The Poster Track

The poster track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to show and discuss their recent work, services, interactions, and experiences. The submissions can also be about something that has not been fully designed, implemented, or tested but shows great promise, has a provoking topic or only preliminary results, or summarizes several small-scale studies. Topics of interest are the same as mentioned in the CfP for short and full papers. Posters provide the opportunity for researchers to get feedback on early-stage work, and discuss potential collaborations and burning issues in an informal manner with the AfriCHI community.

Authors submission should include a poster abstract and visual poster draft, submitted together in a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages following the ACM format of Extended abstracts. Both items should be well-written and use English language (please see general conference guidelines about English use). The deadline for submission is 10 August 2023. For questions regarding the formatting and uploading of submissions, please contact: 

Differences between Notes and Posters

Notes are slightly longer than extended abstracts for posters (between 4 – 6pages), and are not accompanied with a visual poster draft. They are usually short papers for either a complete work or a advanced work in progress, and suitable for presentation alongside the regular papers. However, Posters are usually shorter (not longer than 4 pages) that represent initial work or prospective proposed work that require feedback. 


AfriCHI aims to increase HCI’s awareness of designs, tools, inventions, methods, theories and pedagogies for creating or using technology in Africa and to provide opportunities for Africans to benefit from expert feedback and new collaborations. Posters displayed throughout the conference create opportunities for AfriCHI attendees to casually browse new topics. Special interactive sessions around posters offer occasions for small groups or personal conversations with authors. Contributions can relate to conference theme but this is not mandatory. Contributions therefore can include, but are not limited to, any of the following in relation to Africa or Africans –  Contexts, Meanings, values and experiences, Processes, Technologies, HCI and Al, African identity for HCI, Pedagogies and epistemologies, HCI for Emerging Technologies, All-Encompassing HCI (Interaction & Union), Usable Security & Privacy, Theory & Practice – details and scope of which are better imagined but can be guided by the definitions in the CfP.


 1. A Poster Abstract

Your poster abstract should be formatted using the regular ACM Extended Abstract template. It must be no longer than 4 pages, written in English and understandable to readers who have not viewed your poster. Please note that posters are anonymous and must not include authors’ names, affiliations or contact information until submission of the final camera-ready:

Title – on the first page, (with spaces for author(s) and their affiliation(s) that are kept blank until the camera-ready final)

Abstract and keywords on the first page

A concise description of work presented in the poster.

The implications of the work for the community.

An overview of future investigations for the work described.


Abbreviations should be defined the first time they appear in your text. Example: HEA (Higher Education Area), before being used as an abbreviation only. Please, do not define or use abbreviations in the title. Please avoid complex mathematical formulas. For the symbols ≤ or ≥, type instead <= or >=.

Posters should be well-written and use English language; however we do not restrict this to UK or American English. Rather, we encourage authors to use language that feels comfortable to them and to include local language terms if these improve meaning. For clarity, we expect authors to include a preface in English to explain their use of language and clarification within the main text or in additional footnotes, of non-English meanings or use of local idioms or phrasings. For example, the first of “sawa” in a Kenyan paper might include a parenthetical remark or footnote defining “sawa” as “okay”. For further questions or clarifications about language, please refer to the main Languages and Mentoring page or contact the Language chairs: language at africhi dot net.

Your poster abstract must be anonymised to permit double-blind peer-review by program committee members. Please ensure that the reviewers will be able to read and understand your paper without having to know who you are. Firstly, do not include your names and institutions anywhere in the document and omit acknowledgements – you will add these into your final camera-ready version. Secondly, ensure that the author(s) name/s or institution/s do not appear in the document properties (File… Info… Inspect Document or File… Properties). Finally, so that reviewers take into account all prior, related (or background) work relevant to your paper, you should not anonymise the references to your own work. However, when citing your own work please refer to these contributions in third person. For example, rather than “We extend our prior work [5]..” you might say “We extend Awori’s prior work [5]…”.

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Abdullahi Kawu
Bonsuk Awani