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DC @ CHItaly 2015 : Doctoral Consortium co-located with the International Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter


When Sep 28, 2015 - Sep 28, 2015
Where Rome (Italy)
Submission Deadline Jun 12, 2015
Notification Due Jul 3, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 13, 2015
Categories    computer science   human-computer interaction

Call For Papers

Doctoral Consortium @ CHItaly 2015
The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a setting in which PhD students can present and receive feedback on their work. Students at different stages in their research will be able to articulate and discuss their problem statement, goals, methods, and results. The Doctoral Consortium also aims to provide students with useful guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other student attendees. Finally, the Doctoral Consortium seeks to motivate students in the development of their scientific curiosity and facilitate their networking within the research community.

The topics of the Doctoral Consortium are the same as CHItaly’s. The main scope of the consortium is to enables PhD students to interact with their peers, as well as with more senior researchers, on a wide range of Human-Computer Interaction related topics.

The consortium is open to PhD students worldwide at any stage in their research. Students at an initial stage should be able to challenge their ideas and current research directions. Students at a more mature stage should be able to present their thesis and get advice on ways to further improve and better communicate their contributions and findings. Participation is particularly encouraged from PhD students who are close to proposing a thesis.

CHItaly 2015
The 11th Edition of CHItaly, the biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter, will be held from 28th to 30th of September 2015 in Rome. Italian CHI community is very active and smart, and this is its traditional meeting event. However, nowadays sharing and dissemination are a must. We would like this venue to represent once more also an occasion to exchange ideas and experiences with European and overseas researchers and practitioners. Even for this reason, the official language of the conference has always been English.

The theme of the 2015 edition will be “Public, private and community-based interaction”, which aims at encompassing the different souls underlying the new trends in HCI, from interaction with public large displays to interaction with mobile devices, to crowdsourcing/community-based kinds of interaction. However, the conference will warmly welcome every innovative contribution regarding advanced interaction paradigms and models, new ways of interpreting human-computer interaction and new “natural”, “transparent”, “ubiquitous” and most of all “inclusive” interfaces. For this reason, CHItaly2015 plans to offer different sessions/tracks to address many types of interests. They will include full and short research papers, posters, industry presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials, and a doctoral consortium. As well achieved by the preceding editions, the aim is to be inclusive and foster development of innovative work in HCI.

Topics include but are not limited to:
• Public/large displays
• Mobility / Mobile Accessibility / Mobile Devices
• Crowdsourcing as a new frontier in social/community-based interaction
• Social computing
• ICT in Social Development
• Interaction Design for Developing Regions
• Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
• Design and creation of innovative interfaces
• Multi-Modal Interfaces
• Affective HCI, Emotion, Motivational Aspects
• Accessibility and design of Inclusive interaction models and interfaces
• Intelligent interfaces
• Smart environments
• Augmented Reality and Tangible User Interfaces
• Evaluation Methods / Usability Evaluation
• Model-Based Design of Interactive Systems
• Human factors and user modelling
• Cognitive Systems
• Brain Computer Interface (BCI)
• Human Computer Confluence (HCC)
• Symbiotic Interaction
• Cross cultural aspects of HCI
• User Experience design
• End-User Development and Adaptation
• Visualization techniques
• User Interfaces for Safety Critical Systems
• HCI for e-learning
• HCI in industrial applications
• Technology in Healthcare

Important dates for Doctoral Consortium
Jun 12: Submission deadline (extended)
Jun 26: Early registration opens
Jul 03: Review notification
Jul 13: Submission deadline for the camera ready of accepted contributions
Jul 31: Early Registration closes
Sep 28: Doctoral Consortium
Sep 29-30: Main conference

Paper Format, Submission and Proceedings
Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be mentioned within the paper. The language of the consortium is English. All submitted materials must be in English.
The paper must:
- clearly formulate the research question,
- identify a significant problem in the field of research,
- outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions,
- present clearly any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far,
- describe the research methodology that is applied or planned,
- outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain, and highlight their uniqueness,
- be within 12 pages in the Springer LNCS format (

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.

A PDF version of the paper must be sent by email to and with subject containing “[DC@CHItaly2015 submission]”

All accepted contributions will be published in a CEUR-WS volume (with ISSN).

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
Massimo Mecella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy

For any further information, please refer to the conference web site:

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