Call For Workshops and Tutorials

Workshop & Tutorial Co-Chairs

Casey Dugan, IBM Research
Carmen Santoro, CNR-ISTI, HIIS Laboratory
Simone Stumpf, City, University of London
Contact: workshops2020@iui.acm.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We are pleased to invite proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the conference. The goal of the workshops is to provide a venue for presenting research on focused topics of interest and an informal forum to discuss research questions and challenges. Tutorials are designed to provide fundamental knowledge and experience on topics related to intelligent user interfaces, and the intersection between Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Note: We encourage you to contact the chairs with your ideas (workshops2020@iui.acm.org), and work together to prepare an exciting proposal.

We encourage proposals for a wide range of workshops and tutorials, including but not limited to:

  • "Mini-conferences" on specialized topics; such workshops may have their own paper submission and review processes.
  • "Late breaking work" meetings; such workshops usually have a lighter review process (e.g. based on abstracts only).
  • "Hands-on" workshops around a specific problem or topic that may wish to ask participants to submit a position statement.
  • "Project centric" workshops that may be closely related to the scope of an existing large scale (e.g. NSF, EU, etc. funded) project.
  • "Mini-competitions", challenges, or hackathons around selected topics with individual or team participation.
  • Tutorials on a specific topic relevant to IUI; for example, methods and approaches in HCI and/or AI, specific techniques or algorithms to develop intelligent user interfaces, etc.

Workshops and tutorials will be held on the first day of the conference. We invite submissions of proposals for full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) workshop or tutorial. Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the workshop and tutorials chairs.

Workshops with few submissions by Friday, 20 December 2019 may be cancelled, shortened, merged with other workshops, or otherwise restructured. The organizers of accepted workshops and tutorials are responsible for producing a call for participation and publicizing it, such as distributing the call to relevant newsgroups and electronic mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences from outside the IUI conference community. Workshop and tutorial organizers will maintain their own website with information about the workshop or tutorial and the IUI 2020 web site will refer to that website. The workshop organizers will coordinate the paper solicitation, collection, and review process. A workshop and tutorials summary will be included in the ACM Digital Library for IUI 2020, however, there will be no archived published proceedings of workshop papers this year. We strongly encourage workshop organizers to arrange a volume of online proceedings for their workshop papers themselves, for example, by using www.ceur-ws.org.

PROPOSAL FORMAT

Workshop or tutorial proposals should be maximum 2 pages long and follow the formatting instructions at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. Please either use the Word interim template with Libertine fonts downloaded and embedded, or the LaTex sigconf template.

The proposals should be organized as follows:

  • Name and title: A one-word acronym and a full title. Please indicate “(Workshop)” or “(Tutorial)” after the title, as appropriate.
  • Description of workshop or tutorial topic: This description should discuss the relevance of the suggested topic to IUI and its interest for the IUI2020 audience. Include a brief discussion of why and for which audience the workshop or tutorial is of particular interest.
  • Previous history: List of previous workshops or tutorials that were held on the topic including the conferences that hosted past workshops or tutorials and the number of participants.
  • Organizer(s): Names, affiliations, emails, and web pages of the organizer(s). Provide a brief description of the background of the organiser(s). Strong proposals normally include organizers who bring differing perspectives on the topic and are actively connected to the communities of potential participants. Please indicate the primary contact person and the organizers who plan to attend the workshop. Also please provide a list of other workshops or tutorials organized by workshop organizers in the past.
  • Workshop program committee: Names and affiliation of the members of the (tentative) workshop program committee that will evaluate the workshop submissions.
  • Participants: A statement saying how many participants you expect and how you plan to invite participants for the workshop or tutorial. If possible, include the names of at least 10 people who have expressed interest to participate in the workshop or tutorial.
  • Workshop or Tutorial format: A brief description of the format regarding the mix of events or activities, such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, teaching activities, hands-on practical exercises, general discussion. Please also list here any material you will make available to tutorial participants, e.g. slides, access to hardware/software, handouts, etc.
  • Planned outcomes of the workshop or tutorials: What are you hoping to achieve by the end of the workshop or tutorials. Please list here any planned publications or other outputs arising workshops, including your plans for making workshop papers available.
  • Length: Full-day or half-day.

Please submit your proposal via https://new.precisionconference.com/ selecting the IUI 2020 Workshops and Tutorials track.

IMPORTANT DATES

Discuss your topic with the workshop and tutorials chairs: ASAP (workshops2020@iui.acm.org)

Proposals due: Monday, 9 September 2019 Sunday, 15 September 2019

Decisions Sent: Monday, 14 October 2019

Workshop/Tutorial held: Tuesday, 17 March 2020

** TENTATIVE dates of the WORKSHOPS review cycle **

Workshop Paper Submissions: Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Go/No-go Decision on Workshop Papers: Friday, 20 December 2019

Notifications to authors: Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Camera-ready for Workshop/Tutorial summary: Friday, 17 January 2020