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at CUI 2023

Demos are interactive contributions aiming to tackle challenges and show progress in the field of Conversational User Interfaces.

For the submission and review process, you should write an extended abstract that summarises your demo. If accepted, we will invite you to present your work at CUI 2023, with your extended abstract published in the conference proceedings.

Key dates

Submissions due: Monday 17th Thursday 20th April 2023
Notifications sent: Wednesday 24th May 2023
Camera ready/TAPS due: Monday 5th June 2023

All deadlines are at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth

Examples of demos at CUI

Some examples of previously successful submissions can be found below:

The process

All demo papers will proceed through the following process. Please contact the Posters & Demos chairs if you have any questions.

1. Prepare your extended abstract and video

Submissions of extended abstracts for demos must be in English, in PDF format, anonymised using the CHI anonymization policy, and approximately 3,000 words (including figures, tables, proofs, appendixes, and any other content excluding references and acknowledgments).

You should include a description of the system, a description of the problem(s) it addresses, a discussion regarding its novelty and/or applied context, a discussion regarding the technology’s relevance to the CUI community, a description of the planned presentation, and details about how online attendees will interact with the demonstration. Your description of the planned presentation should focus on how you will provide an engaging interactive experience for your audience.

You must use the ACM LaTeX or Word templates to prepare your submission. LaTeX users may start their work by using the official ACM template available on Overleaf, which we strongly encourage. LaTeX users should have the following document class: \documentclass[sigconf, screen, review, anonymous]{acmart} for submission.

Word users should use the double-column “Interim Template” during submission and review and should be prepared to submit to TAPS approximately one week earlier than the stated camera-ready deadline. Word users may be required to reimplement their paper, if accepted, into the correct document format for the publishing process.

ACM’s CCS concepts and keywords are not required for submission and peer review but are required if your paper is accepted and published by the ACM.

You should also prepare a 2 minute (max) video demonstration of your demo.

2. Submit your extended abstract and video

You should submit your extended abstract and video to the conference submission system. You must include your title, abstract, author details, and paper as a PDF, and your short video. Your paper and video must be anonymised, or it may be desk rejected.

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

We ask you to make sure that your submission is accessible for all users. To accomplish this, please follow the SIGCHI Guide to an Accessible Submission.

3. Await reviews

Each submission will be reviewed by one track chair and one expert reviewer through a curated process. Following a curated selection process, successful submissions will be invited to present at CUI 2023.In curating the program creativity in delivery, feasibility, novelty, and ability to engage attendees in-person and online will be assessed. Our aim is to deliver an array of captivating demonstrations that showcase the diverse research arenas contributing to the conversational user interface research community. Sensitive, private and/or proprietary information should not be disclosed prior to publication. Business exposure is reserved for event sponsors only, so advertising materials should not be used in demonstrations.

4. Prepare your extended abstract for publication

If your demo is accepted, you should de-anonymise it. You must include CCS concepts and keywords for publication.

At least one author of each accepted demo must register for the conference, otherwise we cannot guarantee publication of your paper. Accepted demo extended abstract will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

You will receive an email from ACM to assign the rights for your paper, following which you will receive an email from “The ACM Publishing System” (TAPS), which will handle the generation of the final version of your paper. Accepted papers will be produced from LaTeX or Word source files into a single column HTML document and a two-column PDF for publication. We recommend all authors read ACM’s guidance for TAPS Best Practice.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

All ACM publications follow the Green Open Access route by default, although authors have the opportunity to independently pay a fee for Gold Open Access. The total fee payable depends on the author(s) ACM membership status.

5. Present your work

Authors be given the opportunity to present their demo during a dedicated session. The specific details of this presentation will be provided closer to the conference.

Your extended abstract will be published in the CUI Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. SIGCHI participates in the ACM Open Table of Contents (OpenTOC) service, which means extended abstracts will be freely available from this website for the first year after publication.


If you have any questions, please contact the Posters & Demos chairs, Leigh Clark and Yunhan Wu for support.