Call for Papers

The 12th Edition of CHItaly, the biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter, will be held from 18th to 20th of September 2017 in Cagliari. The Chapter is an active community that brings together people working on the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use. The CHItaly traditional meeting is widening its scope to other HCI communities  “Towards the Mediterranean”, which is the theme of this edition. The official language of the conference is English.

Starting from Sardinia, the island in the center of our beautiful sea, we would like to reach and involve in this event HCI groups outside Italy, in order to share research and innovations and to set a broader community at the Mediterranean level.

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 CHItaly 2017 plans to offer a wide variety of 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:

  • User Interfaces
  • 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 Interfaces (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


All paper submissions must be in English. Long and short papers are subject to a blind review process by members of the Programme Committee. We will use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors’ discretion. We do expect that authors leave citations to their previous work unanonymized but do cite these in third person. This allows authors to provide reviewers with all previous research that has been taken into account.

Long papers must not exceed eight (8) pages in length, and short papers must not exceed four (4) pages in length, with additional pages for references. There is no limit on the number of pages of references. Both long and short papers will be published in the ACM digital library and they must be formatted using the ACM SIGCHI format.

Workshop proposals must not exceed two (2) pages using the ACM SIGCHI format.

Posters and demo papers must be formatted according the ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstract format and they must not exceed (4) pages with an additional page for references.

The latest version of the ACM SIGCHI templates for both papers and posters/demos can be found at the following URL:

Papers must be submitted online on EasyChair: