WORK IN PROGRESS

At a Glance

A Work in Progress (WiP) is a concise report of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant to the AutomotiveUI community. It represents work that either has yet to reach the 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 contribute to the body of AutomotiveUI knowledge, whether realized or promised.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 19, 2024
Decision notification: July 17, 2024
Camera ready: August 7, 2024

Submissions are accepted until 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth). These dates are fixed; there will be no extensions.

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts formatted following the new single-column ACM SIGCHI format. Submissions will be accepted through the Precision Conference Submission system. Accepted Work-in-Progress extended 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.

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. In this spirit, accepted submissions will be presented as a (potentially digital) poster during the conference. For the first time at AutomotiveUI, we are offering the possibility to host “digital posters”. Authors can request a TV Screen or Touchscreen (55” or larger) to present their work. Digital posters are not intended to just show paper content in electronic form, but they should provide elements such as videos and/or animations (TV Screens) or even interactive formats such as clickable websites (Touchscreen). We hope that the options for digital posters allow authors to present their work in a more sophisticated way. Authors can request the digital poster format in PCS when submitting their work.

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

Chairs: Lionel Robert, Jeannie Lee, Ignacio Alvarez
wip@auto-ui.org

Further details


PREPARE AND SUBMIT

General formats and template information can be found here!

Extended Abstract: An extended abstract is required for WiP and must be formatted following the new single-column ACM SIGCHI format.

Page Limit

  • Page limit: 8 pages maximum (ACM single column, including references).

Any submission exceeding the page limits and/or not adhering to the template will be automatically rejected.

See details about the use of the templates.

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 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 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.

The Extended Abstract should explicitly communicate the following:

  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

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. Please ensure that your submission is as close to camera-ready as possible.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 Work in Progress Chairs will make the final decision. Accepted submissions will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (on the conference website), and 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:

  • 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?
  • Originality: How novel is the contribution? How clearly does the submission communicate how it differs from and goes beyond the most relevant previous work in this area? (Note that comprehensive literature searches are not expected for a Work-in-Progress submission, although the most relevant citations should be included.)
  • 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?
  • 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 word limits? Is the paper well written (e.g., no grammatical errors, references are adequately formatted)?

During the WIP review, the first two criteria (‘ability to engender discussion’ and ‘originality’) will be considered 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, except for title and author information which will be published on the website before 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.

UPON ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR SUBMISSION

WiP submission authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by July 17, 2024. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on preparing and submitting the final formatted version and details on the virtual poster, online poster presentation, and scheduling at the conference.

  1. Upon acceptance, you will receive a (digital) ACM eRights form, which you must complete. You must keep the title of your submission the same after you submit the ACM eRights form.
  2.  After the ACM eRights form is submitted, ACM will provide you with the rights information you must insert into your submission via email.
  3. Follow the instructions to transform the submitted (and revised) manuscript into the final, formatted version. The final formatted version will then be uploaded through the production system.

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 needs revisions to meet the committee requirements. If authors cannot meet these requirements by the deadline, the program chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program.

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