Interactive Demos

Quick Facts

Interactive Demo submissions (either Demo or Industry Showcase) must consist of a thorough description of the technology / product/ interface or methodology being displayed, images or video links to the demo and a description of the demo requirements (space, power and connectivity) in 2-4 pages.

Submission: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: Submissions should observe the CHI Extended Abstract template and should be no more than 4 pages (not including references and auxiliary information).
Templates for submission (Word and LaTeX) can be found here:

Selection process: Juried

Chairs: Paweł Woźniak and Debargha Dey

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 6th, 2019
Decision notification: July 10th, 2019
Camera-ready version: July 19th, 2019*
Conference: September 22-25, 2019

*Submission deadline expanded to Friday, July 19th 2019.
All deadlines are AoE (anywhere on earth) on the date shown.

After the Conference: All accepted papers are accessible in the conference proceedings, available on the ACM Digital Library.


About Interactive Demos

Interactive Demos are presentations / demonstrations that highlight and foster discussion of current research and development in the area of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications. We see demos as catalysts for innovation and collaboration and we encourage submissions from both industry and academia. We accept both Academic Demos and Industry Showcases under the Interactive Demo category. All accepted Interactive Demo submissions will be available in the ACM digital library.

A Demo is an exhibition of the operation or use of a device, machine, interface, process or product. Demos should foster conversations around technology, application and methodologies relevant for the AutomotiveUI community. 

An Industry Showcase is a concise presentation of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking industry-related work relevant for the AutomotiveUI community.

Paweł Woźniak and Debargha Dey

Further details

Prepare and Submit

Submissions consist of two documents (extended abstract and technical requirements) uploaded to PCS:

  1. Extended Abstract:
    • A maximum 4-page (including references) extended abstract prepared in the CHI Extended Abstracts Format (, submitted as a PDF file without page numbers.
    • Any submissions longer than 4 pages and/or not adhering to the Extended Abstracts Format will be automatically rejected.
    • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information.
    • Submissions should contain an abstract of maximum 150 words.
    • Your extended abstract should be close to camera-ready.
    • Submissions must be in well written English. Note: If your English writing skills are not very good, we recommend to ask a professional editor to edit your manuscript before submission.
  2. Technical requirements:
    • A one-page summary (list) of the technical requirements for the demo in terms of space, power, connectivity, and/or other equipment.
  3. The submission should explicitly communicate:
    • A description of the Interactive Demo being displayed.
    • Images or video links of the demo.
    • Implications of the work for the AutomotiveUI community.
  4. Also, please consider the following policies and guidelines:

Your extended abstract should be submitted by June 6, 2019 AoE to Precision Conference System, and be prepared according to the requirements stated above.

The extended abstract should not contain sensitive, confidential, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. 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. Subsequently, all accepted submissions will be accessible in the ACM Digital Library as a part of the adjunct proceedings of the conference.

Selection Process

The submissions will be selected using a peer review process. After the initial reviewers make their recommendation, the final decision will be made by the interactive demo chairs. Submissions are rated on two scales, overall evaluation and reviewer’s confidence. Accepted submissions will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., on the conference website) and will appear 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 Interactive Demo 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 Interactive Demo?
  • Validity: How appropriate are the chosen methods for the work being undertaken?
  • Visual Presentation: How well does the description of the Interactive Demo effectively communicate the most important facets of the work? To what degree is the Interactive Demo likely to draw in an audience?
  • Ability of the Work to Engender Discussion: To what degree will the presentation of this Interactive Demo stimulate interesting conversation among researchers or practitioners?

Upon Acceptance of Your submission

Interactive Demo authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on July 10, 2019. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, and details on the Interactive Demo presentation and scheduling at the conference.

  1. Upon acceptance, you will receive a digital copyright form, which you are required to complete. Please note that you cannot change the title of your paper after you submitted the copyright form.
  2. Once the copyright form is submitted, we will provide you with the copyright information you must insert into your paper.
  3. The final camera-ready version needs should be submitted through PCS as soon as possible, but no later than July 17, 2019. The submission includes, and is not complete without, giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above.
  4. A member of the committee and the publication chairs will check that the final version meets the requirements for publication and, if so, will finalize the acceptance. Authors are encouraged to submit their revision earlier than the deadline, in case it is judged that the paper does not meet the committee requirements. If the authors are unable to meet these requirements by the deadline, the Interactive Demo chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program.

At least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the Interactive Demo abstracts to be published.

At the Conference

Please arrange with the Interactive Demo Chairs that your Demo will be properly received at the venue if you are not carrying it with you. You will receive details ahead of time. Authors will be assigned a time and location to present their interactive demo to conference attendees.

Specific details about the logistics of the setup and equipment requirements will be released soon.

After the Conference

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