Call for Papers Now Open

Due date for all paper submissions: ** 31 March, 2018 **


All submissions should be written in English. Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings in the ACM digital library and by the British Computer Society. As with previous years, we are looking for selected papers to be invited as extended papers for journals such as the Interacting with Computers Journal (5-year IF = 2.032, IF=1.4).

Paper category details:

When you access EasyChair you will have the option to submit to one of the following categories (please select carefully):

Full Papers (up to 10 pages excluding references):
Will involve an oral presentation at main conference.
These are papers that will feature as a presentation in the main conference, allowing presenters to expose their work to delegates.

Position Papers (2 to 4 pages excluding references):
Will involve a poster or oral presentation at main conference.
These are papers that make a statement, a reflection or a new paradigm or concept in human computer interaction. They may also include prospective or much needed studies, or indeed the ambition of a discipline or newly funded project.

Work-in-Progress Papers (2 to 4 pages excluding references):
Will involve a poster at main conference.
These are papers that present projects that are work-in-progress, for example, early results.

Doctoral Consortium Papers (up to 6 pages excluding references):
Will involve an oral presentation at the doctoral consortium.
These papers will be presented at the doctoral consortium on Monday 2 July 2018.

Workshop Papers (up to 4 pages excluding references):
Will involve an oral presentation at a relevant workshop. These papers will be presented at a workshop on Tuesday 3 July 2018. Currently, there are 2 workshops – one workshop entitled Affective Computing and one workshop entitled Human Centered Design for Intelligent Environments. If you would like to organise a workshop then please email Dr Raymond Bond ( along with your workshop title and a short 200-300 word outline.

Interactions Gallery Papers (2 to 4 pages excluding references):
Will involve a demonstration of the prototype at the main conference. These papers involve a brief description of a prototype, an interactive technology or user interface that the author wishes to demonstrate during the break times at the main conference (4-6 July 2018). This allows for networking and feedback. If there are any specific requirements for your demonstration (e.g. power etc.) please inform the programme chairs and we can accommodate.

Industry Track (paper should be up to 2 pages excluding references):
Will involve an oral presentation at the main conference. Authors will present their paper at the industry track which will take place on Thursday 5 July 2018. These papers are a maximum of 2 pages. These papers are primarily for practitioners working in industry.


The conference accepts papers related to, but not necessarily limited to the following topics:

  • User experience research, usability testing and interaction design
  • Mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive computing
  • Technology adoption, trust, user engagement and retention
  • Cognitive science in human-computer interaction
  • Humanization of interactive technology
  • eHealth, digital healthcare studies and usability of medical devices
  • Affective computing, digital empathy, empathic design, positive computing and emotional aspects in human computer interaction
  • Human-data interaction and interactive machine learning
  • Ethnographic studies in human computer interaction
  • Human-robot interaction studies
  • Child-computer interaction studies
  • Cybersecurity and usable security
  • Ethical issues in computing and interactive technologies
  • Natural user interfaces such as gesture controlled interfaces
  • Intelligent, adaptive and personalised user interfaces
  • Conversational user interfaces and chatbots
  • Interactive Internet of Things and wearable technologies
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Eye tracking and psychophysiological studies
  • Creative interaction
  • Collaborative creativity and collaboration in interaction design teams
  • Visual analytics/information presentation and visualisation
  • Human/use error and reliability of interactive systems
  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Social Interaction and Online Social Media
  • Cyberpsychology and web science
  • Accessibility


Due date for all paper submissions: 31 March 2018, 5pm (UK time)
Notification and feedback: 30 April 2018
Camera-ready versions submitted: 15 May 2018, 5pm (UK time)
Early bird conference registration deadline: 31 May 2018


Monday 2 July 2018: Doctoral consortium
Tuesday 3 July 2018: Workshops
Wednesday 4-6 July 2018: Main conference


The conference will take place at Church House, an awe inspiring building at the heart of Belfast city centre, and will be hosted by Ulster University. The venue is in close proximity to the historic Crown Bar, the Belfast City Hall and the Europa Hotel.

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