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2023 Call for Papers

Important Dates

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time.

The submissions site will open in December 2022.

  • Title and Abstract deadline: January 23, 2023 11:59 p.m. 
  • Paper Submission deadline: January 30, 2023 11:59 p.m. 
  • Notifications: April 3, 2023 11:59 p.m. 
  • Camera-Ready Completion Deadline: April 24, 2023 11:59 p.m.


Papers Chairs

  • Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Université Paris Saclay, LISN
  • Duri Long, Northwestern University



Program Committee

  • Safinah Ali
  • Aditya Bharadwaj
  • Michael Biskjær
  • Nick Bryan-Kinns
  • Daragh Byrne
  • Kristin Carlson
  • Sally Jo Cunningham
  • Peter Dalsgaard
  • Jan de Wit
  • Steven Dow
  • Augusto Esteves
  • Sam Ferguson
  • Janet Yi-Ching Huang
  • Nanna Inie
  • Lee Jones
  • Boriana Koleva
  • Peter Kun
  • David Ledo
  • Stephen MacNeil
  • Mary Lou Maher
  • Ali Mazalek
  • Yukari Nagai
  • Hye Yeon Nam
  • Tricia Ngoon
  • Nuno Otero
  • Laura Perovich
  • Zhenyu Qian
  • Janet Rafner
  • Min Hae Song
  • Grabriela Sá
  • Aneesh Tarun
  • Cesar Torres
  • Luca Turchet
  • Katia Vega
  • Julia von Thienen
  • Andrew Webb


Call Description

We are pleased to invite submissions for papers to the ACM Creativity and Cognition 2023 conference. We encourage submissions that contribute with knowledge on various forms of creativity with topics ranging from designing, or evaluating creativity-support environments and technologies to studying or reflecting on the experiences and practices in art, craft and design. The call is aligned with this year’s conference theme : “Organic, Creative Spaces.” This theme is inspired by the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright used the term “organic architecture,” to refer to artificial forms that seemed to emerge on their own accord from the natural space that surrounds them. The broad horizontal lines and cutting-edge materials of Wright’s organic architecture were inspired, respectively, by the wide prairies of the American Midwest and the cityscape of his studio in Oak Park. Amidst these same surroundings, Creativity & Cognition is proud to hold its 2024 conference in Chicago, Illinois, and we take inspiration from Wright’s organic spaces for both the 2023 and 2024 conferences.

The theme highlights how human and computational aspects of creativity and experience can learn from and at the same time beneficially impact the environment, nature as well as communities and cultures Thus, we invite submissions that leverage on creative practices inspired by organic forms or in relationship with nature and issues around sustainability and de-centering design beyond humans. We also invite new submissions exploring new design approaches such as first-person or visual methods as well as qualitative and quantitative data methodologies typically employed in human-computer interaction research.

Creativity and Cognition 2023 will be a virtual conference. Accepted submissions will be expected to have at least one author register, attend, and present the work in the virtual conference in Gather.Town in June 2023. Accepted authors will additionally have the option to present their work in person at Creativity and Cognition 2024 in Chicago, IL, although they will also need to pay full registration fees for the in-person conference. As in related conferences, papers will be reviewed based on the significance of the contribution, originality, validity, and the soundness of the arguments.



We welcome high-quality submissions on a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Creativity support environments and computing technologies designed to foster, promote, improve, and increase creative practices, experiences, processes, products, and services
  • Capturing, representing, and analyzing creative processes and cognition
  • A variety of creative individual, collective and social phenomena 
  • Gaming technologies that support new forms of play or creative learning and cognition
  • Virtual and mixed reality technologies that provoke or amplify creativity or cognition
  • Studies of creativity applications applied to different domains such as learning, work, wellbeing, health, entertainment and Arts. 
  • Theoretical reflection on creativity and cognition
  • Investigations of curation practices, platforms, and environments, in contexts from everyday to scholarly to museums
  • Research on collaboration, crowdsourcing and micro-task activities in creative contexts
  • New methodologies and theories for evaluating the impact of computing on creativity and cognition
  • New methodologies for designing technologies for creative contexts including first-person methods or longitudinal studies among others.
  • Studies assessing creativity in diverse contexts such as work with underserved communities and cross-cultural contexts
  • Design of creative and computational artifacts incorporating or inspired by natural/organic materials, systems, and forms
  • Explorations of organic creativity, or creativity emerging from or inspired by nature
  • Research on the spaces wherein humans and computers create
  • Bio-inspired/biological computing and design
  • Sustainable computing and design
  • Studies of creative practices that draw on nature
  • Indigenous perspectives on organic creative spaces



Papers should be submitted in the ACM SIGCHI submission template format (SIGCHI ACM new, standardized single-column format). Papers must be submitted in PDF. They should be up to 8000 words in length, excluding titles, references and figure/table captions. We encourage authors to submit papers of length proportional to their contributions.

All submissions will be made through the New Precision Conference website. The total size of all submitted materials, including a video figure, should not exceed 100 MB. If you are unsure of what constitutes a well-formed paper, see the many examples in the ACM Digital Library for our conference, including examples of C&C Best Papers.


Seeking Help

It is important that your submission is formatted correctly. Incorrectly formatted submissions might be rejected. Online guidance is available from the ACM at this link. Examples of formatted papers can be found in the online C&C 2022 proceedings. If you have questions, or are seeking guidance about formatting your submission, please reach out to the Publication Chair at


Anonymization Policy

All papers must be anonymized for review. Author and affiliation sections and credits must be left blank. Authors of accepted submissions will add this information in preparation of the “camera-ready” version. We are using the ACM CHI Anonymization Policy of blind reviewing. We use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. 

Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper, as noted in the submission instructions (Note: changing the text color of the author information is not sufficient). Make sure that no description that can easily reveal authors’ names and/or affiliations is included in the submission (e.g., too detailed descriptions of where user studies were conducted). Authors should also remove any information in the acknowledgements section that reveals authors or the institution (e.g., specific supporting grant information). Also, please make sure that identifying information does not appear in the document’s meta-data (e.g., the ‘Authors’ field in your word processor’s ‘Save As’ dialog box). In addition, we require that the acknowledgments section be left blank as it could also easily identify the authors and/or their institution.

Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors’ discretion. We do expect that authors leave citations to their previous work unanonymized so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account by the authors. However, authors are required to cite their own work in the third person, e.g., avoid “As described in our previous work [10], … ” and use instead “As described by Jones et al. [10], …”


Publications Policy

As a published ACM author, you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects.

Accepted full and short papers will be included in the Proceedings of Creativity and Cognition 2023, and will become available in ACM Digital Library.


Where to Submit

Please submit via the Precision Conference (PCS) website here:

Once you have logged into the PCS website, select the following options (which will become available in December 2022) under “Submissions” and click the Go button.

  • Society: SIGCHI
  • Conference/Journal: Creativity & Cognition 2023
  • Track: Creativity & Cognition 2023 Papers


Video figures (optional)

Video figures may accompany a paper submission for the purpose of review. They are strongly encouraged but not required. Video figures are supplementary material and should illustrate the key aspects of the paper you submitted. They usually last up to three minutes. Video figures of accepted submissions are archived in the ACM Digital Library as part of their associated publication. Video figures must include closed captions. The CHI and UIST guidelines can assist in producing high quality and accessible video figures.


Review Process

Papers follow a rigorous blind peer review process. This process is managed by the Creativity & Cognition 2023 Program Committee. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained throughout the review process. Each paper will be reviewed by two PC members along with two external reviewers.