INTERACT 2017 Mumbai, the 16th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. September 25-29, 2017 in Mumbai, India. © IFIP INTERACT (Document generated on: Sep 21, 2017 04:50AM)


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Leading researchers and practitioners have the opportunity to present courses during the main conference program, September 27-29, 2017. Courses may cover any aspect of Human-Computer Interaction. Courses reflective of local needs and perspectives are encouraged.

Interested participants can register for the accepted Course proposals.

View Accepted Proposals

The following is a list of potential course topics:

  • Introduction to HCI
  • Ethnographic Methods: Theory and Praxis
  • Design Thinking for Solving Business Problems
  • Transnational Issues and ICTD
  • Iterative Design: a hands-on course
  • Designing Interaction for Flexible & Deformable Displays
  • ...or any HCI-related topic

At least one author for each accepted submission must register for the conference by July 15, 2017 (date extended) for the submission to be included in the proceedings.

Quick Info

May 3, 2017 Extended
May 19, 2017
June 21, 2017
Gerrit van der Veer, Dhaval Vyas
No. of pages
Proposal: 3 + 1, For Proceedings: 4
Submission Link

Selection Criteria

  • Range of topics covered (contemporary HCI to more localized topics)
  • Balancing of courses for all audiences (beginners, advanced, research-oriented, practitioner-oriented, etc.)
  • Courses focusing on all stages of the (user-centred) design and development process
  • Quality of the submission

Important Information

Courses will run as 80 minute sessions, with the maximum of two sessions per course. Accepted courses will be held only if they attract a minimum of 7 participants. All course instructors need to register for the conference.

  • If a one-session course attracts 20+ participants, ₹ 29,000 (~$447/€377) will be paid to the Instructor(s).
  • If a one-session course attracts 40+ participants, ₹ 58,000 (~$893/€754) will be paid to the Instructor(s).
  • If a two-session course attracts 15+ participants, ₹ 29,000 (~$447/€377) will be paid to the Instructor(s).
  • If a two-session course attracts 30+ participants, ₹ 58,000 (~$893/€754) will be paid to the Instructor(s).

The participants need to register for either for the full conference or at least one day of the conference. In addition, they will need to pay an additional fee of ₹ 750 (~$12/€10) per one-session course and ₹ 1,500 (~$24/€20) per two-session course. They may register for any number of courses that don't clash.


To apply, submit a course proposal with maximum four pages (3 plus 1) in PDF format.

Important: For proposals to be included in the main proceedings, it MUST be 4 pages. The course proposal must follow the Springer LNCS Format for Microsoft Word and shall include:

  • A three-page abstract for the advanced program including title of the course, learning objectives of the course, content of the course, duration of the course (3 hours max – 2 sessions), intended audience, and reading list (literature) that is suggested for the course. This abstract will be published in the conference proceedings in Springer LNCS Series.
  • A two-page document on additional information including the background of the tutor(s), description of the pedagogical concept, etc.

This means:

  • Justification: Explain why this course would be of interest to the Interact audience
  • Background of attendees: Describe the assumed background and expected skills of attendees. Include who should not take the course.
  • Presentation format: Explain how the course will be conducted.
  • Schedule: Describe time allocations to the course content.
  • Audience size: What is the preferred audience size?

The Conference Organisers will provide projectors and projection screens in each room. If any additional resources are required, this must be indicated in the proposal.

Deadline for submitting a course is May 3, 2017 - 23:59 PT, using the conference submission system (PCS).

Submissions for courses are NOT anonymous.