Important dates

Submission deadlineOctober 12, 2019 (at 5pm AEST)
Notification of acceptanceNovember 13, 2019
Camera-ready deadlineDecember 8, 2019
Conference datesFebruary 9-12, 2020

*Deadline times are in AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time

General information

The Work-in-Progress track in TEI2020 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, preferably within the theme of the conference Future Bodies Future Technologies. We welcome promising results, early prototypes, inspiring problems and ideas, puzzling research data, outstanding problems, horizons, and conceptual analyses that are all grounded in solid—yet unfinished—research and design work. We encourage tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction projects that, although in progress today, promise to become hotly debated breakthroughs in the future.

Accepted submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library proceedings.

Submission guidelines

All work should be submitted through the Precision Conference (PCS) website.

Work-in-Progress submissions should be between 4 – 6 pages (excluding references) in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format (available under Templates) and present high quality original work relevant to the TEI community. The paper should furthermore explicitly reference (at least) one of the following tangible expressions that you will bring to the conference for display:

More than one of these expressions are possible and you can choose a format that best represents your current thinking and recent insights. All accepted submissions will showcase their WiP paper as an A1 poster, together with the tangible expression (prototype, video, probes, etc.) at the TEI conference. You are encouraged to include a barcode or tag in your poster to support mobile access to online versions and auxiliary materials for your work.

Please note that TEI2020 is featuring a separate Pictorials track for the first time, so please consider which of the tracks is best for your submission/contribution.

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:


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.


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

WiP chairs

Naseem Ahmadpour, University of Sydney, Australia

Bart Hengeveld, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Please contact the WiP Chairs at