April 18 - 23, 2015
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We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit Works-in-Progress as it provides a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting useful feedback on early-stage work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. Accepted submissions will be presented as a physical poster at the conference and made available to the CHI community through the Extended Abstracts proceedings as a six-page paper also accompanied by a PDF of the poster.
Shamsi Iqbal, Microsoft Research
Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln
Shengdong Zhao, National University of Singapore
A Work-in-Progress is a concise report of recent findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant to the CHI community. The difference between Works-in-Progress and other contribution types (e.g. main track papers and notes) is that Work-in-Progress submissions represent work that has not reach a level of completion that would warrant the full Refereed selection process. That said, appropriate submissions should make a contribution to the body of HCI knowledge, whether realized or promised. A significant benefit of a Work-in-Progress derives from the discussion between the author and conference attendees that will be fostered by the face-to-face presentation of the work.
The Work-in-Progress category aims to attract participation from a broad range of disciplines covering a spectrum of topics and methodologies. We encourage submissions from all of CHI's communities. Please note that summaries of completed work or reduced versions of main track CHI submissions are inappropriate as a Work-in-Progress submission and will be rejected.
Work-in-Progress abstracts appear in the CHI Extended Abstracts proceedings. Copyright is retained by the authors, and the material from them can be used as the basis for future publications as long as there are "significant" revisions from the original. For more information on the republishability of material appearing at CHI, along with links to relevant ACM policies, please see the section on Republishability on the main CHI CFP.
Work-in-Progress submissions consist of two related documents. Failure to submit a valid version of either document will result in an automatic rejection. Due to the very rapid selection process we cannot offer any extensions to the deadline. Both documents will be considered by the reviewers when assessing your submission. The two documents required are:
(New for CHI 2015) Posters will be archived with the abstracts and final posters will be due at the same time as the publication-ready abstracts. Therefore, please ensure your poster design is as complete
as possible at the original submission.
Due to the short selection cycle, there should be very, very few changes between your submissions and the camera-ready final documents, except in rare circumstances.
Work-in-Progress submissions are selected through a Juried process. The process has been designed to acknowledge the early-stage nature of the work. All submissions are considered confidential during the review process.
Each submission will be reviewed on the following criteria:
The extended abstract should contain no sensitive, private, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Submissions should NOT be anonymous. However, confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference, with the exception of title and author information which will be published on the website prior to the conference.
Work-in-Progress authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on 2 February, 2015. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, and details on the poster presentation and scheduling at the conference.
Authors will be expected to attend the conference and will be assigned a time and location to present their poster to conference attendees. Please see the WiP presentation schedule for this information. Work-in-progress submissions whose authors are not at the conference to present their poster may be withdrawn from the ACM Digital Library.
Accepted Work-in-Progress poster abstracts and poster PDFs will be made available in the CHI Extended Abstracts, distributed by the conference and in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.