The XIX Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computing Systems (IHC 2020) will be held from October 26 to 30, 2020, in the Cyberspace.
Due to the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IHC 2020 will be performed online, in the planned dates, and, mostly, synchronously. There will also have asynchronous activities to allow a greater exchange of experiences, even when an online connection is not possible.
IHC 2020 invites you to continue working on your research and preparing papers. We look forward to meeting you there!
Located in the north-central region of Minas Gerais, 285 km away from Belo Horizonte, Diamantina has about 47,000 inhabitants. The city is one of the destinations of "Estrada Real", one of the richest cultural and touristic routes in Brazil and is part of the touristic circuit of diamond mining cities. With a rich and preserved architectural, cultural and natural heritage, in the late 1990s Diamantina received the title of World Cultural Heritage Site, from UNESCO. Currently, Diamantina is one of the best known and most visited historical cities in Brazil. The colonial houses, of Baroque inspiration; historic buildings; secular churches; the beautiful natural landscape and a strong religious, folk and musical tradition give the city a special singularity.
Cultural events take place throughout the year in Diamantina and region, such as the Gastronomy Festival, Music Festival, the traditional carnival that attracts tourists from all over Brazil, and the famous Vesperata. In addition, Diamantina is the hometown of personalities like Juscelino Kubitschek and Xica da Silva, whose homes have been preserved and are open to visitors.
The Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computing Systems (IHC) is the main scientific event in the field of Human-Computer Interaction in Brazil. IHC has been successful in disseminating research results, attracting researchers, professors, students and industry professionals involved in the area of Human-Computer Interaction. The integration of different backgrounds, resulting from the interdisciplinarity inherent to Human-Computer Interaction, leads to a vibrant environment for exchanging ideas about work in progress and conducive to the emergence of partnerships, projects, orientations, professional contacts, among others. The symposium is promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), through the Special Committee on Human-Computer Interaction (CEIHC).
The first edition of IHC was held in the city of Maringá in 1998, as a workshop within the Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering; since then IHC has been dissiminating research results in the area of HCI from north to south of the country. In 2000 the event gained autonomy and became part of the series of "Brazilian Symposiums" from SBC. Between 2002 and 2010, IHC took place every two years, alternating with the Latin American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CLIHC). The decision to change its periodicity in 2002 intended to give the Brazilian community, at that time, extended deadlines to carry out empirical research with users and present solid results at each edition of the symposium.
The growth of the HCI community in Brazil, however, was very expressive, both quantitatively and qualitatively, so that, in 2010, the CEIHC assembly gathered during the IX Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computing Systems decided to resume the annual periodicity of the event. In 2011, still in conjunction with CLIHC, the symposium was held in Porto de Galinhas, PE. Since then, the number of participants in IHC has been increasing every year. More information about previous editions of the event can be found here.