CHI Ranking Germany

Last update: CHI 2021

The Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) is the premier international annual conference in the research field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Google Scholar lists it as the top HCI conference, and as the top publication venue across all conferences and journals in the field. Guide2Research lists it as one of the 10 most impactful conferences across all of Computer Science. Established in 1982, its acceptance rates for archival publications (CHI Papers and, in the past, CHI Notes) range from 15 to 25%. Publications at this conference are internationally regarded equal, if not superior to, publications in HCI journals (see Google Scholar or our list of ISI-ranked HCI journals), for example in tenure committees. The conference is organized by the non-profit Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the largest and most influential institutional body for computer science researchers worldwide, and generally acknowledged to fund conferences of the highest standards in computer science. (Also check out Autodesk's visualization of CHI and UIST papers.)

For the ranking below, we search the official ACM Digital Library database, covering the proceedings (which, unlike the Extended Abstracts, include all and only the archival publication types of Papers and Notes), of all CHI conferences since 2003, and extract all archival publications (Papers and Notes) that feature at least one author affiliated with an institution in Germany. For the most current year, we use the CHI Online Advance Program sorted by affiliations when it is published, until the ACM Digital Library is updated to include that year. We use an automated script to extract the information from the ACM Digital Library online database, and for verification go through the final program for each conference manually to catch any omissions, e.g., due to differently spelled institution names or missing country entries.

The list shows all German research institutions with such publications, sorted alphabetically by location, with those that contributed the most archival publications during the period covered listed first.

We welcome your questions, comments, or corrections concerning the ranking; please contact the librarian. Of course, I assume responsibility for any remaining mistakes or omissions.

Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers

Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Munich (114)


Saarland Informatics Campus (82)


University of Stuttgart (70)


RWTH Aachen University, Aachen (48)


Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam (47)


University of Siegen (46)


Ulm University (39)


University of Bremen (32)


Technical University (TU) Darmstadt (32)


Technical University (TU) Berlin (28)


University Duisburg-Essen (28)


University of Konstanz (28)


Technical University (TU) Dresden (21)


Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Berlin (17)


University of Oldenburg / OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg (16)


University of Regensburg (13)


Bundeswehr University, Munich (12)


Bauhaus University, Weimar (12)


University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth (11)


Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Bonn (10)


Leibniz University, Hannover (10)


University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (9)


University of Hamburg (9)


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (8)


University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau (8)


Technical University (TU) Munich (8)


University of Passau (8)


Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Kaiserslautern (7)


Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (6)


Munich University of Applied Sciences (6)


Technical University (TU) Chemnitz (5)


University of Münster (5)


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken (5)


University of Trier (5)


University of Würzburg (5)


University of Bonn (4)


Technical University of Braunschweig (4)


University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (4)


University of Hannover (4)


Heilbronn University (4)


Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken (4)


Stuttgart Media University (4)


Knowledge Media Research Center (KMRC), Tuebingen (4)


University of the Arts, Berlin (3)


Ruhr Uni Bochum (3)


Fraunhofer FKIE, Bonn (3)


Technische Hochschule, Clausthal (3)


Coburg University (3)


Folkwang University, Essen (3)


Technische Hochschule, Ingolstadt (3)


University of Applied Sciences, Luebeck (3)


Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (2)


Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin (2)


Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin (2)


Humboldt University, Berlin (2)


Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, Bochum (2)


Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn (2)


Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (2)


DMI Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg (2)


Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel (2)


University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (2)


CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbrücken (2)


Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart (2)


Mercedes-Benz AG, Stuttgart (2)


Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen (2)


University of Tübingen (2)


Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (1)


University of Augsburg (1)


Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin (1)


Free University of Berlin (1), Berlin (1)


Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin (1)


BTK -- University of Art and Design (1)


Bielefeld University (1)


International Institute of Social Informatics, Bonn (1)


Jacobs University, Bremen (1)


GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne (1)


University of Cologne (1)


Technische Hochschule, Cologne (2)


Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt (1)


Technical University (TU) Dortmund (2)


Katholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (1)


Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (1)


Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen (1)


University of Goettingen (1)


University of Hagen (1)


Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences (1)


University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover (1)


Apple, Heidelberg (1)


University of Jena (1)


Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Kaiserslautern (1)


Music School Schallkultur, Kaiserslautern (1)


Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg, Karlsruhe (1)


Disy Informationssysteme GmbH, Karlsruhe (1)


FOM University Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe (1)


University of Kassel (2)


Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Lemgo (1)


University of Osnabrück (1)


Universität Rostock (1)


Fraunhofer IGD, Rostock (1)


INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken (1)


Universität des Saarlandes (1)


Saarland University of Applied Sciences (htw saar) (1)


Fraunhofer IAIS, Sankt Augustin (1)


Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Stuttgart (1)


Institute for Visualisation and Interactive Systems (VISUS), University of Stuttgart (1)


Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics Perception, Cognition, and Action, Tuebingen (1)


Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tuebingen (1)


University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg (1)


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