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Call for Participation

To submit content to CHI 2013, select one of the categories below and follow the instructions in the corresponding page. Make sure you allow plenty of time before the deadline to start your submission on the PCS Online System. All deadlines are final and will not be postponed.

Content accepted into the conference is published in the ACM Digital Library in two collections: The Human-Computer Interaction Archive for archival papers and notes, Contemporary Trends for all other content.

Submission Dates: The Human-Computer Interaction Archive

Archival papers and notes are refereed content documenting work that makes a lasting and significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding of human-computer interaction.

Submit by 19 September 2012


Submission Dates: Contemporary Trends

Contemporary Trends are Juried and Curated contributions that provoke, intrigue, and inspire the CHI audience. These submissions record the history of HCI practice and innovation outside of the scope of traditional archival papers.

Submit by 5 October 2012

Submit by 9 January 2013

Submit by 4 to 11 18 January 2013

  • Workshop participants Most workshops have a submission deadline between January 4th and January 11th 18th, some may have an earlier or later deadline. Please check the page for the workshop you are submitting to.


Selection Processes

The CHI conference employs different selection processes to apply appropriate quality assurance for each type of content that appears in the CHI Technical Program. The different selection processes and respective publication categories provide different allowances for republication of that content in other contexts. The CHI processes are consistent with the ACM policy on Categories of publications as described in the ACM Policy on Pre-Publication Evaluation.

CHI uses the following selection processes:

  • Refereed content is rigorously reviewed by members of the program committee and peer experts. The process includes an opportunity for authors to respond to referees’ critiques. The program committee may ask authors for specific changes as a condition of publication. Papers and Notes are refereed content.
  • Juried content is also reviewed by a committee and external experts in a less rigorous process that does not include an author’s response or conditional acceptance. Juried content is generally not required to make the same level of lasting and significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding as refereed content. The following tracks contain juried content: Works-in-Progress, Case Studies, alt.chi, Workshops, Panels and some Interactivity selections.
  • Curated content is highly selective but generally does not follow a reviewing process by a committee. Curated content may be selected from submissions or invited by the track chairs. The following tracks contain curated content: Videos, SIGs, Courses, Doctoral Consortium, some Interactivity selections, Student Design Competition and Student Research Competition.

Republishability of Contributions

Refereed content is published in the main conference proceedings which is part of the Human Computer Interaction Archive and appears in the ACM digital library. Authors must assign copyright of the content to ACM, which restricts reuse of the content according to the ACM Copyright Policy. Authors do retain some rights for reuse of the material.

Juried and curated content represent CHI’s Contemporary Trends and are published in the CHI Extended Abstracts which is a semiarchival, widely disseminated publication that appears in the ACM digital library. Copyright of content in the Extended Abstracts is retained by the authors, not assigned to the ACM. Authors may republish the material outside of the ACM except where otherwise noted.

For ACM conferences, including CHI, material that has been published in a semiarchival, widely disseminated publication such as the CHI Extended Abstracts, should not be republished unless the work has been “significantly” revised. Guidelines for determining “significance” of a revision are stated in the ACM Policy on Pre-Publication Evaluation and the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions. Roughly, a significant revision would contain at least 25% unpublished material and significantly amplify or clarify the original material. These are subjective measures left to the interpretation of the reviewers and committee members – authors are wise to revise well beyond the Policy guidelines.

Whenever submitting material that has partially appeared in a widely disseminated publication, it is good practice to cite the prior publication in accordance with the ACM’s Plagiarism Policy and explicitly state the differences between the new and prior material.