Information regarding the COVID-19 situation: CUI steering committee are in regular contact regarding the current outbreak. For now, we plan to stick to the dates of 23-24 July, be this physical or virtual attendance.

We’ll be learning from other venues on their experiences, and will report any changes.

Stay healthy!


There has been an increasing interest in language based interactions with technology. Driven by the commercial success of intelligent personal assistant devices such as Alexa and Google Home, to the growth of the use of chatbots in commercial settings, the number of natural language and conversation based interactions is growing. Based on a successful inaugural ACM In-Cooperation conference in 2019, CUI 2020 aims to further develop a collaborative community around human-computer interaction issues in speech and language technology, with specific interest in theory based and applied scientific issues in the field of speech and text based conversational user interfaces. CUI 2020 looks to bring together relevant communities (e.g. ISCA, ACM SIGCHI, CogSci) to publish, disseminate and showcase high quality cutting edge research related to the field, promote insight and debate in this interesting and important discipline within language interfaces.


Topics relevant to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • voice user experience
  • speech interfaces
  • speech interface theory development
  • conversational interaction through technology
  • text-based conversational interfaces
  • chatbots
  • speech synthesis
  • speech recognition
  • dialogue management
  • conversational interface design insights
  • conversational search
  • methods for conversational user interface development and evaluation
  • multimodal interaction involving speech, text or other language based interfaces


Important Dates

Provocation Papers submission deadline: March 13th 2020, 23:59 GMT+1 Provocation Papers extended submission deadline: March 27th 2020, 23:59 GMT+1

Demo/Poster Papers submission deadline: March 13th 2020, 23:59 GMT+1 Demo/Poster extended submission deadline: March 27th 2020, 23:59 GMT+1

Notification: April 20th 2020