Work-in-Progress Call for Participation
- Submission Deadline: January 4, 2010
- Camera-Ready Deadline: TBD February 2010
- Submission Format: Your 6-page poster abstract should be prepared in Extended Abstracts format and should be camera-ready (thoroughly copy-edited and including all author names, affiliations and contact information). Submissions to the Work-in-Progress venue are not anonymous. Your poster design should be reduced to one standard page in size and submitted in PDF format. Both documents should be submitted via the PCS submission system.
- At the Conference: Accepted Work-in-Progress posters will be presented during the conference. Please see the Information for the Poster Presenters.
- After the Conference: Accepted Work-in-Progress poster abstracts will be included in both the CHI 2010 Extended Abstracts proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.
Message from the Work-in-Progress Chairs
The Work-in-Progress venue provides an opportunity to showcase exciting new work that is still at an early stage. We encourage practitioners and researchers to submit to the Work-in-Progress venue as it provides a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting feedback on early-stage work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. Accepted submissions will be available to the CHI community as a 6-page poster abstract in the electronic Extended Abstracts proceedings and as a poster presentation at the conference.
Amy Voida and Stephen Voida
University of California, Irvine
What is a Work-in-Progress Submission?
Work-in-Progress submissions provide an opportunity for both practitioners and researchers to present a concise report of new findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant to the CHI community. The difference between Works-in-Progress and other venues (e.g., papers, notes) is that the work submitted to the Work-in- Progress venue belongs to a work stream that may not necessarily have been completed. That said, appropriate submissions should make some contribution to the body of HCI knowledge. Like Interactive Posters of the past, the focus of a Work-in-Progress is on the discussion between the author and attendees that will be engendered by the visual presentation of the work.
This submission 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.
Summaries of completed work or reduced versions of longer papers are unsuitable Work-in-Progress submissions.
Submissions to this venue may include, but are not limited to, the following types of work:
- Evaluations of systems, techniques, practices or other phenomena relevant to HCI.
- Descriptions of new methods, processes, techniques, or tools for use in interactive system design, development or deployment.
- Reflections from practice, including lessons learned or principles derived from real-word experiences and backed by thought-provoking and well-substantiated analyses.
- Accounts of the design (rationale, process, outcomes and/or evaluation) of an innovative application, user interface, or system.
Work-in-Progress is a refereed but non-archival publication venue. Your Work-in-Progress poster and poster abstract will not be considered a formal publication of your work and should not limit use of the material in future publications.
Preparing and Submitting your Work-in-Progress Submission
Work-in-Progress submissions consist of two related documents:
- A 6-page poster abstract prepared in the Extended Abstracts format and submitted as a PDF file. Your poster abstract should be camera-ready (thoroughly copy-edited and including all author names, affiliations and contact information). Submissions to the Work-in-Progress venue are not anonymous.
- An electronic version of the poster that you will present at the conference. For the review process, your poster should be reduced to one standard page in size and submitted as a PDF file. Please note that the physical posters presented at the conference may not be larger than 4 feet by 4 feet.
Both the poster abstract and the poster should communicate:
- A concise description of the work
- Implications of the work for the CHI community
- Recommendations for further investigation and/or incorporation into practice
Each of the PDF files must be smaller than 4Mb in size. These documents must be submitted via the PCS submission system by the January 2010 deadline.
Work-in-Progress Review Process
Work-in-Progress submissions will be refereed, although the review process has been specifically designed to acknowledge the early-stage nature of the work.
Each submission will be peer-reviewed based on the following six criteria:
- Significance of the Contribution: How important is the problem or question that this submission addresses? How important is the output of this work in contributing to the identified problem or question? How greatly can others benefit from this work?
- Originality of the Contribution: How novel is the contribution of this work? How clearly does the submission communicate the ways that it differs from and goes beyond the most relevant previous work in this area? (Note that for a Work-in-Progress submission, full literature searches are not expected, although the most relevant citations should be included.)
- Validity of the Contribution: How appropriate are the chosen methods for the work being undertaken? How well are the submission�s claims and conclusions supported by the results?
- Written Presentation of the Work (The Poster Abstract): How clear and understandable is the writing in the poster abstract? To what extent does the poster abstract conform to all Extended Abstract formatting requirements and the 6-page limit?
- Visual Presentation of the Work (The Poster): How well does the design of the poster effectively communicate the most important facets of the work? To what degree is the design of the poster likely to draw in an audience?
- Ability of the Work to Engender Discussion: To what degree will the presentation of this work stimulate interesting conversation among researchers and/or practitioners? To what extent will the presenters benefit from being able to discuss their work and receive feedback at this stage?
Confidentiality of Submissions
The confidentiality of all submissions will be maintained during the review process. All materials related to rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All materials related to accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.
Upon Acceptance of your Work-in-Progress Submission
Work-in-Progress authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection in February 2010. If a submission is accepted, the contact person will receive further instructions regarding the inclusion of their poster abstract in the CHI 2010 Extended Abstracts as well as important information related to the poster presentation at the conference.
At the Conference
Accepted Work-in-Progress posters will be presented during the conference. Authors will be expected to be in attendance at the CHI 2010 conference in Atlanta, Georgia and will be assigned a time and a location to present their poster to conference attendees. Authors will be required to set up beforehand and stand with their posters during the assigned time. Please see the Information for the Poster Presenters.
After the Conference
Accepted Work-in-Progress poster abstracts will be distributed in the electronic CHI Extended Abstracts proceedings. They will also be included in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.