Irish HCI Conference 2013 – 7th Annual Irish HCI Conference





Deadline Extension

Due to multiple requests, the deadline for submission of all paper types has been extended until Thursday 28th March at 11.59pm GMT


Call for papers

2013 marks the seventh year of the annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) conference. This year iHCI will take place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June at Dundalk Institute of Technology. HCI researchers, students and practitioners are invited to participate. The conference format will include long and short papers from the HCI community as well as a posters and demo section. A new event for the 2013 conference will involve talks by Ireland’s senior HCI researchers –who will present their top-tier HCI conference/journal papers (e.g. from CHI, CSCW, TOCHI, UIST) at iHCI.


This year’s conference will not be organized around a specific theme. Instead, we encourage submissions on novel HCI concepts, insightful surveys of existing work, or concrete, significant, transferable research based on the implementation and evaluation of a working system. Speculative short papers (up to 4 pages) may report work in progress or an interesting idea that is not yet fully developed. The organizers are also seeking an interactive workshop such as the one which accompanied the conference in 2009. More details to follow on this.


We welcome contributions that include, but are not limited to, any of the following topics of interest:

  • Accessibility & Universal Access
  • Case studies
  • Collaboration, groupware and social networks
  • Ethnographical and field studies
  • Evaluation methods and frameworks
  • Human-centred design practices, tools and methods
  • HCI Theory and Practice
  • Information visualization and presentation techniques
  • Novel user interfaces, interaction techniques and technologies
  • Mobile, Ambient, Augmented or Tangible HCI
  • Multimodal interaction and interfaces
  • Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
  • User-centred design
  • Usability investigation and evaluation
  • Wearable computing, smart clothes, new devices and sensors


Special topics include:

  • Human factors in health and wellness applications and health care informatics.
  • Designing for specific groups (e.g. children, older adults, collaborators)
  • Evaluation ‘in the wild’.



  • Julie Doyle, CASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Sonja Hermann, Trinity College Dublin



  • Julie Doyle, CASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Enda Finn, Dundalk Institute of Technology



  • Lorcan Walsh, CASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology



  • Derek Flood, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Antonella Sassu, CASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Ron Finegan, CASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Andrea Kealy, CASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology

IHCI 2013 Program Committee

  • Bonnie Long, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Lorcan Walsh, CASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Dympna O’Sullivan, City University London, UK
  • Benjamin Cowan, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Rich Picking, Glyndwr University, UK
  • Stuart Cunningham, Glyndwr University, UK
  • Martin Halvey, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • Michael O’Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bridget Kane, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland