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Call for Papers

Short Courses

Short courses aim to present a general view on a trending research topic or technology (in a practical and didactical manner) that might be interesting for the HCI community. Attendants should be able to learn about a new topic and apply it to their research and practice. Short courses have as target audience undergraduate and graduate students and/or professionals.

The registration for each short course is separate from the registration for the symposium (it is possible to register to participate only in short courses, without registering for the symposium).

Short courses must be planned for 3 or 6 hours of duration and presented in Portuguese or English. Short courses are subject to cancellation if there is not a minimum of 10 participants registered; and they are subject to the analysis of feasibility by the event's organizing committee.


Submissions should be limited to two pages, either in Portuguese or English, in ACM SIGCHI papers format (2015 version) and must contain the following sections:

  1. Title, authors and affiliations (submission of short courses is not blind).
  2. Presentation (synthesis of the thematic relevance).
  3. Extended Summary (brief explanation about what will be covered in each topic).
  4. Audience (indicate the target audience and why the proposed course should attract the attention of such audience. Explain and justify any prerequisites).
  5. Authors' biographies (each author should be briefly presented).
  6. Duration of the course (three or six hours).
  7. Language in which the course will be held (English or Portuguese).
  8. Computing and audiovisual resources needed (such as post-its, flipcharts, slide projectors, etc.).
  9. Bibliographic references.
Selected mini courses

Each selected short course must have, as a final version, a two-page summary which will be published in the extended proceedings of IHC 2018 (following the ACM SIGCHI Papers format - 2015 version). Also, authors should provide participants with substantial and self-contained notes or slides, accompanied with references for further consultation of the presented topics. Authors must authorize the publication of the summary and notes from the short course in the IHC 2018 website.

Authors should make the submission in PDF format via JEMS system.

One lecturer for each short course will be granted a free registration in the event. Other types of support will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee and they will depend on the availability of resources.

Submissions must be sent electronically, in PDF format, via JEMS system, in the short course category.

Important Dates
  • Deadline for submission: May 15, 2018 April 27, 2018
  • Notification of results: June 06, 2018 May 21, 2018
  • Camera Ready: June, 18, 2018
  • Delivery of short course material: September 21, 2018
  • Elaine C. S. Hayashi (IC-UNICAMP) - hayashi@ic.unicamp.br
  • Frederick M.C. van Amstel (PUCPR) - frederick.amstel@pucpr.br