Important Dates
WiP submission deadline October 25, 2021 AoE
Notification of conditional acceptance November 15, 2021 AoE November 18, 2021, AoE
Camera-ready deadline November 22, 2021 AoE November 29, 2021 AoE
Presentation pre-recorded video due January 31, 2022 AoE
TEI 2022 conference February 13-16, 2022


The Work-in-Progress track in TEI2022 is the venue for presenting 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 Making. Things. Think. 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. TEI 2022 is planned to be held as a hybrid conference - both digitally via an online platform and physically in KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea. This hybrid model was chosen to encourage submissions regardless of the COVID19 situation and travel bans imposed in different countries. So please do not hesitate to submit. We will find ways to run the conference in a way that best fits the future situation.


Work-in-Progress submissions should present high-quality original work relevant to the TEI community. Topics and application areas are diverse, including tangible user interfaces, physical interaction design, flexible and shape-changing displays, haptic interaction, smart objects and cities, interactive surfaces, augmented and mixed reality, ubiquitous computing, interactive art and performance, social and wearable robotics, hybrid games, embodied cognition and perception, fashion and material design, furniture and architectural design, learning and education, music and sound interfaces, human-augmentation, as well as productivity and creativity tools in domains ranging from scientific exploration to artistic practice. Accepted submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library Extended Proceedings (i.e., non-archival publications).


Submissions consist of a paper and an optional video. Upon acceptance, authors are required to submit a 2 minute presentation video and any supporting materials for the presentation. Details for each stage of the process are indicated below (submissions for review and presentation material to submit after the paper is accepted).

  • Material to Submit for Review

    We will be using the new ACM Template (single column, same as full papers) instead of the old CHI extended abstract format (landscape). Submissions should be up to 8 pages long in the single column submission format (not including references). Submissions are anonymous and should not include any author names, affiliations, and contact information in the PDF.

  • Material to Submit for Presentation at the Conference

    Authors of accepted submissions will showcase their Work-in-Progress paper in small groups during a dedicated session, where they will be able to show their work via live teleconferencing and aided by any relevant supportive materials (digital poster, presentation slides, 5 minute video with more details). Detailed instructions of what to submit for the presentation will be sent out after the papers are accepted. For more details, also please take a look at the section in this page titled “Supporting Materials for Presentation”.

    Authors of accepted submissions will also have to submit a 2 minute short presentation video that captures the project concept, progress and outcomes. This video will be showcased to the entire audience of the conference in a short lighting-session with all the Work-In-Progress papers.

  • Supporting Materials for Presentation

    Given the emphasis on tangible interaction at TEI, the paper should furthermore explicitly reference (at least) one of the following tangible expressions that you will eventually bring to the conference for presentation. More than one of these expressions are possible and you can choose a format that best represents your current thinking and recent insights.

    • A physical prototype/demo (provide pictures in the paper);
    • Audiovisual footage of user testing and/or ethnographic 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);
    • A video of your design/research process may help communicate your concept (if included, please provide a link in the paper).
  • Submission Process

    All submissions must be made via the Precision Conference (PCS) website.

  • Review Process

    Submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind process by two reviewers (one committee member and one external reviewer), and a final decision will be consolidated with a meta-review after a discussion among the committee members. Authors must ensure that their names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted papers. The author and affiliation sections of the submission 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 Work-in-Progress: potential impact, research/design approach)
    • Uniqueness (innovativeness, added value)
    • Potential to enrich and provoke discussion
  • 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.
  • Attendance
    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.


Andrea Bianchi, KAIST
Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Texas A&M University
For further questions please contact the Work-in-Progress chairs at

PC committee

Anastasia Kuzminykh, University of Toronto, Canada
Brittany Garcia, Texas A&M University, USA
Carlos Castellanos, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Chang Hee Lee, KAIST, Korea
Daniel Harley, University of Waterloo, Canada
Elena Sabinson, Cornell University, USA
Florian Perteneder, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
Freddie Hong, Imperial College London, UK
Greg Corness, Columbia College Chicago, USA
Janne Mascha Beuthel, University of Salzburg, Austria
Jas Brooks, University of Chicago, USA
Joon Gi Shin, Aalto University, Finland
Joon Hyub Lee, KAIST, Korea
Kongpyung Justin, KAIST, Korea
Kristin Carlson, Illinois State University, USA
Laurenz Seidel, HPI, Germany
Lee Jones, Carleton University, Canada
Magdalena Boucher, St. Pšlten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Muhammad Abdullah, HPI, Germany
Myung Jin Kim, KAIST, Korea
Neung Ryu, Independent, Korea
Osazuwa Okundaye, Texas A&M University, USA
Parastoo Abtahi, Stanford University, USA
Paul Taele, Texas A&M University, USA
Sarah Hayes, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Seungwoo Je, KAIST, Korea
Shan-Yuan Teng, University of Chicago, USA
Yi-Chi Liao, Aalto University, Finland