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Important dates for the submission of scientific papers are :

  • 8 October 2021: Abstracts with keywords for scientific papers,
  • 15 October 2021 22 October 2021: Full version of scientific papers, (No further extensions can be granted)
  • 19-26 November 2021 24 November to 1 December: Rebuttal period
  • 10 December 2021: Notification to authors

All Human-Computer Interaction themes are allowed. This year, the special theme of the conference is Artificial Intelligence aiming to promote research at the intersection of HCI, AI, robotics and cognitive sciences.  

Publication process

Like most ACM conferences now, we are adopting the ACM Publication System (TAPS) with the new submission and publication format. The two-column PDF papers will still be published on the ACM DL (Digital Library), but they will be accompanied by a responsive HTML version that can be adapted to the different screen sizes of the terminals used today.

To do this, the submission for review of the paper must follow a single column layout (according to the Word and LaTeX templates provided). Authors should submit the PDF on PCS (in single-column format). Note that the Word template has various processing difficulties and that the LaTeX format is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.

Once accepted, authors should submit the PDF and sources of the final version of the article on PCS, again in single-column format. The files will then be transformed with TAPS to obtain publishable versions (two-column PDF and responsive HTML). Authors are encouraged to check the automatic two-column layout of their article before submitting it (see next paragraph). Authors will nevertheless receive a message to check the layout and may request changes if necessary.

Authors can test the transformation of their article from one to two columns to anticipate the final layout. This two-column version produced by authors is for testing purposes only and should not be submitted. We hope that the PDF produced by TAPS will be close, but we cannot guarantee that the PDF produced by TAPS will be exactly the same. To do this, authors using LaTeX will be able to select the documentclass line (which, depending on the language used, is at the beginning of the article-main-en.tex or article-main-fr.tex file) corresponding to the desired format. Authors using Word will have to follow the procedure to apply the two-column format. To avoid problems, remember to save your file beforehand. (Tip: to make the styles appear in the margin of the draft mode: File > Option > Advanced options > Display > Width of the style area pane: indicate 2 cm or 3 cm for example).

Authors using LaTeX should limit the packages to those in this list: They can also use the utility to obtain a minimal archive containing only the files useful for compilation.

The publishable version will be deposited as a zip archive containing three subdirectories (see point 7 of the Taps best practices):

  • pdf: the PDF of the article (optional) ;
  • source: the DOCX or TEX file with all resources and files to be compiled;
  • supplements: additional files for web publication (MP4 video, PPTX slides, PTX poster, JPG thumbnail,... and a readme.txt file to explain what each file is for) that will not appear in the PDF (optional).


Q: What size figure should I use in the single column submission?

A: Authors should use figures in the single-column submission that are equal in size to those that will appear in the final two-column publication. Figures in the final one-column (0.5 page wide) publication should appear as 0.5 page wide figures in the submission, leaving a 0.5 page blank space. Figures of one page width in the final publication must appear as one-page width figures in the submission.


The proposed templates are currently not compatible with TAPS and are therefore provisional. A request has been made to ACM to correct this problem. If necessary, a new version will be made available in due course.

Submissions should follow the following format and remain anonymous:

Submission procedure

 Submissions of scientific articles are made on the PCS system.

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


Connection to PCS

Templates and models

Word | LaTeX

Note to Authors and Reviewers