Call for Papers

Important dates (AoE)

  • Abstract - Oct 1, 2021
  • Full Paper - Oct 8, 2021
  • Initial reviews - Dec 3, 2021
  • Rebuttals due - Dec 9, 2021
  • Decisions - Dec 20, 2021
  • Camera-ready due - Feb 9, 2022

Program chairs

Simone Stumpf
Simone Stumpf
University of Glasgow
Krzysztof Gajos
Krzysztof Gajos
Harvard University
Tuukka Ruotsalo
Tuukka Ruotsalo
University of Helsinki
University of Copenhagen

The annual ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (ACM IUI) is a premiere venue for discussion and dissemination of research on the design, development, and evaluation of human-oriented AI systems, that is, systems that people directly interact with and that incorporate some aspects of machine intelligence. Specific examples of such systems include perceptual user interfaces, intelligent assistants, conversational agents, adaptive systems, and more. Creating successful systems of this kind requires solving numerous interaction design and computational challenges and necessarily requires a multidisciplinary approach. ACM IUI supports this multidisciplinary approach to research and innovation by bringing together researchers and practitioners from the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and others.

ACM IUI is particularly known for disseminating research that combines computational innovation, novel interaction design, and empirical evidence demonstrating that the resulting solution is valuable to people. However, ACM IUI also welcomes a broad range of contributions including algorithms, computational modeling approaches, enabling technologies, critical perspectives, behavioral and user studies, novel methodologies, data sets, etc. Contributions are expected to be supported by rigorous evidence appropriate to the claims (e.g., a user study, system evaluation, computational analysis). Contributions are welcome from all relevant arenas—academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations. The conference is large enough to be diverse and lively, but small enough to allow for extensive interaction among attendees and easy attendance to the events that the conference offers, ranging from oral paper presentations to poster sessions, interactive demonstrations, workshops, panels, and a doctoral consortium for graduate students.


IUI topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Human-centred AI methods and approaches

e.g., explainable AI methods (e.g., transparency and interpretability), persuasive technologies in IUI, privacy and security of IUI, planning and plan recognition for IUI, knowledge-based approaches to user interface design and generation, user modelling for intelligent interfaces, user-adaptive interaction and personalization, crowd computing and human computation, human-centred design.

Computational innovation

e.g., modelling approaches, machine learning methods, human-in-the loop machine learning, and interactive machine learning.

Interface types

e.g., affective and aesthetic interfaces, collaborative interfaces, speech-based interfaces, AR/VR interfaces, intelligent wearable and mobile interfaces, ubiquitous smart environments.


e.g., embodied agents, virtual assistants, multi-modal interfaces, conversational interfaces, tangible interfaces, intelligent visualization.

Evaluations of intelligent user interfaces

e.g., user experiments and studies, reproducibility (including benchmarks, datasets, and challenges), meta-analysis, mixed-methods evaluations.

Application areas of IUI

e.g., education and learning-related technologies, health and intelligent health technologies, assistive technologies, social media and other Web technologies, mobile applications, intelligent assistants, conversational agents, Information retrieval, search, and recommendation system, internet of things (IoT).


We invite original paper submissions that are not under consideration elsewhere. This year, there is no page limit on the papers (however, we encourage authors to not exceed 10,000 words) and no formal distinction between long and short papers; instead, we expect that the paper length should be commensurate with the contributions.

Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library and citation indices. A selected set of accepted top quality full papers will be invited to submit their extended versions for publication in an ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS, special issue titled "Highlights of IUI 2022".

Accepted papers will be invited for oral presentation.

Major changes this year

  • No page limit.
  • No separation between long and short papers.
  • Authors are encouraged to reflect on the societal impact of their work.
  • Introduction of an authors' rebuttal after initial reviews are released.

Submission instructions

Reflection of societal impact

We encourage authors to consider societal implications of their work throughout their projects and to include a reflection on those implications in their papers. We recognize that technology is rarely neutral --- simply by making some things easier than others, it reshapes the society (Winner, 1980; Green, 2020). Further, given the incredibly short invention-to-application cycles for AI-related technologies, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that “somebody else” will carefully consider how an emerging intelligent user interface technology might impact the world before this technology is deployed. Because it is often difficult to anticipate the cumulative or indirect impacts of an invention, we provide a few concrete suggestions to consider throughout the research process and for reflecting on one’s work at the end.

Our purpose is to help authors ensure that the likely societal consequences of their work are consistent with their intentions and values.

For colleagues who are not yet experienced with incorporating societal impacts into their IUI research but who are willing to give it a try, we prepared some simple ideas to consider.


All materials must be submitted electronically to PCS 2.0 by the abstract and paper deadline.

In PCS 2.0, first click "Submissions" at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus for society, conference, and track select "SIGCHI", "IUI 2022" and "IUI 2022 Papers", respectively, and press "Go".


  • ACM IUI uses a double-blind review process. All submissions (and supplemental materials) must be appropriately anonymized according to the following guidelines:
    • Authors’ names and affiliations are not visible anywhere in the paper.
    • Acknowledgements should be anonymized or removed during the review process.
    • Self-citations should be included where necessary but must use the third person. For example, "... as shown in our previous user study [2] ... " is not allowed, whereas "... as shown in Smith et al. [2] " is acceptable (because in this case the citation [2] will NOT be perceived as self-citation).
  • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in submissions being desk rejected without review.
  • Authors should also be aware of the SIGCHI Policy for Submission and Review at SIGCHI Conferences.


  • Authors are asked to make their paper submissions accessible (so that reviewers with vision impairments can access them, for example). The authors of accepted papers will be required to make their final PDFs accessible. Please use the SIGCHI Guide to an Accessible Submission for detailed instructions.
  • If you are submitting a video as supplemental material, please provide captions, as described in Technical Requirements and Guidelines for Videos.
  • Please refer to the Accessibility page for further details and guidelines.

Submission format and length

  • We will adopt the ACM TAPS Workflow.
  • Prepare your submission for review in a single column format, using the latest templates: Word Submission Template, or the LaTeX template using \documentclass[manuscript,review,anonymous]{acmart} for the LaTeX template.
  • Papers are of variable length. Paper length must be based on the weight of the contribution. We encourage authors to stay within a 10,000 word limit.

Supplemental materials

Additional Policies

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.