Demonstrations and Work in Progress

What are Demonstrations and Work In Progress papers?

The OzCHI Demonstration track is the hands-­on part of the conference for showing your work and engaging with the OzCHI attendees. Your demonstration can take the shape of a live, interactive demo, a lab/corporate exhibition or any combination of these! Research demonstrations will be open to general public. Hence, it must be relevant for the scientific community and have appeal to the general public.

A Work in Progress submission reports on recent work that is producing interesting results, but is not yet so well developed to be presented as a short or long paper. Accepted Demo and Work in Progress papers will be included in the conference proceedings the authors will have the opportunity to discuss their work with the conference delegates during a special Demo and WiP session. Participants will be able to choose presenting a WIP poster or demo on the day. Accepted papers will be available in the USB proceedings and will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

  • 11 Oct: Extended Submission Deadline
  • 13 Oct: Notification
  • 20 Oct: Camera Ready
  • 20 Oct: Notification
  • 23 Oct: Camera Ready

Submission details

  • Send submissions to:
  • A 4-page paper (excluding references) that must follow the SIGCHI proceedings template. Papers must not be anonymized, please complete all authors and affiliations in the submission. This template is in Word format, but initial submissions should be in PDF format. With the final submission authors will be required to upload both the Word and PDF files. Submissions longer than 4 pages will be automatically rejected.
  • LaTeX users: there is no template for LaTeX. LaTeX users are responsible for formatting their PDF document following the extended abstract format. Unfortunately we are unable to provide support for this.
  • References DO NOT count towards page length. However, authors must use any extra space with care. Any other content (including acknowledgments, figures, and appendices) beyond the 4-page limit is not acceptable and will lead to an automatic paper rejection.
  • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information.
  • At the Conference

    Accepted WiP submissions will be presented as a poster during the conference. We will provide more information once the acceptance notifications are sent out. Accepted Demonstrations will be presented as a live, interactive demo, a lab/corporate exhibition,or a combination of the above.

    The following additional information will be required for demonstrations:

  • The title of the proposed demonstration
  • The names of the authors
  • The name, telephone number and email address of the contact person
  • A description of your demo addressing the following points:
  • What makes it unique and special?
  • Why will it draw a general crowd?
  • Why will it be interesting for HCI researchers?
  • Provision of keywords

    Information about the demonstration space:

  • The amount of floor or desktop space needed (length, width, height in meters)
  • The list of equipment you will bring (be as detailed as you can be)
  • Any power, socket and outlet needs
  • The list of equipment that you would want us to provide. Please note that beyond general equipment and connections we cannot guarantee any equipment.
  • Networking requirements (ethernet, wifi, non­HTTP)
  • Any environment requirements (Does this demonstration require a dark environment? Does it produce or is sensitive to a large amount of noise or light? Etc.)
  • Optional (but preferred): URL of your demo video (Video in QuickTime, MPEG, or Windows Media Viewer not to exceed 50MB is recommended. Please do NOT send your video by email.)
  • Anything else that you want us know about your demonstration
  • Selection Process:

    Both Demonstrations and Work in Progress will be rated based on their novelty and potential appeal to the OzCHI attendees and general public. The clarity of the proposal (having a video will help!) will help us make this decision.

    Demos and Work in Progress Chairs

    Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage, University of New South Wales

    Ross Brown, Queensland University of Technology

    Leigh Ellen Potter, Griffith University

    Email queries can be sent to