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Call for Papers

CHIRA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications (CHIRA) is to bring together professionals, academics and students who are interested in the advancement of research and practical applications of human-technology & human-computer interaction. Five parallel tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Computer-Human Interaction, including Interaction Design, Human Factors, Entertainment, Cognition, Perception, User-Friendly Software and Systems, Pervasive Technologies and Interactive Devices.
Papers describing original work on advanced methods, prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are encouraged. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the Proceedings of CHIRA, which will be placed on at least one Digital Library and sent for indexation by the major international indexes.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Social Networks
  • Computing with Social Trust
  • Semiotics
  • Decision Making
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Personalized User Experiences in eCommerce
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Game User Experience Evaluation
  • Entertainment
  • Security and Privacy
  • Ergonomics
  • User Behaviour Analysis


  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Speech Recognition Technologies
  • TV and Online Video
  • Pervasive Health
  • Pervasive Advertising
  • Distributed User Interfaces
  • Software Frameworks
  • System Performance
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Health, Wellness and Ageing


  • Haptic and Tangible Devices
  • Interactive Surfaces
  • Wearable Sensors
  • Sensor Networks
  • Smart Homes
  • Mobile Devices and Services
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Gesture-Based Interaction
  • Conversational Speech Interfaces
  • 3D Interaction
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality


  • User Experience Design
  • Mobile Computer-Human Interaction
  • User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns
  • Situated Interaction
  • Cognitive Interaction
  • Computational Systems for Enhancing Creativity
  • Design and Creativity Support Software
  • Affective Computing
  • Multimedia and Multimodal Interaction
  • Web Design and Accessibility
  • Accessible and Adaptive Interaction
  • Design and Evaluation


  • Visualization Tools
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Cognition, Communication and Interaction
  • Learning in Virtual Worlds
  • Machine Learning
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Applied Perception
  • Peripheral Interaction
  • Gamification
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Interactive Machine Learning


Larry ConstantineM-ITI, United States
Chris CsíkszentmihályiM-ITI, Portugal
Gerrit van der VeerVrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA), Netherlands
Max MulderTU Delft, Netherlands


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 31 October - 2 November, 2017

Paper Submission: June 12, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 24, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 10, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 18, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 25, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: June 2, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 2, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 13, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: September 13, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: September 13, 2017 (expired)


CHIRA Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910 595 - Setubal Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: chira.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.chira.scitevents.org/


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Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria
Hugo Plácido SilvaIT- Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal


Daniel Afergan, Tufts University, United States
Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
David Ahlström, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Mehdi Ammi, University of Paris-Sud, France
Henning Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Ahmad Taher Azar, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Tamara Babaian, Bentley University, United States
Paul Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Mathias Bauer, KPMG AG, Germany
Martin Baumann, Ulm University, Germany
Frank Biocca, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Karen Blackmore, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Juan Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
Giovanni Carlomagno, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Luis Castro, Instituto Tecnólogico de Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Debashish Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Christine Chauvin, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Ahyoung Choi, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Sharon Chu, Texas A&M University, United States
Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Pierre De Loor, Lab-STICC laboratory, France
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Lizette de Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Paramartha Dutta, Visva-Bharati University, India
Vania Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Ronak Etemadpour, City College, CUNY, United States
Jesus Favela, Cicese, Mexico
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Luciana Frigo, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Kiel Gilleade, , United States
Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, Italy
Tao Gong, Haskins Laboratories, Hong Kong
Abby Goodrum, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Bruno Heberlin, EPFL, Switzerland
Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Sylwia Hyniewska, World Hearing Centre, Poland
Peter Johnson, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
Roland Kaschek, CSB-System AG, Germany
Adi Katz, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Simeon Keates, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Suzanne Kieffer, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Bernd Korn, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Yikun Liu, IUPUI, United States
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Arminda Lopes, Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/LARSyS) & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Eurico Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Daphne Lopez, VIT University, India
Wendy Lucas, Bentley University, United States
Andreas Luedtke, OFFIS, Germany
Robert Macredie, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico
Keith Nesbitt, University of Newcastle, Australia
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa, Italy
Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland
Yoosoo Oh, Daegu University, Korea, Republic of
Meltem Ozturan, Bogazici University, Turkey
Gianluca Paravati, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Lyn Pemberton, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Sheng-Lung Peng, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research, Brazil
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, New Delhi, India
Laura Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Rosenthal, , Germany
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Pijush Samui, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gerhard Schiefer, University of Bonn, Germany
Ahmed Seffah, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Rahul Singh, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Evert van Loenen, Philips Research & TU/e, Netherlands
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Frédéric Vanderhaegen, University of Valenciennes, France
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Juan Wachs, Purdue University, United States
Sven Wachsmuth, Bielefeld University, Germany
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey
Lixuan Zhang, Weber State University, United States
Philippe Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland