Submission format: Submissions should use the new single-column ACM SIGCHI template. See below for further information.
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: Yi-Ching Lee, Anuj Pradhan, and Ronald Schroeter
A Work in Progress is a concise report of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant for the AutoUI 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 AutoUI 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 AutoUI 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 (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.
Yi-Ching Lee, Anuj Pradhan, and Ronald Schroeter
Submissions require one document, as outlined below:
More details regarding the new ACM workflow for publications can be found here: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow
The Extended Abstract should explicitly communicate:
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.
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 Chairs. Accepted submissions 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 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:
During the WIP review, the first and the last criteria listed here ('significance' and ‘engender discussion') will be considered to be twice as important as the other criteria, and therefore will be weighted accordingly.
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 AutoUI 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.
A member of the program committee and the publication chairs will check that your final output meets the requirements for publication and, if so, will finalize the acceptance. Authors are encouraged to submit their final revision earlier than the deadline, in case it is judged that the paper does not meet the committee requirements. If authors are unable to meet these requirements by the deadline, the program chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program.
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 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.
Authors are 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 Adjunct Proceedings and the Digital Library.
Posters can be set-up at the start of the work-in-progress session and need to be removed at the end of the session. Each poster will have a specific location assigned.
Poster size: Max A0, attached with material provided by the organizers. Posters should have:
Accepted Work-in-Progress poster abstracts will be made available in the AutoUI 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.