The Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY) is the international and interdisciplinary conference (by ACM SIGCHI) for researchers and professionals across all areas of play, games and human-computer interaction (HCI). We call this area “player-computer interaction”.

10-13 October 2023 – Stratford, Canada

In 2023, CHI PLAY will be hosted at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, located in Stratford, Ontario Canada, with a hybrid format.

CHI PLAY highlights and fosters discussion of current high-quality research in games and human-computer interaction as a foundation for the future of digital play. To this end, the conference blends streams of academic research papers, interactivities, interactive play demos, a student game design competition, a poster session and industry insights.

CHI PLAY grew out of the increasing work around games and play emerging from the ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) as well as smaller conferences such as Fun and Games and Gamification. CHI PLAY is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). All accepted submissions will be distributed in the CHI PLAY Conference Proceedings available in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.

Important Dates

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

Submission DeadlineNotificationCamera-Ready DeadlineTrack
February 21st, 2023July 7th, 2023August 10th, 2023Full (journal) papers
June 22nd, 2023August 3rd, 2023August 24th, 2023Work in Progress
June 22nd, 2023August 3rd, 2023August 24th, 2023Perspectives on Play
June 22nd, 2023August 3rd, 2023August 24th, 2023Student Game Design Competition
June 22nd, 2023August 3rd, 2023August 24th, 2023Interactivity
June 22nd, 2023August 3rd, 2023August 24th, 2023Connections
June 22nd, 2023August 3rd, 2023August 31st, 2023Doctoral Consortium (Revised Video)
August 6th, 2023August 11th, 2023Student Volunteer application

Scroll to top