Researchers to Discuss HCI in Indian Context at IIIT-H

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  • Academic researchers, designers, innovators and Industry will discuss emerging user interaction models
  • There will be special tracks for startups and industry to showcase and deliberate with researchers 

Social contexts of computing are different and more complex in India than those of the developed nations.

Renowned scholars from around the world will discuss Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in the Indian context at the 10th edition of the Human-Computer Interaction conference, IndiaHCI 2019.

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The International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT- Hyderabad) will be hosting the event from November 1-3.

This year’s theme is ‘Agents and Agency: HCI in the age of Machine Intelligence’. The conference will focus and examine the interplay of human and machine agency in an increasingly complex world resulting from AI.

India Specific Challenges

Human-Computer Interaction is a wide and multidisciplinary field that focuses on the interface of humans and computers. Humans are understood to be in a wider sense that includes not only the physical but also the social, cultural, economic and political dimensions. Computers include all types of digital artefacts that work on a large number of devices – PC, mobile phones, ATM and hole in the wall kiosks.

The conference will look at the problems and challenges specific to India. Over the last decade, IndiaHCI has focused on diverse areas and led to publication of high-quality research papers.

The conference will also include workshops, paper presentations and startup showcases.

General Chairs, Profs Nimmi Rangaswamy & Ramesh Loganathan say, “…We believe this conference in collaboration with Association of Computing Machinery, ACM, will put Hyderabad firmly on the Global map of Human computer Interaction and Design research…”

More details at https://www.indiahci.org/2019/

 

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