Quick facts of demo submissions

  • Deadline for submissions: August 11, 2016 (5:00 PM, PDT) EXTENDED TO AUGUST 16
  • Online submission: Precision Conference System
  • Notification: September 12, 2016
  • Camera-ready deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Submission format: 2–4 pages including references in ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts 2014 Format
  • At the conference: Demos will be presented at the conference (more info will follow).
  • Archiving: The Extended Abstracts will be available in the ACM Digital Library

Following the Game-Changing Design theme of this year’s conference we are looking for demos that will demonstrate and question different ways of perceiving and acting in the world, demos that at the same time question what HCI is and how it should be done.

We especially encourage interactive demos that focus on communicating material knowledge and challenge the visitors in a non-verbal form by:

  • questioning the way HCI allow us to interact with or through future, contemporary or obsolete objects, systems and services
  • having a strong and disruptive aesthetics of interaction
  • raising critical issues (societal, economical and ecological) to the HCI-community related to wearables, IoT, big data …
  • permeating the socio-technical structures of the conference by hacking, building on existing infrastructure
  • growing and connecting multiple people and multiple technologies in a emergent and distributed manner
  • new and potential technologies that will have a profound impact on the way we use or design with them

The call is open to all disciplines not only to the HCI-community. You are welcome to submit no matter if within performance, engineering, fashion design, architecture, game design, sound design etc. The demos can be actions, apps, software hacks, as well as objects, high-tech as well as low-tech. We especially would like to encourage graduate students and phd students to submit.

This track allows “demoers” to engage with the NordiCHI conference participants, a varied set of programmers, researchers, engineers, designers and artists that share an interest in the impact of computing in everyday live, design & fabrication and performing arts. Think about the three days of the conference as a playground, opening up the possibility to contribute, intervene, raise questions or change the community behind.

Demo Cases submission content:

Submissions must include 1) a max 4 pages written article in ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts 2014 format 2) a description of the demo including what it consists of, how it will be staged (script), what wants to be communicated (goal), its expected impact, requirements for setting it up (space, infrastructure, timing, …), and 3) a video presentations of it.

Demos will be juried, so authors should not expect in-depth reviews, and the submissions do not have to be anonymous. The extended abstracts (1) of accepted demos will be included in the conference proceedings of NordiCHI 2016 and will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. The video material (3) will not be displayed at the conference but it will be published as source material in the ACM Digital Library if not clearly stated in the description (2) that it should not. The description (2) is just a submission documentation and will not be displayed anywhere.

Demo Chairs:

  • Oscar Tomico, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Hanna Landin, Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås