Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2009

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Submit to TEI '09

Submission to TEI'09 is now closed. Please see the program for details of work to be presented at the conference.

All TEI '09 submissions (papers, and optional video illustrations) must be submitted electronically via the PCS conference management system. Please read the Submission Guidelines outlined below before submitting.

We invite submissions of work addressing HCI issues, design, user experience, tools and technologies, as well as interactive art in the broad area of tangible computing and embedded interactive systems. The intimate size of this single-track conference provides a unique forum for exchange of ideas through talks, interactive exhibits, demos, posters, art installations and performances. All accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published through the ACM Digital Library.

Topics for Submission

Authors are invited to submit high-quality original work to advance the field. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

  • Examples of novel tangible interfaces or embedded interactive systems
  • Case studies and evaluations of working deployments
  • Relation of tangible and embedded interaction to other paradigms
  • Programming paradigms and tools, toolkits, software architectures
  • Novel enabling technologies
  • Interactive uses of sensors and actuators, and electronics and mechatronics
  • Design guidelines and methods
  • Applied design in the form of concept sketches, prototypes and products
  • Novel applications
  • Theoretical foundations, frameworks, and concepts
  • Philosophical, ethical and social implications
  • Usability
  • Provocative design work and interactive art

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit papers that are 2, 4, 6 or 8 pages long, formatted to follow the two-column ACM SIGCHI format. Formatting guidelines and templates for Word and LaTeX can be found here. We are happy to consider a variety of styles for inclusion in the proceedings, such as academic papers, design sketches and descriptions of art pieces or installations.

All work - both papers and optional video illustrations - must be submitted electronically via the PCS conference management system (see "Submit to TEI '09," above, for details). At the time of submission authors will be able to specify their preferred format for presenting the work, which includes:

  • 15 minute talk
  • 5 minute talk
  • Poster
  • Interactive demo, exhibit or installation

Note that presentation format is independent from submission length. Submissions of 2, 4, 6 or 8 pages can be presented in any of the above formats, but please do consider the most appropriate presentation format for your work. The program consists of a balance of presentation types, and TEI particularly encourages demonstrations and installations by publishing their descriptions in the full conference proceedings.

In case of acceptance, at least one author must register before the early registration deadline for the conference in order for the final paper version to be published in the conference proceedings.

IMPORTANT: Submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind process, and authors must ensure that their names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted papers. The author and affiliation sections of the ACM SIGCHI template must be left blank. In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to provide a camera-ready copy that includes this information, along with any recommended improvements as suggested by the reviewers. 

Please note that the maximum size of your submission should not exceed 10 Mb. If your requirements exceed this limit, please contact the conference chairs to make alternative arrangements.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the conference chairs Nicolas Villar or Shahram Izadi.