INTERACT 2021 - Bari, Aug 30th, Sep 3rd, 2021


Leading researchers and practitioners have the opportunity to present courses during the main conference program. Courses may cover any aspect of Human-Computer Interaction. Courses reflective of local needs and perspectives are encouraged.
Courses are invited on any of the conference topics, including but not limited to:

  • Methods and Tools for Interface and Interaction Design, Modelling, and Evaluation including:
    • Accessibility
    • Affective HCI, Emotion, Motivational Aspects
    • Evaluation Methods / Usability Evaluation
    • Human Error and Safety
    • Human Factors and HCI
    • Methodologies for HCI
    • Mobility / Mobile Accessibility / Mobile Devices
    • Model-Based Design of Interactive Systems
    • Personalization
    • Tools for Design, Modelling, Evaluation
    • Usability
    • User Experience-Based Approaches
    • User Modelling
    • Visualisation Techniques
  • Cross-Cultural and Social Issues including:
    • Developing Local Content or Interaction Design Capacity
    • Ethical aspects of Interaction
    • HCI for an aging population
    • HCI for cultural heritage
    • HCI for culture
    • HCI for Offshore Software Development
    • HCI for sustainability
    • ICT in Social Development – Interaction Design for Developing Regions
    • International and Cultural Aspects of HCI
  • Specific Application Areas including:
    • Adaptive Interfaces
    • Aesthetics in HCI
    • Augmented Reality and Tangible User Interfaces
    • Child-Computer Interaction 
    • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
    • Context-Dependent Systems
    • End-User Development and Adaptation
    • Exertion Interfaces and Exergames
    • HCI and Web 2.0
    • HCI Education and Curriculum
    • HCI in Healthcare and Wellbeing
    • HCI in Software / Enterprise Engineering
    • HCI in the pandemic
    • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Human-Work Interaction Design
    • Interaction with Small or Large Displays
    • Interactive Recommender Systems
    • Interactive Surfaces and Tabletops
    • Multimedia Interaction
    • Multi-Modal Interfaces
    • Multi-User Interaction / Cooperation
    • Novel User Interfaces and Interaction Techniques
    • Social Media / Social Networks
    • Ubiquitous and Context-Aware Computing
    • Usable Privacy and Security
    • User Interfaces for e-Government
    • User Interfaces for Safety Critical Systems
    • User Interfaces for Web Applications 
    • User-centric Explainable AI

If you require any further information please contact the Courses CoChairs:
Carmen Santoro, Nikolaos Avouris
E-mail: courses[at]

Submission: 16 April 2021, 5pm/17:00 (PST)
Notification: 28 May 2021
Camera-Ready: 11 June 2021


Reviewing process: curated
Anonymous submission: No
No. of pages: 4 pages (course abstract) + 2 pages (additional information)
Online Submission: PCS Submission System
Proceedings: Springer LNCS Series

For proposals to be included in the main proceedings, it MUST be 4 pages.


Selection Criteria

  • Range of topics covered (contemporary HCI to more localized topics)
  • Balancing of courses for all audiences (beginners, advanced, research-oriented, practitioner-oriented, etc.)
  • Courses focusing on all stages of the (user-centred) design and development process
  • Quality of the submission



To apply, submit a course proposal with maximum six pages in PDF format.
The course proposal shall include:

  • A four-page abstract for the advanced program including title of the course, learning objectives of the course, content of the course, duration of the course (3 hours max – 2 sessions), intended audience, and reading list (literature) that is suggested for the course. This abstract will be published in the conference proceedings in Springer LNCS Series.
  • A two-page document on additional information including the background of the tutor(s), description of the pedagogical concept, etc. This means:
    • Justification: Explain why this course would be of interest to the Interact audience
    • Background of attendees: Describe the assumed background and expected skills of attendees. Include who should not take the course.
    • Presentation format: Explain how the course will be conducted.
    • Schedule: Describe time allocations to the course content.
    • Audience size: What is the preferred audience size?

The Conference Organisers will provide projectors and projection screens in each room. If any additional resources are required, this must be indicated in the proposal.

Course four-page abstract papers should be formatted according to Springer LNCS  format. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, to prepare their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf.
Accepted course four-page abstracts must be presented at the conference. They will be published in Springer LNCS Series if they are 4 pages long.

At least one author for each accepted submission must register for the conference to be included in the proceedings.