Call: HCI India 2019 – Agents and Agency: HCI in the age of Machine Intelligence

Call for Papers

HCI India 2019
Agents and Agency: HCI in the age of Machine Intelligence
November 1-3, 2019
Hyderabad, India

Submissions due: 15 June 2019

Today, the domain of HCI is being significantly shaped by intelligent, autonomous and self-learning systems and technologies. The HCI and Design communities in both academia and industry are seeking an innovative competitive edge by investing in AI-driven machine intelligence. HCI has long recognized agency, the sense of human freedom to manipulate interactions with technology. Today, as our everyday agentive interactions increase the involvement of technology there is a need to examine the possible intersections between technology, human agents and the rise of intelligent systems in HCI. As we explore the overlap between HCI, the sense of agency, and interactions among humans and computers, an overarching consideration is to discuss the potential implications of self-learning systems for interaction design in a community of technology users and intelligent machine interfaces.

IndiaHCI2019 will focus and examine the interplay of human and machine agency in an increasingly complex world of intelligent HCI. We will discuss and build models of human-computer interdependency and new spaces of opportunity in HCI. As machines traverse the realms of intelligent decision making and predictive analytics what are the ways to reimagine human agency as an influential and invaluable force in HCI system building?

We will gather, for the tenth time as India HCI community and the first time in the city of Hyderabad, India, on 1,2,3 of November 2019, to gain deeper insights about agents and agency in the times of AI-driven intelligence. At a time when human-machine interfaces permeate the breath of situated to virtual and augmented reality, we endeavor to extend our inter-disciplinary capacities to address the question of the agency of humans and machines as intertwined capabilities. We invite designers, technologists and social scientists of all backgrounds to advance the value of research and enterprise participating in the 10th edition of India HCI 2019.


We invite original research in any of the following areas of Human-Computer Interaction. But we do also invite work that is beyond these areas while addressing the thematic questions of India HCI 2019:

  • Explainable and explorable AI
  • Human intelligence in Machine intelligence
  • Methodological challenges in research of “intelligent” systems
  • Ethics for research and application in AI
  • Design processes for “intelligent” systems and software
  • Philosophical inquiry in the emerging field of HCI-AI
  • Critical Views of AI
  • Agents and Human Interaction
    • Models for Human-Agent Interaction
    • Social Agents and Emotional Interaction
    • Agent-based Human-Computer Interaction
    • Human Cooperation and Agent-based Interaction
    • Accessibility and assistive technologies
    • Design for business and safety/critical interactive systems
    • Design of interactive entertainment systems
    • HCI Education and Curriculum
    • Information visualisation
    • Interaction design for culture and development
    • Interactive Systems Technologies and Engineering
    • Methodologies for User-Centred Design
    • Social Interaction and Mobile HCI
    • Understanding human aspects of HCI


Papers report high-quality, mature, and complete research, and offer an original contribution to research. A paper is an archival publication of original research in the field of HCI. A paper must generate new knowledge, establish its validity rigorously and position itself with respect to related prior and current work in the field. For example, a paper could propose a new theory, model a concept or describe a new technique. If you intend to describe an individual design project your contribution would usually not be suitable for a paper (unless it also does some of the above) – it would be suitable for a case study submission.


  • 15 June 2019: Submissions Due
  • 24 August 2019: Final decision communicated to authors
  • 24 September 2019: Camera-Ready due


Prepare your Paper submissions using the ACM SIGCHI papers template.

Example of the Word document for paper and notes: and for the Latex document for paper:

  • Papers will be judged on their contribution with respect to their length by the reviewers/chairs. Papers should be of a maximum of 10 pages and a minimum of 4 pages, plus figures, captions, and references.

All submissions must be made via EasyChair:


All paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by a panel of experts. The review process will be double-blind, that is the anonymity of authors and reviewers will be maintained. India HCI 2019 will include a shepherding process for papers which are conditionally accepted at the Program Committee meeting.


The authors of the selected Papers will have to present their work (in-person) at the conference. The exact time-slot will be shared once the final program is published. The proceedings of previous India HCI conferences have been archived in the ACM Digital Library, and we expect to continue this for Papers accepted for IndiaHCI 2018.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ISPR Presence News

Search ISPR Presence News: