Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results

Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results in HCI Track

In 2021, IHC’s theme is “Interaction from Caburaí to Chuí”, as references to the northernmost and southernmost landmarks of the Brazilian continental territory. This event invites researchers and practitioners to reflect upon the diversity of our research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The idea also incorporates the exploration of the diversity of cultures, research themes, regions, target publics, ways of interactions, among others. We invite quality submissions from all over Brazil and further afield, as geographical barriers and travel difficulties are diminished with an online event.

In Brazil, IHC was classified by national agency CAPES as B2 (first level of the second tier) in 2013-2016. In the provisional unified Qualis rating by CAPES for the next four-yearly evaluation,  IHC is projected to be classified as A4 (fourth level in the first tier). IHC’s H5 index calculated by Google Scholar was 9 in 2019, growing to 11 in 2020.  IHC is the largest national event in the area of Human-Computer Interaction in Brazil, and has grown considerably in recent years.

For the second time at the IHC, the Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results track invites the community to submit papers that present innovative and thought-provoking research in the IHC field. This track aims to accelerate the exposure of the HCI scientific community to innovations or promising and potentially inspiring research efforts.

We welcome submissions around a diversity of topics and methodologies in HCI field, which may include:
 – original and innovative technologies, techniques, or prototypes;
 – qualitative or quantitative studies containing a complete analysis;
 – contributions that expand discussions of previous research;
 – notes and reflections that motivate new debates or future works;
 – theoretical or methodological contributions that promote highly relevant discussions for the community.

It is important to highlight that this track is not a “work in progress” or “short papers” track. It is a track for innovative research focused on the future of the HCI field, with the goal of accelerating the exposure of early yet potentially ground-breaking research results, or techniques and perspectives that challenge the status quo of the field.  Submissions must contain an original contribution not published in another forum or subject to review for other conferences or publications.


Papers submitted to the Insightful Ideas and Emerging Results in HCI Track track should have 06 pages, excluding references. Submissions may be written in English or Portuguese. Submissions should be anonymized and follow the template provided at ACM CHI2020 (acm-sigconf). For Portuguese-speaking authors, we recommend consulting the paper Guia Rápido para Submissão Anônima: proteja sua identidade corretamente, published at SBC Horizontes, and authored by Profa. Mirella Moro.

We strongly recommend using the Latex template available at Overleaf

If preferred, authors may use the Latex source files.

Optionally, authors may use the template do MS-Word template.

Before submitting their paper, authors should certify they adhere to the following formatting guidelines:

1. Ensure that the paper’s title is only in English (even for papers in Portuguese);
2. Ensure that keywords are only in English (even por papers in Portuguese);
3. Ensure that the abstract is only in English, and that the section is named “abstract” (and not resumo, for papers in Portuguese);
4. Ensure that the section “CCS Codes” is defined according to the ACM standard;
5. Ensure the paper includes a section “ACM reference format”, according to the template;
6. Ensure that the headings on even pages has the name, date and place of the event on the left side, and authors on the right side;
7. Ensure that the headings on odd pages have the paper’s title on the left side and the name, date and place of the event on the right side.

To make the publication process more efficient, authors of accepted papers should fill in the forms sent by the publications chair on the set dates.  Such forms will be sent to the author designated as corresponding author, and should be replied only once by the corresponding author.

Authors should pay attention to the listed references. They should contain the full name of each author (according to the template).  References should be enumerated and ordered according to the last name of the first author.

Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format, using the JEMS system.

We strongly encourage authors to be attentive to the accessibility of their papers in digital format.  We recommend using CHI 2021’s Guide to an accessible submission and the guide produced by the Núcleo de Acessibilidade e Usabilidade – UNIRIO.


Submissions that are not in accordance with the submission guidelines, out of the scope of the symposium, or that were previously submitted or published in any other venue (conference or journal), will be desk-rejected without peer-review. 

All other submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

In case of disparities and inconsistencies between reviews, the submission will be meta reviewed by a senior researcher to support the final decision. The articles will be evaluated based on their novelty, relevance, technical and methodological solidity, and clarity in the presentation of ideas.


Accepted papers will be published in the main IHC proceedings and indexed at the ACM Digital Library.  Publication is subject to the registration of at least one author in the category “Professional” or, when the registration is made in another category, to the payment of an additional publication fee, apart from the registration. Besides, publication is also conditioned to the presentation of the paper during the event.

When more than one publication is linked to the same participant registration, a fee will be charged for each additional paper.


Caroline Queiroz Santos (UFVJM) –

Maria Lúcia Bento Villela (UFVJM) –

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission: 30 May 2021 (previously 23 May)
Paper submission: 07 June 2021 (previously 30 May)
Notification to authors: 09 August 2021
Camera-ready submission: 16 August 2021