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

Short Papers

Short papers may address any area of HCI, 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

Submissions should report original work and must not have been published previously. 

Authors are encouraged to submit late-breaking research results and work in progress that show timely and innovative ideas. All short 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.


If you require any further information please contact the Short Paper CoChairs:
Giuseppe Desolda and Kori Inkpen 
Email: shortpapers[at]


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


Reviewing process: peer-reviewed
Anonymous submission: Yes
No. of pages: 8 pages + maximum 2 pages for references
Online Submission: PCS Submission System
Proceedings: Springer LNCS Series
Short papers are considered for the IFIP TC13 Awards.


You are allowed to have two additional pages of references beyond the page limit. Therefore, authors are invited to submit short papers with a maximum limit of 8 pages (plus up to two 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, to prepare their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf.

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

Authors should guarantee the anonymity of their submissions.

Short 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.