IUI 2014 : ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Conference Series : Intelligent User Interfaces
Call For Papers
Joyce Chai, Michigan State University, USA
Antonio Krüger, DFKI GmbH and Saarland University, Germany
programchair2014 at iuiconf.org
IUI 2014 is the 19th annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces.
IUI is where the community of people interested in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) meets the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community. We are very interested in contributions that bridge these two fields and also related fields, such as psychology, cognitive science, computer graphics, the arts, etc. IUI researchers are interested in improving the symbiosis between humans and computers, so that interface design and interactive experiences yield higher performance outcomes. This may involve designing interfaces that incorporate intelligent automated capabilities, where the net impact is a human-computer interaction that improves performance or usability in critical ways. It may also involve designing an interface that effectively leverages human skills and capabilities, so that human performance with an application excels. In other cases, such as educational interface design, it may involve exercising judgment in when not to automate a function so that humans are encouraged to exert themselves as they acquire new skills or domain knowledge.
We call for original submissions that describe novel technologies and applications to intelligent user interfaces.
We invite original paper submissions that describe novel user interfaces, applications, interactive and intelligent technologies, empirical studies, or design techniques. (see the topics section above for a more comprehensive list of areas in which IUI encourages submissions). Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
UI 2014 especially encourages submissions on innovative and visionary new concepts or directions for interface design. We do not require evaluations with users, but we do expect papers to include an appropriate evaluation for their stated contribution.
Focus: Unlike traditional AI, our focus is not so much to make the computer smart all by itself, but to make the interaction between computers and people smarter. Unlike traditional HCI, we do not require in-depth studies with users to motivate or prove the effectiveness of the research. Evaluations need only be appropriate to the type of contribution claimed.
Submission Type: The length of a paper should be commensurate with the size of its contribution, and we expect papers to be succinct but thorough in presenting the work.
Full papers should not exceed 10 pages, and short papers should not exceed 6 pages in ACM CHI paper formats.
Reviewers will be asked to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its category. Full papers should make a substantial, novel and relevant contributions to the field. Short papers can either contain smaller contributions, novel ground-breaking ideas, or work in progress. Accepted full papers will be invited for oral presentation and short paper either as oral or poster presentation.
Format: Long papers and short papers should be formatted using the standard HCI Archive Format
Reviewing and rebuttal process: Each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers. Authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebuttal. A senior PC member will be asked to write a review prior to the committee meeting taking into account the rebuttal.
Anonymization: All papers must be appropriately anonymized according to the following guidelines:
- Author's names and affiliations are not present in the paper.
- Self-citations should be included where necessary, but must use the third person. For example, "... as shown in our previous user study  ..." is not allowed, whereas "... Smith et al.  show that" is acceptable. Do not exclude citations to relevant work simply because they are self-citations or “blind” self-citations by removing the text of the reference from the references section.
- Remove or anonymize acknowledgments.
- Failure to follow these guidelines may result in papers being rejected without review.
Videos: Submission of a video accompanying your paper is optional, but highly encouraged. However, videos should be no more than five minutes in length and 100MB in size. Follow the video guide, as well as the video requirements for more details about preparing your video submission.