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Late-Breaking Work

Apply to volunteer as an Associate Chair (AC) for the CHI 2023 Late-Breaking Work Program Committee by filling in this form!

Quick Facts

CHI 2023 is structured as a hybrid conference from April 23-28, 2023 in Hamburg, Germany.

Important Dates

All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. When the deadline is day D, the last time to submit is when D ends AoE. Check your local time in AoE.

  • Submission deadline: January 19th, 2023
  • Early notification for authors in need of applying for a visa: February 2nd, 2023
  • Notification: February 23, 2023
  • e-rights completion deadline: February 27, 2023
  • initial upload to TAPS deadline: March 3, 2023
  • publication-ready deadline (including Video previews): March 13, 2023
  • 3-min video for presentation at the conference: March 23, 2023

Submission Details

  • Online submission: PCS Submission System
  • Template: ACM Master Article Submission Templates (single column)
  • Submissions must be up to 8 pages long (not including references).
  • Additionally, an appendix can be submitted (see below).
  • Submissions are anonymous and should not include any author names, affiliations, and contact information.
  • Authors should pay attention towards ensuring the accessibility of their submissions using recommendations found in the Guide to an Accessible Submission. If you have any questions or concerns about creating accessible submissions, please contact the Accessibility Chairs at accessibility@chi2023.acm.org.

Appendix and its Page Limit

Appendix can fall under two categories:

  • information that is essential to the understanding of the paper (e.g. study protocol, statistical analysis, etc.), in which case, this should be indeed included in the paper and will count towards the page limit
  • supplementary material that is not needed to get a good understanding of the paper, but may provide additional details, e.g. for replication. That kind of material may be included in the supplementary material part (not in the main paper) and as such do not count towards the page limit.
    Please keep in mind that reviewers are not expected to have to check the supplementary material to get a good understanding of the potential study, analysis or results.
  • The page limit for the appendix is 10 pages.

Selection Process

Reviewed (see section “How are LBWs Reviewed?” below)

At the Conference

Accepted LBWs will be presented as posters during CHI 2023. Details regarding presentation will be provided with acceptance notifications.

What are Late-Breaking Works?

The Late-Breaking Works (LBWs) track provides the CHI community with an opportunity to present new and exciting contributions that showcase innovative technologies, extend prior research conversations, detail short self-contained studies, or provide provocations for new work and ideas to emerge. We welcome submissions around a diversity of topics and methodologies. Examples might include:

  • An original and innovative technology, technique, or prototype with or without an accompanying evaluation
  • A short qualitative or quantitative study with a complete analysis
  • A “sequel” to a prior research contribution
  • A “prequel” to motivate or provoke novel conversations or future work
  • A theoretical or methodological contribution that provokes novel conversations for the discipline

We encourage all members of the CHI community and newcomers to submit Late-Breaking Works to elicit useful feedback, foster discussions, and share valuable and original ideas at the conference.

All LBW submissions are semi-archival. Authors may re-use and re-submit the content to other peer-reviewed venues (e.g., could be reused in a CHI 2023 full paper submission).

How are LBWs Reviewed?

LBWs submissions are reviewed through a Reviewed process, and receive light feedback from reviewers. The criteria for evaluation are as follows:

  • Contribution of the LBW to CHI 2023: Does this work present research contributions or ideas that will stimulate interesting conversation among CHI attendees?
  • Significance: How important is the problem or question that this submission addresses? Is there an audience at CHI that would find this work influential and/or compelling?
  • Originality: How does the work build on, or speak to, existing work in the area? Does it make a novel contribution?
  • Validity: How well are the chosen methods described and justified within the submission?
  • Clarity: How clear, understandable, and targeted is the writing? To what extent does the abstract conform to all formatting requirements and the 8-page limit?

The submission should contain no sensitive, private, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at the time of publication. All submissions are considered confidential during review. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity.

If you are not familiar with LBW submissions, you can find previously published extended abstracts on the ACM Digital Library for reference: CHI 2020 Extended Abstracts (see section “SESSION: Late-Breaking Works”).

Upon Acceptance of your LBW

The corresponding author of a conditionally accepted paper has to follow the instructions on preparing and submitting a final version by the Publication-Ready Deadline. If the authors cannot meet these requirements by the Publication-Ready deadline, the venue chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program. The publication-ready version has to follow the LaTeX and Word templates from ACM. Should you need technical assistance, please direct your technical query to: publications@chi2023.acm.org.

What Happens after LBWs are Accepted?

Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions via email regarding how to prepare and submit their publication-ready versions and video previews, as well as details on the logistics of poster presentation at CHI 2023. All authors are strongly encouraged to use the instructions for accessible PDFs to make final PDFs more accessible. Accepted LBWs will be made available in the ACM Digital Library two weeks before CHI. Details follow.

Publication-Ready Versions

Authors of accepted submissions will receive short feedback on changes to be made to their LBWs for the publication-ready deadline. They are encouraged but not required to make edits to their submissions before submitting publication-ready versions of the same.

Video Previews

Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to submit a 30-second video preview summarizing the paper; this is optional, but highly encouraged, as it will increase the visibility of the work before and at the conference, and in the ACM digital library in perpetuity. See here for technical requirements and guidelines for videos at CHI. Keep in mind the deadline for submitting your video preview. Video previews count towards the total submission size of 100MB, so we recommend that the publication-ready submission not exceed 80MB.

Poster Presentations

Authors will be assigned a time and location to present their poster to CHI 2023 attendees, potentially over two consecutive days. Posters should include (1) the title, authors’ names, and affiliations, (2) a concise overview of the research, (3) clear illustrations of key aspects of the LBWs, and (4) a compelling visual design. Posters might also include QR codes to link to online materials (e.g., scenario videos, interactive prototypes). At the conference, no power outlets, nor any audiovisual/competing equipment will be provided. At least one author must be in attendance to present the poster. The typical poster size recommended is a maximum of ~39.3 inches tall by ~39.3 inches wide (or a maximum of 1 meter tall by 1 meter wide).

Inclusion in the ACM Digital Library

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of CHI 2023. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. At least one author of an accepted submission should register and present their poster at the conference (may be remotely for a hybrid/virtual conference). Presentation information will be sent by email to authors and available in the Guide to a Successful Presentation. Failing to present the work at the conference may result in withdrawal from the ACM Digital Library. Copyright is retained by the authors, and the material from them can be used as the basis for future publications as long as there are “significant” revisions from the original. For more information on the republishability of material appearing at CHI, along with links to relevant ACM policies, please see the section on Republishability on the main CHI 2023 Call for Participation.

Additional PDF Accessibility Advice

  1. A trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro is available, and it will let you tag papers (https://www.adobe.com/acrobat/free-trial-download.html).
  2. Speak to your co-authors to see if they have the resources to help make your paper accessible. Learning how to do PDF tagging will benefit our community in the long run.
  3. If the above steps are not possible, you can send the PDF to the Accessibility Chairs at accessibility@chi2023.acm.org. However, please refrain from sending us your PDF too early. We want to reduce repeated efforts and if your paper needs to go through TAPS again, then it will need to be retagged. Send the PDF after you are confident no more corrections will need to be made.