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Call for Participation- CHINZ 2012

The 13th Annual ACM SIGCHI_NZ conference on Computer-Human Interaction will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners involved with Human Computer Interaction in New Zealand or other parts of the world. CHINZ 2012 aims to bring together people interested in any aspect of HCI and Interaction Design, to allow them to share their experiences, exchange their ideas, learn from one another, and promote collaboration in research and development. We are encouraging submissions and participation from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to Computer and Information Science, Psychology, Design, Human Factors, and Interactive Arts.

Important dates

30th March 2012 13th April 2012 — All submissions due (extended deadline)

13th May 2012 — Response to authors

27th May 2012 — Final submissions due

Paper templates

Please use the standard ACM paper templates for paper submission (available here).


We welcome full length research papers and short papers (e.g. work-in-progress, case-studies, industrial perspectives, and system demonstrations) in all relevant areas of HCI and Interaction Design. In particular, we strongly encourage submissions by graduate students. Submissions should report original work, and will be reviewed. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference, published in the conference proceedings, and the ACM Digital Library. Full papers should be no more than 8 pages in length, and short papers should be between 2 and 4 pages. Details of the required format and submission process are available on the conference website.

Workshops and Demonstrations

Workshop and Demonstration proposals are also invited for consideration. We encourage half-day workshops on HCI, Interaction Design or Computer Graphic Design topics, which are suitable for academics and practitioners. A two-page proposal, including information on the workshop's topic, abstract, and intended audience should be submitted by the due date.
We encourage you to bring your demonstrations to the conference. Please provide a 1 page description (preferably incl. picture) and send it to the program chairs.

Funding for graduate students

ACM SIGCHI_NZ aims to increase the participation of graduate students from New Zealand universities in CHINZ conferences. To encourage this, the top 5 papers co-authored and presented by a graduate student from New Zealand universities will have their conference registration fees paid by ACM SIGCHI_NZ. One of these students will also receive the best student paper award, with an additional cash prize of NZ$300.