Call: Chapters for “HCI and Beyond: Advances Towards Smart and Interconnected Environments”

Call for Chapters

HCI and Beyond: Advances Towards Smart and Interconnected Environments
Bentham Science Publishers (Web of Science Indexed)

Abstract submission deadline: September 4, 2020

This Edited Book invites chapters presenting new discoveries, innovative ideas, concepts, theoretical findings, practical solutions, improvements, and novel applications related to the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and its applications in the context of Smart and Interconnected Environments:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of HCI for Smart Homes, Smart Cities, Smart Workplaces and Smart Vehicles
  • Design of Technology for special user groups – elderly, children, disabled etc.
  • Prototypes of Interactive Systems with a focus on Human-Centered Design
  • Applications of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality
  • Safety and Security in HCI
  • Assistive robotics and automated technologies
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining in HCI
  • Novel works in mobile or web development related to HCI for Smart Environments
  • Applications of HCI in healthcare, education, entertainment and games
  • Any applications or studies of HCI, UX or related technologies focusing on COVID-19

Link to publisher’s website about this book: Click here (you can also pre-order the book from this link)


Abstract submission deadline: September 4, 2020
Abstract review notification: September 11, 2020
Full paper submission: October 11, 2020
Full paper review notification: October 30, 2020
Book publication: First quarter of 2021


The accepted chapters will be published by Bentham Science Publishers in this edited book titled – HCI and Beyond: Advances Towards Smart and Interconnected Environments. The book would be submitted to SCOPUS for indexing.

  • Abstracts should be in the range of 100-300 words and should contain the chapter title, names and affiliations of all the authors (abstracts need not be in the template)
  • Template for full chapter submission: Download
  • There is a minimum limit of 8 pages and a maximum limit of 30 pages for each chapter, including all the figures, tables, and references in the above template.
  • The text must be in English
  • Full chapter submission: Link coming soon

To submit your abstract, please email it directly to the editor, Nirmalya Thakur at


Bentham Science ( is a science, technology, and medical (STM) publisher, providing academic researchers and industrial professionals with the latest information in diverse fields of science and technology. Bentham Science currently publishes more than 100 journals in both electronic and printed formats. Their journals are indexed in recognized indexing agencies, such as Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts, and EMBASE.

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Nirmalya Thakur is associated with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, United States. His research interests have explored the intersections of Human-Computer Interaction, Internet of Things, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and their applications. He has authored 25 publications in these interrelated fields in the form of conference publications, journal papers and book chapters. He is a keynote speaker and has delivered several keynote addresses and invited presentations at different international conferences all over the world including ICCVDM 2020, BDAW 2020, IHIET 2020, HCII 2020, ICBAIE 2020, IoT 2018, IEMCON 2018, IEEE 5GWF 2018 and CCWC 2018 and several others (

He has been and is currently associated with several international conferences as a committee member which include – IEEE Globecom 2020, ISAIC 2020, ICCEIC 2020, ICIMA 2020, ICAITA 2020, ICBDSS 2020, AICS 2020, CISAT 2020, ISBDAS 2020, MCIS-5G 2020, ICAIE 2020, AIEA 2020, ISEITCE 2020, ICBAIE 2020, SPCS 2020, ICBDIE 2020, IWAACE 2020 and IEEE SMC 2018.

He is also associated with 12 journals as a reviewer/editor. He serves as a member of several reputed international organizations which include – IEEE, ACM, IDF, AIS, IACSIT and ASDF and 9 IEEE technical committees. He has received several grants, awards and honors in view of his research-based accomplishments which include the Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, Risk Management Award and funding from the Office of Research at the University of Cincinnati. To honor his breakthrough research in the field of Computer Science, his biography was included for both online and print publication by Marquis Who’s Who last year, who feature the biographies of the most accomplished individuals from different fields from all over the world in their annual publications.

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