BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (ACM Proceedings)

32nd Human Computer Interaction Conference

02-06 July Belfast, Northern Ireland 2018

About British HCI

This HCI conference is well established and has been running for over 30 years attracting international researchers. See this year’s HCI poster for circulation. With the explosion of big data, we will have a theme on human-data interaction, visual analytics and interactive data visualisation. However, as with every year, all HCI related topics are welcome and encouraged. HCI is an exciting area to be doing research in with the growth of user experience (UX) design, natural and intelligent user interfaces, interactive Internet of Things, chatbots, virtual and augmented realities and affective computing to name but a few of the emerging areas. This conference will be a good opportunity to network with international researchers as well as both the British HCI community and the Irish HCI community.

Whilst academics can present and publish their papers, we will also have a doctoral consortium, workshops on topics such as human centered design in intelligent environments, digital health, designing for older people and affective computing. We have an industry track to attract UX practitioners working in companies with talks from Google, IBM, Spotify, BBC, BT and many other industry talks.

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Important Dates

Due date for
paper submissions:


Notification and feedback:
25 May 2018

WORKSHOPS: Contact the
chair of your workshop to
ascertain the notification date.

Camera-ready versions due:
5 June 2018, 5pm (UK time)

WORKSHOPS: Contact the
chair of your workshop to
ascertain the camera-ready
version due date.

Early bird registration deadline:
31 May 2018

Doctoral consortium date:
2 July 2018:

Workshops date:
3 July 2018:

Main conference date:
4-6 July 2018

Venue Information

Church House, Fisherwick Place, Belfast, BT1 6DU. A beautiful location in the heart of Belfast City Centre.


The conference takes place at the beautiful ornate Church House (Spires Centre) Belfast City Centre.


Belfast has 2 well connected airports. To get to the venue, you can take a taxi, Uber, one of the airport bus lines, or use a railway service.


Suitable Hotels and Restaurants are surrounded all the area. Special Rates for conference delegates will be released soon.

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