Work-in-Progress & Interactive Demos

Quick Facts

  • Submission format: 2 to 6 pages (including references!) WIP abstract prepared in CHI Extended Abstracts (EA) Format PLUS 1-page poster design
  • Submission template: CHI Extended Abstracts Format (LaTeX, Word)
  • Camera-ready instructions
  • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information
  • Submission system: EasyChair
  • Chairs: Bastian Pfleging, Andrew Kun, Yulan Liang
  • Contact by e-mail: wip-demos(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)auto-ui.org
  • At the Conference: Accepted submissions will be presented as a poster during the conference. We will provide more information once the acceptance notifications are sent out.
  • After the Conference: Adjunct Proceedings (Website, USB proceedings), and potentially Digital Library

What is a Work-In-Progress or Interactive Demo?

A Work-in-Progress is a concise report of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant for the AutomotiveUI community.  Interactive Demos are presentations that highlight and foster discussion of current research in the area of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications.  For Interactive Demos, bring and/or present prototypes, services, devices, and systems for hands-on interaction.

In contrast to other submission types (e.g., papers and notes), Works-in-Progress and Interactive Demos represent work that either has not reached a level of completion expected of a conference paper or for which a conference paper is not the most effective communication method.  That said, appropriate submissions should make a contribution to the body of AutomotiveUI knowledge, whether realized or promised. A significant benefit of a Work-in-Progress or Interactive Demo derives from the discussion between the author and conference attendees fostered by the face-to-face presentation of the work. To enrich the quality of the submission for both categories, we also encourage authors to submit a video of their work as supplementary material.

Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo abstracts appear in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings. The authors retain copyright, and the material from them can be used as the basis for future publications as long as there are significant revisions from the original.

Prepare and Submit your Work-in-Progress or Interactive Demo

Submissions consist of two (Work-in-Progress) or three (Interactive Demo) related documents. Failure to submit either document will result in an automatic rejection. Due to the very rapid selection process, we cannot offer any extensions to the deadline. The required documents are:

  1. A two- to six-page poster abstract prepared in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format (LaTeX, Word) and submitted as a PDF file. Your poster abstract should be close to camera-ready and thoroughly copy-edited. Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo submissions are not anonymous and must include all author names, affiliations, and contact information. Note: Any submission longer than 6 pages (including references!) and/or not adhering to the Extended Abstracts Format will be automatically rejected. Submitted versions for review process must not include page numbers.
  2. An electronic version of the poster that you will present at the conference. Your poster should be close to camera-ready. For the review, your poster should be reduced to one standard page in size and submitted as a PDF file. Physical posters presented at the conference shall not be larger than A0 size. If your poster is accepted, you must bringing a printed copy to the conference. If you forget your poster, or leave it on the airplane, or it is damaged in transit, or there are other problems, there is a Kinkos in Ann Arbor (Plymouth Road) where it can be printed at a nontrivial cost.
  3. The Interactive Demos submissions must further include a separate appendix describing in detail the elements of the demonstration and the technical requirements of the demonstration (required visual and acoustical settings, space requirements, the power supply needed, networking options and what else might be required at the conference site) and which of the default equipment/resources they will use.

Due to the short selection cycle, there will not be changes between your submissions and the camera-ready final documents, except in rare circumstances.

Both the Extended Abstract and the poster should communicate:

  1. A concise description of the work
  2. Implications of the work for the AutomotiveUI community
  3. Recommendations for further investigation and/or incorporation into practice

Your extended abstract should be submitted by August 24, 2016, 17:00 GMT to the submission system and be prepared according to the requirements stated above.

Equipment and Resources (Interactive Demos)

Participants are expected to bring the necessary equipment to the conference site with them. By default, the conference will provide:

  • 1 table
  • 2 chairs
  • 1 poster board with enough space left for one A0-sized poster in portrait orientation
  • power (110V, 60 Hz AC)
  • Internet (Ethernet and Wi-Fi)
  • Additional resources may be available upon request.

Work-In-Progress / Interactive Demo Selection Process

The submission will be selected using a modified single blind review process.  The reviewers will know the names of the authors (because they will be on the submission), but the reviewers will remain anonymous.  After the initial reviewers make their recommendation, the final decision will be made jointly by the general chair and four program chairs. Submissions are rated on two scales, overall evaluation (-2=strong reject to +2 strong accept) and reviewer’s confidence (0=none to 4=high).  Accepted submissions will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., through USB sticks and on the conference website) and should be in the ACM Digital Library.  All submissions are considered confidential during the review process.

Each submission will be reviewed on the following criteria, acknowledging the early-stage nature of the work:

  • 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?
  • 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.)
  • 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?
  • Written Presentation: How 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?

The extended abstract shall not contain sensitive, confidential, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Submissions shall not be anonymous. However, confidentiality of submissions will be 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, with the exception of title and author information which will be published on the website prior to the conference.

Summaries of completed work or reduced versions of main track AutomotiveUI submissions are inappropriate as a Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo submission and will be rejected.

Upon Acceptance of Your Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo Submission

Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on September 8, 2016. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, and details on the poster presentation and scheduling at the conference.

Upon acceptance, you will receive a (digital) copyright form, which you are required to complete. You cannot change the title of your paper after you submitted the copyright form! Once the copyright form is completed, we will provide you with the copyright information to be put into your paper. With this, you can submit the final version through the submission system. Please remember to remove any page numbers for this final submission. Submission of the camera-ready version includes, and is not complete without, giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above.

Upon acceptance, at least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the work-in-progress and/or interactive demonstration abstracts to be published.

At the Conference

Authors are expected to attend the conference and will be assigned a time and location to present their poster to conference attendees. The authors will also have the chance to introduce their work to the audience in a WIP madness session before their poster presentation. Work-in-progress/Interactive Demo submissions whose authors are not at the conference to present their poster may be withdrawn from the Adjunct Proceedings and the Digital Library.

After the Conference

Accepted Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo poster abstracts and poster PDFs will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., through USB sticks and on the conference website) and we plan to secure publication in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.

AutomotiveUI 2016 Work-in-progress and Interactive Demo Co-Chairs

For further information, please contact the work-in-progress & interactive demo co-chairs at wip-demos(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)auto-ui.org.

Work-in-Progress and Interactive Demo Program Committee

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