Conference proceedings

The full proceedings of AfriCHI’16 will have an ISBN and will be published on a USB ‘flashdrive’. Components of the proceedings will also be printed for participants without access to a computer by arrangement with the . The full proceedings consists of two separate parts that will be archived differently. For all written submissions (Papers, Notes, Extended Abstracts and Pictorials) AfriCHI’16 works in-cooperation with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), see below, and thus this part will align with ACM requirements. For all media other than written submissions, AfriCHI’16 uses the Internet Archive under a Creative Commons “attribution share alike” license (CC BY-SA), see below.

ACM Digital Library: Papers, Notes, Extended abstracts & Pictorials

To ensure wide dissemination, and as customary with conferences that are in-cooperation with ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI), AfriCHI’16 has applied to archive accepted Papers, Notes, Extended Abstracts and Pictorials in the ACM Digital Library. As for all ACM conferences (e.g. CHI, DIS SAICSIIT etc.), final approval for archiving in the ACM Digital Library depends on the integrity, quality and timeliness of our reviewing processes, final proceedings etc. Thus, we work to ensure very high quality processes and proceedings.

Publication of a Paper, Note, Extended Abstract or Pictorial in the proceedings and ACM Digital Library is conditional on correct use of the prescribed format for the track, approved by ACM SIGCHI, and submission of copyright releases with camera-ready files. Please note that submissions will not be published without a signed form releasing publishing copyright to the ACM. Obtaining permission to use video, audio, or pictures of identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the author, NOT the ACM or the AfriCHI conference. For more Information, contact the print proceedings and Archiving Chair: proceedings at africhi dot net.

Internet Archive: Multimedia

Do not upload images or recordings of other people or their work without their permission. We also do not accept purely entertainment, promotional or advertising material or raw data from research.

Gumzo multimedia authors will need to upload high resolution images, audio and/or video files to the Internet Archive and include links to these files in their papers, notes or pictorial submissions.

Media files will be published and archived on the Internet Archive under a Creative Commons “attribution share alike” license (CC BY-SA). This allows us to build the amount of African content available to the public.

In submitting files, creators are licensing others to access, share and remix their media. Reuse or remixing still requires correct attribution of authorship. Audio and video files should not be shorter than five minutes, and high resolution images should be at least five megapixels. Please follow instructions for submitting media files to the Internet Archive.


All submissions must comply with appropriate ethical practices. These include, but are not limited to, all issues related to protecting people’s and communities’ privacy, intellectual property and their rights to confidentiality, safety and dignity.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) provides basic guidance on expectations of ethical professional conduct and there are many other documents in HCI and Interaction design addressing increasingly complex issues in proceeding ethically. It is very important that you have evidence that any person whose image or voice is included in your submission has given their permission. You must also be able to demonstrate, if we ask, that you have complied with local expectations about ethical requirements in the regions in which you work and institutions, organisations or collectives you have involved in your work.

We also encourage authors to read:

Swartz, S. (2011). “Going deep” and “giving back”: strategies for exceeding ethical expectations when researching amongst vulnerable youth. Qualitative Research, 11(1), 47–68. doi:10.1177/1468794110385885

Dearden, A. (2013, June 10). See No Evil? Ethics in an Interventionist ICTD. Information Technologies & International Development. Retrieved from

Legal Issues in Publishing

Authors submitting to the Gumzo track are responsible for permissions for Creative Commons licensing and releases