Leading researchers and practitioners have the opportunity to present courses during the main conference program. Courses may cover any aspect of Human-Computer Interaction. Courses reflective of local needs and perspectives are encouraged.

The following is a list of potential course topics:

  • Introduction to HCI
  • Ethnographic Methods: Theory and Praxis
  • Design Thinking for Solving Business Problems
  • Transnational Issues and ICTD
  • Iterative Design: a hands-on course
  • Designing Interaction for Flexible & Deformable Displays
  • …or any HCI-related topic

Quick Info

Reviewing process: curated

Co-Chairs: Regina Bernhaupt, Parisa Eslambolchilar

E-mail     courses[at]

Submission: 4th April 2019

Notification:  20th May, 2019

Camera-ready (shortened abstract): 3rd June, 2019

No. of pages: Max. 4 pages + additional 5 pages of illustrations

Anonymous: No

Proceedings: Springer LNCS proceedings

Selection Criteria

  • Range of topics covered (contemporary HCI to more localized topics)
  • Balancing of courses for all audiences (beginners, advanced, research-oriented, practitioner-oriented, etc.)
  • Courses focusing on all stages of the (user-centred) design and development process
  • Quality of the submission


Submissions are accepted via PCS. To start the process or create an account click here.

To apply, submit a course proposal with maximum four pages in PDF format.

Important: For proposals to be included in the main proceedings, it MUST be 4 pages. The course proposal must follow the Springer LNCS Format and shall include:

  • A four-page abstract for the advanced program including title of the course, learning objectives of the course, content of the course, duration of the course (3 hours max – 2 sessions), intended audience, and reading list (literature) that is suggested for the course. This abstract will be published in the conference proceedings in Springer LNCS Series.
  • A two-page document on additional information including the background of the tutor(s), description of the pedagogical concept, etc.

This means:

  • Justification: Explain why this course would be of interest to the Interact audience
  • Background of attendees: Describe the assumed background and expected skills of attendees. Include who should not take the course.
  • Presentation format: Explain how the course will be conducted.
  • Schedule: Describe time allocations to the course content.
  • Audience size: What is the preferred audience size?

The Conference Organisers will provide projectors and projection screens in each room. If any additional resources are required, this must be indicated in the proposal.

Submissions for courses are NOT anonymous.

At least one author for each accepted submission must register for the conference to be included in the proceedings.