Call for Paper - IHCI 2004, Bangalore, India

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Call for Papers
India HCI 2004
India Human Computer Interaction Conference
Bangalore, India
26th – 27th November 2004

§ Academic Research Papers
§ Industrial Case Studies
§ Institutional Reviews
§ Panel Discussions

The first India Human Computer Interaction Conference (ICHI 2004) will take place at Bangalore, India from November 26th to 27th 2004. IHCI 2004 is organized by the Indo-European Systems Usability Partnership (IESUP), British Computer Society (BCS) and the Computer Society of India (CSI). IHCI 2004 provides a unique opportunity within the region to keep abreast of the latest developments in the area. It attracts researchers and practitioners from India and around the world with a wide range of interests, including human factors and ergonomics, human-computer interaction, information systems, software engineering, design, social sciences and management and associated disciplines.

IHCI 2004 will bring together HCI scholars, engineers and computer professional, IT project managers, designers, researchers and social scientists in business, industry and academia to present and discuss their latest work, exchange and share their experiences and explore new ideas and research results on all aspects of
Computer-Human Interaction.


The Indo European Systems Usability Partnership will be holding the first all India HCI conference in association with the Computer Society of India between 26 and 27 November 2004 (final date to be confirmed) in Bangalore, India

With additional industry sponsorship we expect to be able to combine internationally recognised keynote speakers form both Europe and the United States. The conference will provide a showcase for the ‘state of the art’ within Indian HCI. Overall our aim is to support the institutionalization of Indian HCI - nationally and internationally - both in industry and in academia.

IHCI2004 will have a number of strands including:
(i) Keynotes from US / European / Indian speakers(ii) Research papers(iii) Industrial case studies(iv) Institutional reviews

All selected through a peer review and mentoring process by an international Programme Committee


IHCI2004 welcomes submissions in all relevant areas, but has identified the following themes in which submissions are particularly welcomed:

1. HCI in the Indian industry
(Innovating techniques in the Indian industry; Remote UCD; User experience professions in India – practice, knowledge-base and global participation; Selling user experience services - opportunities and challenges)

2. Culture, context and society
(Innovative products for developing markets; Computers where there are no desktops; Low cost computing; Social impact of computing devices; Personal computers and public computers)

3. Institutionalizing HCI
(Software engineering, interaction design, human factors, information architecture, working in the cusp or falling in the cracks; Cross-functional development teams; Design management, Organizational issues of UCD; Propagating HCI; HCI education)

4. Global products, local development
(Local products for local markets, local products for global markets, global products for local markets and global products for global markets; Understanding remote users and markets; Cross-cultural design teams)

5. Interaction design
(New devices, new interactions; Digital home & mobile embedded systems; Perceptual and adaptive user interfaces; Context awareness)

6. User centred design
(The role of usability / UCD in commercial practice; UCD methods, tools and techniques; User interface software tools, architectures and technologies)

7 HCI Education
(Barriers and solutions to building an Indian HCI Curriculum)

8. Areas of Application:
E-learning, E-governance, E-commerce, Special Needs Interfaces, Commercial products, Information Technology, Information Technology Enabled Services, Financial applications and services, Web applications, Mobile applications, Applications of ubiquitous computing


IHCI2004 invites contribution in each of the following categories

Research Papers – contributing to global knowledge of HCI and usability, with a particular emphasis on the themes stated above

Industrial Case Studies – interesting applications of HCI and usability in the Indian context

Institutional Reviews – showcasing the work of key HCI / usability practitioners and organisations in India

We are happy to announce some optional help for those who may be new to the process of writing papers for submission to national / international conferences. Mentors will be able undertake a soft review of submissions early, so that you can know if you need to improve the paper prior to formal submission.

Please note that if you would like your paper to be soft reviewed, you need to submit its first version by August 30. The mentors will review the papers and get back to you by September 13, well in time for you to resubmit before the September 20 deadline. Please make good use of this opportunity.


30 August 2004 Date for soft review submissions (optional)
13 September 2004 Soft review feedback (if applicable)
20 September 2004 Closing date for final submissions
18 October 2004 Results of referring process announced
1 November 2004 Final accepted paper submission
26 November 2004 Conference


All submissions should be in the SIGCHI conference format
(visit and select ‘word’ link to

All submissions must be in PDF or MS Word format and mailed to the following e-mail addresses. In case of any problem regarding the format or the submission procedure, please contact the Programme Committee secretary, [email: kaushikg2004 at; anirudha at]


Submission related inquiries programme - info at


Apex Committee:

Andy Smith, IESUP Steering Group Member
Sanjay Prasad, IESUP Steering Group Member
Anirudha Joshi, Programme Committee Co-chair
Iqbal Ahmed, Organising Committee Chair

Programme Committee:
With representation from four continents the Programme Committee includes:

Liam Bannon, University of Limerick, Ireland [liam.bannon at]
David Benyon, Napier University, UK [D.Benyon at]
Anant Bhaskar Garg, India
Andy Dearden, British HCI Group [A.M.Dearden at]
T V Gopal, Anna University, Chennai
Kaushik Ghosh, Human Factors International, Mumbai (Secretary)
Jan Gulliksen, Uppsala University, Sweden [jan.gulliksen at]
Steve Howard, University of Melbourne, Australia [stevenh at]
Dinesh Katre, C-DAC's National Multimedia Resource Centre, Pune
Anirudha Joshi, IIT Bombay (Co-chair) [anirudha at]
Sougata Mukherjea, IBM India Research Lab [sougata_m at]
Girish Prabhu, Hewlett Packard Labs Bangalore
Sanjay Prasad, eServe Intl. (eserve.sanjay.prasad at
Samir Raiyani, SAP, USA
Anxo Cereijo Roibás, University of Brighton, UK
Harvinder Saini, Guru Nanak Engineering College, Hyderabad.
Andy Smith, Thames Valley University, UK (Co-chair)
William Wong, Middlesex University, UK
Pradeep G Yammiyavar, IIT Guwahati

Conference Organising Committee:
Under chair of Iqbal Ahmed, IESUP (richmond_65 at


IESUP is a project sponsored by the Asia ITC programme of the European Commission. It is managed by the Computer Society of India, the British Computer Society / British HCI Group and the Universities of Limerick, Uppsala and Luton.

For any further enquires contact either of the Programme Committee Co-Chairs
Anirudha Joshi – anirudha at
Andy Smith – andy.smith at

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