OzCHI 2023: Design from a distant world
4th to 6th December 2023
Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington,
Aotearoa | New Zealand

It’s been a long time but OzCHI is returning to Aotearoa - New Zealand! The theme for this year’s OzCHI is Design from a Distant World, recognising that Australia and New Zealand are physically distant from much of the world, but that we have unusual strengths in Design and Human Computer Interaction.

About OzCHI

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.

We invite contributions on any topic related to how people or societies interact with novel technologies, including but not limited to:

Contributions must be novel, not published or under review elsewhere. Authors may be students, academics, or industry practitioners–all are welcome!

There will be some opportunity for online participation in the short and long paper tracks, and workshop organisers may elect to hold workshops online. All participants should note, though, that the conference will run in New Zealand Daylight Time and consider their options accordingly.

Call for contribution and important dates

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.

Call for Papers Information

All submissions should be formatted using the single column ACM Master Article Template, which can be found here:
ACM Proceedings Template.

Long Papers

Long papers are substantial new contributions that present either novel research or novel conceptual thinking. Long papers should be polished, fully formed thinking or completed research studies. Contributions should be at minimum 7,500 words plus references, but may be any length longer than this (authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution). Long papers should be anonymised for peer review. Accepted long papers will be included in the conference proceedings at the ACM Digital Library.

Short papers and late breaking works

There are two types of short papers submissions:

Case studies

Case studies may be industry or research based, and present an application of design, usability or human computer interaction in a specific setting to achieve a specific goal. Case study authors may choose not to have their studies included in proceedings if they wish. Case studies should be up to 7,000 words plus references, but may be shorter. Due to the highly specialised nature of case studies, these contributions do not need to be anonymised.


Workshops should aim to bring together HCI researchers and/or practitioners to discuss and advance a topic of common interest. Workshop proposals comprise two parts:

Doctoral Colloquium

The doctoral colloquium is a forum for doctoral researchers to share their work and get feedback in a supportive environment.This is also an excellent opportunity to meet other doctoral students in your discipline. Doctoral students may be at any stage in their candidature, however we normally accept submissions from students who are at least 6 months in. Students should be the sole author on their contribution, except where required by their institution to include their supervisors. Submissions to the doctoral colloquium should be no more than 5000 words plus references, and should give an overview of the literature gap, and the method the student proposes to use or is using to address this gap. Planned social or practical benefits of the work should be addressed, and students may wish to recap any results they have from early studies. Students should submit a letter of support from their supervisor as supplementary material.


Demos are contributions that, although original and innovative, have not yet reached the maturity for publication as a short or full paper, and will be presented in a special, highly interactive session. The OzCHI Demonstration track is the hands-on part of the conference for showing your work and engaging with the OzCHI attendees. Your demonstration can take the shape of a live, interactive demo, a lab or corporate exhibition or any combination of these!

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