Interactive Demos

Quick Facts

Interactive Demo submissions must consist of a thorough description of the technology / interactive prototype/ interface or methodology being presented, images or video links to the demo, and a description of the demo requirements (space, power and connectivity).

PLEASE NOTE: The Interactive Demo track is primarily intended for academic or otherwise noncommercial interactive showcases. If you are a company and would like to showcase your product, you can do so by becoming an exhibitor.

Submission page: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: Submissions should use the new single-column ACM SIGCHI template. See below for further information.

Selection process: Review by Chairs

Chairs: Shan Bao and Alexander Mirnig
demoexhibit@auto-ui.org

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Junel 5, 2020
Decision notification: July, 2020
Final formatted version: July 17, 2020
Conference: September 21-22, 2020


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, techniques, and developments 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. 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 interactive prototype. Demos should foster conversations around technology, application and methodologies relevant for the AutoUI community. 

Shan Bao and Alexander Mirnig
demoexhibit@auto-ui.org

Further details


Prepare and Submit

Submissions consist of two documents (extended abstract and technical requirements) uploaded to the Precision conference submission system:

  1. Extended Abstract:
    • The length of the extended abstract must not exceed 2,000 words, including all main body text. Figures and tables each count as 250 words. For example, a paper with 2 figures (2 x 250 = 500) should not exceed 1,500 words (i.e., 2,000 minus 500). The abstract should be 150 words or less. References do not count towards the word limit.
    • Please use the single-column ACM SIGCHI template.
      1. Word: Write your extended abstract using the Submission Template (Review Submission Format). Follow the embedded instructions to apply the paragraph styles to your various text elements. The text is in single-column format at this stage and no additional formatting is required at this point. A video demonstration of the new template can be found here: https://youtu.be/sUGEoPaXRKQ
      2. LaTeX: Please use the latest version of the Master Article Template - LaTeX (1.65; published October 21, 2019) to create your article submission. With the “sample-sigchi.tex” template, use the “manuscript” call to create a single column format, i.e., setting \documentclass[manuscript]{acmart}. Please review the LaTeX documentation and ACM’s LaTeX best practices guide should you have any questions.

More details regarding the new ACM workflow for publications can be found here: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow

    • Any submissions exceeding the word limits and/or not adhering to the template will be automatically rejected.
    • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information.
    • Papers should be submitted in the English language and contain no spelling or grammar errors. We recommend to have your article proofread by native speakers of English before submission.
  1. Technical requirements:
    • A one-page summary (list) of the technical requirements for the demo in terms of space, power, connectivity, and/or other equipment.
  2. The submission should explicitly communicate:
    • A description of the Interactive Demo being presented.
    • Images or video links of the demo.
    • Implications of the work for the AutoUI community.
  3. Also, please consider the following policies and guidelines:

Your extended abstract should be submitted by June 5, 2020 to the 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 based on review by the Demos Chairs. Accepted submissions will be made available in the AutoUI 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.

Submissions 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 by June 30, 2020. 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) ACM eRights form, which you are required to complete. You cannot change the title of your paper after you submitted the ACM eRights form.
  2. After the ACM eRights form is submitted, ACM we will provide you with the rights information you must insert into your paper via email.
  3. Follow the instructions to transform the submitted (and revised) manuscript into the final, formatted version. Detailed instructions along with a video tutorial will be sent to authors regarding this stage. The final formatted version will then be uploaded through the production system.

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.

Authors from outside of the U.S. are urged to verify their visa requirements as early as possible (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html). The AutoUI Organization, ACM and SIGCHI do not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. ACM can however issue a visa support letter. Please see our visa support section for more information.

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 communicated closer to the conference date.

After the Conference

Accepted Interactive Demo abstracts will be made available in the AutoUI 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.