The 8th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on
Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
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21-24 June, 2016
Brussels, Belgium


EICS 2016 invites submissions in the categories described below. All submissions must be prepared in the standard SIGCHI publication format and will be made via the SIGCHI submission site. All accepted contributions (except Tutorials and submissions to the Doctoral Consortium) will be published in the ACM SIGCHI proceedings of EICS 2016 as well as in the ACM Digital Library. Accepted papers will be included in the final proceedings and program only if at least one author has paid the conference registration fee.

Papers and Late Breaking Results are subjected to a blind review process. We will use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors' discretion. We do expect that authors leave citations to their previous work unanonymized but do cite these in third person. This allows authors to provide reviewers with all previous research that has been taken into account.

Submission Categories

Full Papers present original and mature research work. High-quality, elaborated case studies and practice reports with generalizable findings will be considered too. Full papers should be about 10 pages of contents, anonymized, with additional pages of references. There is no limit on the number of pages of references. Full paper submissions will be reviewed by a senior PC member and three PC members. When the reviews are available, authors have to chance to provide a rebuttal with clarifications and answers on the reviewer comments. Rebuttals and reviews will be discussed at a live PC meeting. Authors will receive one of three possible decisions: reject, accept with minor modifications or second iteration with shepherding. The latter will get active guidance by a senior PC member and include submission of a revised version of the paper.

Late-Breaking Results and Demonstrations Papers (6 pages) describe preliminary results, ongoing work or demonstrate innovative approaches or systems that presents new ideas and concepts. Demonstrations will be published and will get stage time. For both LBR and demonstrations we expect submissions of no more than 6 pages in total.

Demonstrations are not product demonstrations, but rather an opportunity to highlight, explain, and present interesting technical aspects of (prototype) applications and environments. Demonstrations will be reviewed and published at the same level as LBR proceedings. Demonstration papers should include a description of the demo and preferably a walk-through section guiding the reader. For demonstrations, we strongly encourage submitting a video and additional material allowing first-hand experience of the proposed technique, application or environment, e.g. a Java or HTML5 demonstrator, or one hosted on the SHARE platform.

Workshop proposals should include: a description of the workshop aims and goals, the format of the workshop and the target audience (2 pages), accompanied by a free-form description of the organizers and their background as well as operational requirements and a short description of how contributions will be solicited (max 2 additional pages). Workshops can be half-day or full-day.​ Workshops can be half-day or full-day.​ Only workshops with at least six participants paying the associated fee by the early registration deadline will take place at the conference. Workshops will get the opportunity to present the work they cover and results as posters at the main conference to maximize their impact (meaning workshop participants have the possibility to create a poster and present it as part of the main conference). Workshop proposals will be curated by the workshop and tutorial chairs.

Tutorial proposals should address a topic that is of interest for a larger audience and that meets an identifiable educational need within the scope of the EICS themes. Tutorials can be half-day or full-day. Tutorial submissions should comprise a 2-page description of the goals, the target audience and curriculum of the tutorial, as well as a free-form description of the author(s) background and prior experience in presenting the material. Acceptance of tutorials can also depend on the availability of rooms. Tutorial proposals will be curated by the workshop and tutorial chairs.

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) provides an opportunity for PhD students to present their research goals as well as intermediate results and to discuss them with leading experts in the field as well as with peers. Students will receive feedback on the quality of their presentation and on the proposed research itself. Students can be in intermediate or advanced stages of their research, but should not have completed their work yet, and should thus still be able to take feedback from the Consortium into account. The submission consists of a short paper (max 4 pages ACM Extended Abstract Format), and should be accompanied by a free-form CV of the PhD candidate. Accepted submissions will be distributed to all participants and to the members of the panel to allow them to prepare for a fruitful discussion during the DC session. Authors will be invited to present a poster and give a short talk about their PhD research during the main EICS conference. Additional information about how to prepare for the DC will be provided following acceptance.