Work in Progress



The Work-in-Progress track in TEI’17 is the venue for presenting your cutting-edge findings, front-line innovations, or thought-provoking work that is relevant to the TEI community, and truly in progress. Work-in-Progress provides a unique opportunity for sharing ideas, eliciting feedback on early-stage work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues.

We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit intermediate reports on high-potential, original, imaginative research projects that, although not yet finished today, promise to become a hotly debated break-through of tomorrow. We welcome promising results, early prototypes, inspiring problems and ideas, puzzling research data, outstanding problems, futions, horizons, and conceptual analyses that are all grounded in solid - yet unfinished - research and design work.


The phrase Direction from Action connects the unique experience of discussing a ‘work in progress’ to the main theme of this conference. It emphasizes the particular value of inquiry that is grounded in reflections on ongoing design action, where local problem solving and tinkering spurs innovation, and where theory evolves together with practice. Note that the WiP track adds its own value to TEI. This means summaries of completed work, work that has been published elsewhere, as well as completed research that was submitted yet rejected as a full paper are not appropriate as a Work-in-Progress submission.


Work in Progress submissions should be between 2 - 6 pages (excluding references) in Extended Abstract format and present high quality original work relevant to the TEI community. The paper should furthermore explicitly reference one of the following tangible expressions that you will bring to the conference for display:

All work must be submitted electronically via the TEI Precision Conference Site.

More than one of these expressions are possible, but we aim for at least one, next to your textual submission. You choose what most drives your current thinking and recent insights.

At the conference, instead of a separate poster, you are asked to bring and display the WIP paper as a A1 poster, together with the tangible expression (the prototype, the video, the probes…). You are encouraged to include in the poster of your paper a tag or similar possibility for visitors for mobile access to online versions and auxiliary materials of your work.


Submissions should be between 2 and 6 pages in the Extended Abstract format. They must be in PDF file format.


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 Extended Abstracts template must be left blank. In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to provide a publication-ready copy that includes this information, along with any recommended improvements as suggested by the reviewers.

Papers will first be considered for review based on the following criteria:

A review committee will then discuss acceptance or rejection based:


Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.


Please note that the maximum size of your submission should not exceed 40 Mb. If your requirements exceed this limit, please contact the Work-in-Progress Chairs to make alternative arrangements. It will be possible to submit large videos via a link to online content (e.g. youtube or vimeo).


One author of each accepted submission must register for the conference before the early registration deadline in order for the final Work in Progress paper to be published in the conference proceedings.


If you have further questions about Work in Progress for TEI 2017, contact the WIP Chairs , Liwei Chan and Andrea Bianchi.