Call for Papers

Call for Papers

INTERACT 2013 - The 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-6 September 2013.


INTERACT 2013 solicits submissions addressing all aspects of human-computer interaction.

The conference theme, “Designing for Diversity”, recognizes the interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and intercultural spirit of human-computer interaction (HCI) research and practice. The conference welcomes research and reports of practice that acknowledges diverse disciplines, abilities, cultures and societies, and that address both the technical and social aspects of HCI. Within the broad umbrella of HCI, we seek high quality contributions addressing new and emerging HCI disciplines, bridging cultural differences, and tackling important social problems.

INTERACT 2013 provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to discuss all aspects of HCI, but special consideration will be given to papers taking account of the conference theme ‘Designing for Diversity’.

The first submission deadline, for full research papers, is 15 January 2013 (abstracts), 22 January 2013 (full papers).



Suggested topics for contributions are (but not limited to):

  • Diversity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sustainability
  • Cross-cultural, intercultural and social issues, including:
    • Designing for local content
    • Designing for and with marginalised communities
    • Designing for resource poverty
    • ICT in social development
    • Interaction design for developing regions
    • International and cultural aspects of HCI.
  • Methods and processes for interface/interaction design, modelling and evaluation, including:
    • Affective HCI, emotion
    • Designing for accessibility and inclusivity
    • Designing for collaboration
    • Designing for situated activity
    • Designing for small, large, shared or ambient displays
    • Designing for ubiquitous systems
    • Designing for user mobility
    • Distributed interaction design
    • Evaluation methods / tools
    • Field research and design
    • HCI research methods
    • Human error and safety
    • Human factors and HCI
    • Interaction design in open source projects
    • Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary spirit of HCI
    • Living labs
    • Model-based design of interactive systems
    • Motivational needs-driven design
    • Novel user interfaces and interaction techniques
    • Participatory design
    • Qualitative data analysis
    • Tools for design and modelling
    • Usability / usability evaluation
    • Usability and Software / Enterprise Engineering
    • User experience
    • User modelling
    • Values in design
    • Visualisation techniques.
  • Specific application areas, including:
    • Adaptive interfaces
    • Augmented reality
    • Child-computer interaction
    • Context-dependent / aware systems
    • Fun / aesthetic / creative design
    • HCI education
    • Human language technology applications
    • Human-robot interaction
    • Human-work interaction design
    • Interactive systems in healthcare (e-health, m-health, telemedicine, medical informatics)
    • Mobile interaction design
    • Multi-modal interfaces
    • Multi-user interaction / cooperation
    • Shared devices
    • Social media / networks
    • Socio-technical systems
    • Tangible interfaces
    • Tangible user interfaces
    • Ubiquitous computing
    • User interfaces for e-government
    • User interfaces for e-learning or m-learning
    • User interfaces for web-based applications.
    • User interfaces for safety critical systems
    • Web 2.0 and social media.

If the topic of your paper does not fit any of the topics listed above, please contact the Techical Chairs before making the submission to ascertain its suitability to the Conference.



Accepted  submissions must be presented at the conference by one of the authors (no virtual papers will be allowed) and will be published in Springer LNCS Series (full and short research papers, interactive posters, demonstrations, industrial programme) or in the adjunct proceedings (SIGs, panels, doctoral consortium, African masters consortium, workshops, tutorials). 



  • Full Research Papers:      
    • Abstracts: 15 January 2013
    • Full papers: 22 January 2013
  • Workshop, Tutorials, Panels and SIGs: 29 January 2013
  • Short Research Papers, interactive posters: 25 March 2013
  • Industrial programme and demonstrations: 1 April 2013
    Doctoral Consortium and African Masters consortium: 1 April 2013.



Submissions should be uploaded to submission site which will open on 1 November 2012 (see for details).  All submissions in all categories must follow the INTERACT 2013 Springer Lecture Notes template for Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx files only). Unfortunately no final submissions in LaTeX will be accepted. Papers that do not follow the template may be excluded from the review process and conference proceedings. The maximum paper length as stipulated in the various submission categories will also be strictly enforced (automatically by the conference submission system). For your convenience, a template for Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) is provided for direct downloading (see panel on teh right).


The following tracks have a double-blind review process and require anonymous submissions. For these tracks, the versions submitted for review must be uploaded in .PDF format with all author details removed:

  • Full research papers
  • Short research papers
  • Interactive posters
  • Industrial programme
  • Demonstrations and interactive experiences.

The following tracks have a single-blind review process and require the author names on the submissions. For these tracks, the versions submitted for review must be uploaded in .PDF format with all author details included:

  • Special interest groups (SIGs)
  • Panels
  • Doctoral consortium
  • African masters consortium
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials


Any questions regarding the formatting and uploading of submissions should be directed to: