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Works in progress (WiP)

Work in Progress (WiP) is intended to present recent results that could benefit from discussion with the community at the HMI conference. Unlike "scientific paper" submissions, WiPs present work that has not yet reached the level of maturity required for a full submission but which could benefit from sharing with the community at this stage.

Call for participation

Papers submitted as WiP present works in progress on fundamental or applied aspects in the field of Human-Computer Interaction.

Accepted papers will be published in the appendices of the proceedings, published on the ACM Digital Library. Accepted papers will be presented in the form of a poster and a flash presentation at the conference.

Instructions to authors

The official language is French, but submissions in English are permitted. Final versions must follow the template, without page numbers.

We are adopting the new ACM TAPS publishing process this year, as described in the New ACM TAPS Publishing Process section, which uses a single column layout format for submissions.

It is important to follow two rules to make the submission anonymous: the names of the authors must not appear and references to previous work by the authors will be cited as if they were from third party authors.

Papers submitted as WiP should contain :

  • a concise description of the work performed,
  • an explanation of the implications of this work for the CHI community,
  • a discussion on what could be further developed and/or improved.

The authors retain the copyright of their works and may therefore reuse them as they are or in part in other publications. In particular, authors may submit a more complete version of their work in another publication under the guarantee that the new version complies with the plagiarism rules of the publisher of that new publication.

It should be noted for authors who would hesitate to submit to IHM rather than to a renowned international conference because of the problems of self-plagiarism that IHM makes explicit the authorization to republish in English an article published in French at IHM, thus following the ACM SIGCHI policy (cf. Language and Republication and Re-publication in English of articles published in French at IHM sections).

New ACM TAPS publishing process

The ACM Publication System (TAPS) is evolving to make it easier to view articles on mobile devices. Most ACM conferences now follow the TAPS process with the new submission and publication format. Two-column PDF articles will still be published on the ACM DL (Digital Library), but they will be accompanied by a version in responsive HTML format that can be adapted to the screen sizes of our new uses.

To do so, the submission for evaluation of the article must respect a single column layout (according to the Word and LaTeX templates provided). Authors must submit the PDF on PCS (in single-column format). It should be noted that the Word template poses various processing difficulties and that the LaTeX format is MORE THAN ENCOURAGED.

Once accepted, authors must submit the PDF and sources of the final version of the article on PCS, again in single-column format. The files will then be transformed with TAPS to obtain publishable versions (two-column PDF and reactive HTML). Authors are encouraged to check the automatic two-column layout of their article before submission (see next paragraph). Authors will nevertheless receive a message to check the layout and may request modifications if necessary.

Authors can test the transformation of their article from one to two columns to anticipate the final layout. This two-column version produced by authors is for testing purposes only and should not be submitted. We hope that the PDF produced by TAPS will be close, but cannot guarantee that the PDF generated by TAPS will be exactly the same. To do so, authors using LaTeX will be able to choose the documentclass line (which, depending on the language used, is located at the beginning of the article-main-en.tex or article-main-en.tex file) corresponding to the desired format. Authors using Word will have to follow the procedure to apply the two-column format. In order to prevent possible problems, remember to make a backup of your file beforehand. (Tip: to make the styles appear in the margin of the draft mode: File > Option > Advanced Options > Display > Width of the style area pane: indicate 2 cm or 3 cm for example).

Authors using LaTeX should restrict packages to those in this list: They can also use the utility to obtain a minimal archive containing only the files useful for compilation.

The publishable version will be deposited as a zip archive containing three subdirectories (See point 7 of Taps best practices):

  • pdf : the PDF of the article (optional) ;
  • source: the DOCX file or the TEX file with all the resources and files to compile ;
  • supplements: additional files for web publication (MP4 video, PPTX slides, PTX poster, JPG thumbnail, ... and a readme.txt file to explain what each file is for) that will not appear in the PDF (optional).

Exceptional circumstances: authors who had already written their paper in Word using the two-column format may wait for the acceptance notification before switching to the single-column format (and preferably LaTeX if possible). The article must then respect a limit of between 4 and 6 pages on two columns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What figure size should I use in the single column submission?

A: Authors should use figures in the single-column submission that are equal in size to those that will appear in the final two-column publication. The figures in the final one-column publication (0.5 page wide) should appear as 0.5 page wide figures in the submission, leaving 0.5 page space blank. One-page wide figures in the final publication should appear as one-page wide figures in the submission.

Selection process

WiP are subject to a lighter evaluation process than scientific papers. Nevertheless, the process will be conducted in a double-blind manner and each submitted paper will be reviewed by one or two external reviewers, as well as by the WiP managers.

Speech recommendations and posters

Contributions may be a maximum of 8 pages in a single column format (references not included).


Submissions should follow the following format and remain anonymous:

Submission procedure

Submissions of WiP through PCS system only.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of papers : 08/01/2021 22/01/2021
  • Sending evaluations to authors : 08/03/2021
  • Deadline for sending the final versions of papers and posters : 22/03/2021