[chisigmail] 2nd cfp: HCI 2009 Workshops: Call for Submissions
Peter J Wild
peter.j.wild at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 05:52:53 EST 2009
HCI 2009 Call for Workshop Submissions
Deadline for all submissions: Thursday 5 March 2009
Leon Watts, University of Bath, l.watts at bath.ac.uk
Peter J Wild, University of Cambridge, peter.j.wild at gmail.com
A workshop provides a valuable opportunity for a small group to meet
and engage in rich and interactive discussions about a topic of common
interest. Workshop proposals may address any topic of interest to the
HCI community: basic research, applied research, new methodologies,
emerging application areas, tools, models, and design innovations. We
expect a workshop topic to be sufficiently focused that, in principle,
it could serve as a step towards producing a special issue of a
journal. If a topic area is mature enough to be taught as a tutorial
then it is unsuitable and we actively discourage simultaneous
submissions of the same topic as a workshop and tutorial. Workshops
are expected to be able to attract between 5 and 20 participants.
We require all successful workshops to produce a poster that will be
then be displayed during the conference itself, to allow delegates to
benefit from the output of contributing workshops.
Workshops will happen on either the Tuesday before the conference or
the Saturday after the conference.
All those who take part in a workshop, including the workshop
organisers, will be required to pay the standard workshop fee.
Workshop participants are encouraged to attend the rest of the HCI2009
Conference, but this is not a requirement.
A new feature of HCI 2009 is the production of a third volume of
proceedings that will be issued on a USB memory stick. This volume
will contain the collected position papers / slides from the
workshops, submitted by the final position paper deadline.
Workshop proposals are reviewed informally against the following criteria:
Track record of the presenters
The relevance of the topic to the conference and HCI in general
The quality and feasibility of the workshop programme
The novelty of the topic - i.e. does it take HCI forward
Where appropriate, additional reviewers will be consulted from among
HCI 2009 committee members.
Proposals should be submitted via email to hci2009-workshops at cl.cam.ac.uk
Proposals must include:
1. A covering letter giving phone, email and address of the workshop's
primary contact; a 30-word summary; an explanation of the timeliness
and importance of the theme and goals of the workshop.
2. A two-page description of the workshop using the ACM 2-column
format) including a title, contact details for the coordinators, an
abstract, a description of the topic(s) and an account of the workshop
3. A programme that sets out how the workshop will be run over its 8
hour duration (emphasising any additional participant involvement or
intended product); the goals of the workshop (including an explanation
of the relevance and timeliness of its topic), and the likely
backgrounds of those who would be sufficiently enthused in the topic
that they might wish to participate.
Submission: Thursday 5 March
Notification: Friday 13 March
Position paper Notification: Tuesday 12 May
Position paper final copy: Monday 17 August
Those who would like to run a workshop (i.e. workshop proposers) must
submit their proposals by no later than Thursday 5 March. We shall
notify workshop proposers whether or not their proposal has been
accepted on Friday 13 March.
It is necessary for all accepted workshops to work to a core common
submission, review and notification timetable. This is to ensure a
manageable process in terms of dependencies with other HCI2009
scheduled activities. Organisers of accepted workshops must be
prepared to advertise their event as soon as they are notified (i.e.
on Friday 13 March). Workshop organisers can set and manage any
submission deadline for their workshop as long as it permits a review
cycle that will result in their own applicants being notified by
Tuesday 12 May.
All final copy of workshop position papers must be submitted for
inclusion in Volume 3 of the HCI 2009 Proceedings by Monday 17 August.
Papers that are not ready by that date will not be included in Volume
3. No exceptions will be made.
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