Call for Papers: Transforming HCI Research in the Philippines Workshop

Date & Time: May 9, 2024


The aim of this workshop is to catalyze and advance Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research in the Philippines by fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among researchers and practitioners. By bringing together diverse perspectives and experiences, we aim to explore innovative approaches and solutions to contemporary HCI challenges in the Philippine context. Over-all, the goal is to provide attendees of the workshop an improved sense of how we can do and grow HCI research in the Philippines. We invite early-career and experienced researchers alike who are interested in conducting HCI research in the Philippines and who share in this mission.


We invite submissions of works-in-progress, interactive demos, and position papers that contribute to the advancement of HCI research in the Philippines. Submissions should address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Submission Guidelines:

Selection Process

Juried submissions will undergo review by a committee, albeit through a less rigorous process compared to refereed submissions, and typically do not involve an author’s response or conditional acceptance. Unlike refereed content, juried submissions are not expected to make the same level of lasting and significant contributions to our knowledge and understanding. Authors can anticipate receiving light feedback, usually consisting of up to a few paragraphs in length.

Sample Submissions

Authors are invited to check out these submissions if they need help or inspiration regarding their submissions.

Interactive Demos: Campos, C., Kljun, M., Sandak, J., & Čopič Pucihar, K. (2023, April). Interactive Paper Displays: Enabling Digital Functionalities on Physical Paper. In Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-5).

Pictorial: La Delfa, J., Baytaş, M. A., Luke, E., Koder, B., & Mueller, F. F. (2020, July). Designing Drone Chi: Unpacking the Thinking and Making of Somaesthetic Human-Drone Interaction. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 575-586).

Position Paper: Auda, J., Gruenefeld, U., & Mayer, S. (2020). It Takes Two To Tango: Conflicts Between Users on the Reality-Virtuality Continuum and Their Bystanders. In XR@ ISS.

Proceedings and Post Workshop Activities

Accepted papers will be invited for shepherding during the workshop. Authors will be assigned a PC member who will mentor their paper towards producing a publishable output. Successful outputs will be included in the workshop proceedings which will be announced soon. The proceedings will be archival and contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and advancements in HCI research in the Philippines.

Important Dates

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held as part of the Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC), the premier annual computing conference in the Philippines. More information about the venue will be provided closer to the event date.

Tentative Program

Time Event
08:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:30 Opening and Welcome Remarks
08:45 Lightning Talks and Interactive Demos
09:30 Coffee Break
09:45 Workshop Activities
11:30 Closing Keynote
11:45 Group Photo


This workshop is organized by the Executive Committee of the Manila ACM SIGCHI Chapter with support from the Computing Society of the Philippines and De La Salle University.

Program Committee

Briane Paul V Samson, De La Salle University, PH

Jordan Aiko Deja, De La Salle University, PH

Toni-Jan Keith Monserrat, Senti AI, PH

Ralph Vincent Regalado, Senti AI, PH

Maria Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ateneo De Manila University, PH

Isido Butaslac, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, PH

Beverly Bravo, University of the City of Muntinlupa and Concentrix Accessibility Support Team, PH

Giselle Nodalo, Metrobank, PH

Kristine Adlaon, University of Immaculate Concepcion, PH

Jennifer Teves, Teladoc Health, USA

Nicko Reginio Caluya, Ritsumeikan University, JP

Richard Lance Parayno, University of Salzburg, AT and Hostari, USA

Janna Aika Deja, ILI Digital, DE