Call for posters and demos

Contribution types

Posters and demos provide a unique opportunity to share valuable new ideas, elicit feedback on early-stage work, and foster discussions and collaborations among colleagues. Demos also provide a space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to conference attendees.

A poster is a concise report of recent findings or other innovative or thought-provoking work relevant to the CHItaly community. Appropriate submissions should be complete enough to contribute to the HCI knowledge and inspire future works, and must not have been presented elsewhere.
Besides presenting the poster during the posters & demos session, authors will have the possibility to:

  • preview their poster in a 1-minute slot within the plenary session;
  • present their poster within the Metaverse session.

Posters will be published in the conference proceedings. Furthermore, a special jury will check all the accepted contributions and the best posters will be awarded with a best-poster certificate.

A demo is an interactive demonstration of a completed or ongoing research effort, in the form of software or any working prototype or technical solution of direct relevance to HCI. We welcome demos from students and researchers in all stages of their careers.
We particularly encourage undergraduate students and authors of accepted full and short papers to contribute their demos.
Demo submissions will be published in the main conference proceedings.
An appealing and innovative demonstration presents an opportunity to display further and disseminate your research and attract attendees’ participation. Note that demos must be about research: the track is not meant for presenting commercial products. Business-related visibility is achieved via sponsorship. Demos can have been presented elsewhere.

Posters and demos will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.


In particular, but not exclusively, we solicit submissions related to the conference’s main topics:

  • methods, approaches, and systems relating to the Human and the AI;
  • innovative AI-based interfaces and interactions empowering humans, and;
  • experiences in good and bad practices in applying AI to the interaction.

You may refer to the main call for papers for a more detailed list of topics of interest.

Submission instructions

Poster submissions must be between 2 and 4 pages (+1 for references), not anonymized. The poster should have “Poster:” at the beginning of the manuscript’s title.

Demo submissions must be between 2 and 4 pages (+1 for references), not anonymized. The demo should have “Demo:” at the beginning of the manuscript’s title. The submission must also outline how the authors plan to present their work, with a description of any special equipment for setup that will be required.

All submissions must be formatted according to the ACM single column submission template, available for Word and LaTeX.
Word template. Download and use the most recent Submission Template from the ACM website.
LaTeX template. There are two alternatives:

For further specifications concerning the ACM format for manuscripts, please, refer to the ACM website.

Manuscripts, in PDF format, must be uploaded via Easy Chair by selecting the proper track (“posters and demos” submissions).

Presentation format

At least one author of a demo or a poster must register to the conference. Authors will be assigned a time and location to present their posters and demos to CHItaly.

Posters should include (1) the title, authors’ names, and affiliations, (2) a concise overview of the research, (3) clear illustrations of key aspects of the poster, and (4) a compelling visual design. Posters might also include QR codes to link to online materials (e.g., scenario videos, interactive prototypes).

Demos will be presented according to the plan included in the related submissions.

Posters and demos will also have a 1-minute presentation at the plenary session in addition to the dedicated sessions. The presentation must be supported by 2 slides: a title-slide and a slide with the content.

Main Deadlines (AoE)

Submission deadline: June 20th 25th, 2023 (EXTENDED)
Notification: July 15th, 2023
Camera-ready deadline: July 31st, 2023
Deadline for sending the slides for the 1-minute presentation: September 15th, 2023

Paper Chairs

Anna Spagnolli (Università di Padova)
Alberto Monge Roffarello (Politecnico di Torino)


Submit on EasyChair by selecting the “posters and demos” track: