Technical demonstrations

2021 Call for technical demonstrations

Important Dates

  • Submission Due: April 12th, 2021, 11:59 PM (UTC)
  • Notifications: May 3rd, 2021
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: May 17th, 2021

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time.

Demos Chairs

  • Alwin de Rooij, Tilburg University
  • Duri Long, Georgia Institute of Technology


Call Description

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit demonstrations that explore the research themes of Creativity & Cognition, especially demonstrations focused on this year’s conference theme of Creativity, Craft, and Design (see Call for Participation). This includes—but is not limited to—demonstrations of novel interfaces, systems, materials, devices, games, techno-craft, and other interactive experiences that invite, support, or enhance creativity, craft, or design. Submissions should specifically describe how demos will invite participation from or otherwise engage the conference attendees. Demos will be showcased at the conference during a dedicated poster-demo session.

Submissions can be up to 4 pages in length, with extra pages for references. Authors must include an additional document describing the technical requirements of the demonstration, such as requirements for space, lighting, electrical power, network connections, projectors, screens, etc. The authors should clearly state which items they will be providing and which items they would need the conference to provide. It is advisable to include in this document a photo or mock-up of the demonstration showing the envisioned set up. This information must be submitted as a supplementary document in the submission system. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.

Format and Submission Details

Demos should be up to 4 pages long (excluding references) following the single column ACM Submission Template. The submission should include:

  • Anonymized demo abstract (4-page limit excluding references) prepared in the single column ACM Submission Template. Submissions longer than 4 pages will be automatically rejected. Please refer to the ACM publication workflow for more information on the single column template.
  • Anonymized supplementary PDF describing the technical requirements of the demonstration.
  • Anonymized video figure (optional, strongly encouraged)
  • The total size of all submitted materials, including a video figure, should not exceed 100 MB.
  • Please follow appropriate guidelines to make your submission accessible.

Where to Submit

Please submit via the Precision Conference (PCS) website below:

Once you have logged into the PCS website, select the following options under “Submissions” and click the Go button.

  • Society: SIGCHI
  • Conference/Journal: Creativity & Cognition 2021
  • Track: Creativity & Cognition 2021 Demos

Video Figures (optional)

Your submission may be accompanied by a short video or by other supplementary material. Video figures do not have a specified limit for duration, although we recommend staying within 5 minutes. They are strongly encouraged but not required. The CHI and UIST guides to producing video figures are useful. Video figures should be anonymised as well.

Selection Process

Demos will be curated (reviewed by the demo chairs but not by external reviewers). Authors should not expect to receive formal feedback on their submission other than the selection decision. Demonstrations that cannot be reasonably accommodated based on the requirements described by the authors will be rejected.

Demonstrations will be reviewed independent of other tracks. Therefore, for example, if authors want to submit both a demonstration and a poster, the authors need to make two separate submissions, one for the demonstration and one for poster, as described in the respective calls.

Incomplete and incorrect submission content or formats will be automatically rejected. Late submissions are not permitted. Authors may submit to both the poster and demo tracks through two separate submissions. However, both submissions must address significantly different aspects of the research to warrant two publications and presentations. Submissions deemed too similar will be considered a demo submission only and rejected from the poster track.