City Council of Amsterdam :: the Netherlands

University of Amsterdam :: the Netherlands
The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions  :: The Netherlands, The Hague

Second International Conference on

Human-Computer Interaction, High Education,

Augmented Reality and Technologies

( HCIHEART 2018 )

:: Amsterdam, the Netherlands ::

June 27 – 29, 2018

AInCI: International Association of Interactive Communication

ALAIPO: Latin Association of HCI

::. BBK .::
Birkbeck University of London

::. CNR - IMM .::
National Research Council

::. FUN .::
Future University Hakodate

::. GATECH .::
Georgia Institute of Technology

::. HAN .::
HAN University of Applied Sciences
the Netherlands

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

::. ITB .::
Institute of Technology Bandung

::. IUAV .::
University of Venice

Kettering University

::. KNU .::
Kainan University

::. MCU .::
Ming Chuan University

::. METU .::
Middle East Technical University

::. MJU .::
Myongji University
South Korea

::. MSU .::
Moscow State University

::. NHU .::
Nanhua University

::. NUU .::
National United University

::. POLSL .::
Politechnika Slaska University

::. PURDUE .::
Purdue University

::. QUT .::
Queensland University of Technology

University of Sheffield

::. TSINGHUA .::
Tsinghua University

::. U-AIZU .::
University of Aizu

::. UB .::
"Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău

::. UBA .::
Universidad de Buenos Aires

::. UCC .::
University College Cork

::. UCR .::
Universidad de Costa Rica
Costa Rica

::. UEF .::
University of Eastern Finland

::. UGR .::
Universidad de Granada

::. UHK .::
University of Hong Kong

::. UIOWA .::
University of Iowa

::. UM .::
University of Malta

::. UMD .::
University of Michigan-Dearborn

::. UNC .::
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

::. UNED .::
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

::. UNIBO .::
Università di Bologna

::. UNIGE .::
Università degli Studi di Genova

::. UNILJ .::
University of Ljubljana

::. UNIMIB .::
University of Milano–Bicocca

::. UNJU .::
Universidad Nacional de Jujuy

::. UNIVE .::
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

::. UNSE .::
Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero

::. UofO .::
University of Ottawa

::. UOI .::
University of Ioannina

::. UPR .::
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

::. US .::
Universidad de Sevilla

::. USC .::
University of Southern California

::. UTN .::
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional

::. UWI .::
University of the West Indies

::. VMMI .::
Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute
the Netherlands

::. WASEDA .::
Waseda University

::. WSU .::
Wayne State University






The 2nd International Conference on "Human-Computer Interaction, High Education, Augmented Reality and Technologies" (HCIHEART 2018) carries implicitly an innovating and revolutionary vision in the domain of the college education of the present and the future, excluding all those groups or castes that prevent the harmonious evolution of scientific knowledge, the use of the new technologies and the growth of the common wealth in the local and global village.

This is an annual event that is aimed at four domains that interrelate with each other in a bidirectional way such as human-computer interaction, high education, augmented reality, and information and communication technologies. In this scientific space new original proposals are admitted that are in a stage of elaboration or with already reached final results. Briefly, it is a kind of heart of different converging disciplines, tending to set up bridges between users and professionals of the new technologies. Allowing to all of them a greater ability to look towards the future in the short, middle and long term, with a much sharper accuracy and sharpness in their daily activities.

We do not tend to the large numbers of participants but rather to the qualitative factor of human communication, where the students, professors, researchers, businessmen, among others, have the chance of interacting positively to offer new horizons to the research and development works. In other words, the qualitative element of the group prevails over the quantitative aspect, as it happens in many other conferences, where students, for example, are not considered, and many of their works in the continuous research stage are only sidelined to the poster sections. Besides, we are working with zero “G factor” (G = Garduña).

In short, it is a new field of debate for the streamlining of the sciences and education focusing on human-computer interaction, augmented reality and new technologies that boost the learning process, the communicability between interactive media, professors and students, the supervision of the evolution of the research projects, the technology transfer between the university and the industry/business, and vice versa, and a long etcetera. Leaving the possibility open of including other potential contexts and new information and communication technologies where the human being is the center of the educational process.

Many conferences are focussed on specific aspects of computer science, programming, education., final users, human factors, advanced visual interface, ergonomics, etc., and bring together leading experts in a particular field or sometimes on a specific technology. The conferences, workshops, symposiums, etc., are not a big scale and aim to promote dialogue between established professors, research experts, pedagogues, etc., and students, programmers, mobile designers, etc. working on new directions. Hence topics from the whole range of human-computer interaction, dynamics and static media, 3D computer graphics, apps programming, software quality, communicability, interactive systems design and evaluation, e-learning authoring tools, online learning in higher education, educational video games, virtual agents, mixed reality, display technologies, global positioning system, information architecture, big data analysis,, etc. are welcomed.

Last year’s symposiums, workshops, conferences, etc., organized by AInCI and ALAIPO, for instance, included papers, demos, research-in-progress, doctoral consortium, posters, etc., on the topics (see below the alphabetical order). An extensive listing connotes and reflects the requirement and also skill necessary to find intersection zones of the disciplines among the different domains, fields, and specialities; which at the same time potentially boosts and merges the formerly different scientific views.

In short, we focus on the following main and secondary subjects, which do not exclude others of great current or future interest, alphabetically listed in the following way:

Human-Computer Interaction

:: Collaborative Systems
:: Computational Thinking
:: Gestural Interaction
:: Human-Computer Communicability
:: Information Visualization
:: Intelligent Interfaces
:: Interface Design and Assessment of Interactive Systems
:: Multimedia, Hypermedia and Web 2.0
:: Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
:: User Experience

High Education

:: Computer Science and Engineering
:: Culture Systems
:: Digital Libraries
:: e-Learning
:: m-Learning
:: Pedagogy
:: Social Sciences
:: Video Games and Education
:: Virtual Agents and Virtual Education
:: Virtual Classroom and Virtual University

Augmented Reality

:: Architecture of AR Systems
:: Computer Graphics and Computer Vision
:: Digital Literacy
:: Global Positioning System
:: Haptic Rendering
:: Interaction and Output Modalities
:: Multimedia Design and Spatial Experience
:: Multimodal Displays
:: Software Tools
:: Static and Dynamics Media


:: AR Hardware
:: Design Technology
:: Educational Technology
:: Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
:: Mobile Devices and Sensors
:: Networking and Security
:: New Display Technologies
:: Research and Emerging Technologies
:: Tracking Technology
:: User Interface Technology

All contributions –papers, workshops, demos, posters, research-in-progress and doctoral consortium, should be of high quality, originality, clarity, significance and impact. Besides, all submitted papers will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the international conference.  Authors of accepted contributions who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their works, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers, demos, research-in-progress, etc.

Best regards, 

Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (Chair - coordinator)
Doris Edison and Pamela Fulton (International Secretariat)

ALAIPO: Asociación Latina Interacción Persona-Ordenador –Latin Association of HCI ( and AINCI: Asociación Internacional de la Comunicación Interactiva –International Association of Interactive Communication ( Address: Via Tabajani 1, S. 15 (7) - 24121 (Bergamo) Italy :: c/ Angel Baixeras, 5 - AP 1638 - 08080 (Barcelona), Spain. Email: ::

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2. The events have the following deadlines

Works Submissions: Closed. . Consequently, as they are received, they will be evaluated. It is a way to speed up the process to make up the final program of the international conference, visa requirements, should plan travel well in advance, etc. In other words, it is not necessary to wait until the deadline to send them for the evaluation process. 
Deadline: Closed.
Authors Notification:
Closed. .
Camera-ready, full papers: Closed.


3. Program Committee:

- Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (chair - coordinator)

Demo Session, Poster Session, Workshop Session, and Doctoral Consortium:

Miguel C. Ficarra: AInCI and ALAIPO, Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan), Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan), Ana Pérez. University of Sevilla (Spain), Anna Parodi. University of Genoa (Italy), Lastenia Bonilla. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica), and Danny Barrantes. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica).

Honorary Committee:

- Francesca Bocchi. University of Bologna (Italy)
- Alejandro Frangi. University of Sheffield (UK)
- Gavriel Salvendy. Tsinghua University (China)
- Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)

Scientific Committee:

:: Alejandro Frangi. University of Sheffield (UK)
:: Ana Pérez. University of Sevilla (Spain)
:: Andreas Kratky. University of Southern California (USA)
:: Anna Parodi. University of Genoa (Italy)
:: Annamaria Poli. University of Milano Bicocca (Italy)
:: Chia-Wen Tsai. Ming Chuan University (Taiwan)
:: Carlos García. National University of Cuyo (Argentina)
:: Claudio Germak. Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
:: Constantine Stephanidis. University of Crete (Greece)
:: Daniela Tamburini. Sperimenta Centro Studi Cinema e Formazione di Milano (Italy)
:: Danny Barrantes. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: Diego González. IMM - National Research Council (Italy)
:: Farshad Fotauhi. Wayne State University (USA)
:: Gavriel Salvendy. Tsinghua University (China)
:: Georges Győry. Birkbeck University of London (UK)
:: Georgios Styliaras. University of Ioannina (Greece)
:: Gerrit van der Veer. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
:: Gustavo Hirchoren. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Hugo Scolnik. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Jeff Williams. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: José Hamkalo. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Juan Silva Salmerón. University of Ottawa (Canada)
:: Jurek Kirakowski. University College Cork (Ireland)
:: Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)
:: Karen Woodman. Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
:: Kim Veltman. Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute (The Netherlands)
:: Klementina Možina. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Lastenia Bonilla. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: Laurence Bender. National University of Tres de Febrero (Argentina)
:: Leda Digion. National University of Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: Liliana Māţă. "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău (Romania)
:: Marek Wyleżoł. Politechnika Slaska (Poland)
:: Marko Mladineo. University of Split (Croatia)
:: Maria Pia Morigi. University of Bologna (Italy)
:: María Teresa Dalmasso. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Marilú Lebrón Vázquez. University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
:: Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra. Alaipo & Ainci (Italy & Spain)
:: Ming-Chien Hung. Nanhua University (Taiwan)
:: Mohamed Hamada. University of Aizu (Japan)
:: Onur Demirors. Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
:: Pablo Marrero Negrón. University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
:: Peter Stanchev. Kettering University (USA)
:: Pivovarova Liudmila. Moscow State University (Russia)
:: Reiko Hishiyama. Waseda University (Japan)
:: Roberto von Sprecher. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Rosa Smurra. University of Bologna (Italy)
:: Ruly Darmawan. Institute of Technology Bandung (Indonesia)
:: Sebastián Gabo. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Tetsuo Tamai. University of Tokio (Japan)
:: Timothy Read. National University of Distance Education (Spain)
:: Tom Murphy. University College Dublin (Ireland)
:: Urška Fekonja Peklaj. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Vigneswara Ilavarasan. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (India)
:: Virginia Guarinos Galán. University of Sevilla (Spain)
:: Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan)

Second International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, High Education, Augmented Reality and Technologies :: HCIHEART 2018 :: Amsterdam, the Netherlands :: June 27 - 29, 2018

2nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, High Education, Augmented Reality and Technologies :: HCIHEART 2018 :: Amsterdam, the Netherlands :: June 27 - 29, 2018

2nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, High Education, Augmented Reality and Technologies :: HCIHEART 2018 :: Amsterdam, the Netherlands :: June 27 - 29, 2018

2nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, High Education, Augmented Reality and Technologies :: HCIHEART 2018 :: Amsterdam, the Netherlands :: June 27 - 29, 2018

2nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, High Education, Augmented Reality and Technologies :: HCIHEART 2018 :: Amsterdam, the Netherlands :: June 27 - 29, 2018

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