OzCHI 2022 will take place in Canberra, Australia in November/December 2022 and will be hosted by the Australian National University at The Shine Dome. OzCHI2022 is organised in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI.
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.
This year, OzCHI is aiming to be a carbon negative conference. That means that we are planning to calculate (to the best of our ability) the carbon emissions that are generated from hosting the conference, and then purchasing more carbon offsets than what we generated. See below for a list of emission types we plan to estimate. To do this, we will, first and foremost, try to reduce the amount of carbon that is generated from the event. This means OzCHI 2022 might look a little different to other conferences. Measures that we are taking include:
- Choosing a venue with a sustainability commitment
- Choosing to only have vegetarian catering
- Being alcohol-free
- No 'Swag bags' or other merchandise
- Using non-disposable crockery and cutlery where possible
- Choosing venues within walking distance of each other
After we have limited the carbon generated from the event, we will then purchase the highest quality carbon offsets that are available to greater than the amount of the estimated emissions. To help us limit our emissions, you can take the following action:
- Bring your own keep-cup, water bottle, notepaper and pen
- Where possible, choose low-carbon travel options including car-pooling, public transport or cycling/walking
- Where possible, choose accommodation with sustainability policies
Emissions we plan to estimate:
- Catering/food waste
- Travel to and from the conference from participants
- Accommodation from participants
- Intra-conference travel
As the ACT uses 100% renewable electricity, we will not need to calculate energy usage.
The theme of OzCHI 2022 is "connected creativity", this year we want to acknowledge the value of connections between researchers, technologies, society and country and the creative expressions of these connections. To emphasise this theme we are introducing a special creativity track for OzCHI 2022 to present creative computing works including art, games, media and music that connect with and extend human-computer interaction.
COVID-19 Safety (for in-person participants)
- All in-person participants are required to follow ACT Government COVID-19 guidelines and advice: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au.
- It is a requirement for attendees to be double-vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the conference, as per the registration form. Please have your proof of vaccination ready to show.
- All attendees for the workshops day and main conference need to check in on arrival at the relevant check-in desk.
- Please conduct a RAT test before arriving at the conference. We encourage participants to re-test each day.
- Please do not attend OzCHI in-person if you are feeling unwell or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or you are a household contact.
- By attending the conference in person, you are declaring that you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and have not tested positive.
- If you have travelled to Canberra and become unwell, you are welcome to contact us about accessing the conference livestream as an alternative.
- We strongly recommend that masks be worn when you are not eating or drinking. Hand sanitiser will be made available at the venue.
- If you test positive to COVID-19 and attended any part of OzCHI during your infectious period, please contact General Chairs (Jennyfer Taylor – firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can notify relevant attendees of possible exposure in keeping with ACT Government Guidelines.
The registration form can be found here at ergonomics.org.au
Full conference registrations
- Member (HFESA/ACM/ACM SIGCHI) $600
- Non-Member $800
- Student/Concession $350
- Remote Member/Student/Concession $250
- Remote Non-Member $350
Single day registrations
- Member Wednesday $200
- Member Thursday $200
- Member Friday $100
- Non-Member Wednesday $250
- Non-Member Thursday $250
- Non-Member Friday $200
- Student/Concession Wednesday $100
- Student/Concession Thursday $100
- Student/Concession Friday $50
Important dates and Call
All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. When the deadline is day D, the last time to submit is when D ends AoE.
Check your local time in AoE.
The call for submissions can be found here.
17 June 2022 24 June 2022: Papers due 8 August 2022 : Papers notifications 2 September 2022: Papers publication ready
LBW, Case Studies and Creativity Track
12 August 202219 August 2022: LBW, Case Studies and Creativity Track due 26 September 2022: LBW and Case Studies notifications 10 October 2022: LBW and Case Studies publication ready
15 July 2022 22 July 2022: Workshop proposals due 12 August 2022: Workshop proposals notifications 2 September 2022: Workshop website to be published 10 October 2022: Workshop position papers due 31 October 2022: Notification to participants on acceptance to workshop
(Organisers must notify participants of acceptance at least seven days before the conference Early Registration Deadline)
Conference Dates Venue
- 29 November -- 2 December: Shine Dome, Canberra, ACT