Work in Progress

Important Dates

  • November 18, 2013, 11:59 pm PST: Work in Progress Submission Deadline
  • December 18, 2013: Papers Notification of Acceptance
  • January 20, 2014: Submission Deadline for Camera Ready Version

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General Infos

Work in Progress allows authors to submit and present unfinished work to get feedback from the TEI community.

Work in Progress submissions should be between two and six pages and present high quality original work relevant to the TEI community that is not yet complete enough to warrant submission as a TEI Paper. Submissions should still make some contribution to the body of knowledge represented by the TEI community, whether realized or promised.

Works in Progress can be presented at the conference as a demo, or a poster, or both a demo and a poster. A significant benefit of presenting a Work in Progress is that it enables discussions between the authors and conference attendees that can help in further developing or completing the work for later submission. Summaries of completed work or work that has been published elsewhere are not appropriate as a Work-in-Progress submission. As for the TEI Papers track, submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following types of work:

  • Case studies and evaluations of working deployments
  • Analysis of key challenges, proposals of research agenda
  • Relation of tangible embodied and embedded interaction to other paradigms
  • Programming paradigms and tools, toolkits, software architectures
  • Novel interactive uses of sensors+actuators, electronics+mechatronics
  • Design guidelines, methods, and processes
  • Novel application areas, innovative solutions/systems and industrial applications
  • Theoretical foundations, frameworks, and concepts
  • Philosophical, ethical & social implications
  • Interfaces specific in form and context to particular cultures
  • Usability and enjoyment
  • Advantages, weakness, affordances of tangible, embedded and embodied interaction
  • Learning from the role of physicality in everyday environments
  • Tangible interfaces for children and learning
  • Embodied interaction, movement, and choreography of interaction
  • Role of physicality for human perception, cognition and experience
  • Teaching experiences, lessons learned, and best practices
  • Standardization, production, and business applications
  • Tangible interaction for artistic, expressive and musical systems
  • Tabletop, surface, and multi-touch interaction

Submission Guidelines


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

We suggest posters in Din A0 in portrait orientation. The poster walls are 95cm wide and 147cm high.

All work – both papers and optional video illustrations – must be submitted electronically via the TEI 2014 Precision Conference site.

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 camera-ready copy that includes this information, along with any recommended improvements as suggested by the reviewers.

Furthermore, all references should remain intact. If you previously published a paper and your current submission builds on that work, the reference - with authors - should appear in the references. Submission should not have blank references (e.g., "12. REMOVED FOR REVIEWING").

We encourage authors to refer to their previous work in the third person. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper, while encouraged, is left to the authors' discretion.


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 submission should not exceed 40 Mb. If your requirements exceed this limit, please contact the program chairs at 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 Work in Progress paper to be presented at TEI 2014.


Work in Progress submissions will be published on the conference website and USB stick, but are not part of the TEI 2014 proceedings.

More Information

If you have further questions about Papers for TEI 2014, contact the Program Chairs Saskia Bakker, Lian Loke and Alexander De Luca at .

Work in Progress Committee

Andrea Bianchi, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)
Aurélien Tabard, University Lyon & CNRS (France)
Bastian Pfleging, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Diana Nowacka, Newcastle University (UK)
Elisa Rubegni, University of Lugano (USI) (Switzerland)
Florian Alt, University of Munich (LMU) (Germany)
Frank Feltham, RMIT (Australia)
Javier Marco, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
Jesse Burstyn, Queens University (Canada)
Jolien de Ville, Ghent University (Belgium)
Julian Seifert, Ulm University (Germany)
Paul Clifton, Ga. Tech Atlanta (USA)
Simon Stusak, University of Munich (LMU) (Germany)
Stefan Schneegaß, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Sven Gehring, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) (Germany)

TEI 2014 Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.


Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote
Chris Harrison
The Rich-Touch Revolution is Coming
Closing Keynote
Eric Paulos
Hybrid Ecologies: New Stratagems for Computing Culture

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