October 25 - 29, 2020
Tallinn, Estonia


June 8th '20

As we wrote before, NordiCHI 2020 will happen! Our primary goal is to run a hybrid conference supporting both online and on-site participation. However, as uncertainty about the evolution and impact of COVID-19 remains, we will re-evaluate the situation by mid-August and will open the full registration accordingly before the end of the month.

Meanwhile, we need your input to help us estimate the attendance and your preferred option to join the conference, online or on-site. With this in mind, we will open non-binding pre-registration on June 23rd, 2020.

June 3rd '20

NordiCHI extends a big thank you to all who responded to our call for participation. We are glad to report the we received the following submissions: 399 research papers, 29 case-studies, 38 posters, 7 demos, 5 installations, 25 workshops, and 4 courses. All-in-all, over 500 submissions. Thank you!

March 28th '20

NordiCHI 2020 will happen! As there is great uncertainty about the evolution and impact of COVID-19, we are monitoring the situation and investigating possibilities. We will keep the website updated with information related to any changes to conference format and attendance modalities.

However, we recognise that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, authors may have been forced to reschedule work and realign priorities, with potential impact on their ability to complete planned submissions to meet eminent NordiCHI 2020 deadlines. To accommodate such unforeseen events, submission deadlines have been updated as shown here (Overview).

NordiCHI 2020

The biannual conference, NordiCHI, is the main Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. NordiCHI addresses the field broadly and is a meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, designers, practitioners, educators and others working within HCI and related disciplines.

The theme of NordiCHI 2020 is “shaping experiences, shaping society” and our goal is to raise awareness about the effect we have on society through the experiences we enable, facilitate or craft. Yes, it is the old discussion of the butterfly effect but it’s also the old but ever more relevant discussion about carefully reflecting upon the consequences of our practices.

Besides allowing us to revisit the notions of micro, macro and even mega HCI, conceptualizing our field as layers in successive degrees of specialization and scope, we believe that the theme is the right one for Estonia. Named by some the first digital country and by others the most advanced digital society in the world, Estonia bypassed what some argue would have been, and still is, a much-needed discussion about what it all means, when reasoning beyond efficiency and convenience.

In other words, it's important to realize that Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu, using African wisdom. What goes around, comes around so, when it comes to designing the technological world around us, it’s paramount to promote, if not demand, public ethical reasoning by the shapers of our lived experiences, by the shapers of our society. We hope to see such concerns approached in workshops, addressed by the keynotes, reflected upon in papers, and explored in case studies.

Key dates

June 23rd '20

Authors will receive reviews of their submissions (all types of peer reviewed submissions)

July 27th '20

Deadline for confirming the participation as a student volunteer

September 7th '20

Camera ready submission
Camera ready deadline for all types of submissions

September 7th '20

Author registration
Registration deadline for all authors (at least one author per accepted research paper, case-study, poster, demo or installation)

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