Demonstrations and Work in Progress papers

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!

A Work in Progress (WiP) 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 and the authors will have the opportunity to discuss their work with the conference delegates during a special Demo and WiP session.

icon Important Dates
  • 5 October: Submission extended: 12 October, 11:59 pm 'Anywhere on Earth'
  • 29 October: Notifications

Submission Format
Demonstration and Works in Progress papers should be anonymised and be between 2–4 pages in length plus references. They must follow the ACM conference proceedings template. The ACM template website provides an archive of the full catalogue of ACM templates.

Please follow these steps for creating your document in Word:

  1. Download and open the zipfile from:
  2. Install all fonts included in the ZIP file
  3. Open ACM_SIGCHI.docx
  4. Remove the following contents: Page number, Headers & Footers, and the subtitle ‘Extended Abstract’
  5. Add CCS Concepts:
  6. When you have drafted your paper and are ready to submit, please convert it to PDF. Initial submissions should be in PDF format. With the final submission authors will be required to upload both the Word and PDF files.

The ACM template website also provides a template for Latex, which you may use if you would like to.

Submission System
Submissions can be made via the Easychair Submission System. The submission link is:

Anonymising Submissions
We ask that authors ensure their anonymity in the papers by following these steps:

  • Be sure not to include author and institutional identities anywhere in the paper, including the title, author, header areas, and acknowledgements.
  • Make sure that identifying information does not appear in the document’s metadata (e.g., the ‘Authors’ field in your word processor’s ‘Save as’ dialogue box).
  • We invite authors to cite their own work in the third person, e.g., ‘As discussed by Name (year),…’ rather than ‘As we discuss in our previous work (Name, year)’. In the References section authors will list their own work as any other reference.
  • We discourage authors from using other forms of anonymization, e.g., citing own work as (Anonymised, year). This enables reviewers to verify that the current submission appropriately acknowledges and builds on previous work.

Selection Process
WiP papers will be evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing. Demo papers will be evaluated on the basis of their interest to the HCI audience and their potential to stimulate interactions and discussion between conference delegates. When preparing your paper, try to answer the following questions: What makes the demonstration unique and special?
Why will it draw a general crowd?
Why will it be interesting for HCI researchers?

Acceptance decisions will be made by the chairs based on the reviewers’ reports. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to OzCHI and present the paper at the conference.

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.

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.

Demos and Works in Progress Chairs
Steven Baker, The University of Melbourne
Ryan Kelly, The University of Melbourne
Leigh Ellen Potter, Griffith University