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HCI in China: Research Agenda, Education Curriculum, Industry Partnership, and Communities Building

Workshop at the CHI 2019 conference in Glasgow, UK.

2:30-8:00 pm, Saturday May 4, 2019

Call for Participation

Submissions should be sent to: cc'

Chinese IT industry has a huge demand on HCI professionals due to the large user population and the advancement of technologies in particular domains (e.g., mobile pay, drones, etc.); meanwhile, HCI academics in China, though scattered, are also more active in the global community in recent years. ACM SIGCHI is putting lots of resources in supporting Asian countries (including China) to develop an active research community, a suitable education curriculum and research agenda, and a model of academia-industry partnership. CHI 2021 in Japan is a move of such support. It is time to bring early endeavors sit together to unify efforts and accelerate progress by sharing practices (good or bad) and build common understanding.

The workshop will settle on a manageable set of themes based on submissions. Examples could include:

  • HCI Education in China - What are the good examples of HCI curricula in the global community? What are the opportunities and challenges in the current HCI education practices in China? 
  • HCI Research Highlights in China - What are the strengths and weakness of HCI research in China? Can we come up with a collective research agenda that can contribute the uniqueness of Chinese HCI to the world?
  • Industry Partnership - What is the current status of the HCI academia-industry relationship in China? Where can we improve?
  • Fundamentals/History/Disciplines in HCI - What can we learn from the history/disciplines taxonomy/foundations of HCI as guidance for the Chinese HCI context?
  • Bridge the Chinese HCI Community with Other Communities - What good experiences in community building can we learn from the other HCI communities? How can we facilitate the communication and collaboration between communities, in particular with other Asian HCI communities?
  • Future Event Planning - What kinds of future events should we organize to achieve the goal of building a successful Chinese HCI community? Who want to participate in such services?

Participants should email a position paper of 1000 to 2500 words by February 25, 2019 to Xiangmin Fan (, cc Dakuo Wang ( ). The submission should include a description of its contribution to the workshop topic and identify one or more thematic interest of the authors. Quality and fit will determine acceptance and contribute to selection a set of themes to focus on.

CHI requires that one author register for the workshop and at least one day of CHI 2019. Depending on the submission levels, possibly only one participant per accepted submission can attend.


CFP released date: Dec 15, 2018

Position papers due date: Feb 25, 2019(Extended to Mar 1, 2019)

Notification of acceptance date: Feb 28, 2019(Extended to Mar 4, 2019)

Workshop date: 2:30-8:00 pm, Saturday, May 4, 2019