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Call for Participation

Both more developed and less developed nations are experiencing a rapid growth of ageing populations. People aged 65+ years are expected to become 27% and 15% in these nations, respectively, by 2050 (Farage, 2012; US Census, 2015). The digital revolution has not adequately considered the needs of the ageing populations. Although older adults constitute an increasing segment of the demographics, the majority of research on HCI, as well as industrial companies, focus mostly on younger adults. As a consequence, older adults may be losing the possible benefits and opportunities from this growing digital era.

IxAP'16 focuses on coordinating efforts and raise awareness on interactive technology for ageing populations, which will be held on October 21 (20 Arrival & Registration, 22 Internal workshop) in Kochi, a picturesque city of Japan. We will invite 100 world class researchers to attend in order to present research findings, discuss their work, foster collaborations and develop underlying methodological frameworks, to drive HCI field forward.

Important Dates

1st May 2016 (11:59pm JST): Publication of Call
20th August 2016 (11:59pm JST): Extended deadline for Full Papers
30th August 2016 (11:59pm JST): Notification to Authors
1th September 2016 (11:59pm JST): Deadline for Posters
5th September 2016 (11:59pm JST): Notification for Posters
13th September 2016 (11:59pm JST): Camera-ready Deadline (Revised)
20th-22th October 2016: Date of the Symposium

Submission Types

IxAP2016 invites submissions in all areas of Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Usability, Interaction Design and related areas.

How to submit your paper and/or poster

1.    Login IxAP submission and review site (

If you are a first time user, "Sign up here.".

2.   Go to "Manage Submission" > "Create a new submission"

3.   According to which conferences (IxAP or IDHF) you would like to submit, select Subject Areas accordingly

4.   After you are done, Click "Submit"

***For submitting a revised version, you can click "Edit" > delete the original submission file, then replace it with the new version. Please also submit the itemized response sheet as supplementary material.***

We encourage the following submission types:

-Full Papers

Full Papers are intended to report stable and completed research. Papers will be 4-10 pages and will undergo a peer review process. Submitted full papers should follow the ACM CHI paper template (Word: Latex: Accepted papers will be presented orally, at the symposium. All submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. Accepted papers, after presented to the symposium, will be published in ACM Digital Library.  The authors of selected oral presentations will be invited to a special issue of the International SCI- or EI- indexed Journal after further revision.  Please note that there is no requirement to anonymize paper submissions and at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the symposium.


This is a juried submission track that allows attendees to showcase early, relatively speculative or not yet completed work so that others can know what they are doing. Authors are required to submit a 1-page poster paper including author information and a description of the study. Submitted poster papers should follow the IxAP Poster Paper template (Word: Download here). For accepted poster, please bring the poster to the venue and put it on designated place.  Note that:

1. The poster size should be A0 (84.1 x 118.4cm, 33.11 x 46.61 inches).

2. A small desk can be provided on request.

3. There is no AC power supply for poster presenters.

Please also note that there is no requirement to anonymize poster submissions and at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the symposium.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Kochi!

Cosmin Munteanu, Shengdong Zhao (Program Chairs)