OzCHI 2020

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

We invite original contributions on all topics related to human-computer interaction (HCI), interaction design and the design of interactive technologies. We welcome submissions from design, engineering, social science, creative industries and other related disciplines. In acknowledgement of the effect that Covid-19 had on everyone’s ability to conduct research, we have pushed back the Paper deadline. We now invite Paper as well as Late-Breaking Work submissions to be submitted by 14 August 2020. Submissions to both categories will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.

Papers

Papers should present original research and mature work in the fields of HCI and interaction design. These papers may describe investigations of user needs or contexts of use, lab-based evaluations or field deployments of prototypes, or other design-led or empirical investigations examining the relationship between people and technology. Given the impact of Covid-19 on conducting research studies, authors are encouraged to also consider submitting theory-based contributions that make a clear contribution to the field.

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 (up to 6 pages in the single-column ACM format), depending on the maturity of the work.

Late-Breaking Work

Late-Breaking Work (LBW) submissions present ideas that are emerging and would benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community. These submissions may include initial findings from new research, experiences of reflective practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches. Due to the reduced number of submission categories this year, we also invite case studies about the design of interactive technologies to the LBW track. Case studies may be based on academic or industry projects, and should describe recent, topical work to fit the “late-breaking” theme of this track. For example, this may include projects describing the application of HCI or interaction design principles for addressing pandemic-related challenges.

Important dates

  • 7 August 2020: Abstract submission for Papers and Late-Breaking Work
  • 14 August 2020: Papers
  • 14 August 2020: Late-Breaking Work
  • 2 October 2020: Notification of accepted submissions

Submission details

  • Template: Papers and Late-Breaking Work submissions must follow the new Word/LaTeX Master Article template. For further information and examples see the CHI2021 publication format website.
  • Page length: Papers should be between 8 and 16 pages (excluding references). LBW submissions can be up to 6 pages long (excluding references). Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a submission relative to its length. Shorter, more focused submissions are encouraged and will be reviewed like any other paper.
  • Anonymisation: Submissions must be anonymised for peer review. Citations of own work and general anonymisation standards should follow the CHI anonymisation policy.
  • Submission format: single column format in PDF using Word or LaTeX, including source files.
  • Submission system: We are planning on using PCS this year, the submission link will be published on the OzCHI website.

Selection process

Papers and LBW will undergo a double-blind review by an international panel and evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality and clarity of writing. This review will be based on the full text of the submission.

We are planning for accepted papers to be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register with OzCHI and present the paper at the virtual conference. We are aiming to keep costs for authors as low as possible this year. Updates on registration and online presentation format will be published on the OzCHI website.

Naseem Ahmadpour (The University of Sydney)
Tuck Leong (University of Technology, Sydney) 
Bernd Ploderer (Queensland University of Technology) 
Paper Chairs

Callum Parker (The University of Sydney)
Sarah Webber (The University of Melbourne)
Late-Breaking Work Chairs

Lian Loke (The University of Sydney)
Martin Tomitsch (The University of Sydney)
General Chairs