ACM IUI 2021 CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS (deadline extended)
In conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Intelligent User
Interfaces (IUI 2021)
College Station, TX, USA
April 13 - 17, 2021
IUI 2021 is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in
conjunction with the conference. The goal of the workshops is to provide a
venue for presenting research on focused topics of interest and an
informal forum to discuss research questions and challenges. Workshops
will be held on the first day of the conference. We invite submissions of
full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) workshop proposals on any of the
conference topics (or related). This year we are particularly interested
in workshops that have an interactive aspect.
Preference will be given to workshops with interactive and hands-on
sessions where participants can team up or work together towards the
common goal of the workshop. We encourage proposals for a wide range of
workshops, including but not limited to:
- "Mini-conferences" on specialized topics; such workshops may have their
own paper submission and review processes.
- "Late breaking work" meetings; such workshops usually have a lighter
review process (e.g. based on abstracts only).
- "Hands-on" workshops around a specific problem or topic that may wish to
ask participants to submit a position statement.
- "Mini-competitions", challenges, or hackathons around selected topics
with individual or team participation.
== PROPOSAL FORMAT ==
Note: One of the keys to a successful workshop submission is to CONTACT
THE CHAIRS WITH YOUR IDEAS ([log in to unmask]), and work together
to prepare an exciting proposal!
Workshop proposals should be maximum 2 pages long and follow the standard
sigconf format, using one of the Interim ACM templates available at
Please submit your proposal via the PCS 2.0 submission system
The proposals should be organized as follows:
- Name and title: A one-word workshop acronym and a full title.
- Description of workshop topic and goal: This description should discuss
the relevance of the suggested topic to the IUI audience. Include a brief
discussion of why and for which audience the workshop is of particular
- Organizers: Names, affiliations, emails, and web pages of the workshop
organizers. This can be a single person or a group of people. Strong
proposals normally include organizers who bring differing perspectives on
the topic and are actively connected to the communities of potential
participants. Please indicate the primary contact person and the
organizers who plan to attend the workshop.
- Previous history: List of previous workshops that were held on the topic
including the conferences that hosted past workshops and the number of
participants. Also please provide the list of other workshops organized by
workshop organizers in the past.
- Workshop program committee: Names and affiliation of the members of the
(tentative) workshop program committee that will evaluate the workshop
- Participants: A statement saying how many participants you expect and
how you plan to invite participants for the workshop. We recommend the
proposal to include the names of at least 10 people who have expressed
interest to participate in, or contribute a paper to, the workshop.
- Workshop format: A brief description of the workshop format regarding
the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels,
demonstrations, and general discussion.
- Length: Full-day or half-day.
- Proposal format: Workshop proposals should be maximum 2 pages long and
follow the formatting instructions from (sigconf):
- Workshop proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the workshop chairs.
- Organizers: We strongly encourage all of the workshop organizers to
attend IUI and take part in their workshop. This can make the workshops
more appealing for the participants and strengthen the discussion part.
- Workshop summary: An extended abstract with a summary of the workshop
goals and an overview of the workshop topics will be included in the ACM
Digital Library for IUI 2021.
- Workshop proceedings: At the convenience of the workshop organizers, we
will arrange a joint volume of online proceedings for the workshop papers.
Workshops should request the authors to submit papers in the ACM SIGCHI
- Cancellation: Workshops with few submissions by January 3 2021 may be
cancelled, shortened, merged with other workshops, or otherwise
restructured. This will be done in consultation between the IUI 2021
workshop chairs and the workshop organizers.
Additionally, we strongly encourage to have workshop organizers from
different institutions and research communities, bringing different
perspectives to the workshop topic. We welcome workshops with a creative
structure that attracts various types of contributions and ensures rich
The organizers of accepted workshops are responsible for producing a call
for participation and publicizing it, such as distributing the call to
relevant newsgroups and electronic mailing lists, and especially to
potential audiences from outside the IUI conference community. Workshop
organizers will maintain their own website with updated information about
the workshops and the IUI 2021 web site will refer to the workshop site.
The workshop organizers will coordinate the paper solicitation,
collection, and review process, and coordinate the production of the joint
online proceedings with IUI 2021 workshop chairs.
== IMPORTANT DATES ==
Discuss your topic with the workshop chairs: ASAP
Proposals Due: September 22, 2020
Decisions sent: October 07, 2020
Submissions due: December 23, 2020
Reporting of status: January 03, 2021
Final go/no-go decisions: January 05, 2021
Notification to authors: January 31, 2021
Camera-ready for workshop summary [ACM Companion] February 10, 2021
Camera-ready for accepted papers February 28, 2021
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