German Pre-CHI 2024

April 25-26, 2024 – in Saarbrücken, Germany

Following the tradition of bringing the German HCI community and friends together before going to CHI, the German Pre-CHI 2024 will be hosted in Saarbrücken. The idea of the event is to provide an opportunity for researchers from Germany and neighboring countries to present their accepted CHI 2024 papers and discuss them in a smaller circle. Additionally, it provides an excellent opportunity for younger researchers to get a taste of the quality of work presented at CHI and network with other peers, as well as senior researchers. Therefore, everyone from students to professors interested in HCI is welcome.

The event is taking place over two days and includes paper talks, poster & demo sessions, coffee breaks, lunch, and lots of informal discussions. We are planning to have several paper sessions, in which young researchers will present their paper talks. After each presentation, we will have a discussion session, which will include the “usual” CHI discussion, but also comments and suggestions on presentation style, slides, etc. in order to optimally prepare you for a presentation at CHI. There will also be an informal session where late-breaking works and demos can be presented and discussed.

This year, we are also introducing a new discussion format for seniors to discuss nationwide funding and teaching strategies.


Note on travel planning: We are planning the German Pre-CHI 2024 as a two-day event, starting early on Thursday, April 25, and ending early on Friday afternoon, April 26. Therefore, we suggest the participants travel to Saarbrücken on Wednesday.

Preliminary Schedule

Please note that this schedule is still tentative. While the beginning and end of the event are almost certain, the type and order of the sessions may change for organizational reasons and due to the number of works presented.

Day 1: Thursday, April 25

Time Program
08:45-09:30 Registration & Setting up Poster and Demos
09:30-09:50 Welcome
09:50-10:00 Poster Madness
10:00-11:00 Paper Session 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:45 Paper Session 2
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Paper Session 3 + Discussion on nationwide funding and teaching strategies (for seniors only)
15:30-16:30 Coffee break + Poster & Demo Session + Lab tours
16:30-18:40 Lab tours (DFKI, MPI-Inf, university labs)
in parallel: How to DFG (Susanne Boll and Albrecht Schmidt)
19:30 Dinner (social event)

Day 2: Friday, April 26

Time Program
09:00-10:30 Paper Session 4
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Paper Session 5
12:30-12:45 Closing
Lunch (self-paid)


Participation is free of charge. However, costs for traveling and accommodation are self-paid.

Registration will open next month.


Jürgen Steimle, Martin Schmitz, Antonio Krüger, Anna Maria Feit, Paul Strohmeier

Please contact Martin Schmitz ( for any organizational question.

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