We are pleased to announce a new submission category for CHI 2001. The CHI
2001 Design Expo provides another opportunity to present design work to the
CHI community. Design solutions can be submitted in a variety of formats,
will be reviewed by members of the design community, and will be presented
by a moderator, discussant, and the author during regularly scheduled
sessions at CHI 2001.
As with many other categories, the submission deadline for the Design Expo
is 8 September 2000. Please see the CFP later in this email for additional
details. If you have any questions, please contact the Design Expo
Co-Chairs, Jonathan Arnowitz and Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
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See you in Seattle!
Julie Jacko and Andrew Sears
CHI 2001 Co-Chairs
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
The Design Expo is a new category for CHI 2001 that provides an opportunity
to present design work to the broad CHI community. Submissions to this
category will be presented by a moderator and discussant in a conference
session. Submissions should show designs and/or implementations of solutions
to design problems in computer-human interaction. Special focus should be
given to design solutions that address the conference theme of "anyone.
TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
Design solutions for interaction and display problems, visual display,
auditory display/sonic interaction and feedback, haptic interaction and
feedback, solutions for special access by children, the elderly, and
users with disabilities. Domains appropriate to this category include
traditional screen-based solutions, information appliances, and hand-held
devices. Target implementations can include but are not limited to operating
systems, application software, media layers and system extensions, and
Design solutions should include two-page papers to be published in the CHI
2001 Extended Abstracts supported by a visual or interactive illustration in
accompanying images, digital video figures limited to 2 minutes in length,
or self-contained digital demos limited to 10MB in data size. The written
submission must stand on its own and should include: a statement of the
design problem with supporting contextual description; alternative design
proposals you considered to solve the problem; a concise description of
constraints on implementation of your design solution; implications of your
work to the field of HCI; and recommendations for further investigation.
Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations and
preceding work in this particular problem area should be included.The visual
or interactive illustration should also stand on its own, but must also add
substantially to the two-page paper. Summaries of wider findings or reduced
versions of longer papers are not suitable for this category. You must
include instructions for operating your interactive illustration, if
required, in an addendum to your extended abstract.
Each submission will be reviewed on the basis of its contribution to the
field of HCI, evaluation or demonstration of the results, innovation in
matching the problem to a solution, originality of the work, and quality of
the written and illustrative presentation. Please see the papers submission
category for more information on these review criteria. Additionally, the
submission must stand on its own so that it is suitable for presentation by
a moderator/discussant. Submissions to this exposition will be reviewed by
designers according to the above criteria. Selection is based on quality of
design solution, applicability to the conference theme, and suitability for
presentation in this category.
A design expo submission consists of two parts: a two-page extended abstract
and a visual or interactive illustration. Prepare your two-page extended
abstract in the CHI Conference Publications Format including title, author
information, abstract, keywords, body and references.
The visual or interactive illustration must be digital and must stand on its
own without requiring special hardware or software. The format of your
illustration may be a sequence of images, a digital video (MPEG-1 or
QuickTime formats only) illustrating interaction, or a prototype or limited
application in a cross-platform format (e.g., Director, Shockwave, Flash,
QuickTime, HTML). Visual or interactive illustrations must operate on a
standard configuration PC or Macintosh computer (please contact us at the
Send To address for more details) and may not be submitted in a proprietary
file type without a widely available player application free from licensing
or registration conditions. For additional details, contact us at the Send
To address. Your illustration may not required more than 10M of hard disk
storage space, and should be self-contained. URLs are not sufficient for
this illustration, although they may be included in the extended abstract.
You are encouraged to make the original submission available to individuals
who might later request it. Prepare this illustration to be shown or
demonstrated at the conference For purposes of archiving and distributing
your illustration at the conference, you must provide a version that is
transferrable to videotape. Please inquire of the co-chairs if you have
further questions or need assistance.
Both the two-page extended abstract, prepared as a single PDF file, and the
visual or interactive illustration should be sent to us electronically via
FTP. Please contact us at the Send To address or phone number for additional
details regarding the FTP site. If you cannot submit your materials via FTP,
contact us to make alternative arrangements.
Authors will bve notified of acceptance or rejection by 6 November 2000.
Extended abstracts of accepted design expo submissions will be published in
the CHI 2001 Extended Abstracts. Videos of the illustrations will be
published in the CHI 2001 Video Program. Accepted authors will be given the
opportunity to submit an edited video prior to CHI 2001 producing the
conference video. The primary author of each accepted submission will
receive an Author Kit with detailed instructions on how to submit
camera-ready materials for publication. These materials are due by 8
AT THE CONFERENCE
Submissions will be grouped by related themes and presented by a moderator,
and compared, contrasted, and remarked by a discussant from the field of
design for HCI during one of two sessions. Authors must be present during
these sessions to present the actual design (not just the video of the
design) and answer questions from the audience.
- Your submission must be in English.
- Submissions will not be accepted by fax or hard copy.
- Illustrations must operate on a standard configuration PC or Macintosh
computer (please contact us at the Send To address for more details) and may
not be submitted in a proprietary file type without a widely available
player application free from licensing or registration conditions. The
illustration for publication must be transferrable to videotape for
distribution to conference attendees.
- Submissions will be made electronically via an FTP site. Contact us at the
Send To address for additional details. If you cannot submit your materials
via FTP, contact us to make alternative arrangements.
- 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 or systems rests with you, not CHI 2001.
- We strongly suggest that you send your electronic submission early and
follow up to ensure that is has been received in working order.
- You will recieve email notification upon receipt of your submission.
Please perform the activities in this checklist to ensure completeness in
- Read the Conference Overview and Submitting to CHI.
- Prepare the two-page extended abstract in the Conference Publications
Format, as described above.
- Create a PDF version of your extended abstract. If you cannot prepare an
electronic PDF file to send to us, please contact us at the Send To email
- Prepare your digital illustration for review and presentation at the
conference. If accepted, you will have an opportunity to create a video
version of your illustration to be published in the CHI 2001 Video Program.
- Secure the rights for any third party materials used.
- Collect the extended abstract and your digital illustration.
- Name your files using the following convention: Expo_[author's
initials]_[file contents].[extension, if necessary]. Author's initials
should be the primary author's initials only, with no periods, hyphens, or
underscores; file contents should be Abs for the extended abstract and
Illus# for the illustration. If your illustration is more than one file,
append a single digit to the name Illus to identify them in series. Do not
include brackets in the file name. File type extensions may be used as
- Submit via FTP. To obtain details regarding the FTP site, contact us at
the Send To address shown. Submissions will not be accepted via email since
contributions are likely to exceed server size limits.
- Please ask for assistance from the Design Expo chairs if you are unsure of
how to proceed.
Design Expo Co-Chairs:
Cambridge Technology Partners
8 September 2000
Tel.: +1 415 290 2074
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