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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. Four 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:



  • User Preferences and Customization
  • Security and Privacy
  • Ergonomics
  • User Behaviour Analysis
  • Modelling Human Factors
  • User Experience Evaluation
  • Computing with Social Trust
  • Semiotics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Interaction Data and Process Mining
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Usability
  • Entertainment
  • Social Computing
  • Accessibility


  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Modelling Interactive Devices
  • Haptic and Tangible Devices
  • Conversational Speech Interfaces
  • 3D Interaction
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Interactive Surfaces
  • Wearable Sensors
  • Sensor Networks
  • Mobile Devices and Services
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Gesture-Based Interaction
  • EEG Signal Processing
  • Neuroimaging Interfaces


  • New Visualization-Techniques
  • User Experience Design
  • Web Design and Accessibility
  • Accessible and Adaptive Interaction
  • Design and Evaluation
  • Interaction Design Modelling
  • Collaboration and Interaction Design
  • Service Science and Interaction Design
  • Mobile Computer-Human Interaction
  • User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns
  • Situated Interaction
  • Cognitive Interaction
  • Design and Creativity Support Software
  • Affective Computing
  • Multimedia and Multimodal Interaction


  • Visualization Tools
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Modelling Adaptive and Intelligent Systems
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Cognition, Communication and Interaction
  • Learning in Virtual Worlds
  • Machine Learning
  • Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
  • Deep Learning Applications
  • Affective Systems


Giancarlo FortinoDEIS, University of Calabria, Italy
Ann BlandfordUCLIC, University College London, United Kingdom
Yvonne RogersUCLIC, University College London, United Kingdom
Anind DeyHCII, University of Washington, United States


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 5 - 6 November, 2020

Paper Submission: June 22, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 27, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 14, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 29, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2020 (expired)


Paper Submission: September 1, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 16, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: June 29, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 29, 2020 (expired)
Paper Submission: September 21, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 28, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 6, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: November 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 9, 2021 (expired)


CHIRA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Markus HelfertInnovation Value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland
Larry ConstantineMadeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal


Andreas HolzingerHuman-Centered AI Lab, Institute for Medical Informatics and Statistics, Medical University Graz, Austria
Hugo Plácido da SilvaIT- Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal


Iyad Abu Doush, Computer science and information systems, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
Alessandra Agostini, Dept. of Informatic, Systems & Communications (DISCo), University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Nizar Banu P. K., Computer Science, Christ University, India
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Research and Development, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Jens Binder, Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
John Brooke, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Juan G. Calleros, Ciencias de la Computación, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Eric Castelli, M-PSI team, LIG Grenoble, France
Luis A. Castro, Computacion y Diseño (IyT), Instituto Tecnólogico de Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Christine Chauvin, Lab-STICC, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Ahyoung Choi, Software, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Yang-Wai Chow, School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong, Australia
Cesar Collazos, Systems, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Lizette de Wet, Computer Science & Informatics, University of the Free State, South Africa
Achim Ebert, FB INF - AG CG&HCI, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Vania V. Estrela, Telecommunications, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Peter Forbrig, Computer Science, University of Rostock, Germany
Silas Formunyuy Verkijika, Centre for Applied Data Science, Sol Plaatje University, South Africa
Peter Fröhlich, AIT Austrian Institute Technology, Austria
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Valentina Gatteschi, Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Toni Granollers, Computer Science and Industrial Engineering, University of Lleida, Spain
Martin Hitz, Informatics Systems, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Sadanori Ito, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
David R. Kaufman, Medical Informatics, SUNY Downstate, United States
Gerard J. Kim, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Josef F. Krems, Chemnitz University of Technology, Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, Germany
Gerhard Leitner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Wen-Chieh Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Youquan Liu, Computer Science, Chang'an University, China
Eurico R. Lopes, Computer Informatics, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Arminda G. Lopes, Interactive Technologies Institute (LARSyS/ITI) & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Federico Manuri, DAUIN, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Frédéric Mérienne, Institut image, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Institute of Movement Sciences, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Giulio Mori, Human Interfaces in Information Systems, Institute Information Science Technologies, Italy
Lia Morra, Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Max Mulder, Control and Operations, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Av. Universidad #940, Cd. Universitaria, CP. 20131, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico
S. Musse, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Helen Petrie, Computer Science, University of York, United Kingdom
Prashan Premaratne, School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
Laura A. Ripamonti, Dept. of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Andrea Sanna, Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Shamus Smith, Computing and IT, University Newcastle, Australia
Frédéric Vanderhaegen, LAMIH UMR CNRS , University of Valenciennes, France
Gualtiero Volpe, DIBRIS, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Marcus Winter, School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Research MS 16R, Educational Testing Service, United States
Gottfried Zimmermann, Responsive Media Experience Research Group, Hochschule der Medien (VAT DE224427890), Germany
Floriano Zini, Faculty of Engineering, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy