Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

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Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Logo of the 2011 conference
Abbreviation CHI
Discipline Human–computer interaction
Publication details
Publisher ACM SIGCHI
History 1982–
Frequency annual

The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) series of academic conferences is generally considered the most prestigious in the field of human–computer interaction and is one of the top ranked conferences in computer science.[1] It is hosted by ACM SIGCHI, the Special Interest Group on computer–human interaction. CHI has been held annually since 1982 and attracts thousands of international attendees. CHI 2014 was held in Toronto, Canada,[2] and CHI 2015 will be held in Seoul, South Korea.[3]


The CHI conference series started with the Human Factors in Computer Systems conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US in 1982. During this meeting the formation of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction (SIGCHI) was first publicly announced. ACM SIGCHI became the sponsor of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The first CHI conference was held in Boston, Massachusetts, US, in 1983. The second conference took place in San Francisco, in 1985.[4] Since then, CHI conferences have been held annually in spring each year. Until 1992 the conference was held in Canada or the US. In 1993 CHI moved to Europe for the first time and was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[5]

Over the years, CHI has grown in popularity. The 1982 meeting drew 907 attendees. CHI 90 attracted 2,314. Attendance has been fairly stable since then.[6] After the early years CHI became highly selective. Since 1993 the acceptance rate for full papers was consistently below 30 percent. After 1992 the average acceptance rate was around 20 percent. The number of accepted full papers is slowly increasing and reached 157 accepted papers with an acceptance rate of 22 percent in 2008.[7] CHI continues to grow, reaching over 3,300 attendees in 2013.[8]


The CHI conference consists of multiple tracks, including:

Past CHI conferences[edit]

Past[9] and future[10] CHI conferences include:

Year City Country Link
2017 Denver United States US TBC
2016 San Jose United States US
2015 Seoul South Korea South Korea
2014 Toronto Canada Canada
2013 Paris France France
2012 Austin, Texas United States US
2011 Vancouver Canada Canada
2010 Atlanta United States US
2009 Boston United States US
2008 Florence Italy Italy
2007 San Jose United States US
2006 Montreal Canada Canada
2005 Portland United States US
2004 Vienna Austria Austria
2003 Fort Lauderdale United States US
2002 Minneapolis United States US
2001 Seattle United States US
2000 The Hague Netherlands Netherlands
1999 Pittsburgh United States US
1998 Los Angeles United States US
1997 Atlanta United States US
1996 Vancouver Canada Canada
1995 Denver United States US
1994 Boston United States US
1993 Amsterdam Netherlands Netherlands
1992 Monterey United States US
1991 New Orleans United States US
1990 Seattle United States US
1989 Austin United States US
1988 Washington United States US
1987 Toronto Canada Canada
1986 Boston United States US
1985 San Francisco United States US
1983 Boston United States US
1982 Gaithersburg United States US


  1. ^ Conference Ranks
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  4. ^ Pemberton, Steven. "The CHI Conference: Interviews with Conference Chairs". SIGCHI year=1996 accessdate=29 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "Past CHI Conferences". CHI 2007 website. SIGCHI. 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  6. ^ Wixon, Dennis (2006). "CHI 2006 Registration Statistics". CHI 2007 website. SIGCHI. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  7. ^ "CHI: Papers Acceptance Statistics". ACM Digital Library. ACM. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
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  9. ^ "Past CHI Conferences". SIGCHI. 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
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