32nd Australian Conference on
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

OzCHI is the annual non-profit conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) and Australia's leading forum for the latest in HCI research and practice. OzCHI attracts a broad international community of researchers, industry practitioners, academics and students. Participants come from a range of backgrounds and include interaction designers, user experience (UX) practitioners, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information systems analysts and social scientists.

Virtual Edition

This year, OzCHI will take place as a virtual conference with papers and late-breaking works being presented online. A particular focus of OzCHI 2020 will be to support PhD candidates and their research through a range of mentoring opportunities and a doctoral consortium. 

In acknowledgement of the effect that Covid-19 had on everyone’s ability to conduct research, we have pushed back the paper deadline. We invite paper as well as late-breaking works submissions; both are due on 14 August 2020. Submissions to both categories will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. Papers report on innovative, original and completed research, which is relevant to the HCI community. Late-breaking works present ideas that are emerging and would benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community. Late-breaking works may include initial findings from new research, experiences of reflective practitioners and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches.

We no longer have the category of “Short Papers”, but we are now accepting submissions to the Papers track that are any length between 8 and 16 pages in the new, single-column ACM Master Article Template. The length of the paper should correspond to the contribution it makes. Authors are encouraged to consider submitting their work either to the Papers track or to the Late-Breaking Work track (which are up to 6 pages long in the single-column ACM format), depending on the maturity of the work.

Conference Format

OzCHI 2020 will be a fully virtual event, with live paper presentations, the doctoral consortium and social events all taking place in Zoom.

Sessions will be scheduled both during working hours and in the evenings, Australian Eastern Standard Time. This will facilitate participation of presenters and attendees from different timezones. Scheduling will take this into account to make presenter times that are user friendly, as much as possible.

Accepted authors will be given an opportunity to nominate preferred times of day to present, before the program is finalised.

The conference will be scheduled over several days, between 2-4 December, with a welcome social event on the evening of Wednesday 2 December.

Details and instructions will be sent out to presenters and attendees before the conference.

Conference Awards

  Gitte Lindgaard Award for the Best Paper

Embedded assumptions in design and Making projects with children

Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Marianne Kinnula, Heidi Hartikainen, and Netta Iivari

  Steve Howard Award for the Best Student Paper

Augmenting Remote Interviews through Virtual Experience Prototypes

Almohannad Albastaki, Marius Hoggenmüller, Frederic Robinson, and Luke Hespanhol

  Honourable Mention Awards

Generative Audio and Real-Time Soundtrack Synthesis in Gaming Environments

Cameron Bossalini, William Raffe, and Jaime Garcia

Occupational Therapy Meets Design: An Augmented Reality Tool for Assistive Home Modifications

Hiroo Aoyama and Leila Aflatoony

A Preliminary Design Vocabulary for Interactive Urban Play: Analysing and Composing Design Configurations for Playful Digital Placemaking

Louis Chew, Lian Loke, and Luke Hespanhol

HIITCopter: VR Exergaming for Increasing Motivation and Enjoyment in High-Intensity Interval Training

Harrison She, Alexander Mercer, Patrick Poole, Ofek Wittenberg, Jared Young, Alex Shaw, and Burkhard Wuensche

How older adults respond to the use of Virtual Reality for enrichment: a systematic review

Kong Saoane Thach, Reeva Lederman, and Jenny Waycott

Designing with Emerging Science: Developing an Alternative Frame for Self-Tracking

Tom Jenkins, Laurens Boer, Sarah Homewood, Teresa Almeida, and Anna Vallgårda

  Best Reviewer Awards

David Chung, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Os Keyes, University of Washington

Julia Prior, University of Technology Sydney

Diego Munoz Saez, Swinburne University of Technology

Lucy Sparrow, University of Melbourne

Thank you for joining us for OzCHI 2020!

You can revisit some of the conference moments on Twitter. The papers and LBWs will appear in the ACM online proceedings in the next few weeks.

Join our OzCHI community via our dedicated Slack workspace, which we will keep active after the conference.

See you at OzCHI 2021!