APCHI 2004

6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
Incorporating the 5th ACM SIGCHI-NZ Symposium
June 29 - July 2 2004
Rotorua, NZ

Call for Papers

Submissions have now closed. Authors were notified on 12-13 March

Download the call for papers in PDF.

The Sixth Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (APCHI 2004) will take place at the Royal Lakeside Novotel Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand from June 30th to July 2nd 2004. It will also incorporate the 5th SIGCHI NZ Symposium on Computer Human Interaction.

APCHI 2004 is the sixth regional HCI conference for the Asia-Pacific region and provides a unique opportunity within the region to keep abreast of the latest developments in the area. It attracts researchers and practitioners from around the world and with a wide range of interests, including human factors and ergonomics, human-computer interaction, information systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, design, social sciences and management and associated disciplines.

APCHI 2004 will bring together HCI scholars, engineers and computer practitioners in business and industry to present and discuss their latest work, exchange and share their experiences, and explore new ideas and research results on all aspects of Computer-Human Interaction.

We are delighted to confirm Don Norman (www.jnd.org) and Susan Dray (www.dray.com) as keynote speakers, with more to be finalized.

Conference topics

Contributions that advance any area of CHI research and practice are invited. Suggested topics are presented in the following list, but other appropriate topics are welcome:

  • HCI in mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive computing contexts
  • HCI in the home
  • HCI theories, methods and practice
  • perceptual and adaptive user interfaces
  • interaction design for people with disabilities
  • user interface software tools, architectures and technologies
  • case studies of HCI and interface design in practice
  • interaction techniques and devices, including pen, gesture,
  • speech, and virtual and augmented realities
  • psychological aspects of HCI
  • user interface design for information retrieval systems
  • user interfaces for information visualization
  • user interfaces and culture, internationalisation and localization
  • HCI and education


Submissions are invited in the following categories: full papers, tutorials, workshops, doctoral consortium.

Papers should be up to 10 pages in length, must report original work, and must not have been previously published.

Tutorial proposals must provide the following information: duration (full or half-day tutorial), learning objectives of the tutorial, material to be covered, how the tutorial will be conducted, required materials, relevance to conference attendees, and some sample tutorial content.

Workshop proposals must provide the following information: workshop topic, call for participation (suitable for inclusion in the advance programme), how the workshop will be conducted, and its relevance to conference attendees.

The doctoral consortium will provide a stimulating environment for students to discuss their work in an interdisciplinary workshop with distinguished researchers and other students. Doctoral students are invited to submit a two page extended abstract describing their thesis work. Successful applicants will be able to present and discuss their work at the consortium which will be held on the 29th June. Some financial assistance will be available to successful applicants to participate in the doctoral programme and attend the APCHI conference. Submissions must report original work, and must not have been previously published.

Submissions in all categories must be in English.

All submissions will be double-blind refereed by an international review committee.

Accepted submissions will appear in the final published conference proceedings.

Important dates

30th January 2004deadline for all submissions
10th March 2004response to authors
2nd April 2004deadline for final camera-ready submissions

Submission instructions

APCHI 2004 is running a double-blind review process for full papers. Reviewers will not be aware of the identity of the authors of the papers that they consider, and authors will no know who reviewed their submission.

For the full paper category, identifying characteristics should be removed from the body of the paper for the anonymous reviewing process. Insert notes to indicate where text has been removed for this purpose.

All submissions must be in PDF or Postscript format.

Submissions in all categories must be made via the web-based submission system. To access the system, go to the submissions page.

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