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Alfredo Sanchez <[log in to unmask]>
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From: André Pimenta Freire <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:01 PM

CLIHC 2015 Student Design Competition – Call for Proposals

- Provide an opportunity for students of Human-Computer Interaction and
related fields (e. g. Computer Science, Design, Psychology, Social
Sciences, etc.) to participate in a Latin American event through a
practical activity;

- Create an exhibition space of solutions to a problem socially relevant;

- Foster greater interaction between industry representatives and students.


- Groups of up to 4 students with 1 supervisor.

- Each team must have at least one student and one supervisor;

- The supervisor may be a professor or industry professional.

Theme challenge: Interactive technologies for a social impact in Latin

Latin America is a booming developing region, and technology uptake in
several of its countries has opened a plethora of possibilities for
innovation and life improvement of its population.  However, the region
still has many challenges in several areas, along with a social divide
between richer and poorer and difficulties with day-to-day life.

In this competition, students are challenged to propose interactive
technological solutions to promote social impact relevant to the Latin
American context.  Proposals can include (but are not limited to): economic
development, health, education, sustainability, security, ageing, culture,
marginal groups, and other contexts that would tackle issues of social
relevance in Latin America.

The solution can be a software, a tangible product, a service or a new
process. However, it is essential that the solution be inspired by the
people who face the challenge topic. Specifically, solutions should be
given by thinking about what could be different in an ideal scenario
(without limits of time, money or other resources).


- Each team must submit a presentation in Portuguese, Spanish or English in
PDF format with a maximum of 15 slides.

- Submissions should be sent by e-mail until the deadline specified in this
call with copies to both organizers (Sandra and André), with the subject
“CLIHC 2015 – Student Design Competition Submission”

The presentation should briefly describe:

- The Problem addressed;

- The Social impact of the proposed solution in the Latin American context;

- The Process used during the project;

- The Methodology, methods and techniques used;

- The Description of the target audience;

- The Proposed solution;

As with other submissions sent to CLIHC 2015. SDC entries should not have
been previously accepted for presentation or publication in any other event.

Evaluation Process

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

   - Quality of work
   - Novelty of approach
   - Significance of the contribution to the field of HCI
   - Clarity of written presentation
   - Strength of the case for the expected social impact of the proposal

Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All
rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted
materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the
start of the conference, with the exception of title and author information
which will be published on the website prior to the conference. Submissions
should not contain sensitive, private, or proprietary information that
cannot be disclosed at publication time.

- A jury made up of researchers and industry representatives will choose
the best five projects;

- The five projects selected will be invited to be presented during CLIHC

- These five projects selected for presentation should submit a report of
up to six pages in ACM format describing in more detail the points raised
in the first document submitted.

Final presentation at CLIHC 2015

The presentation should be only in Portuguese, English or Spanish. At least
two representatives of each project must be present during the event to
make the presentation of their project. A jury of four representatives from
industry and academia will choose the three winning projects.
Sponsorship and prizes

ACM SIGCHI will sponsor travel expenses of a total of 10 (ten)
participants, being two from each of the five finalists.  Sponsorships will
include airfares and hotel expenses.

Two students from the team winning in first place of the Student Design
Competition will be awarded scholarships by ACM SIGCHI (USD 1000 each) to
attend CHI 2016 in San Jose, California.
Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 4th September 2015

Results of the projects selected for the finals: 5th October 2015

Final versions of selected projects: 30th October 2015

Final presentation: 18th to 21st November 2015

- Sandra Murillo, México / UPAEP – sandrarocio.murillo[AT]upaep[DOT]mx

- André Pimenta Freire, Brazil / UFLA -  apfreire[AT]dcc[DOT]ufla[DOT]br

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