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What is alt.IHM?

alt.IHM is a session for different presentations: controversial, risky and boundary-pushing topics in HCI. The principle is to give space to work and directions that are not usual in the Human-Computer Interaction scientific community or to position papers that provoke debate on the HCI community itself or on topics for the HCI community. Possible topics include both an alternative view of the usual HCI topics and more extreme topics that may be relevant to confront as a community.

How to contribute?

Submissions are not anonymous. They can be written in English or French, and should follow the SIGCHI "Extended Abstract" format. Submissions should be a maximum of 10 pages. Each submission should contain a description of the format chosen for the presentation at the conference and the modalities envisaged to raise the debate and involve the public in the debate.

An abstract of no more than 200 words should accompany the submission, with the aim of describing it and keeping a record of it in the complementary proceedings.

Submissions should be made on the PCS system.

Evaluation of contributions

Each submission will be evaluated by the alt.IHM committee, which may call on one or two external experts if necessary. The choice will be made on the basis of the scientific interest of the argument and the form chosen for the presentation of the debate at the conference.

The alt.IHM papers will be included in the extended conference proceedings, and thus available on HAL (they will not appear on the ACM digital library).


Although the themes for contributions are free, we wish to broaden the classical alt.IHM topics (such as interactivity in art, alternative design methods, links with artificial intelligence, ...) to current issues concerning the human-technology relationship. Some of the contemporary problems, present in everyone's mind, inevitably question the human-technology relationship, at different scales: global warming, transhumanism, post-truth, innovation and degrowth, ...

We propose to explore what an HCI approach can bring to these issues. What do we mean here by an HCI approach? This is only part of the question: it can be a question of design methods, needs analysis, use or invention of interaction modalities or societal values. But this list is probably not exhaustive, which presents an opportunity to question the contributions of our community.

Submission procedure

Submission of articles is done on the PCS system.


  • Deadline for submission of contributions : Monday 15 November 2021 (23:59 CEST).
  • Sending of reviews to authors: Monday 1 February 2022
  • Deadline for sending final versions: Monday 1 March 2022


  • Lonni Besançon
  • Géry Casiez

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The HMI 2022 conference will take place in Namur, unless the health situation deteriorates.


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Templates and models

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Note to Authors and Reviewers