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Conference Facilities and Services

This page provides information regarding the CHI2004 conference facilities, services, and other general information.

Accompanying Persons

There are no accompanying persons registrations for CHI2004. Additional Conference Reception tickets are available through registration.

Alcoholic Beverages

On-premise consumption of alcohol is subject to provincial regulation. The minimum legal drinking age in Vienna is 16.

Attire & Weather

CHI conferences are casual dress. You may wish to bring semi-formal attire for the Conference Reception (not required). Vienna has a moderate continental climate. The average temperature in Vienna in April is 18-20° Celsius. You may expect a range of weather during CHI2004; we recommend dressing in layers as you may experience the chill of winter or the beginning of a warm spring.

Cell Phone Courtesy

CHI2004 requests that all cellular phones, pagers and other equipment with audible alarms be turned off in all sessions as a courtesy to the presenters and other attendees.

The CHI Store

The CHI Store offers merchandise not available at any other time. Please stop by the CHI Store to select items that are offered in very limited quantities.

Coffee Breaks

Regularly scheduled morning and afternoon breaks take place in The Connectionary on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They are included in the registration fee.

Cash concessions (e.g. a coffee house in the exhibitions area) are available throughout the conference center. Lunch possibilities (not included in the conference fee) are available in the Restaurant Area of the Conference Center.

Conference Office

The Conference Office is located near the entrance area (Level OE). Messages can be taken for you and posted to the message boards. It can be reached at +43-1-26069-2003.

Conference Sessions

Choosing Sessions

The CHI2004 Conference Proceedings CD-ROM and CHI2004 Extended Abstracts CD-ROM contain information about each presentation. You may wish to refer to these materials to help you choose which sessions to attend. You may also attend the Newcomer's Orientation at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, where we offer suggestions on planning your conference experience. Conference volunteers will be available to answer questions.

Leaving Sessions

If you plan to leave during the middle of a session, please be considerate of the speakers and others around you by taking a seat near an exit.

Presentation/Session Length

Approximate lenths of each type of presentation are:
Demonstrations: 30 minutes
Papers: 30 minutes
Short Talks: 15 minutes
Panels: 90 minutes
Design Case Studies: 15 minutes
SIGs: 90 minutes
HCI Overviews: 30 minutes

Expect about the last third of each presentation to be used for questions and answers.

Currency Exchange

There are several bank offices around the venue and around the conference hotels, where you can arrange your currency exchanges during the day.

Electrical Power

It is ACM SIGCHI policy to use the local power source. The electrical voltage in Austria is 230V AC. CHI2004 does not provide power converters, extension cords, power strips, or other electric accessories. If you are presenting at CHI2004 please be sure to contact your session chair if you have questions about connecting your laptop or peripherals in session.

Hotel and Information Booth

The CHI2004 Hotel & Information Booth provides hotel and local information. Visit the booth for confirmations and vouchers for your hotels reservations, as well as local tourist informationThe Hotel & Information Booth is located in the entrance area (Level OE) opposite the registration desks. It can be reached by telephone at +43-1-26069-2002.

Information Booth Hours
Sunday, 25 April, 09:00 - 17:30
Monday, 26 April, 08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday, 27 April, 08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday, 28 April, 08:30 - 18:30
Thursday, 29 April, 08:00 - 14:00

Internet Access

Internet access will be available in designated areas throughout the conference center (Austria Center Vienna).

Message Boards

The Connectionary
Message boards can be used to post messages to other conference participants.

Press Office

CHI2004 welcomes members of the press. Please stop by the Press Office for information on press events this week and to learn more about CHI2004, SIGCHI and future CHI conferences. We will be happy to schedule interviews with selected authors at the conference.

Recording Prohibited

The use of any type of audio or video recording device is not permitted during any part of the conference. The use of still cameras is permissible; however, reprinting photographs in print or electronic publications is prohibitied without the written permission of each individual photographed.


Entrance Area-Level OE
Tel.: +43-1-26069-2000

Onsite Registration Hours
Saturday, 24 April 15:00 - 19:00
Sunday, 25 April 08:00 - 17:30
Monday, 26 April 08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday, 27 April08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday, 28 April 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday, 29 April08:00 - 14:00

Smoking Policy

CHI Conferences are smoke-free. There are easily accessible outdoor areas at the Conference Center where smoking is permitted.

Special Needs and Accessibility

Information about special directions for persons with impaired mobility, sign language services, interpreters, dietary restrictions, or other assistance is available upon request. If you need special assistance please contact the Conference Office.

Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers are a great source of information about the conference and are a pleasure to meet. Many are working on their Ph.D.s and some are looking for job opportunities. You will recognize Student Volunteers by a special CHI2004 Student Volunteer T-Shirt.

Transportation & Parking

CHI2004 will provide no busing. Vienna has a comprehensive public transport system. To reach the conference center from the city center (Stephansplatz) take the U1 underground line (red). Exit at Vienna International Centre/Kaisermühlen and take the exit marked Schüttaustraße. Travelling time is about 8-10 minutes from the city center (Stephansplatz).

If you need a taxi please contact the Hotel & Information Booth.

Parking Decks are located directly below the conference center (Austria Center Vienna). There are around 1000 spaces. Parking is charged on an hourly basis.


If you are interested in volunteering for future SIGCHI conferences and events, please speak with someone at the SIGCHI booth in the The Connectionary to obtain a volunteer profile form. Volunteering is a great way to make new contacts in the field of HCI and gain valuable experience.

For More Information

CHI 2004 Conference Office

9:00 to 17:00 US CST
Tel: +1 312 321 4096
Fax: + 1 312 673 6961

Community Liaisons

Liaisons for CHI communities are available by regional, language and application domains. Please contact them for assistance with participating at CHI2004.

CHI2004 Conference City

The conference will be held in Vienna, the capital city of Austria. For information on Vienna, visit the web sit at

CHI2004 Conference Center

CHI2004 will be held at Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, A-1220 Vienna, Austria, Europe. For additional details on the Austria Center Vienna, please visit their web site at

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