The diversity of Latin America is evident in its people, culture, geography, history and perspectives. This workshop aims at capturing this richness within the context of those researchers and practitioners from and in Latin American working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The workshop will serve as a venue for the inter-change of ideas, methods, approaches and techniques of those aiming at designing interactive experiences for the people of Latin America. It has its origin in two previous editions of the Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CLIHC): In 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2005 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Following the spirit of these previous editions, we acknowledge that in the HCI field, not only should we reach for technology that can be used and appreciated by the widest range of people, but also for means to promote inter-cultural exchange and cross-fertilization among people with diverse backgrounds and needs. The workshop is open to all topics and disciplines related to HCI.
A total of 42 submissions were received and 16 full papers and 9 short papers were accepted for presentation in CLICH 2007. The collection of papers presented covered a variety of topics including multimodal interfaces, tangible computing, education, affective computing, e-government, new UI models, theoretical HCI models, information visualization and games. The diversity of topics reflects the vitality of the HCI Latin-American community and their multiple interests. Papers were presented in Spanish, Portuguese or English in six different sessions during two days. In addition, CLIHC 2007 included the presentation of a number of posters which were "boasted" during a session at the end of day one. The workshop concluded with a working session discussing the relevance, challenges and opportunities of a unique HCI Latin American identity.