UIST 2011 - Call For Participation
24th UIST @ Monterey, CA

      

       

 

 

         

       

         

Sponsored by
ACM SIGCHI
ACM SIGGRAPH
ACM

Generous support also provided by our corporate sponsors.

All deadlines are 5pm PDT (Pacific Time) unless specified otherwise!


UIST 2011 Submission Deadlines


General Information

UIST (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology) is the premier forum for innovations in the software and technology of human-computer interfaces. Sponsored by ACM's special interest groups on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI) and computer graphics (SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse areas that include traditional graphical & web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, multimedia, new input & output devices, and CSCW. The intimate size, single track, and comfortable surroundings make this symposium an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and implementation experiences.

Accepted papers will be published in the UIST 2011 Conference Proceedings and the UIST 2011 Video Proceedings, and will be included in the ACM Digital Library. The primary author of each accepted paper will receive an Author Kit with detailed instructions on how to submit a final, publication-ready version of the paper. Accepted demos and posters will be made available to the conference attendees digitally.

We recommend that prospective authors consult the UIST 2011 Author's Guide. This document contains information on the reviewing process and a description of what constitutes an excellent UIST contribution, including the page format for all submissions.

We only accept electronic submissions. To submit, see the UIST Electronic Submission site (http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi).

Videos accompanying submissions should be submitted through the UIST Electronic Submission Site. Although papers must stand on their own, submitted videos will be sent to reviewers as supporting material. We refer authors preparing a video for UIST to the Video Guide. Please do not be intimidated by the guide. Videos are viewed only as supporting material, and authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to prepare a more polished final video presentation for inclusion in the DVD proceedings and as supplemental material in the ACM Digital Library.

When submitting your video for review, please encode your video in a format that works across as many platforms as possible without the installation of additional codecs (i.e., it is best if your video will play on vanilla versions of Windows Media Player and/or Quicktime player). Please note that the total aggregate size for a submission cannot exceed 50 MBytes (including all documents and additional material).

 

Papers

Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2011

Papers are the main medium for conveying new research results at UIST. Submissions are sought that describe original, unpublished work on user interface interaction techniques, services, devices, applications, or metaphors. UIST'11 will adopt an anonymous submission process (similar to CHI) for paper submissions. Please consult the UIST 2011 Author's Guide for information on paper format and UIST's policies on previous and simultaneous publications. Note that paper submissions are anonymous! Authors must remove author names and affiliations from the masthead. See the anonymization policy for more information.

Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

  • Significantly novel enabling technologies such as innovative input devices, displays, new interaction techniques, or new media that extend the boundaries of traditional interaction, such as natural user interfaces and interactions, augmented reality, mobile interaction, ubiquitous computing (including wearables), social software, and computer-supported collaborative work.
  • Innovative user interfaces for difficult interaction contexts or challenging applications. Examples include managing large, complex information sets, usable privacy and security, multi-user interaction, crowdsourcing, or techniques that span devices distributed in time and space.
  • Breakthrough user experiences leveraging techniques such as machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics, speech processing, networking, or human perception and cognition.
  • Innovative software architectures, design tools, toolkits, programming systems and development environments that support the development and use of the above technologies in user interfaces.

The submission of supplementary videos is encouraged. However, videos should be no more than five minutes in length and 50MB in size. See the video guide and the general information above for details. Rigorous reviewing is a UIST hallmark: each paper will be reviewed by three to four experts. Authors of accepted papers will also be invited to participate in the demo session.

All papers should be submitted electronically to http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi.

New for UIST 2011

Paper length: There is no arbitrary minimum or maximum length imposed on papers. Rather, reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its length. Papers should be succinct, but thorough in presenting the work. Typical research papers will be 10 pages long but papers can be shorter (e.g. 4 pages) if the contribution is smaller. While we will review papers longer than 10 pages, the contributions must warrant the extra length. Shorter, more focused papers (called Tech Notes in previous years) are encouraged, and will be reviewed like any other paper. Papers whose length is incommensurate with their contribution will be rejected.

Rejection without rebuttal: Each paper will be fully reviewed by a primary reviewer (from the papers committee) and 2 tertiary reviewers (experts in the area that are not on the committee). If all 3 reviews fall below a rejection threshold the paper will be rejected at this stage. Otherwise a secondary reviewer (from the papers committee) will be asked to write a full review. On June 6, authors will be notified of their reviews and authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebuttal if their paper is above the rejection threshold.

Relevant dates:

April 22, 2011: Papers due by 17:00 PDT.

June 6-10, 2011: Authors will have the opportunity to provide a rebuttal to reviewer comments.

June 20, 2011: Authors will be notified of the committee's decision.

All acceptances will be conditional pending changes that the papers committee may suggest or require for the final camera-ready draft of the paper. This means that your paper will not be formally accepted to UIST until you revise it and submit a final draft for approval by the program committee.

July 6, 2011: Authors submit revised conditionally accepted papers to committee for final review.

July 12, 2010: Final camera ready papers due.

Program Chairs:
Maneesh Agrawala (papers[at]uist.org), University of California at Berkeley
Scott Klemmer, Stanford University

 

Posters

Deadline: Friday, July 1

Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present work to conference attendees during special poster sessions. Posters provide an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress, and will be more lightly reviewed than papers.

A poster submission should be in the form of a two-page paper in UIST abstract format (doc, pdf), describing the research problem, contribution, and value to UIST attendees. Note that poster submission, unlike paper submission, is not anonymous. In addition to the two-page paper, poster submissions require submitting a sketch of the poster itself. Both the paper and poster should be submitted as PDF files. Authors may also include a video (optional). Video files should be at most three minutes long and 50MB in size.

See the video guide and the general submission information for more details about preparing your submission.

Before designing your poster, we also recommend checking out the UIST 2005 Poster Example Gallery.

Accepted poster abstracts will be published together with demonstration and doctoral symposium abstracts in digital form and distributed to conference attendees. Posters and videos may also be published at the authors' discretion. Poster abstracts and previews should be submitted electronically to Precision Conference.

Posters will be displayed during conference break periods and during an evening demo reception on Oct 17th. We expect to be able to accommodate posters of up to 3 feet by 4 feet (either vertical or horizontal), so we suggest using that size or smaller for your prototype. In addition, poster authors are expected to give a 40-second presentation of their work at the conference as part of the “UIST madness” session.

Authors will be notified of poster results on or before Monday, July 25, 2011. Final versions will be due Monday, August 15, 2011.

Relevant dates:

July 1, 2011: Submissions due by 17:00 PDT.

July 25, 2011: Notification of acceptance decisions.

August 15, 2011: Camera ready versions due.

Posters chairs:
Shamsi Iqbal (shamsi[at]microsoft.com), Microsoft Research, USA
Amy Karlson (karlson[at]microsoft.com), Microsoft Research, USA


Demonstrations

Deadline: Friday, July 1

Peer-reviewed demonstrations show early implementations of novel, interesting, and important interaction concepts or user interface systems. They can also serve to showcase commercial products not previously described in the research literature. Demonstrations should be brief, so that they can be shown repeatedly. We particularly encourage demos with which attendees can interact.

Accepted demonstration abstracts will be published together with posters and doctoral symposium abstracts and made available digitally to conference attendees. UIST will showcase accepted demos at an evening demo reception on October 17th. In addition, demo presenters are expected to give a 40-second summary of their work at the conference as part of the “UIST madness” session. We will also invite authors of accepted papers to present their work at the demo reception.

A demo submission consists of an extended abstract in UIST abstract format (doc, pdf) that should be no more than two pages in length. Note that demo submission, unlike paper submission, is not anonymous. Submitting an accompanying video is optional, but highly encouraged. Any submitted video should be at most three minutes long and 50MB in size.

See the video guide and the general submission information for more details about preparing your submission.

Both the demo abstract and the optional digital video should be submitted electronically to Precision Conference.

Authors who need to submit a physical videotape should contact the Demos chairs directly. Authors will be notified of demo results on or before Monday, July 25, 2011. Final versions will be due Monday, August 15, 2011.

Relevant dates:

July 1, 2011: Submissions due by 17:00 PDT.

July 25, 2011: Notification of acceptance decisions.

August 15, 2011: Camera ready versions due.

Demos chairs:
Otmar Hilliges (otmarh[at]microsoft.com), Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Christian Holz (christian[dot]holz[at]hpi.uni-potsdam.de), Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany


Doctoral Symposium

Deadline: Friday, July 1

The UIST Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced UIST researchers in an informal and interactive setting. We welcome applications from current Ph.D. students studying within the full range of disciplines and approaches that contribute to the UIST community. We will give preference to applicants beyond the proposal stage and well into their dissertation research. Each applicant should provide a short written paper (no more than four pages in UIST abstract format (doc, pdf), as described in the authors' guide). Note that doctoral symposium submission, unlike paper submission, is not anonymous.

This paper should describe ongoing work and might summarize the student's full dissertation work, or highlight a particular part in depth.

The Doctoral Symposium committee will select approximately eight students to participate. Each student will be expected to give a short presentation of their work, which will be followed by extensive discussion with the panel and the other student participants. In addition, each student is encouraged to present a poster describing his or her work to the full conference; posters will be on display during conference breaks and at the demo reception on October 17th. Doctoral symposium participants are also invited to provide a 40-second overview of their work to all UIST attendees as part of the “UIST madness” session.

Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions of the symposium.

The symposium will start with an informal dinner Saturday evening, October 15th, continue all day Sunday, October 16th, and conclude with poster presentations at the UIST demo reception. Doctoral Symposium abstracts will be published together with poster and demonstration abstracts and made available digitally to conference attendees. Posters may also be published at the participant's discretion. A travel stipend and free registration to the UIST conference will be provided to each participant.

Doctoral Symposium papers and poster sketches should be submitted electronically to Precision Conference.

Authors will be notified of doctoral symposium results on or before Monday, July 25, 2011.

Relevant dates:

July 1, 2011: Submissions due by 17:00 PDT.

July 25, 2011: Notification of acceptance decisions.

August 15, 2011: Camera ready versions due.

Doctoral Symposium Chair:
Steven Feiner (feiner[at]cs.columbia.edu), Columbia University, USA


Student Volunteers

Application Deadline: Friday, July 1

The UIST 2011 Student Volunteer chairs are

Katrina Panovich (kp[at]mit.edu), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Elena Agapie (eagapie[at]seas.harvard.edu), Harvard University, USA

Timetable

  • Application deadline: July 1, 2011
  • Results notification: July 15, 2011

Application Instructions

To apply to be a student volunteer, please sign up at the UIST SV portal.

Questions?

If you have any questions/problems, please contact Katrina and Elena at sv[at]uist.org.

Benefits and Duties

If you are a UIST Student Volunteer, you get...

Student volunteers will be required to help set up and perform needed work during the conference. Duties include: bag stuffing, registration desk, AV assistance, poster and demo setup, badge checking, break monitoring, etc. Volunteers will also need to be available during the conference if tasks come up. Because UIST is single track, SVs usually get to attend most of the sessions, even when working. There will be approximately 15 scheduled hours per SV.

Arriving and Leaving

SVs need to be available to help throughout the conference. You should try to arrive at least a couple hours before the start of the conference on Sunday and should not leave the hotel until sessions end on Wednesday. Also, we strongly encourage you to put off leaving until as late as you possibly can, because it's traditional to have a small party for student volunteers after UIST (or occasionally during UIST). The time and place for this party will be announced when we know all the student volunteers' travel plans.

Work Schedules

To give you an idea of what to expect, you can see the UIST 2006 Student Volunteer Schedule