Speak out – the conferences want your papers!

With all the open calls for papers for various conferences, it is easier to blog about them than to tweet about them.

Why the call for papers?

Conferences are excellent opportunities to exchange knowledge with your peers. It's never too early or too late to share. Some even provide special student opportunities to encourage the new generation.

Think about it. If you pride yourself on being rather good at what you do, why not share that information with your professional colleagues? It is great for your career, but it is also great for your personal development.

Who wants these papers?

In semi-due-date order, we give you the conferences that have come to our attention:

  • Usability Professionals Association conference, Munich, Germany, 24-28 May 2010. Submissions due 11 September 2009.
  • Interaction 10 – IXDA, Savannah, GA, 4-7 February 2010. Submissions are due 15 September 2009.
  • WritersUA, Seattle, WA, 21 – 24 March 2010. Deadline for proposals is Saturday, 19 September 2009.
  • CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, Northridge, California, 22- 27 March 2010. Submissions are due Friday, 16 October 2009. PS it's the 25th CSUN annual conference.
  • CHI (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), Atlanta, GA, 10 – 15 April 2010. Read the submissions page because there are several categories, each with different dues dates. For example, Media Showcase (new this year), Doctoral Consortium, Panels, and Case Studies are due by 9 October 2009. Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Work-in-Progress, and alt.chi are due 4 January 2010.

Finally, there are a slew of conference listings on the iInteraction Design Community. Tons of HCI-oriented conferences are listed. You'll also discover that the KeyContent wiki calendar lists many conferences. Look for the ones that interest you and find out when papers are due. Conference websites tend to be similar from year to year. Find out whether they have a newsletter or a Twitter account so you can find out the moment they have a new call for papers.

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