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CHI by numbers | CHI 2013
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CHI by numbers

Attendance

CHI 2013 welcomed
3442 attendees from
54 countries:
  1763 from Europe,
  1184 from North America,
  415 from Asia and
  80 from the rest of the world.

The top 24 countries by order of attendance are:

Country Count
United States 997
United Kingdom 492
France 298
Germany 251
South Korea 191
Canada 175
Sweden 121
Japan 106
Netherlands 85
Switzerland 69
Austria 69
Finland 65
Country Count
Denmark 59
Australia 49
Portugal 47
Belgium 44
Spain 39
Italy 33
China 31
Taiwan 25
Ireland 19
India 18
Singapore 18
Norway 15

37% of the attendees were women, 63% men.
72% were from Academia and Government, 24% from Industry.
38% were students.

922 attendees participated in the 40 workshops.
1017 attendees registered for one or more of the 23 courses.

Venue

The Palais des Congrès de la Porte Maillot, France’s most prestigious conference center, hosted the conference.

The 3 plenary sessions took place in the 3700-seat Grand Amphithéatre.

201 sessions took place in parallel in 16 rooms:
3 amphitheaters,
    825 seats in Amphi Bleu,
    650 seats in Bordeaux,
    370 seats in Havane, and
13 other rooms with a capacity of 24 to 380 seats.

Interactivity and Exhibits took place in the
5,500 square-meter Hall Maillot.

Workshops and the Doctoral Consortium were held in
22 rooms at the nearby Université Paris-Dauphine.

The 250-person Program Committee meeting, including
211 Subcommittee and Associate Chairs, was hosted by Telecom ParisTech in Paris.

Program and Publications

The CHI 2013 technical program featured
1085 presentations scheduled in
247 sessions over
15 venues.

Of these,
420 papers, notes and TOCHI papers were scheduled in
98 sessions.

2832 authors presented their work at the conference.

The CHI 2013 Conference Proceedings include all the papers and notes in
3490 pages, available on the ACM Digital Library.
The CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts include all other publications in
3318 pages and are also available on the ACM Digital Library.

558 publications include a 30-second video preview,
186 publications include an accompanying video.

Selection process

CHI 2013 received
3567 submissions in
15 venues, assessed by
3445 reviewers.

The largest venue, Papers and Notes, received
1963 submissions which were evaluated by
2680 reviewers and program committee members, who authored
8935 reviews.
Each paper received 4 to 7 reviews (4.55 on average).
After a rebuttal phase, the 211 members of the Program Committee met in person in Paris on December 4-5, 2012, to select the papers and notes.
All papers were conditionally accepted; final versions were checked by the corresponding Associate Chair for final acceptance into the technical program.

The table below summarizes the number of submissions, accepted submissions and acceptance rates for each venue of the conference:

Category Submitted Accepted Rate
Papers & Notes 1963 392 20%
  Papers 1346 316 23%
  Notes 617 76 12%
TOCHI papers 28
 
Case Studies 72 20 28%
Panels 16 13 81%
Courses 61 23 38%
SIGs 27 20 74%
Workshops 102 40 39%
Doctoral Consortium 75 15 20%
 
Works in Progress 689 312 45%
Interactivity 143 77 54%
Video Showcase 148 57 39%
alt.chi 123 36 29%
Student Competitions
  Research 57 26 46%
  Design 56 11 20%
  Game 35 9 26%
 
Plenaries and Award Talks 6
 
Total 3567 1085 30%
Early deadline 2316 551 24%
Late deadline 1251 528 42%

Awards

Paper awards were determined by an independent committee according to ACM rules such that at most 1% of submissions received a Best of CHI award, and at most 5% received Honorable mention.
20 papers and notes and 1 case study received a Best of CHI award,
79 papers and notes and 3 case studies received Honorable mention.

6 papers received the CHI 2013 RepliCHI award.

14 prizes were awarded by three Student Competitions and the Video Showcase.

Organization

150 Student Volunteers and
30 local volunteers helped with the organization of the Conference.

111 members of the Conference Committee organized the various venues, coordinated the communities, and supported the logistics of the conference.