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

Full Papers

Papers may address any area of HCI. Each paper will be handled by one of the following sub-committees.

Accessibility and assistive technologies

Example topics: accessibility of mainstream technologies, HCI for an aging population,  accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities, disabled people in the pandemic, accessibility of virtual and augmented reality systems, implementing the EU Web Accessibility Directive, digital companions for older people…

Design for business and safety/critical interactive systems

Example topics: automation, critical interactive systems, healthcare, human error, human work interaction design, safety, training, transportation, usable security

Design of interactive entertainment systems

Example topics: educational games and edutainment applications, games and gameful design, playful interactions, serious games, toys, TVx …

HCI Education and Curriculum

Example topics: HCI education and building an HCI curriculum in a continuously changing technology and application landscape; innovative methods for teaching HCI; approaches to life-long learning and continuous development for HCI practitioners and researchers; impact of culture, cognitive style, etc. of HCI teaching and learning; etc.

HCI in the pandemic

Example topics: HCI to support people during the pandemic, HCI and mental health during and after the pandemic, HCI in healthcare during and after the pandemic, doing HCI research during the pandemic,...

Human-AI Interaction

Example topics: HCD of intelligent systems, personalization, interactive recommender systems, human control of intelligent systems, user trust and controls in automation, ethical aspects of intelligent systems, user-centric explainable AI, human-robot interaction ....

Information visualization 

Example topics: data representations and interaction techniques, evaluation methods for information visualization techniques, methods for elicitation of user constraints, priorities & processes for visualizing data, methods for describing user interaction with visualization tools, visual analytics including human discourse and knowledge, visualization techniques and tools …

Interaction design for culture and development

Example topics: cultural differences in interaction design, interaction design in developing countries,cross-cultural interactive systems for cultural heritage, sustainability and HCI …

Interactive Systems Technologies and Engineering

Example topics: 3D interaction and human architecture for interactive systems, interactive technologies, model-based approaches for engineering interactive systems, multimodality, robot development (building and designing robots), wearable interaction …

Methodologies for HCI

Example topics: user-centred design, participatory design, design and development processes, methods, techniques and tools for evaluating interactive systems, methods for identifying end-user requirements for interactive systems, design rationale and traceability of design choices, requirements and needs analysis, task analysis and task modelling, usability, methods for studying user experience …

Social and Ubiquitous Interaction

Example topics: Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, HCI for mobile interactions, interaction on the move, social media, social aspects of HCI, mobility …

Sustainability and HCI

Example topics: sustainable HCI, HCI paradigms for sustainable development, HCI in the smart city/environment, Crowdsourcing/crowdsensing for sustainable development, Gameful activity for sustainable development, Rural IoT, Applications for social good, HCI and behaviour change in relation to sustainability,...

Understanding users and human behaviour

Example topics: affective HCI and emotion, ethnographic studies, field reports and user studies, human perception, cognition and behaviour, interaction design and children, …

Submissions should report original work and must not have been published previously. All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts.

The review process will retain the anonymity of authors and reviewers. Papers should not have any indication of who the authors are in the text or the metadata for the file. Please remove names and affiliations from the opening header and remove any indication of your affiliation or location in the text (e.g. names of laboratories where studies were conducted). Avoid obvious identifying statements in the paper. Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but rather should be done without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say “Prior work by [authors]” instead of “In our prior work.” Make sure that you are also not identified in the metadata of the file. Papers which are non anonymized may not be accepted. After review, authors of borderline papers may submit a rebuttal (the meta-review will clearly state where this is appropriate). INTERACT 2021 will include a shepherding process for papers which are conditionally accepted at the Program Committee meeting prior to the decisions being released.



If you require any further information please contact the Full Paper CoChairs:
Helen Petrie and Antonio Piccinno Email: fullpapers[at]



Abstract Submission: 20 January 2021 (even if an abstract was not submitted by this date, a full paper can still be submitted by the 27th)
Submission: 27 January 2021, 5pm/17:00 (PST)
First notification: 12 March 2021
Rebuttals due (for borderline papers): 19 March 2021, 5pm/17:00 (PST)
Final notification: 2 April 2021
Camera-Ready: 11 June 2021



Reviewing process: peer-reviewed
Anonymous submission: Yes
No. of pages: 18 pages + maximum 4 pages for references
Online Submission: PCS Submission System.
Proceedings: Springer LNCS Series
Full papers are considered for the IFIP TC13 Awards.


We invite you to pre-register your submission and upload an abstract by 20 January 2021. You are allowed to have four additional pages of references beyond the page limit. Therefore, authors are invited to submit full papers with a maximum limit of 18 pages (plus four pages of references), in PDF format, using the conference submission system.


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, for the preparation of their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf.

Accepted full papers must be presented at the conference and will be published in Springer LNCS Series.

Authors should guarantee the anonymity of their submissions. Please remove names and affiliations from the first page. Avoid obvious identifying statements in the paper. Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but rather should be done without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say “Prior work by [authors]” instead of “In our prior work.”

Full papers may optionally be accompanied by a video not exceeding 30 MB in size. Video figures will be published online and may be used for publicity.