Andreas Girgensohn, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
Alison Lee, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
29 July 2002, 5PM (17:00) at your local time
Call for Participation
Tutorials provide conference participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge, and skills in a broad
range of areas in the field of human-computer interaction. Tutorial topics range from practical guidelines and
standards to academic issues and theory. Tutorial participants include user interface designers and users, software
developers, managers of human-computer interface projects, human factors practitioners, interface evaluators and
testers, industrial designers, teachers of HCI, researchers in human-computer interaction, and professionals in other
areas seeking to gain an understanding of how HCI relates to their specialties.
Each tutorial is designed to be a half-day or full-day in duration. Half-day tutorials are three
hours long (not including breaks). Full-day tutorials are six hours long (not including breaks).
Tutorials cover a wide range of HCI-related topics. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Introductory or overview of topics in HCI
- Requirements capture and analysis techniques
- User interface development software
- Theories, practices, and/or methodologies for design, cognitive
engineering, usability engineering, etc.
- Information visualization and retrieval
- Multimedia, multimodal interfaces
- Design for non-traditional desktop systems, e.g., games
- Web design and applications
- Interfaces for home, wearable computing, etc.
- HCI in the corporate settings
Submissions on emerging topics such as new techniques for usability or for capturing and reusing HCI knowledge, as
well as new interfaces for the home, for gerontechnology, or for biomedical devices are encouraged.
Samples of tutorials in prior years are available online.
An honorarium of $1,500 USD will be awarded for each
half-day tutorial that is taught, $3,000 USD for each
full-day. If a tutorial has two or more instructors,
the honorarium will be shared among them. Instructors
must pay for their own travel expenses and conference
Types of Submission
Those interested in proposing a tutorial for CHI 2003 should follow the instructions in the "Preparing Tutorial
Proposal Submission: Format and Requirements" section. Upon acceptance of your tutorial, please follow the
instructions in the Before the Conference section.
With respect to both these submissions, please note the following:
- Submissions must be in English.
- Submissions should be electronic (PDF). Contact the tutorials co-chairs
in advance if that causes problems for you.
- Submissions will not be accepted by fax.
- Submissions arriving after the deadline will not be considered.
- Submissions should contain no proprietary or confidential material and
should cite no proprietary or confidential publications.
- Responsibility for permissions to include copies of material or
scholarly articles rests with you, not with CHI 2003.
- Responsibility for permissions to use video, audio, or pictures of
identifiable people rests with you, not with CHI 2003.
- You will receive email notification upon receipt of your submission.
Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated benefit for prospective participants and on
their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Factors to be considered include:
- relevance, timeliness, importance, audience appeal, and attendance
- suitability for presentation in a half-day or full-day tutorial format;
- use of presentation methods that offer participants direct experience
with the material being taught; and
- past experience and qualifications of the instructors.
Selection is also based on the overall distribution of topics, approaches (overview, theory, methodology, how-to),
audience experience levels, and specialties of the intended audiences. Thus, not all tutorials of technical merit can
Preparing Tutorial Proposal Submission: Format and Requirements
A tutorial proposal submission must include a list of applicable categories and three documents: 1) proposal, 2)
descriptions for the CHI 2003 Advance Program and CHIplace, and 3) requirements list. Please consult the
samples of these materials
in preparing your submission.
The attendees evaluate all presented tutorials. To help instructors prepare for how their tutorials will be
will be available.
Prepare a PDF format of the proposal, no longer than 10 pages, for review purposes. It must:
- indicate the duration of your tutorial
- describe the learning objectives of the tutorial
- describe in detail the material that will be covered in the course
- describe the assumed background of attendees
- justify the tutorial for a CHI audience
- explain how the tutorial will be conducted
- give a schedule of events with time allocations
- describe and provide samples of materials that will be included in the
- in cases of multiple instructors, indicate role and percentage
involvement of each instructor
If the proposed tutorial has been given previously, the proposal should include where the tutorial has been given and
how it will be modified for CHI 2003. If the tutorial has been given at a previous CHI conference, describe how
changes to the tutorial will address comments from previous attendees. Additional materials may be submitted, but
will not necessarily be included in the review process.
For the attendee background, include any prerequisites such as knowledge of HCI content, processes, and procedures.
State any skills that are needed to understand tutorial content or to complete the exercises. Also, specify whether
the tutorial is intended to introduce participants to an area, or to further develop the expertise of knowledgeable
Descriptions for Advance Publication
Two sets of descriptions are required for advance publication purposes: 1) description for CHIplace and 2)
description for the CHI 2003 Advance Program. Prepare both descriptions as plain text files.
The description for CHIplace, the CHI 2003 online interactions site, should be a 2-3 sentence synopsis of the
tutorial to be used in a list of all tutorials (no more than 250 characters).
The description for the CHI 2003 Advance Program should be no more than 1500 characters. Longer descriptions will be
cut. The Advance Program description should contain the following sections:
- Title of the tutorial, up to 60 characters.
- Names and affiliations of the instructors.
- Benefits: The benefit statement should contain a summary of what skills
and knowledge the attendees will gain as a result of attending this
- Origins: The origins should state the history of this tutorial (e.g.,
whether it was given at past CHI conferences or related venues).
- Features: The features consist of a bulleted list. The items in this list
should include the educational goals and/or major elements of the
- Audience: The audience should be described in terms that include any
background required to understand the tutorial. State the disciplines
and/or organizational roles of attendees who would be interested in your
tutorial (see first paragraph of call for a list of roles).
- Presentation: List the various presentation forms used in the tutorial,
e.g., lectures, demonstration, exercises, videos, group discussions,
and/or case studies.
- Instructor background: List the background for each instructor, including
current employment and activities, previous professional activities, and
The requirements list includes materials needed to run the tutorial. It should include any supplies required for each
participant, restrictions or conditions on offering the tutorial such as an attendance limit, non-standard technology
support requests and other information that the review committee should know in considering the proposal.
Submitting Your Proposal
Prepare the proposal for review in PDF format. Prepare the CHIplace description in plain-text format. Prepare the
Advance Program description, as described above, in plain-text format. Select categories from the category list that
best describes your tutorial. Prepare a requirements list, as described above. Submit the materials electronically to
If you anticipate difficulties with electronic submission, then
contact the tutorials chairs
as early as possible.
Instructors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by 14 October 2002.
Before the Conference
Tutorials will be accepted contingent upon timely receipt of high-quality tutorial notes. The notes should serve as
reference materials for attendees and support the presentation of material during the tutorial.
Instructors of accepted tutorials will receive detailed
format requirements for preparation of a publication-ready version of their tutorial notes. Instructors must prepare
course material (tutorial and
notes) specifically for the CHI 2003 tutorial session. Presentation materials used by the instructor for other
courses or projects must be reworked within the guidelines described in format requirements.
Tutorial notes should include:
- an introduction to the topic
- copies of all overhead transparencies and slides
- an annotated bibliography
- copies of relevant background material or scholarly papers (for which the
instructors have obtained any necessary reprint permission)
- tutorial exercises, as appropriate
Instructors must sign a release form giving CHI 2003 one-time-only permission to utilize the notes for tutorial
participants and to sell notes at the conference.
Tutorial acceptance is conditional upon the instructors' compliance with deadlines and requirements. Tutorial notes are due by 15 December 2002
At the Conference
Each tutorial is designed to be a half-day or full-day in duration. Half-day tutorials are three hours long (not
including breaks). Full-day tutorials are six hours long (not including breaks).
Please perform the activities in this checklist to ensure completeness in your tutorial proposal submission.
- Read the Conference Overview and Submitting to CHI.
- Review the
tutorial submission samples
- Prepare the tutorial submission proposal for review in PDF format.
- Prepare the CHIplace description in plain-text format.
- Prepare the Advance Program description, as described above, in
- Prepare a requirements list, as described above.
- Submit the materials electronically to the Send To address shown.