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Submission Deadlines

Papers
Abstract: Thu. March 31, 2022 5pm PT
Full Submission: Thu. April 7, 2022 5pm PT
Videos: Tue. April 12, 2022 5pm PT
Posters Wed. July 20, 2022 5pm PT
Demos Wed. July 20, 2022 5pm PT
Doctoral Symposium Wed. July 20, 2022 5pm PT
Student Innovation Contest Fri. July 29, 2022 11:59pm AoE
Visions Thu. September 1, 2022 5pm PT
Lightning Talks Thu. September 29, 2022 5pm PT
Ask-Me-Anything Thu. October 6, 2022 5pm PT
Student Volunteers Mon. August 22, 2022 5pm PT
Other Submissions To Be Announced

Appropriate Topics

Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Enabling software and/or hardware technologies that open novel opportunities for interaction.
  • Designs and techniques that demonstrate compelling new interactive experiences.
  • Methods, architectures, and infrastructures for interactive systems.

In recent years, successful UIST submissions have focused on domains including: input and output devices, augmented/virtual reality, programming tools, mobile interaction, haptic and tactile interfaces, human-robot interaction, natural language interaction, AI/ML and HCI, fabrication, design and prototyping tools, creativity tools, ubiquitous computing, accessibility, visualization, information management, wearable computing, social computing, toolkits, education, crowdsourcing, and computer-supported cooperative work. We look forward to relevant submissions in novel domains as well.

Click here to access the UIST 2022 Author Guide

Papers

Papers are the main medium for conveying new research results at UIST and must describe original, unpublished work.

Abstracts due (title, abstract, author list) Thursday March 31, 2022 5pm PT
Papers due (paper PDF) Thursday April 7, 2022 5pm PT
Alt-text and videos (with subtitles) due Tuesday April 12, 2022 5pm PT
Initial reviews sent to authors
Two-week rebuttal period starts
(all papers have a rebuttal opportunity,
no cut-off)
Thursday May 26, 2022 5pm PT
Rebuttals due Thursday June 9, 2022 5pm PT
Decisions sent to authors
(conditional acceptance or rejection)
Saturday June 25, 2022 5pm PT
Final reviews sent to authors Thursday June 30, 2022 5pm PT
Camera-ready versions due Thursday July 28, 2022 5pm PT
Final acceptance decision Thursday August 4, 2022 5pm PT
Video preview due Thursday August 11, 2022 5pm PT

New Submission Formatting Guidelines for UIST 2022 (Updated March 24):

We strongly recommend submitting papers in the 2-column format, but will accept papers for review as either 1- or 2- column paper format if you are authoring in Word. The rationale for strongly recommending a 2-column format is that reviewers have generally expressed a strong preference for printing and reading PDFs in a two-column format. Additionally, the PDFs that appear in the digital library are ultimately two-column. However, as we do use the TAPS workflow, we understand that Word users may want to utilize the single-column template.

Revised Papers from Prior Submission: To ensure consistency of the review process, we encourage authors of previously rejected papers to upload the prior version of the paper, corresponding reviews, and summary of changes from the last round of submission as part of the UIST 2022 paper submission process.

Submission Information

Submission Platform
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to PCS 2.0 http://new.precisionconference.com/~sigchi by the abstract and paper deadline.
  • In PCS 2.0, first click “Submissions” at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus for society, conference, and track select “SIGCHI”, “UIST 2022” and “UIST 2022 Papers”, respectively, and press “Go.”
Submission Format and Length
  • We will adopt the ACM TAPS Workflow: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow.
  • For LaTeX authors, submissions should be made using the double-column format (example PDF) using \documentclass[sigconf,review,anonymous]{acmart}.
  • For Word authors, submissions should be made using either the double-column format (submission template, example PDF) or the single-column template (submission template, example PDF).
  • UIST papers are of variable length. Paper length must be based on the weight of the contribution. A new idea presented in a compact format is more likely to be accepted than the same idea in a long format, and shorter, more focused papers are encouraged. As a guideline, please consider papers in the range of ~7,500-10,000 words.
Accompanying Video
  • Optional, but highly encouraged
  • Resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4k (3840 x 2160 px), encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec
  • No more than five minutes long
  • Size: < 200 MB
  • Subtitles are required (3-day grace period) using a separate .srt or .sbv file
Maximum File Size
  • Maximum total size for all files < 300 MB
Anonymity
  • Anonymous, i.e. authors must remove their names and affiliations throughout all submission materials (paper, videos, supplementary material) [anonymity policy]
Selection Process
  • Referred, i.e. the program committee and two external reviewers will review submitted papers
Publication
  • Archival, i.e. accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed in digital form to conference attendees
Final Publication Format
  • As required by the TAPS workflow, camera-ready manuscripts of all papers that have been accepted must be submitted in the formats listed below for final publication in the ACM Digital Library.
  • For LaTeX authors, your source files will be used to auto-generate 1) a double-column PDF (example PDF), and 2) an accessible and responsive webpage (example HTML) that will be placed in the Digital Library.
  • For Word authors, you will need to submit your paper in single-column format to correctly auto-generate 1) a double-column PDF (example PDF), and 2) an accessible and responsive webpage (example HTML) in the Digital Library.
Presentation Format
  • Talk at the conference by one or more authors of the paper
  • Talks may be of variable length, from a minimum of 5 minutes to a maximum of 10 minutes. The remaining time in the 15 minute session will be used for Q&A. We encourage authors to keep their talk around the 7 minute mark to allow a lot of time for discussion.
  • We strongly recommend that authors make their presentations accessible through following the guidelines under Making Presentations Accessible.
Video Preview
  • Video previews are mandatory.
  • Recommended resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4k (3840 x 2160 px), encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec
  • Length: 30 seconds
  • Size: < 150 MB
  • Subtitles are required using a separate .srt or .sbv file
  • Please see the video guide for more information on producing a video preview.
  • We strongly recommend that authors make their videos accessible through following the guidelines under Making Video Figures Accessible.
Demo

Additional Notes

  • We will continue with the approach from UIST 2021 to put the papers up publicly on the ACM DL a week in advance of the conference. Additionally, pre-print papers will become available to conference registrants much earlier. We intended to maintain this policy, with pre-prints becoming available, as soon as August 11, 2022. Authors who have internal approvals or intellectual property deadlines related to the publication date of their papers should take note of and prepare for this much earlier deadline.
  • We will also use a two-week rebuttal period for papers (Wednesday, May 26 to Wednesday, June 9, 2022). Though the ACs may indicate if the rebuttal is likely to help (based on reviews and internal discussions), any author may choose to respond. A rebuttal response by Associate Chairs and external reviewers will be enforced by the Papers Co-chairs as much as possible.
  • The program committee is aware of the continuing difficulties of systems research and evaluation given the COVID-19 pandemic. Program committee members and reviewers will be asked to consider evaluation in this context.
  • Accessibility is a key concern for the UIST 2022 Program Chairs. We ask authors to try to be as inclusive as possible and will allow 3 more grace days after the paper submission deadline) to provide alt-text for all figures and tables and upload your optional video, making it accessible with video subtitles. The video has traditionally been due the same day as paper submissions and this has always been stressful. Allowing additional time for your paper and video submissions to be accessible will overall help increase the quality of the conference and enable us to facilitate accessible reviewing. These additional materials are due on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. If the authors have difficulties with making their submission materials accessible, they are encouraged to contact the UIST 2022 Accessibility Chairs by emailing accessibility2022@uist.org and volunteers with questions or for assistance to ensure that all accessible materials are submitted by the April 12, 2022 deadline. We strongly recommend that authors read the SIGCHI Guidelines for an Accessible Submission which describes the process to make a paper submission accessible, as well as the SIGCHI Technical Requirements and Guidelines for Videos, which describes the process of accessible video creation and captioning.

Program Chairs

Questions? Contact: program2022@uist.org



Posters

Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present their work to conference attendees during special poster sessions. Posters are an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress, and work that is already presented in other venues but to share more with the UIST community.

Posters are non-archival, and will be more lightly reviewed (curated) than papers.

Submission deadline Wednesday July 20, 2022 5pm PT
Acceptance notification Wednesday August 17, 2022 5pm PT
Camera-ready versions due Wednesday August 24, 2022 5pm PT
Video preview due (optional) Sunday September 25, 2022 5pm PT

Submission Information

Submission Platform
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to PCS 2.0 http://new.precisionconference.com/~sigchi before the submission deadline.
  • In PCS 2.0, first click “Submissions” at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus for society, conference, and track select “SIGCHI”, “UIST 2022” and “UIST 2022 Posters”, respectively, and press “Go.”
Submission Format and Length Poster Abstract
  • We will adopt the ACM TAPS Workflow: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow.
  • We do not have a strong page limit, but we recommend that authors prepare a manuscript of ~1,500-2,000 words to equate to the prior 2-page length, often 4 pages in the single column format (plus references).
Accompanying Poster
  • Full-size poster design in PDF to be displayed on the web
  • Recommended physical size is less than 30 X 40 inches (76 X 101 cm)
  • Either portrait or landscape
Accompanying Video
  • Optional, but highly encouraged
  • Videos will be displayed through appropriate web access (details coming soon, example gallery view from UIST’20: https://uist.acm.org/uist2020/gallery.html?filter=titles)
  • Resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4k (3840 x 2160 px), encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec
  • No more than five minutes long
  • Size: < 150 MB
  • Subtitles are required (3-day grace period) using a separate .srt or .sbv file
Maximum File Size
  • Maximum total size for all files < 150 MB
Anonymity
  • Not anonymous, include author names and institutions on extended abstract, poster, and the optional video
Selection Process
  • Juried by the UIST poster chairs
  • Less rigorous than paper review and does not include an author’s response or conditional acceptance, i.e., authors may expect to only receive light feedback
  • Juried content is generally not required to make the same level of lasting and significant contribution as refereed content
Publication
  • Non-archival, ideas described in UIST posters can be resubmitted as an extended full paper in subsequent years and ideas already presented in previous years or other venues are also welcomed
  • Poster abstracts (2-pager) will be included in the ACM digital library as adjunct proceedings and distributed in digital form to conference attendees, the Poster design will not be included in the ACM digital library
Presentation Format
  • At least one author is requested to register and stand by their poster during the poster session to speak with conference attendees
Concurrent UIST Demo Submission
  • The same work cannot be submitted to both the UIST demo and poster tracks. Double submissions will only be considered as a demo submission and will be rejected from the poster track
Novelty of Work
  • Resubmission of posters previously shown at other venues is allowed
  • Please state previous poster venues and differences to previous posters in the appropriate box in PCS

The UIST Poster Example Gallery has ideas and guidelines for poster designs (coming soon).

Poster Chairs

Questions? Contact: posters2022@uist.org



Demos

Demonstrations show early implementations of novel and compelling interaction concepts, techniques, devices and systems. Demonstrations should be brief, and robust enough to be shown repeatedly. We particularly encourage highly interactive demos— from novel web systems and prototype devices, to new materials, physical outputs, and large interactive installations. Demos are one of the highlights of the UIST conference.

All demo submissions go through a rigorous curation process. Demo chairs will announce recommendations for presentation formats and logistics and provide early access for technical setup before the conference. For questions please email the Demo chairs: demos2022@uist.org.

Submission deadline Wednesday July 20, 2022 5pm PT
Acceptance notification Wednesday August 17, 2022 5pm PT
Camera-ready versions due Wednesday August 31, 2022 5pm PT
Video preview due Wednesday September 7, 2022 5pm PT

Submission Information

Submission Platform
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to PCS 2.0 http://new.precisionconference.com/~sigchi before the submission deadline.
  • In PCS 2.0, first click “Submissions” at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus for society, conference, and track select “SIGCHI”, “UIST 2022” and “UIST 2022 Demos, respectively, and press “Go.”
Submission Format and Length Demo Abstract
  • We will adopt the ACM TAPS Workflow: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow.
  • For LaTeX authors, submissions should be made using the double-column format (example PDF) using \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}.
  • For Word authors, submissions should be made using either the double-column format (submission template, example PDF) or the single-column template (submission template, example PDF).
  • We do not have a strong page limit, but we recommend that authors prepare a manuscript of ~1,500-2,000 words to equate to the double column 2-page length, often 4-5 pages in the single column (plus references). Submissions could be both single-column or double-column format in PDF. We strongly encourage to use the double-column.
Floor Plan
  • The demo submission should include a PDF document describing the envisioned setup and interaction (demo hardware components, tables, chairs, lights, and other equipment) so that organizers get a good understanding of your setup.
  • This will also allow the organizers to better consider your requirements when organizing the demonstration space at the venue.
Demo Video
  • This video should be a standalone demonstration of the work
  • It shows the working demo in appropriate detail
  • It will be published ahead of time (~2 weeks before the conference) on the conference website
  • Length recommendation: up to 5 min
  • Resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4k (3840 x 2160 px), encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec
  • Subtitles are required using a separate .srt or .sbv file
Preview Video
  • Video previews are mandatory (due at the camera-ready deadline)
  • Resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4k (3840 x 2160 px), encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec
  • Size: < 100 MB
  • Length: 30 seconds
  • Subtitles are required using a separate .srt or .sbv file
Anonymity
  • Demo submissions are not anonymous. Author names and institutions will be visible to the reviewing committee throughout the submission process.
Selection Process
  • Demos are juried by the UIST demo chairs, and there is no rebuttal phase
  • Due to the nature of the juried process, authors will not receive review feedback and will only be informed about the decision
Publication
  • Non-archival, ideas presented as a UIST demo can be resubmitted as an extended full paper in subsequent years
  • Demo abstracts (2 pages) will be included in the ACM digital library as adjunct proceedings and distributed in digital form to conference attendees
Presentation Format
  • At least one author is requested to present their demo during demo sessions and to speak with conference attendees
Concurrent UIST Poster Submission
  • The same work cannot be submitted to both the UIST demo and poster tracks. Double submissions will only be considered as a demo submission and will be rejected from the poster track
Novelty of Work
  • Resubmission of demos previously shown at other venues is allowed
  • Please state previous poster venues and differences to previous posters in the appropriate box in PCS
Demos of Accepted UIST 2022 Papers
  • Authors of accepted full papers *will need* to submit an entry into the demos track. They have two choices:

    (1) Regular demo submission: authors are welcome to submit a demo abstract (approx. 2 pages), which will result in the abstract being included in the ACM digital library adjunct proceedings. This is sometimes relevant to reflect differences between paper and demo, e.g., changes in the list or order of authors.

    (2) Fast track: paper authors can indicate in their submission that the demo accompanies a paper. They are required to submit a video preview and other relevant metadata (e.g., title and abstract).

Demo Chairs

Questions? Contact: demos2022@uist.org

Doctoral Symposium

The UIST Doctoral Symposium provides a unique opportunity for Ph.D. students to interact with established academic and industry researchers in the UIST community. Students can receive both feedback on technical aspects of their research as well as mentoring about different career options. The range of topics appropriate for the Doctoral Symposium is the same as the topics covered in the UIST Technical Papers program. Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions at the symposium. This year, the Doctoral Symposium will be held as a virtual symposium. We will spread out the symposium over two days: instead of one long session, we plan to have multiple shorter sessions on Monday and Tuesday. There will be some shared social activity with the panelists which will be organized closer to the actual date. The UIST Doctoral Symposium is a by invitation only event.

As with previous years, participants will have the opportunity to interact with distinguished panelists from the UIST community.

Submission deadline Wednesday July 20, 2022 5pm PT
Acceptance notification Wednesday August 17, 2022 5pm PT
Camera-ready versions due August 24, 2022 5pm PT
Doctoral Symposium Date October 29, 2022

Submission Information

Eligibility
  • Current Ph.D. student studying within the full range of disciplines and approaches that contribute to the UIST community.
  • Single-author.
Submission Platform
  • All submission materials must be submitted electronically to PCS 2.0 before the submission deadline.
  • In PCS 2.0, first click "Submissions" at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus for society, conference, and track select "SIGCHI," "UIST 2022," and "UIST 2022 Doctoral Symposium", respectively, and press "Go."
Submission Format and Length
Accompanying Video
  • Optional, but highly encouraged.
  • Resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4k (3840 x 2160 px), encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec.
  • Size: under 150 MB.
  • No more than five minutes long.
  • Subtitles are required using a separate .srt or .sbv file.
Maximum File Size
  • Maximum total size for all files must be under 150 MB.
Anonymity
  • Not anonymous, include the single author's name and institution(s) on the submission.
Selection Process
  • Juried by the UIST Doctoral Symposium chairs and invited panelists.
  • Maximum 8 students will be selected.
  • Criteria: anticipated contributions to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions of the symposium.
  • Preference will be given to applicants beyond the proposal stage and well into their dissertation research.
  • Does not include an author’s response or conditional acceptance, i.e. authors will only receive feedback along with the final decision.
Publication
  • Non-archival, ideas presented as the UIST Doctoral Symposium can be resubmitted.
  • Doctoral Symposium abstracts (4 pager) will be included in the ACM digital library as adjunct proceedings and distributed in digital form to conference attendees.
Presentation Format
  • Talk at the Doctoral Symposium event, followed by extensive discussion with the panel and the other student participants.
  • The student author is requested to attend.
  • The exact times of sessions will be announced after the acceptance notification date.
Novelty of Work
  • The Doctoral Symposium abstract should describe ongoing work and might summarize the student's full dissertation work, or highlight a particular part in depth.
Posters for Accepted Submissions
  • Each student is encouraged to present a poster describing his or her work to the full conference.
  • Posters will be presented within the UIST poster session.

Doctoral Symposium Chairs

Questions? Contact: doctoralsymposium2022@uist.org

Student Innovation Contest

Submission deadline Friday July 29, 2022 11:59pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
Acceptance notification Wednesday August 3, 2022
Submission of Project Video Tuesday October 25, 2022 11:59pm AoE
Presentation of final demo At the in-person UIST conference in Bend, Oct 29 - November 2, 2022

Apply here: SIC registration page.

In the UIST Student Innovation Contest (aka the "SIC"), we explore how novel input, interaction, actuation, and output technologies can augment interactive experiences! This year, in partnership with UCL we are seeking students who will push the boundaries of input and output techniques with the ultrasound haptics/levitation toolkit. Join the UIST SIC team and turn your ideas into reality! Meet amazing people! Win fabulous prizes! You can apply here: https://forms.gle/cSgRyiVLQ114Lnp3A.

The UIST SIC is your opportunity to shine and impress the world with your creative ideas! Participants will demo their work during the conference program, and contest winners will be announced during the conference. A jury composed of senior UIST community members will select one team to receive the SIC jury award. On top of that, conference attendees will get a chance to vote for their favorite teams in the People's Choice category. All categories receive prizes.

We will give away the hardware to all selected teams! This is made possible through our generous sponsor University College London! Thank you!

Ultrasound Levitation Kits

Holographic display with the Stanford bunny. Diagram of ultrasound transducers suspending a bead. Components of the hardware kit.

This year’s hardware consists of:

  • Two ultrasound boards (156 transducers each).
  • A set of polystyrene beads of assorted sizes (1-3mm, optimum for levitation).
  • A set of pre-cut “LeviProps” and 2 A3 sheets of SuperOrganze, so that you can create your own.
  • Access to the API and Unity framework.

The boards provide state of the art control of acoustic fields, allowing transparent delivery of 10K updates per second and capable of levitation (particles, LeviProps and PoV shapes), haptics and parametric audio, as well as multimodal combinations of such types of content. Details related to device control and acoustic solvers are encapsulated into a high-level engine (with C++ and Unity/C# APIs), meaning that you only need to worry about the types of contents that you want to create, their animations and transitions.

Documentation and tutorials are available, as to help you explore the types of contents you can create, and to get you started inventing your own. The kit also includes design files for you to create a frame holding the boards in a conventional top-bottom setup (recommended for levitation-heavy applications and used in our tutorials). However, the software provides flexibility in case you want to arrange them differently (e.g., side-by-side, one board facing each user). Also, the contents delivered by the boards can be combined with other external props to create truly playful and magical experiences.

The teams would require access to the following equipment, in order to use the kit:

  • Laser cutter and acrylic (required to build the top-bottom frame).
  • Access to a Windows computer and Visual Studio 2017.
  • A computer with an NVIDIA graphics card (GeForce GTX 1050 or newer) and 2 USB ports (or a USB hub).
  • Any additional devices you want to use (gesture control, tracking, projection, etc.).

To assist the students to develop their applications, we SIC chairs, as well as the developers of the API and hardware from UCL, will provide technical support if they have any questions.

UIST 2022 SIC Challenge: Aware in the Air

Your goal is to design and implement a new interactive system using the ultrasound platform we will provide to you and combining it with any other prototyping materials you have available. To successfully address this challenge, you need to figure out what task(s) you want your system to support, and what interaction(s) you want your system to enable. Your system should motivate the use case and articulate a clear set of assumptions on how it will be beneficial for users. Finally, your system does not have to be limited to one user— ideas that involve well executed, multi-user, simultaneous interactions are often crowd favourites at UIST! You will submit a video of your project demo by October 25th, and demonstrate your idea live at the in-person UIST event in October 29th - November 2nd. Your video will be uploaded and shared at the official ACM SIGCHI YouTube channel (e.g., see UIST 2021 SIC videos)

Application Areas and Design Space

You can build and design your system in a multitude of configurations, which affords the exploration of numerous design primitives. The main constraints are that you make use of the ultrasound platform and provide a way for users to meaningfully interact with the system. With these constraints in mind, you can tackle one or more application areas. Here, we list some of the example application areas and corresponding existing works for inspiration:

Example projects.

(From top left: Volumetric Display using Acoustic Trapping, LeviProps, High-speed Acoustic Holography, Luciora, ArituLev, Mouth Haptics, Mid-air Ballon Interface, LipNotif, PixieDust)

Note that these are just examples of areas and scenarios where your system can have a positive impact on society. Feel free to explore more.

Logistics

One of the students of each team will receive the ultrasound set. You will have access to example code to help you get started with the hardware. Teams are encouraged to open source their efforts, and even build on each other’s work. To get you moving fast, we will also provide, on top of all the hardware, a list of tutorials and mentoring sessions to ensure you have everything you need to make your vision a reality!

Registration

To participate, follow the instructions on this form: https://forms.gle/cSgRyiVLQ114Lnp3A.

To complete your submission, you’ll need:

  • A description of your idea, in about 100-words.
  • Document with sketches or images to illustrate your idea. The document needs to be ACM Template with 2-Column Paper Format — the same as the full paper publication, but 2-page max without references. You can use Official ACM LaTeX template or Overleaf template or 2-Column Word template.
  • Link to any additional supporting materials (video, sketches, images, etc.)
  • Complete other items in the registration page (contact info, etc.)
  • Decisions will be emailed to each team.

For accepted teams, one of your team members MUST register for the UIST conference and pay the registration fee. If you’ve been accepted as a student volunteer, you can let us know as well.

Contest Rules, Details, and Suggestions

  • Pre-Selection Criteria: organizers will select up to 10 teams, judged based on usefulness, creativity, complexity, feasibility, and time/resource constraints.
  • Maximum team size is 2, and you can’t be part of multiple teams!
  • Eligibility: you MUST be a student to participate in this contest. Students of all levels (high school, bachelor's, master's, PhD) are encouraged to participate.
  • Registration Requirement: If your team is accepted, at least one of your team members MUST register for the conference (or be accepted as a student volunteer). This is for three reasons: 1) you have to demo your idea at the in-person UIST event, 2) you have to claim your prizes, and 3) UIST is an awesome conference!
  • Demo Ideas: during the contest voting period, teams will be allowed to demo one idea. Different demos of the same idea are permitted.
  • Demo Code: We encourage you to open-source your code. The organizers will create a github organization where all teams will be able to post their code (don’t worry, we will not judge you on your code!).
  • Demo Safety: Safety is our utmost priority. Make sure your demos follow reasonable safety guidelines (i.e., don’t light anything on fire!)

Awards

Innovation comes in many forms. At UIST, we provide Student Innovation Contest awards for the following categories: Jury Award and People's Choice (Attendee Votes). All teams get to keep the hardware kits. Winners will win prizes and a UIST SIC certificate. Note that we reserve the right to change the awards structure during the contest.

Submission Information

Eligibility
  • Current undergraduate and/or graduate students (Master or PhD)
  • Team size is 2 students
Submission Platform
  • All submission materials must be submitted electronically to Google Forms before the submission deadline.
Submission Format and Length
Anonymity
  • Not anonymous, include the author’s name and institution(s) on the submission
Selection Process
  • Juried by the UIST Student Innovation Contest chairs and invited panelists.
  • Maximum 10 teams will be selected.
Presentation Format
  • At least one author is requested to present their demo during SIC sessions and to speak with conference attendees.

Student Innovation Contest Chairs

Questions? Contact: sic2022@uist.org

UIST Visions

Back for its fifth year, UIST Visions is a venue for forward thinking ideas to inspire the community. The goal is not to report research but to propose new research directions. We want to project the UIST community as thought leaders in HCI technology. A maximum of 2 speakers will be invited and the review will be based on how interesting and provocative the ideas are. The author should aim to start a meaningful and well-informed discussion about future directions for computer-human interfaces. Appropriate issues might be: future trends, foundational technologies that we need to make progress on, significant, compelling problems that the community might address, something that is missing, or an alternative perspective on what we do.

Submission deadline
Thu. September 1, 2022 5pm PT
Acceptance notification TBD
Slide submission TBD
Submission Information
Eligibility
  • Single author
Submission Platform
  • All submission materials must be submitted electronically to PCS 2.0 http://new.precisionconference.com/~sigchi before the submission deadline
  • In PCS 2.0, first click “Submissions” at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus for society, conference, and track select “SIGCHI”, “UIST 2021” and “UIST 2021 Visions", respectively, and press “Go”.
Submission Format and Length
Accompanying Video
  • None
Maximum File Size
  • Maximum total size for all files < 50 MB
Anonymity
  • Not anonymous, include the author's name and institution(s) on the 1 page submission
Selection Process
  • Curated by the UIST vision chair
  • Less rigorous than paper review and does not include an author’s response or conditional acceptance, i.e. authors will not receive any formal feedback other than the selection decision
  • Up to two speakers will be selected
Publication
  • Non-archival, ideas presented as a UIST vision can be resubmitted as a full paper in subsequent years
  • Vision abstracts (the 1 pager) will be included in the ACM digital library as adjunct proceedings and distributed in digital form to conference attendees, the slides will not be included in the ACM digital library
Presentation Format
  • Talk at the conference
  • 15 minute pre-recorded presentation + 15 minute Q&A
  • Two 30-minute live text-chat sessions scheduled during the conference
  • Accepted speakers will be required to sign the approval form to record and publish the talk
  • Slides will be reviewed ahead of the conference to ensure a great, engaging presentation

Visions Chair

Questions? Contact: vision2022@uist.org

Lighting Talks

Due to last year’s great success, we will continue the Lightning Talks by providing first-time UISTers, young researchers and professionals the opportunity to show a video of a 60 seconds lightning talk at the beginning of assigned paper sessions. As part of the main program of UIST, the lightning talks will receive strong visibility, making them a great opportunity to connect with others at UIST. The lightning talks should briefly introduce the attendee, their research interest and can serve as an opportunity to look for internship positions, finding a PhD advisor or simply to get to know more people.

The target user group includes but is not limited to:

  • Undergrad students
  • PhD students
  • Research interns
  • Industry researchers
  • Postdocs

We will assign the lightning talk to a set of paper sessions that fit the submitter's research interest (e.g. a student interested in VR/AR will be assigned to a VR/AR related session). We highly motivate participants to be present in the corresponding session if other attendees want to get in contact. Only UIST attendees are eligible to submit a lightning talk video.

Additionally, we will make all videos available on the UIST website including contact information.

Abstract deadline Thursday September 29, 2022 5pm PT
Video deadline Thursday October 6, 2022 5pm PT

Submission Information

Abstract Submission
  • Attendees should submit an abstract (<500 words) that includes:
    • A short bio
    • Their research interest
    • Their motivation to present a lightning talk (e.g. networking or job search)
    • Contact information
    • A link to their website (if available)
  • The abstract should be sent as a .pdf to social2022@uist.org
Video Submission
  • We will provide an upload link with the acceptance mail after the abstract submission.
    Video Format:
    • Resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4k (3840 x 2160 px), encoded as MP4 using the H.264 codec
    • No more than 60 seconds long
    • Size: < 100 MB
    • Subtitles are required using a separate .srt or .sbv file
Video Content
  • The video content is up to the attendee. Below are a few recommendations:
    • We recommend starting and ending the video with a title slide that includes the name, current affiliation/course of study, and contact information (e.g., the email address and the URL of the personal website, or a QR code)
    • An overview of the past research projects
    • Exciting hobbies
    • A lightning talk is also a great opportunity to search for a PhD advisor, an internship position in academia or the industry, or to find other people with a similar research interest
    • For reference, you can see previous Lightning Talks here: https://uist.acm.org/uist2021/lightningtalks.html

Social Events Chairs

Questions? Contact: social2022@uist.org

Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) Sessions

Similar to last year, we are inviting the UIST community to submit proposals for organizing an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session. AMAs are a great way to provoke discussion around research-related topics, share experience about career development in academia and industry, or hear different opinions about how the field should move forward in regards to diversity and inclusiveness. Great AMA sessions raise questions, provoke discussions, and are controversial and innovative.

Topics for AMA sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Future Research Visions
  • Volunteering to SIGCHI
  • Career development
  • Grant writing
  • Diversity and accessibility
  • How to survive the PhD?
  • How to find postdoc positions

While we do not have a fixed format for these sessions, below are some suggestions as to how they may be structured:

  • A 20-min presentation/introduction to the topic + 40-min Q&A
  • A format similar to workshops at other HCI venues where multiple researchers discuss the future of a research field
  • Members of the audience ask questions directly to the speaker/panelists, without any formal presentation
  • Questions are typed in chat and the session chair collects them for the panelists

We ask organizer(s) to propose their ideas for the format of their AMA session being both innovative but also reasonable to the resources the conference can provide. We can provide an official slot in the UIST schedule, together with a room for your talk. Additionally, student volunteers will be able to help out during the session if needed.

For any questions, please contact the Social Event Chairs (social2022@uist.org).

Abstract deadline Thursday October 6, 2022 5pm PT

Submission Information

Abstract Submission
  • Organizer(s) should submit a short abstract to social2022@uist.org that includes:
    • A description of the topic for AMA
    • The participating speakers/panelists
    • The format and the required infrastructure
    • Information on how the interaction between audience and speaker will take place
    • Information on how the AMA can be accessible to all UIST attendees

Social Events Chairs

Questions? Contact: social2022@uist.org

Student Volunteers

Lottery application due Monday August 22, 2022 5pm PT
Acceptance notification Tuesday August 30, 2022 5pm PT

Application Instructions

To apply to be an SV go to https://new.chisv.org/conference/uist2022 and submit the questionnaire. The deadline and notification dates are listed above.

Benefits

Being an SV will give you a chance to attend the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces and network with the leaders in the field! At its core, the student volunteer experience is about making connections, both with your fellow volunteers and with more senior researchers. Whether it’s helping out with Q&A after a talk for a researcher you look up to, working on a task directly with members of the organizing committee, or even helping someone check-in while working at the registration desk, there are so many opportunities to make connections that can have a true impact on your career. Not to mention the free conference registration and SV T-shirt!

We are happy to report that we plan on continuing the "rockstar" Q&A sessions with senior researchers; these will most likely be held virtually the week following the conference.

If you are a UIST Student Volunteer, you get:

  • Free conference registration
  • Exclusive SV “rockstar” Q&A sessions with senior faculty and researchers
  • Access to a tight SV community
  • A free UIST 2022 SV T-shirt
  • The chance to closely work together with both presenters and the conference organizing committee

Logistics and Duties

Our goal is to make sure SVs can attend the sessions that they are interested in. In 2020 and 2021 we had around 40 SVs who worked approximately 6 hours each.

SVs will do a mix of tasks before and during the conference. Any hours spent doing pre-conference tasks will count towards your total SV hours. Some pre-conference tasks may need to be done several weeks before the conference begins; please indicate your availability to do pre-conference tasks on the lottery questionnaire and we will try to accommodate everyone’s preferences as best as possible.

UIST 2022 is intended to be an in-person conference with some virtual elements (see https://uist.acm.org/uist2022/attending.html#hybridization). Most SV tasks will be in person, but SVs may still be needed to facilitate virtual elements. There will be a small number of remote SV positions available for people who cannot attend UIST in person but would still like to participate online; these SVs will either be assigned pre-conference tasks or other tasks that can be done remotely.

Thanks so much for applying! We look forward to seeing you at UIST 2022!!

Student Volunteers Chairs

Questions? Contact: sv2022@uist.org