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The Halfway to the Future symposium explores the past, present, and future of themes driving key research in HCI and design. Each theme will be addressed by a dedicated panel anchored by one or more core panelist discussing one of their influential texts in light of subsequent developments:

Plurality of humanness

How do our identities shape how we design and receive technologies? How best to address/adapt to this knowledge in shaping our future? How do we do justice to diversity?

Provocation: Shaowen Bardzell reflecting on Feminist HCI: taking stock and outlining an agenda for design



How do we design for the planet and not just humans?

Provocation: Ron Wakkary reflecting on Things we could design: For more than human-centered worlds

Reflective Practices with AI

What role does and should machine ‘intelligence’ play in shaping the design of our future?

Provocation: Terry Winograd reflecting on Understanding Computers and Cognition

New ways of knowing

What are our ‘ways of knowing’ in HCI design research? How may they need to change and grow to address the themes above? 


Paul Dourish reflecting on Where the Action Is

Kristina Höök reflecting on Designing with the body: Somaesthetic interaction design

The provocations will be followed by presentations, drawn from submitted papers, of current related work and short future-oriented provocations and a panel discussion/Q&A seeking to shape the agenda of that research area in the years to come. The event will also include opportunities to show and share design work in conversational forums such as a poster session and informal demos. 

Submission Information

We invite papers (up to 6,000 words, excl. references) and pictorials (up to 8 pages, excl. references) addressing current work relating to the themes above, especially those building on or responding to the influential works to be discussed.

We also invite short papers (up to 2,000 words, excl. references) or pictorials (up to 4 pages, excl. references) looking towards the future of these themes. Papers can take the form of projected projects, design fictions, manifestos, or anything that fires your imagination. Accepted papers not chosen for panels will be invited to be presented in poster format. We will publish an edited volume of panel papers and online adjunct proceedings of papers selected for poster presentation.

For information on preparing a submission, including the templates to use, please read the submission guidance webpage. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field and the process will be double-blind. We will publish all accepted papers in the Halfway to the Future Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library, as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 15 June 22 (EoD AoE)
  • Notification: July 15 July 23 (EoD AoE)
  • Camera-ready submissions: August 10 (EoD AoE)
  • Deadline for confirmation of attendance (for panelists): July 31 August 15 (EoD AoE)
  • Early bird registration closes: August 31 September 15 (EoD AoE)
  • Registration closes: tbd

Deadline extended again 🙂

For questions about the submission themes, contact theme chairs:

For questions about the submission process, contact publication chairs: Chen Ji ( & Laia Turmo Vidal (

For questions about the conference format and logistics, contact general chairs: Katherine Isbister (, Ferran Altarriba Bertran ( & Stuart Reeves (

Submission Guidelines

HTTF 2024 adopts the formatting guidelines of ACM. Online guidance is available from the ACM: and https://

Authors submitting papers should prepare their manuscript in the designated single-column format in PDF using the existing LaTeX or Word templates:

For pictorial submissions we strongly advise using the InDesign template below. Alternatively, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint templates are also available as accessible options:

Submissions must be in PDF format.

Supplementary material (images, video, etc.) may optionally be submitted with papers, must be submitted as a single zip file, and must be no larger than 100MB. The supplemental materials will not be part of the conference proceedings, so they will only aid in the reviewing process.

Anonymization Policy

The reviewing process for HTTF 2024 will be double-blind. Thus, all submitted manuscripts should be appropriately anonymized to not reveal either the authors’ identities or institutions.

HTTF 2024 follows the ACM CHI Anonymization Policy for reviewing. Author identities, affiliations and other identifying data must be left blank (e.g. in the main page, title and headers). We expect authors to avoid descriptions in the body of text that reveal the authors’ names or affiliations (e.g. detailed descriptions of where the study was conducted, university names). Acknowledgment sections must not include at this stage information that can reveal the authors or institutions (e.g. references to specific supporting grants). Further, please make sure that any identifying information is removed from the document’s meta-data (e.g., the ‘Authors’ field in your word processor’s ‘Save As’ box).

Further suppression of identity in the body of the submission is left to the authors’ discretion. However, we do expect that authors refrain from anonymizing citations to their previous work, allowing reviewers to verify that all relevant research has been considered. Authors must cite their own work in the third person, for example, using "As described by Jones et al. [10]," rather than "As described in our previous work [10], ..."

Submitting your PDF Manuscript

The submission process will be handled through the EasyChair System. When creating a submission, authors should select in the system if their manuscript should be considered for the full papers or short papers track.

Once a submission is created, EasyChair allows authors to make changes to it until the deadline. HTTF 2024 submission deadline is June 15 (AOE).

Upon Acceptance of Your Paper

Information forthcoming.

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Instructions for Accepted Papers

Important note to authors about the new ACM open access publishing model

ACM has introduced a new open access publishing model for the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS). Authors based at institutions that are not yet part of the ACM Open program and do not qualify for a waiver will be required to pay an article processing charge (APC) to publish their ICPS article in the ACM Digital Library. To determine whether or not an APC will be applicable to your article, please follow the detailed guidance here:

Further information may be found on the ACM website, as follows:

Full details of the new ICPS publishing model:

Full details of the ACM Open program:

Please direct all questions about the new model to