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Rhona Charron <[log in to unmask]>
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Rhona Charron <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 17 Jan 1997 16:34:15 PST
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PLEASE NOTE:  Submission date is NEXT WEEK   -   January 24th, 5pm (PST)

Final Call for Submissions

CHI97 Special Interest Group (SIG) Call for Participation

 CHI 97 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) enable groups sharing an interest
 meet informally for at least one and a half hours of discussion at the

 conference. CHI 97 provides meeting facilities and will advertise SIG
  meetings to the rest of the conference. Accepted proposals received
  by January 24th, 1997 will be advertised in the final program. SIGs
  after that date will be announced only at the conference.

 Following the conference SIG organisers are encouraged to submit an
 summarising the SIG for publication in the SIGCHI Bulletin. Additionally
 several SIGs have led to proposals for successful workshops at
 CHI conferences.

 To view the call on the WWW:

 Special Interest Groups Co-Chairs

 Rhona Charron, MPR Teltech Ltd., CANADA
 Mark Leonard, Hewlett - Packard (Canada) Ltd., CANADA

 Review Process

 SIG proposals will be reviewed by a committee, with acceptance based on
 relevance of the theme to the field.

 The success of a SIG depends on organisers providing effective
 and planning. Potential SIG organisers are encouraged to contact the
 Special Interest Groups Co-Chairs before submitting a proposal to
 their ideas and any questions they may have.

 send questions or proposal ideas to:
 [log in to unmask]



 You should prepare a Proposal which will be used in the review process,
 Summary to be published in the CHI 97 Conference Companion if the SIG is


 Prepare a one-page proposal for review purposes describing how the SIG
 discussion will be organised.

 Conference Companion Summary.

 Prepare a one-page summary describing the SIG, suitable for publication
 the CHI 97 Conference Companion.

 The summary should begin with title, leader, leader contact information
 keywords, and continue with a summary of the topic, issues and goals. It
 must be prepared in the Conference Proceedings Format except that no
 abstract is required.

 Electronic Version.
 The electronic version of the Extended Abstract must be provided on a
disk (PC or Mac). The disk should have a label indicating the     disk's
type (PC or Mac), the primary author, the title of the submission, and
the format of the file on the disk.


 Upon Acceptance

 For proposals received by January 24, 1997, 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard
 authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by February
 Note that because of the late submission deadline, there will be no
 to prepare new versions of the summary, so your submission material must
 prepared carefully.

 The summaries of accepted SIGs received after January 24th, 1997 will
not be
 published in the CHI 97 Conference Companion.


 Ground Rules

   1.  Your submission must be in English.
   2.  Electronic and fax submissions are not accepted.
   3.  Submissions which arrive after the deadline will not be published
        they are accepted.
   4.  Your submission should contain no proprietary or confidential
        material and should cite no proprietary or confidential
   5.  Responsibility for permissions to use video, audio or pictures of
        identifiable people rests with you, not CHI 97.
   6.  If your submission is accepted, it will not be published without
        copyright release forms signed by the first-listed author or a
        representative of the first author's institution.
   7.  We strongly suggest the use of express mail or a courier service,
        speedy delivery. Customs labels should bear the words
        materials with no commercial value."

You can also access CHI97 SIGS on the web:

Please follow the steps in this checklist to ensure completeness in your

1. Read the Conference Overview.

2. Fill out Cover Pages One and Three (AV requests - ONLY overhead and/or
Flip chart).

3. Prepare an Extended Abstract (one page) in the Conference Proceedings
format for publication, as described above.

4. Prepare a Proposal for review, as described above.

5. Prepare an Electronic Version of the Extended Abstract for publication
on the CHI 97 Electronic Publication, as described above. The Electronic
Version must be submitted on a disk with the disk labeled either PC or

6. Collect Cover Pages One and Three, the Proposal, and the Extended
Abstract, in the order given, in a packet, and make 7 copies of the
packet. Use 8.5 x 11 inch or A4 paper.

7.  Make sure each copy of the packet is stapled, not loose or held by

8.  Include an extra, camera-ready copy of the Extended Abstract. Do not
staple it to anything.

9. Send the 7 copies of your submission packet, the camera-ready copy of
the Extended Abstract, the disk containing the Electronic Version of the
Extended Abstract to the Send To address shown.

10. You will be notified by email that your submission has been received.

Send  to:

 Rhona Charron
 MPR Teltech Ltd.
 8999 Nelson Way
 Burnaby, BC.
 V5A 4B5
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