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2024 Call for Papers

Important Dates

Title and Abstract deadline: January 22, 2024 11:59 p.m

Paper Submission deadline: January 29, 2024 11:59 p.m

Notifications: April 1, 2024 11:59 p.m

Camera-Ready Completion Deadline: April 22, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time.


Papers Chairs

  • Duri Long, Northwestern University

  • Joel Chan, University of Maryland



Program Committee

  • Luca Turchet, University of Trento, Italy

  • Kristin Carlson, Illinois State University, United States

  • Aditya Bharadwaj,, United States

  • Katia Vega, UC Davis, United States

  • Danielle Lottridge, University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Salvatore Andolina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • Sally Jo Cunningham, University of Waikato, New Zealand

  • Lee Jones, Queen’s University, Canada

  • Augusto Esteves, University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Cheryl Zhenyu Qian, Purdue University, United States

  • Laura Perovich, Northeastern University, United States

  • Michael Biskjaer, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Nick Bryan-Kinns, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

  • Janet Yi-Ching Huang, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

  • Nuno Otero, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

  • Min Hae Song, Seoul National University, Korea

  • Boriana Koleva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • Janet Rafner, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Jean Song, DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology), Korea

  • Janin Koch, Inria Paris-Saclay, France

  • Daragh Byrne, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

  • Konstantinos Zachos, City, University of London, United Kingdom

  • Hye Yeon Nam, Louisiana State University, United States

  • Peter Kun, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Mary Lou Maher, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

  • Julia von Thienen, Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, Germany

  • Ali Mazalek, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

  • Dishita Turakhia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

  • Zijian Ding, University of Maryland, United States

  • Kazjon Grace, University of Sydney, Australia


Call Description

We are pleased to invite submissions for papers to the ACM Creativity and Cognition 2024 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, practices, and cognitive processes 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 the 2024 conference. 

The theme highlights how cognitive 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 encourage submissions that leverage creative practices inspired by organic forms or in relationship with nature and issues around sustainability and de-centering design beyond humans. We also encourage submissions exploring new design approaches such as first-person or visual methods as well as qualitative and quantitative methodologies that provide insight into aspects of creative cognition such as inspiration from the environment or social creativity

Creativity and Cognition 2024 will be an in-person conference. Accepted submissions will be expected to have at least one author register, attend, and present the work at the conference in June 2024. 

Accepted full and short papers will be included in the Proceedings of Creativity and Cognition 2024, and will be made available in the ACM Digital Library.



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, including but not limited to gaming technologies, virtual and mixed reality technologies
  • Capturing, representing, and analyzing creative processes and cognition
  • 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, or 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
  • Studies of creativity applications applied to different domains such as learning, work, wellbeing, health, entertainment and Arts. 
  • Explorations of organic creativity, or creativity emerging from or inspired by nature, such as bio-inspired/biological computing and design, or creative and computational artifacts incorporating or inspired by natural/organic materials, systems, and forms
  • Research on the spaces wherein humans and computers create
  • Creative approaches to sustainable computing and design
  • Indigenous perspectives on organic creative spaces



Format and Submission Details

Papers should be prepared using the ACM submission template (Latex and Word templates are available) in 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. Papers, where the length is incommensurate with contributions, will be desk rejected. 

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 guidelines can assist in producing high quality and accessible video figures.

The total size of all submitted materials, including a video figure, should not exceed 100 MB.


Anonymization Policy

All papers must be anonymized for review. Papers that violate the anonymization policy, including within the supplemental materials or external links to datasets, code repositories, etc., will be desk rejected. Author and affiliation sections and credits in the submission template 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

  1. By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s guidance on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions, Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects and the new ACM Publication Policy on Authorship. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy. This post provides a useful guide to the ACM publication policies. 
  2. Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.
  3. Accessibility: Accessible submissions are essential for reviewers and are good practice. Authors are expected to follow SIGCHI’s Guide to an Accessible Submission. If you have any questions or concerns about creating accessible submissions, please contact the Accessibility Chairs at early in the writing process (the closer to the deadline, the less time the team will have to respond to individual requests). Papers flagged as inaccessible by a reviewer will have to be reassigned. Note that subcommittees strive to match the best reviewer to each paper – the best reviewers for the work may not be able to review an inaccessible submission.
  4. Inclusivity: Authors should ensure their work and writing are as inclusive as possible; where this is not possible, it should be acknowledged. For example, authors should use gender-inclusive language when developing their papers (see e.g., HCI Guidelines for Gender Equity and Inclusivity) and consider what communities their work is – and is not – supporting, as well as their geographical context.
  5. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the conference and present the work at the conference. Otherwise, the paper will not be published in the 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 2023) under “Submissions” and click the Go button.

  • Society: SIGCHI
  • Conference/Journal: Creativity & Cognition 2024
  • Track: Creativity & Cognition 2024 Papers


Review Process

Papers follow a rigorous blind peer review process. This process is managed by the Creativity & Cognition 2024 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. As in related conferences, papers will be reviewed based on the significance of the contribution, originality, validity, and the soundness of the arguments.



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