Call for Submissions

Papers

Papers should present original research and mature work in HCI, interaction design, and related fields. 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 accept submissions to the Papers track that are any length between 9 and 18 pages (excluding references) in the new, single column ACM Master Article Template. The length of the paper should correspond to the contribution it makes.

We are planning OzCHI 2022 as a hybrid conference. Papers can be delivered in person or as online presentations. Accepted submissions will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library.

Late-Breaking Work and Case Studies

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.

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.

LBW and Case Study submissions may be up to 8 pages (excluding references) in the single-column ACM format.

At the OzCHI 2022 hybrid conference LBW will be delivered as short presentations in person or online. Accepted submissions will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library.

Workshops

Workshops aim to bring together researchers in the field of HCI to discuss and interact on specific topics of interest. Organisers of accepted workshops will be required to solicit position papers and accept responsibility for conducting the workshop.

Workshops are intended to foster discussion and exchange of ideas. Because focused interaction among participants is important, participants should have informed positions based on prior experience. This is typically expressed in position papers submitted by workshop attendees. Workshops should not be miniature paper presentation sessions or panels, but focus on community building and communal knowledge creation through discussion and collective synthesis work. Workshop proposals can include different modes of conducting the workshops, i.e. remote only, hybrid or in-person only.

Here are a few examples of accepted workshops from previous years:

Important dates

Submission details

Selection process

Papers and LBW will undergo a dual anonymous review by an international panel of at least 3 reviewers and be evaluated based on their significance, originality, and clarity of writing. This review will be based on the full text of the submission.

Papers should:

LBW and Case Study submissions should:

Workshops will be selected through evaluation by the Workshops chair. The chairs will consider fit and contribution to HCI community as well as relation to other submitted workshops. Workshop proposals should:

Advice for new reviewers

Please consider volunteering to sign up as a reviewer via PCS.

If you are new to reviewing for an academic conference, we suggest that you discuss this with your supervisor and/or to seek advice from experienced colleagues. There are also great resources on how to write a good review available online, e.g. Ken Hickley's advice on excellence in reviews (PDF) and the RICELab's guide to writing reviews for HCI research.

Keep in mind that your role as a reviewer is to help the authors to bring their paper to the next level. When you write your review, imagine the kind of review you'd like to receive if it was your paper. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Paper and LBW Case Study chairs.

Paper reviews need to be completed by 22 July and LBW and Case Study reviews by 09 September.

Awards

Awards are presented to the highest quality papers and reviews.

Registration

At least one author of each accepted paper must register with OzCHI and present the paper at the conference. Updates on registration and presentation format will be published on the OzCHI website.

Contact

Paper Chairs

luke.hespanhol@sydney.edu.au

Late-Breaking Work Chairs

lbw.chairs@ozchi.org

Workshop Chairs

ajit.pillai@sydney.edu.au