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David Gilmore, Intel Corporation

Message from David

David Gilmore

HCI researchers (whether in universities, government or industry or other research laboratories) make up a large portion of the CHI audience and the conference relies on them for much of the program content. Of great importance to this community is the status of CHI Papers and HCI Notes as prestigious, peer-reviewed publications which contribute to tenure applications for academic positions.

The key goals of this community are making lasting, significant contributions to knowledge in the field of HCI, especially (but not exclusively) when approached from a theoretical perspective or with scientific methods. Hence we want to encourage the submisison of a broad base of Papers and Notes. Furthermore, for newer areas of activity and research it may be beneficial to have Workshops, Interactive Sessions (e.g. Panels), Work-in-Progress or Special Interest Groups (SIGS), as well as Interactivity for topics that need an experience of demonstration of the technology to communicate their importance.

Finally, members of this community may want to educate each other and practitioners about certain fields of research that have been developing over recent years and where a Course may be a very effective way of informing the broader CHI community about these changes.

Please contact me if you have any questions about how to submit your research work to the conference, or if you feel that none of the recommended venues quite accommodate your needs.



Types of Submissions

The CHI archive

To submit scholarly work for archival publication, please consider the following categories:

Contemporary Trends and Experiences

For non-archival research content, consider the following categories:

To submit ideas for topics that others may wish to learn more about, use the following category:

To submit a free-standing demonstration, or a demonstration in support of a Paper or Note, consider the following category:


CHI 2007 will try to provide mentors for individuals who have not had work accepted at CHI before and would like assistance in preparing their submissions. Please see Mentoring for more information. The deadline to request a mentor is 29 June, 2006.

Please do not request mentoring if your only question is the most appropriate category to which to submit. More general questions about CHI venues should be directed to the technical program chair

Review Process and Criteria

All "temporary Trends" submissions will be reviewed based on the clarity of the information and the potential contribution to the application of research in HCI. The individual submission categories may have additional review criteria (which you can find in the description of each category).

All submissions for "The CHI Archive" are reviewed to the standards of the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals, by criteria appropriate to human-computer interaction and appropriate to the academic traditions of the research community.

Preparing your Submission

Please see the pages on Papers, Notes, Experience Reports, Interactivity, Work-in-Progress, Interactive Sessions, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Workshops and Courses for details about what information is needed for each submission category.

Note that "Contemporary Trends and Experiences" submissions from the Research Community must be submitted in the Extended Abstracts format. Thus there is a page limit, grid structure, font and font-size requirements all of which help to make the collected proceedings appear connected and consistent. However, within these constraints your submission can be predominantly pictures, all prose or any combination.

If there is some reason why your work simply cannot be presented in one of these submission types, or in the Extended Abstracts format, then please contact us early, so that we can try to arrange something. Finally, please note that submissions arriving after the deadline will not be considered.

Upon Acceptance

You will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of your submission in late December 2006. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference Extended Abstracts. The contact person will receive instructions for preparing the final version of the extended abstract and other information about presentation logistics.