CC2017 Call for Pictorals

Important Dates

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time.

Pictorial Chairs

Call Description

In the aim of supporting interdisciplinary modes of research practice and dissemination ranging from the arts to science, from design to education, the C&C 2017 conference proceedings will include a new Pictorials track. Pictorials is a recent publication track that aims to better support the visual communication of, for example, art and design-oriented research practices, processes, artifacts, and theoretical developments. The C&C 2017 Pictorials track builds on the early success of this format at the ACM Designing Interactive Systems 2016 and 2014 conferences. Through C&C 2017 Pictorials, practitioners in academia, industry, non-profits, or collectives are encouraged to express and unpack their research on creativity in rich, heavily visual ways. We are particularly interested in supporting international creativity research and the creativity-oriented artistic practice and explorations through introducing this new form for disseminating research outcomes.

Pictorials are papers and essays in which the visual components (e.g. sketches, illustrations, renderings, diagrams, photographs, annotated photographs, collages) are foregrounded as the most important part of the contribution over the accompanying text. In pictorials, production values and visual quality matters. This format will help foster discussions among authors, conference attendees and the wider community through the sharing of methods, insights and lessons learned from engaging in research.

What to submit

We welcome submissions related to understanding human creativity in its many manifestations as well as the conference theme of Lifelong Creativity, Learning, and Innovation. In this broad context, submissions may cover diverse topics that include (but are not limited to):

We encourage authors to themselves be creative with their submissions and to compose highly visual submissions, which could consist of but are not limited to: design sketches, annotated images, illustrations and diagrams, field notes or sketches, or collages of images. Other important factors to consider in creating a Pictorial:

Pictorials are expected to be original work created specifically for the pictorials track. Expect the track to be competitive and submit your best work. Please do not submit work you have submitted elsewhere with a few images added. Doing so may violate dual submission rules. You may submit previously published work to which you have added significant visual content, provided only that such work is clearly and prominently attributed as such in a footnote to the title with a clear description of what the pictorial adds. In this last case, at least 30% of the material must be new, per ACM rules. You must be the author and copyright holder of all materials you submit, particularly all visual materials. Submitted work must comply with ACM policies.

For examples of prior Pictorials, please see the Pictorials published in the ACM DIS 2014 conference proceedings on the ACM Digital Library.


Pictorials should be submitted in the C&C Pictorials 2017 Format and not exceed 12 pages, excluding references. The first page of the submission should include the submission’s title, author(s) and their affiliation(s) (leave blank for double blind review), and a written abstract of no more than 100 words succinctly describing the background and context of the pictorial as well as its contribution to the C&C community. Further written parts known from other conference formats such as Introduction, Conclusion, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References are optional. The main part of the submission should be an annotated visual composition and we encourage submissions to use the format creatively—see the C&C pictorials example template, which was generated from an Adobe InDesign file: C&

We strongly advise you to use the InDesign template to compose your pictorial. It is much easier to work with and imagine intensive forms in InDesign. If you don’t have access to InDesign, please use the current ACM extended abstract forms. All submissions should be anonymous and submitted via the C&C 2017 PCS system.

Where to Submit

Precision Conference web site

Review and Selection

Double blind-review submissions are juried by the C&C Pictorials program committee, recruited from academia and industry by the chairs of the venue. Accepted C&C Pictorials will be distributed by the conference and in the ACM Digital Library where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide. Authors will be expected to attend the conference and will be assigned a time and location to present accepted submissions to conference attendees.

Anonymization Policy

All pictorials must be anonymized for review. Author and affiliation sections and credits must be left blank. Authors of accepted submissions will add this information in preparation of the "camera-ready" version. We are using the ACM CHI Anonymization Policy of blind reviewing. We use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper, as noted in the submission instructions (Note: changing the text color of the author information is not sufficient). Also, please make sure that identifying information does not appear in the document's meta-data (e.g., the 'Authors' field in your word processor's 'Save As' dialog box). Authors should cite their own work in the third person, e.g., avoid "As described in our previous work [10], ... " and use instead "As described by [10], ..."

Attendance Policy

At least one author of an accepted pictorial is required to pay the appropriate registration fee and is required to attend the conference in-person to present the work.


Program Committee

Youn-kyung Lim KAIST
Elisa Giaccardi TU Delft
Elvin Karana TU Delft
Holly Robbins TU Delft
Jon Rogers University of Dundee
Abigail Durrant Newcastle University
Sabrina Hauser Simon Fraser University
Tom Jenkins Georgia Tech
Daniela Rosner University of Washington
Sarah Fox University of Washington< /td>
Sarah Fdili Alaoui INRIA France
Lian Loke University of Sydney
Jayne Wallace Northumbria University
Eli Blevis Indiana University
Chris Speed Edinburgh University
Reese Muntean Simon Fraser University
Heather McKinnon Queensland University of Technology
Ceasar Torres UC Berkeley
Andruid Kerne Texas A&M University
Michael Heidt University of Siegen
Vicki Moulder Simon Fraser University
Robyn Taylor Newcastle University
Andrea Lucero Aalto University
Salu Ylirisku Southern Denmark University
Kenny Chow Hong Kong Poly U
Hwa-Jeong Hong UNIST
Seung Hun Yoo Korea University

Submission Types

Full & Short Papers


Technology Demonstrations




Graduate Student Symposium

Creative Communication Award