Welcome to TEI 2020

TEI 2020 is the 14th annual conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. It was 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.

Future Bodies, Future Technologies

Our theme for 2020 was 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.

Thank you for joining us in Sydney, Australia

The main venue for the conference was at the University of Technology Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and IT building. The TEI Art Exhibition at the Tin Sheds Gallery opened to the public between 11am-5pm during the conference. Thus, you could visit at no cost from Monday 10 February until Wednesday 12 February 2020.

The program is still online for review.

TEI 2020 is over, Long live TEI 2021!

The 15th edition of TEI will take place in Salzburg, Austria, at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction of the University of Salzburg. The general conference chairs, Martin Murer (University of Salzburg) and Martin Kaltenbrunner (UFG Linz), are working to give you an exciting program for 14-17 February 2021. More details and a dedicated TEI 2021 website will follow soon.

Key dates for TEI 2020

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