5th Asian CHI Symposium

Online Virtual Symposium (previously Yokohama, Japan)

May 7th - 8th, 2021

Important Notes about Publications

All papers, except the ACM Digital Library-published papers (subject to approval from ACM), will be made available online here on the Asian CHI Symposium website to all registered attendees. We will publish the abstracts of the ACM Digital Library-published papers.


Please expect this to be ready by the end of June 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Welcome to the Asian CHI 2021 Symposium

 Asian CHI 2021 Symposium is inviting you to showcase the latest HCI work from anywhere in Asia, the Asian diaspora, and those focusing on incorporating Asian sociocultural factors in their design and implementation. This symposium aims to foster social ties among academics (researchers and students) and practitioners and continuously grow a research community in Asia.



The History

Asian CHI Symposium was initially a joint event between Southeast Asia and Japanese CHI Symposiums held at CHI conferences since 2017. Before the event 2017, many Asian symposiums, such as ASEAN, Japanese, and Chinese CHI Symposiums were held separately at CHI conferences since 2015. These events seeded the birth of the Asian CHI Symposium in 2017. 

In 2016, the key organizers of Southeast Asia and Japanese CHI Symposiums decided to start a joint symposium to be held in 2017 to grow the Asian HCI community bigger and increase the participation of younger researchers and practitioners Asian community at the CHI conference. 

Asian CHI Symposiums have successfully brought many Asian researchers and practitioners who never came to CHI, came to CHI for the first time, and shared and published their novel research ideas. Read more about the Evolution of the Asian CHI Symposium and the existing publications.



Asian CHI 2021

Asian CHI Symposium is no longer just a joint event between Southeast Asia and the Japanese CHI community. We aim to showcase the latest HCI work from anywhere in Asia, the Asian diaspora, and those focusing on incorporating Asian sociocultural factors in their design and implementation through this symposium. This symposium aims to foster social ties among academics (researchers and students) and practitioners and continuously grow a research community in Asia.

In 2020, we organized the Asian CHI Symposium 2020 virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic successfully. At CHI 2021, we will organize the second virtual Asian CHI Symposium online instead of in Yokohama, Japan. 

The accepted workshop proposal can be found here. If you are interested in submitting, please check this Call for Paper (English). Selected work will be published at ACM Digital Library (ISBN: 978-1-4503-8203-8).

If you are interested in submitting, please check this Call for Paper (English).

Important Dates

Round 1

Submission Deadline January 28th, 2021
Desk Reject Notification February 4th, 2021
Notification of Acceptance March 9th, 2021

Round 2

Submission Deadline February 25th, 2021
Showcase Submission Deadline March 4th, 2021
Desk Reject Notification March 4th, 2021
Notification of Acceptance April 9th, 2021

Publication-ready Deadline April 20th, 2021
Asian CHI Symposium 2021 May 7th - 8th, 2021