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Submissions Overview

This page provides general preparation instructions for submitting to CHI 2005. Specific instructions are provided in the pages for each submission category.

Conference Publications Format

Most submissions require a portion to be submitted in the Conference Publications Format (Conference Publications Format ). This document describes the required publications format and is formatted to those specifications. When creating your submission, you can replace the content with your own to help you follow the formatting rules. Styles are used to make it easy to adhere to the format.

Each participation category has specific requirements including additional formatting. To submit a Design Case Study to the Design Expo, please see the Design Expo Submission Kit. Please contact the individual venue chairs if you are uncertain about requirements. Note that initial submissions for most venues are in PDF format. All final submissions must be made in a source document: .doc (Microsoft Word), .rtf (Rich Text Format), or .mif (Maker Interchange File for FrameMaker).

Please contact for questions on submitting to the PCS system (initial submissions) or to Sheridan Printing (final submissions).

Language of the Conference

The language of the conference is English. Because the CHI audience comes from all over the world, please ensure that your submission is written in clear and simple prose. Please avoid regional expressions that might be difficult for the global audience to understand. Promotional information will use American English spelling.

Poster Preparation Guidelines

If your submission category includes a poster, prepare the material to create a poster to bring to the conference in accordance with your category's requirements. Each poster will have a display space approximately 8 feet wide and 4 feet high. The poster is expected to follow the International Standards Organization (ISO) poster size format (A0) in portrait orientation. The dimensions for A0 format are 84cm x 119cm, or approximately 33" x 47". Audiovisual and computing equipment will not be supplied. Power outlets will not be available. Posters will be displayed in an area where attendees meet during session breaks. You are responsible for putting your poster up and removing it by the deadlines given to you by your category Co-Chairs. Some posters are accompanied by specially scheduled poster sessions, where you are required to stand by your poster to be available for discussion. In the past, the inclusion of a packet of the author's business cards or a small mailbox attached to the poster has proved an effective way to communicate with interested people when you are not there.

Video Submissions

There are three categories of video submissions for CHI 2005:
  • Video figures that accompany Papers or Late Breaking Results submissions
  • Video figures that accompany Design Expo submissions
  • Videos for Interactivity submissions

All video submissions must meet file type and data size limitations specified in the Guide to Successful Submissions: Video.

For a video figure accompanying a paper, Late Breaking Result, or Design Expo submission, submit it simultaneously with the rest of submissions through the PCS system.

For video accompanying an Interactivity submission, see the Interactivity venue description for submission procedures.

Video submissions need not be "anonymized" for review.

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