Call: ACM IUI 2021: ACM Intelligent User Interfaces 2021 Conference

Call for Papers

ACM IUI 2021: ACM Intelligent User Interfaces 2021 Conference
College Station, TX
March 18-21, 2021

Upcoming deadlines:
Abstract submission: October 2, 2020 (compulsory)
Paper submission: October 9, 2020

NOTE: We are monitoring the situation regarding the global pandemic and associated travel restrictions. If needed, we will offer a virtual presentation option if the conference cannot take place due to the global pandemic, or if registered authors from specific parts of the world cannot attend the conference.

ACM IUI 2021 is the 26th annual premier international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces.

ACM IUI is where the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) communities meet, with contributions from related fields such as psychology, behavioral science, cognitive science, computer graphics, design, the arts, and more. Our focus is on improving the interaction between humans and digital technology, by leveraging both HCI approaches and state-of-the art AI techniques from machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, knowledge representation and reasoning.


While other conferences focus on either the AI or HCI side of this research, we address the complex interaction between the two. We strongly encourage submissions that simultaneously discuss research from both HCI and AI. We also welcome works that focus more on one side or the other, but still highlight the connections between the two. We value papers that contribute methodology or theory for the evaluation of intelligent user interfaces. We do not require evaluations with users, but we do expect papers to include an appropriate evaluation for their stated contributions.

ACM IUI welcomes contribution from all relevant arenas—academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations—and gives its participants the opportunity to present and see cutting-edge IUI work in a focused and interactive setting. 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, poster sessions, workshops, panels and a doctoral consortium for graduate students.


We accept two forms of contributions: full and short papers. They should both make novel contributions to IUI, however full papers should make more substantial and significant contributions, while short papers can contain more focused 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 2021”.


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

Application areas

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Education and learning-related technologies
  • Health and intelligent health technologies
  • Assistive technologies
  • Social media and other Web technologies
  • Mobile applications
  • Artificial personal assistants
  • Information retrieval, search, and recommendation systems

Interface types

  • Affective and aesthetic interfaces
  • Collaborative interfaces
  • Speech-based interfaces
  • AR/VR interfaces
  • Intelligent wearable and mobile interfaces
  • Ubiquitous smart environments


  • Agent based interfaces (e.g., embodied agents, virtual assistants)
  • Multi-modal interfaces (speech, gestures, eye gaze, face, physiological information etc.)
  • Conversational interfaces
  • Tangible interfaces
  • Intelligent visualization

Methods and approaches

  • Methods for explanations (e.g., transparency, control, and trust)
  • 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-in-the loop machine learning

Evaluations of intelligent user interfaces

  • User experiments
  • User studies
  • Reproducibility (including benchmarks, datasets, and challenges)
  • Meta-analyses
  • Mixed-methods evaluations


Oct 2, 2020: Abstract deadline (compulsory)
Oct 9, 2020: Papers deadline
Dec 14, 2020: Notification
Feb 8, 2021: Camera ready due
Mar 18, 2021: Conference starts


Check the submission guidelines on the conference page:


John O’Donovan, University of California, Santa Barbara
Bart Knijnenburg, Clemson University
Paul Teale, Texas A&M
Jeeeun Kim, Texas A&M
Aaron Adler, Raytheon BBN Technologies
Manoj Prasad, Microsoft


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