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HUCAPP is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Human Computer Interaction. The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Human Computer Interaction, from Theories, Models and User Evaluation, Interaction Techniques and Devices, Haptic and Multimodal Interaction, and Agents and Human Interaction. We welcome papers describing original work in any of the areas listed below. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Paper acceptance will be based on quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality. The conference program will include both oral and poster presentations. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Models for Human-Agent Interaction
  • Agents for Human-Human Interaction
  • Agent-based Human-Computer-Interaction
  • Agent-based Human-Robot Interaction
  • Social Agents and Emotional Interaction
  • Human Cooperation and Agent-Based Interaction


  • Fundamental of Haptic Interactions
  • Haptics Simulation and Rendering
  • Haptic Feedback and Control
  • Model for Haptic Interactions
  • Embodied Haptic Interfaces
  • Multimodal Systems and Application
  • Input and Output Modalities
  • Integration Mechanisms and Fusion Strategies


  • Design Methods and Tools
  • Cognitive and Conceptual Models
  • Model-Based and Mental Design
  • Evaluation Paradigms and Frameworks
  • User Performance Evaluation
  • User Modeling and Profiling
  • Analysis Methods and Tools
  • Usability and User Experience
  • Task Analysis, Guidelines and Heuristics


  • General Input and Output Devices
  • Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
  • Interactive Systems for Education and Training
  • Collaborative Systems for Teaching, Studying and Learning
  • Interaction Devices and Immersive Displays
  • Organic User Interfaces
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Mobile, Wearable and Pervasive Devices
  • Wearable, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
  • Multi-User and Collaborative Systems
  • Context-Aware and Adaptive Systems
  • 3D Interaction Techniques and Metaphores


Daniel McDuffMicrosoft, United States
Diego GutierrezUniversidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Jiri MatasCzech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Dima DamenUniversity of Bristol, United Kingdom
Stefano BaldassiMeta Company, United States


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 February, 2019

Paper Submission: October 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 29, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 13, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 27, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 10, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2019

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)


HUCAPP Secretariat
Address: Avenida de São Francisco Xavier Lote 7L Cave
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: hucapp.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.hucapp.visigrapp.org/


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Jose BrazEscola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal


Manuela ChessaUniversity of Genoa, Italy
Alexis PaljicMines Paristech, France


Andrea Abate, University of Salerno, Italy
Leena Arhippainen, University of Oulu, Finland
Mirjam Augstein, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
Federica Bazzano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Yacine Bellik, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
Cigdem Beyan, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Karlheinz Blankenbach, Pforzheim University, Germany
Leon Bodenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Rodrigo Bonacin, CTI Renato Archer, Brazil
Federico Botella, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
Jean-Marie Burkhardt, IFSTTAR, France
Antonio Camurri, University of Genoa, Italy
Eva Cerezo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Jessie Chen, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, United States
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
José Coelho, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
André Constantino da Silva, Instituto Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Alma Culén, University of Oslo, Norway
Adrian David Cheok, Imagineering Institute, Malaysia
Damon Daylamani-Zad, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Nancy Diniz, Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Lucia Filgueiras, Escola Politécnica da USP, Brazil
Renata Fortes, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Juan Enrique Garrido, University of Lleida, Spain
Juan Garrido Navarro, University of Lleida, Spain
Luis Gomes, UNL/UNINOVA, Portugal
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Laurent Grisoni, University of Lille Science & Technologies, France
Francisco Gutiérrez Vela, University of Granada, Spain
Barry Hughes, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Francisco Iniesto, The Open University (UK) · Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, United Kingdom
Jean-François Jégo, University Paris 8, France
Bo Jiang, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Koji Kashihara, Tokushima University, Japan
Chee Weng Khong, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Uttam Kokil, Kennesaw State University, United States
Heidi Krömker, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Weng Kin LAI, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia
Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Chien-Sing Lee, Sunway University, Malaysia
Tsai-Yen Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Yangmin Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Régis Lobjois, IFSTTAR, France
Flamina Luccio, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Sergio Luján-Mora, University of Alicante, Spain
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Malik Mallem, Université Paris Saclay, France
Santiago Martinez, University of Agder, Norway
Célia Martinie, University Toulouse 3, France
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Joi Moore, University of Missouri, United States
Vincenzo Moscato, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Andreas Nearchou, University of Patras, Greece
Keith Nesbitt, University of Newcastle, Australia
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa, Italy
Nuno Otero, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Evangelos Papadopoulos, NTUA, Greece
James Phillips, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Rafael Radkowski, Iowa State University, United States
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, New Delhi, India
Maria Lili Ramírez, Universidad del Quindío, Colombia
Antonio Rinaldi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Otniel Rodriguez, Universidad Autonóma del Estado de México, Mexico
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Paul Rosenthal, , Germany
Rebekah Rousi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Sandra Sanchez-Gordon, Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Ecuador
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Berglind Smaradottir, University of Agder, Norway
Fabio Solari, University of Genoa, Italy
Daniel Thalmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Indira Thouvenin, UTC, France
Godfried Toussaint, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Pauliina Tuomi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Kostas Vlachos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Gualtiero Volpe, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy