All submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. Accepted papers will be categorized into two types: long talk and short talk. Papers may be 4, 6, 8 or 10 pages long in the ACM SIGCHI format. Papers accepted as long talks will be archived in the ACM Digital Library (indexed by ISTP and ACM) and included in a conference proceedings DVD. The authors of selected long talks will be invited to have their papers published in a special issue of the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (indexed by SCI) or a special issue of the International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (indexed by SCI) after further revision. Papers accepted as short talks will be included in a conference proceedings DVD. The long talks are assigned 25 minutes presentation time (including questions) at the conference. Authors of selected short talks will be invited to have their papers published at a special issue of ICIC Express Letters (indexed by EI) or a special issue of HCD-Net journal (ISSN: 1882-9635). The short talks are assigned 15 minutes presentation time (including questions).


All submitted posters will be reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted posters will be included in a conference proceedings DVD. Posters should be 1 or 2 pages long in ACM SIGCHI format.

We recommend the author accepted for poster presentation to demonstrate your research (e.g., demonstrate your system with your laptop) in addition to present your printed poster. We will provide a desk, AC power supply and wired internet connection to each poster presenter.

Important Dates

  • Papers submission due: February 29th, 2012 Closed.
  • Author notification of papers: April 30th, 2012
  • Camera-ready papers due: June 15th July 2nd, 2012
  • Posters submission due: May 14th May 21th, 2012 Closed.
  • Author notification of posters: June 30th, 2012

Paper Templates and Submission

Submissions must be lodged as a single PDF file in the ACM SIGCHI format through the submission system. APCHI 2012 will use a double-blind reviewing process. Submissions should be anonymized.

Paper Templates

These templates should be used for submitting APCHI Papers:

  • Microsoft Word Template (doc file, 117KB)
  • LaTeX Templates (zip fle, 409KB)

Note: The LaTeX templates are unsupported.

ACM Classification Keywords: The category H.5 applies to information interfaces and presentation. The full list of categories for classifying work with a computing component can be found at

How to submit your paper

  1. Login SIGCHI conferences submission and review site
    If you are a first time user, "create your own account." If you have an experience on submitting papers to ACM SIGCHI conferences (e.g., CHI, UIST, or CSCW), you may use your previous User ID and password.
  2. Go to "new submission" page
  3. Click on "Submit to Papers" link under the APCHI 2012 category
  4. Click on "Register to submit to the APCHI 2012 Papers category" link to submit your paper.


We encourage submissions on (but not limited to) the following topic areas as they relate to human computer interaction:


  • Ergonomics
  • The elderly and disabilities
  • Digital native
  • Healthcare/medicine
  • Health and safety
  • Human performance
  • Cognitive engineering
  • Human error
  • Physiological and psychological aspects in computing
  • Working environment


  • Information architecture
  • Service engineering
  • Human interface devices
  • Novel interaction design
  • Data and information visualization
  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Vision-based system
  • Virtual/augmented environment
  • Mobile computing
  • Affective computing
  • Intelligent system design
  • Games and entertainment

Social/organizational issue

  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Groupware
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Sustainability
  • Accessibility
  • Universal design
  • Knowledge management
  • Medical information system/e-health


  • Human-centered design
  • Usability
  • User experience
  • User evaluation
  • Design methods
  • Ethnographic approach


  • Interaction techniques
  • Interfaces for communication
  • Interfaces for cloud computing
  • Multimedia and multimodal interfaces
  • Tactile and haptic interaction
  • Tangible interfaces
  • Human-robot interaction