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Call for papers
ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

June 26-29, 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal


EICS 2017 is the ninth international conference devoted to engineering usable and effective interactive computing systems. Work presented at EICS covers the full range of aspects that come into play when "engineering" interactive systems, such as innovations in the design, development, deployment, verification and validation of interactive systems. Topics of interest include a.o. the design and development of systems incorporating new interaction techniques and multimodal interaction, multi-device interaction, mobile and pervasive systems, large-scale and big data applications, deployment of interactive systems, as well as novel development methods and processes.

EICS 2017 focuses on methods, techniques and tools that support designing and developing interactive systems. The Conference brings together people who study or practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from HCI, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, CSCW, Ubiquitous / Pervasive Systems and Game Development communities.

The conference proceedings are published by the ACM and appear in the ACM Digital Library.


Submissions are invited that advance the state of the art of the engineering of interactive systems. Topics include but are not limited to:

* Modelling and analysis of interaction and interactive systems
* processes for engineering interactive systems (e.g. design, implementation, prototyping, evaluation, verification and validation, testing)
* integrating interaction design into the software development process
* requirements engineering for interactive systems
* specification of interactive systems (methods, principles and tools)
* software architectures for interactive systems
* frameworks, toolkits, and APIs for interactive systems (e.g. API usability, interaction-driven API design)
* domain-specific languages for interactive systems
* formal methods within interactive systems engineering
* modelling and analysis of users’ activities
* engineering innovative interactive applications (e.g., adaptive, multimodal, tangible) 
* engineering hardware/software integration in interactive systems (e.g. fabrication and maker processes, physical computing etc.)
* engineering user experience (e.g., fun, affective)
* engineering complex interactive systems (e.g., large datasets, large communities, enterprise systems, collaborative systems)
* certification issues of interactive systems 


**Full Papers** present original and mature research work. High-quality, elaborated case studies and practice reports with generalizable findings will be considered too. Full papers should be about 10 pages of contents, anonymized, with additional pages of references. There is no limit on the number of pages of references. Full paper submissions will be reviewed by a senior PC member and three PC members. When the reviews are available, authors have to chance to provide a rebuttal with clarifications and answers on the reviewer comments. Rebuttals and reviews will be discussed at a live PC meeting. Authors will receive one of three possible decisions: reject, accept with minor modifications or second iteration with shepherding. The latter will get active guidance by a senior PC member and include submission of a revised version of the paper.

**Late-Breaking Results and Demonstrations Papers** (6 pages) describe preliminary results, ongoing work or demonstrate innovative approaches or systems that presents new ideas and concepts. Demonstrations will be published and will get stage time. For both LBR and demonstrations we expect submissions of no more than 6 pages in total.

Demonstrations are not product demonstrations, but rather an opportunity to highlight, explain, and present interesting technical aspects of (prototype) applications and environments. Demonstrations will be reviewed and published at the same level as LBR proceedings. Demonstration papers should include a description of the demo and preferably a walk-through section guiding the reader. For demonstrations, we strongly encourage submitting a video and additional material allowing first-hand experience of the proposed technique, application or environment, e.g. a Java or HTML5 demonstrator, or one hosted on the SHARE platform.

**Workshop proposals** should include: a description of the workshop aims and goals, the format of the workshop and the target audience (2 pages), accompanied by a free-form description of the organizers and their background as well as operational requirements and a short description of how contributions will be solicited (max 2 additional pages). Workshops can be half-day or full-day. Only workshops with at least six participants paying the associated fee by the early registration deadline will take place at the conference. Workshops will get the opportunity to present the work they cover and results as posters at the main conference to maximize their impact (meaning workshop participants have the possibility to create a poster and present it as part of the main conference). Workshop proposals will be curated by the workshop and tutorial chairs.

**Tutorial proposals** should address a topic that is of interest for a larger audience and that meets an identifiable educational need within the scope of the EICS themes. Tutorials will be integrated within the main conference programme and are therefore available to all conference participants. A tutorial will typically take up one session of the programme (ninety minutes) though exceptionally we would consider a half day format.
Tutorial submissions should comprise a 2-page description of the goals, the target audience and curriculum of the tutorial in ACM SIGCHI format.  Additionally, a free-form description of the author(s) background as well as prior experience in presenting the material and sample tutorial notes should be submitted.
The final tutorial notes will be included in the conference materials.

The **Doctoral Consortium (DC)** provides an opportunity for PhD students to present their research goals as well as intermediate results and to discuss them with leading experts in the field as well as with peers. Authors of accepted submissions will have their registration fee waived. Students will receive feedback on the quality of their presentation and on the proposed research itself. Students can be in intermediate or advanced stages of their research, but should not have completed their work yet, and should thus still be able to take feedback from the Consortium into account. The submission consists of a short paper (max 4 pages ACM Extended Abstract Format), and should be accompanied by a free-form CV of the PhD candidate. Accepted submissions will be distributed to all participants and to the members of the panel to allow them to prepare for a fruitful discussion during the DC session. Authors will be invited to present a poster and give a short talk about their PhD research during the main EICS conference. Additional information about how to prepare for the DC will be provided following acceptance.


Full Papers
Abstracts due: January 9, 2017
Paper submissions: January 16, 2017
Review notification: February 27, 2017
Rebuttals due: March 6, 2017
Notification (reject/conditional accept): March 20, 2017
Paper re-submissions: April 24, 2017
Final Decisions: May 8, 2017

Workshops (for organizers) and Tutorials
Submissions: January 27, 2017
Notification: February 10, 2017

Late-Breaking Results and Demonstrations
Submissions: April 12, 2017
Notification: May 10, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Submissions: April 17, 2017
Notification: May 08, 2017

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