Important Dates

  • September 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
  • September 9, 2016: Notifications
  • September 16, 2016: Final camera-ready submissions

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Formatting instructions:

Precision Conference submission:

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.

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.

A demo submission will allow you to:

  • Show your demonstration during the posters & demos reception at the ISS 2016 conference and get feedback from the conference attendees (there will also be a Best Demo Award at the conference)
  • Publish an extended abstract of the demo in the electronic conference proceedings in the ACM DL
  • Publish an optional video of up to 3 minutes long in electronic conference proceedings in the ACM DL
  • Introduce your demo alongside other authors in a plenary fast-forward (madness) session at the conference

Preparing the Submission

Every submission should include:

  • A 2-4 page paper in the 2014 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 following this format (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.

Accepted submissions for the demo session will be curated by the demo chairs based on factors such as available space, hardware and environmental requirements, novelty, and scientific value. As there is only one week after notifications to the final camera-ready deadline, it is not possible to make large changes before the camera-ready deadline. Final camera-ready versions of accepted papers must be accompanied by a signed copyright form which will be provided to accepted authors.

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.

Your extended abstract, still image and optional video should be submitted by September 2, 2016 to the Precision Conference System. The abstract must be in PDF format.


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.

Presentation at the Conference

For each accepted demo, at least one author must register for the ISS 2016 conference. Authors are expected to bring the accepted demos to the conference site with them, set them up, and be present throughout the demo session. 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 an US-style power strip with 3 outlets. If your demo has any special requirements beyond this, 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 by September 16, 2016.

Demo Co-Chairs

If you have questions about Demos for ISS 2016, contact the Demo Chairs:

Pedro Campos, University of Madeira, Portugal
Florian Echtler, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany