Call for Workshops

Deadlines (AoE)

  • Workshops Proposal Submission Link
  • Proposal - Sept 22, 2020
  • Decisions Sent - Oct 7, 2020
  • Submissions to Workshop - Dec 23, 2020
  • Report Status - Jan 03, 2021
  • Final go/no-go Decisions - Jan 05, 2021
  • Notification to authors - Jan 31, 2021
  • Final Workshop Summary - Feb 10, 2021
  • Final Accepted Papers - Feb 28, 2021

Workshop Chairs

Dorota Glowacka
University of Helsinki
Vinayak Krishanamurthy
Texas A&M University

IUI 2021 is pleased to invite proposals for workshops 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. Workshops will be held on the first day of the conference. We invite submissions of full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) workshop proposals on any of the conference topics (or related). This year we are particularly interested in workshops that have an interactive aspect. Preference will be given to workshops with interactive and hands-on sessions where participants can team up or work together towards the common goal of the workshop.

We encourage proposals for a wide range of workshops, 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

Mini-competitions challenges, or hackathons around selected topics with individual or team participation

Proposal Format

Note: One of the keys to a successful workshop submission is to CONTACT THE CHAIRS WITH YOUR IDEAS (, and work together to prepare an exciting proposal!

Workshop proposals should be maximum 2 pages long and follow the follow the standard sigconf format, using one of the Interim ACM templates available at

Please submit your proposal via the PCS 2.0 submission system ( Workshop proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the workshop chairs.

Proposals should be organized as follows:

Name and Title

A one-word workshop acronym and a full title.

Description of Workshop Topic and Goal

This description should discuss the relevance of the suggested topic to the IUI audience. Include a brief discussion of why and for which audience the workshop is of particular interest.


Names, affiliations, emails, and web pages of the workshop organizers. This can be a single person or a group of people. 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.

Previous History

List of previous workshops that were held on the topic including the conferences that hosted past workshops and the number of participants. Also please provide the list of other workshops 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.


A statement saying how many participants you expect and how you plan to invite participants for the workshop. We recommend the proposal to include the names of at least 10 people who have expressed interest to participate in, or contribute a paper to, the workshop.

Workshop Format

A brief description of the workshop format regarding the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, and general discussion.


Full-day or half-day.

Additional Guidelines


We strongly encourage to have workshop organizers from different institutions and research communities, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. We welcome workshops with a creative structure that attracts various types of contributions and ensures rich interactions.

The organizers of accepted workshops 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 organizers will maintain their own website with updated information about the workshops and the IUI 2021 web site will refer to the workshop site. The workshop organizers will coordinate the paper solicitation, collection, and review process, and coordinate the production of the joint online proceedings with IUI 2021 workshop chairs.

Organizer Attendance

We strongly encourage all of the workshop organizers to attend IUI and take part in their workshop. This can make the workshops more appealing for the participants and strengthen the discussion part.

Workshop Summary

An extended abstract with a summary of the workshop goals and an overview of the workshop topics will be included in the ACM Digital Library for IUI 2021.

Workshop Proceedings

At the convenience of the workshop organizers, we will arrange a joint volume of online proceedings for the workshop papers. Workshops should request the authors to submit papers in the ACM SIGCHI Paper Format.


Workshops with few submissions by January 3 2021 may be cancelled, shortened, merged with other workshops, or otherwise restructured. This will be done in consultation between the IUI 2021 workshop chairs and the workshop organizers.