Important Dates

EICS PACM 2024, Round 1

  • Jul 28, 2023:Paper submissions
  • Jul 31, 2023:AC assignments
  • Aug 7, 2023:Reviewer assignments
  • Sep 11, 2023:Review deadline
  • Sep 14, 2023:Meta-reviews
  • Sep 18, 2023:Reviews sent to authors
  • Sep 25, 2023:Rebuttal
  • Sep 29, 2023:Final Meta-reviews
  • Oct 05, 2023:Final notification.

EICS PACM 2024, Round 2

  • Oct 26, 2023:Paper submissions
  • Oct 30, 2023:AC assignments
  • Nov 5, 2023:Reviewer assignments
  • Nov 30, 2023:Review deadline
  • Dec 4, 2023:Meta-reviews
  • Dec 7, 2023:Reviews sent to authors
  • Dec 14, 2023:Rebuttal
  • Dec 18, 2023:Final Meta-reviews
  • Dec 22, 2023:Final notification.

EICS PACM 2024, Round 3

  • Feb 16, 2024:Paper submissions
  • Feb 19, 2024:AC assignments
  • Feb 26, 2024:Reviewer assignments
  • Mar 22, 2024:Review deadline
  • Mar 26, 2023:Meta-reviews
  • Mar 28, 2024:Reviews sent to authors
  • Apr 5, 2024:Rebuttal
  • Apr 9, 2024:Final Meta-reviews
  • Apr 15, 2024:Final notification.

Full Papers & Technical Notes

EICS 2024 is the sixteenth international ACM SIGCHI conference devoted to engineering interactive computing systems and their user interfaces, addressing one or more software quality factors, such as usability, user experience, reliability, security, etc. Work presented at EICS covers all stages of the engineering life-cycle of interactive systems - inception, requirements, design, specification, coding, data analytics, validation and verification, deployment and maintenance.

EICS has the the longest tradition of bringing together researchers who contribute to better ways of creating interactive computing systems, stemming from the conference on command languages in the seventies. The conference is best known for rigorously contributing and disseminating research results that hold the midst in between user interface design, software engineering and computational interaction.

EICS focuses on models, languages, notations, methods, techniques and tools that support designing, developing, validating and verifying interactive systems. The conference brings together people who study or practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from design, HCI, software engineering, requirements engineering, software development, modeling, and programming.

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Submissions advance the state of the art of the engineering of interactive systems. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling, specification and analysis of interaction and interactive systems
  • Model-based development of interactive software
  • Requirements engineering for interactive systems
  • Methods, processes, principles and/or tools for building interactive systems (e.g., design, implementation, prototyping, evaluation, verification and validation, testing)
  • Software architectures for interactive systems
  • Formal methods within interactive systems engineering
  • Certification issues of methods, tools, and processes to create interactive systems
  • Frameworks, toolkits, domain-specific languages and APIs for interactive systems
  • Languages and notations for describing user interfaces and interactions
  • Integrating engineering issues in the design process of interactive systems
  • Engineering design tools
  • Engineering evaluation tools
  • Supporting design in interactive development processes
  • Computational-Interaction Systems and Techniques
  • Interactive data-driven systems
  • Engineering interactive applications with emerging technologies (e.g., adaptive, context-aware, tangible, haptic, touch and multitouch input, voice, gestures, EEG, multimodal input, mobile and wearable systems, AI, augmented, mixed, virtual realities...)
  • Engineering hardware/software integration in interactive systems (e.g., fabrication and maker processes, physical computing, cyber-physical systems…)
  • Engineering interactive systems for various user categories (e.g., children, elderly, people with disabilities,…)
  • Engineering interactive systems for various application domains (e.g., health, home, entertainment, desktop, avionics, space, nuclear, civil protection, law enforcement, emergency services and calamity management...)
  • Engineering interactive systems for specific properties (user experience, usability, safety, security, dependability, …)
  • Engineering smart interactive systems (e.g. recommending, adaptive, intelligent)
  • Building Human-centred AI systems (integrating explainable AI, intelligible design, human-in-the-loop, adaptive and context-aware, interactive agents…)

A newcomer’s guide to EICS is available in the paper by López Jaquero et al.

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Submission Information

The reviewing process for full papers follows the Proceedings of the ACM (PACM) model. The submission and review process will take place three times annually, and accepted papers will be published in issues of the PACM on Human-Computer Interaction journal. More can be found at

Full Papers should be written in the ACM format, see: ACM.

The PACM-EICS submission deadline for the Second round of submissions is 24th October 2022. Papers are submitted using

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Anonymization Policy

The papers review process is based on reviewing where the identities of both the authors and reviewers are kept hidden (but ACs know these details). Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper, as noted in the submission instructions (Note: changing the text color of the author information is not sufficient). Also, please make sure that identifying information does not appear in the document’s meta-data (e.g., the ‘Authors’ field in your word processor’s ‘Save As’ dialog box). In addition, we require that the acknowledgments section be left blank as it could also easily identify the authors and/or their institution.

Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors’ discretion. We do expect that authors leave citations to their previous work unanonymized so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account by the authors. However, authors are required to cite their own work in the third person, e.g., avoid “As described in our previous work [10], ... ” and use instead “As described by [10], ...”

If you for some very specific reasons have challenges with writing the paper in an anonymous way, please contact the track chairs you are planning to submit to and ask for advice. In order to ensure the fairness of the reviewing process, we use a review process where external reviewers don’t know the identity of authors, and authors don’t know the identity of external reviewers. In the past few years, some authors have decided to publish their submissions in public archives prior to or during the review process. These public archives have surpassed in reach and publicity what used to happen with tech reports published in institutional repositories. The consequence is that well-informed external reviewers may know, without searching for it, the full identity and institutional affiliation of the authors of a submission they are reviewing. While reviewers should not actively seek information about author identity, complete anonymization is difficult and can be made more so by publication and promotion of work during the review process. While publication in public archives is becoming standard across many fields, authors should be aware that unconscious biases can affect the nature of reviews when identities are known. EICS does not discourage non-archival publication of work prior to or during the review process but recognizes that complete anonymization becomes more difficult in that context.

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