Selecting a Subcommittee

Overview

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

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, TH Ingolstadt
  • Andrés Lucero, Aalto University
  • Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire
  • Anja Thieme, Microsoft
  • Arindam Dey, The University of Queensland
  • Bastian Pfleging, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Benjamin V. 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 Inc.
  • Hans-Christian Jetter, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus
  • Henning Pohl, University of Copenhagen
  • Jan Gugenheimer, Ulm University
  • Jarrod Knibbe, Monash University
  • Kening Zhu, City University of Hong Kong
  • Krzysztof Krejtz, SWPS University of Humanities and Social Sciences, Warszawa
  • Lars Lischke, VU Amsterdam
  • Leigh Clark, University College Dublin
  • Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia
  • Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde
  • Markus Funk, Nuance
  • Nigini Oliveira, University of Washington
  • Paweł W. Woźniak, Utrecht University
  • Ronald Schröter, Queensland University of Technology
  • Roope Raisamo, Tampere University
  • Stefan Schneegass, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Stephen Uzor, Cambridge University
  • 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
  • Wei Jun, Alibaba Group
  • 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

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:

  • Amanda Lazar, University of Maryland
  • Austin Toombs , Purdue University
  • Bran Knowles, Lancaster University
  • Brian Lim, National University of Singapore
  • Bryan Semaan, Syracuse University
  • Celine Latulipe , University of Manitoba
  • Daniela Petrellie, University of Sheffield
  • Daria Loi, Mozilla
  • Deborah Tatar, Virginia Tech
  • Eric P. S. Baumer, Lehigh University
  • Gopianath Kanabiran , Aarhus University
  • Janet read, University of Central Lancashire
  • Kurtis Heimerl, University of Washington
  • Margot Brereton , Queensland University of Technology
  • Michael Mueller, IBM Research
  • Mohit Jain, Microsoft Research
  • Neha Kumar, Georgia Tech
  • Nicola Dell, Cornell University
  • 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 Iqual, Microsoft
  • 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

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 – School of Computing
  • Anthony Pellacone, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Ben Shapiro, Georgia Tech
  • Colin Gray, Purdue University
  • Eleanor O’Rourke, Northwestern University
  • Elisa Rubegni, University of Lincoln
  • Erik Harpstead, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Erin Walker, University of Pittsburgh
  • Gabriela Richard, Pennsylvania State University
  • Iulian Radu, Harvard University
  • Jason Yip, University of Washington
  • Jessica Roberts, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kristy Boyer, University of Florida
  • Lana Yarosh, University of Minnesota
  • Lisa Anthony, University of Florida
  • Michael Lee, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Michelle Lui, University of Toronto
  • Mike Horn, Northwestern University
  • Monica Landoni, Università Della Svizzera Italiana
  • Petr Slovak, King’s College London
  • Philip Guo, UC San Diego
  • Rebecca Quintana, University of Michigan
  • Rene Kizilcec, Cornell University
  • Roberto Maldonado-Martinez, University of Technology Sydney
  • Sayamindu Dasgupta, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Tammy Clegg, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Tawfiq Ammari, University of Michigan
  • Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Yolanda Rankin, Florida State University

Example Papers:

Interaction Beyond the Individual

Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan
Thomas Ludwig, University of Siegen
Irina Shklovski, IT University of Copenhagen
Naomi Yamashita, NTT Communication Science Laboratories

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:

  • Alex Leavitt, Facebook
  • Alexander Boden, Fraunhofer FIT
  • Amanda Menking, University of Toronto
  • Antonietta Grasso, Naver Labs Europe
  • Carla Simone, University of Milano Bicocca
  • Casey Dugan, IBM Research
  • Dakuo Wang, IBM
  • Dan Cosley, Cornell University
  • David Rebis, University of Washington
  • Edith Law, University of Waterloo
  • Fabiano Pinatti, University of Siegen
  • Ge Gao, University of Maryland
  • Hao-Chuan Wang, UC Davis
  • Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tokyo
  • Jaimie Snyder, University of Washington
  • Jasmine Jones, Berea College
  • Jennifer Marlow, Google
  • Justin Cranshaw, Microsoft
  • Kenji Suzuki, University of Tsukuba
  • Kurt Luther, Virginia Tech
  • Kyungsik Han, Ajou University
  • Lauren Britton, Ithaca College
  • Maria Menendez Blanco , University of Copenhagen
  • Marina Kogan, University of New Mexico
  • Matthieu Tixier, University of Technology of Troyes
  • Michael Prilla, University of Clausthal
  • Mike Fraser, University of Bath
  • Oded Nov, New York University
  • Robert Soden, Columbia University
  • Sayan Sarcar, University of Tsukuba
  • Tesh Goyal, Google
  • Tina Yuan, National Taiwan Normal University
  • Tommaso Colombino, Naver Labs Europe

Example Papers:

Games and Play

Kathrin Gerling, KU Leuven
Z O. Toups, 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
  • Anna Lisa Martin-Niedecken, Zurich University of the Arts
  • Annika Waern, Uppsala University
  • Brian Magerko, Georgia Tech
  • Casper Harteveld, Northeastern University
  • Christos Mousas, Purdue University
  • Effie Law, University of Leicester
  • Elena Márquez Segura, Uppsala University
  • Elizabeth Bonsignore, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Günter Wallner, University of Applied Arts Vienna / Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Jan Smeddinck, Newcastle University
  • Jim Wallace, University of Waterloo
  • Jo Iacovides, University of York
  • Katta Spiel, KU Leuven || Universität Wien
  • Konstantinos Papangelis, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • Martin Flintham, University of Nottingham
  • Max Birk, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Maximus D. Kaos, Aalto University
  • Melissa J. Rogerson, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • Oğuz ‘Oz’ Buruk, Tampere University
  • Peta Wyeth, Queensland University of Technology
  • Richard Wetzel, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Scott Bateman, University of New Brunswick
  • Sharon Lynn CHU, University of Florida
  • Sultan A. Alharthi, New Mexico State University
  • Victoria McArthur, Carleton University

Example Papers:

Privacy, Security

Sameer Patil, Indiana University
Emilee Rader, Michigan State 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
  • Emanuel von Zezschwitz, Google
  • Eran Toch, Tel Aviv University
  • Florian Schaub, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Gunnar Stevens, University of Siegen
  • Ilaria Liccardi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University
  • Konstantin Beznosov, University of British Columbia
  • Lujo Bauer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Manya Sleeper, Google
  • Marc Langheinrich, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
  • Marshini Chetty, University of Chicago
  • Melanie Volkamer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Mohamed Khamis, University of Glasgow
  • Shion Guha, Marquette University
  • Tara Matthews, Independent Researcher
  • Yang Wang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Zinaida Benenson, University of Erlangen

Example Papers:

Visualization

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

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
  • Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh
  • Charles Perin, University of Victoria
  • Emmanuel Pietriga, INRIA
  • Fanny Chevalier, University of Toronto
  • Frank van Ham, IBM
  • Huamin Qu, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • Jaegul Choo, Korea University
  • Jian Zhao, University of Waterloo
  • Justin Matejka, Autodesk
  • Lyn Bartram, Simon Fraser University
  • Matthew Kay, University of Michigan
  • Michael Sedlmair, University of Stuttgart
  • Nathalie Henry Riche, Microsoft Research
  • Petra Isenberg, INRIA
  • Rita Borgo, King’s College London
  • Ron Metoyer, University of Notre Dame
  • Tim Dwyer, Monash University
  • Yvonne Jansen, CNRS

Example Papers:

Health

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

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
  • Andrea Parker, Northeastern University
  • Chia-Fang (Christina) Chung, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Craig Kuziemsky, MacEwan University
  • Daniel Epstein, University of California Irvine
  • Elizabeth Kaziunas, AI Now, New York 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
  • Julie Doyle, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Katie Pine, Arizona State University
  • Kellie Morrisey, Newcastle University
  • Lauren Wilcox, Google / Georgia Tech
  • Lena Mamykina, Columbia University
  • Liz Murnane, Stanford University
  • Mark Newman, University of Michigan
  • Matthew Lee, FXPAL
  • Nadir Weibel, UC San Diego
  • Naveen Bagalkot, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Stephen Schueller, University of California Irvine
  • Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg
  • Swamy Ananthanarayan, Univesity of Oldenburg
  • Tariq Andersen, University of Copenhagen
  • Tiffany Veinot, University of Michigan
  • Tim 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

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, ENAC – University of Toulouse
  • Anthony Hornof, University of Oregon
  • Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, Indiana University – IUPUI
  • Benjamin M. Gorman, Bournemouth University
  • Cosmin Munteanu, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Dragan Ahmetovic, University of Milan
  • João Guerreiro, INESC-ID, Lisbon
  • Kathryn E. Ringland, Northwestern University
  • Kathy McCoy, University of Delaware
  • 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 Ringel 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:

Design

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

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 Ståhl, RISE
  • Anna Vallgårda, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Chris Elsden, Northumbria University
  • Christian Remy, Aarhus University
  • Christine Satchell, Blue Chip Vision
  • Christopher LeDantec, 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, Northumbria University
  • David Philip Green, University of the West of England
  • Erica Robles-Anderson, New York University
  • 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, TU/e
  • Marco Rozendaal, TU Delft
  • Mariam Asad, Georgia Tech
  • Marie Louise Juul Sodergaard, KTH
  • Mark Blythe, Northumbria University
  • Martin Tomitsch, University of Sydney
  • Melanie Feinberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mikael Wiberg, Umea University
  • Mike Hazas, Lancaster University
  • Nassim Parvin, Georgia Tech
  • Nick Taylor, University of Dundee
  • Nikolas Martelaro, Accenture Tech Labs
  • Oscar Tomico, Elisava
  • Pam Briggs, Northumbria University
  • Pedro Sanches, KTH
  • Rebecca Gulotta, Google
  • Rogerio De Paula, Intel
  • Roisin McNaney, Bristol University
  • Sabrina Hauser, Umeå Institute of Design
  • Scott Davidoff, NASA
  • Seyram Avle, University of Massachusetts
  • Shaun Lawson, Northumbria University
  • Simon Bowen, Newcastle University
  • Valentina Nisi, University of Madiera
  • Vasiliki Tsaknaki, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Yaliang Chuang, TU Eindhoven
  • 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

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
  • Alexandra Ion, ETH Zurich
  • Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research
  • Anne Roudaut, University of Bristol
  • Anusha Withana, University of Sydney
  • Barrett Ens, Monash University
  • Ben Lafreniere, Chatham Labs
  • Byungjoo Lee, KAIST
  • Christian Holz, ETH Zurich
  • Daniel Wigdor, University of Toronto and Chatham Labs
  • David Lindlbauer, ETH Zurich
  • Debaleena Chattopadhyay, University of Illinois
  • Diego Martinez, University of Sussex
  • Edward Wang, University of Washington
  • Eve Hoggan, Aarhus University
  • Eyal Ofek, Microsoft Research
  • Florian Echtler, Bauhaus University Weimar
  • Fraser Anderson, Autodesk Research
  • Gery 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, UC Santa Barbara
  • Jens Grubert, Coburg University
  • Jess McIntosh, University of Copenhagen
  • Jo Vermeulen, Aarhus University
  • Jun Nishida , University of Chicago
  • Kimiko Ryokai, UC Berkeley
  • 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 Nebeling, University of Michigan
  • 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
  • Quentin Roy, University of Waterloo
  • Radu-Daniel Vatavu, University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava
  • Raf Ramakers, Hasselt University
  • Robert Miller, MIT CSAIL
  • Roman Rädle, Facebook
  • 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
  • Tony Tang, University of Toronto
  • 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

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, KMi, Open University
  • Anne Weibert, University of Siegen, Germany
  • 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
  • Chris Janssen, Utrecht University
  • Chun Yu, Tsinghua University
  • Claus Bossen, Aarhus University
  • Cliff Lampe, University of Michigan
  • Dan Russell, Google
  • Daniela Romano, UCL
  • Danielle Lottridge, University of Auckland
  • David Coyle, University College Dublin
  • David McGookin, Ferratum
  • Ed Lank, University of Waterloo
  • Eelco Herder, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Erick Odour, IBM Africa
  • Feng Tian, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Gilles Bailly, Sorbonne Université, CNRS
  • Grace Ngai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Gregorio Convertino, Google
  • Guo Freeman, Clemson University
  • Haimo Zhang, University of Auckland
  • Hao 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
  • John Tang, Microsoft Research
  • Ken Pfeuffer, Bundeswehr University Munch
  • Lars Rune Christensen, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Lewis Chuang, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München
  • Lora Aroyo, Google
  • Loren Terveen, University of Minnesota
  • Maletšabisa Tšabi Molapo , IBM
  • Marén Schorch, Universität 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
  • Munumn Choudhury, Georgia Tech
  • Narges Mahyar, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • Nervo Verdezoto, Cardiff University
  • Niels Henze, University of Regensburg
  • Nikola Banovic, University of Michigan
  • Nina Boulus-Roedje, Roskilde University
  • Patricia Martinez, University of Sussex
  • Peter Tolmie, Universität Siegen
  • Q. Vera Liao, IBM
  • Saraschandra Karanam, MathWorks
  • 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 at Urbana-Champaign
  • Yvette Wohn, NJIT

Example Papers:

Engineering Interactive Systems and Technologies

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

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:

  • Azza Abouzied, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Bjoern Hartmann, UC Berkeley
  • Caroline Appert, CNRS & Univ. Paris-Sud
  • Cuong Nguyen, Adobe Research
  • Daniel Avrahami, FXPAL
  • Daniel Leithinger, University of Colorado Boulder
  • David R. Karger, MIT
  • Dongwook Yoon, The 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 / Arch Inc.
  • Keita Higuchi, University of Tokyo
  • Lap-Fai (Craig) Yu, George Mason University
  • Michelle Annett, MishMashMakers
  • Ranjitha Kumar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Rong-Hao Liang, TU Eindhoven
  • Saleema Amershi, Microsoft Research
  • Sauvik Das, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Stéphane 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

Example Papers: