Submission Types


Papers and Notes


AfriCHI Papers & Notes are original, double-blind peer-reviewed, scholarly accounts of HCI research, design and/or theory that are presented at AfriCHI’18 as talks. Papers and notes are published in the conference proceedings. Papers and notes will have a maximum length of 10 and 4 pages respectively (excluding references), and will be more widely accessible in a prestige online archive. AfriCHI will have one round of double-blind peer reviews on all papers and notes.

Template: Paper
2nd round Deadline:  Wednesday 27th April 2016
Paper Co-chairs: Myriam El Mesbahi & Bukelwa Ngoqo
Notes Co-chairs: Meke Kapepo & Helene Gelderblom

Email: papers@africhi.net

 

D & M Consortia


Doctoral & Masters Consortia are interdisciplinary workshops, facilitated by an expert panel, in which students discuss their work and explore and develop their research interests.

Students’ written abstracts that are accepted after review, will be published in the conference proceedings and will be more widely accessible in a prestige online archive.

Template: Extended Abstract
Deadline: Wednesday 8 June 2016
Chairs: Izak van Zyl & Obinna Anya
Email: consortia@africhi.net

Posters


Posters are graphical displays around which authors discuss, with a small group, their work-in-progress, early insights or late-breaking results.

Written abstracts of posters will be double-blind peer-reviewed and, if accepted, will appear in the conference proceedings and a more widely accessible prestige online archive.

Template: Extended Abstract
Deadline: Thursday 16 June 2016
Chairs: Nuzhah Gooda Sahib-Kaudeer, Christine Wanjiru and Gabriel Dzodom
Email: posters@africhi.net

Workshops


Workshops enable participants with similar interests to explore perspectives on specific topics in HCI theory or practice. Workshops take place over 0.5 – 2 days; and can be facilitated in English or another language used in Africa. Abstracts of workshops are reviewed by jury and, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings and a widely accessible prestigious online archive.

Chairs: Rehema Baguma, Karin Fröhlich, Victoria Hasheela-Mufeti (workshops@africhi.net)
Preparing and Submitting your Workshop Proposal

A workshop submission must be prepared according to the ACM_SigConf template with no more than 4 pages of length and have the following structure:

  • Background: Provide a strong rationale for the workshop covering issues to be addressed and concrete goals of the workshop.
  • Organizers: Present the organizers’ backgrounds and the main contact person.
  • Website: Provide details of the planned website, including the URL.
  • Pre-Workshop Plans: State your plans for recruiting and community-building. Number of Participants: min and max.
  • Workshop Structure: Explain in detail the workshop structure, including activities, timing, and resources.
  • Post-Workshop Plans: State your plans for follow-up and creation of tangible outcomes (e.g., poster presentation, publication of a workshop report, an article for a newsletter or conference).

Call for Participation: Provide a 250-word Call for Participation that will be posted on the conference site to recruit participants for your workshop. This should include the following:

  • The format and goals of the workshop
  • The participant selection criteria
  • Requirements for position papers
  • Where these papers should be submitted
  • A link to the workshop website.
  • References: Please add any relevant references within the 4-page limit.

Panels


Panels are discussions between invited people, with special knowledge, experience or expertise,that provoke lively debate about issues relevant to AfriCHI. Written abstracts of panel proposals are reviewed by jury and, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings and will be more widely accessible in a prestige online archive.

Template: 4 Page SigConf Template
Deadline: Thursday 16 June 2016
Chairs: Muhambe Mukisa, Abiodun Ogunyemi
Email: panels@africhi.net