Call for Participation

AfriChi 2023 Paper Submission

The 4th African Human Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI) will take place in East London, South Africa, from 27 November – 1 December 2023.

The theme of the conference is “Beyond Limit”. Under this theme, we want to reflect on the potentialities and limitations of interactive technologies as a tool for addressing the myriad problems facing the world today. Even as new technologies have led to tremendous improvement in the way we live and work, the world remains burdened by increasing poverty, poor education, high cost of healthcare, global pandemics such as COVID-19, inequality, injustice, terrorism, and climate change. We want to explore how the design and usability of interactive technologies could be improved to better meet the demands of our time, and what factors stand in the way of research and practice of Human-Computer Interaction in Africa in contributing more effectively to addressing these problems. In particular, we want to investigate the limits and barriers to leveraging African design knowledge for crafting innovative technologies and interaction models aimed to make the world a better place. The conference will focus on the following key questions:

    • What does “beyond limit” mean for African HCI?

    • What specific creative expressions give us peculiar advantages as researchers and designers in Africa?

    • What are the limits to designing in and for Africa? How can we push beyond those limits and break any existing barriers and limits? What new methods and sensibilities do we need?

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Important Deadlines

Call out: – 12 December 2022
Mentorship request submission for all types: – 10 March 2023
Paper and Notes submission: – 19 June 2023
Feedback for Paper & Note: – 7 August 2023
Poster Demo submission: – 10 August 2023
Feedback for Poster & Demo: – 31 August 2023
Workshop & Panel: – 15 August 2023
Feedback for Workshop & Panel: – 31 August 2023
Postgraduate Paper: – 1 August 2023
Feedback for Postgraduate: – 1 September 2023
Camera ready submission: – 25 September 2023

Submission Details

Only Postgraduate paper are submitted “here” while all other submissions are made online through AfriCHI’s submission system. This includes the main files, conforming to the templates and formats for the relevant track, abstract and descriptive information (e.g. authors, keywords). We will open AfriCHI’s submission system in March 2023.  Authors may submit and resubmit their materials as often as they wish after this date and before submission deadlines. All deadlines on the date associated with a submission track are midnight GMT. We urge authors to test uploading submissions before the relevant deadline and contact the appropriate track chairs to arrange alternatives in advance if they predict problems e.g. due to Internet issues. Submissions should not have been previously published or be concurrently under submission elsewhere.

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