UI Events: Conferences, Workshops, and More

Updated: November 20, 2013

Events 2013 | Events 2014

Here we list events for 2013 in the areas of user interface design (including usability, user experience, ...), visual design, and information design. We will also provide a brief outlook on 2014.

Note: The dates for submission deadlines and early bird registration were taken from the respective Websites. They are provided here for your convenience but we cannot assure their correctness. Please check the sites for up-to-date information.

Go Further HCI events can be found in the Calendar of Bay Area HCI Events, on the SIGCHI events page, and in the calendar of conferences/events of interaction-design.org • For further graphic design events check also the event lists of Icograda or Netdiver.



Title of Event
Deadlines, Registration

International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society 2013

November 29-December 1, 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Internet Technologies & Society 2013 Conference ( ITS Conference) aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet as well as to assess the influence of Internet in the Information Society.

Call for Papers ITS 2013 (last call):

  • Submissions until 27 September 2013
World Usability Day 2013 November 14, 2013 worldwide

World Usability Day 2013 Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems
The importance of user-centered design in healthcare is truly life or death. Whether it's new medical devices or technologies; drug research, approval or delivery; patient forms or medical record sharing; emergency disaster planning or increasing the functionality of hospitals and everyday healthcare delivery, everyone is affected in some way by the intersection of usability in healthcare. There are many commonalities, yet each region of the world faces its own set of unique challenges. We believe that focusing World Usability Day 2013 on healthcare will create a stronger awareness of these issues and lead to initiative that have long term impact on the quality of everyone's life.
(From Website)

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need October 23-24, 2013 Montpellier, France

Are you or a co-worker interested in a French offering of the Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need workshop? We invite you to join Marie-Louise Flacke on October 23 and 24 for a Minimalism workshop being offered in French. The workshop and all materials will be provided in French.
(From ComTech invitation E-Mail)

IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2013 October 22-25, 2013 Fort Worth, Texas, USA The IADIS WWW/Internet 2013 Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have arisen. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments.
(From Website)
UI 18 Conference October 21-23, 2013 Boston, MA, USA Join us in Boston October 21-23, 2013 for the User Interface 18. Two days of intensive workshops and one day of short talks on UX processes, team-based techniques, and bringing innovation to your designs. Prepare to bring home new inspiration, processes and techniques to your designs. User Interface 18 Conference is a proud production of User Interface Engineering.
(From Website, adapted)
CMS/DITA Europe 2013 October 18-19, 2013 Munich, Germany Join the Center for Information-Development Management for the ninth annual Content Management Strategies/DITA Europe Conference in Munich, Germany on 18-19 November 2013.
(From Website, adapted)
The Enterprise Gamification Forum 2013 September 23-25, 2013 New York, NY, USA

The Enterprise Gamification Forum 2013 - Digital and gaming strategies to motivate people, engage your audiences and drive better organizational performance: You'll hear practical, real-world solutions & share best practices on how to understand gamification. Engage your audiences & drive business results from practitioners at these top organizations: Experiences Unlimited, GE, Children's Financial Network, Prudential Retirement, Thomson Reuters, Cisco, Selleration, T. Rowe Price
(From invitation e-mail, adapted)

Best Practices Conference 2013 September 16-18, 2013 Savannah, GA, USA

Best Practices is the premier annual conference for managers of information development, training, and support. Join this community of industry colleagues to benefit from their best ideas and innovations.
(From Website)

Mensch & Computer 2013 September 8-11, 2013 Bremen, Germany

Die Fachtagung Mensch & Computer 2013 nimmt die aktuellen technologischen Entwicklungen zum Anlass, um unter dem Motto "Interaktive Vielfalt" Beiträge von Forschern der Fachdisziplin "Mensch-Computer-Interaktion" zur Entwicklung von neuen Interaktionskonzepten vorzustellen und kritisch zu diskutieren. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Vielfalt der Anwendungsbereiche und Nutzungskontexte sowie die Diversität der Nutzerinnen und Nutzer.
(From Website, adapted)

Deadlines (submission):

  • Long- and short papers: March 17, 2013
  • Workshops: March 17, 2013 (topic proposals)
  • Tutorials and Promovendenkolleg: June 16, 2013 (topic proposals)
  • Demos: May 12, 2013
  • Videos: mid-July 2013
Total Recall (Ars Electronica 2013) September 5-9, 2013 Linz, Austria

TOTAL RECALL is the theme of Ars Electronica 2013, a search for the perfect memory. We'll ask neuroscientists and computer engineers, artists and philosophers about their approaches, about the latest finding and their interpretations of them, and about their plans and visions of a future in which we'll be able to save everything to memory.
(From Website)

Interact 2013 September 2-6, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa

INTERACT 2013 will be the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. The conference solicits submissions in a broad range of categories, addressing all aspects of Human-Computer Interaction. The theme of the conference, "Designing for Diversity", recognizes the interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and intercultural spirit of human-computer interaction (HCI) research.
INTERACT 2013 provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to discuss all aspects of HCI, including these challenges.
(From Website, adapted)


  • Full Research Papers:
    • Abstracts: January 8, 2013
    • Full papers: January 15, 2013
  • Workshops, Tutorials, Panels, Special Interest Groups (SIGs): January 29, 2013
  • Short Research Papers, Interactive Posters, Industrial Programme, Demonstrations and Interactive Experience, Doctoral Consortium: March 25, 2013
  • African Masters Consortium: 25 March 2013
MobileHCI 2013 August 27-30, 2012 Munich, Germany MobileHCI is the world's leading conference in the field of Human Computer Interaction concerned with portable and personal devices and with the services to which they enable access. MobileHCI provides a multidisciplinary forum for academics, hardware and software developers, designers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for effective interaction with and through mobile devices, applications, and services.
(From Website, adapted)


  • February 8, 2013: Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
  • February 15, 2013: Full and Short Papers
  • April 12, 2013: Industrial Case Studies; Doctoral Consortium; Panels
  • April 26, 2013: Full and Short Papers Notification
  • May 1, 2013: Design Competition
  • May 8, 2013: Posters; Demos and Experiences
  • May 31, 2013: Papers Camera Ready
IHCI 2013 July 22-24, 2013

Prague, Czech Republic

The IADIS Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2013 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within Interface Culture and Design with a particular emphasis on the affective aspects of design, development and implementation of interfaces and the generational implications for design of human and technology interaction. This conference aims to explore and discuss innovative studies of technology and its application in interfaces and welcomes research in progress, case studies, practical demonstrations and workshops in addition to the traditional submission categories. (From announcement, adapted)


  • Submissions: May 1 , 2013 (2st call extension)
HCII 2013, DUXU 2013 July 21-26, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (will include DUXU 2013)

Deadlines for abstract receipt:

  • Papers: October 12, 2012
  • Posters: February 1, 2013
  • Tutorials: October 12, 2012
UXPA 2013 July 9-12, 2013 Washington D.C., USA

We all do it. Likely everyday. But do we ever stop to reflect on how much our profession relies on and benefits from collaboration? The UXPA 2013 conference will explore all the collaborative relationships, techniques, and team-oriented practices that enrich the UX profession. It's a fitting theme as this year is the first time that UXPA International is creating joint conferences through collaborative efforts with UXPA DC and UXPA China.
(From Website, adapted )

Key dates:

  • January 16, 2013: Submissions and Reviewer signup open
  • January 30, 2013: Reviewer signup closes
  • February 6, 2013: Submissions close
  • February 2013: Reviews
  • March 2013: Notifications
  • March 2013: Registration opens
CC2013 June 17-20, 2013 Sydney, Australia The ACM Creativity & Cognition Conference series began in 1993 and has evolved into a lively multidisciplinary event combining research and practice. ... We believe that deeper understanding of creative processes and improved support tools can make more people more creative more of the time.
(From interaction-design.org, adapted)


  • December 17, 2012: Papers & Posters
  • January 12, 2013: Workshop Proposals
  • March 1, 2013: Creativity & Demos
UXSofia June 5-7, 2013 Sofia, Bulgaria UX design and usability conference, Sofia, Bulgaria n.a.
BCI Meeting 2013 June 3-7, 2013 Pacific Grove, CA, USA The 5th International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting is a unique triennial conference that attracts BCI researchers from all disciplines involved in BCI research.
(From invitation e-mail, adapted)


  • Workshop proposals: December 14, 2012
  • Abstracts: January 4, 2013

CHI 2013 April 27-May 2, 2013 Paris, France The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction. 
(From Website)


  • June 22, 2012: Submissions for Featured Communities
  • September 19, 2012: Submissions for Papers and Notes
  • October 5, 2012: Submissions for Case Studies, Panels, Workshops, SIGs, Video Showcase, Doctoral Consortium, and Courses
  • January 5, 2013: Submissions for Works in Progress, Alt.CHI, Interactivity, Student Research and Design Competitions

UX Immersion 2013 - Mobile

April 22-24, 2013 Seattle, WA, USA UX Immersion Mobile Conference 2013: Whether you're new to designing for mobile or already a pro, you'll learn tons of practical techniques during two glorious days of hands-on workshops and one day of superb talks.
(From Website, adapted)
CMS/DITA North America 2013 April 15-17, 2013 Providence, Rhode Island, USA

In the 2013 CMS/DITA North America conference, you will certainly find much valuable information on managing content more efficiently, as well as implementing the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard and others.
(From Website, adapted)


  • December 5, 2012
Persuasive Technology 2013 April, 3-5, 2013 Sydney, Australia The Persuasive Technology conference series is for academics and practitioners with an interest in research, theory, technologies, design, and applications related to persuasion. Persuasive Technology is all about using Information and Communications Technology to change what we think and do. We are just entering the era of persuasive technology, of interactive computing systems designed to change people’s attitudes and behaviors.
(From interaction-design.org)


  • August 15, 2012: Workshop and tutorial submissions
  • November 10, 2012: Long and short paper abstract submission
  • November 19, 2012: Paper submission
  • December 21, 2012: Author notification
  • January 21, 2012: Camera ready papers
IUI 2012 March 19-22, 2013 Santa Monica, CA, USA International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces: IUI 2013 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces.
(From Website, adapted)


  • Papers: Abstracts Oct 15, 2012, Final Oct 22, 2012
  • Posters: Jan 9, 2013
  • Workshops: Oct 22, 2012
  • Student Consortium: Nov 16, 2012
  • Demo: Jan 9, 2013
IADIS International Conference e-Society 2013 March 13-16, 2013 Lisbon, Portugal The IADIS e-Society 2013 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in eESociety, eGovernment /eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas (see below). However innovative contributes that don't fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.
(From e-mail)

Deadline for submissions:

  • October 29, 2012
TEI 2013 February 10-13, 2013 Barcelona, Spain

TEI 2013 is the seventh international conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. The work presented at TEI addresses HCI issues, design, interactive art, user experience, tools and technologies, with a strong focus on how computing can bridge atoms and bits into cohesive interactive systems. The intimate size of this single-track conference provides a unique forum for exchanging ideas and presenting innovative work through talks, interactive exhibits, demos, hands-on studios, posters, art installations and performances.
(From Website, adapted)


  • November 26, 2012: Work in Progress submission
  • November 5, 2012: Arts Track submission
  • November 1, 2012: Graduate Student Consortium submission
  • October 22, 2012: Design Challenge submission, Arts Track submission?
  • October 8, 2012: Studio submission
  • August 6, 2012: Call for Papers
Interaction 2013 January 27-31, 2013 Toronto, Canada Join us in Toronto, Canada's largest center for design, as the IxDA community unites for its 6th annual conference. Celebrate 10 years of interaction design to embark on a journey toward defining our role as guides through social interactions, digital and beyond. Inspire and be inspired at Interaction13 and make an impact on the social fabric of your community, organization, and society.
(From Website, adapted)

Deadlines: n.a.




Title of Event
Deadlines, Registration
Interaction 2014 February 5-8, 2014 Amsterdam, The Netherlands IxDA is pleased to announce that Interaction14 will take place in Amsterdam – Europe's melting pot of design and creativity. Get ready for four value packed days of workshops, presentations, social events and networking.
(From e-mail invitation, adapted)

Deadlines: n.a.

Gender-UseIT 2014 April 3-4, 2014 Berlin, Germany

Die Fachkonferenz #GUI2014- HCI, Web-Usability und UX unter Gendergesichtspunkten ist ein Begegnungsort für Expertinnen und Experten aus Hochschulen, Forschungseinrichtungen und Unternehmen oder Unternehmensabteilungen im Bereich Usability, UX und Gender. Sie bietet eine Plattform zum Kennenlernen und zum Austausch über verschiedene Herangehensweisen, Methoden und Beispiele zur Integration des Genderaspektes in den Usability-Prozess und in das Design von User Experience.
(From invitation e-mail)


  • November 24, 2013: Papers, etc.
  • December 8, 2013: Feedback as to acceptance/rejection
  • January 15, 2014: Print version of contribution for conference proceedings
UX Immersion Mobile Conference 2014 April 7-9, 2014 Denver, CO, USA We're working hard putting together the best program and speakers for you. Whether you’re new to designing for mobile or already a pro, you'll learn tons of practical techniques during 2 glorious days of hands-on workshops and 1 day of superb talks. Mark your calendars for April 7-9, 2014 in Denver CO.
(From Website)
CHI 2014 April 26-May 1, 2014 Toronto, Canada The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction. 
CHI 2014 is a celebration of the conference's one of a kind diversity; from the broad range of backgrounds of its attendees, to the diverse spectrum of communities and fields which the conference and its research have an impact on. CHI 2014 will take place in Toronto, Canada, a city itself known for its one of a kind cultural diversity.
(From Website)


  • September 18, 2013: Papers & Notes
  • October 4, 2013: Case Studies, Courses, Doctoral Consortium, Interactivity, SIG Meetings, Workshops
  • December 27, 2013: alt.chi
  • January 7, 2014: Panels, Student Design Competition, Student Game Competition, Student Research Competition, Video Showcase, Works-in-Progress



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