Important Dates

  • Updated: August 9th, 5pm HST. August 2nd, 2017: Submission deadline
  • October 21st, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • December 1st, 2017: Camera ready deadline
  • March 18-21, 2018: Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

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*Deadlines are in HST – Hawaii Standard Time

General Info

TEI 2018 is the 12th annual conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction.

The TEI conference has gained substantial visibility and activity over the past decade. It brings together researchers, practitioners, businesses, artists, designers and students from various disciplines, including engineering, interaction design, product design, computer science, and the arts. Application areas are diverse, including: human-augmentation, flexible and shape changing displays, haptic interaction, interactive surfaces, public art and performance; interactive robotics, games; learning; planning; automotive, fashion, sports, making, furniture, and architectural design; music and sound creation; as well as productivity and creativity tools in domains ranging from scientific exploration to non-linear narrative.

The intimate size of this single-track conference provides a unique forum for exchanging ideas and presenting innovative work through talks, demonstrations, posters, art installations and performances, and participating in hands-on studio/workshops. We invite submissions from all of these perspectives: theoretical, conceptual, technical, applied, or artistic.

Accepted submissions of all types will be included in the ACM digital library proceedings.

Suggested Topics – Postdigital Design

Authors are invited to submit high-quality work detailing original research that contributes to advancing this rapidly developing field. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

  • Novel interaction techniques that bridge the physical and digital worlds
  • Theoretical foundations, frameworks, and concepts
  • Flexible and shape changing displays
  • Wearable technologies beyond the smartwatch
  • Movement and choreography of interaction
  • Meta-studies on tangible and embodied interactions
  • Tools and toolkits for tangible and embodied interaction
  • Novel application areas; industrial applications and implications
  • Role of physicality in embodied sense-making (e.g., human perception, cognition and experience)
  • Methodologies specific to tangible and embodied interaction design/research (including design guidelines, methods, approaches, lessons learned)
  • Case studies and evaluations of working deployments
  • Tangible interaction for artistic and/or expressive systems
  • Philosophical, ethical and social implications
  • Key challenges and opportunities; proposals for research agendas and dissemination


Papers should be between 4 pages and 8 pages long (not including references) in the two-column ACM SIGCHI format. Details on the format is available on the Templates page.They must be in PDF file format. All papers will undergo the same review process and be published in the same way. Length must match the contribution, and the same general criteria hold for all papers. Regardless of length, a paper may be presented as a talk, demo and/or poster. When submitting your paper, we want to make tit clear that providing a supplementary two-minute video (if appropriate) will not only facilitate the review process, but also increase the visibility of the work, during and after the conference.

All work must be submitted electronically via the TEI new Precision Conference site. During submission, authors may propose the presentation format that they feel best suits their contribution, which may include multiple presentation forms. The available formats include:

  • Talk
  • Demo
  • Poster

Please do consider the most appropriate presentation format for your work. TEI is particularly strong in demonstrations and installations and encourages both by publishing their descriptions and videos in the full conference proceedings.

Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind process, and authors must ensure that their names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted papers. The author and affiliation sections of the ACM SIGCHI template must be left blank. In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to provide a camera-ready copy that includes this information, along with any recommended improvements as suggested by the reviewers.

Furthermore, all references should remain intact. If you previously published a paper and your current submission builds on that work, the reference – with authors – should appear in the references. Submission should not have blank references (e.g., “12. REMOVED FOR REVIEWING”). We encourage authors to refer to their previous work in the third person. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper, while encouraged, is left to the authors’ discretion.

TEI does not accept submissions that were published previously in formally reviewed publications or that are currently submitted elsewhere.


Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

File Size

Please note that the maximum size of your individual files submitted is 200 Mb. If your requirements exceed this limit, please contact the program chairs below to make alternative arrangements. It will be possible to submit large videos via a link to online content (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo).


One author of each accepted submission must register for the conference before the early registration deadline in order for the final paper version to be published in the conference proceedings. Papers will be published in the ACM digital library.

More Information

If you have further questions about Papers for TEI 2017, contact the Program Chairs Audrey Girouard & Jakob Tholander at