Research Landscapes
Quick Facts
  • Submission: 8 Jan 2008 (5:00pm PST)
  • Notification: 30 Jan 2008
  • Camera Ready: 5 Feb 2008
  • Submission Format: Camera-ready, unanonymized up to 6 page extended abstract in Extended Abstracts format. Optional video submission of less than five minutes in length and 30 MB in final data size.
  • At the Conference: Accepted Research Landscape submissions will be presented as posters at the Conference Reception.
  • Archives: Extended abstracts; DVD and ACM Digital Library
Message from the Research Landscapes Chairs

The Research Landscapes venue is new to CHI 2008 and offers the opportunity to present organization and laboratory overviews as well as progress through larger researcher projects that will increase visibility and foster discussion. Accepted submissions will be available to the CHI community as a 6 page paper in the electronic Conference Extended Abstracts Proceedings and as a poster presentation at the conference.

Piero Mussio, University of Milano
Khai N. Truong, University of Toronto
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What is a Research Landscapes Submission?

Research Landscapes submissions provide an opportunity for both practitioners and researchers to present an overview of interesting organizational and laboratory activities, as well as new projects that may be interesting or thought-provoking to the HCI community. Unlike Work-in-progress submissions, we do not expect single succinct research contributions, but rather are looking for larger visionary-type activities. Like Work-in-Progress posters, the focus will lie in the discussion between the author(s) and attendees that will be engendered by the visual presentation of the work at the conference.

This submission category aims to attract attention from a broad range of disciplines covering a spectrum of topics and methodologies. We encourage submissions from all of CHI's communities: design, education, engineering, management, research, and usability. Topics related to the conference main theme are especially encouraged:

Publication Status
The Research Landscapes venue is not an archival publication that constrains future submissions. Your Poster is not considered to be a prior publication of the work and may be reused for later publications if appropriate.

Preparing and Submitting your Research Landscapes Submission

Research Landscapes submissions consist of a camera ready 6 page unanonymized paper in the Extended Abstracts format. The final submitted PDF must be smaller than 4Mb in size. This document must be submitted via the PCS submission system by 8 Jan 2008 (5:00PM PST).

The six-page submission should include:

  • a description of the organization or project
  • collaborations and potential collaborations
  • if appropriate, the completed parts of your work, which may include analytical exploration or experimental assessment
  • potential implications of the work to the field of HCI
  • recommendations for further investigation and incorporation into practice
  • future work

Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations should be included. 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.

Prepare Video Figure (Optional)
Your Paper may be accompanied by supplementary material that is no more than 30 MB final data size. Since not everyone who reads the submission may view the supplementary materials, your submission must stand on its own without the supplementary materials, and will be reviewed as such.

Research Landscapes Review Process

Review Criteria
Each submission will be reviewed based on the quality of the written presentation, its potential contribution to the field of HCI (if a project), and the discussion that this may spur at the conference. The submission's suitability for presentation as a poster will be considered as well.

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.

Upon Acceptance of your Research Landscapes Submission

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on 30 Jan 2008, or shortly after. 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 2008. 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". 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.

Poster board panels are 250 cm tall by 100 cm wide (98" high by 39" wide). Posters will *have* to be printed portrait style and will be hung with molding clay.

Please note that power outlets will not be available at the poster stations, nor will audiovisual or computing equipment be supplied.

Research Landscapes at the Conference

Research Landscapes Posters will be presented at the Conference Reception. You will be asked to set up your poster during the day, 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 may reach you.

Research Landscapes after the Conference

Accepted Work-in-Progress submissions will be distributed in the electronic CHI Extended Abstracts. They will be placed in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.