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at CUI 2023

Provocations at CUI are original and unpublished contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including human-computer interaction, computer science, engineering, speech technology, linguistics, psychology, cognitive sciences, sociology and other cognate disciplines. A provocation should discuss or communicate a thought-provoking idea or proposal that can be made in a few pages. The contribution should have the potential to spark debate and discussion at the conference. We encourage out-of-the-box or even controversial ideas to be proposed through provocation.

Late-breaking/non-provocative work should be submitted to the other tracks of CUI 2023 (either Posters or Demos are potentially applicable destinations).

Examples of provocations at CUI

Some examples of previously successful submissions can be found below:

Key dates

Submissions due: Monday 17th Thursday 20th April 2023
Notifications sent: Monday 15th May 2023
Camera ready/TAPS due: Monday 5th June 2023

All deadlines are at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth

The process

All submissions will proceed through the following process. Please contact the Provocations chairs if you have any questions.

1. Prepare your paper

Submissions of provocations must be in English, in PDF format, anonymised using the CHI anonymization policy, and approximately 3,000-3,500 words (including figures, tables, proofs, appendixes, and any other content excluding references and acknowledgments).

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.

2. Submit your paper

You should submit your paper to the conference submission system. You must include your title, abstract, author details, and paper as a PDF. Your paper 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 peer-reviewed by three expert reviewers under a double-anonymous refereed process (i.e., authors will not be revealed to reviewers, and all reviewers will be hidden from each other and authors). Papers for which there is a very high agreement among reviewers regarding recommendations for inclusion in the proceedings will receive acceptance decisions. Papers that provoke—even among reviewers—may be accepted.

4. Prepare your paper for publication

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

Programme Chairs will send information on how to ready your paper for the publishing process. Word users may be required to reimplement their paper, if accepted, into the correct document format for the publishing process, while LaTeX users will have to adjust their documentclass.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference, otherwise we cannot guarantee publication of your paper. Accepted papers 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 will be given an oral presentation slot at the conference. The specific details of this presentation will be provided closer to the conference.

Your paper 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 papers will be freely available from this website for the first year after publication.


If you have any questions, please contact the Provocations chairs, Christine Murad and Yanchao Yu for support.