The Initiative

Arab HCI is an initiative that is established on September 2016 to empower, bridge and connect HCI researchers and practitioners from the Arab world with those who are conducting/interested in research in this context. The initiative goal is to leverages our “insider” understanding of HCI research in the Arab context to explore the challenges and unique opportunities for future research. Arab HCI initiative will facilitate community-building by establishing and maintaining a linkage for collaboration between HCI researchers interested in Arab HCI to serve our bi-directional goal: to empower HCI research in the Arab context and increase visibility of the Arab researchers as collaborators, reviewers and publishers in top ranked venues.

Arab HCI initiative aims to: (i) create a sustainable community focusing on Arab HCI to promote HCI research in the Arab countries by empowering Arab HCI researchers, (ii) facilitate collaboration among HCI researchers, practitioners, and postgraduate students in the Arab community, (iii) facilitate collaboration with well-established international HCI research labs in academia and industry to grow the presence of HCI in the Arab world.


Community Members: the list is growing and involving HCI researchers interested in the Arab context with no restrictions on their background, gender or nationality.

Community Events: a series of events in the SIGCHI conferences will be planned to bring scholars together to address specific themes relevant to ARAB HCI research. Current events: