Call for Contributions

IsraHCI 2022 - The 9th Israeli
Human-Computer Interaction
Research Conference

 

*submission deadline extended: 19/4/22*

 

About the Conference

The IsraHCI Research Conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in the intricacies of the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive systems. In its ninth year, the conference is becoming the premier forum to present, discuss and experience novel interactive systems from a research-oriented perspective. We invite those interested in HCI – from industry and academia, from design, engineering, computer science, psychology, education, and the UX community - to take part in this exciting event and contribute to the growth of the Israeli HCI research community.

The objectives of the Israeli HCI Research Conference are to:

  • Create a bridge between academic research in HCI and those developing innovative interactive technologies in the Israeli industry

  • Contribute to the growth of Israeli research in human-computer interaction 

  • Establish an inclusive community of Israeli researchers, allowing students to present work and enter the research area

  • Foster interdisciplinary collaborations

 

The conference will be held on June 15th, 2022 at the university of Haifa campus. It will include several sessions, each dedicated to highlighting research on different aspects of human-computer interaction. 

Conference website: http://israhci.org

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IsraHCI/

LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4698270

Contributions

The conference is looking for five types of contributions:

 

  • Published research papers (curated) - HCI papers that were published in leading international journals and conferences during the past two years. Authors should submit their already accepted papers. No reviewing process will occur, papers will be selected by the paper chairs according to their relevance to the conference and to the overall balance of topics within the HCI community. Only a very limited number of papers will be selected due to time limitations.

 

  • Short papers & posters (peer-reviewed) - short papers that describe existing research projects, work-in-progress, case-studies or student works that have not yet been published. The abstracts should be written in the CHI format with a limit of 6 pages. Short papers will be made available on the conference website if the authors approve their publication. Due to the tight schedule of the conference day, papers who receive the best reviews will be accepted for presentation at the main conference while others will be invited to present as posters.

 

  • Demos - working prototypes of interactive experiences or products, from academia or industry. Demo submissions should be described in a two-page document according to the guidelines below, in Hebrew or English, and will be presented in a special session (see below).

 

  • Industry Case Studies - presentations of industry projects, highlighting one or more of the following aspects: design, development, research, or evaluation with users. Case study submissions should be described in a one-page document according to the guidelines below, in Hebrew or English, and will be presented in a special session (see below).

 

  • Radical UI - Proposals for user interfaces and interactive experiences that provide a novel, bold perspective on the future - or alternative now - of HCI. We invite the submission of insightful, compelling, critical and innovative works that challenge or re-imagine human-computer interaction.

 

 

Submission Instructions

All submissions (except for the Radical UI track) should be submitted in English and should be formatted according to the ACM conference proceedings guidelines. Information about the guidelines and templates can be found here. To submit, please use the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=israhci2022.

Verbal presentations at the conference are usually given in Hebrew, but English is also accepted.

 

Demo Submission Guidelines

We invite demos of new interactions, interfaces, and research platforms for HCI. Demos will be presented in the conference lobby with most traffic expected during a dedicated demo walkthrough break.

 

  • Demos should show a working prototype, not a video representation of the interaction.

  • Physical aspects of demos are preferred to on-screen demos.

  • Demos should not be promotional in nature.

  • Demonstrators will be provided with a table and electricity, but are responsible for all other equipment and staffing of the demo booth.

 

Industry Case Study Submission Guidelines

Case Studies are informal presentations of industry projects, highlighting the design, development, research, or evaluation of UX and HCI products. The goal of the case studies session is to expose students and practitioners to industry processes, methods, and challenges.

 

Case Studies should highlight the problem definition, the design & development process, the challenges faced by the team and how they were addressed.

 

Case studies should be submitted as a one page document including: team members’ names, affiliation, project overview, user/customer definition, the novelty in the projects from a UX/Interaction perspective, and a short list of the main aspects the team would like to present (design process, development process, research process etc.). Submissions are encouraged to include visuals, however the written description should stand alone, enabling a full understanding of the case study.

 

Radical UI Submission Guidelines

Proposals should include a video of the proposed experience, along with a short paper (up to 4-pages) discussing the contribution in terms of research and/or design knowledge. The short paper should be written in the ACM format given above and should give background and context, along with a description of the work. The video should be self-explanatory for the audience, and should include an opening slide with the creators' names and affiliation. In addition: 

 

  • Video content should not be promotional in nature.

  • Files should be finalized and ready to be played as-is, without revisions.

  • Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length. Titles and credits are recommended to last less than 3 seconds each.

  • The video files should be in MP4 file formats. They should play on standard PC and Macintosh computers without requiring third party codecs to be installed. Authors should verify that their submission is viewable using VLC (cross-platform).

 

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 19th.

Notification of acceptance: May 5th.

Conference: June 15th. (Location: Haifa university)

Questions?

If you have any kind of questions, send an email to: ylanir@is.haifa.ac.il