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 Work-in-Progress Posters will be presented at the Conference Reception.
  • Archives: Extended abstracts; DVD and ACM Digital Library
Message from the Work-in-Progress Chairs

The Work-in-Progress Posters offer a great venue to show exciting new work that is in an early stage and can benefit from discussion with colleagues. We encourage practitioners and researchers to submit their work-in-progress to present their valuable ideas, get feedback on their work and stimulate discussions and collaborations among colleagues. 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.

Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones, Virginia Tech
Kris Luyten, Hasselt University
Contact us: chi2008-wip@acm.org

What is a Work-in-Progress Submission?

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. The difference from other venues (e.g., papers, notes) is that the work submitted to the Work-in-Progress venue belongs to a work stream that may not necessarily have been completed. That said, appropriate submissions should make some contribution to the body of HCI knowledge. Like Interactive Posters of the past, the focus of Work-in-Progress is on the discussion between the author and attendees that will be engendered by the visual presentation of the work.

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: art.science.balance

Examples of appropriate submissions
Submissions to this track can include, but are not limited to, the following types of work:

  • Evaluation of systems, techniques and other phenomenon relevant to HCI - this can include either experimental or other types of evaluation.
  • Reflections from Practice - lessons learned, broad conclusions, or principles derived from practice, backed by thought-provoking and well-substantiated analyses.
  • Design Briefings - accounts of the design (rationale, process, outcomes and/or evaluation) of an innovative application, user interface, or system.
  • Methodologies and Tools - new methods, processes, techniques, and tools for use in interactive system design, development and deployment.

Publication Status
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 and may be reused for later publications if appropriate.

Preparing and Submitting your Work-in-Progress Submission

Work-in-Progress 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 as via the PCS submission system by 8 Jan 2008 (5:00PM PST).

The six-page submission should include:

  • a concise description of the idea
  • if appropriate, the completed analytical exploration or experimental assessment of your work
  • potential implications of the work to the field of HCI
  • recommendations for further investigation and incorporation into practice

If your submission includes statistical analysis, then we recommend that you refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in case of questions or doubts about how to accurately report the results of your work. Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations should be included. Summaries of completed work or reduced versions of longer papers are unsuitable Work-in-Progress submissions.

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 a short digital video figure or interactive illustration that is up to five minutes in length and no more than 30 MB final data size. Please see the guide to successful video submissions for production hints. Since not everyone who reads the Paper may view the video figure, your Paper must stand on its own without the figure, and will be reviewed as such.

Work-in-Progress Review Process

Review Criteria
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.

Stage of Development
The submitted work should go beyond the mere presentation of a good idea to explore in future work. It should include a completed portion of a larger project, such as a literature review, initial data collection (pilot data), or even a proof of concept implementation.

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 Work-in-Progress 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.

Work-in-Progress at the Conference

Work-in-Progress 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.

Work-in-Progress 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.