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Undergraduate Research

2023 Call for Undergraduate Research

Important Dates

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time.

  • Submission deadline: April 17, 2023 11:59 p.m. 
  • Notifications: May 1, 2023 11:59 p.m. 
  • Camera-ready completion deadline: May 8, 2023 11:59 p.m.


Undergraduate Research Chairs

  • Ellen Do, University of Colorado at Boulder




Online in (see the Gather.Town C&C 2021 for an example of the conference venue). 


Call Description

The Undergraduate Research track aims to showcase the research accomplishments and potential of undergraduate students and to help undergraduates begin to develop a professional network in the creativity and cognition community. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit a poster, technical demonstration, or artwork for which they are the lead or sole author.

A person submitting to this track must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree program or equivalent.


Format and Submission Details

The initial submission for the Creativity & Cognition 2023 Undergraduate Research should include:

(1) A paper in the ACM SIGCHI submission template format (SIGCHI ACM new, standardized single-column format including templates for both LaTeX and Word). The paper should be between 700 and 1200 words, excluding titles, references and figure/table captions. The paper is mandatory (for the submission of a poster, a technical demo, or an artwork). The submission does not need to be anonymized.

(2) A biographical sketch of no more than 600 words. The sketch should be written as a letter of introduction focusing on the applicant’s motivation, expected benefits from participation in the Undergraduate Research track, and requests for feedback from peers and mentors. The biosketch is mandatory.

(3) You can find example posters, demos, art exhibits, and Graduate Student Symposium papers in CC’11 and CC’15 proceedings. They are all 2 pages in 2 column format (including pictures and references).

(4) All accepted submissions will have a space in Gather.Town to present a poster or demo.


Publication and Presentation

Undergraduate Research submissions that are accepted will have the abstract from the submission (150 word max) published in the online conference program and the submission document (between 700 – 1200 words, excluding references) archived in the ACM digital library. Accepted submissions will be presented alongside other content accepted to the associated track. There will be separate sections of Undergraduate Research Posters, Undergraduate Research Demos, and Undergraduate Research Artworks in Gather.Town, each of these positioned next to the main posters, demos and art gallery.


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.


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: Undergraduate Research 2023


Selection Process

Submissions will be reviewed in coordination with the chairs of the relevant tracks in the conference. Authors who submit may expect to receive light feedback of up to a few paragraphs in length. Incomplete and incorrect submission content or formats will be rejected. Late submissions are not permitted.