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 HCI community.
Like interactive posters of the past, Work-in-Progress focuses more on visual presentation and discussion between the author and attendees around the poster. Accepted work will be published as 6-page papers in the CHI 2006 Extended Abstracts.
This submission category aims to attract attention from a broad range of disciplines covering a spectrum of topics and methodologies. The following topics are especially encouraged: multidisciplinary work, social impact of technology, design research, human-centered design and innovation, and cross-cultural design. We encourage submissions from all of CHI's communities: design, education, engineering, management, research, and usability.
Examples of appropriate submissions
Submissions to this track can include, but are not limited to, the following types of work:
Each submission will be reviewed based on the originality of the work, the quality of the written presentation and its contribution to the field of HCI. The submission's suitability for presentation as a poster will be considered as well.
Works-in-Progress consist of two parts: a paper included in the Conference Extended Abstracts and a poster presented at CHI 2006 during a special poster exhibition. The paper portion of your submission should be 6 pages in the Conference Extended Abstracts Publication Format. Given the short time frame between the submission deadline and the need to have camera ready documents, we ask that you submit final camera ready papers including names and other identifying information.
The second portion of your submission is a poster to be presented Monday evening at the main conference reception. The poster is expected to follow the International Standards Organization (ISO) poster size format (A0) in portrait orientation. The dimensions for A0 format are 84cm x 119cm, or approximately 33" x 47". You may use up to two posters. Please note that power outlets will not be available at the poster stations; audiovisual and computing equipment will not be supplied. In the past, the inclusion of a packet of the author's business cards or an envelope of fliers attached to the poster with a short paper to elaborate on poster content has proved an effective way to communicate with interested people when you are not at your poster.
Posters will not be submitted in advance, you should bring them with you to the conference.
The six-page submission should include:
Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations should be included. Summaries of completed work or reduced versions of longer papers are unsuitable submissions as a Work-in-Progress. Please download the Conference Extended Abstracts Publication Format for details on how to prepare your submission.
The paper, as submitted for review, will be regarded as the final publication-ready version of your submission. Therefore, the paper submission must be clearly written, carefully proofread, and correctly formatted. Please note the following points:
Your complete 6-page paper must be submitted as a PDF no later than 13 January 2006, 5:00 PM (1700) PST at the CHI 2006 Submission web site.
Note that the process of producing a PDF file of your submission can sometimes cause changes in the length of the contribution. Authors are advised to generate and check PDFs of their submissions to verify that their final submission stays within the length (6 pages) and file size (4 megabytes) limits of the Work-in-Progress submission category.
You will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of your submission the week of 6 February 2006. If a submission is accepted, the contact person will receive instructions for submitting their final camera paper for inclusion in the Extended Abstracts. You will also need to prepare your poster for presentation at CHI 2006.
The Work-in-Progress venue is not an archival publication that constrains future submissions. Your Work-in-Progress Poster is not considered to be a prior publication of the work for the purposes of a future CHI Paper or CHI Note or for a journal publication.
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.
At the Conference
Work-in-Progress Posters will be presented at the Conference Reception on 24 April (Monday) 2006. You will be asked to set up your poster during the day Monday, and will be assigned to stand by your poster for half of the reception. We expect that most conference attendees will visit the posters and interact with presenters during this time.
The posters will be made available for viewing during the rest of the conference; you should post a schedule of which breaks you plan to be available at your poster or of other ways to contact you, so that conference attendees who wish to discuss your poster with you can reach you.
Work-in-Progress Submission Checklist
Well before the submission deadline of 13 January 2006, 5:00 PM (1700) PST: