Call for participation: Graduate Colloquium

CLIHC 2019 is the bi-ennial conference that aims to bring together the Latin American HCI community. The CLIHC 2019 Graduate Colloquium provides an opportunity for Latin American graduate students working in HCI and its related fields to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of prominent researchers.

We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation/final project work to apply for this unique opportunity to share their research with fellow students in a similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field. Successful applicants will be those who show a clear topic and research approach and have made some progress, but who are not so far along that they can no longer make changes to their plan.

In addition to stating how you will benefit from participation, both you and your advisor should be clear on what you can contribute to the Graduate Colloquium. Being accepted into the Colloquium is an honor and involves a commitment to giving and receiving thoughtful commentary with an eye toward shaping HCI in Latin America and fellow participants in their respective fields.


During the Graduate Colloquium

Accepted students will present their work to the group with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by participating researchers and fellow participants. Detailed instructions will be provided upon acceptance.

Each participant should also bring a small version of a poster presenting their work (e.g., using letter-size or A4 paper) for sharing with faculty mentors and other students during the Colloquium sessions.


The proposal must have the following four components, all written in English.

Selection Process

The review and decision of acceptance will balance many factors. This includes the quality of your proposal and where you are within your graduate program. Candidates who have a clearly developed idea, who are formally considered by their institution to be working on their dissertation or final project, and who still have time to be influenced by participation in the Colloquium will receive the strongest consideration.

Over and above an assessment of research quality, the selection process will also consider additional factors. The goal is to identify a set of students that will benefit significantly from the Colloquium and support each other in their growth. As a group, the accepted candidates will exhibit a diversity of backgrounds and topics. Your institution will be taken into account, where we are unlikely to accept more than two students from the same institution and almost certainly will not accept more than one student with the same advisor.

Important dates (GC)


Yazmín Magallanes

Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Coatzacoalcos

Francisco J. Gutierrez

University of Chile