Call for Papers

With more than 800 participants in the past years, Mensch und Computer is one of the largest conferences in the field of human-computer interaction in Europe. Every year the conference attracts participants from science and industry. This year’s program again consists of the scientific track “Human-Computer Interaction” (HCI) and the practitioner track “Usability Professionals” (UP).

We welcome contributions from academics and practitioners in the form of long papers, short papers, demos, workshops, tutorials, and doctoral colloquiums. To strengthen the international profile of the conference, we welcome and encourage submissions and presentations in English. Although the main conference language is traditionally German parts of the program are in English (e.g., keynotes, invited talks, selected talks).

The scientific long and short papers are published in the ACM Digital Library and each receives its own Digital Object Identifier (DOI). All accepted contributions will also be published, as before, in the Digital Library “Mensch-Computer Interaktion” of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (Society for Computer Science) as open access publications.

Important Dates/Deadlines

TrackContribution TypeSubmission*Acceptance Notice*Camera-Ready Deadline*
HCIWorkshopsMarch 14, 2023March 28, 2023July 20, 2023
HCIFull PapersApril 4, 2023June 1, 2023June 29, 2023
HCIShort PapersJune 12, 2023July 3, 2023July 20, 2023
HCITutorialsJune 12, 2023July 3, 2023July 14, 2023
HCIDemosJune 12, 2023July 3, 2023July 14, 2023
HCIDoctoral ColloquiumJune 26, 2023July 17, 2023August 5, 2023
HCIStudent Research CompetitionJune 26, 2023July 17, 2023August 5, 2023
HCIStudent VolunteersJune 26, 2023
*All deadlines are AoE

TrackContribution TypeSubmission Abstract*Notification*Deadline Paper*
UPWorkshops/TutorialsJuly 03, 2023July 17, 2023August 14, 2023 (optional)
UPPresentationsJuly 03, 2023July 17, 2023August 14, 2023 (optional)
UPWorking GroupsJuly 03, 2023August 14, 2023 (optional)
UPBarcampJuly 03, 2023October 18, 2023 (optional)
*All deadlines are AoE

Conference Date and Location

3. – 6. September, at the OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences Campus Rapperswil (SG) at the Zürichsee, Switzerland

Main Topics of Mensch und Computer 2023

Methodology and Modeling
  • Adaptive User Interfaces
  • User Modeling
  • Agile Methods
  • User Experience and Usability Research
  • Novel Evaluation Methods
  • Prototyping and Interaction Modeling
  • User Experience Design
  • Crisis Proof User Studies
Application Areas
  • Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
  • Interaction with Embedded and Ambient Systems
  • Smart Homes
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • CSCW and Social Computing
  • Digital Humanities and UX
  • Entertainment Computing
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality
  • Virtual Characters and Avatars
  • Gamification and Serious Games
  • Usable Safety and Security
  • Health and Well-being
  • Learning Technologies
Interaction Techniques
  • Tangible Interaction
  • Haptics, Touch, and Gestures
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Look, Point, Touch – Multi-Device Interaction
  • Mobile Interaction Techniques
  • Eyetracking und Gaze Interaction
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Wearable und Nomadic Computing
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Assistive Technologies / Accessibility
Reflection And Perspectives: Individuals And Society
  • Affect, Aesthetics, and Emotion
  • Designing for Gender and Diversity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Refugee Informatics
  • Economic Perspectives of UX
  • Fairness, Ethik
  • Universal Design
  • The role of HCI in times of crisis
  • User studies in times with contact restrictions (COVID-19)

Visa Information

If you are a non-EU citizen, please check if you need a visa for entering Switzerland and the Schengen Area. A list of citizens of countries that need a visa can be found here: Do I need a visa?