Women in HCI Track Chairs

Susmita Sharma

UPES, India

Sumita Sharma

University of Oulu

Bhakti Khandekar

eQ Technologic

Women in HCI Track

Submission Deadline October 10, 2023

Women in HCI track at India HCI 2023

The Women in HCI track at India HCI 2023 celebrates and highlights the contributions of women in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Through this track, we recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in HCI research and practice: by providing a platform for women researchers, practitioners, and students to share their work, experiences, and insights. For 2023, as the first time introduced, this track features:

  • Lightening talks by women in research and industry
  • Keynote talks by prominent women researchers
  • Panel discussions with distinguished experts

Each activity will be focusing on practice, challenges, contributions towards the field, practical approaches, strategies to spearhead diversity and inclusion in HCI. 

By providing a dedicated platform for women in HCI, India HCI 2023 aims at creating a nurturing and empowering environment where every woman can thrive and make significant contributions to the field and get a platform to showcase and share exemplary work. The track plays a crucial role in promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in HCI research, ultimately enhancing the overall quality and impact of the field. The submissions for the lightening talks can include, but not limited to:

  • Gender and HCI: Exploring the impact of gender on HCI research, design, and practice, as well as addressing gender disparities in the field.
  • Accessibility and Inclusive Design: Focusing on design approaches that consider the diverse needs and experiences of women and/or the marginalized.
  • User Experience (UX) Research: Presenting studies and methodologies that shed light on the experiences of women users and propose strategies for improving UX.
  • Intersectionality in HCI: Investigating the intersection of gender with other social dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and disability, in the context of HCI.
  • Ethical Considerations: Discussing ethical challenges and considerations in HCI research, design, and implementation, particularly regarding gender issues.
  • Social and Collaborative Computing, Emerging Technologies: Examining the impact of technology on social interactions and collaboration, with a focus on gender dynamics, implications of emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and wearables.
  • Information Visualization: Techniques, tools, and applications for visualizing complex data and information in a gender-inclusive manner.
  • Career Development and Empowerment: Sharing experiences, advice, and best practices for career advancement, leadership, and mentorship in HCI.

We encourage submissions from authors who identify as women and are engaged in HCI research, design, or practice. We strongly believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive community and welcome submissions that explore issues related to gender, diversity, and inclusion within HCI. We welcome submissions from students, researchers, practitioners, NGOs, Government led Projects/endeavors, in all stages of their careers, pertaining to any phase of the project/research process, to participate.

Submission Format and Length

We recommend a 4-6 pages single column, ACM template (extended abstract format) submissions to the Microsoft CMT portal, by October 10, 2023.

Submissions can present significant findings, methodologies, or frameworks relevant to the Women in HCI track. Can also showcase early-stage work, work-in-progress, or exploratory research, tools and design projects related to the track.

Refer to the link below for guidelines to prepare the submission Article

Preparing Your Article with Microsoft Word (acm.org)

Download the Submission Article template here : acm_submission_template.docx (live.com)

Note: The first two (Abstract, Introduction) and last two sections (Discussion, References) of the template are mandatory, the authors are free to treat the rest of the template as a reference for their submissions.

Important Note

Please use original write-up, images, other content must be credited to the source, kindly keep the submissions plagiarism free.

Presentation Format

At least one author is requested to present their submission during the sessions and to speak with conference attendees.

Review and Selection Process

Selections will be based on originality, significance, and validity.


Submissions in this track are not anonymous. Author names and institutions/affiliations will be visible to the reviewing committee throughout the submission process.

Novelty of Work

Resubmission of work previously shown at other venues is allowed.

The work/project/research submitted to the paper track OR any other track in the India HCI 23 conference can also be submitted to this track.


Submissions are Non-archival. Ideas presented as an India HCI 2023 in Women and HCI track can be resubmitted as an extended full paper in subsequent years.

For questions, please email the Women and HCI Track chairs at:


Important Dates

  • October 10, 2023: Submission deadline
  • October 23, 2023: Notification of acceptance

(All deadlines close at 23:59 IST)