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Call for Papers

HCI in Practice

This track is directed to all professionals aiming at presenting experiences with the design of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) involving technical, business, and management aspects and the main challenges related to the use of UX methods and techniques in the development of products and services.

It is an interesting opportunity not only for companies to present their point of view, but specially to share experiences among people that use HCI in practice. Submissions may report either work-in-progress or concluded works.

Topics of Interest

Any theme relevant to the practice of HCI is expected in this track, including but not limited to:

  • User Centered Design into the development of products and services
  • Usability, User Experience (UX), Design Thinking
  • HCI and agile methods: Agile UX, Lean UX
  • Quality and management of User Centered Design: ROI, Quality assessment of products and processes
  • Organizational aspects of User Centered Design: multidisciplinary teams, collaboration among different departments (marketing, IT, design, customer support, etc.)
  • Internal and external UX teams management
  • Tools and equipments for prototyping
  • Co-located and remote evaluation
  • HCI, assistive technologies, accessibility and inclusion
  • HCI for Mobile Devices
  • Collaboration through Mobile Devices
  • Big Data and HCI
  • HCI and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Collaboration and and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Affective Computing
  • Social Computation and Social Networks’ analysis
  • HCI and Artificial Intelligence
  • Empirical studies related to Collaboration and Communication
  • Adoption and use of collaborative technologies
  • Tools for supporting IHC, Communication and Collaboration and
  • Applications of IHC and Technologies for Communication and Collaboration in specific domains such as health, education, public management, social and economic development

Submissions can be written in either Portuguese or English by practitioners and professionals that work in the field of HCI. They should report real world cases and experiences relevant to the HCI area, whether they have been successful or not. There are two forms of submission:

  1. Submit a link to a video up to 5 minutes length (shared via Youtube). For that, the author should submit a document following the ACM SIGCHI papers (version 2015) template with the following information:
    • Title, authors’ names, company name and
    • Youtube video link
  2. Abstract with no more than 2 pages, following the ACM SIGCHI papers (2015) template. The submissions must contain:
    • Title, authors’ names, company name
    • Description of the problem
    • Solution/approach adopted
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Regardless of the submission format selected, submissions must be made via JEMS system.

Final Version of the Accepted Works Submission

The authors of accepted works must submit a document considering the reviewers’ suggestions and comments. The document must be in PDF format and must follow the ACM SIGCHI papers (version 2015) template. For accepted video submissions, the submission of the final version of the abstract is also mandatory.

The accepted submissions will be presented during the symposium orally and the abstracts will be published in the extended Ssymposium proceedings.

As 3 melhores submissões serão selecionadas para publicação no formato de artigos resumidos e a versão final terá o limite de até 4 páginas. Os 3 artigos selecionados serão publicados nos anais do evento e indexados online.

Authors should make their submissions electronically via the JEMS system.

Authors are responsible for the content of the submission and for getting the approval from the company to submit the proposal and publish the paper.

Reviewing Process

Submissions will be evaluated by a team of professionals from the industry and the academia, and assessed based on the relevance of the theme and the contributions to both business and academic communities.

References to products and companies are allowed in the submissions, but should not present them only for marketing purposes. The main goal of the submission should be the presentation of a case based on HCI techniques or methods in a real world problem.


At least one of the authors of accepted submissions must register to IHC 2018 to present the work at the symposium. Only presented works will be included in the symposium proceedings.

The authors of accepted submissions may present their work as a poster or a demo. Detailed information about the modality of the presentations will be sent later to the authors of accepted submissions.

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: July 02, 2018 June 25, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: August 08, 2018 August 03, 2018 July 24, 2018 July 16, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: August 17, 2018 August 06, 2018
  • Juliana Jansen Ferreira (IBM Research) – jjansen@br.ibm.com
  • Cleidson de Souza (UFPA) - cleidson.desouza@acm.org