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Selecting a Subcommittee


CHI 2020 anticipates more than 3,000 Papers submissions. The review process needs to handle this load while also providing high-quality reviews, which requires that each submission is handled by an expert Associate Chair (AC) who can recruit expert reviewers. The organization of the CHI program committee into topical subcommittees helps achieve this. See the description of the Papers review process for a detailed explanation of the responsibilities of the ACs and Subcommittee Chairs (SCs).

Authors are required to suggest a subcommittee to review your submission. This page provides guidance on choosing the appropriate subcommittees for your submission.

Subcommittee selection process

When you submit a Paper, you can designate up to two appropriate subcommittees for your submission. In the vast majority of cases, the subcommittee that will review your submission is one of the two subcommittees that you proposed. In cases where the Papers Chairs and/or Subcommittee Chairs recognize that your submission will be reviewed more thoroughly in another subcommittee, a submission may be transferred from one subcommittee to another. If a submission is transferred to another subcommittee, this will happen in the first week of the process, before reviewers are assigned; i.e., transferring will not affect a submission’s review process, it will only ensure that it receives the most complete, fair set of reviews.

Below, you will see a list of subcommittees and descriptions of the topics they are covering, the name of each SC, and the names of the ACs serving on each subcommittee. It is your responsibility to select the subcommittee that best matches the expertise needed to assess your research and that you believe will most fully appreciate your contribution to the field of HCI.

CHI has traditionally supported diverse and interdisciplinary work and continues to expand into new topics not previously explored. We recognize that as a result, you may find more than two subcommittees which are plausible matches for your work. However, for a number of reasons, it will be necessary for you to select no more than two target subcommittees, and you should strive to find the best matches based on what you think is the main contribution of your submission (examples of papers that are considered good matches are linked below for each subcommittee). You can also email the SCs for guidance if you are unsure (an email alias is provided below for each set of SCs).

Note that the scope of each subcommittee is not rigidly defined. Each has a broad mandate, and most subcommittees cover a collection of different topics. Further, SCs and ACs are all seasoned researchers, experienced with program committee review work, and each is committed to a process which seeks to assign each paper reviewers who are true experts in whatever the subject matter of the paper is. ACs recognize that many papers, or perhaps even most papers, will not perfectly fit the definition of their subcommittee’s scope. Consequently, papers will not be penalized or downgraded because they do not align perfectly with a particular subcommittee. Interdisciplinary, multi-topic, and cross-topic papers are encouraged and will be carefully and professionally judged by all subcommittees.

In making a subcommittee choice you should make careful consideration of what the most central and salient contribution of your work is, even if there are several different contributions. As an example, let’s say you are writing a paper about Ergonomic Business Practices for the Elderly using Novel Input Devices. Perhaps this is a very new topic. It covers a lot of ground. It’s not an exact fit for any of the subcommittees, but several choices are plausible. To choose between them, you need to make a reasoned decision about the core contributions of your work. Should it be evaluated in terms of the usage context for the target user community? The novel methodology developed for your study? The system and interaction techniques you have developed? Each of these evaluation criteria may partially apply, but try to consider which is most central and which you most want to highlight for your readers. Also look at the subcommittees, the people who will serve on them, and the kind of work they have been associated with in the past. Even if there are several subcommittees that could offer fair and expert assessments of this work, go with the one that really fits the most important and novel contributions of your paper. That committee will be in the best position to offer constructive and expert review feedback on the contributions of your research.

Each subcommittee description also links to several recent CHI papers that the SCs feel are good examples of papers that fit the scope of that subcommittee. Please look at these examples as a way to decide on the best subcommittee for your paper – but remember that these are just a few examples, and do not specify the full range of topics that would fit with any subcommittee.

List of the subcommittees

Subcommittees are listed and described below. Each has a title, short description, and an indication of who will Chair and serve on the subcommittee. Subcommittees have been constructed with an eye to maintaining logically coherent clusters of topics.

User Experience and Usability

Florian Alt, Bundeswehr University Munich
Morten Fjeld, Chalmers University, University of Bergen
Keith Vertanen, Michigan Technological University
Julie Williamson, University of Glasgow

Rakib Hassan, Indiana University
Oscar Lemus, Indiana University

Contact: sc.ux@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for papers that extend the knowledge, practices, methods, components, and tools that make technology more useful, usable, and desirable. Successful papers will present results, practical approaches, tools, technologies, and research methods that demonstrably advance our understanding, design, and evaluation of user experience and/or usability. The focus is on usability and user experience of widely used technologies with contributions being judged substantially on the basis of their demonstrable potential for effective reuse and applicability across a range of application domains or across a range of design, research, and user communities.

Associate Chairs:

  • Abdallah El Ali, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)
  • Alexander Meschtscherjakov, University of Salzburg
  • Andreas Riener, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
  • Andrés Lucero, Aalto University
  • Anja Thieme, Microsoft Research
  • Arindam Dey, University of Queensland
  • Bastian Pfleging, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Benjamin Hanrahan, Pennsylvania State University
  • Blase Ur, University of Chicago
  • Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research Brazil
  • Corina Sas, Lancaster University
  • Daisuke Sakamoto, Hokkaido University
  • Daniel Buschek, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Eduardo Velloso, University of Melbourne
  • Elisa Mekler, Aalto University
  • Enrico Rukzio, Ulm University
  • Frank Bentley, Yahoo
  • Hans-Christian Jetter, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus
  • Henning Pohl, University of Copenhagen
  • Jan Gugenheimer, Ulm University
  • Jarrod Knibbe, Monash University
  • Jun Wei, Alibaba Group
  • Kening Zhu, City University of Hong Kong
  • Krzysztof Krejtz, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Lars Lischke, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Leigh Clark, University College Dublin
  • Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia
  • Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde
  • Markus Funk, Nuance Communications
  • Nigini Oliveira, University of Washington
  • Paweł W. Woźniak, Utrecht University
  • Ronald Schroeter, Queensland University of Technology
  • Roope Raisamo, Tampere University
  • Shadan Sadeghian, University of Siegen
  • Stefan Schneegass, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Stephen Uzor, University of Cambridge
  • Tanja Döring, University of Bremen
  • Thomas Olsson, Tampere University
  • Tilman Dingler, University of Melbourne
  • Tobias Höllerer, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Toni-Jan Keith Monserrat, University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • Xiangmin Fan, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Yomna Abdelrahman, Bundeswehr University Munich

Example Papers:

Specific Application Areas

Tawanna Dillahunt, University of Michigan
Shaowen Bardzell, Indiana University

Cyn Liu, Indiana University

Contact: sc.apps@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for papers that extend the design and understanding of applications for specific application areas or domains of interest to the HCI community, yet not explicitly covered by another subcommittee. Example application areas and user groups are listed below. Submissions will be evaluated in part based on their impact on the specific application area and/or group that they address, in addition to their impact on HCI.

Example user groups: people in developing countries, charities and third sector organizations, marginal/marginalized population, workers, people with disabilities, non-human stakeholders (such as insects, animals), farmers, children.

Example application areas: Sustainability, ICT4D, creativity, home, participatory/participative cultures, rural communities, smart and connected communities, health of marginalized groups, civic engagement, intimate interaction, making and fabrication, child-computer interaction, animal computer interaction, urban informatics

Note that if your paper’s topic is on “health of marginalized groups”, it can potentially fit two subcommittees: Specific Apps or Health. We suggest to use the following guideline for determining which subcommittee to submit your paper to. 

  • If your contribution is about how health or interaction with the healthcare system was improved for any population, then submission should be to Health.
  • If your contribution is more about the marginalized community, then the submission should go to Specific Apps.

Associate Chairs:

  • Afsaneh Doryab, University of Virginia
  • Amanda Lazar, University of Maryland
  • Amanda Menking, University of Toronto
  • Andrea Parker, Northeastern University
  • Austin Toombs, Purdue University
  • Bran Knowles, Lancaster University
  • Brian Lim, National University of Singapore
  • Bryan Semaan, Syracuse University
  • Carla Simone, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Celine Latulipe, University of Manitoba
  • Daniela Petrelli, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Daria Loi, Mozilla Corporation
  • Deborah Tatar, Virginia Tech
  • Eric P. S. Baumer, Lehigh University
  • Gopinaath Kannabiran, Aarhus University
  • Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire
  • Jennifer Rode, University College London
  • Justin Cranshaw, Microsoft Research
  • Kathleen Pine, Arizona State University
  • Kurtis Heimerl, University of Washington
  • Lauren Britton, Ithaca College
  • Margot Brereton, Queensland University of Technology
  • Maria Menendez Blanco, University of Copenhagen
  • Michael Muller, IBM Research
  • Mike Hazas, Lancaster University
  • Mohit Jain, Microsoft Research
  • Neha Kumar, Georgia Tech
  • Nicola Dell, Cornell Tech
  • Niloufar Salehi, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nithya Sambasivan, Google
  • Norman Su, Indiana University
  • Oliver Bates, Lancaster University
  • Rita Orji, Dalhousie University
  • Robert Xiao, University of British Columbia
  • Sarah Fox, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Shamsi Iqbal, Microsoft Research
  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, University of Toronto
  • Verena Fuchsberger, University of Salzburg

Example Papers:

Learning, Education and Families

Betsy DiSalvo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joseph Jay Williams, University of Toronto

Klemen Lilija, University of Copenhagen

Contact: sc.families@chi2020.acm.org

The “Learning and Education” component of this subcommittee is suitable for contributions that deepen our understanding of how to design, build, deploy, and/or study technologies for learning processes and in educational settings. Topics may include (but are not limited to) intelligent tutoring systems; multimedia interfaces for learning; learning analytics; systems for collaborative learning and social discussion; and tangible learning interfaces. These may be suitable for a variety of settings: online learning, learning at scale; primary, secondary, and higher education; informal learning in museums, libraries, homes, and after-school settings.

The “Families” component of this subcommittee is suitable for contributions that extend design and understanding of how children, parents, and families interact with technology. Topics may include (but are not limited to) a wide range of domains that span health and well-being, social, psychological, and cultural phenomena.

While submissions will be evaluated on their impact on the specific application and/or group that they address, papers must also make a substantial contribution to HCI.

Associate Chairs:

  • Ahmed Kharrufa, Newcastle University
  • Alexis Hiniker, University of Washington
  • Alice Oh, KAIST
  • Anthony Pellicone, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Colin Gray, Purdue University
  • Eleanor O’Rourke, Northwestern University
  • Elisa Rubegni, Lancaster University
  • Erik Harpstead, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Erin Walker, University of Pittsburgh
  • Gabriela Richard, Pennsylvania State University
  • Iulian Radu, Harvard University
  • Jessica Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lisa Anthony, University of Florida
  • Michael Horn, Northwestern University
  • Michael Lee, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Michelle Lui, University of Toronto
  • Monica Landoni, Università Della Svizzera Italiana
  • Petr Slovak, King’s College London
  • Rebecca Quintana, University of Michigan
  • Roberto Maldonado-Martinez, University of Technology Sydney
  • Sayamindu Dasgupta, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Svetlana Yarosh, University of Minnesota
  • Tawfiq Ammari, University of Michigan
  • Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Yolanda Rankin, Florida State University

Example Papers:

Interaction Beyond the Individual

Thomas Ludwig, University of Siegen
Naomi Yamashita, NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Yi-Chieh Lee, University of Illinois

Contact: sc.cscw@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for papers that contribute to our understanding of collaborative technologies for groups, organizations, communities, and networks. Successful submissions will advance knowledge, theories, and insights from the social, psychological, behavioral, and organizational practice that arise from technology use in various contexts. This subcommittee is also suitable for submissions describing collaborative or crowdsourcing tools or systems. 

Submissions will be evaluated based on the contribution they make to understanding the potential and the implications of CSCW systems; building CSCW systems; methods and techniques for new CSCW services and applications; and lab/field studies of CSCW systems.

Associate Chairs:

  • Alexander Boden, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT
  • Antonietta Grasso, Naver Labs Europe
  • Casey Dugan, IBM Research
  • Chien Wen (Tina) Yuan, National Taiwan Normal University
  • Dakuo Wang, IBM Research
  • David Ribes, University of Washington
  • Edith Law, University of Waterloo
  • Ge Gao, University of Maryland
  • Hao-Chuan Wang, University of California, Davis
  • Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tokyo
  • Jaime Snyder, University of Washington
  • Jasmine Jones, Berea College
  • Jennifer Marlow, Google
  • Kenji Suzuki, University of Tsukuba
  • Kurt Luther, Virginia Tech
  • Kyungsik Han, Ajou University
  • Marina Kogan, University of New Mexico
  • Matthieu Tixier, Troyes University of Technology
  • Michael Prilla, Clausthal University of Technology
  • Mike Fraser, University of Bath
  • Tesh Goyal, Google
  • Oded Nov, New York University
  • Robert Soden, Columbia University
  • Sayan Sarcar, University of Tsukuba

Example Papers:

Games and Play

Kathrin Gerling, KU Leuven
Z O. Toups, New Mexico State University

Michelle Cormier, New Mexico State University

Contact: sc.games@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for papers that address playful interaction, player experience, and games. Example topics include game interaction and interfaces (e.g., novel interaction techniques), playful systems (e.g., toys, books, leisure), the design and development of games (e.g., serious games and gamification), player experience evaluation (e.g., player psychology, games user research, game analytics), the study of player and developer communities, and understanding play. Note that submissions should emphasize relevance to games and play; papers tangentially related to these topics (e.g., VR or AR papers that use gaming technology, but do not make a contribution to our understanding of games and play as such) should carefully consider different subcommittees. Submissions will be evaluated based on rigor in relation to the sub-area of games and play research they fall into (e.g, theoretical work, design, systems papers, user studies, or a combination thereof) and must emphasize their contribution to understanding games and play. 

Associate Chairs:

  • Alena Denisova, City University of London
  • Amon Rapp, University of Torino
  • Annika Waern, Uppsala University
  • Christos Mousas, Purdue University
  • Effie Law, University of Leicester
  • Elena Márquez Segura, Uppsala University
  • Elizabeth Bonsignore, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ioanna Iacovides, University of York
  • James Wallace, University of Waterloo
  • Katta Spiel, KU Leuven | Universität Wien
  • Konstantinos Papangelis, Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University
  • Max Birk, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Maximus Kaos, Aalto University
  • Melissa Rogerson, University of Melbourne
  • Oğuz ‘Oz’ Buruk, Tampere University
  • Richard Wetzel, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Sultan Alharthi, New Mexico State University
  • Victoria McArthur, Carleton University

Example Papers:

Privacy, Security

Sameer Patil, Indiana University
Emilee Rader, Michigan State University 

Ben Jelen, Indiana University

Contact: sc.privacy@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for papers relating to privacy and security. This includes but is not limited to: new techniques/systems/technologies, evaluations of existing/new systems, lessons learned from real-world deployments, foundational research identifying important theoretical and/or design insight for the community, etc.

Submissions will be judged based on the contribution they make to privacy and security as well as their impact on HCI. For instance, papers that focus on technical contributions will need to show the relationship of the contribution to humans and user experience.

Associate Chairs:

  • Alexander De Luca, Google
  • Andrea Forte, Drexel University
  • Apu Kapadia, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Chris Kanich, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Dan Cosley, Cornell University
  • Emanuel von Zezschwitz, Google
  • Eran Toch, Tel Aviv University
  • Florian Schaub, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Gunnar Stevens, University of Siegen
  • Ilaria Liccardi, MIT
  • Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University
  • Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov, University of British Columbia
  • Lujo Bauer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Manya Sleeper, Google
  • Marc Langheinrich, Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Marshini Chetty, University of Chicago
  • Melanie Volkamer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Mohamed Khamis, University of Glasgow
  • Pamela Briggs, Northumbria University
  • Shion Guha, Marquette University
  • Tara Matthews, Independent Researcher
  • Yang Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Zinaida Benenson, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Example Papers:


Anastasia Bezerianos, University Paris-Sud
Niklas Elmqvist, University of Maryland

Milka Trajkova, Indiana University

Contact: sc.viz@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for papers related to work on all areas of data visualization and visual analytics. This includes, but is not limited to, new visualization or interaction techniques/systems/technologies, evaluations of existing or new visualization systems and techniques, groundwork identifying important insights for the community, and lessons learned from real-world deployments. 

Submissions will be judged based on the contribution they make to visualization as well as their impact on HCI. For example, papers that focus on technical contributions need to show how these relate to humans and user experience.

Associate Chairs:

  • Alvitta Ottley, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Angus Forbes, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh
  • Emmanuel Pietriga, INRIA
  • Fanny Chevalier, University of Toronto
  • Frank van Ham, IBM
  • Huamin Qu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Jaegul Choo, Korea University
  • Jian Zhao, University of Waterloo
  • Justin Matejka, Autodesk Research
  • Khairi Reda, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Lane Harrison, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Lyn Bartram, Simon Fraser University
  • Matthew Kay, University of Michigan
  • Michael Sedlmair, University of Stuttgart
  • Nam Wook Kim, Boston College
  • Nathalie Henry Riche, Microsoft Research
  • Petra Isenberg, INRIA
  • Rita Borgo, King’s College London
  • Romain Vuillemot, Ecole Centrale de Lyon
  • Ronald Metoyer, University of Notre Dame
  • Tim Dwyer, Monash University
  • Yvonne Jansen, Sorbonne Université, CNRS,

Example Papers:


Katie Siek, Indiana University
Madhu Reddy, Northwestern University
Marilyn McGee-Lennon, University of Strathclyde
Maria Wolters, University of Edinburgh

Jacob Abbot, Indiana University
Eunjeong Cheon, Indiana University

Contact: sc.health@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for contributions related to health, wellness, and medicine, including physical, mental, and emotional well-being, clinical environments, self-management, and everyday wellness. This subcommittee balances the rigor required in all CHI submissions with awareness of the challenges of conducting research in these challenging contexts. This subcommittee welcomes all contributions related to health, including empirical, theoretical, conceptual, methodological, design, and systems contributions. Papers are also welcome that describe studies that are impactful to their communities. 

Note that if your paper’s topic is on “health of marginalized groups”, it can potentially fit the description of Health and Specific Apps subcommittees. We suggest to use the following guideline for determining which subcommittee to submit your paper to. 

  • If your contribution is about how health or interaction with the healthcare system was improved for any population, then submission should be to Health.
  • If your contribution is more about the marginalized community, then the submission should go to Specific Apps. 

Associate Chairs:

  • Andrea Hartzler, University of Washington
  • Chia-Fang Chung, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Daniel Epstein, University of California, Irvine
  • Elizabeth Kaziunas, New York University
  • Elizabeth Murnane, Stanford University
  • Francisco Nunes, Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
  • Gabriela Marcu, University of Michigan
  • Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin
  • Greg Wadley, University of Melbourne
  • Haley MacLeod, Facebook
  • James Fogarty, University of Washington
  • Jochen Meyer, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
  • Kellie Morrissey, Newcastle University
  • Lauren Wilcox, Google | Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lena Mamykina, Columbia University
  • Mark Newman, University of Michigan
  • Matthew Lee, FXPAL
  • Nadir Weibel, UC San Diego
  • Naveen Bagalkot, Srishti Institute of Art, Design, & Technology
  • Stephen Schueller, University of California, Irvine
  • Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg
  • Swamy Ananthanarayan, University of Oldenburg
  • Tariq Andersen, University of Copenhagen
  • Tiffany Veinot, University of Michigan
  • Timothy Bickmore, Northeastern University
  • Troels Mønsted, Roskilde University
  • Yunan Chen, University of California Irvine
  • Zhan Zhang, Pace University

Example Papers:

Accessibility and Aging

Karyn Moffatt, McGill University
Hugo Nicolau, University of Lisbon

Carlos Castillo, University of Copenhagen

Contact: sc.access@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for papers related to the design or study of technology for people with disabilities and/or older adults. Accessibility papers deal with technology design for or use by people with disabilities including sensory, motor, and cognitive impairments. Aging papers are categorized as those dealing with technology design for or use by people in the later stages of life.

Example topics include (but are not limited to) new enabling technologies, studies of how technologies are used, and exploration of barriers to access. Relationships with technology are complex and multifaceted; we welcome contributions across a range of topics aimed at benefiting relevant stakeholder groups and not solely limited to concerns of making technology accessible. This includes empirical, theoretical, conceptual, methodological, design, and systems contributions. We strongly suggest that authors review this Accessible Writing Guide to adopt a writing style that refers to stakeholder groups using appropriate terminology. Note that if your paper primarily concerns interactions with health data or with healthcare providers, then the Health subcommittee is probably a better fit.

Submissions will be evaluated based on their inclusion of and potential impact on their target user groups and other stakeholders. This subcommittee balances the rigor required in all CHI submissions with awareness of the challenges of conducting research in this field. 

Associate Chairs:

  • Abi Roper, City University of London
  • Amy Hurst, New York University
  • Anke Brock, University Toulouse
  • Anthony J. Hornof, University of Oregon
  • Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Benjamin Gorman, Bournemouth University
  • Cosmin Munteanu, University of Toronto at Mississauga
  • Dragan Ahmetovic, University of Milan
  • João Guerreiro, INESC-ID Lisbon
  • Julie Doyle, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware
  • Kathryn E. Ringland, Northwestern University
  • Kotaro Hara, Singapore Management University
  • Kristen Shinohara, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kyle Rector, University of Iowa
  • Martez Mott, Microsoft Research
  • Matt Huenerfauth, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Meredith Morris, Microsoft Research
  • Michael Crabb, University of Dundee
  • Patrick Carrington, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pin Sym Foong, National University of Singapore
  • Shaomei Wu, Facebook
  • Shaun Kane, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Tiago Guerreiro, University of Lisbon
  • Uran Oh, Ewha womans university

Example Papers:


Madeline Balaam, KTH
Kristina Andersen, TU Eindhoven
Ron Wakkary, Simon Fraser University
Audrey Desjardins, University of Washington

Fernando Maestre, Indiana University
Patrycja Zdziarska, Indiana University

Contact: sc.design@chi2020.acm.org 

This subcommittee is suitable for papers that make a significant designerly contribution to HCI. Papers submitted here include novel designs of interactive products, services, or systems that advance the state of the art; creation and evaluation of new design tools, processes, methods, or principles, including those that explore alternatives to scientistic ways of knowing; work that expands the scope of design thinking within HCI research or practice; work that applies perspectives from other disciplines to inspire or to critique the design of interactive things; or work that advances knowledge on the human activity of design as it relates to HCI research or practice. We particularly encourage contributions of new designs that broaden the boundaries of interaction design and promote new aesthetic and sociocultural possibilities. Examples of design approaches include: industrial/product design, visual/information design, participatory design, user-centered design, interaction design, user interface design, user experience design, service design, critical design, and design fictions. Finally, this committee encourages submission of work that addresses design research issues such as aesthetics, values, effects (such as emotion), methods, practices, sustainability, critique, constructive design research, and design theory.

Associate Chairs:

  • Aisling Kelliher, Virginia Tech
  • Anna Vallgårda, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Anna Ståhl, RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Chris Elsden, University of Edinburgh
  • Christian Remy, Aarhus University
  • Christine Satchell, Blue Chip Vision
  • Christopher Le Dantec, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Clara Crivellaro, Newcastle University
  • Conor Linehan, University College Cork
  • Daisy Yoo, Aarhus University
  • Dan Lockton, Carnegie Mellon University
  • daniel saakes, KAIST
  • David Kirk, Newcastle University
  • David Green, University of the West of England
  • Heekyoung Jung, University of Cincinnati
  • Jerry Fails, Boise State University
  • John Vines, Northumbria University
  • Jonathan Hook, University of York
  • Laura Devendorf, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Lenneke Kuijer, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Marco Rozendaal, Delft University of Technology
  • Mariam Asad, Georgia Tech
  • Marie Louise Søndergaard, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Mark Blythe, Northumbria University
  • Martin Tomitsch, University of Sydney
  • Melanie Feinberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mikael Wiberg, Umea University
  • Nassim Parvin, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Nick Taylor, University of Dundee
  • Nikolas Martelaro, Accenture Technology Labs
  • Oscar Tomico, Elisava
  • Pedro Sanches, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Rogerio De Paula, Intel
  • Roisin McNaney, University of Bristol
  • Sabrina Hauser, Umeå University of Design
  • Scott Davidoff, NASA
  • Seyram Avle, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Shaun Lawson, Northumbria University
  • Simon Bowen, Newcastle University
  • Valentina Nisi, University of Madiera
  • Vasiliki Tsaknaki, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Ya-Liang Chuang, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Young-Woo Park, UNIST
  • Zhiyong Fu, Tsinghua University

Example Papers:

Interaction techniques, Devices and Modalities

Sebastian Boring, Aalborg University Copenhagen
Mike Y. Chen, National Taiwan University
Nicolai Marquardt, University College London
Stefanie Mueller, MIT

Dishita Turakhia, MIT CSAIL
Junyi Zhu, MIT CSAIL

Contact: sc.inttech@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee focuses on advances in interaction and enabling technologies as well as exploration of emergent computing domains and experiences. It welcomes contributions that are fundamentally new, those that examine capabilities/modalities that have not yet been fully exploited, and those which describe substantive improvements on prior work that open new interactive possibilities. 

Example topics include, but are not limited to: interaction techniques, touch and gestural input, haptic and tangible interfaces, interaction with and around digital fabrication, 3D interaction, augmented/mixed/virtual reality, wearable and on-body computing, sensors and sensing, displays and actuators, muscle- and brain-computer interfaces, and auditory and speech interfaces. Contributions will be judged in part based on their novelty and on their demonstrated improvements. 

Associate Chairs:

  • Aakar Gupta, Facebook Reality Labs
  • Adam Fourney, Microsoft Research
  • Alanson Sample, University of Michigan
  • Albrecht Schmidt, LMU Munich
  • Alexandra Ion, ETH Zurich
  • Andrew Wilson, Microsoft Research
  • Anne Roudaut, University of Bristol
  • Anthony Tang, University of Toronto
  • Anusha Withana, University of Sydney
  • Ben Lafreniere, Chatham Labs
  • Byungjoo Lee, KAIST
  • Christian Holz, ETH Zurich
  • Daniel Wigdor, University of Toronto | Chatham Labs
  • David Lindlbauer, ETH Zurich
  • Debaleena Chattopadhyay, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Diego Martinez-Plasencia, University of Sussex
  • Edward Wang, University of Washington
  • Eyal Ofek, Microsoft Research
  • Florian Echtler, Bauhaus University Weimar
  • Fraser Anderson, Autodesk Research
  • Géry Casiez, Université de Lille
  • Gierad Laput, Apple
  • Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University
  • Ian Oakley, UNIST
  • James Eagan, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
  • Jan Borchers, RWTH Aachen University
  • Jason Alexander, Lancaster University
  • Jennifer Jacobs, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Jens Grubert, Coburg University
  • Jess McIntosh, University of Copenhagen
  • Jo Vermeulen, Aarhus University
  • Jun Nishida, University of Chicago
  • Lining Yao, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Liwei Chan, National Chiao Tung University
  • Lydia Chilton, Columbia University
  • Marcos Serrano, University of Toulouse
  • Marynel Vázquez, Yale University
  • Michael Wessely, MIT CSAIL
  • Oliver Schneider, University of Waterloo
  • Oussama Metatla, University of Bristol
  • Patrick Baudisch, Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Pedro Lopes, University of Chicago
  • Peggy Chi, Google AI
  • Quentin Roy, University of Waterloo
  • Robert Miller, MIT CSAIL
  • Rubaiat Habib, Adobe Research
  • Ruta Desai, Facebook Reality Labs
  • Scott Hudson, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Sean Follmer, Stanford University
  • Seongkook Heo, University of Virginia
  • Simon Voelker, RWTH Aachen University
  • Stephen DiVerdi, Adobe Research
  • Theophanis Tsandilas, INRIA
  • Thomas Pietrzak, University of Lille
  • Xiang ‘Anthony’ Chen, UCLA
  • Xiaojun Bi, Stony Brook University
  • Yang Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Yasuaki Kakehi, University of Tokyo
  • Zoya Bylinskii, Adobe Research

Example Papers:

Understanding People: Theory, Concepts, Methods

Wai-Tat Fu, University of Illinois
Yang Li, Google Research
Jacki O’Neill, Microsoft
Aleksandra Sarcevic, Drexel University
Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology
Max L. Wilson, University of Nottingham

Swapna Joshi, Indiana University
Dennis Wang, University of Illinois
Aehong Min, Indiana University

Contact: sc.people@chi2020.acm.org

This subcommittee is suitable for papers whose primary contribution improves our understanding of people, their individual and collaborative behaviours, and how they interact with technology. This understanding may be derived from quantitative or qualitative empirical research, or it may be conceptual in nature. Core contributions typically take the form of insightful findings, evolved theories, models, concepts, or new methods for understanding people. Contributions will be judged in part by their rigor, significance, validity, and practical or theoretical impact.

Associate Chairs:

  • Alan Chamberlain, University of Nottingham
  • Amanda Hughes, Brigham Young University
  • Amy Zhang, MIT
  • Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research
  • Angelika Strohmayer, Northumbria University
  • Anna De Liddo, The Open University
  • Anne Weibert, University of Siegen
  • Annika Wolff, LUT University
  • Antti Salovaara, Aalto University
  • Bongwon Suh, Seoul National University
  • Can Liu, City University of Hong Kong
  • Casey Fiesler, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Cheng Zhang, Cornell University
  • Christian Janssen, Utrecht University
  • Chun Yu, Tsinghua University
  • Cliff Lampe, University of Michigan
  • Daniel Russell, Google
  • Daniela Romano, University College London
  • Danielle Lottridge, University of Auckland
  • David Coyle, University College Dublin
  • David McGookin, Ferratum
  • Edward Lank, University of Waterloo
  • Eelco Herder, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Erick Oduor, IBM Research Africa
  • Feng Tian, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Gilles Bailly, Sorbonne Université, CNRS
  • Grace Ngai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Gregorio Convertino, Google
  • Guo Freeman, Clemson University
  • Haimo Zhang, University of Auckland
  • Hao-Hua Chu, National Taiwan University
  • Heloisa Candello, IBM Research Brazil
  • Ishita Ghosh, UC Berkeley
  • Jaime Ruiz, University of Florida
  • Janaki Srinivasan, IIIT Bangalore
  • Jeff Huang, Brown University
  • Jina Huh-Yoo, Drexel University
  • John Rooksby, Northumbria University
  • John Tang, Microsoft Research
  • Ken Pfeuffer, Bundeswehr University Munich
  • Lars Rune Christensen, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Lewis Chuang, LMU Munich
  • Lora Aroyo, Google
  • Loren Terveen, University of Minnesota
  • Maletsabisa Molapo, IBM
  • Marén Schorch, University of Siegen
  • Marta E. Cecchinato, Northumbria University
  • Matti Nelimarkka, University of Helsinki
  • Maurizio Teli, Aalborg University
  • Melissa Densmore, University of Cape Town
  • Michael Rohs, University of Hannover
  • Michaelanne Dye, University of Michigan
  • Ming Yin, Purdue University
  • Monchu Chen, Figure Eight Technologies
  • Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Narges Mahyar, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Nervo Verdezoto, Cardiff University
  • Niels Henze, University of Regensburg
  • Nikola Banovic, University of Michigan
  • Nina Boulus-Rodje, Roskilde University
  • Patricia Cornelio-Martinez, University of Sussex
  • Peter Tolmie, University of Siegen
  • Q. Vera Liao, IBM Research
  • Saraschandra Karanam, MathWorks India
  • Sheena Erete, DePaul University
  • Shumin Zhai, Google
  • Simon Perrault, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Simone Stumpf, City University of London
  • Sun Young Park, University of Michigan
  • Susan Fussell, Cornell University
  • Sven Mayer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tun Lu, Fudan University
  • Xiaojuan Ma, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Yiran Wang, Google
  • Yu Chen, San Jose State University
  • Yubo Kou, Pennsylvania State University
  • Yun Huang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Yvette Wohn, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Example Papers:

Engineering Interactive Systems and Technologies

Parmit Chilana, Simon Fraser University
Koji Yatani, University of Tokyo

Yan Chen, University of Michigan

Contact: sc.eist@chi2020.acm.org 

This subcommittee is suitable for papers which present and describe novel interactive systems and technologies, as well as the technical development of resources which will facilitate and inspire future interface design explorations. This includes both software and hardware technologies that enable and demonstrate novel interactive capabilities, and “enabling” contributions, such as datasets, tools, methods, and languages which will directly support the construction, engineering or validation of interactive systems. This scope specifically includes interactive systems and applications leveraging machine intelligence, emerging computing environments, and data and tool sets which can be shared among the research community to design future interactive systems.

Engineering contributions should clearly explain how they address interactive systems concerns such as scalability, reliability, interoperability, testing, and performance. They can be targeted at end users, offering novel interaction capabilities or supporting improved interactions. They can also be targeted at developers, improving or facilitating the construction of innovative interactive systems. “Enabling” contributions must specify how they can impact HCI research.

Associate Chairs:

  • Barrett Ens, Monash University
  • Bjoern Hartmann, UC Berkeley
  • Caroline Appert, INRIA
  • Cuong Nguyen, Adobe Research
  • Daniel Leithinger, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • David R. Karger, MIT
  • Dongwook Yoon, University of British Columbia
  • Elena L. Glassman, Harvard University
  • Erin Solovey, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Eytan Adar, University of Michigan
  • Huaishu Peng, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jeff Nichols, Google
  • Jessica Cauchard, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • Joel Lanir, University of Haifa
  • Jun Kato, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Keita Higuchi, Preferred Networks
  • Lap-Fai (Craig) Yu, George Mason University
  • Michael Nebeling, University of Michigan
  • Michelle Annett, MishMashMakers
  • Radu-Daniel Vatavu, University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava
  • Ranjitha Kumar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Rong-Hao Liang, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Saleema Amershi, Microsoft Research
  • Sauvik Das, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Stephane Huot, INRIA
  • Steve Oney, University of Michigan
  • Takaaki Shiratori, Facebook Reality Labs
  • Tom Yeh, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Xing-Dong Yang, Dartmouth College
  • Yuki Koyama, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Example Papers: