Work in progress

Quick Facts

This year a Work-in-Progress is a concise 4-page report of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant for the AutomotiveUI community. The work will be presented at the conference in poster format. All accepted WIP submissions will be available in the ACM digital library. Submission details will be published at

Selection process: Curated

Submission: Precision conference submission system


Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 20, 2019
Decision notification: July 18, 2019
Camera-ready version: July 25, 2019
Conference: September 22-25, 2019

All deadlines are AoE (anywhere on earth) on the date shown.

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:

Participate in the reviewing process: One author from each submitted WIP submission should be nominated to act as a reviewer. Each nominated reviewer will be expected to review approximately two other WIP submissions. This will not only lower the burden on reviewers, but also provides you an opportunity to get a sense of what others are presenting as WIP submissions.

At the Conference: Accepted submissions will be presented as a poster during the conference.

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

Chairs:   Ignacio Alvarez, Duncan Brumby, Shadan Sadeghian Borojeni, Missie Smith


A Work-in-Progress is a concise 4-page report of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant for the AutomotiveUI community. They 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 derives from the discussion between the author and conference attendees fostered by the face-to-face presentation of the work. Work-in-Progress 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.

For each submission, one of the authors (i.e., an author of the PCS submission, which is usually the contact author) must be nominated to act as a reviewer for other WIP submissions. Each nominated reviewer will be expected to review two proposals. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about cutting-edge research. In addition, for PhD students, it may be an excellent first exposure to the review process.

Ignacio Alvarez, Duncan Brumby, Shadan Sadeghian Borojeni, Missie Smith

Further details


Submissions require one document, as outlined below:

  1. Extended Abstract: An extended abstract prepared in the ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format with a maximum 150-word abstract, submitted as a PDF file without page numbers.
    • Any submission longer than 4 pages (not counting references) and/or not adhering to the Extended Abstracts Format will be automatically rejected.
    • Your extended abstract should be close to camera-ready.
    • Anonymization: The submissions need to be anonymized for double-blind review. We use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. However, you do need to completely remove identifying information from the title/header area of the paper, and also make sure that it does not appear in the document’s metadata. Citations to your own previous work must NOT be anonymized so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account. We encourage authors to refer to their previous work in the third person. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper, while encouraged, is left to the authors’ discretion.
    • Submissions must be in well written English. Note: If your English writing skills are not very good, we recommend asking a professional editor to edit your manuscript before submission.

The Extended Abstract should explicitly 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

Also, please consider the following policies and guidelines:

Please submit your work using the Precision Submission System and prepare it according to the requirements stated above.

Due to the short selection cycle, there will not be an opportunity to make major changes in the extended abstracts between your submissions and the camera-ready final documents, so please ensure your submission is close to camera-ready.


The submissions will be selected using a double-blind review process. Neither the reviewers will know the names of the authors, nor will the authors know the names of the reviewers. After the initial reviewers make their recommendation, the final decision will be made by the work-in-progress co-chairs. Submissions are rated on two scales, overall evaluation and reviewer’s confidence that changes can be made. 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 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 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?
  • 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 4-page limit? Is the paper well written (e.g., no grammatical errors, references are formatted properly)?
  • The 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. 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 submission and will be rejected.


Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, and details on the poster 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 submit the copyright form.
  2. Once the copyright form is completed, we will provide you with the copyright information you must insert into your extended abstract.
  3. The final camera-ready version needs to be submitted via the Precision Submission System. The submission includes, and is not complete without, giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above.

A member of the program 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 work-in-progress chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the extended abstract from the program. Upon acceptance, at least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the work-in-progress abstracts to be published.


Authors are expected to attend the conference and will be assigned a time and location to present their poster to conference attendees. Posters shall not be larger than A0 size.

Work-in-Progress submissions whose authors are not at the conference to present their poster may be withdrawn from the Adjunct Proceedings and the Digital Library.


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