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Call for Participation



25th – 26th November 2014

The study of human factors discovers and applies information about human behaviour, abilities, and other characteristics to the design of tools, machines, systems, tasks, jobs, and environments, for productive, safe, comfortable, and effective human use. Interaction design is inherently multidisciplinary, forward looking, and aims to sketch, synthesise and prototype the future. Although the two fields are related, there are differences in approach. For example, interaction designers often seek to shape, create and explore future solutions. Human factors researchers seek to operationalize social, psychological or behavioural theory to optimize design (e.g. error free interaction). When focused on a common problem, human factors and interaction design can be complementary, but there is a need to understand how best to achieve this.

IDHF 2014 focuses on the relationship between the two, aiming to support design practice, through the factoring of established research findings relating to human error, cognitive performance and/or perceptual-motor control.  IDHF 2014 will be held on November 25-27 (Nov. 25 afternoon, registration; Nov. 26, full-day conference; Nov. 27, internal workshop - invited only), in Kochi, Japan  ( We will have two SIGCHI Academy members, John M. Carroll from Penn State University and Aaron Marcus from AM+A, as keynote speakers. We will invite forty world class researchers, most of whom are based in Asia, to attend in order to present research findings, discuss their work, foster collaborations and develop underlying methodological frameworks, to drive HCI field forward. We will set up two parallel panel discussion: Safe & Natural Interactions, and HCI & Asia. Accepted papers of sufficient quality will be published in a special issue of Interacting with Computers.

Important Dates

1st April 2014 (11:59pm JST): Publication of Call
20st June 2014 (11:59pm JST): Deadline for Full Papers (extended)
1st August 2014 (11:59pm JST): Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers
10st September 2014 (11:59pm JST): Deadline for Poster Paper
30st September 2014 (11:59pm JST): Notification of Acceptance of Poster Paper
25th-26th November 2014: Date of the Symposium

Submission Types

IDHF2014 invites submissions in all areas of Human ComputerInteraction, Human Factors, Usability, Interaction Design and related areas.

How to Submit your paper and/or poster

  1. Login IDHF submission and review site
    If you are a first time user, "Sign up here.".
  2. Go to "Manage Submission" > "Create a new submission"
  3. After you are done, Click "Submit"

***For submitting a revised version,you can click "Edit" > delete the original submission file, then replace it with the new version. Please also submit the itemised response sheet as supplementary material.***

We encourage the following submission types:

-Full Papers

Full Papers are intended to report stable and completed research. Papers will be 4-10 pages and will undergo a peer review process. Submitted full papers should follow the ACM CHI paper template (Word: Latex: Accepted papers will be presented orally, at the symposium. Authors of accepted papers, of sufficient quality, will have an opportunity to extend, revise and resubmit them to Interacting with Computers Special issue in Human Factors and Interaction Design for Critical Systems (PDF, link).

Please note that there is no requirement to anonymize paper submissions and at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the symposium.


This is a juried submission track that allows attendees to showcase early, relatively speculative or not yet completed work so that others can know what they are doing. Authors are required to submit a 1-page poster paper including author information and a description of the study. Submitted poster papers should follow the IDHF Poster Paper template (Word: Download here). For accepted poster, please bring the poster to the venue and put it on designated place.  Note that:

1. the poster size should be A0 (84.1 x 118.4cm, 33.11 x 46.61 inches)
2. a small desk can be provided on request.
3. there is no AC power supply for poster presenters.

Please also note that there is no requirement to anonymize poster submissions and at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the symposium.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Kochi!

Yukinobu Hoshino, Kibum Kim, Huawei Tu (conference chairs)

Yunqiu Li, Chris Vincent (program chairs)