The Interactivity track is an opportunity for researchers, designers and artists within the wider CHI PLAY community to showcase their work in a hands-on setting that gives conference attendees the opportunity to explore and discuss their systems. We are looking for submissions that push the boundaries of playful human-computer interaction through technical advancement, innovative interaction concepts, or stimulate artistic and critical reflection through design.

The Interactivity track at CHI PLAY invites submissions in two main categories, research and design. Submissions to the research category are expected to make a contribution to our understanding of how humans interact with playful technologies, which needs to be evidenced by thoroughly situating results in previous research in our field when preparing the extended abstract. Submissions to the design category are expected to provide an experience that engages conference attendees and stimulates conversation; in their abstract submission we expect authors to describe and reflect on the expected experience.

We especially encourage authors to submit games and interactive experiences that have the potential to be played by the audience during a live-demo session such as browser-based experiences.

Interactivity papers are archived in the ACM Digital Library in the CHI PLAY 2021 Extended Abstracts.


Up to 8 pages in ACM Primary Article Template, single column manuscript style.

CHI PLAY 2021 will use the new ACM Primary Article Templates; detailed instructions on formatting can be found at Authors should submit manuscripts for review in a single column format, which is available for Word and LaTeX (use the “manuscript” call to create a single column format, rather than “acmsmall”). If you are using the ACM LaTeX Overleaf template, please select the “ACM Journals – New Primary Article Template”, not the “ACM Conference Proceedings ‘Master’ Template”.

Submit your work via Precision Conference System (PCS) 2.0

Important dates

(all times are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth or AoE):

July 16, 2021 Interactivity papers submission deadline
August 20, 2021 Notifications 
September 10, 2021 Camera Ready Deadline

Questions? Please contact the Interactivity Chairs at email