The focus of traditional Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research has largely been on relatively homogenized groups of users, mostly in technology-rich settings. As computing technologies become more ubiquitous throughout the world, including across relatively under-served communities and diverse populations, there is a growing need to better understand these communities and their interactions with computing technologies.

HCIxB – HCI Across Borders – intends to build bridges to connect researchers working towards this goal in countries around the world, with a special focus on the so-called global south.

Next event: Symposium 2017 at CHI, May 6th & 7th.

Please note — if you are considering submitting to (and attending) HCIxB this year, we will be giving preference to the funding requests that are received earlier rather than later. Here is our request form: Please go ahead and fill this out ASAP (and before April 1st) if you have submitted or are planning on submitting a workshop paper. We can then try to budget funding for you, although it will only be confirmed once your paper is accepted. Please let your friends and colleagues know!