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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 interaction design & 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
  • Security and Privacy
  • Ergonomics
  • User Behaviour Analysis
  • Modelling Human Factors
  • Customer and Usage Analytics
  • Computing with Social Trust
  • Semiotics
  • Decision Making
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Personalized User Experiences in eCommerce
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Game User Experience Evaluation
  • Entertainment


  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Health, Wellness and Ageing
  • Modelling Interactive Devices
  • Social Computing
  • Application of AI in IS
  • New Visualization-Techniques
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Speech Recognition Technologies
  • TV and Online Video
  • Pervasive Health
  • Pervasive Advertising
  • Distributed User Interfaces
  • Software Frameworks
  • System Performance


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


  • User Experience Design
  • Web Design and Accessibility
  • Accessible and Adaptive Interaction
  • Design and Evaluation
  • Interaction Design Modelling
  • Agile Enterprise Models and Interaction
  • Collaboration and Interaction Design
  • Service Science and Interaction 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


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


Julio AbascalUniversity of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Uniberstitatea, Spain
Norbert StreitzFounder and Scientific Director, Smart Future Initiative, Germany
Georgios YannakakisUniversity of Malta, Malta
Eduardo RoconSpain


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 ( 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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

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 DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS and Semantic Scholar.


Conference Date: 19 - 21 September, 2018

Paper Submission: May 24, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 3, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 17, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 20, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 5, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 24, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
August 2, 2018 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: May 31, 2018 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 31, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2018 (expired)

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2018 (expired)

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2018 (expired)

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: July 23, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 31, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 12, 2018 (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


Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville making it the fourth-largest city in Spain. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometers, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
The conference will be held at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática (ETSII), which is is situated in the Reina Mercedes Campus of University of Seville.


Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Hugo Plácido da SilvaIT- Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Larry ConstantineMadeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
Maria Jose EscalonaUniversity of Seville, Spain
Andres Jimenez RamirezUniversity of Seville, Spain


Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
David Ahlström, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Mehdi Ammi, University of Paris-Sud, France
Henning B. 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
Paul M. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Dana Balas-Timar, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Frank Biocca, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Karen Blackmore, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yang Cai, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Juan G. Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Giovanni Carlomagno, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Luis A. Castro, Instituto Tecnólogico de Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Debashish Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Nibaran Das, Jadavpur University, India
Lizette de Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Chelsea Dobbins, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Sanda Erdelez, University of Missouri, United States
Vania V. Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Jesus Favela, Cicese, Mexico
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Carla Freitas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Antonio Frisoli, ., Italy
Elizabeth S. Furtado, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Kiel Gilleade, , United States
Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, Italy
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Sonja Grgic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Ciara Heavin, University College Cork, Ireland
Bruno Heberlin, EPFL, Switzerland
Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Beat Hirsbrunner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Sylwia Hyniewska, World Hearing Centre, Poland
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
Adi Katz, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
Simeon Keates, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Suzanne Kieffer, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Gerard J. Kim, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Bernd Korn, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Harilaos Koumaras, , Greece
Heidi Krömker, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Hannah Kum-Biocca, New Jergy Institue and Technology, United States
Joohaeng Lee, , Korea, Republic of
Gerhard Leitner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Arminda G. Lopes, Interactive Technologies Institute (LARSyS/ITI) & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Eurico R. Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Daphne Lopez, VIT University, India
Andreas Luedtke, OFFIS, Germany
Anderson Maciel, Federal University of Rio Grande del Sul, Brazil
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Federico Manuri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Max Mulder, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico
Stephen Mutula, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa, Italy
Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland
Yoosoo Oh, Daegu University, Korea, Republic of
Tal Oron-Gilad, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Sheng-Lung Peng, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research, Brazil
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, New Delhi, India
Laura A. Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Rosenthal, University of Rostock, Germany
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Pijush Samui, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Ahmed Seffah, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Rahul Singh, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Kirsten Smith, University of Southampton, United States
Changsoo Sohn, St. Cloud State University, United States
Tania Tait, Maringá State University and FEITEP, Brazil
Zuhal Tanrikulu, Bogazici University, Turkey
Evert van Loenen, Philips Research & TU/e, Netherlands
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Phu N. Vo, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Juan Wachs, Purdue University, United States
Guoyin Wang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey
Philippe Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland

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