The VIII Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CLIHC 2017, aims to provide a premier forum that brings together the Latin American and international HCI research communities to discuss and share ideas, methods, approaches and techniques for designing interactive user experiences. In consonance with previous editions, we believe that in the field of HCI we must foster the production of technology that can be used and appreciated by as many people as possible, enabling intercultural exchange and cooperation between people with different backgrounds and needs.
The general theme of this edition of the conference is HCI for Freedom, it is how computational technology helps people to achieve their own goals overcoming all kinds of obstacles, unfair coercion, impositions, constraints, and limitations. As is evident in Latin America, technology is playing a key role in the transformation of society at all levels: individuals, communities and states. Technology enhances the people’s free will – the capacity to choose among different options. Thanks to modern telecommunications, the number of options available today are enormous and always increasing at all social strata, giving people new opportunities for development.
At CLIHC 2017 we want to celebrate the freedom provided by Human-Computer Interaction and to join the celebration as an author, the conference is open to submissions in the following categories:
- Full & Short papers (closed)
- Posters (open)
- Workshops & Tutorials (closed)
- Student Design Competition (closed)
- Graduate Students Colloquium (closed)
- Full and short papers: July 22th, 2017
- Posters: August 31st, 2017
July 30th, 2017
- Workshop and tutorial proposals: July 30th, 2017
- Student Design Competition: August 10th, 2017
- Graduate Colloquium: August 10th, 2017
- Full and short papers: August 10th, 2017
- Posters: August 25th, 2017
- Workshop and tutorial proposals: August 15th, 2017
- Student Design Competition: August 26th, 2017
- Graduate Colloquium: August 17th, 2017
Submissions for the full & short papers category must be sent anonymized. Information about authors will be entered in a form in the submission system and must be removed from the text of the paper or extended abstract. Deadlines are at midnight AoE.
Submissions, including the poster category, are to be sent through EasyChair Conference System. Please use the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clihc2017
Submission format to be used for each category will follow the standard ACM SIGCHI Proceedings Format:
Submissions in the poster category please follow guidelines in the Poster Call for Participation.
Researchers wanting to organize a workshop please read the Workshops Call for Participation.
Graduate Students with proposals for CLIHC 2017 please see the Graduate Colloquium Call for Participation.
Professionals, Practitioners send your Tutorial Proposals and share your expertise with the community following the Tutorials Call.
Student Design Competition
CLIHC 2017 invites teams of students in the fields of Computer Science, Design, Psychology, Social Sciences and others related, to submit entries and participate in this edition of the Student Design Competition.
The challenge for those willing to participate is to design an object, product, interface, system or service that can help people who are blind or low vision to learn how to manage their digital life and ameliorate or diminish the effects caused by their condition. We posit that, by proposing an innovative solution to the design problem using user centered design methodologies, participants have the opportunity to contribute to foster solutions to optimize the overall quality of life of millions of people around the world.
To participate please follow the guidelines in the Student Design Competition Call for Participation.
Prof. Dr. Christian Sturm
Professor at the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He holds a bachelor in computer science from Furtwangen University and a PhD in cognitive science, cultural anthropology, and telematics from the University of Freiburg. He has worked for several years in academia and industry in Mexico, Spain and Egypt and teaches computer science in China. His research interests include cross-cultural aspects of HCI, UX and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Monica Tentori
Researcher at the Department of Computer Sciences, CICESE, Mexico. She researches the human experience in ubiquitous computing pursuing the design of environments that effectively improve interactions with their world. Her work occurs at the intersection between human-computer interaction and ubiquitous computing, especially designing, developing and assessing natural interfaces, envisioning new models of interaction for ubiquitous computing.
Dr. J. Nathan Matias
PhD graduate from the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard. He studies factors that contribute to flourishing & fair participation online, making and testing interventions for safe, creative, and effective societies. His work grows knowledge at the boundaries of sociology & social psychology by studying attempts at social change.
This year, CLIHC 2017 is hosted by the Computer Science Program at the School of Economic Sciences, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, in the beautiful city of Antigua Guatemala – a U.N.’s World Heritage Site.
As the former capital of Guatemala, Antigua is one of the most beautiful and best preserved colonial cities in the Americas. This peaceful and idyllic location provides the perfect backdrop for the exchange of ideas. Antigua Guatemala is just 50 minutes from Guatemala City and La Aurora International Airport.
Located in the heart of Antigua, Casa Popenoe, 6th street east number 16, is the perfect venue to accommodate CLIHC 2017 in this historic city. Casa Popenoe, built in the XVII Century, is one of the most beautiful estates in Antigua and to this day it preserves its original colonial charm.
Traveling to Guatemala
Visitors flying to Guatemala will usually land in La Aurora International Airport, 6.4 Km south of Guatemala City. Reaching Antigua Guatemala from La Aurora can be done by taking one of the shuttles available at the airport. The usual fare is US$10. Other options are also available. For more information check travel guide sites like Lonely Planet – Antigua, WikiTravel – Antigua Guatemala, or Frommer’s Planning a Trip in Antigua.
Travelers from most countries in America and Europe don’t need a visa to enter Guatemala as a tourist. To find if you require a visa please check the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores visa requirements page.
Filadelfia Coffee Resoft & Tours, 150 meters north of the Church of San Felipe de Jesús, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, C.A.
Hotel Las Farolas, 9th street west, 5th avenue south, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, C.A.
CLIHC History at a Glance
The Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CLIHC, series of conferences has been held biannually since 2003 thanks to the enthusiasm and initiative of researchers and practitioners in the field of HCI in Latin America with the support of the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction ACM SIGCHI, local universities, public and private institutions. The list of previous editions include:
- Rio de Janeiro 2003, Brazil – https://goo.gl/W26Sfn
- Cuernavaca 2005, México – https://goo.gl/OxsVgA
- Rio de Janeiro 2007, Brazil – https://goo.gl/RnPKcV
- Merida 2009, Mexico – https://goo.gl/sxxunZ
- Porto de Galinhas 2011, Brazil – https://goo.gl/H4L39A
- Guanacaste 2013, Costa Rica – https://goo.gl/sqomdN
- Córdoba 2015, Argentina – https://goo.gl/94UJ9l
For this edition, once again, the work of people from Latin America and all over the world has come together to provide a new opportunity of sharing and exploring how HCI is growing in the region. To learn who they are see the organizers page.
Get Involved! In 2012 the Latin American HCI Community – LAIHC – was born with the mission of bringing together researchers, practitioners and students in the region, united by a common interest in the field of HCI. All those wanting to join can do so as Member – SIGCHI membership required – or Affiliate – no SIGCHI membership required. Get involved and be part of CLIHC conference series.
Call For Participation – CFP
The current version of the official call for participation is available in PDF format for download here:
CLIHC 2017 CFP (PDF)
See the Organizers Page for a full list of chairs and program committee members. For general questions please contact the general chairs: