Papers

Papers

Quick Facts

Our assumption at the moment is that CHI2022 will be structured in two phases: (1) a 2-day Web-Exclusive phase occurring on April 14–15 then (2) the Hybrid-Onsite phase April 30–May 6 in New Orleans. Self-directed events, like courses and workshops, and the doctoral consortium that are online only can also be anytime in-between the two phases or right after the Hybrid-Onsite phase.

Important Facts

  • Revise and Resubmit: CHI 2022 Papers will include a revise and resubmit phase to the review process, where authors have the opportunity to respond to reviewer feedback and improve their paper as part of our review cycle. This will replace the rebuttal process, giving authors time to revise and resubmit their work for CHI 2022.
  • Review and Final Submission Formats: CHI 2022 papers are reviewed in the single column ACM template, available for both LaTeX and Word (Windows and Mac). Accepted papers will be produced from LaTeX or Word source files into a single column HTML document and a two column PDF for publication.
  • Subcommittees: Each year, there are different people on the subcommittees as the field shifts and the volume of submissions change. Please carefully review CHI 2022 subcommittees to ensure you select up to two appropriate subcommittees for your submission.

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.

  • Submission site open: Thursday August 12, 2021
  • Abstract deadline (title, abstract, authors, subcommittee choices, and other metadata)): Thursday September 2, 2021
  • Submission deadline: Thursday September 9, 2021
    • 1st round decision notification: Thursday November 18, 2021
    • 1st round publication-ready deadline (including optional video previews): Thursday December 2, 2021
    • 1st round e-rights completion deadline: Thursday December 2, 2021
    • Publication proofs approved by authors deadline: Thursday January 6, 2022
  • Submission site open for resubmission: Thursday December 30, 2021
  • Resubmission deadline for revise and resubmit papers: Monday January 10, 2022
    • 2nd round decision notification: Thursday February 10, 2022
    • 2nd round publication-ready deadline (including optional video previews): Thursday February 24, 2022
    • 2nd round e-rights completion deadline: Friday February 24, 2022
    • 2nd round publication proofs approved by authors deadline: Friday March 25, 2022

Submission Details

  • Online submission: PCS Submission System
  • Review format: Anonymized, single column PDF and source documents, a maximum 150-word abstract (based on the appropriate template). There is no page limit, however, the longer the paper, the greater the required contribution.
  • Anonymization: Please ensure that your submission conforms to the Anonymization Policy. Note: Papers that violate the anonymization policy will be desk rejected.
  • Final Submission Format: Source documents and metadata for final submission. All metadata provided in PCS (author names, affiliations, paper title, etc) must exactly match the source documents.
  • Archives: Papers are archived in the conference proceedings, available in the ACM Digital Library.

Selection Process

Refereed

Message from the CHI Papers Chairs

CHI Papers present excellent original research from all areas of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). CHI Papers are read and cited worldwide, and have a broad impact on the development of HCI theory, method, and practice.

Authors must present accepted papers at the CHI Conference. Accepted manuscripts appear in the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, which appears in the ACM Digital Library. The ACM supports Gold and Green open access options, and corresponding authors from ACM Open institutions will be published Gold Open Access.

Accepted papers may come from any area of HCI activity: academia or industry; science, engineering, or craft; analysis or design. Acceptance is highly competitive: accepted papers will excel in originality, significance, validity, reproducibility, and presentation quality. We are looking forward to seeing your best work!

Steven M. Drucker, Microsoft Research, USA
Julie R. Williamson, University of Glasgow, UK
Koji Yatani, University of Tokyo, Japan
papers@chi2022.acm.org

Preparing and Submitting Your Paper

Step 1. Write Your Paper

  • Your submission must be original; it cannot be published or under concurrent review elsewhere. If you make multiple submissions to CHI 2022 Papers, they must be distinct from each other.
  • If you have any concurrent submissions to CHI that are closely related, you must include an anonymized version of that submission as supplementary material. The same rule applies if your submission is built directly on a project described in unpublished work or currently under review at other venues. Please see ACM guide on prior and simultaneous submission.
  • Please ensure that you use the right template; a single column format must be used for the reviewing phase. In the LaTeX format, use \documentclass[manuscript,review,anonymous]{acmart}. Use of different templates or formats may result in desk reject.
  • Your submission must be anonymized; please ensure that your submission conforms to the Anonymization Policy. Papers that violate the anonymization policy, including within the supplemental materials, will be desk rejected.
  • There is no page limit; authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution and there are no arbitrary maximum (or minimum) length papers. The length of typical submissions is expected to be approximately 7,000–8,000 words excluding references and figure/table captions. Significantly longer (or shorter) submissions will be subject to additional scrutiny. Papers whose lengths are incommensurate with their contributions will be rejected.
  • Rigor and reproducibility: papers must include enough detail that the research can be reviewed for rigor and reproducibility. Papers that do not include enough detail to adequately assess the research may be rejected in the early reject phase.
  • Accessibility: Authors are strongly encouraged to work on improving the accessibility of their papers, including adding figure descriptions. If you have any questions or concerns about creating accessible submissions, please contact the Accessibility Chairs at accessibility@chi2022.acm.org.
  • Questions regarding the submission templates can be addressed by the Templates Chairs at templates@chi2022.acm.org. All additional questions regarding the paper submissions process should be directed to the Papers Chairs at papers@chi2022.acm.org.

Step 2. Prepare Supplementary Materials (Optional)

  • Video figures: Video figures do not have a specified time limit for duration, although we recommend staying within 5 minutes. Details are available in the Guide to Submitting a Video.
  • Other Supplements: Other supplementary material may include, for example, survey text, experimental protocols, source code, and data, all of which can help others replicate your work. Any non-video supplementary material should be submitted as a single .zip file, including a README file with a description of the materials.
  • Reviewers are not required to review your supplementary materials, your paper submission must stand on its own.
  • If your submission is related to a concurrent submission or unpublished paper, you must upload an anonymized version of that paper as supplementary material. Failure to disclose related concurrent submissions may result in desk rejection.
  • All supplementary material must be anonymized. Non-anonymized supplemental materials will result in the desk reject of the entire submission.

Step 3. Select a Subcommittee

CHI receives over 3,000 Papers submissions. In order to provide high-quality reviews by experts for all submissions, the CHI program committee is divided into topical subcommittees. When you submit a paper, you will state a preference of two subcommittees whose mandates you believe your topic fits into. It is your responsibility to select the subcommittees that offer the best expertise to assess your research, and that you believe will most fully appreciate your contribution. If you are unsure, you can email the subcommittee chairs for advice. The program committee may re-assign submissions to a different subcommittee if neither of the subcommittees selected by the authors possesses adequate expertise in the submission’s topic.

Step 4. Complete Submission

  • Make your submission. Authors may submit and edit their materials on Precision Conference until the submission deadline. The submission system will open for submissions approximately four weeks before the Abstract submission deadline.
  • Abstract Deadline: Authors must submit their title, abstract (150 word max), list of authors, subcommittee selections, and other metadata before this deadline. After the abstract deadline, only the contact author can edit the submission files. No new submissions will be allowed after this deadline.
  • Submission Deadline: All materials – the paper submission, the video figure, and any other supplementary material – must be submitted before this deadline. No extensions will be granted.

Details on the review process itself are described in the Papers Review Process.

Useful Links

Interactivity for Papers

We encourage authors of paper submissions to also participate in the Interactivity track. Authors of papers who wish to participate are required to prepare a separate, non-anonymised submission for the Interactivity track. There will be no formal association between submissions to Interactivity and their associated paper. The content of the submission can be adapted from the existing paper.

Upon Acceptance of Your Paper

Contact authors of accepted papers will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit a final version by the Publication-Ready Deadline. If the authors are unable to meet these requirements by the Publication-ready deadline, the Papers Chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program.

The publication-ready version has to follow the new LaTeX and Word templates from ACM. Should you need technical assistance, please direct your technical query to: publications@chi2022.acm.org.

Authors will be asked to submit a 30-second video preview summarizing the paper; this is optional, but highly encouraged, as it will increase the visibility of your paper before, at the conference, and in the ACM digital library in perpetuity.

Authors will also be required to assign either copyright or license to the ACM or to pay a fee to ACM for Open Access (details about ACM rights management: http://authors.acm.org, and about the ACM authorizer service: http://www.acm.org/publications/acm-author-izer-service). Obtaining permissions to use video, audio, or pictures of identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the author, not the ACM or the CHI conference.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date may affect the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.

Your Paper at the Conference

Authors are required to present their work in a scheduled session with other CHI Papers. The particulars (e.g. duration, and live/pre-recorded presentation) for paper authors to present their work will depend on the situation. Such information will be sent by email to authors, and available in the Guide to a Successful Presentation. Papers whose authors are not at the conference to present their paper may be withdrawn from the ACM Digital Library.

Your Paper after the Conference

Accepted Papers will be distributed in the CHI Conference Proceedings available in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide. Video figures of accepted Papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

If, when submitting to this venue, you detect a conflict of interest with one of its program committee members, contact the chairs. Should you have a conflict with the venue chairs themselves, contact the technical program chairs (tpc@chi2022.acm.org).

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