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HUCAPP is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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The International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Human Computer Interaction. The conference will be structured along seventeen main tracks, covering different aspects related to Human Computer Interaction, from Theories, Models and User Evaluation, Interaction Techniques and Devices, Haptic and Multimodal Interaction, and Agents and Human Interaction.
We welcome papers describing original work in any of the areas listed below. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Paper acceptance will be based on quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality. The conference program will include both oral and poster presentations.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. AGENTS AND HUMAN INTERACTION
2. HAPTIC AND MULTIMODAL INTERACTION
3. THEORIES, MODELS AND USER EVALUATION
4. INTERACTION TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES


AREA 1: AGENTS AND HUMAN INTERACTION


  • Models for Human-Agent Interaction
  • Agents for Human-Human Interaction
  • Agent-based Human-Computer-Interaction
  • Agent-based Human-Robot Interaction
  • Social Agents and Emotional Interaction
  • Human Cooperation and Agent-Based Interaction

AREA 2: HAPTIC AND MULTIMODAL INTERACTION


  • Fundamental of Haptic Interactions
  • Haptics Simulation and Rendering
  • Haptic Feedback and Control
  • Model for Haptic Interactions
  • Embodied Haptic Interfaces
  • Multimodal Systems and Application
  • Input and Output Modalities
  • Integration Mechanisms and Fusion Strategies

AREA 3: THEORIES, MODELS AND USER EVALUATION


  • Design Methods and Tools
  • Cognitive and Conceptual Models
  • Model-Based and Mental Design
  • Evaluation Paradigms and Frameworks
  • User Performance Evaluation
  • User Modeling and Profiling
  • Analysis Methods and Tools
  • Usability and User Experience
  • Task Analysis, Guidelines and Heuristics

AREA 4: INTERACTION TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES


  • General Input and Output Devices
  • Interaction Devices and Immersive Displays
  • Organic User Interfaces
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Mobile, Wearable and Pervasive Devices
  • Wearable, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
  • Context-Aware and Adaptive Systems
  • Multi-User and Collaborative Systems
  • 3D Interaction Techniques and Metaphores
  • Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
  • Interactive Systems for Education and Training
  • Collaborative Systems for Teaching, Studying and Learning

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

HUCAPP 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 27 - 29 January, 2018

Paper Submission: July 31, 2017
Authors Notification:
October 20, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 3, 2017

Paper Submission: September 29, 2017
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017

Demos
Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017

Panels
Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017

SECRETARIAT

HUCAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: hucapp.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.hucapp.visigrapp.org/

VENUE

Available soon.

VISIGRAPP CONFERENCE CHAIR

Jose BrazEscola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Paul RichardUniversity of Angers, France
Manuela ChessaUniversity of Genoa, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Andrea F. Abate, University of Salerno, Italy
Flora Amato, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Federica Bazzano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Yacine Bellik, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
Karlheinz Blankenbach, Pforzheim University, Germany
Leon Bodenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Gunnar Bolmsjö, University West, Sweden
Daniel Cermak-sassenrath, It University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Khong Chee Weng, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Lee Chien-Sing, Sunway University, Malaysia
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
José Coelho, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
André Constantino da Silva, Instituto Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Alma Leora Culén, University of Oslo, Norway
Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Damon Daylamani-Zad, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Nancy Diniz, Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Martin Ebner, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Ana Cristina Garcia, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Tom Garner, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Cristina Gena, Università di Torino, Italy
Andrina Granic, Faculty of Science, University of Split, Croatia
Laurent Grisoni, University of Lille Science & Technologies, France
Barry Hughes, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Koji Kashihara, Tokushima University, Japan
Uttam Kokil, Kennesaw State University, United States
Heidi Krömker, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Yangmin Li, University of Macau, China
Tsai-Yen Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Flamina Luccio, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Sergio Luján-Mora, University of Alicante, Spain
Antonio M. Rinaldi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Célia Martinie, University Toulouse 3, France
maristella matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Troy McDaniel, Arizona State University, United States
Vincenzo Moscato, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Keith Nesbitt, University of Newcastle, Australia
Nuno Otero, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Evangelos Papadopoulos, NTUA, Greece
Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Gianluca Paravati, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
James Phillips, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Otniel Portillo Rodriguez, Universidad Autonóma del Estado de México, Mexico
Armelle Prigent, L3i - University of La Rochelle, France
Rafael Radkowski, Iowa State University, United States
Arcadio Reyes Lecuona, University of Málaga, Spain
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Paul Rosenthal, University of Rostock, Germany
José Rouillard, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
Sandra Sanchez-Gordon, Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Ecuador
Nayat Sanchez-Pi, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Antonio-José Sánchez-Salmerón, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Trenton Schulz, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Dong-Hee Shin, Chung-Ang University, Korea, Republic of
Berglind Smaradottir, University of Agder, Norway
Godfried T. Toussaint, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Masahiro Takatsuka, University of Sydney, Australia
Daniel Thalmann, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Emmanuel Tsekleves, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Windson Viana, Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil
Kostas Vlachos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Jessie Y. C. Chen, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, United States

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