Call for Papers

Theme and Scope

We invite HealthCare Providers, HCI Practitioners, HealthCare IT professionals, Research Scholars and Design Students to present short technical papers on their research and development results in areas of “HCI in HealthCare” including but not limited to the following topics:

HealthCare IT has significant potential to improve patient safety, organizational efficiency, and patient satisfaction in HealthCare thereby enhancing the patient journey. As per HIMSS (HealthCare Information and Management Systems Society), the overall HealthCare IT adoption is low even in developed countries. The intent of this workshop is to identify how/whether enhancements in HCI can influence change in HealthCare industry, encourage IT adoption with HealthCare professionals and thereby improve the quality of care.
Research has shown that only highly customized or personalized software used by HealthCare professionals fare well on the usability scale. With diverse stakeholders in HealthCare like Government, Hospital Management, Doctors, Nurses, Lab Staff, Health workers, Insurance providers, Patients, etc. the requirements of each group is varied. Learning from representatives across the HealthCare IT ecosystem will equip the attendees to understand on-the-ground challenges with interface design and associated gaps in currently available gamut of HealthCare IT solutions.
Today it is common knowledge that patients who are more engaged with their health, take steps to maintain their wellbeing and share monitoring data with their doctors. Introduction of a plethora of health monitoring apps and wearables in the HealthCare market has brought about a huge change in patient care management globally. To make this a reality India has a long way to go and thus this space presents boundless opportunities. We welcome your thoughts related to HCI on this topic.

Dates to Remember

First Submission



Acceptance Notification



Re-Submission Deadline



(for conditionally accepted papers)




Workshop Chair

Organising Committee

  • Prachi Sakhardande
  • Pankaj Doke
  • Priya Aswath

Steering Committee

  • Sanjay Tripathi, Phd
  • Anirudha Joshi, Phd
  • Ajith Kumar, Phd



Date & Venue



IIT Bombay

Sponsor Organisation



09:00 Workshop Opens
09:15 – 10:15 Key Note Speaker 1
10:15 – 11:00 Paper Presentations
11:30 – 12:00 Paper Presentations
12:00 – 13:00 Panel Discussion
14:15 – 15:15 Key Note Speaker 2
15:15 - 15:45 Valedictory


The HCI in HealthCare Workshop will take place on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in conjunction with the India HCI 2016 Conference at the IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. The workshop is open to all India HCI 2016 Conference attendees. To attend, please register separately for the workshop at the link provided.

About Workshop

NASSCOM has recently stated that ‘Indian HealthCare IT is now a $1 billion market’. Despite the huge market size, there is poor adoption of available HealthCare IT products by HealthCare professionals. Information Technology is yet to penetrate HealthCare industry effectively to the extent that it can influence quality of care. The “HCI in HealthCare” workshop will look at existing challenges faced by HealthCare providers in India and how to improve their IT adoption.

The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Bring together people from variety of disciplines focused on solving HCI issues in HealthCare IT.
  • Encourage HCI and HealthCare Practitioners to submit papers, posters, appear on panels, make demonstrations, etc.
  • Provide encouragement, direction and support for engagement in HCI research in HealthCare IT.
  • Look for HCI solutions from other Industries which can be implemented in HealthCare.
  • Learn from experts on the way forward and opportunities for HCI in Healthcare.

This workshop will have representation from Government, Public and Private HealthCare Practitioners, HCI Experts, HealthCare IT Providers and Academia. The program will include plenary speakers, invited panels, and presentation of papers and posters.


Workshop Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published.

India HCI follows a double blind review process for all the submissions at the conference. This means that during and after the review process, the reviewers do not know who the author(s) were and the author(s) do not know who reviewed their papers. At the time of submission, authors are expected to ensure that their submissions have been blinded.

Authors should, however, keep citations to all previous work including their own, so that the reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account. Authors should cite their own work in the third person, for example, “As described by Dalvi et. al, …”. Further suppression of your identity in the body of the paper (e.g. name of town /country, participating institutions, photographs of researchers etc.) is left to author’s discretion.

All authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection latest by the dates mentioned against each category along with the review comments on their submissions. Based on the individual comments, authors will be instructed to submit the Camera Ready version of their submissions on or before the advertised dates against different categories. The accepted submissions must be presented at the conference by one of the author(s) on Day 1 of India HCI Conference at HCI in HealthCare Workshop. The presented works will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers should be used as the basis for a 15-20 minutes workshop presentation.

Papers should be a maximum of 4 pages in length and follow the ACM formatting rules.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format:

Important Instructions

  • All submissions must be original and should not have been published elsewhere.
  • At least one author should register and present the paper at the conference.
  • Submissions that are not blinded will be rejected automatically. Please remove individual and institutional identities (Author’s Name, the Name of University or Company) from the title and header areas of the paper. Please remove any Meta data, acknowledgements and names of funding agencies from the Word/LaTeX files used to generate PDF files for submission.
  • Authors should retain the citations to all previous work (including their own).
  • EasyChair accepts only PDF files. The PDF version of a paper should be derived from MS Word or LaTeX file which should strictly follow the ACM SIGCHI format (the link is provided above). Please note that papers not following the format have a good chance of NOT being included in the conference proceedings.

EasyChair Guidelines

  • Please login to EasyChair here.
  • If you do not have an EasyChair account, please create one and login.
  • Click on “New Submission” menu and select your track.
  • Subsequent screens will guide you through your submission.

For more details, visit India HCI 2016 Conference website: