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Call for Participation


Works-in-Progress (WIP) Quick Facts

  • Submission Deadline: 9 January 2013 (5:00pm PDT) using the PCS Submission System
  • Notification Date: 10 February 2013
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: 17 February 2013
  • Submission Format: A six-page poster abstract prepared in Extended Abstract Format format and thoroughly copy-edited. Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information. Your poster design should be reduced to one standard letter page in size and submitted in PDF format. Both documents should be submitted via the PCS submission system.
  • Selection process: Juried
  • At the Conference: Accepted submissions will be presented as a poster during the conference. Please see the Information for Poster Presenters.
  • After the Conference: Extended Abstracts (DVD and ACM Digital Library).

Message from the Works-in-Progress Chairs

We encourage practitioners and researchers to submit Works-in-Progress as it provides a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting useful feedback on early-stage work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. Accepted submissions will be presented as a poster at the conference and made available to the CHI community as a six-page poster abstract in the Extended Abstracts proceedings.

Henriette Cramer (Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm, Sweden)
Christian Holz (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany)
Shelly Farnham (Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA)


What is a Work-in-Progress?

A Work-in-Progress is a concise report of recent findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant to the CHI community. The difference between Works-in-Progress and other contribution types (e.g. papers and notes) is that Work-in-Progress submissions represents work that has not reach a level of completion that would warrant the full Refereed selection process. That said, appropriate submissions should make some contribution to the body of HCI knowledge, whether realized or promised. A significant benefit of a Work-in-Progress derives from the discussion between the author and conference attendees that will be fostered by the face-to-face presentation of the work.

This submission category aims to attract participation from a broad range of disciplines covering a spectrum of topics and methodologies. We encourage submissions from all of CHI’s communities. Summaries of completed work or reduced versions of short or full paper submissions are inappropriate as a Work-in-Progress submission and will be rejected. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following types of work:

  • Evaluations of systems, techniques, practices or other phenomena relevant to HCI.
  • Descriptions of new methods, processes, techniques, or tools for use in interactive system design, development or deployment.
  • Reflections from practice, including lessons learned or principles derived from real-word experiences and backed by thought-provoking and well-substantiated analyses.
  • Accounts of the design (rationale, process, outcomes and/or evaluation) of innovative applications, user interfaces, or systems.

Work-in-Progress abstracts appear in the CHI Extended abstracts. Copyright is retained by the authors, and the material from them can be used as the basis for future publications as long as there are “significant” revisions from the original.

For more information on the republishability of material appearing at CHI, along with links to relevant ACM policies, please see the section on Republishability on the main CHI CFP.

Preparing and Submitting your Work-in-Progress

Work-in-Progress submissions consist of two related documents:

  • A six-page poster abstract prepared in the Extended Abstract Format and submitted as a PDF file. Your poster abstract should be camera-ready and thoroughly copy-edited. Work-in-Progress submissions are not anonymous and should therefore include all author names, affiliations and contact information.
  • An electronic version of the poster that you will present at the conference. For the review process, your poster should be reduced to one standard page in size and submitted as a PDF file. Please note that the physical posters presented at the conference may not be larger than 4 feet by 4 feet.

Due to the short review cycle, there should be nearly no changes between your submissions and the camera-ready final documents, except in rare circumstances.

Both the poster abstract and the poster should communicate:

  • A concise description of the work
  • Implications of the work for the CHI community
  • Recommendations for further investigation and/or incorporation into practice

Work-in-Progress Selection Process

Work-in-Progress submissions will be selected by an anonymous jury. The process has been designed to acknowledge the early-stage nature of the work. All submissions are considered confidential during the review process.

Review Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  1. Significance: How important is the problem or question that this submission addresses? How important is the output of this work in contributing to the identified problem or question? How greatly can others benefit from this work?
  2. Originality: How novel is the contribution? How clearly does the submission communicate the ways that it differs from and goes beyond the most relevant previous work in this area? (Note that for a Work-in-Progress submission, full literature searches are not expected, although the most relevant citations should be included.)
  3. Validity: How appropriate are the chosen methods for the work being undertaken? How well are the submission’s claims and conclusions supported by the results?
  4. Written Presentation: How clear and understandable is the writing in the poster abstract? To what extent does the poster abstract conform to all Extended Abstract formatting requirements and the 6-page limit?
  5. Visual Presentation (The Poster): How well does the design of the poster effectively communicate the most important facets of the work? To what degree is the design of the poster likely to draw in an audience?
  6. Ability of the Work to Engender Discussion: To what degree will the presentation of this work stimulate interesting conversation among researchers or practitioners? To what extent will the presenters benefit from being able to discuss their work and receive feedback at this stage?

Upon Acceptance of your Work-in-Progress Submission

Work-in-Progress authors will be notified of acceptance. If a submission is accepted to appear at the conference, the contact person will receive further instructions regarding the inclusion of their poster abstract in the Extended Abstracts, as well as instructions for the poster presentation at the conference.

At the Conference

Authors will be expected to attend the conference and will be assigned a time and location to present their poster to conference attendees. Work-in-progress submissions whose authors are not at the conference to present their poster may be withdrawn from the DL. Please see the Information for Poster Presenters.

After the Conference

Accepted Work-in-Progress poster abstracts will be distributed in the CHI Extended Abstracts, distributed by the conference and in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.


Meryl Alper, Ph.D. Student, University of Southern California
Florian Alt, University of Stuttgart
Saleema Amershi, PhD Candidate, University of Washington
Frank Bentley, Principal Staff Research Scientist, Motorola Mobility
Sebastian Boring, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen
Thirimachos Bourlai, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, U.S.A.
Jed R. Brubaker, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California – Irvine
Kelly Caine, Assistant Professor, Clemson University
José Creissac Campos, Dr., University of Minho & HASLab/INESC TEC
Jessica Cauchard, University of Bristol, UK.
Liwei Chan, Postdoc, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jilin Chen, Research Staff Member, IBM Research
Karen Church, Research Scientist, Telefonica Research
Elba del Carmen Valderrama Bahamondez, PhD Student, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Nicola Dell, PhD Student, University of Washington, USA
Audrey Desjardins, PhD Student, School of Interactive Arts + Technology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Tanja Döring, Research Associate, University of Bremen, Germany
David England, Liverpool University
Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Ph.D-student / Lecturer Univ Paris-Sud, Univ Paris Sud / Ircam / Limsi-CNRS
Dustin Freeman, PhD Student, University of Toronto, Canada
Emilien Ghomi, PhD, in|situ| – LRI – Université Paris-Sud, France
Audrey Girouard, Assistant Professor, Carleton University, Canada
Elizabeth Goodman, PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Sukeshini Grandhi, Eastern Connecticut State University
Catherine Grevet, Ph.D. student, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mona Leigh Guha, Research Associate, HCIL – University of Maryland.
Raja Gumienny, PhD Student, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Sean Gustafson, PhD Student, Hasso Plattner Institute
Benjamin V. Hanrahan, Research Engineer, Xerox Research Centre Europe
Kurtis Heimerl, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley
Wolfgang Hochleitner, Digital Media, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Upper Austria, Austria
Jonathan Hook, Research Associate, Newcastle University, UK
Jina Huh, Postdoc, University of Washington
Germaine Irwin, PhD Student, Human Centered Computing, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Assistant Professor, Art Institute of Philadelphia
Yvonne Jansen, PhD Student, Université Paris-Sud, France
Chandrika Jayant, Human Factors Engineer, Intel
Ricardo Jota, Post-Doc fellow at University of Toronto
Heekyoung Jung, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati (School of Design)
Kostas Kazakos, PhD student, Interaction Design Lab, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Rohit Ashok Khot, PhD Student, RMIT University, Australia
Stephen Kimani, PhD, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya)
Lone Koefoed Hansen, associate professor, Center for Participatory IT, Aarhus University.
Nicholas Kong, PhD Student, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Sven Kratz, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
Michael Lankes, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences,
Frank Chun Yat Li, PhD Student, University of Toronto, Canada
Kevin Li, AT&T Research
Janne Lindqvist, Assistant Research Professor, Rutgers University
Xiaojuan Ma, Dr., Carnegie Mellon University
Jamie C. Macbeth, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Nicolai Marquardt, University of Calgary, Canada
W. Eric Marsh, PhD, Universität Bremen, Germany
Tatu Marttila, Doctoral Candidate, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Justin Matejka, Sr. Research Scientist, Autodesk Research
Sarah Mennicken, PhD Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Max Möllers, PhD Student, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Alessandro Mulloni, Qualcomm Austria Research Center
Michael Nebeling, Senior Researcher, ETH Zurich
Thomas Olsson, Dr. Tech., Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Tyler Pace, Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Pablo Paredes, PhD Candidate, University of California – Berkeley
Sunyoung Park, PhD Candidate, University of California, Irvine.
Esben W. Pedersen, PhD Student, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomas Pietrzak, Assistant Professor, Université Lille 1
Scott G. Pobiner, Assistant Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design, New York
Alexander J. Quinn, graduate student, University of Maryland, USA
Mario Romero, Ph.D., Posdoctoral Researcher, Uppsala University and Visiting Teacher, Royal Institute of Technology.
elisa rubegni, research fellow, Università della Svizzera italiana
Alireza Sahami, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Guarionex Salivia, PhD, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Science
Carmen Santoro, Dr., CNR-ISTI
Lucio Davide Spano (Davide in short), a PhD student (3rd year) at ISTI-CNR.
Bongwon Suh Senior Research Scientist Adobe
Monica Tentori, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensenada, Ensenada, Mexico
Chad Topras, Exertion Games Lab
Tammy Toscos, Health Services Research Fellow, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Katherine Tsui, Assistive Robotics Researcher, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Heather Underwood, PhD Candidate, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Heli Väätäjä, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Teija Vainio, PhD, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Jenny Waycott, Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Wesley Willett, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley
Marco Winckler, PhD, ICS-IRIT University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Susan P. Wyche, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Svetlana Yarosh, Researcher, AT&T Research Labs
Jude Yew, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore
Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang, PSU