Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, August 17-20, 2003

Congresso Latino-americano de Intera��o Humano-Computador
Congreso Latinoamericano de Interacci�n Humano-Computadora
Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

Building bridges among individuals and communities

CLIHC 2003
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Important dates

  • Submissions deadline: April 12th, 2003 (closed)
  • Notifications to authors: May 10, 2003
  • Camera-ready: May 31, 2003

Call for Participation
Panels stimulate thought and discussion about ideas and issues of interest to the human-computer interaction community. They typically focus on controversial or emerging topics and are designed to explore a range of different viewpoints. Domain experts conduct an interactive discussion with the overall goal of helping audience members to broaden their understanding of the issues and perhaps even to modify their views. Panels last 90 minutes and typically include three to five panelists plus a moderator.

Types of Panels

Panels should focus on controversial, emerging, or unresolved issues. Panels are an especially appropriate format for discussing pressing questions in HCI practice and theory, emerging trends and technologies, and social issues associated with technology.

Panels may take many approaches. Some are analytic; they analyze and synthesize current practices in the various fields of HCI. Some are comparative; they compare distinct approaches, techniques, and models to a particular problem including evaluation, design, and implementation. They may focus attention on the theme of the conference or special areas and tracks within the conference. Panels should target a specific audience, and submissions need to identify this audience (e.g. newcomers to HCI, practitioners, researchers, etc.). We encourage the submission of new types of panels and innovation in the format of presentation, particularly those that stimulate a high degree of interaction among the panelists and between the panelists and the audience, and that create a compelling and effective audience experience.

Panel Formats
Panels must enable spontaneous, interactive discussion. One approach is to limit each panelist to an initial 5-minute position statement. Then the panel takes questions posed by the moderator, and later by the audience. Casual but carefully structured interviews with articulate and interesting experts have also been successful. You are strongly encouraged to be creative and suggest other formats that will stimulate interaction and discussion and engage the audience, especially those taking advantage of interactive communication before, during, and after the conference.

Review Process and Criteria
Each proposal will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the HCI community. We are looking for stimulating and timely issues debated by well-informed and engaging panelists, and a program that represents the diversity and current issues in our field. Controversy is encouraged, as are unique and diverse topics. We are especially interested in formats that generate interaction and discussion among panelists and with the audience; this is not the place for a series of prepared presentations.

Preparing Submissions
A Panel submission requires a proposal of no more than six pages. All submissions should be written in one of the official conference languages: Portuguese, Spanish, or English. Please email the zipped PDF file of your submission to the workshop co-chairs at If you cannot generate a PDF file, please contact the co-chairs at this same email before the submission deadline. The submission is due on March 24th, 2003. All submissions must be formatted according to the conference guidelines and templates.

Panel Proposal
Prepare a two- to six-page panel proposal that includes:

General Submission Requirements
Submissions will not be accepted by fax. Submissions that arrive after the deadline will not be considered. Your submission should contain no proprietary or confidential material and should cite no proprietary or confidential publications.

Upon Acceptance
Panel organizers will be notified by March 3rd, 2003 of acceptance. If the final submission is accepted, the organizer will receive instructions for producing a camera-ready extended abstract for publication in the Conference Proceedings. The extended abstract is due by May 31st, 2003. This abstract should include the title of the panel, the names and affiliations of the panelists, keywords, panel vision, and a summary of each panelist's position of no more than half page in length each.

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Panel Logistics
The default panel arrangement will consist of chairs and microphones arranged on a stage to suggest a casual conversation between the panel chair and the panelists. A projection system to which laptops can be connected will be available. If you would like a different arrangement in order to have an effective panel (e.g., if you need a table), these requirements should be noted in your Final Submission.

Checklist for Submission
Please perform the activities in this checklist to ensure completeness in your final submission.

• Read the Conference Overview and Submitting to Panel Proposals.
• Prepare a two- to six-page panel proposal.
• Send the electronic version of the proposal by email to the Send To address. You will find it helpful to set the return receipt option on your mailer.
• You will receive email notification upon receipt of your submission from the panels co-chairs. If this is a problem, you must provide the Panel Chairs with an alternate contact method.

Checklist upon acceptance

• Prepare an extended abstract in the Conference Publications Format.
• Create a PDF version of your extended abstract.
• Send the electronic version of the extended abstract by email to the Send To address.
• You will receive email notification upon receipt of your extended abstract from the panels co-chairs.