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What's in a CHI Review?

The review form for CHI Papers and CHI Notes requests the following information:

Rate your expertise in the topic area of this paper. The review form allows the reviewer to select from a range of levels of expertise.

Contribution to HCI
State what contribution the paper makes to the field of Human-Computer Interaction in your view.

The Review
Provide a written review of the paper. Reviews should address the following 4 issues:
  • Relevant previous work of which you are aware, against which this paper's contribution should be assessed.
  • Significance of the paper's contribution to HCI and the benefit that others can gain from the contribution: why do the contribution and benefit matter?
  • Validity of the work presented: how confidently can researchers and practitioners take up the results?
  • Originality of the work: what new ideas or approaches are introduced?
We want to emphasize that an acceptable paper must make a clear contribution to Human-Computer Interaction. CHI values substance and contribution more than formality and perfection.

Areas for Improvement
Identify aspects of the paper's written presentation that need improvement.

  • 5 - Definite accept: I would argue strongly for accepting this paper.
  • 4 - Probably accept: I would argue for accepting this paper.
  • 3 - Borderline: Overall I would not argue for accepting this paper.
  • 2 - Probably reject: I would argue for rejecting this paper.
  • 1 - Definite reject: I would argue strongly for rejecting this paper.
Additional Comments
The review form contains a text box to allow the reviewer to provide any additional comments about the Paper, Note, or his/her review.

Submitting Reviews
Please submit your reviews through the CHI Submission website.