Full and Short Papers

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

July 21 July 30, 2021, 23:39 (anywhere on earth)

Author Notification

September 6, 2021

Camera Ready Deadline

September 27, 2021, 23:39 (anywhere on earth)

Speaker Presentation Information

We congratulate all papers accepted to the ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI 2021). SUI will be held virtually Tuesday, November 9th and Wednesday, November 10th. The symposium will feature full and short paper submissions. Papers are of variable length, with length based on the required detail for the contribution.

  • Full papers (normally 8 pages, maximum 10; excluding references) describe research or design work within the scope of spatial user interaction.
  • Short papers (up to 4 pages; excluding references) address the same topic, but may include preliminary results or conceptual ideas.

Accepted work will be archived in the ACM Digital Library, and will be provided as open-access for the first month following the symposium. Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission will be required to register to present at the symposium. If no author is registered by the early registration deadline, the accepted work will be withdrawn from the proceedings and digital libraries.

Submission Instructions

  • Submissions must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere and must not be under review by any other publication venue during SUI 2021’s reviewing period. Double submissions will be desk-rejected without review. In doubt, contact the program chairs or include a properly anonymized version of the competitive manuscript as supplementary materials.
  • All submissions should be prepared in the ACM SIG Proceedings format. For the Latex version, please use the sigconf template. We accept submissions in either dual-column or single-column ACM format; the page limits above are stated in dual-column format.
  • Submitted papers should be anonymous for the double blind reviewing process. We strongly encourage you to not anonymize citations to your own works. These should not be omitted, but referenced in 3rd person. For example, you can write "In a study by Jones et al. [1]..." and reference your own paper, instead of "In my previous work [1]...", with the reference listed as "[1] Blank for review."
  • Highly relevant references to accepted, but still unavailable (i.e., "in press") publications may be used, but should be included with author’s permission as supplementary materials.
  • Submissions should be made through the online submission system. Please specify the following submission options:
    Society: SIGCHI, Conference/Journal: SUI 2021, Track: SUI 2021 Papers

Common Topics in Spatial User Interaction

  • Spatial interaction techniques
  • Spatial user interface metaphors
  • Spatial input devices and technology
  • Interaction in mixed, augmented, and virtual reality
  • Evaluation methods for spatial user interaction
  • Collaborative interaction in 3D space
  • Design and user experience (UX) for spatial user interaction
  • Applications of human spatial perception to interaction
  • Adaptive and perceptual-inspired spatial user interaction
  • Applications of spatial UIs, such as games, entertainment, CAD, education
  • Gesture-based spatial interaction
  • Tangible spatial user interaction
  • Multi-touch technologies for spatial user interaction
  • Desktop interfaces for spatial interaction
  • Multisensory and other novel forms of spatial user interaction

Questions should be directed to the SUI 2021 Program Chairs through email: program@sui.acm.org.

Program Chairs


Gerd Bruder

University of Central Florida, USA

Thammathip Piumsomboon

University of Canterbury,
New Zealand

Benjamin Weyers

University of Trier, Germany