Due to the uncertainty around the COVID-19, the 2021 AfriCHI will be online

Due to multiple requests, the deadline for paper submission to the ACM AfriCHI has been extended to 13 December 2020. We invite you to submit both long and short papers. We are also receiving short paper submissions in the form of late-breaking papers, work-in-progress papers, and preliminary results papers. All accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library.

All potential authors who missed the deadline for abstract submissions can still submit their long and short papers.

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About AfriCHI


Our wish is to develop and sustain a unified forum and local expertise for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design (IxD) in Africa.

AfriCHI’s mission is to be a pan-African conference that brings together researchers, academics, practitioners, industry professionals and students who are African, are based in Africa or undertake or collaborate on HCI and Interaction Design projects about Africa. The conference showcases contributions on practical, technical, methodological, empirical and theoretical aspects on all topics related to HCI and Interaction Design from as many African countries as possible.


The conference aims to:

  • Promote collaboration, dialoguing and networking opportunities in HCI between International and African scholars, researchers, students, practitioners, and teachers across the sectors

  • Showcase research, design, methods, tools, and pedagogies already being carried out in Africa

  • Increase the visibility of African HCI and interaction design research and practice to the international HCI community and fellow Africans through the conference publications and other fora

  • Widen participation of Africans in international HCI fora.

  • Bring together researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals from across Africa in HCI, interaction design and allied disciplines 

  • Involve representatives from at least 70% of African countries

  • Increase geographical, cultural and linguistic access to those who cannot easily participate in HCI conferences beyond Africa, and enable those from beyond the continent to engage deeply with perspectives located in Africa.