Staffan Björk, PLAY, Interactive Institute, Sweden
Jan Gulliksen, Uppsala University, Sweden
Send Quetsions to
3 January 2003, 5PM (17:00) at your local time
Short Talks and Interactive Posters have become a very popular way to
present late breaking results. As a result, this submission category is
very competitive and you should carefully consider late deadline
alternatives such as
the doctoral consortium,
as well as informal opportunities at the conference such as
informal SIGs and
Call for Participation
Short Talks and Interactive Posters are two presentation formats for
the same submission. Short Talks are brief oral presentations with very
little time for demonstrations or video clips. Interactive Posters
focus more on discussion between the author and attendees around a
poster. There is a scheduled spotlight on posters within one of the
conference breaks, but poster presenters may attend their poster at
several times during the conference. You may express a preference for a
presentation format, but there is no guarantee that we will be able to
meet your preference.
The Short Talks and Interactive Posters category provides an opportunity to:
- present exciting new findings and innovative designs,
- demonstrate promising work in progress that is still in a state to be
influenced through discussion,
- raise thought-provoking or argumentative opinions, or
- present tightly argued essays.
The goal for this category is to provide a short, concise report of
work that is important and likely to influence the CHI community. In
line with the conference theme of New Horizons, this category aims at
attracting attention from a broad range of disciplines and a wide
variety of topics and methodologies. Submissions within the special
areas of communication and interaction, emotion and e-learning are
Each submission will be reviewed on the basis of the validity and
clarity of the results, the originality of the work, the quality of the
written presentation and its contribution to the field of HCI in a wide
perspective. The same review criteria will be applied for Short Talks
and Interactive Posters as for papers. In addition, the submission's
suitability for presentation as a Short Talk or an Interactive Poster
will be considered when accepting a paper for a particular presentation
If you wish to request a mentor, please see the description of the
and contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than
27 September 2002.
Preparing Submissions: Format and Requirements
Submissions should be two-page papers; accepted submissions will be
published in the CHI 2003 Extended Abstracts. A submission should
- a concise description of the idea,
- the results or findings,
- the implications of the work to the field of HCI, and
- recommendations for further investigation.
Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations
should be included. Summaries of wider findings or reduced versions of
longer papers are not suitable for the Short Talks and Interactive
Posters submission category. Submissions should present original and
unpublished work that has not been submitted elsewhere.
Authors should indicate their order of preference for the two
presentation styles, Short Talks or Interactive Posters. The submission
will primarily be considered for the preferred presentation style but
may also be regarded for the second choice. Authors who wish to be
considered for poster presentation should include a poster sketch with
The paper, as submitted for review, will be regarded as the final
camera-ready version of the paper. Therefore, the paper submission must
be clearly written, carefully proofread, and correctly formatted.
To ensure that your submission will be acceptable, follow all
the guidance on the
Conference Publications Format and the
Guide to Successful Papers Submissions.
Only contributions submitted as PDF files will be considered for
acceptance. We will use your electronically submitted PDF file during
the review process, and, if accepted, the submitted PDF file is what we
will print. Poster sketches should also be submitted as PDF files and
should be formatted so they can be printed on a single page in
Confidentiality of Submissions
Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review
process. All submitted materials will be kept confidential until the
date of the conference.
Submissions should contain no information or materials that will be
proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite
no publications that are proprietary or confidential at the time of
Responsibility for permissions to use video, audio or pictures of
identifiable people rests with you, not with CHI 2003.
- Your submission must be in English.
- Submissions arriving after the deadline will not be considered.
- Your submission should contain no proprietary or confidential
material and should cite no proprietary or confidential publications.
- Responsibility for permissions to use video, audio or pictures of identifiable people rests with you, not with CHI
- Short Papers and Interactive Posters must be submitted
electronically. Submissions will not be accepted by mail, fax or email.
If you cannot produce such an electronic submission, please contact the
Co-Chairs as soon as possible.
Submitting your Proposal
The CHI 2003 electronic submission software is currently being
re-written. When this process has been completed, this section of
the call will be updated. You will be asked to submit
the PDF file of your paper via the CHI 2003 Electronic
Submission Web Page. Follow the
instructions to submit the PDF file and enter the requested
information. You will receive email notification upon receipt of your
It is very important that you are available in the days after the
submission deadline in case we encounter
any problems in handling your PDF file and need to contact you.
Authors will be sent an email notification of acceptance or rejection by 3 February 2003. Please note that, due to
publication schedules, revisions of accepted papers will not be possible.
Authors of accepted Interactive Posters must produce a poster in
preparation for the conference. Detailed instruction for how to prepare
posters will be part of the acceptance notification, but are
elsewhere on this website.
At the Conference
Short Talks will consist of a 10-minute presentation with an additional
5 minutes for discussion. Only standard technology support - data and
overhead projector - will be provided for Short Talks.
Interactive Posters will be displayed during the conference in a
central public area. Each poster area will have the opportunity to use
table space for additional handouts or mini-demonstrations. A limited
number of power supplies may be made available and must be requested
with the submission. However, we cannot guarantee to provide power for
CHI 2003 will not cover for additional costs for the presentations.
Authors must be by the poster during a scheduled poster session for
discussion with the attendees but are also encouraged to be available
Please perform the activities in this checklist to ensure completeness
in your submission.
- Read the
Conference Overview and
Submissions: Process & Format.
- Prepare a two-page paper in the
conference publications format.
- Create a PDF file of your submission.
- If you wish to be considered for poster presentation, prepare a
poster sketch and a PDF file of that sketch.
- Test the PDF file(s) by viewing or printing it with the same software
we will use when we receive it, Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 5. This is
widely used and obtainable at no cost from
- Note that documents containing non-North American or non-European
fonts (e.g. Asian fonts) can not be read with the version of Acrobat
that will be used by most reviewers. Please do not use Asian fonts, and
verify this by testing with a North American/European version of
Acrobat reader (obtainable as above). Something as minor as including a
space or punctuation character in a two-byte font can render a file
- Go to the CHI2003 Electronic Submission Web Page:
https://precisionconference.com/~sigchi/cgi-bin/FormWizard?/templates/preLogin.tmpl, and follow the instructions for
electronic submissions to submit the PDF file(s) and enter the
requested information, including author information, keywords, and