OzCHI 2021

33rd 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.

Call for participation

We invite submission to the conference tracks: Papers, Late-Breaking Works, and Case Studies.


Papers should present original research and mature work in the fields of HCI and studies of use and design of interactive technologies. 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.

Papers will be delivered as online presentations at OzCHI 2021. We are planning for accepted papers to be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library (pending approval by ACM).

Late-Breaking Works

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

Case Studies include industry and community papers that describe initiatives that could benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community, as well as research impact papers that report on the impact of a research initiative. Case studies differ from papers as they do not need to define themselves as part of the potentially longer-term body of academic research on that topic, and thus may not have an extensive literature review or explicitly add to HCI theory within academic schools of thought.

Selection process

All submissions will undergo a double-blind review by an international panel and will be assessed based on their significance, originality, and clarity of writing.

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 again this year. Updates on registration and online presentation format will be published here on the OzCHI website.

Authors of all submitted papers are expected to contribute to the review process by volunteering to review one or more papers in their field of expertise. Review assignment will be guided by a bidding process, to ensure the best possible match between reviewers and paper topic.

Important dates


  • 20 August 2021: Paper submission deadline
  • 27 August 2021: Extended Paper submission deadline
  • 1 October 2021: Notification of accepted submissions
  • 22 October 2021: Publication-ready deadline

Late-Breaking Works and Case Studies

  • 17 September 2021: Late-Breaking Works and Case Studies submission deadline
  • 7 October 2021: Notification of accepted submissions
  • 22 October 2021: Publication-ready deadline

Submission details

Papers should be between 9 and 18 pages (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 accordingly.

Late-Breaking Works and Case Studies may be up to 8 pages in the single-column ACM format (excluding references).

Anonymisation: Submissions must be anonymised for peer review. Citations of own work and general anonymisation standards should follow the CHI anonymisation policy.

Submission system: Authors can now submit to the Papers and Late-Breaking Works/Case Studies tracks in Precision Conference.

Submission format: single column format in PDF using Word or LaTeX, including source files.

Template: Papers, Late-Breaking Works, and Case Studies must follow the new Word/LaTeX Master Article template.


Paper Chairs

Hilary Davis (Swinburne University of Technology)
Abdullah Al Mahmud (Swinburne University of Technology)
Zhanna Sarsenbayeva (The University of Melbourne)
Alessandro Soro (Queensland University of Technology)

Contact – paper.chairs@ozchi.org 

Late-Breaking Works and Case Studies Chairs

Diego Muñoz (Swinburne University of Technology)
Leigh Ellen Potter (Griffith University)
Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor (Australian National University)
Jess Tsimeris (Google)

Contact – lbw.chairs@ozchi.org