Short courses

Short courses aim to present practically and didactically a general view on a research topic or technology that might be interesting for the HCI community. Thus, attendants will be able to learn about a new topic, as well as apply the content to their researches and practices.

Short courses must have as target audience undergraduate and graduate students and/or professionals. It is expected that the courses consider topics related to the Brazilian Symposium on Human Factor in Computer Systems. Interdisciplinary proposals are also welcome. Short courses must be planned for 3 or 6 hours long and presented in Portuguese or English.

Short courses are subject to cancellation if there is not a minimum of 10 registered participants or if the committee considered its realization inviable.


Submissions should be limited to two pages, in Portuguese or English, in ACM SIGCHI paper format and must contain the following sections:

  • Title, authors and affiliations (submission of short courses should not be anonymous).
  • Presentation (synthesis of the thematic importance).
  • Extended Summary (brief explanation of what will be covered in each topic)..
  • Audience (to specify the audience and to signalize why the proposed course should attract the attention of this audience. Explain and justify any prerequisites.).
  • Authors’ biographies (each author should be briefly presented).
  • Duration of the course (three or six hours).
  • Language that the course will be taught in (English or Portuguese).
  • Computing and audiovisual resources needed.
  • Bibliographic references (if necessary).

Each selected course must have as a final version a text that will be published as a book chapter: from 20 to 30 pages for 3-hour courses, or from 30 to 40 pages, for 6-hour courses. Authors must allow the publication of the abstract in the IHC 2015 website. Portuguese book chapters must have title and abstract in English.

One lecturer for each course will be given free registration in the event. Other types of support are being evaluated by the Organizing Committee.

Submissions must be sent electronically, in PDF format, via JEMS system, short course category.

Short course chairs:

  • Ingrid Teixeira Monteiro (UFC) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Milene Selbach Silveira  (PUCRS) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: 04/05/2015 15/05/2015 
  • Notification of results: 05/06/2015
  • Final version: 10/08/2015