Call for Papers

Quick Facts about NordiCHI’18 Papers

NordiCHI’18 Papers are archival publications of original research in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI).

Changes and important details

There is one major change in the paper submission category. All research papers, previously submitted in two categories, long and short, are now in the same category. We are soliciting papers of variable length, from 4-10 pages, excluding references. Authors are encouraged to submit Papers whose length is proportional to their contributions, rather than trying to “fill up” a 10-page submission. Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the length of the paper in making their assessment of the contribution.

  • Submission deadline: 15 April 2018 (5:00pm PDT, hard deadline)
  • Online submission: Via PCS Submission System:
  • Notification: Thu 1 June 2018
  • Camera-ready final submissions to PCS: 26 August 2017 (5:00pm PT) in ACM SIGCHI 2017 Format.
  • Submission format: Anonymized, from 4 to 10-page long, research papers excluding references in a new ACM SIGCHI 2017 Format.
  • At the conference: All presenters will have 15 minutes slots, 10 to present the paper and 5 for questions.
  • Archives: Papers are archived in main conference proceedings available in the ACM Digital Library.

NordiCHI’18 Papers

NordiCHI 2018 invites original papers that move the field of human-computer interaction forward, be it through the advance of theory, methodology, or practice. We invite submissions of long and short papers 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. We especially welcome submissions that put the trends within HCI in perspective using the conference theme concept of life-cycles, broadly, including theoretical, philosophical and practical considerations, but also reflection over the past, present and future of the field.

All papers must present original work that significantly contributes to research and practice of Human-Computer Interaction in its broadest sense.

Submissions are made electronically through the conference paper submission and reviewing system PCS (, which will be opened one month before the paper submission deadline. Please note that the deadline is firm and will not be extended. The papers are peer reviewed in a double-blind review process.

Authors must present accepted papers at the NordiCHI 2018 Conference, and register for the conference for at least one day. Accepted manuscripts appear in the Proceedings of NordiCHI 2018, which will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission of video material to accompany papers is encouraged. For accepted manuscripts, such video material will be published as source material in the ACM Digital Library.

NordiCHI anonymization policy is the same as for the CHI conference and it states: authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper, as noted in the submission instructions (Note: changing the text color of the author information is not sufficient). Also, please make sure that information that may identify you does not appear in the document's meta-data (e.g., the “Authors” field in your word processor's “Save As” dialog box). Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors' discretion. We do expect that authors leave citations to their previous work unanonymized, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account by the authors. However, authors are encouraged to cite their own work in the third person, e.g., avoid “As described in our previous work [10], …” and use instead “As described by [10], …”


  • Affective computing
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Artistic and aesthetic aspects of interaction and interface design
  • Design cases
  • Design methods and methodologies
  • Value-based design
  • Sustainability
  • Circular Economies
  • Experience Design
  • Design for resilience
  • Responsible design
  • Temporalities in HCI
  • End-user development
  • Evaluation methods
  • Games and Play
  • Group and organization interfaces
  • Research through Design
  • Innovative interface design
  • Interface agents and interface characters
  • Interfaces supporting learning
  • Models of interaction
  • Modes of Interaction
  • Interactions and time
  • Multimodal interfaces
  • Interaction techniques and devices
  • Participatory design
  • Studies of organizations and design processes
  • Innovation studies and HCI
  • Interactive surfaces
  • Theory and foundation of HCI
  • Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
  • Universal access and international interfaces
  • Society and HCI (digital humanities, design activism, design for civic engagement etc.)

Program chairs

  • Erik Stolterman, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Marianna Obrist, University of Sussex
  • Alma Leora Culén, University of Oslo


Workshops - NordiCHI2018

Progress in research and practice concerning human use of interactive technologies depends on open debate and exchange of ideas. When different perspectives, practices, and ongoing research meet, new approaches and communities can emerge and mature. This is what workshops are for.

Workshops at NordiCHI 2018 provide opportunity for debate and co-development of ideas and approaches. They may focus on specific concerns or questions, or they may explore broader emerging topics. Workshops are based on participants’ active engagement and contribution. Participants prepare in advance to share perspectives, knowledge, and interest in the workshop theme. The outcomes of workshops include heightened sensitivity to new issues, joint publications and research programs, critical yet friendly feedback on emerging ideas; often they establish or solidify research networks and contribute towards community building.

Successful workshop proposals for NordiCHI 2018 should make full use of the workshop format by avoiding “mini-conference”-style paper presentations, and instead prioritize debate and joint action. Novel formats for submissions and for activities are encouraged. We also encourage proposals that reach out to other disciplines and traditions, and to industry, art, activism, and other practices to advance constructive and critical discussions. Successful proposals clearly explain the aim and relevance of the workshop, intended audience, planned activities, and expected outcomes.

Workshops are full-day events held on Saturday and Sunday, 29 – 30 September 2018. Workshops should aim to attract 10-25 participants, and run for around six working hours, with scheduled morning, lunch and afternoon breaks.

Important Dates:

Submission of workshop proposals: 2 May 2018

Notification to workshop proposers: 14 May 2018

Deadline for first announcement and workshop web page launch: 28 May 2018

Deadline for position papers: 10 August 2018

Notification to workshop participants: 17 August 2018

Workshop Days: One-day sessions: Saturday and Sunday and Monday 29 – 30 September

How to submit a workshop proposal:

Workshop proposals should contain the following:
  • an abstract describing the aims and objectives of the workshop. (Maximum of 300 words)
  • a short description of the workshop discussing the benefits and significance of running a workshop on the proposed theme. The description should also include an overview of the workshop (including duration and planned activities) and short biographies of the workshop organizers. (Maximum 2000 words)
  • a draft call-for-participation in the workshop.
  • a recruitment strategy detailing how the organizers plan to recruit and select participants. (Maximum 500 words)

Workshop proposals should be submitted via PCS Submission System

Accepted workshops will be announced by the organizers and through the NordiCHI2018 website to solicit submissions. Workshop organizers must establish a website for the workshop no later than 28 May 2018 and solicit participants through a Call for Workshop Participation circulated through appropriate channels such as mailing lists etc.

Please note that the time between acceptance of a workshop and the required first announcement is short, so plan accordingly.

Workshop participants are selected by the organizers of the workshop, based on criteria set by the organizers. Typically, potential participants submit a position paper, stating their contribution, interest and expertise related to the workshop. NordiCHI 2018 encourages workshop organizers to experiment with submission formats.

The possible publication of workshop participants contributions, is the sole decision and responsibility of the workshop organizers.

Olav W. Bertelsen, Aarhus University
Amela Karahasanović, SINTEF