Past UI Events – 2012

Updated: November 30, 2012

Title of Event
Deadlines, Registration
IADIS ITS 2012 November 28-30, 2012 Perth, Australia

The IADIS International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society 2012 (ITS 2012) aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet as well as to assess the influence of Internet in the Information Society.


  • September 28, 2012
Future of Web Design (FOWD) Prague November 27-29, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Future of Web Design (FOWD) is a first-class conference for web designers and front end developers, bringing you top speakers, the hottest topics and an unbeatable atmosphere. This year, we're in Prague for the very first time! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, FOWD is also joining forces with Future of Web Apps (FOWA) giving you two conferences for the price of one!
(From Website, adapted)
CMS/DITA Europe 2012 November 12-13, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany Join theThe Center for Information-Development Management for the 8th Annual Content Management Strategies/DITA Europe Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
(From Website, adapted)


  • August 1, 2012
User Interface 17 Conference November 5-7, 2012 Boston, MA, USA Two days of intensive workshops and one day of short talks on UX processes, team-based techniques, and multi-device solutions. Prepare to bring home new inspiration to your designs.
(From Website)
HOW Interactive Design Conference West 2012 October 29-31 San Francisco, CA, USA HOW Interactive Design Conference West 2012: At the HOW Interactive Design Conference, experts like Jose Caballer, Christopher Butler and David Sherwin will help you transfer your print design skills to the web. You'll build on what you already know about design to expand your talents into web, digital, mobile and other interactive work.
(From Website)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting October 22-26, 2012 Boston, MA, USA

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting is the annual conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Submission deadlines:

  • The deadline for submitting a proposal was March 22, 2012.
  • Decision letters are scheduled to be sent in mid-May.
  • Final papers are due on or before July 16.


October 18-21, 2012 Madrid, Spain

The IADIS WWW/Internet 2012 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 aroused.  This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments.
(From conference announcement)

Submission deadlines:

  • August 31, 2012 (submissions)
Future of Mobile (FOM) London October 15-17, 2012 London, United Kingdom Future of Mobile (FOM) proudly presents 3-days of cutting edge mobile learning and inspiration. Join us for two action-packed conference days, followed by a day of in-depth workshops. This year, FOM joins forces with Future Of Web Apps – giving you 2 conferences for the price of one!
(From Website, adapted)
NordiCHI 2012 October 14-17, 2012 Copenhagen, Denmark

NordiCHI is: (1) The main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research, with the conference proceedings published by ACM. (2) A meeting place for people from a broad range of traditions and communities, concerned with humans in a world empowered by computer technologies. (3) Biannual, having previously been held in Stockholm (2000), Århus (2002), Tampere (2004), Oslo (2006), Lund (2008), Reykjavik (2010).
NordiCHI 2012 hat the motto: Making sense through design
(From Website, adapted)

Submission deadlines:

  • April 30, 2012 (full & short papers)
  • May 25, 2012 (workshop proposal/tutorials)
  • August 10, 2012 (Doctoral Consortium)
  • July 13, 2012 (Posters, demos, miscellaneous)
EuroIA Summit 2012 September 27 -29, 2012 Rome, Italy

Europe's eighth Information Architecture Summit: plenary speakers, educational track sessions, and networking in Information Architecture and interaction design. Keynote speakers: Gerry McGovern and Stephen P. Anderson. Organized under the auspices of the European Chapter of ASIS&T (

Deadlines, Registration:

  • Early Bird registration until 31 August
Best Practices Conference 2012 September 10 -12, 2012 Monterey, CA, USA Best Practices is the premier annual conference for managers of information development, training, and support.
(From Website, adapted)
Mensch & Computer 2012 September 9-12, 2012 Konstanz, Germany

Die Fachtagung Mensch & Computer 2012 in Konstanz nimmt die technologischen Entwicklungen der ltzten Jahre zum Anlass, um unter dem Motto "interaktiv informiert – allgegenwärtig & allumfassend!?" Beiträge von Forschern der Fachdisziplin "Mensch-Computer-Interaktion" zur Entwicklung von neuen Interaktionskonzepten vorzustellen und kritisch zu diskutieren.
(From Website, adapted)

Submission deadlines:

  • Papers (long, short): Mar 18, 2012
  • Posters: Mar 18, 2012
  • Workshops and tutorials: Jun 17, 2012
PDC 2012 August 12-16, 2012 Roskilde, Denmark

Join us in Roskilde, Denmark in 2012 to celebrate the 12th biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC), which has the conference theme "Embracing New Territories of Participation".
With firm roots in the original Participatory Design focus on involving people in the introduction of technology into their work, the theme of the next PDC conference invites us to explore traditional fields of participatory design as well as emerging areas, field, arenas and forms of participation.
(From Website, adapted)

Submission deadlines:

  • Feb 3, 2012 (submissions)
  • Jun 1, 2012 (final version)
SIGGRAPH2012 August 5-9, 2012 Los Angeles, CA, USA The SIGGRAPH conference attracts the most respected technical and creative people from all over planet Earth. The SIGGRAPH community includes people everywhere who are excited by research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web. SIGGRAPH 2012 is sponsored by The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
(From Website, adapted)
AHFE 2012 July 21-25 San Francisco, CA, USA The objective of the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2012 is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ergonomics, including, physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, social and organizational ergonomics, cross-cultural aspects of decision making, ergonomics modeling and usability evaluation, human digital modeling, healthcare and special populations, safety and ergonomics in manufacturing, human factors in transportation, affective and pleasurable design, and human side of service engineering.
(From Website, adapted)

Submission deadlines for abstract receipt:

  • Papers: Nov 15, 2011
  • Posters/Demos: Apr 15, 2012
  • SIGs: Nov 15, 2011
  • Tutorials: Nov 15, 2011
IHCI 2012 July 21-23 Lisbon, Portugal

The IADIS Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2012 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 conference announcement)

Submission deadlines:

  • April 30, 2012 (submissions)
  • May 25, 2012 (final version)
Minimalism Workshop June 19-20, 2012 Paris, France Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need – A JoAnn Hackos Workshop (held in French) n.a.
DIS 2012 June 11-15, 2012 (workshops 11-12, main conference 13-15) Newcastle, UK The ACM DIS conference on Designing Interactive Systems is the premier, international arena where designers, artists, psychologists, user experience researchers, systems engineers and many more come together to debate and shape the future of interactive systems design and practice. At DIS 2012 we will turn our focus to what happens when our interactive systems are used "in the wild". Join us to discuss the opportunities, issues and challenges of interactive systems when they are placed in the lived, everyday experiences of people, institutions and practices.
(From Website)
  • Full and short paper submission deadline: Jan 20, 2012
UPA International 2012 June 4-8, 2012 Henderson, NV, USA The UPA 2012 International Conference will explore all the opportunities usability professionals have to be leaders that shape not just human experiences, but also the business and technology world. Themes of influence, power, authority, and initiative will be prevalent as we develop strategies for encouraging Leadership in our field.
(from Ebsite, adapted)

Submission deadlines :

  • Oct 24, 2011
MWUX 12 May 31 - June 2, 2011 Columbus, OH, USA The Midwest UX Conference is a unique three-day event that combines inspiring talks with hands-on activities presented by a mix of regional professionals and international experts.
(From Website)
TestIstanbul 2012 May 24-25, 2012 Istanbul, Turkey Benefits of TestIstanbul 2012:
  • Unique theme, "Test Automation For a Better, Faster Software", which brings testers, business analysts, developers all together from all over the world
  • Gain insight about the market conditions and dynamics of EMEA region, the fastest growing region of the world
    (From Website, adapted)

Submission deadlines:

  • Dec 15, 2011 (abstract papers)
  • Jan 20, 2012 (notification of acceptance)

CHI 2012 May 5-10, 2012 Austin, TX, USA The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction.  CHI 2012 focus on the centrality of experience – from the models, theories and practical insights we need to understand and design for user experience to the irreplaceable value of experiencing innovation in our field through hands-on interactivity.
(From Website)

Submission deadlines:

  • Sep 23, 2011 (papers and notes)
  • Sep 30, 2011 (courses)
  • Oct 7, 2011 (others)
  • Jan 13, 2012 (special submissions)
UX Immersion Conference 2012 April 23-25 Portland, OR, USA

You're about to see a project we've been working on for several months. A brand new conference bringing the newest, most critical thinking around two separate and important topics: mobile design and the Agile process.
These experts will dive deep and get to the nitty-gritty details that will make you a stronger and more valuable UX Pro.
(From announcement, adapted)

Content Management Strategies/DITA North America April 23-25 La Jolla, CA, USA

Three tracks are planned for the 2012 Content Management Strategies/DITA North America conference: management, technical, and authoring. Please indicate to which track you believe your presentation belongs.
The conference is directed towards managers and information developers who are working on single-sourcing projects, developing content-management systems, or moving content towards XML. Our attendees are at various levels of experience with content reuse.
(From Website, adapted)

Call for speakers extended to Dec 20, 2011
WWW 2012 April 16-20, 2012 Lyon, France

The World Wide Web Conference is the global event that brings together key researchers, innovators, decision-makers, technologists, businesses, and standards bodies working to shape the Web. Organized by IW3C2 since 1994, the WWW conference is the annual opportunity for the International community to discuss and debate the evolution of the Web.

Submission deadlines:

  • Nov 1, 2011 (abstracts)
  • Nov 7, 2011 (full papers)
Minimalism Workshop March 27-28, 2012 Waterloo, ON, Canada Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need – A JoAnn Hackos Workshop n.a.
IA Summit 2012 March 21-25, 2012 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA The Information Architecture Summit is the premier gathering place for information architects and other user experience professionals. It’s grown from a special interest group’s efforts to define an emerging field, to a rich and expanding community of practice, shaping and informing multiple disciplines.

Submission deadlines:

  • Sep 16, 2011 - Ja 15, 2012 (posters)
IADIS International Conference e-Society 2012 March 10-13, 2012 Berlin, Germany The IADIS e-Society 2012 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)

Submission deadline:

  • Nov 28, 2011
Minimalism Workshop March 6-7, 2012 Natick, MA, USA Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need – A JoAnn Hackos Workshop n.a.
TEI 2012 - Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference February 19-22, 2012 Kingston, ON, Canada

TEI 2012 is the sixth 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)

Submission deadlines:

  • Sep 1, 2011 (papers and studio)
  • Nov 1, 2011 (others)
Minimalism Workshop February 19-22, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need – A JoAnn Hackos Workshop n.a.
International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) February 14-17, 2012 Lisbon, Portugal

IUI 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)

Submission deadlines:

  • Oct 21, 2011 (papers)
  • Nov 15, 2011 (demos)
CSCW 2012 February 11-15, 2012 Seattle, WA, USA CSCW is a premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, and communities. CSCW encompasses both the technical and social challenges encountered when supporting collaboration.
(From Website)
  • Title and Abstract: May 27, 2011
  • First version: Jun 3, 2011
  • Revisions: Aug 29, 2011
  • For further details see the Website
Interaction 12 (IxDA 2012) February 1-4, 2012 Dublin, Ireland Interaction is the annual conference of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 25,000 members worldwide.
(From Website)

Submission deadlines:

  • Juli 31, 2011 (papers etc.)
ACHI 2012 January 30-February 4, 2012 Valencia, Spain The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2012)

Submission deadlines:

  • Submission (full paper): Sep 20, 2011
  • Notification: Oct 23, 2011
  • Registration: Nov 7, 2011
  • Camera ready: Nov 7, 2011


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