Case Studies

Call for participation

NordiCHI 2020 invites original case-study articles of the highest international standard, presenting original work that significantly contributes to moving the field of Human-Computer Interaction forward through the advancement of theory, methodology, or practice, in relation to:

  • Future scenarios
  • Local Development
  • Digital society
  • Industry applications
Future scenarios

Papers submitted as future scenarios explore the design of design fictions. Papers can present a future scenario in the form of e.g. a short story presenting a socio-technical situation of an imagined future, a theoretical contribution describing a type of fiction and related work, use of future scenario in design. Papers can also present lessons learned in relation to for example: crafting scenarios for a specific outcome; the use of scenarios as inspiration for design; the crafting, use, and outcome of your particular scenario.

Local development

Papers in local development sub-theme can focus on community grounded case studies where partnerships between communities and other stakeholders have been established to situate the ICT developments within the communities’ framework. We encourage submitting case studies presenting models, evaluation criteria, methods and tools and their situated appropriateness.

Digital society

Digital Society papers are encouraged to elaborate on the methodological changes about the development of socio-technical systems. We encourage submitting case studies of the models, methods and tools describing how to elicit and design the societal values in the digitally transforming society.

Industry applications

Industry applications are the venue for business practitioners, organisations and projects to present their concepts, products and services. In the industry applications track we welcome submissions from the area of design (UX, service, interaction, visual etc), user research, technical development, product/project management, entrepreneurship, communication, strategy and more. An industry application submission may tell a story of any phase of concept or product development process.


Mentoring is available for authors seeking to submit case-study articles. Please do not hesitate to contact the chairs through indicating which of the above four topics you’re interested to contribute.

Important Dates

Please note that the deadlines are firm and will not be extended.

May 4th '20

Case Studies
Submission deadline for case-study articles

June 23rd '20

Notifications regarding case studies sent to all authors

September 7th '20

Publication ready
Deadline for all submissions

Submission Details

Online Submission


Submission format

Please note that ACM has recently modified its Publication Workflow and Article Templates for the submission and publication process (see Authors must write and submit their papers using the single-column "Review Submission Format".

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors for detailed guidance on the selection of the correct templates, preparation of your manuscript for review and publishing the final version of your paper.

Case-study articles are 4-12 page paper describing your case study. Case studies can include the following sections:

  • Abstract
  • ACM Classification
  • Author Keywords
  • The settings: what is the context of the case study
  • The process: What we did? How we did it?
  • Findings: What we learnt?
  • Discussion: What it means, how others might use the findings, implications for practice (Answering: so what?)
  • Conclusion & What’s next

Submission of video material to accompany case-study articles is encouraged in all cases.

NordiCHI anonymisation policy is the same as for the CHI conference and it states: authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper, as noted in the submission instructions (Note: changing the text colour of the author information is not sufficient). Also, please make sure that information that may identify you does not appear in the document's meta-data (e.g., the “Authors” field in your word processor's “Save As” dialogue box). Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors' discretion. We do expect that authors leave citations to their previous work un-anonymised so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account by the authors. However, authors are encouraged to cite their own work in the third person, for example, avoiding “As described in our previous work [10],…” and using instead “As described by [10],…”

Selection Process

Case-study articles are peer-reviewed in a double-blind review process.

Technical setup at the conference

Case-study articles will be presented during the conference. Depending on the number of submissions, presentations will-be clustered in dedicated case-study sessions or highlighted as Case-Study Presentations. A video projector and sound system will be available.


Case-study articles will appear in the Proceedings of NordiCHI 2020, which will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Video materials will be published as source material in the ACM Digital Library.

Authors of accepted case-study articles must present at the NordiCHI 2020 Conference, and register for the NordiCHI 2020 conference.


We hope you will join us in Tallinn in October 2020!

Case studies chairs
Åsa Cajander (University of Uppsala)
Kai Pata (Tallinn University)
Anne Marie Kanstrup (Aalborg University)
Tariq Zaman (University College of Technology Sarawak)