Call for Provocations and Works-in-Progress

ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems, 4-8 June 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The DIS 2016 Provocations and Works-in-Progress (PWiP) track is a format that allows authors to propose novel, in-progress and thought provoking research. The PWiP format is intended to facilitate discussion between authors and conference attendees. We welcome all submissions related to the design of interactive systems as well as the conference theme of “fuse”.

We particularly welcome design research contributions that value:

  • Novelty over evidence (You don’t need a user study!)
  • Provocation over generalization (You don’t need to make everyone happy!)
  • Design making over design guidelines (Why not show us, rather than tell?)

While PWiP submissions need not have reached the level of completion of Full Paper submissions, they should demonstrate a contribution in terms of research and/or design knowledge.

All PWiP submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

Accepted PWiP submissions will be published in the DIS 2016 companion publication (adjunct proceedings).



  • March 13, 2016: Provocations & Works-in-Progress due
  • March 27, 2016: Provocations & Works-in-Progress author notifications
  • April 1, 2016: All camera ready papers due
  • May 8, 2016: Early bird registration deadline


Preparing and Submitting

A PWiP paper should not exceed 4 pages (incl. references) formatted using the most recent SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format (US Letter).

Please include one sentence that can be used in the conference program as a stand-alone teaser or provocation related to your submission, with the aim of drawing attendees to your presentation and engage in discussion.

All submissions should be anonymised and submitted via the DIS 2016 PCS system by March 13, 2016. Deadline extensions will not be possible.



Accepted PWiPs will be required to present a poster (any A0 size printed visual element) and/or video (3 minute limit) as means of presenting your work and engaging conference attendees. PWiP submissions must include a draft of either a poster or video or both. Presenters will also have an opportunity to present physical artifacts (e.g., 3D prototypes); submit images of any physical artifacts you would like to present during the PWiP session.


Provocations and Works-in-Progress Chairs

Margot Brereton
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Elise van den Hoven
University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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