The aim of this page is to provide authors with an overview the schedule for papers. In sharing this we have two aims:
- to ensure that authors are aware of the review process for their paper.
- to provide an insight into how tight the timeframe is for all the required steps and enable an understanding of why shifts in dates are generally impossible.
SCs – Subcommittee Chairs
ACs – Associate Chairs
1AC – Primary AC (leading the review process)
2AC – Second AC
3AC – Third AC
CHI 2018 introduced changes to the CHI paper review process. If you have not submitted to CHI in recent years, you may find it useful to read more about what changed for CHI 2018: Recent Changes to the CHI Submission and Review Process.
CHI 2019 introduced some more changes to the submission and review processes: see here for more.
We expect in the region of 3,250 titles and abstracts to be submitted on the first deadline. Approximately 2,780 will turn into complete papers. This will require the production of at least 5,560 high quality external reviews + 2,780 high quality AC reviews + 2,780 high quality meta-reviews – a process that is locked in to be finalised within a very tight 11 week turn-around period if it is to meet the (fixed) publisher deadline.
- 2 papers chairs
- 35 sub-committee chairs
- 280 associate chairs who will manage approx 8 papers each as the Primary AC with three reviews and 8 more papers each as the Second AC
- ~5,000 reviewers
from the CHI community.
Overview of the schedule:
Note that the timeline only reflects the tasks up until the PC meeting. There are other tasks that follow (scheduling, production, etc) which have external deadlines.
|Friday, 14 Sep||
|Saturday, 15 Sep||Abstracts become visible to SCs.|
|before Monday, 24 Sep||
|Friday, 21 Sep||Material submission deadline|
|Saturday, 22 Sep –Sunday, 23 Sep||
|Monday, 24 Sep –Tuesday, 25 Sep||
|Saturday, 22 Sep –Wednesday, 26 Sep||
|Wednesday, 26 Sep||
|Wednesday, 26 Sep –Tuesday, 2 Oct||
|Wednesday, 3 Oct||Batch release of review requests to reviewers. We will release all of the review requests to reviewers at the same time, to give ACs a fair chance of getting who they want as reviewers.|
|Wednesday, 3 Oct –Wednesday, 31 Oct||
|Thursday, 1 Nov||
|Friday, 2 Nov||
|Friday, 9 Nov||
|before Tuesday, 13 Nov||
|Tuesday, 13 Nov||
|Tuesday, 13 Nov||Hard deadline for all reviews (external, 1AC, 2AC, 3AC), except 3AC reviews assigned after 1AC meta-review are complete.|
|Thursday, 15 Nov||Reviews released to authors for rebuttal.|
|Wednesday, 21 Nov||Author rebuttals due.|
|Monday, 26 Nov||Deadline for 3AC reviews (assigned after 1AC meta-reviews are in). 1ACs re-engage reviewers, 2AC, 3AC, in discussion of each submission, as needed, and ensure that reviewers update their reviews to acknowledge rebuttals. If rebuttal affects scores, the scores should change during the discussion period, which ends 4 Dec.|
|before Tuesday, 4 Dec||
|before Friday, 7 Dec||
|Friday, 7 Dec –Saturday, 8 Dec||
Note that the timeline only reflects the tasks up until the PC meeting. There are other tasks that follow (scheduling, production, etc.) which have external deadlines.