Work in Progress

Important Dates

  • Updated: November 11th 2017 (HST) November 4th 2017 (HST): Submission deadline
  • December 4th, 2017 (HST): Notification of acceptance
  • December 18th, 2017 (HST): Camera ready deadline

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*Deadlines are in HST – Hawaii Standard Time

General Info

The Work-in-Progress track in TEI’18 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 within the theme of the conference Post-digital Design and beyond 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. Accepted submissions will be included in the ACM digital library proceedings.


Work in Progress submissions should be between 4 – 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:

  • A physical prototype/demo (provide pictures in the paper)
  • AV footage of user testing and/or ethnographical materials (provide link or video stills in the paper)
  • A visualization of a pivotal diagram, model or framework you are developing, possibly with earlier versions to show its evolution (provide link to hi-res version, prezi or visual animation if so needed)
  • Design-research probes or other kinds of tangible objects, toolkits, materials, research equipment that significantly contributed to your work and which you can physically bring and display at TEI (provide pictures in paper)
  • An optional video of your design/research process may help communicating your concept (Provide link in the paper)

The ACM formatted Studio Logistics Document Template contains detailed descriptions and examples of the expected format.

Review Process

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 be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • The work is truly ‘in-progress’.
  • The work presents a ‘tangible expression of the research’ that will be physically displayed at the conference.
  • Relevance for conference theme
  • Overall quality (given a WIP: potential impact, research/design approach)
  • Uniqueness (innovativeness): added value
  • Potential to enrich and provoke discussion


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.

File Size

Please note that the maximum size of your individual files submitted is 200 Mb. If your requirements exceed this limit, please contact the WIP 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.

More Information

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