Contributing › Workshops & Workgroups

Working groups and workshops provide a venue for the exchange and presentation of new methods, research, developments and applications on a topic related to Human-Computer Interaction in a broad sense. Whether it is an existing AFIHM working group, or a group of people wishing to organise a workshop on a particular topic, these sessions represent an opportunity to make advances in a specific area, and foster the development of communities of like-minded people.

As in the previous two years, HMI offers the possibility for industry to organise workshops to train the HMI community in the use of their tools. This is in addition to the opportunity to run a demo stand at the demo night, and provides a platform for in-depth discussion of the tools presented.

Topics covered

The topics proposed in the panels and workshops can be related to the main conference theme of AI/HCI linkages or to other aspects of HCI, such as theoretical or applied research, HCI practices, new methodologies, HCI teaching, HCI for learning, emerging application areas, technological innovations, design innovations, or topics related to management and leadership, strategy, and organisational issues.

During the conference, a special session will be set up to allow the organisers to give feedback on the workshops and working groups to all conference participants.

How the day will unfold

The format of the workshops and working groups is free. They can be presentations of contributions that will have been selected by the organisers (see sections below), collective work sessions for the joint writing of an article, brainstorming sessions, or any other form of exchange.

Submission procedure for workshop organisers

A document of maximum two pages is expected by email (

and should include the following elements

  • Title of the WG/Workshop
  • Names and affiliations of the organisers
  • Duration (half day or one day)
  • Overall objective of the workshop
  • Format of the workshop (presentations, writing, brainstorming, tutorial / course...)
  • Possible method of selecting participants
  • Target audience, estimated number of participants, and method of delivery.
  • Materials needed

Selection process

Submissions will be evaluated by the workshop and WG chairs.

Template for WG/workshop proposals

No set format.


Workshop proposal deadline: Monday 8 November 2021

Response on acceptance of the workshop: Monday 15 November 2021

How to participate in a workshop or WG

Once the WG or workshop has been selected, the organisers can launch a participation process with or without submissions.

In case the organisers ask for submissions, these will be evaluated by the workshop organisers (they may use reviewers).

Format: papers, presentations and posters

If a workshop gathers a sufficient number of quality papers, a proposal for a book in the Springer HCI series may be considered.


Submissions should follow the Extended Abstracts format:


Deadline for submission of workshop contributions: Monday 17 January 2022 (23:59 CEST)
Evaluations sent to authors: Monday 14 February 2022
Deadline for sending final versions: The date will be provided in due course


  • Julie Henry
  • Tifanie Bouchara

Contact at

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