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    Designing Interactive Systems

    Brisbane | Australia

    June 4 – 8

DIS 2016 centres on designerly approaches to creating, deploying and critically reflecting on interactive systems

DIS est. 1995

Since 1995, the biennial ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) is the premier, international arena where designers, artists, psychologists, user experience researchers, systems engineers, and many more, come together to debate and shape the future of interactive systems design and practice. DIS is owned by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). In the past, DIS has been held in Ann Arbor (1995), Amsterdam (1997), New York (2000), London (2002), Boston (2004), State College (2006), Cape Town (2008), Aarhus (2010), Newcastle (2012), and Vancouver (2014).

Brisbane, Australia

DIS 2016 will be held at Queensland University of Technology’s picturesque Gardens Point Campus, in the Science & Engineering Centre, from 4 – 8 June 2016. The conference schedule comprises two days of pre-conference workshops and a doctoral consortium as well as three main conference days packed with peer reviewed paper presentations, demos, panel discussions, and invited keynote speakers of international standing. The social ambience of the conference consists of the welcome reception, the DIS Experience Night, the conference dinner, and the DIS After Party. Still haven’t had enough? Join us for the Queensland Design Policy Summit 9 June.


The DIS 2016 theme of “fuse” is about exploring the range of new possibilities along the human and technology spectrum – the blurring of any clear divides between analog and digital, atoms and bits, materiality and virtuality, art and design, academy and industry. From mobiles to wearables, bearables, and even injectables, technology is finding its way to be carried by us, on by, and inside us. At the same time do we welcome more and more robots and humanoids into our lives – from Furby, Roomba, Siri, to Jibo. Are we witnessing a fusion of the cyborg with the matrix? What does the future of interactive systems hold? Join us at DIS 2016 to find out.

What are you waiting for? CHI 2017??

Don’t wait! Early bird registration closes on 8 May 2016!

… and do invite your colleagues and students, too!

Important Dates

You must submit your Notice of Intent (NOI) to submit a Paper, Note or Pictorial to the PCS submission system by 10 Jan 2016. The NOI is an entry in PCS with tentative author names, title and abstract. You can make changes as many times as you like before the final submission deadline of 17 Jan 2016. Note that this represents a compromise between the tight review schedule this year and the submission deadline being close to the public holidays. There will be no further extensions!

Papers, Notes, Pictorials author notifications

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ACM Designing Interactive Systems

Brisbane, 4-8 June 2016, Brisbane, Australia


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