Call for Papers

OzCHI 2014 Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG)

2-5 December 2014, Sydney, Australia

OZCHI is the annual conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, a non-profit event. It is Australia's leading forum for work in all areas of Human-Computer Interaction. OZCHI attracts an international community of practitioners, researchers, academics and students from a wide range of disciplines including user experience designers, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information systems analysts, social scientists or managers. We look forward to your involvement at this year's OZCHI conference.

This year's theme is Designing Futures: the Future of Design

OZCHI 2014 is about how we can shape the future of human-centred technology design in a fast changing technology landscape.
We invite contributions on all topics related to Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design and the design of interactive technologies, including practical, technical, empirical and theoretical aspects. We particularly welcome contributions from those design approaches that deal with emergent technologies in an ever diversifying environment of use. As always, we place enormous value on case studies of technology design from all domains of use and practice.

• Workshops and tutorials will run on 2 December.
• The Doctoral Consortium will run on 2 December.
• Presentations of papers, industry case studies, panels and demonstrations will run on 3, 4 and 5 December.

Important Dates

Initial Submissions
7 July 2014: Long Papers/Industry Case Studies
21 July 2014: Workshop Proposals
1 September 2014 Short Papers/Demos
14 September Doctoral consortium

Notification of Acceptance
22 August 2014: Long Papers/Industry Case Studies
22 August 2014: Workshops
3 October 2014: Short Papers/Demos/Doctoral consortium

Camera Ready Papers
22 September 2014: Long Papers/Industry Case Studies
20 October 2014: Tutorials/Workshops/Demos/Short Papers/Doc consortium

Conference Topics
In keeping with the theme "Design Futures: the Future of Design", topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• User-centred analysis, design and evaluation
• Envisioning and exploring future technologies and context of use
• Theoretical and conceptual tools/approaches for human-centred design
• Design issues/methods/experiences for emerging technologies (e.g., Big Data, Quantified Self, Internet of Things, NUIs, etc.)
• Design issues/methods/experiences for ubiquitous computing
• Anything to do with usability
• Designing for multi-user interaction
• User studies and fieldwork
• Participatory design and cooperative design case studies and approaches
• Supporting diverse user populations
• User-centred design in non-traditional contexts and environments
• Ethical issues in human-centred design
• HCI education and design education
In addition, contributions that advance the theory or practice of any aspect of HCI are welcome.


Submissions will be accepted in various categories as described below. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions can be made via EasyChair. Publication format (template) and submission procedure for each category can be found at

It is necessary for at least one author of any accepted submission to register and attend the conference to have the paper published in the proceedings

Long Papers
: (maximum 10 pages) Long papers should report on completed research which furthers topics relevant to the conference. Deadline for submission is 7 July 2014.
Short papers: (maximum 4 pages) Short papers should present ideas that could benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community. These papers may include work-in-progress, experiences of reflective practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches. Deadline for submission is 1 September 2014.
Industry Case Studies: (maximum 8 pages) Industry case studies should present accounts of the design and/or development and/or use of interactive technologies. Deadline for submission is 7 July 2014.
Demos: (maximum 2 pages). Opportunities for demonstrations of applications, devices, process and methods will be available throughout the conference. Deadline for submission is 1 September 2014.
Workshop Proposals: (2 page proposal) Half day and full day sessions on topics that include methods, practices, and other areas of interest and that support active participation beyond presentation are welcome. Workshops will be held on 2 December before the start of the paper sessions. Deadline for submission is 21 July 2014.
Doctoral consortium: (initial 2 page proposal) Full day session on 2 December 2014, before the start of the paper sessions. Deadline for submission is 14 September.

Guidelines and submission details can be found at and following the links to the relevant submission area. In addition, for long and short papers, please follow the detailed instructions in the Paper Template and Submission Guidelines (Word format). Both long and short papers will be subject to a double blind review process 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 submitted paper.

Accepted papers and industry case studies will be distributed to the conference attendees on the conference USB stick. We intend to hold OZCHI2014 “in cooperation” with the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and to have the accepted papers published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library.