AUIC 2015

16thAustralasian User Interface Conference

27th – 30th of January 2015

University of Western Sydney (UWS), Parramatta, Sydney, Australia

Parramatta skyline from the West, Photo by Gareth Edwards, Creative Commons Attribution


The Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC) is the forum for user interface researchers and practitioners at the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2015). AUIC provides an opportunity for workers in the areas of HCI, CSCW, and pervasive computing to meet with colleagues and with others in the broader computer science community.

For a summary of AUIC 2014, please see the Preface of the 2014 AUIC Proceedings.

Important Dates

(All deadlines are on the date specified at 11:59 pm in the UTC-12 timezone.)

Paper submission: extended to Monday, 1st of September 2014
Author notification: Tuesday, 7th of October 2014
Camera-ready copy submission: extended to Monday, 3rd of November 2014
Author registration: extended to Monday, 14th of November 2014
Early bird registration: extended to Monday, 15th of December 2014
Conference dates: 27th – 30th of January 2015

Call for Papers

We welcome original full papers no longer than 10 pages or short papers no longer than 4 pages describing research or innovative practice, and demonstrations. AUIC invites participation and submissions from researchers and practitioners with an interest in techniques, tools, and technology for improving user interfaces over a wide range of areas, including the following:

  • User interface architectures, tools, techniques, and technologies, and their use in complex systems
  • Usability and evaluations
  • Innovative applications and user interfaces, e.g., AR/VR, multimedia, and adaptive interfaces
  • Distributed interfaces, including the World Wide Web
  • HCI education
  • Ambient and highly mobile devices, e.g., PDAs, wearable computers
  • CSCW, group work, groupware, and computer-mediated human communication
  • Novel visual and graphical user interfaces
  • Novel applications using vision-based interfaces, accelerometers, and gyroscopes

The proceedings of this conference will be published by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in the CRPIT Series, with selected proceedings also appearing in the ACM Digital Library.

Doctoral Consortium

A Doctoral Consortium will be run on the day before the main conference (Tuesday 27 January 2015). PhD students are invited to submit a short paper no longer than 4 pages. These papers will go through the standard review process and ACSW will be advised of a selection of those for presentation at the Doctoral Consortium. There, the students will be able to pitch their project in a 3-minute thesis format. Since the papers will be reviewed as normal, albeit as a short paper, they will be published in the proceedings. Please follow the submission guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length for full papers, or 4 pages in length for short papers. The authors should conform to the formatting instructions specified on the CRPIT authors' page.

Papers are submitted as PDF documents through the EasyChair conference management system ( Each paper will be judged on its originality, significance, technical quality, relevance to AUIC, and presentation. The proceedings of this conference will be published by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in the CRPIT Series, with selected proceedings also appearing in the ACM Digital Library.

Please note that it is CRPIT policy that at least one author of all accepted papers to the conferences and workshops in the series would both register and present at the event concerned. Failure to do so without a reason acceptable to the organisers of the event will result in the paper being retrospectively withdrawn from both the proceedings and all citation sources. It is also CRPIT policy that all papers be original and not concurrently submitted elsewhere. Once again, we reserve the right to retrospectively withdraw a paper from the proceedings if we later find this not to be the case. By submitting to the conference, authors accept that they are aware of the Guidelines on Research Practice in Computer Science by the Computer Research and Education Association.

International Program Committee


Dr. Stefan Marks AUT University, New Zealand
Dr. Rachel Blagojevic Massey University, New Zealand

Program Committee

Prof. Robert Amor The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Craig Anslow University of Calgary, Canada
Prof. Mark Apperley The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Dr. Ahmed Sabbir Arif Ryerson University, Canada
Prof. Mark Billinghurst HITLab NZ, New Zealand
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Broll TU Ilmenau, Germany
Assoc. Prof. Paul Calder Flinders University, Australia
Dr. Kelvin Cheng National University of Singapore
Assoc. Prof. Sally Jo Cunningham The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Prof. Geraldine Fitzpatrick TU Vienna, Austria
Prof. Tom Gedeon Australian National University
Dr. Judith Good University of Sussex, UK
Prof. John Grundy Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Christof Lutteroth The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Michael Marner University of South Australia
Dr. Masood Masoodian The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Marcin Nowina-Krowicki Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Beryl Plimmer The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Helen Purchase University of Glasgow, UK
Prof. Dr. Andreas Rausch Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rist University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany
Dr. Haifeng Shen Flinders University, Australia
Dr. Ross Smith University of South Australia
Assoc. Prof. Maki Sugimoto Keio University, Japan
Dr. Robert J. Teather McMaster University, Canada
Dr. Stewart Von Itzstein University of South Australia
Dr. Gerald Weber The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Robert Wellington AUT University, New Zealand
Dr. Burkhard Wünsche The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Joanne Zucco University of South Australia