Arts Track

Important Dates

  • TBA (HST): Submission deadline
  • TBA (HST): Notification of acceptance
  • TBA (HST): Camera ready deadline

General Info

More information on the Arts Track will be available soon!


The Arts Track welcomes submissions from a wide range of practitioners in areas such as design, engineering, research and fine arts, including submissions from students and independent practitioners. Each submission should identify and address one or two themes most appropriate to the work you would like to exhibit.

Submissions should include a short (5 minute maximum) video documenting the artwork and a short (4-6 page Extended Abstract Template) paper in PDF format that will appear in the TEI Proceedings and will be indexed in the Extended Abstracts portion of the ACM Digital Library. *Submissions should include the author(s) name and affiliation – in other words, they are not blind.* Accepted submissions will need to submit an additional installation information form along with camera-ready documents.

All papers must be submitted electronically (.pdf) via the TEI Precision Conference site. Please note that the maximum size of the PDF should not exceed 20 Mb. Authors must provide a link in the paper (just before the References) to view the video (e.g. from Youtube or Vimeo). The video may be password protected – in that case, please include the password with the link.

Review Process

Submissions will be selected not just for their technological novelty but for their degree of formal sophistication, their conceptual creativity, and their engagement with issues of active concern to the fields of interactive art and design.

Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity.

Review Criteria:

  • Relevant – The work must have a tangible aspect, in the form of an installation, object or physical event. It must address at least one of the suggested themes of the Arts Track in terms of articulating specific conceptualisations of body and novel experiences and practices of technology-mediated embodiment, from human to non-human.
  • Embodied – The work must engage the human body beyond the traditional screen-pointer interface.
  • Computational – It must involve computational technology (digital or analog) in some aspect of its form or function.
  • Artistic – It must operate significantly and compellingly through its formal, conceptual, and experiential properties.
  • Positioning – The work must be positioned within related areas of theory and/or practice.


Accepted work will be exhibited in a venue that is open to conference delegates. Artists (or their delegates) will need to be available for installation and bump-out, and for facilitating interaction with their artwork at scheduled times.

One author of each accepted submission must register for the conference before the early registration deadline in order for the final paper version to appear in the conference proceedings.


If you have questions about the Arts Track for TEI 2018, please contact the Arts Track chairs.