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


INTERACT workshops provide a one-day or two-day forum for participants to compare their experiences and explore research issues or topics of special interest to the HCI community.

Workshops should have specific objectives and address stimulating topics. See for example workshops in INTERACT 2019 (, INTERACT 2015 (, and INTERACT 2013 ( Workshop organisers will get an opportunity to present a summary of outcomes in a session during the conference.

Main Information

Chairs: Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir and Davide Spano

E-mail: workshops[at]

Reviewing process: juried

Anonymous: No

Workshop Proposal deadline: January 27 February 10 (extended)

Notification: 17 February 2021

Camera-Ready of Workshop Description: 11 June 2021

No of pages: 6 pages (max)

Online Submission: PCS Submission System.

Proceedings (for workshop proposal summary): Springer LNCS Series

Workshop Format

The proposed format of the workshop should be innovative and interesting to the participants. Following are some examples of what may happen in workshops:

  • A traditional workshop with paper presentations, followed by forum discussions and a shared poster for presentation during the conference 

  • An interactive event, where participants work together on experimenting with or evaluating an artifact, and make a 360 degree video of the design or evaluation work highlights for presentation during the conference

  • A design workshop with focus on artefacts, with a gallery / showroom exhibition during the conference

Other, innovative formats of the workshop will also be of interest.


Workshops should have a min and max number of participants (8 min up to 30 max). Workshops that do not reach the minimum number of participants are subject to cancellation.

A free workshop registration is granted to one of the workshop organizers if more than 10 participants are duly registered to the workshop.

Workshops will take place on 30 and 31 August 2021, immediately preceding the main conference.


Workshop proposal submissions are accepted via PCS. Submission platform will be available soon.

Workshop proposal 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.

Please submit your proposal by January 27 February 10 (extended) – 23:59 PST using the conference submission system as one PDF document, with two separate sections:

  1. Workshop abstract (6 pages in Springer LNCS Series): this will be used for reviewing, for the programme and be published in the official conference proceedings. It should cover the overall concept of the workshop including key organisers, objectives, theme/topic, target audience, and expected outcomes.
  2. Workshop organization (1 pages in any format): this will be internal for the reviewing process. It should cover the workshop organisation and duration (i.e., how do the organisers facilitate the workshop).

Workshop proposals are NOT anonymous, and will be reviewed by experts in the corresponding areas. The abstract of each accepted workshop will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer.

Further Process and Participating in an Accepted Workshop

Each accepted workshop will have its own call for participation and website.

A schedule for paper submission to each specific workshop will be advertised on due time.

How to submit a paper to a workshop will be decided by the workshop organizers (submission deadline will be no later than 1st June 2021).

The publication of papers accepted to the workshop will be decided, managed and edited by the workshop organisers.