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at CUI 2023

CUI 2023 will be the first year we have a dedicated workshops track for the conference—workshops at CUI 2023 will be half-day or whole day workshop, in-person.

To propose a workshop, you should write a proposal that the topic and your plans for the workshop. If accepted, you will be expected to lead on the organisation of the workshop. At least one workshop organizer is expected to attend the conference. Workshops can be planned to be fully in-person or in hybrid mode. If workshop organizers are proposing a hybrid setup, we ask to include a description of how they plan to accommodate remote participants for an inclusive and effective workshop experience.

Key dates

Submissions due: Thursday 2nd Wednesday 22nd March 2023
Notifications sent: Friday 14th April 2023
Camera ready/TAPS due: Monday 5th June 2023
Workshops: Wednesday 19th July 2023

All deadlines are at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth

The process

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

1. Prepare your proposal

Submissions of proposals for workshops must be in English, in PDF format. You should NOT anonymise your workshop proposal. In your proposal you must include a title, abstract, background to your workshop topic, plans for the workshop, how long the workshop will be (half-day or whole day), how you will solicit papers/attendees, how you will create an accessible and inclusive experience, a website address, and biographies for the organisers. Your proposal should be no more than 5,000 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]{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 proposal, 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 proposal

You should submit your proposal to the CUI 2023 Workshops chairs:

Please make sure to include your title, abstract, author details, and proposal in PDF.

Proposed workshop topics should be of interest to the conversational user interface research community. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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.

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.

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.

3. Await reviews

Each submission will be reviewed by one track chair and one expert reviewer through a curated process, in which reviewers will assess the novelty, feasibility, delivery and ability to engage attendees in-person according to the workshop proposal submission. Following a curated selection process, successful submissions will be invited to organize a workshop at CUI 2023. Notifications will be given on or before 14th Apri 2023.

4a. Plan your workshop

If your workshop proposal is accepted, we ask you to start work on the workshop organisation immediately.

Workshop organization responsibilities include:

4b. Prepare your proposal for publication

If your proposal is accepted, you must include CCS concepts and keywords for publication.

Programme Chairs will send information on how to ready your proposal for the publishing process. Word users may be required to reimplement their proposal, 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 workshop proposal must register for the conference and attend the conference in-person, otherwise we cannot guarantee publication of your proposal. Accepted proposal will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. All workshop organisers wishing to attend must register for the conference.

You will receive an email from ACM to assign the rights for your proposal, following which you will receive an email from “The ACM Publishing System” (TAPS), which will handle the generation of the final version of your proposal. Accepted proposals 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

CUI workshops will be held on 19th July 2023 (first day of the conference). You will be provided details about the timings of your workshop closer to the time by the Workshops chairs.

Your proposal 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 proposals will be freely available from this website for the first year after publication.


Please send your submission to Workshops chairs.


If you have any questions, please contact the Workshops chairs, Michal Luria and Bob Moore for support.