Important Dates

Demo proposals due March 17, 2023
Acceptance notificationsApril 28, 2023
Camera ready dueMay 12, 2023
Deadlines specified as midnight Anywhere on Earth time.


The DIS 2023 Demos track invites interface or system demonstrations, novel gadgets, techno-craft, and other interactive experiences that critically or creatively explore the conference theme of “Resilience.” These should rethink and challenge the conventional modalities of demonstration, preference will be for demos that involve and activate DIS participants, and that are physical and functional artifacts. Demo submissions should be exploratory, provocative, innovative and ambitious. Submissions are encouraged from a wide range of areas that may include HCI, Design and Digital media, and physical computing prototypes. Demos should ideally fit into the conference themes (recommendation not a requirement), including:

  • Critical Computing and Design Theory. Exploring the relationships among design inquiry, politics, aesthetics, ethics, and craftsmanship as well as unpacking the notion of criticality in design and computing.
  • Design Methods and Processes. Document, innovate and/or advance the methods and processes used across research and practice
  • Experience, Artefacts, and Technology. Explore new relationships and intersections amongst and between experiences, artefacts and technologies, and the ways in which meaningful and impactful interactions are designed, created and engendered
  • Change Through Design. What are the political, ethical, and moral dimensions of design? Who is allowed to participate in design processes, and who are our designs for?

Submission Details

Submissions to the Demo track for DIS2023 must be made through the Precision Conference submission system (PCS).

Submissions must include the following:

  • Extended Abstract. Demo abstracts are a maximum of six pages in length (including references). All submissions should be formatted using the ACM Primary Article Template AND Publication Workflow. All figures, tables, appendices, and a synopsis of less than 150 words, must fit within the six page limit. Proposers should use the one-column camera-ready version of the template; your extended abstract submissions should not be anonymised. References DO count towards the page limits. Submissions that are over the required length will be rejected. We encourage new demonstrations of work in progress or previously published work that was not presented in the demonstration format. Submissions will undergo juried review by the committee.
  • Demos Specification. A separate supplemental demo specification document as a PDF file in US Letter format, that describes the demo’s infrastructure and space requirements, as well as the indicative size and any unusual set up requirements. Specification to include up to four photographs or diagrams of set up of the demo, and should outline basic technical requirements needed. In addition, this document should detail any potential risks (e.g. safety) and how the demo intends to manage these risks. Note that successful applicants will be expected to bring all primary technical equipment required for the Demo.
  • Optional video (for review only). An optional video of up to 2 minutes length can be provided for review purposes only. In this case, authors must provide a less than 100 mb video file (in .mp4) in the auxiliary material or a link (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo) in the abstract (just before the References). The video may be password protected, in that case, please include the password with the link.
  • Accessibility requirements. DIS is a broad and inclusive community, and making your demo submission accessible will help promote equal participation from people with disabilities. The accessibility chairs have provided additional guidance on making submissions accessible that we encourage submitters to use when preparing their submissions. Please refer to the accessibility guidelines in the call for papers and pictorials for creating accessible submissions/PDFs and as well as guidelines for creating accessible figures and tables

Formatting your Submission

It is important that your submission is formatted correctly. Incorrectly formatted submissions might be rejected. Online guidance is available from the ACM: All paper submissions should be formatted using the templates described on this webpage, so please read the instructions here:

The ACM workflow requests authors to produce final publications (PDF and HTML5) by themselves using TAPS. Demos submissions must be submitted in PDF. First, authors prepare their manuscript in the designated one-column format in PDF using LaTeX or Word. LaTeX users should use

\documentclass[manuscript, review]{acmart}. 

Reviewers will review the papers in the one-column format.

Quick Links to Paper Templates

Demo Chairs

  • Nadya Peek, University of Washington
  • Clement Zheng, National University of Singapore