ACM TOCHI Special Issues


TOCHI special issues are an important mechanism for presenting a focused collection of significant work from areas of high innovation and activity to the CHI community. TOCHI considers only "open call" special issues; that is, special issues that are announced world-wide to all relevant scholars, that consider submissions from anyone, and that review submissions as rigorously as non-special issue submissions. TOCHI does not consider special issue projects that are workshop proceedings or that otherwise gather the work of a group of authors designated in advance.

Proposals for special issue projects should be submitted using Manuscript Central. Begin your submission as you would a paper, but select "Special Issue Proposal" from the drop-down menu on the first page of the submission form.

Proposals must include the following 6 components in one or more PDF files:

  1. Brief statement of the scope and focus of the special issue (less than 100 words; example PDF);
  2. Statement of why it is opportune to produce the special issue now (less than 500 words; example PDF);
  3. Statement of why the proposers are the right people to edit this special issue - including a summary of the proposers' editorial experience (example PDF);
  4. List of key potential submitters to/authors for the proposed special issue (example PDF);
  5. The "call for papers" that will be published and distributed world-wide to solicit papers for the special issue - this component should succinctly describe the technical focus of the special issue (less than 1000 words; example PDF);
  6. Schedule and plan for the special issue project (for example, stating where and when the "call for papers" will be distributed, whether authors will first submit abstracts, etc.; example PDF).

Calls For Papers

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