Full Papers and Technical Notes submissions

EICS full papers and technical notes are published as articles in the journal Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACM - EICS series). There are three submission deadlines per year, and authors can choose when to submit. Papers follow the traditional journal model of reviewing: papers may be accepted after submission and review, or may be recommended for revisions and re-submission to the next round to enable authors to refine papers based on reviewer recommendations.

Submissions for the journal of this venue should present original and mature research work within the scope of the conference. New from this year: accepted journal papers can be either regular research papers, or technical notes. Technical Notes are shorter, more focused contributions, that focus specifically on system contributions and technical work. Elucidating technical details of complex interactive systems, preferably ensuring the work can be reproduced or put to practice, is a primary objective of a Technical Note. Tech Notes require an illustrative example of the system, and they can, but do not need to, be validated by formal user evaluations or user studies. Validation can also be done through e.g. simulation, feasibility, or comparisons. Tech Notes will be judged on their technical merits and relevance to interactive systems concerns.

There are no length restrictions on Full Papers and Technical Notes, nor any limit to the number of references that may be included. We advise authors to ensure the length of their papers is in function of the contributions. Concise and clear is often to be preferred above lengthy and verbose.

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…)

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.

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 http://eics.acm.org/pacm.

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 https://new.precisionconference.com

Important dates

Note: submission to earlier deadlines allows time for revision cycles before the conference.

EICS PACM 2023 Round 1

22/07/2022 - Submission deadline

EICS PACM 2023 Round 2

24/10/2022 - Submission deadline


17/02/2023 - Submission deadline

24/02/2023 - Submission deadline

28/02/2023 - Editorial Board assignments

05/03/2023 - Reviewer assignments

23/03/2023 - Reviews

27/03/2023 - Meta-reviews

29/03/2023 - Notification of reviews to authors

03/04/2023 - Deadline for rebuttal

10/04/2023 - Final meta-review

12/04/2023 - PC meeting

14/04/2023 - Final notification

TBD/05/2023 - Camera-ready

Full papers chairs

Kris Luyten, kris.luyten@uhasselt.be

Carmen Santoro, carmen.santoro@isti.cnr.it


Association Francophone d'Interaction Humain-Machine