Call for Participation

Aims and goals of the workshop

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.

Submission

You are invited to submit either a full paper describing completed work (up to 5,000 words) or a position paper describing work in progress (up to 2,000 words). Submissions will be evaluated by at least two members of the Programme Committee according to the relevance and originality of the work and to their ability to generate discus-sions between the participants of the workshop. Submission can be in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The format of submitted papers must follow the Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format, including no page numbers. Submitted papers must be in PDF or Word format for Windows. Papers should be submitted to the following e-mail: submissions_clihc2007@clihc.org

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: user interface design and evaluation methods, universal accessibility, cross-cultural and internationalization issues, multi-modal interfaces, theoretical & multidisciplinary aspects, social and cultural issues in HCI, intelligent user interfaces, personalization and adaptive interfaces, end-user programming, multimedia, virtual reality and games, online communities and pervasive computing.

Publication

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and selected papers will also be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of an international journal to be announced.