Welcome to TEI 2020

TEI 2020 is the 14th annual conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. It will be held on 9-12 February 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

The ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) addresses issues of human-computer interaction, novel tools and technologies, interactive art, and user experience. The work presented at TEI has 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.

Registration info is now available, and registration has opened!

Future Bodies, Future Technologies

Our theme for 2020 is Future Bodies, Future Technologies. The theme invites us to speculate on a vision of how technologies could interact and interweave with our future bodies. We consider technologies in the broadest sense: from ancient Greek definitions of skill, craft, and techniques to capabilities provided by practical application of computational, electronic and physical materials. The notion of bodies is an expanded one, encompassing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions, and how we are socially situated in a complex and contested set of realities and world views. Future Bodies, Future Technologies looks at the intermingling and reconfiguration of old and new, traditional and unorthodox, human and non-human towards new forms and possibilities. When designing the future of tangible, embedded and embodied interaction, we are also designing our bodies of the future.

See you in Sydney, Australia

The main venue for the conference is at the University of Technology Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and IT building. It is conveniently located a five-minute walk from Sydney’s Central station.

We have more detailed info on conference locations on the Venues page. Conference registration and fee information are available on the Registration page. Also, have a look at the program!

Bushfire concerns

As of today, the weather forecast by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology is indicating some relief and rain. Sydney, where the conference will be hosted, is a large city not in danger from the fires. There has been intermittent smoke-related air pollution from the fires depending on the direction of the wind, which is expected to ease.

At this point in time, the conference is going ahead and we expect that the weather and air quality conditions will improve and not be hazardous. We will continue to monitor the situation and publish updates. Please email the General Chairs if you have any questions or concerns via general_chairs@tei.acm.org.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Sydney!

Key dates

Papers submission deadlineAugust 10, 2019
Papers notification of acceptanceOctober 9, 2019
Other submissions deadlineOctober 12, 2019
Other notifications of acceptanceNovember 13, 2019
Student Design Challenge deadlineNovember 15, 2019
Papers camera-ready deadlineNovember 18, 2019
Student Volunteer applicationsNovember 30, 2019
Papers final notification of acceptanceDecember 1, 2019
Other submissions camera-ready deadlineDecember 8, 2019
Early bird registration deadlineJanuary 16, 2020
Conference datesFebruary 9-12, 2020

* Deadline times are in AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time