Call for papers

Theme - Crossing HCI and AI

We live in a world in which ever more information systems are drawing upon Artificial Intelligence (AI), influencing different aspects of our everyday life. The algorithm-focused view on the remarkable progress of these technologies opened new opportunities for empowering users but also posed threats such as bias, trust, and privacy, just to name a few.

Successful AI strengthens the tie to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) by creating a demand for new and better interaction. Usable AI might be realized by teams composed of HCI researchers employing AI techniques and AI researchers applying HCI methodologies, and not only!

To face this challenge, new research topics emerged for providing new design and engineering methodologies considering users and the AI as a whole (e.g., Human-Centered AI), or pushing the borders between HCI and AI, such as Human-Based Computation (HBC) and Augmented Intelligence, i.e., problems in which humans and machines work together towards solving a common goal, either where the machine is assisted by humans (HBC) or the humans are assisted by the machines (Augmented Intelligence).

Besides traditional HCI topics, CHItaly 2023 theme is to host debates on the intersection of HCI and AI as an emerging field of research, devoted mostly to Intelligent User Interfaces, i.e., interfaces developed using the approaches from HCI and the tools from AI. To reach this aim, besides consolidated HCI contributions, we solicit research on methods, approaches, and systems relating the Human and the AI, innovative AI-based interfaces and interactions empowering humans, and experiences in good and bad practices in applying AI to the interaction

So far, CHItaly has physically hosted HCI scholars working in the Mediterranean and other European countries.


Crossing HCI and AI
  • Human-centered AI
  • Explainable AI, transparency, reliability, Metrics and KPIs
  • Trust, Ethics, Privacy, Fairness and Security in AI
  • User control in automation
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Interactive Machine Learning and Human-in-the-loop
  • Human-Based Computation and Augmented Intelligence
  • AI technology assessment and customization
  • Adaptive systems
Fundamentals of HCI
  • HCI theories and methods
  • HCI design process management
  • Conceptual Design and Planning and evaluation methods
  • Design Methods and Techniques
  • Evaluation Methods and Techniques
  • Interaction processes and models
  • Collaborative and social computing and HCI
  • Affective computing and HCI
  • Usability, Accessibility and Inclusive HCI
  • Usable security
  • HCI studies
  • Cultural Differences and HCI
  • Gender and HCI Design
Interactive Environments
  • Mixed reality and metaverse
  • Smart objects, smart environments and smart cities
  • Games and Gamification
  • Creativity
  • Physical, Tangible Interaction and Digital Fabrication
  • Sustainable Interaction
  • Automotive Environment
  • Brain Computer Interface
Interaction Techniques, Modalities and Devices
  • Mobile and Wearable interaction
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Eye and gaze interaction
  • Gesture and Body-based interaction
  • Information Visualization
Applications of HCI
  • Wellbeing
  • Education and Learning
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Edutainment and entertainment
  • Social aspects of the interaction
  • Internationalization, Globalization and Localization
  • Interface for elderly
  • Interface for children
  • Sustainability

Long and Short Papers

We welcome research contributions in the form of either long or short research papers.

Long papers present original and substantially new research in HCI. Research procedures and technical aspects are presented in sufficient detail so as to ensure scrutiny and reproducibility; results are communicated according to scholarly standards, and implications of the contributions/findings for HCI have to be explicitly discussed.

Short papers present original and provocative research or novel applications in HCI. Merit will be assessed in terms of originality and importance for HCI rather than maturity, extensive technical validation, or research studies.

All paper manuscripts undergo a selective review process. Accepted papers are invited for inclusion in the electronic ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS, pending approval), published in the ACM Digital Library. Therefore, authors of the accepted papers are invited to submit a camera-ready version in a suitable ACM format for proceedings before the conference. Authors of top-quality papers are invited, through an open call, to submit extended versions to special issues in international highly ranked journals.

Besides the special theme of CHItaly 2023, the conference is interested in traditional topics in HCI (e.g., HCI theories, concepts and methods; Interaction technologies and tools; Collaborative and social computing and HCI) and topics for the advancement of HCI (e.g., Technology enhanced learning and HCI; Values and ethics in HCI; Smart things, smart ambients or smart cities and HCI; Interaction in eXtended Reality, Physical computing, making or digital fabrication and HCI; Recommendation, personalisation or adaptation and HCI). A more detailed list is available in the Topics section.

All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. When the deadline is day D, the last time to submit is when D ends AoE. Check your local time in AoE.

Paper Format and Submission Guidelines

All paper manuscripts must be in English. All manuscripts must be anonymous, avoiding to include information (authorship, acknowledgements, name of application or software or project) suggestive of the identity of the authors; it will be added later, to the camera ready versions, in case of acceptance. Please, read more on how to anonymise below.
All manuscripts are subject to a double-blind review process by members of the Program Committee, and each manuscript will receive three reviews.
All authors must submit manuscripts for review using the ACM single column submission template. The recommended lengths are:

  • at most 9,000 words for long papers (excluding references),
  • at most 5,000 words for short papers (excluding reference).

ACM single-column submission templates are available for Word and LaTeX.
Word template. Download and use the most recent Submission Template from the ACM website.
LaTeX template. There are two alternatives:

For further specifications concerning the ACM format for manuscripts, please, refer to the ACM website.

Manuscripts, in PDF format, must be uploaded via Easy Chair.

Anonymity, Transparency and Ethics

Research transparency is very important in a CHItaly paper. It allows reviewers to understand and assess submitted work, and it allows members of the research community to continue a research line. As such, transparency is taken into account very seriously in the review process.
Therefore, meanwhile guaranteeing anonymity, we expect authors to leave citations to their previous work in line with CHI 2023 guidelines.
Last but not least, all authors are expected to conform to the ACM ethics code.

Main Deadlines (AoE)

Submission deadline: April 14th, 2023
Review notification: June 8th, 2023
Initial camera-ready submission on TAPS: June 30th, 2023
Final submission addressing any TAPS issues: July 31st, 2023

Paper Chairs

Tania Di Mascio (Università dell’Aquila)
Rosa Lanzilotti (Università di Bari)
Davide Spano (Università di Cagliari)


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