Showpieces offer an interactive opportunity to show off your ideas and/or accomplishments to the VL/HCC community. Formerly called “posters and demonstrations”, the category has expanded in 2013 to also include videos, downloadable apps, handouts, electronic devices, physical prototypes, or any other artifacts that facilitate meaningful interactions with other conference attendees.
A broad range of topics are appropriate for showpieces. If an idea for a showpiece seems borderline appropriate for this venue, feel free to err on the side of sending in a submission. The following non-exhaustive list illustrates the possibilities:
Showpieces can help accomplish many purposes, such as:
Each submission will consist solely of a 2-page PDF file, following standard IEEE Conference Proceedings format. In addition to the title and author list, a submission must contain the following parts:
The showpiece itself does not need to be submitted, nor does it need to exist at the time when the 2-page PDF is submitted. For example, if the showpiece will be a video, then the video does not need to be submitted with the PDF. As another example, if the showpiece will be a new physical device, then the device does not need to exist yet when the PDF is submitted; in this case, Part 4 of the PDF above should simply explain what showpiece will be created in order to present specific topical content.
Submissions are due by 5pm Pacific Time on June 7, 2013, and should be emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should specify one of the following three options for how the submission should be reviewed and published:
The selection from this list will affect how the 2-page PDF is reviewed and published (as explained below). If a submission email does not specify one of the three options above, then the submission will by default be considered as a publishable poster submission to be included in the proceedings.
Non-publishable poster or other showpiece submissions will be peer-reviewed based on three criteria: (a) relevance to the VL/HCC community, (b) intelligibility of the submission, and (c) expected likelihood of generating discussion with other VL/HCC attendees. Submissions accepted as non-publishable submissions will not be included in the proceedings.
While the Showpieces category is now broader, the category still maintains a venue for the submission of peer-reviewed, archival quality posters. Specifically, publishable poster submissions will be peer-reviewed based on the three criteria above as well as the following: (d) apparent novelty, (e) significance, and (f) apparent validity of any claims or conclusions stated in the submission. In other words, publishable submissions should be “good enough” that they could be included in the conference proceedings as archival 2-page papers. (Note that submitters may opt to have publishable poster submissions omitted from the proceedings, in case they wish to avoid any possibility of a “prior-publication” issue with a future archival publication.) Note that only posters can be included as publishable submissions. Other kinds of showpieces should be submitted as a non-publishable submission.
If a submission fails to meet the six criteria, but it could be accepted as a non-publishable submission, then a conference organizer will contact the author by email to suggest switching the submission to a non-publishable submission. For example, if a submission presents work that already will be appearing elsewhere in the main conference, then such a submission would be a reasonable non-publishable submission, but it might not meet the novelty criterion required for a publishable submission.
Publishable poster submissions that are accepted to be included in the VL/HCC proceedings will appear on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library website, provided that at least one author registers for the conference and that the camera-ready copy is submitted by June 28.
The VL/HCC program will include one showpiece session. During this session, showpieces will be presented in a large room simultaneously by many different presenters, with each presenter allocated a specific assigned space for presenting a showpiece. Internet connectivity, chairs, and table space will be available, as well as wall or easel space for hanging a poster 30 inches (76 cm) wide and 3 feet (91 cm) tall. Showpiece presenters are expected to bring all other materials and equipment required, including any computer hardware required for presenting the showpiece.
Contact the Showpieces Chair, Chris Scaffidi, at email@example.com (and please mention “VL/HCC Showpieces Question” in the subject line).
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