Appropriate Topics

Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Enabling software and/or hardware technologies that open novel opportunities for interaction.
  • Designs that demonstrate compelling new interactive experiences.
  • Methods, architectures, and infrastructures for interactive systems.

In recent years, successful UIST submissions have focused on domains including: input and output devices, augmented/virtual reality, programming tools, mobile interaction, haptic and tactile interfaces, human-robot interaction, AI and HCI, fabrication, design and prototyping tools, creativity tools, ubiquitous computing, accessibility, visualization, information management, wearable computing, social computing, toolkits, education, crowdsourcing, and computer-supported cooperative work. We look forward to relevant submissions in novel domains as well.

Authors of all accepted papers will also be invited and encouraged to participate in the demo session. All papers should be submitted electronically to: http://new.precisionconference.com/~sigchi. To create a new submission in PCS 2.0, first click “Submissions” at the top of the page. You will be presented with 3 dropdown menus for the submission society, conference, and track. Select “SIGCHI”, “UIST 2019” and “UIST 2019 Papers” respectively, and hit "Go".


Important Dates

  • Paper deadline

    April 5, 2019, 5pm PDT

    Posters deadline

    July 10, 2019, 5pm PDT

    Demos deadline

    July 10, 2019, 5pm PDT

    Doctoral symposium deadline

    July 10, 2019 12pm PDT

    Student volunteers deadline

    July 12, 2019

    UIST visions deadline

    July 12, 2019, 5pm PDT


Papers

  • Submission deadline

    April 5, 2019, 5pm PDT

  • Reviews sent to authors

    May 31, 2019

  • Rebuttals due

    June 7, 2019, 5pm PDT

  • Conditional acceptance notification

    June 21, 2019

  • Final reviews sent to authors

    June 26, 2019

  • Camera-ready versions due

    July 15, 2019

  • Final acceptance decision

    July 22, 2019

  • Video preview due

    July 29, 2019

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 Submissions are sought that describe original, unpublished work on user interface interaction techniques, systems, tools, services, devices or applications. Please consult the UIST 2019 Author's Guide for information on submission format and policies for previous and simultaneous publications. Note that paper submissions must be anonymous! Authors must remove their names and affiliations from the masterhead and refer to their own previous work in third person when possible. See the anonymization policy in the Author’s Guide for more information.

Paper Length and Presentation Time

Papers can be of any page length, though should be commensurate with the size of the contribution. A typical UIST contribution is ten pages plus references. A new idea presented in a compact format is more likely to be accepted than the same idea in a long format. Long papers need to include very strong contributions to warrant acceptance. Shorter, focused papers are an appropriate submission length for UIST and encouraged. References do not count towards the page length. In rare cases, authors may be requested to shorten papers as a result of the review process, for example by removing sections that detracts from a paper’s main contribution. All papers will have the same presentation time at the conference and there will be no distinction made between papers based on length in the program, proceedings or digital library. Exact talk duration will be determined when the program is finalized.

Supporting Video Figure

With the paper submission, authors are also strongly encouraged to submit a supporting video for upto three minutes. This video could help reviewers better understand the look and feel of your research. To prepare your video figure, please see the video guide page.

Submission Requirements

When you submit your work, you will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions of the SIGCHI Submitter Agreement. Late author changes require approval from Program Chairs and may be declined or require paper withdrawal because of reviewing conflicts.

Reviewing and Rebuttal Process

Rigorous reviewing is a hallmark of UIST. Each paper will be reviewed by 3 external reviewers (experts in the area who are not on the Program Committee). Additionally, every paper will receive a review from a member of the Program Committee. On May 31st, 2019, authors will be notified of their initial reviews. If reviews fall below a threshold, the paper will be rejected at this stage; otherwise, the authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebuttal due on June 7, 2019. On June 21, 2019, authors will be notified if their papers have been conditionally accepted or rejected.

Conditional Acceptance

All acceptances will be conditional pending changes that the Program Committee may suggest or require for the final camera-ready paper. This means that a paper will not be accepted to UIST until authors revise and submit the final camera-ready paper for approval by the Program Committee. Any lengthening of the paper for the camera-ready version must be approved by the primary program committee member in charge of the paper (1AC).

Video Previews (After Acceptance)

Video previews (only required for accepted papers) are 30-second clips that describe and showcase a publication before, during, and after the conference. They often attract substantial media attention. Video previews are mandatory accompanying material for Papers, and optional for Posters and Demos. See the video previews page for details. Video previews will be released no sooner than two weeks before the start of the conference. The deadline for video previews is TBA.

Format

All paper submissions must be made in the SIGCHI papers format. This is the same format that UIST has used in past years, not the more recent experiment from CHI 2019. Note that this format utilizes the newer “Firstname M. Lastname” convention.

Accessibility

Authors are requested to make the pdf of their papers accessible at submission time and will be required to make their pdf accessible after acceptance. In addition, this year we will require camera-ready submissions to include alternative text (alt-text) for all figures in a form field in Percision Conference. This will help UIST committee members to verify and correct inaccessible submissions. We highly recomend that authors draft their alt-text before submitting their paper. It may take you about an hour to make your file accessible, so be sure to leave time before the submission deadline to do so. Please refer to the instructions on Creating an Accessible ACM Conference Paper for information on how to accomplish this. For authors writing about disability/ accessibility issues, the ASSETS writing guide may also be helpful.

A note for authors who use LaTex: PDFs created with LaTex are very difficult to make accessible, unless you edit the output directly in Adobe Acrobat. Note that making an accessible PDF is not well-supported by any standard LaTex editors that we are aware of. If you use LaTex, you will need to manually edit your PDF using Adobe Acrobat to make it accessible.

Public Dissemination Date

The title and abstract of all accepted papers are typically announced shortly after the final camera-ready paper deadline on July 29, 2019. Note, however, that this is not the official publication date. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to one month prior to the first day of the conference. Therefore, the official publication date, also known as the official public dissemination date, may be as early as September 2019.

Support for Student Presentations: The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program is intended to enable students who lack other funding opportunities to attend SIGCHI-sponsored or co-sponsored conferences. This travel grant is intended to support students whose intention is to present at a SIGCHI-sponsored conference, not just attend. More details are available.

Program Committee Chairs

Questions? Contact: program2019@uist.org

Michael Bernstein's profile image Michael Bernstein
Stanford University
Katharina Reinecke's profile image Katharina Reinecke
University of Washington

Posters

  • Submission deadline

    July 10, 2019, 5pm PDT

  • Acceptance notification

    August 2, 2019

  • Camera-ready versions due

    August 9, 2019

  • Video preview due (optional)

    August 23, 2019

Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present their work to conference attendees during special poster sessions. Posters are an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress, and will be more lightly reviewed than papers. The posters track welcomes innovative research, as well as innovative ways of doing research.

All poster submissions must include a two-page "abstract" and a full size poster design. Note that poster submissions, unlike paper submissions, are not anonymous. The abstract describes the research problem, contribution, and value to UIST attendees. The abstract must be formatted using the SIGCHI Papers Format (use the Word Template or Latex Template) and submitted as a PDF. The poster design must be less than 30 X 40 inches (76 X 101 cm), either portrait or landscape orientation, and submitted as a PDF. The UIST Poster Example Gallery has ideas and guidelines for poster designs. Authors are also encouraged to submit an optional video no more than three minutes long, see the video guide for acceptable formats.

The poster abstract, poster design, and optional video must be submitted electronically to the new Precision Conference System before the submission date below. The total size for all files must be less than 50 MB. See the video guide, the author guide, and general submission information for more details about preparing your submission.

References do not count towards the page length.

Selection Process

The selection process for UIST posters is juried. As stated in the CHI selection process: "Juried content is reviewed by a committee but in a less rigorous process than refereed and does not include an author’s response or conditional acceptance. Juried content is generally not required to make the same level of lasting and significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding as refereed content. Authors who submit to juried tracks may expect to receive light feedback of up to a few paragraphs in length."

Incomplete or incorrect submission content or formats will be desk rejected. Late submissions are not permitted, and the deadline below is final. Do not submit the same work to both the demo and poster tracks. Double submissions will only be considered as a demo submission and will be automatically rejected from the poster track.

Posters are Non-Archival

UIST posters are non-archival and UIST allows resubmission of posters previously shown at other venues. Authors should state previous poster venues in the appropriate box in the upload form and point out differences to previous posters.

At the Conference

All accepted posters will be displayed during a portion of the conference. At least one author is requested to stand by their poster during poster sessions to speak with conference attendees.

After the Conference

Accepted poster abstracts will be published as adjunct proceedings in the ACM Digital Library and distributed in digital form to conference attendees. Authors can make accepted poster designs and videos available at their discretion.

Poster Chairs

Questions? Contact: posters@uist.org

Huaishu Peng's profile image Huaishu Peng
University of Maryland
Amy X. Zhang's profile image Amy X. Zhang
MIT

Demos

  • Submission deadline

    July 10, 2019, 5pm PDT

  • Acceptance notification

    August 2, 2019

  • Camera-ready versions due

    August 9, 2019

  • Video preview due (required)

    August 23, 2019

Demonstrations show early implementations of novel and compelling interaction concepts, techniques, devices and systems. They can also serve to showcase commercial products not previously described in the research literature. Demonstrations should be brief, and robust enough to be shown repeatedly. We particularly encourage highly interactive demos with strong participant engagement— from novel web systems and prototype devices, to new materials, physical outputs, and large interactive installations. Demos are one of the highlights of the UIST conference, showcased at a special evening reception.

Accepted demonstration abstracts will be published together with posters and doctoral symposium abstracts, and are made available digitally to conference attendees. We also extend invitations to authors of accepted UIST papers to present their work at the demo reception.

A demo submission should follow the SIGCHI proceedings format (not extended abstracts, use the Word Template or Latex Template), and should be no more than two pages in length, not including references. Note that demo submissions, unlike paper submissions, are not anonymous.

All papers should be submitted electronically to: New Precision Conference. References do not count towards the page length.

Accepted UIST Papers

Authors of accepted UIST papers who wish to present demos have two choices:
  1. Authors can do a full demo submission including the two page write up. The abstract will be published together with posters and doctoral symposium abstracts and made available digitally to conference attendees.
  2. Authors can decide to only submit the (mock-up) photo of the demonstration as described above (fully envisioned setup and labeled). As a result, no extended abstract will be included in the proceedings.

Selection Process

The selection process for UIST demos is curated, that is, selected by an esteemed committee, but not sent out to external reviewers. The curated demo content will be selected from demonstration submissions, accepted papers, as well as projects invited by the demo chairs. Authors will not receive formal feedback on their submission other than the selection decision.

Submission Details

The demo submission should include a (mock-up) photo of the demonstration showing the envisioned setup (demo hardware components, tables, chairs, lights and other equipment), as well as the demonstrators alongside conference attendees interacting with the demo. Please label and annotate all parts of the image(s) so that organizers get a good understanding of your setup. This will also allow the organizers to better consider your requirements when organizing the demonstration space at the conference. Submitting an accompanying video is optional, but highly encouraged. Any submitted video should be no longer than three minutes and at most 50MB in size.

Demos are Non-Archival

UIST demos are non-archival and UIST allows resubmission of demos previously shown at other venues. Authors should state previous demo venues in the appropriate box in the upload form and point out differences to previous demos. 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.

Video Previews (After Acceptance)

Video previews (only required for accepted papers) are 30-second clips that describe and showcase a publication before, during, and after the conference. Video previews are mandatory accompanying material for Papers, and optional for Posters and Demos. See the video previews page for details. Video previews are 30-second clips that describe and showcase a publication before, during, and after the conference. They often attract substantial media attention. Video previews will be released no sooner than two weeks before the start of the conference. The deadline for video previews is TBA.

Demo Chairs

Questions? Contact: demos@uist.org

Gierad Laput's profile image Gierad Laput
Apple
Stefanie Mueller's profile image Stefanie Mueller
MIT

Doctoral Symposium

  • Submission deadline

    July 10, 2019 12:00 PDT

  • Acceptance notification

    August 2, 2019

  • Camera-ready versions due

    August 9, 2019

  • Welcome dinner

    October 19, 2019

  • Doctoral symposium date

    October 20, 2019 9am-6pm

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 (including references) in the official SIGCHI conference publication format (use the Word Template or Latex Template), as described in the author's guide). Note that doctoral symposium submission, unlike paper submission, is not anonymous; doctoral symposium submissions should be single-authored, where the student applying is the sole author. This paper should describe ongoing work and might summarize your full dissertation work, or highlight a particular part in depth.

The Doctoral Symposium committee will select approximately eight students to participate. Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions of the symposium.

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. The symposium will be held at the UIST conference venue from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 (and will begin with a welcome dinner the evening of Saturday, October 19th, at 6:30 pm). In addition, each student is encouraged to present a poster describing his or her work to the full conference; posters will be on display for two days during the conference.

Doctoral Symposium abstracts will be published together with poster and demonstration abstracts and made available digitally to conference attendees (though they are considered a “non-archival” publication). Posters may also be published at the participant's discretion.

Accepted students will receive complimentary registration to the UIST 2019 conference, and a complimentary hotel room at the conference venue (on a shared basis; same-gendered members of the symposium will be paired together for room sharing). Travel subsidies will also be available to participants (the exact value of the travel subsidies has not yet been determined).

Doctoral Symposium papers should be submitted electronically to the new Precision Conference System.

The faculty panelists will be:

Doctoral Symposium Chairs

Questions? Contact: doctoralsymposium@uist.org

Fanny Chevalier's profile image Fanny Chevalier
University of Toronto
Elena Leah Glassman's profile image Elena Leah Glassman
Harvard

Student Volunteers

  • Application due

    July 12, 2019

  • Notification

    August 1, 2019

Application Instructions

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

Benefits and Duties

If you are a UIST Student Volunteer, you get:

  • Free conference registration
  • Free T-shirt
  • A great SV party with free dinner
  • A chance to attend the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces

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. SVs usually get to attend most of the sessions, even when working. There will be approximately 14 scheduled hours per SV.

Arriving and Leaving

SVs need to be available to help throughout the conference. You will need to arrive on or before Saturday afternoon (Oct. 19) for the SV orientation and should not leave the conference venue until sessions end on Wednesday (Oct. 23). 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 on Wednesday evening. 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.

Accommodation

We will not be able to provide free accommodation, but we will help you team up with other student volunteers for sharing rooms and we will provide a list of hotels with affordable room rates.

Student Volunteers Chairs

Questions? Contact: sv@uist.org

Robert Kovacs's profile image Robert Kovacs
HPI
M. Doga Dogan's profile image M. Doga Dogan
MIT

UIST Visions

  • Submission deadline

    July 12, 2019, 5pm PDT

  • Reviews sent to authors

    July 22, 2019

  • Camera-ready papers due

    August 5, 2019

  • Slide submission

    October 11, 2019

Back for its second year, UIST Visions is a venue for forward thinking ideas to inspire the community. The goal is not to report research but to project and propose new research directions. We want to project the UIST community as thought leaders in HCI Technology. Appropriate issues might be:

  • Future Trends
  • Foundational technologies that we need to make progress
  • Significant compelling problems that the community might address
  • Something that is missing
  • An alternative perspective on what we do

Submission

1 Page, 1 Author, URL for author vita. Submitters must have published at least 5 papers at a SIGCHI venue. We are looking for research leaders with forward-thinking ideas. All submissions should be done electronically to: http://new.precisionconference.com/~sigchi

Review Process

A maximum of 3 speakers can be invited. Review will be based on how interesting and provocative the ideas are in the 1 page proposal. Accepted speakers will be required to sign the approval form to record and publish the talk. We want these talks to be widely shared.

Submission Details

The demo submission should include a (mock-up) photo of the demonstration showing the envisioned setup (demo hardware components, tables, chairs, lights and other equipment), as well as the demonstrators alongside conference attendees interacting with the demo. Please label and annotate all parts of the image(s) so that organizers get a good understanding of your setup. This will also allow the organizers to better consider your requirements when organizing the demonstration space at the conference. Submitting an accompanying video is optional, but highly encouraged. Any submitted video should be no longer than three minutes and at most 50MB in size.

Camera Ready

These should be papers, up to 8 pages that make the case for the position you presented in your submission. Papers are in SIGCHI format. See the UIST 2019 Author's Guide for format.

Slides Submission

Slides will be reviewed ahead of the conference to ensure a great, engaging presentation.

Presentation - at the conference

15 minute presentation. No podium, lapel mic and slide button. 15 minute Q&A

UIST Visons Chair

Questions? Contact: vision@uist.org

Andy Wilson's profile image Andy Wilson
Microsoft Research