Posters, Demos, and Case Studies - Call for Participation

Posters, demos, and case studies represent an opportunity to present late-breaking results, prototypes not yet validated through user studies, research in early phases, and other intellectual contributions that are best suited for an interactive format. They are submitted as 4-8 page extended abstracts (excluding references) and presented at the conference in person during a dedicated, interactive session through which your work is depicted with a poster or other form of booth demonstration. For this reason, at least one author is required to attend the conference in person. Authors of accepted posters, demos, and case studies have the choice to have their extended abstract published as part of the conference companion which will be available in the ACM Digital Library. All submissions are semi-archival, meaning authors may reuse and resubmit the content to other peer-reviewed venues in a full paper submission.

Posters depict in-progress or late-breaking research that can trigger reflection and discussion among conference attendees. Since extended abstracts do not preclude future publication, poster submissions are encouraged from authors who seek feedback on methodological choices and/or early findings from a study that could improve future stages of their research. Posters may also depict intellectual contributions that are not well suited to a full journal paper format. These may include design fictions, creative pieces, think pieces, provocations, and other outside-the-box short works. If an author is unsure if their contribution fits within the scope of the poster solicitation they are encouraged to contact the Posters Chairs.

Demos are functional prototypes, hands-on methods, or devices which allow participants to reflect and interact with them. Demos can be of static, completed technologies or prototypes that are still going through improvement and iteration. Interactions can be visual, tactile, sound-based, and so on. The presentation format of demos during the dedicated, interactive session of the conference is intentionally open-ended and does not require a literal poster.

Case Studies report design, development, or research conducted in HCI practice, such as in industry or other applied settings. They typically provide an introspective account of problems encountered, innovative methods, successes, and lessons learned that could offer value to the broader HCI community across academia and industry. Case studies do not necessitate an extensive literature review or a synthesis of the supposed contribution with prior literature. Case study submissions should be considered by authors who wish to stimulate discourse at the conference about contemporary issues in design and development of human-centered technologies based on practical experience rather than extensive empirical research.

Message from the Poster Chairs: Why GROUP?

GROUP 2025 is a single-track conference which guarantees opportunities for attendees to interact, exchange ideas, and receive valuable feedback on their work. The conference will feature a lightning talk session where authors will present their accepted posters, demos, and case studies on stage to entice attendees to discuss their work during a subsequent interactive exhibit that does not compete with any other conference activity or session. Furthermore, one poster, demo, or case study will win a "Best Poster" Award as voted on by conference attendees and signed by the ACM GROUP 2025 Organizing Committee.

We encourage all members of the HCI community, especially students and newcomers to the field, to submit their work to elicit useful feedback, foster discussions, and share valuable and original ideas at the GROUP 2025 conference.

Conference topics for posters, demos, and case studies include (but not restricted to):

  • Theoretical, methodological, and/or conceptual contributions about key concepts relevant to CSCW and HCI, including critique.
  • Social, behavioral, and computational studies of collaboration and communication.
  • Technical architectures supporting collaboration.
  • New tools/toolkits for collaborative technologies.
  • Ethnographic studies of collaborative practices.
  • Coordination and workflow technology.
  • Social computing and contexts of collaboration.
  • Current work in, and future visions of, practice-centered computing.
  • Social justice, ethical dimensions, and related issues in CSCW, HCI, and/or sociotechnical systems.
  • Online communities, including issues of privacy, identity, trust, and participation.
  • Cooperative knowledge management.
  • Algorithmic decision-support systems, automation, and human-AI collaboration.
  • Civic technologies and their uses.
  • Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation.
  • Strategies for use of technology in business, government, and newer forms of organizations.
  • The ethical conduct of research studying group work and sociotechnical systems.
  • Emerging technologies and their design, use, or appropriation in work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education.
  • Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced Learning, TEL).
  • Co-located and geographically-distributed teams, global collaboration.
  • Cultural and cross-cultural collaboration and communication.
  • Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration.
  • Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative technologies.

Posters, Demos, and Case Studies Submission Information

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: 30 September 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: 7 October 2024
  • Camera-ready and rights review form deadline: 14 October 2024
  • Proof review deadline: 18 October 2024
  • Conference in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA: 12-15 January 2025

Submission Format:

GROUP 2025 is using the Precision Conference System 2.0: https://new.precisionconference.com/group

To submit, make a new submission to Society: "Group" > Conference/Journal: "Group 2025" > Track: "Group 2025 Posters, Demos, and Case Studies". Authors submitting papers for peer-review to ACM publications must comply with the SIGCHI Submission and Review Policy.

Submissions should include a 4-8 page extended abstract excluding references, in the single-column ACM Master Article Submission Template (the past editions' landscape format is now deprecated. For reasons why, please check: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow).

Authors can use the following links to find the template file:

The extended abstract should include author names and affiliations - these are not anonymous submissions.

In addition, demo authors should submit any special requirements for their demonstration at the conference in a separate text document. Examples of such requirements may include:

  • What do you need to run your demo?
  • What are the technical requirements?
  • What are the space/logistic requirements?

Authors of accepted posters, demos, and case studies have the choice to have their extended abstract published as part of the conference companion which will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

Upon Acceptance of your posters, demos, and case studies

Upon acceptance, authors of posters, demos, and case studies will prepare either a physical post or other type of booth demonstration for their work (demonstration formats other than posters should be explicitly mentioned to the Posters Chair at the time of submission in a separate text file).

There are no firm requirements for poster dimensions and size, however we recommend standard A0, size 48 inches by 36 inches.

Selection Process:

Contributions will be selected through single-blind peer review by the program chairs. Our review process will emphasize feasibility, quality, originality, and the capability to generate discussion and bring people together in collective action.

At the Conference

Due to the interactive nature of how posters, demos, and case studies are shared, at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the conference in-person.

For queries please contact the Posters, Demos and Case Studies Co-Chairs:

Xinning Gui and Douglas Zytko
Please don't hesitate to contact us:

LINKS

Papers CfP

Doctoral Consortium CfP

Workshops CfP

Important Dates

All deadlines below are at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Full Paper Second Wave Submissions

  • Abstract and Title Submission: May 1, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: May 8, 2024
  • 1st Round Reviews and Notifications: July 24, 2024
  • Resubmit Contributions Invited for Revision: August 21, 2024
  • 2nd Round Decisions: September 25, 2024

Full Paper First Wave Submissions

  • Submission Deadline: June 7, 2023

Additional CfPs

  • Doctoral Consortium Deadline: September 23, 2024
  • Posters, Demos, and Case Studies Deadline: September 30, 2024
  • Workshop Proposals Deadline: July 15, 2024