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October 20 - 23, 2020

UIST 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Colocated with CSCW

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The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces. Sponsored by ACM special interest groups on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI) and computer graphics (SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together people from diverse areas including graphical & web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, multimedia, new input & output devices, and CSCW. The intimate size and intensive program make UIST an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and ideas.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline April 20, 2020 (5pm PDT)
Paper Deadline May 6, 2020 (5pm PDT)
Conference Begins October 20, 2020


March 18: Further Paper Deadline Extension / Removing the Rebuttal Phase:
As the measures to help contain the spread of the covid-19 pandemic increasingly disrupt the course of research activities worldwide, the UIST 2020 Program Chairs together with the General Chairs and Steering Committee have decided to further extend the UIST 2020 submission deadline. We hope this will allow authors to navigate this complex situation with more serenity. The new deadline for the abstracts is April 20, 2020, 5PM PDT, and the new deadline for the papers is May 6, 2020, 5PM PDT.

These changes are made possible by removing the rebuttal phase for this year. We understand that this may end up frustrating for some. However, on balance we hope that the extra time for completing research is the most useful to you in these circumstances.

We are aware that these are uncertain times; however, this new deadline is definitive. An extension to May 6 is the latest we can possibly accommodate without impacting the quality of the review process, or the cycle of other subsequent conferences.

We also acknowledge that many authors are concerned with the impossibility of conducting in-person user studies. We want to stress that user studies are not the only possible means of assessing a research contribution. We encourage authors to consider the many other ways that contributions can be validated, and we will stress in the reviewing guidelines that, for many of the submitted works, user studies might not necessarily be the most appropriate, nor indispensable method to demonstrate validity or provide valuable insights.

We appreciate your understanding and support during these unusual times. If you have any questions, please email the paper chairs:

March 10: Paper Deadline Extension: With Covid-19 significantly impacting research work due to restrictions on carrying out user studies, delays of hardware orders that are shipping from affected countries, and limited access to research facilities/equipment due to enforced working from home, we are extending the paper deadline by two weeks. The paper abstract and meta-data (title, author list etc.) will still be due on April 1, 2020 (5pm PDT), the actual paper pdf and video will now be due on April 15, 2020 (5pm PDT). We will make the corresponding changes in the submission system within the next days. We will closely monitor the situation in the next weeks and will post a weekly update every wednesday of the week. If you have any questions, please email the paper chairs:

Keynote Speakers

To be announced.

Venue & Surroundings

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Conference Venue

UIST 2020 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

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Downtown Minneapolis

UIST 2020 will take place in Minneapolis, part of the Twin Cities and known for its lakes, parks, art, and music.

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The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces. More than 600 researchers and leading tech companies will attend the symposium.

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