NordiCHI 2012 invites original papers that move the field of human-computer interaction forward, be it through the advance of theory, methodology, or practice. Papers are required to be of the highest international standard. NordiCHI aims to be a multidisciplinary forum for exchange of the latest results, coming from and combining the social, the technical, and the aesthetic.
Full papers must present original work that significantly contributes to research and practice of Human-Computer Interaction in its broadest sense. They should demonstrate validity, novelty over the literature, benefit to the field, or otherwise make a contribution that matters. Short papers contribute brief and focused contributions. Both full and short papers will be published in ACM's Digital Library.
Full papers must be up to 10 pages; short papers up to 4 pages. Papers must be anonymised and formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Publications Format using the SIGCHI Papers Template. Submission should be made electronically through the conference paper submission and reviewing system. If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one. The deadline is firm and late submissions will not be accepted. NordiCHI 2012 is an international conference and contributions are welcomed from all parts of the world. However, the official written and spoken language of the conference is English.
Workshops offer an informal environment for attendees with common interests and diverse perspectives to engage in rich discussions around works in progress or new areas of research and practice. NordiCHI 2012 invites workshop proposals addressing basic research, applied research, new methodologies, emerging application areas, design innovations, and HCI education. The goal of the workshops is to generate ideas that might give the NordiCHI community new ways of thinking about well-travelled themes and topics or that might suggest new promising directions for future work.
Workshops are held the day before the start of the conference and can be full or half-day in length. We will give preference to workshops that focus on community building and communal knowledge creation rather than structured miniature paper presentation sessions.
The proposal should be no longer than 2000 words, formatted according to the CHI Extended Abstracts Template and should detail:
Tutorials offer participants the opportunity to extend their knowledge into new areas of expertise, to explore new communities of practice and to learn about specific concepts, methods and techniques from recognised experts. Tutorials may be half-day or full day sessions. NordiCHI 2012 invites tutorials focusing on new and emerging areas, methods and technologies or experimenting with new forms of instruction and innovative perspectives in an HCI context.
Proposals for full or half-day tutorials should limit the description to 1500 words and should detail:
Demos, posters and videos give participants the opportunity to show new and interesting ideas in human-computer interaction concepts and technology. We invite submissions related to the conference theme of 'Making Sense Through Design'.
Demo, poster and video submissions are made electronically through the conference paper submission and reviewing system. The deadline for submissions is Friday July 13, 2012 at 23:59 UTC. Late submissions will not be accepted. All submissions should use the standard ACM SIGCHI Papers Format.
NordiCHI 2012 is an international conference and contributions are welcomed from all parts of the world. However, the official written and spoken language of the conference is English.
Accepted demos, posters and videos will be made available to the conference attendees digitally. Also, the two-page descriptions will be included the ACM digital library.
Demo submissions are for working prototypes, devices and systems that focus on the conference themes and HCI in general. We welcome submissions from industry, research, and design. Like the video submissions, a demo submission may feature work that has been published previously so long as this is indicated in the submission. A demo submission should contain:
Demo presentations are given in two formats:
Presenters must supply all equipment necessary for the demo. Internet access will be available, but presenters must contact the organisers about this before the conference. Shipment of equipment is under the responsibility of the presenters.
Poster submissions allow authors to submit research that has not yet reached an appropriate level for a paper. Poster submissions should include a brief description of related research, and a clear description of the work along with future work plans. A poster submission should contain:
Poster presentations are given in two formats:
Video submissions should focus on topics of interest to HCI researchers in relation to the conference theme. Videos can contain presentations of research prototypes, future innovations or user studies. Videos may be work that has been published previously. Please highlight any prior publication of the video content in your submission. We also welcome submissions that complement a paper. A video submission should contain:
Design cases will present on-going or finished designs relating to human-computer interaction in its broadest sense. We in particular invite designers that feel on the fringe of traditional academic conferences to submit their work. Design cases can include artistic experiments, demos, digital artefacts, reality-based interaction, technological bodies & interaction design, or media art experiments
There are two submission options:
At the conference, the Design Cases sessions will be a mixture of presentations and contributions to the 'Walk In Cinema'. Each contribution will get 20 minutes of presentation (including discussion). When you prepare your presentation, concentrate on aspects that you could not capture adequately in your paper submission. This could mean, for example, that you build your presentation around a demonstration of a key interactive feature of your work.
Industrial experiences allow people working in industry to present their work on human-computer interaction in its broadest sense. The aim is to gather and share experiences from industry with peers in industry and academia.
Industrial experiences can be related to any phase of concept or product development, for example:
All submissions will be reviewed by peers from industry and academia. The reviewing will emphasize general interest for the NordiCHI audience and how well the presentation enlightens the realities in industry, rather than strict academic criteria.
Industrial experiences will be allocated up to 20 minutes presentations slots and can be presented as talks, videos,, demos (and given as such) or in a dedicated poster area. Whatever the format, industrial experiences will be presented in a dedicated Industrial Experiences session at the conference.
Submissions should contain:
The doctoral consortium is a full day session taking place on Sunday 14th October 2012. It is intended for PhD students working in the field of human-computer interaction. The doctoral consortium is an opportunity to present issues of concern in the doctoral studies, meet fellow PhD students, and get extensive feedback from the session co-chairs and other participants. It is primarily intended for students in the "middle" of their PhD studies (you have started your study, but it is not too late to make changes based on feedback).
Submit a 2-4 pages paper in ACM SIGCHI Publications Format describing your PhD project. Please also submit a resume (CV) and a letter of recommendation from your supervisor. Students accepted will be asked to read at least two other submissions, and should be prepared to give feedback to those students during the consortium.