Papers

Important dates

Note that the papers submissions deadline has been extended to August 10!

Papers submission deadlineAugust 10, 2019 (at 5pm AEST)
Notification of acceptanceOctober 19, 2019
Camera-ready deadlineDecember 1, 2019
TEI conference in Sydney, AustraliaFebruary 9-12, 2020
SIGCHI Student Travel Award deadlineMay 2, 2019
ACM-W Scholarships for Attendance at Research ConferencesDecember 15, 2019

*Deadline times are in AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time

General info

TEI2020 is the 14th annual conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. The ACM-TEI conference has gained substantial visibility and activity over the past decade. It brings together researchers, practitioners, businesses, artists, designers and students from various disciplines, including engineering, interaction design, computer science, product design, media studies and the arts.

This year marks the first TEI conference held in Australia. Our theme for 2020 is Future Bodies, Future Technologies. The theme invites participants to speculate on a vision of how technologies could interact and interweave with our bodies as they augment the embodied human experience. We consider technologies in the broadest sense: from traditional skills and crafts to novel applications of computational, electronic and physical materials.

Topics and application areas are diverse, including: human-augmentation, flexible and shape changing displays, haptic interaction, interactive surfaces, augmented and mixed reality, ubiquitous computing, public art and performance; social and wearable robotics, automotive, hybrid games, smart objects and cities, learning, planning, embodied cognition and perception, fashion, furniture, and architectural design, music and sound creation, as well as productivity and creativity tools in domains ranging from scientific exploration to non-linear narrative. We invite submissions from all of these perspectives: theoretical, philosophical, conceptual, technical, applied, and/or artistic.

The intimate size of this single-track conference provides a unique forum for exchanging ideas and presenting innovative work through talks, demonstrations, posters, art installations and performances, and participation in hands-on studios and theoretical workshops.

Contribution types

Authors are invited to submit high-quality papers (4-10 pages, not including references) that contribute to advancing this rapidly developing field through the following contribution types:

Respecting the diversity of approaches and methods that together make up TEI, each contribution type will be peer-reviewed on its own merits. We seek high-quality work regardless of the specific subdomain or topic and we expect the work to be positioned firmly in, and building on, prior research in our field, in particular, wherever relevant referencing work that was presented at earlier TEI conferences.

Accepted submissions of all contribution types will be included as papers in the conference proceedings, which will be available in the ACM Digital Library.


Submission guidelines

Requirements

Papers should be between 4 pages and 10 pages long (not including references) in the two-column ACM SIGCHI format. Details on the format are available on the Templates page.

All papers will undergo the same review process and be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Presentation format

Regardless of length and contribution type, a paper may be presented as a talk, demo and/or poster. Please do consider the most appropriate presentation format for your work. TEI is particularly strong in demonstrations and installations. The conference encourages both by publishing their descriptions and videos in the full conference proceedings. We will allocate significant exposure throughout the conference to the presentation of submitted (two-minute) videos.

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 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.

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

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 to make alternative arrangements. It will be possible to submit large videos via a link to online content (e.g., YouTube or Vimeo) posted on an anonymous account.

Attendance

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

Scholarships and student travel awards are available through ACM and SIGCHI. Note the following application dates:

Submission process

All papers must be submitted electronically via the Precision Conference (PCS) website.


Program committee chairs

Orit Shaer, Wellesley College, USA

Jelle van Dijk, University of Twente, Netherlands

Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire, USA

If you have further questions about papers for TEI 2020, contact the Program Chairs at program_chairs@tei.acm.org.