Important Dates

  • August 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
  • August 23, 2018: Author Notifications
  • September 7, 2018: Deadline for invited submissions from paper/note track
  • September 26, 2018: Camera-Ready Deadline

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General Information

The ISS demo session provides a great opportunity for authors to present their prototypes, products and applications to conference attendees. We will provide a large area in which you will be able to showcase your best interactive experiences and commercial products. Our goal is to provide a highly interactive forum for lively discussions and hands-on experiences.

What are we looking for?

Creative and innovative technologies and applications in interactive surfaces and spaces, including displays, input and sensing technologies, interaction techniques, shape-changing devices, computer vision applications, audio – speech interfaces, wearable devices, visualization techniques, interfaces for public spaces and more. Also demos from industry (i.e. commercial applications and products) are highly encouraged.

What are the benefits?

You will get the opportunity to present your exciting projects and ideas to experts from both academia and industry during the conference. Your submission will be published and indexed as an extended abstract in the ACM digital library.

How we will evaluate?

Demo abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the demo chairs. Confidentiality of submissions is 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. Abstracts of invited demos from paper/note track will not be reviewed. We will focus on interactive and exciting demos. We want to showcase interactive technologies from all over the world and create a highly exciting event. We thus encourage resubmission of existing and exciting demos.

Preparing the Submission

Every submission should include:

  • A 2-4 page paper in the SIGCHI extended abstract format. Submissions should not be anonymized. Accepted submissions will be published on the ACM digital library.
  • A still image of the demonstration in JPG or PNG format showing the envisioned setup in 16:9 aspect ratio with a minimum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.
  • A technical supplement (PDF or Word template).
  • An optional (but highly encouraged) video of up to 3 minutes length and at most 50MB in size.

The maximum page limit for the extended abstract is 4 pages and includes all figures and references, and must be in the 2014 SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. This format utilizes the "Lastname, F.M." author-name reference style, not the more recent "Firstname M. Lastname" convention. The extended abstract should include a concise description of the idea, the results or findings, supporting imagery and figures, and a discussion of the implications of the work to the selected domain. Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations should be included.

All submissions conflicting with one or more guidelines will be removed before the curating process to assure that all demos can be curated and published on-time.

Authors who are invited to resubmit to demo session from paper or note track should submit their abstract and necessary documents by 7 September.

Your extended abstract, still image and optional video should be submitted to the Precision Conference System. The abstract must be in PDF format.

Presentation at the Conference

For each accepted demo, at least one author must register for the ISS 2018 conference. Authors are expected to bring the accepted demos to the conference site with them, set them up, and be present throughout the demo sessions. During a dedicated demo session, the author(s) will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work with conference attendees. In general, we can provide one regular-sized table (approximately 80 x 120 cm or 3’ x 6’) and two chairs as well as a power strip with multiple outlets. Please make sure your demo will work with standard Japanese wall power supply (100V AC). If your demo has any special requirements beyond this (e.g., space and lighting), please make sure to specify those in the requested document.

Final Submission Upon acceptance, ACM will send you a copyright form, which you have to complete. Once completed, we will provide you with the new copyright information to be put on your paper. You can then submit the final version (including the new copyright notice) through the submission system. Copyright to ISS demo videos and abstracts 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. However, submissions that include an extended abstract will be included in the ACM Digital Library so other researchers are able to find, read, and cite them.

Demo Co-Chairs

If you have questions about Demos for ISS 2018, contact the Demo Chairs:

Anusha Withana, Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University
Kazuki Takashima, Tohoku University

✉ demos2018@iss.acm.org