Case Studies : Call for Participation

Quick Facts

  • Submission Deadline: 4 October 2013 (5:00pm PT)
  • Online Submission: PCS Submission System
  • Conditional Notification: November 22, 2013 (Some Case Studies will have a second review cycle before final acceptance)
  • Second Review Submission Deadline: December 6, 2013 (be prepared to quickly modify and resubmit your presentation based on possible reviewer requests)
  • Notification: 10 December 2013
  • Camera ready Files Deadline: 4 February 2014
  • Submission Format: A structured presentation (templates will be provided), and a 2-4 page abstract prepared in Extended Abstract Format. Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information.
  • Selection process: Juried
  • Archives: The 2-4 page Extended Abstracts article and the structured presentation file (in PDF format); additional submission materials may be hosted in a special archive to be determined.

Best Case Study Award

The SIGCHI "Best of CHI" awards honor exceptional submissions to SIGCHI sponsored conferences. The CHI Case Study committees nominate submissions for the Best Case Study Award. A separate Case Study Awards Committee then selects one of the nominees as the Best Case Study and a small number for Honorable Mention, as appropriate.

Message from the Case Studies chairs

Case studies are real-world examples of new or improved HCI best practices. They demonstrate how we, as a professional community, can learn from practitioners' experience. They are actual, non-theoretical experiences submitted by professionals from preferably, but not exclusively, industry. They show what methods were used, what went well, what didn't go well what can be improved and/or extended into future iterations. Case studies demonstrate how we can advance ourselves as practitioners and apply our knowledge and skills to designing real world solutions. The emphasis is on the process not the product. The product is the vehicle for demonstrating your best practices.

Submissions consist of a structured presentation (such as an electronic slide deck) accompanied by a 2 to 4 page extended abstract. The presentation allows practitioners to efficiently delineate and express their main points and use embedded objects, such as reports or interactive objects (prototypes, videos, actual implementations, etc.) to illustrate and support their claims. A template is available in Powerpoint, Keynote and Google Docs. Authors are free to use their own visual design provided they stick to the pre-defined structure of the templates:

  • Keep the same top level sections as the template.
  • Use the same order for the top level sections as the template.

Supporting slides and files, that may be customized to reinforce your point, are welcomed. We encourage the use of interactive or multi-media attachments or links to support your Case Study.

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury that identify those cases that are accepted, rejected and borderline. Borderline cases are discussed with all jury members during a series of video conferencing meetings. Authors are welcome to sit in during the review of their own submission and are given the chance for rebuttal, clarifications and/or commentary as needed. All authors whose submissions are discussed in these sessions are given the opportunity to improve their submission based upon jury guidance within an additional two week time period.

Jonathan Seth Arnowitz, Google, Inc.
Dirk-Jan Hoets, Flipside
Michael Arent, GE Global Research
Austin Henderson, Rivendel Consulting