Call: British Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2021

Call for Papers

33rd British Human Computer Interaction Conference
19-21 July
(Online) – London, UK – University of West London

Submission deadlines:
Full and Position Papers: April 30, 2021
Doctoral Consortium Papers and Workshop Proposals: April 1, 2021

One behalf of the BCS Interaction Specialist group and the Organising committee we are very pleased to announce the general call for papers for this year’s British HCI Conference.

The 2021 conference theme is “Post-pandemic HCI – Living Digitally” highlighting current and future efforts for digital innovations in socio-technical systems and related challenges and opportunities. The theme invites to think beyond the current pandemic and be hopeful. ‘Living digitally’ calls for interpreting and imagining how human-computer interactions and collaborations in all areas of human life may be shaped by the pandemics. The conference accepts submissions related to, but not necessarily limited to, the following topics:

  • Sustainable HCI (e.g. in the context of global challenges of pandemics and global warming)
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Information credibility and Trust
  • Social computing and creative interaction
  • Social and Ethical challenges
  • Human-AI interaction and collaboration
  • Decolonization and geo-political issues of HCI
  • Socio-technical HCI
  • Accessibility of digital technology and the web

We invite paper submissions to a number of categories:

Full Papers (up to 10 pages excluding references): Will involve an oral presentation at the main conference. These are papers that will feature as a presentation in the main conference, allowing presenters to expose their work to delegates. Submission Deadline: 30th of April. Notifications: 20th of June.

Position Papers (2 to 4 pages excluding references): Will involve an oral presentation at the main conference. These are papers that make a statement, a reflection or a new paradigm or concept in human computer interaction. They may also include prospective or much needed studies, or indeed the ambition of a discipline or newly funded project. Submission Deadline: 30th of April. Notifications: 20th of June.

Doctoral Consortium Papers (up to 6 pages excluding references): Will involve an oral presentation at the doctoral consortium. These papers will be presented at the doctoral consortium on 19 July 2021. Submission Deadline: 1st of April. Notifications: 30th of April.

Workshop Proposals (up to 4 pages excluding references): we welcome proposals for workshops as spaces for debate and co-development of ideas and approaches related to the advancement of research and practice within the field of Human-Computer Interaction. The proposal should be in eWics format, including references. Proposals should be self-contained and clearly provide a detailed workshop description including: title of the workshop; names and affiliations of the facilitators; aim, objectives, benefits and significance of the proposed workshop; a scheduled overview of planned activities; facilitator(s) background, provided as short biographical notes. Submission Deadline: 1st of April. Notifications: 15th of April.


All submissions need to use the Microsoft word eWiC template (the eWiC template can be downloaded online at the following URL: Your paper should then be submitted using EasyChair by clicking on the following URL: You should submit a PDF and the source file of your paper (in .doc or .docx format [Microsoft word]). You are also required to upload a ‘License to Publish’ PDF which you can download here –

All submissions should be written in English. Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings in the ACM digital library and by the British Computer Society. At least one author must register for the conference in order for the paper to be published.

As with previous years, we are looking for selected papers to be invited as extended papers for the Interacting with Computers Journal.

Jose Abdelnour Nocera (University of West London – ITI/ Larsys),
Helen Petrie (University of York),
Gavin Sim (University of Central Lancashire)

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