There are many tracks to participate in IMX 2021 with different submission deadlines associated with the tracks. We aim to update information on how to participate as an author as time passes.

You are welcome to participate as an attendee to see innovating contributions and take advantage of excellent networking opportunities!


  • Workshops: Curated. Workshop proposals are quite light weight. We are looking for interesting ways to bring the IMX community together to work on a topical research problem space or a way to focus on a technical research are through presentations and keynotes or in a whole new way you propose.
  • Papers: Formally Reviewed. Double-Blind Review Process + Rebuttal. The paper track is our most rigorous reviewed way to publish novel research findings, evidence based opinion pieces or other complete pieces of work.
  • Work in Progress: Juried. The work-in-progress track is a short paper form to publish works that not complete. Authors might chose to use this as an opportunity to get feedback at the mid-point of a project or publish research findings that require more polish.
  • Associate Chairs (ACs): This year will be a combination of invitations and open calls to find a set of associate chairs who will work closely with our technical program chairs to find reviewers for the paper track. IMX aims to have a set of diverse ACs who can help make the conference as inclusive as possible.
  • Demos: Curated. This year, in addition to our existing topic areas, IMX has set an exciting theme titled ‘Beyond Entertainment‘ in an attempt to focus on pieces of works that showcase how interactive media (and art) impact lives.
  • Industry: Curated. IMX will continue its’ tradition of melding the worlds of academia and industry to bring about that special confluence of thinking to our attendees.
  • Doctoral Consortium: Curated. IMX supports a doctoral consortium track in which current students can showcase their topic to world leading experts in the community to get feedback on their thesis.
  • Student Volunteers: Open Call. We look forward to working with student volunteers who will help the organizing committee during the conference and potentially in the lead up to it. Student volunteers are an important way to inject new members into our community.


  • Design Challenge: This year IMX looks to industry and academia alike to create a unique challenge which culminates in showcasing themed work at the conference. There is no set structure in which this can happen. We are open to conversation so do get in touch if you have an idea that can benefit from participation in the community or bring in new communities.

Each track has particular formats to use in the submission process. These processes are mainly set by the ACM, our steering committee and SIGCHI. For ease of access these templates are accessible at: Submission template


General Chairs

  • D. Yvette Wohn, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy, BBC R&D, UK

We look forward to hearing from you!