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Late-Breaking Work

Quick Facts

CHI 2024 will be a hybrid conference from May 11-16, 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Important Dates

All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. When the deadline is day D, the last time to submit is when D ends AoE. Check your local time in AoE.

  • Submission deadline: Thursday, January 25th, 2024
  • Notification: Thursday, February 29th, 2024
  • e-rights completion deadline: Thursday, March 7th, 2024
  • Publication-ready deadline (including optional Video previews): March, 21st, 2024
  • TAPS Closes: Thursday, March 28th, 2024
  • 3-minute video presentation (mandatory): Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Submission Details

Submission Format

  • Submissions can be up to 8 pages long (excluding references).
  • Optional Appendix up to 10 pages long.
  • Submissions are anonymous and should not include any author names, affiliations, and contact information.

Selection Process

Reviewed (see “Selection Process” below)

Update July 26, 2023

We recommend that authors read the following two policies before submitting:

  1. The April 2023 ACM Policy on Authorship and use of large language models (LLMs), and the SIGCHI blog post about it.
  2. The 2021 ACM Publications policy on research involving humans.

Message from the Late Breaking Works Chairs

The Late-Breaking Works (LBWs) track provides the CHI community with an opportunity to present new and exciting contributions that showcase innovative technologies, extend prior research conversations, detail short self-contained studies, or provide provocations for new work and ideas to emerge. We welcome submissions around a diversity of topics and methodologies. Examples might include:

  • An original and innovative technology, technique, or prototype with or without an accompanying evaluation
  • A short qualitative or quantitative study with a complete analysis
  • A “sequel” to a prior research contribution
  • A “prequel” to motivate or provoke novel conversations or future work
  • A theoretical or methodological contribution that provokes novel conversations for the discipline

We encourage all members of the CHI community and newcomers to submit Late-Breaking Works to elicit useful feedback, foster discussions, and share valuable and original ideas at the conference.

All LBW submissions are semi-archival. Authors may re-use and re-submit the content to other peer-reviewed venues (e.g., could be reused in a CHI 2025 full paper submission).


We are committed to making Late Breaking Work at CHI 2024 as sustainable as possible. While the in-person poster presentations will by necessity require travel and transport of some poster materials, we encourage presenters to:

  • Minimize resource use: Choose eco-friendly materials for your posters, e.g., use fabric for easier and more eco friendly transport. We also encourage the use of recycled paper and sustainable inks.
  • Recycle and dispose responsibly: Please make sure the posters are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, and collect the posters for cleanup after the session.

We note that the option of presenting the work asynchronously remotely will be provided for authors who are not attending the conference in person.

Preparing and Submitting Your Late Breaking Work

A Late Breaking Work must be submitted via the PCS Submission System. The submission must have a paper, and can include an optional appendix.

  • Paper. The primary submission material consists of an extended abstract in the ACM Master Article Submission Templates (single column; up to 8 pages, excluding references).
  • Appendix (optional) The page limit for the appendix is 10 pages.
  • information that is essential to the understanding of the paper (e.g. study protocol, statistical analysis, etc.), in which case, this should be indeed included in the paper and will count towards the page limit
  • supplementary material that is not needed to get a good understanding of the paper, but may provide additional details, e.g. for replication. That kind of material may be included in the supplementary material part (not in the main paper) and as such do not count towards the page limit.
    Please keep in mind that reviewers are not expected to have to check the supplementary material to get a good understanding of the potential study, analysis or results.

Metadata Integrity

All submission metadata, including required fields in PCS like author names, affiliations, and order, must be complete and correct by the submission deadline.  This information is crucial to the integrity of the review process and author representation.  No changes to metadata after this deadline will be allowed.


Authors are strongly encouraged to work on improving the accessibility of their submissions before peer review begins, using recommendations found in the Guide to an Accessible Submission for their paper and in the technical requirements for video content for their video. For any questions or concerns about creating accessible submissions, please contact the Accessibility Chairs at accessibility@chi2024.acm.org.

Selection Process

LBWs submissions are reviewed through a Reviewed process, and receive light feedback from reviewers. The criteria for evaluation are as follows:

  • Contribution of the LBW to CHI 2024: Does this work present research contributions or ideas that will stimulate interesting conversation among CHI attendees?
  • Significance: How important is the problem or question that this submission addresses? Is there an audience at CHI that would find this work influential and/or compelling?
  • Originality: How does the work build on, or speak to, existing work in the area? Does it make a novel contribution?
  • Validity: How well are the chosen methods described and justified within the submission?
  • Clarity: How clear, understandable, and targeted is the writing? To what extent does the abstract conform to all formatting requirements and the 8-page limit?

The submission should contain no sensitive, private, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at the time of publication. All submissions are considered confidential during review. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity.

If you are not familiar with LBW submissions, you can find previously published extended abstracts on the ACM Digital Library for reference: CHI 2020 Extended Abstracts (see section “SESSION: Late-Breaking Works”).

Upon Acceptance of your LBW

The corresponding author of a conditionally accepted paper has to follow the instructions on preparing and submitting a final version by the Publication-Ready Deadline. If the authors cannot meet these requirements by the Publication-Ready deadline, the venue chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program. The publication-ready version has to follow the LaTeX and Word templates from ACM. Should you need technical assistance, please direct your technical query to: publications@chi2024.acm.org.

Authors of accepted submissions will receive short feedback on changes to be made to their LBWs for the publication-ready deadline. They are encouraged but not required to make edits to their submissions before submitting publication-ready versions of the same.

Video Previews

Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to submit a 30-second video preview summarizing the paper; this is optional, but highly encouraged, as it will increase the visibility of the work before and at the conference, and in the ACM digital library in perpetuity. See the technical requirements and guidelines for videos at CHI. Keep in mind the deadline for submitting your video preview. Video previews count towards the total submission size of 100MB, so we recommend that the publication-ready submission not exceed 80MB.

Poster Presentations

Authors will be assigned a time and location to present their poster to CHI 2024 attendees. Posters should include (1) the title, authors’ names, and affiliations, (2) a concise overview of the research, (3) clear illustrations of key aspects of the LBWs, and (4) a compelling visual design. Posters might also include QR codes to link to online materials (e.g., scenario videos, interactive prototypes). At the conference, no power outlets, nor any audiovisual/competing equipment will be provided. At least one author must be in attendance (in person or remote) to present the poster.

At the Conference

Authors of Late Breaking Works are not required to travel to CHI 2024 to publish their late breaking work.  Accepted authors must present their work at the conference synchronously in-person or asynchronously remotely.  All accepted authors are required to upload a video presentation of up to 3 minutes in duration.  See technical requirements for video content at CHI.

After the Conference

Accepted Late Breaking Works will be published as CHI Extended Abstracts in the ACM Digital Library.