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 presents 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 Decemeber.

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