.), if any
All artworks will be provided with a 220V wall outlet, a table and a chair. All the other equipment required to exhibit the work must be brought to the venue by the artist.
In case of any other queries, the artists can contact the Arts Track chairs at arts[dot]indiahci2023[at]gmail.com
We invite artworks with digital and interactive experiences that are thought-provoking, playful, expressive, and critical, created by diverse groups of creative practitioners.
Submissions will be reviewed by the chairs, along with a panel of artists and scholars.
- Originality: the artwork must be original, creative, and imaginative.
- Quality of Experience: the artwork should represent novel concepts in engaging and challenging ways, inducing intellectual curiosity or emotional responses.
- Execution: the artwork must clearly communicate the concepts and be executed to a high standard.
- On acceptance, a final camera-ready version of the Extended Abstract must be submitted, incorporating any suggested changes, which will be included in the conference proceedings.
- The artists must also prepare a poster explaining their work, which will be displayed at the venue. The dimensions and details of the poster will be updated on this page closer to the acceptance notification date.
- Accepted submissions will also be asked to prepare and submit a short teaser video (approximately one-minute) to promote your work through the conference and to share the work with the broader community.
At the Venue / Selected Works
The artists must be available at least a day before the leading conference to install and test artworks. Full instructions will be provided at the time of acceptance.
Selected works will be exhibited during the conference in the Arts space. A dedicated space for putting up the poster will be provided at the venue.
There will be a dedicated session for the artists to discuss their work with the conference audience. Details of the oral presentation session will be updated closer to the conference date.
Publication & Archival
The camera-ready Extended Abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.