Important Dates

  • September 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
  • September 9, 2016: Author Notifications
  • September 16, 2016: Camera-Ready Deadline

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General Information

The ISS 2016 poster program offers an engaging venue to present and discuss new and developing research. Posters provide the opportunity for researchers to get feedback on early-stage work, establish potential collaborations and discuss the burning issues in ISS 2016 in an informal manner with the larger community during the interactive poster session.

Work that is best suited for a poster submission includes - but is not limited to - preliminary results, thought-provoking and current topics, novel experiences and/or prototypes that have not been fully tested but show great promise, summaries of small-scale studies, design-led explorations of interactive tabletops, surfaces and spaces.

A poster submission will allow you to:

  • Have a poster displayed during the posters & demos reception at the ISS 2016 conference and get feedback from the conference attendees (there will also be a Best Poster Award at the conference)
  • Publish an extended abstract of the poster 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 poster alongside other authors in a plenary fast-forward (madness) session at the conference

Preparing the Submission

All submissions must include:

  • an extended abstract with a maximum of 6 pages in the 2014 SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format
  • a poster design -- each poster display will have a display space of approximately 48 inches wide x 48 inches high, so your poster may not be any larger than these dimensions.
  • a short video of up to 3 minutes long and at most 50 MB in size (optional)

The maximum page limit for the extended abstract is 6 pages and includes all figures and references, and must be in the 2014 SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format (LaTeX Template, Word Template). 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.

Your poster should be designed to effectively communicate your research problem, technique, and results. In particular, you should highlight what is novel and important about your work. The reviewers will provide feedback and guidance on your poster design, so it is in your best interest as an author to put effort into your poster design. However, note that only the extended abstract will be published in the ACM DL.

The reviewing of abstracts will be single-blind -- that is, your submission should *not* be anonymized but reviewers will remain anonymous to you. 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 reviewing process to assure that all posters can be reviewed and published on-time.

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


Posters abstracts will be reviewed by the poster chairs with the help of members of the ISS 2016 Posters Committee (see below). 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.

ISS 2016 Posters Committee

  • John Brosz, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Victor Cheung, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Aluna Everitt, Lancaster University, UK
  • Steven Houben, University College London, UK
  • Ulrike Kister, TU Dresden, Germany
  • David Ledo, University of Calgary, Canada
  • David Lindlbauer, TU Berlin, Germany
  • John Mills, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • Bettina Nissen, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Florian Perteneder, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • Audrey Serna, University of Lyon, France
  • Paul Strohmeier, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Vanessa Thomas, Lancaster University, UK
  • Kashyap Todi, Hasselt University, Belgium

Presentation at the Conference

For each accepted poster, at least one author must register for the ISS 2016 conference. Authors are expected to bring the accepted posters to the conference site with them and be present throughout the poster session. During a dedicated poster session, the author(s) will have the opportunity to present and discuss their poster with conference attendees.

The posters themselves have no predefined formatting, but they must fit within a 48" x 48" area.

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.

Posters Co-Chairs

Miriam Sturdee, Lancaster University
Jo Vermeulen, University of Calgary