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NordiCHI 2022 welcomes submissions for panels. The panels track seeks to offer conference attendees an opportunity to participate in a dialogical space to discuss novel areas, controversial ideas and hot topics in human-computer interaction. In a panel, assumptions about a topic are productively challenged, diverse perspectives are represented, and the format encourages engagement and dialogue. A panel should seek to arrive at new understandings through dialogue and interaction amongst and between panel members and audience members. Ideally, a conversation or discussion in a panel interweaves with the very fabric of the rest of the conference, sparking conversations (but not necessarily controversies) in coffee breaks and amongst conference participants.

Panels are 60-90 minute sessions that involve significant interaction with audience members. A Panel can come in many forms, but often the sessions include a group of experts invited to debate a topic or theme, enact some aspect of their expertise, or reflect on and compare their diverse experiences. Panels should also include involvement from the audience, often through questions and answers, voting or critique of the experts’ presentations, and so forth.


Important dates:

•    Submission deadline: June 1st, 2022 (16h CET)

•    Author notification July 1st, 2022

•    Camera-ready deadline August 15th 2022 (16h CET)

Submission Process

The Panel proposal must be submitted as a single PDF file via email to panels@nordichi2022.org by June 1st, 2022. The proposal must have the following two distinct sections, each written according to the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format:

Part 1. The Extended Abstract

The Extend Abstract part of the submission material consists of a 4-page extended abstract in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format. The extended abstract should include the title; the name and affiliation of the organizer(s), as well as each proposed invited participant. Only include the invited participants who have confirmed their participation. Within the limits of 4 pages you should summarize the lessons or experiences you hope to convey in the session. This should include the topic(s) to be covered, as well as contrasting or controversial perspectives on the topic(s). Your extended abstract must stand alone; readers must be able to get something out of the abstract even if they do not attend the interactive session.

Part 2. The Session Proposal

Along with your extended abstract, you must develop a session proposal of up to 8 pages. This proposal will not be distributed but will be used by the reviewers to judge the suitability of your concept as an interactive session.

Thus, it should address a number of issues, including:

  • The main topic(s) to be presented, debated, discussed, enacted, etc.
  • Who will participate, why these people, what qualifications they bring, etc. In this proposal document, you may include participants who you hope to recruit but have not yet confirmed participation.
  • The session format – who will moderate it and how, the invited participants’ role, other roles, the audience role
  • Logistics we need to consider to host the session (e.g., special seating or A/V, audience size limitations, use of student volunteers, expectations about attendee background or interests, etc.)
  • Any other considerations that will help reviewers appreciate your concept.
  • Regardless of the topic, all session proposals should include a plan for engaging audience members in the interaction and minimize actual presentations.

Selection Process

Panel submissions will be juried. Co-Chairs will invite external members to evaluate proposals. We plan to include 2-3 Panels in the NordiCHI’22 program. Panels present ideas that are novel, topical, controversial, or engaging for other reasons to the audience, inspiring the audience to respond and further elaborate the ideas. The review criteria will consider the extent to which the session proposes:

  • One or more topics likely to evoke a lively response from the NordiCHI attendees
  • Invited participants who will contribute unique perspectives, content, or other interactive content to the
  • session
  • A well-organized and feasible session plan
  • A clear mechanism for audience engagement and interaction
  • Useful and interesting contributions to HCI


Accepted panel submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the NordiCHI 2022 Adjunct Proceedings.

Chairs: Dag Svanæs and Lone Koefoed Hansen

Contact: panels@nordichi2022.org