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Technical Demonstrations

2024 Call for Technical Demonstrations

Important Dates

Submission Due: April 8, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Notifications: April 29, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Camera-ready Completion Deadline: May 10, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time. 


Demos Chairs

  • Amna Liaqat, Princeton University, USA
  • Viveka Weiley, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sydney




University of Illinois – Chicago


Call Description

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit demonstrations that explore the research themes of Creativity & Cognition, especially demonstrations focused on this year’s conference theme of Organic Creative Spaces (see Call for Papers). This includes—but is not limited to—demonstrations of novel interfaces, systems, materials, devices, games, techno-craft, and other interactive experiences that are inspired by, blend with, or benefit (from) the surrounding environment. Submissions should specifically describe how demos will invite participation from or otherwise engage the conference attendees. 

Accepted submissions will be published in the ACM digital library. Demos will be showcased at the conference during a dedicated poster-demo session. 


Format and Submission Details

The submission should be up to 2000 words (excluding titles, references and figure/table captions) and be prepared using the ACM submission template (Latex and Word templates are available) in single-column format. The submission should include:

  • Anonymized document describing the demonstration (2000 word limit excluding references) prepared in the single column ACM submission template. Submissions longer than 2000 words will be rejected. This document is required. 
  • Anonymized supplementary document describing the technical requirements of the demonstration, such as requirements for space, lighting, electrical power, network connections, projectors, screens, etc. The authors should clearly state which items they will provide and which items they would need the conference to provide. Submissions that impose a large or unusual requirement on the conference are unlikely to be accepted. It is advisable to include in this document a photo or mock-up of the demonstration showing the envisioned set up. This supplementary document is required.
  • Anonymized video figure (optional, strongly encouraged). Your submission may be accompanied by a short video or by other supplementary material. Video figures should not be longer than 5 minutes. The CHI and UIST guidelines to producing video figures are useful. Video figures should be anonymised as well.

The total size of all submitted materials, including a video figure, should not exceed 100 MB. Please follow appropriate guidelines to make your submission accessible.


Where to Submit

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

Once you have logged into the PCS website, select the following options under “Submissions” and click the Go button.

Society: SIGCHI

Conference/Journal: Creativity & Cognition 2024

Track: Creativity & Cognition 2024 Demos


Selection Process

Demonstrations will be juried—reviewed by a committee with external reviewers. Authors who submit may expect to receive light feedback of up to a few paragraphs in length. Demonstrations that cannot be reasonably accommodated based on the requirements described by the authors will be rejected.

Demonstrations will be reviewed independent of other tracks. Therefore, for example, if authors want to submit both a demonstration and a poster, the authors need to make two separate submissions, one for the demonstration and one for poster, as described in the respective calls. However, both submissions must address significantly different aspects of the research to warrant two publications and presentations. Incomplete and incorrect submission content or formats will be rejected. Late submissions are not permitted. 


Publications Policy

  • 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 new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • At least one author of an accepted demo must register for the conference and present the demo at the conference. Otherwise, the submission will not be published in the ACM digital library.