For useful and usable products to reach customers and users, businesses must develop them. In practice, this means that managers in a number of roles must address and engage HCI issues as part of their business-creation activities. For example:
The goals of the CHI management community are to:
We expect that there will be many links with themes and activities offered by the other CHI communities participating in this conference. We strongly encourage you to submit multi-community proposals that look at HCI management in the context of design, education, engineering, research, or usability.
Types of submissions
The CHI management community invites submissions for panels, special interest groups (SIGs), and experience reports. We also encourage you to submit, to the appropriate venue, research papers, CHI notes, Works-in-Progress, workshops, and proposals for courses that are relevant to management of HCI. In addition, the chairs welcome proposals for other events that serve the goals of the management community, (e.g., roundtables, debates, discussions); we will work with submitters to shape these novel proposals into activities that will advance exchanges and understanding within the community.
The descriptions below outline the key characteristics of each type of community submission.
Panels are an exciting format for encouraging thoughtful and provocative discussion about issues that impact HCI management. If the topic can be considered from several different perspectives, it may make a good panel topic. For a panel to be exciting, panelists must take different positions. Some HCI management topics that might make compelling panel discussions include:
Special Interest Groups (SIG)
Special interest groups provide an opportunity for those who share a particular interest to come together to explore ideas. They can take many forms. They can be discussions, planned presentations, question and answer sessions. Special Interest Groups offer an excellent way for bringing together groups of HCI managers. Some possible SIG topics are:
Experience reports provide an opportunity for presenting the practical realities of management from which you gained new insights, developed new techniques, or explored a creative approach to HCI management.
Remember, we are open to other ideas as well. If you feel your work would be of interest to the CHI management community, but does not fit any of the mentioned formats, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss the best way to submit and present your work.
CHI 2006 will try to provide mentors for individuals planning to submit an Experience Report. Please see Mentoring for more information. The deadline to request a mentor is 14 July 2005.
The most fundamental review criteria will be whether the submission will help managers in their mission to manage around HCI. The help might be in the form of new ideas, or integration and comparison of ideas, or in what works / does not work based on experience or experiments. The individual submission categories have additional review criteria (which you can find in the description of each category).
Preparing your submission
Please see the pages on Panels, SIGs, and Experience Reports for detailed information on what information is needed for each type of submission. All community submissions will use the Conference Extended Abstracts Publication Format. Submissions for Panels and novel formats are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 14 October 2005, 5:00 PM (1700) PDT. Submissions to Experience Reports are to be uploaded to the CHI 2006 submission website by the same deadline. SIG proposals should be sent to email@example.com by 13 January 2006, 5:00 PM (1700) PST. Submissions arriving after the deadline will not be considered.
You will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of your submission the week of 16 December 2005, except for SIGs for which you will be notifed the week of 28 February 2006. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference Extended Abstracts. The contact person will receive instructions for preparing the final version of the extended abstract and other information about presentation logistics.
Management Community Submission Checklist