ACM CHIIR 2021 invites submissions focused on user-centered approaches to the design and evaluation of systems for information access, retrieval, and use. Contributions may explore improvements to existing systems and interfaces, propose novel theories, models, and systems, or focus on understanding individual and group interactions with information and information systems. CHIIR is a multi-disciplinary research meeting. In addition to studies of interactive systems, information interaction, and retrieval, we encourage submissions on related topics such as human-human information interaction, novel interaction paradigms, new evaluation methods, and related research in a range of communities such as sociology, ethnography, psychology, and human-computer interaction. We welcome submissions using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. ACM CHIIR operates under the ACM Conference Code of Conduct.
Topics covered include but are not limited to:
Full papers: High quality, original research of relevance to CHIIR may be submitted as a full paper (maximum 9 pages + references). Submissions should include an analysis or evaluation using rigorous techniques such as laboratory studies, field experiments, in situ observational studies, crowdsourcing, simulations of search behavior, or log analysis. Authors should describe their methods, specific techniques, and search context in sufficient detail to allow for replication and reuse. Accepted full papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as paper presentations at the conference.
Perspective papers: A special category of full papers (maximum 9 pages + references), perspective papers should present novel ideas or insights concerning approaches, key challenges, or theoretical or methodological issues that have the potential to inspire substantive discussion and lead to significant advances in the field. These papers should not consist primarily of literature reviews or the presentation of stand-alone studies, but may take the form of:
Short papers: Short papers (maximum 4 pages + references) should report on original, significant, high-quality research. A short paper could present a more focused study of smaller scope than a full paper. For example, work in progress, preliminary research analysis, case studies, or late-breaking results are suitable for short papers. Accepted short papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as posters at the conference.
Demonstrations and Resources: We welcome two types of submissions (both maximum 4 pages + references).
Wireless network access, along with a table and poster mount backdrop, will be provided for all accepted demonstrations and resources. Accepted demonstration/resource papers will be included in the conference proceedings.
Workshops: Original workshop proposals (maximum 4 pages including references) should be highly interactive and could be either full-day or half-day. We welcome workshops that address important issues, discuss potential solutions, integrate various approaches, and offer innovative perspectives within the themes of the conference and have strong potential to contribute to the evolution of research and development of human computer interaction and information retrieval. Workshop proposals are not anonymous. Workshops that were accepted to CHIIR 2020 may be resubmitted. Please see the Call for Workshop Proposals for more information.
Tutorials: Proposals for tutorials (maximum 4 pages including references) should address topics relevant to the themes of the conference and could be either full-day or half-day. Each proposal is expected to cover the selected topic in depth by providing the audience with different perspectives, approaches, and recent developments and advances in the community. Tutorial proposals are not anonymous. Tutorials that were accepted to CHIIR 2020 may be resubmitted. Please see the Call for Tutorial Proposals for more information.
Accepted workshop and tutorial proposal papers will be included in the conference proceedings.
Doctoral consortium: Doctoral Consortium proposals (maximum 4 pages including references) should include the abstract, motivation, research questions, (planned or ongoing) methodology, progress made, and future plans. The CHIIR Doctoral Consortium, held in conjunction with the main conference, provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present and discuss their research with senior researchers and other doctoral students in a seminar format. The Doctoral Consortium focuses on 1) advising students regarding current critical issues in their research, and 2) making students aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their research as viewed from different perspectives. Accepted proposals are eligible for publication in the proceedings. Doctoral Consortium submissions are not anonymous. Please see the detailed Call for Doctoral Consortium Participation for more information.
Please use the ACM Proceedings format with Word and LaTeX templates here: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.
Full paper, perspective paper, and short paper submissions will be double-blind reviewed, and must be fully anonymized when submitted. Please do not include your name or affiliation, or other identifying details so far as this is possible. Submissions for tutorials, demonstrations, resources, workshops and the doctoral consortium will be single-blind reviewed, and should not be anonymized.
Authors should note that changes to the author list after the submission deadline are not allowed without permission from the PC Chairs. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for, attend, and present the work at the conference.
The submission system will open in September 2020.