INTERACT 2019, the 17th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, will be held from September 2 to 6, 2019 in Paphos, Cyprus. Organised by TC 13, INTERACT is co-sponsored by the Cyprus University of Technology and Tallinn University, and is being held in cooperation with ACM and ACM SIGCHI.

Situated under the open, inclusive umbrella of the IFIP, INTERACT has been truly international in its spirit and has attracted researchers from several countries and cultures. 

This year, INTERACT continues the conscious efforts to lower barriers that prevent people from developing countries to participate. Thinkers and optimists believe that all regions of the world can achieve human development goals. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can support this process and empower people to achieve their full potential. 

Today ICT products have many new users and many new uses, while also presenting new challenges and providing new opportunities. It is no surprise that HCI researchers are showing great interest in these emergent users. 

INTERACT 2019 provides a platform to explore these challenges and opportunities while also making it easier for people from developing countries to participate. Furthermore, hosting INTERACT 2019 in a small country with a small Human-Computer Interaction community affords an opportunity to expose the local industry and academia to the concepts of Human-Computer Interaction and User-Centered Design. The rich history and culture of Cyprus provides a strong networking atmosphere and collaboration opportunities.

In preparing for INTERACT 2019, TC 13 received a total of 669 submissions distributed in two peer reviewed tracks, four curated tracks and five juried tracks. The acceptance rate for contributions received in the peer-reviewed tracks was of 29 per cent for full papers and 28 per cent for short papers.

INTERACT 2019 innovated the reviewing process with the introduction of subcommittees. Each subcommittee had a chair and set of associated chairs who were in charge of coordinating the reviewing process with the help of expert reviewers.

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