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Registration, Programme and Doctoral Consortium CFP now available!

The 14th 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.

The CHINZ 2013 Conference will be held on November 15th and 16th at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

CHINZ 2013 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

Friday, September 27th — CHINZ Submission Deadline

Monday, October 14th — Response to authors

Monday, November 11th — Camera-ready copies due

Friday, November 15th — Conference starts

Saturday, November 16th — Conference ends

Hosted by:


University of Canterbury

Paper templates

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


We welcome full-length research papers of up to 8 pages in length and short papers of up to four pages in length (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.

All submissions should be made via EasyChair.

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.

Best student paper prizes

SIGCHI-NZ will offer a best student paper prize of $300 to any paper submitted (co-authored) and presented by a student from any of the New Zealand universities.

More Information

For more information please contact:

Mark Billinghurst
CHINZ 2013 Conference Chair

Stuart Marshall
CHINZ 2013 Program Chair

Supported by

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