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Tsvi Kuflik <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:33:20 +0300
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Request for Proposal - Bid on ACM IUI 2021

Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) is the premier conference series sponsored
by ACM (SIGCHI and SIGAI), held annually as the principal international
forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user
interfaces since 1997.

To involve the greater IUI community in conference organization and better
plan for the conference, we request proposals for hosting and organizing IUI
two years ahead of time. We regularly rotate the conference locations to
engage with IUI research communities around the globe. Below shows the
location and time of the last three scheduled IUIs:

IUI 2018

Tokyo, Japan

March 7-11

IUI 2019

Los Angeles, USA

March 17-20

IUI 2020

Cagliari, Italy


Why host IUI?

There are several benefits of hosting and organizing an IUI conference.
First, conference hosts/organizers have an opportunity to publicize their
work, build relationships, and interact with the international IUI
community. Second, this is a great opportunity for the organizers/hosts to
introduce their students and colleagues to the IUI community and help grow
the community as a whole. Third, hosts/organizers can use the opportunity to
build local IUI communities, connecting representatives from both academia
and industries.

Bid Requirements

All proposals must be written in English with a readable font not smaller
than 12 point and margins not less than one inch on all sides. The proposal
should address each aspect outlined below but not exceed 15.000 characters
(approx. 5-6 pages). Based on the merits of the proposals and when the
proposals are submitted, the board will choose the top candidates and then a
finalist will be chosen and announced in IUI 2019.


Since IUI is an international forum, we expect that attendees travel from
different parts of the world to the conference location. It is important
that the proposed location is conveniently located for all attendees to
reach by available means of transportation.


IUI conferences have been held at various times during late winter through
early spring, around the end of January through late March. Your bid should
include a proposed time within that range with key dates (e.g., paper
submission and notification).  The choice of time should also take into
account the weather conditions of the proposed location to avoid potential
weather-caused travel delays and potential conflicts with other conferences
and their submission deadlines (e.g., CHI 2021  and CSCW 2021).

Conference Venue

Please describe the proposed conference venue from the following aspects.

● Capacity.  The main IUI was traditionally a single-track conference (but
this changed at 2017), typically with around 250 attendees (IUI 2018 was a
record high of over 350 participants). IUI officially includes four days
with the workshops and tutorials on its first day, which need to be hosted
in separate rooms (10-20 people) in parallel. To encourage interaction among
the attendees, during the main conference, it is also desirable to have
additional space at the venue to put up IUI posters for the attendees to
visit during coffee breaks.

● Facilities. The venue should provide basic conference facilities, such as
high speed internet access that can support the participants in parallel
effectively and LCD projectors.

● Location. The venue should be centrally located for attendees to reach
quickly by ground transportation and have access to other amenities (e.g.,

● Reception and poster session dinner. Traditionally, IUI will open with a
reception on the night before the 1st day of the conference and hold a
dinner reception with the poster session on the first night of the main
conference. While the location(s) of the reception and dinner are not
required to be co-located with the venue, the above location criterion still
should be used to minimize the travel for the attendees.

● Social event. Traditionally, IUI has a social event + dinner on the
second day of the main conference


Most attendees will need accommodation during the conference period. One of
the responsibilities of the conference hosts/organizers is to locate and
reserve a bulk of affordable lodging for attendees. Please describe the
proposed accommodation options, including the price range of the hotel rooms
and the distance to the main venue.

Provisionary Budget Plan

The proposal should also include a provisional budget plan, outlining the
cost of major items, including the rental of conference venue, cost/per
person for the reception and banquet, and the estimated conference
registration fee. Please consider including meals for participants into the


Conference hosts/organizers should have knowledge of the IUI community
(e.g., having attended and published reguarly at IUI) and have experience
with conference organization. One of the main IUI goals is to bring together
people from diverse backgrounds. So ensuring the diversity of the organizing
committee is highly encouraged and preferred. We especially encourage that
key conference organizers (e.g., general chairs and PC chairs) consist of
people from both industry and academia. Since IUI is at the intersection of
several disciplines, i.e. AI and HCI, we encourage to keep this in mind when
selecting the organizing committee.  Please include short bios of the key
hosts/organizers and roles of individuals, including the conference chair(s)
and program chairs.

Important Dates

Dec 31, 2018: bids are due. Please submit your bid to
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January 30, 2019: notifications sent.

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Tsvi Kuflik, PhD.

 Professor of Information Systems

  Co-chair of the Digital Humanities BSc program,

  Information Systems department,

  The University of Haifa

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