HCI Overviews describe HCI work in university, corporate, or government research groups or institutions; product development or consultancy organizations; countries or geographical regions; or funding agencies. We especially encourage submissions around collaborative efforts involving several groups or organizations, partnerships of different types of groups, or groups cooperating across geographical, political, or cultural boundaries. The emphasis is on the circumstances under which work is done, the underlying goals, policies, and organizational background, and perspectives of past, present, and future HCI efforts. Of interest is the big picture: how did a group come into being; how do the participants influence each other as well as other groups with whom they are affiliated; the group's plans and visions for the future; and the basis for these plans. HCI Overviews thus stand in contrast to presentations, which spotlight one or two technically or scientifically interesting results.
HCI Overviews can be submitted to any of the six communities: Design, Education, Engineering, Management, Research, and Usability. Cross community submissions are encouraged; select one of the relevant communities to submit to and in your cover letter explain what other communities your proposal relates to. The proposal will be reviewed by members of all relevant communities.
Format of Submissions
Prepare a four-page camera-ready extended abstract of the HCI Overview. It must be in the Conference Extended Abstracts Publication Format and should be submitted electronically as a PDF file. The extended abstract should include:
Confidentiality of Submissions
Confidentiality of submissions is 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, 22 April 2006. Submissions should contain no information or materials that are proprietary at publication time.
Submissions will be reviewed independently by a multidisciplinary group drawn from the relevant community(ies). Reviews will consider the level of interest that members of the CHI community will have in the work, the extent to which the overview informs the CHI community of current HCI activity worldwide, the ways in which future HCI innovations are envisaged, and the Overview's potential for stimulating cooperation and collaboration within the HCI community.
At the Conference
Participants will present their overview in a scheduled session. Please see Standard Technical Support for information about the kind of technical and A/V support that will be provided by the conference.
HCI Overview Submission Checklist