This ACM Transaction seeks to be the premier archival journal in the multidisciplinary field of human-computer interaction. Since its first issue in March 1994, it has presented work of the highest scientific quality that contributes to the practice in the present and future. The primary emphasis is on results of broad application, but the journal considers original work focused on specific domains, on special requirements, on ethical issues -- the full range of design, development, and use of interactive systems.

Changes to Conference Presentations

You may be aware that in past years all accepted TOCHI papers were offered the opportunity to present at the next CHI conference. We are happy to announce that this policy is now expanding to include other ACM conferences, including CSCW and UIST. This list of conferences may expand to others associated with SIGCHI.

Each paper will have the opportunity to present at only one conference. Authors will choose their preferred conference shortly after their paper is accepted. For conferences other than CHI, a liaison from the conference will evaluate the paper to judge whether it has a topical match to the conference. In the (hopefully rare) event that the liaison feels there is not a match, then the authors will still have an opportunity to present at the CHI conference.

The recently approved SIGCHI policy on TOCHI presentations can be found here.

Changes to ACM Author Rights

New options for ACM authors to manage rights and permissions for their work: ACM introduces a new publishing license agreement, an updated copyright transfer agreement, and a new author-pays option which allows for perpetual open access through the ACM Digital Library. For more information, visit the ACM Author Rights webpage at