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Tutorials are one of the best means of conveying introductory and advanced instruction on specific topics to an interested audience. Tutorials are a significant attraction to attendance at CHI 2005 and provide exposure in depth and breadth to HCI topics.

All CHI 2005 tutorials are one day long, with two breaks and a lunch period. Please plan your proposal accordingly. See the instructions below for the required structure, format, and content of your proposal; instructions for submitting; the criteria that will be used to review your proposal; and the elements that you will need to submit if your proposal is accepted for presentation at the conference. Also included are the review criteria on which your proposal will be evaluated by a team of knowledgeable reviewers. It is important that you specify the audience for your tutorial, as reviewers will be drawn from the expertise you indicate is relevant.

Mentoring is not available for tutorial authors. However, samples of previously successful tutorials are available on request.

CHI 2005 can only accept tutorial notes in digital format. For accepted tutorial proposals, you will receive confirmation of your tutorial time and location upon receipt of your tutorial notes. All tutorials are subject to cancellation according to the policies noted below.


Please note that deadlines are critical to a successful Tutorials program. We want to offer your high quality tutorial; please help us in this goal by being observant of the timeline and responsive to requests for information and materials from your tutorials co-chairs. Should you have any questions on what you must provide, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Item Date Deliver to
Proposal Due 9 August 2004 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Tutorial Reviews Due 15 September 2004 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Reviews Distributed to Authors 21 September 2004 Authors
Author Review Rebuttals Due 6 October 2004 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Acceptance Notifications 18 October 2004 Authors
Tutorial Attendee Limits 15 November 2004 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Advance Program Description 15 November 2004 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Tutorial Notes 10 January 2005 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Tutorials Supplies List 10 January 2005 Tutorials Co-Chairs
A/V Requests 10 January 2005 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Honorarium and Release Forms 10 January 2005 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Registration Names (Comps) 10 January 2005 Tutorials Co-Chairs
Cancellation Notifications 21 February 2005 Authors


CHI 2005 seeks tutorial proposals on the following topics:

Topic Novice Level Master Class
Human-Computer Interaction History and recent developments Special topics
Cognitive Science Introduction Special topics
Statistical Analysis and Tools Selecting measures, collecting data, and reporting/interpreting results Advanced tools and applications
Experimental Design Introduction: fitting experiments to research objectives Case studies and collaborative critique
Conveying Research Results Formal and informal methods; simplification and precision for multiple audiences Case studies and collaborative critique
Research Methods Introduction to field, laboratory, and ethnographic methods for quantitative/qualitative research Special topics
Evaluation Techniques Introduction and general overview Discount, extended, and comparative evaluation techniques
Design Techniques and Processes Survey of interface and product design techniques and processes In-depth treatment of customized and/or innovative design techniques and processes
Handheld, Mobile, and Embedded Systems Survey of guidelines and standards, platforms, technologies, and use Specialized topics in design, evaluation, and social phenomena
Social Computing Introduction to concepts and current initiatives Case studies and focused topics
Collaborative Technologies History and recent developments Use models, legal, and social issues

Additional topics include the conference theme: improving communities’ sense of security through technology, and other topics. Submissions on emerging new topics are encouraged, as are submission for "master" class audiences. However, please be advised that your tutorial must be self-supporting: e.g., if you require special technology your tutorial will require a higher level of enrollment. If your tutorial addresses a specialized or niche topic you should be prepared to market your tutorial to the appropriate audience to ensure that it meets the minimum attendance requirements.

Review Criteria

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance, suitability, timeliness, importance, audience appeal, attendance limits, presentation methods, and past experiences and qualifications of instructors. They will also be considered for their fit within the overall distribution of topics, approaches, audience experience levels, and specialties of the intended audiences. Reviewer remarks are combined with financial objectives and past performance (if your tutorial has been delivered at a previous CHI conference) to select tutorials for presentation at CHI 2005. The tutorials co-chairs determine the final tutorials program. Please refer to the Tutorials Review form for details.


CHI 2005 tutorials are compensated with one transferrable CHI 2005 conference complimentary registration and an honorarium of $1000 plus $10 per attendee. Should your proposal be accepted and you have more than one author, CHI 2005 will inquire how you want the honorarium split between authors, and to whom the complimentary registration should be provided. In the event that your tutorial proposal is accepted but the tutorial is not conducted at CHI 2005, the transferrable complimentary registration will still be awarded, but no honorarium will be distributed. Honorarium payments are made after the conference by ACM Headquarters.


CHI 2005 will first consider filling tutorial slots with core content, and secondarily with specialized topics. Please consider the size of the potential audience that may find your tutorial a valuable fit. Tutorial compensation is not tied to the number of attendees, but to the expense to the conference of your tutorial. If this expense is considerable, the minimum number of attendees who must register for your tutorial will be increased above the established baseline.

The baseline attendance for tutorials at CHI 2005 is 12 registrations. CHI 2005 reserves the right to cancel tutorials with fewer than 12 registered attendees by the close of early registration, 14 February 2005, so please plan accordingly.

In the event of cancellation of a tutorial, no fees will be paid to the instructor(s). However, in the event your tutorial is cancelled, Complimentary Registrations awarded to accepted proposals with delivered Tutorial Notes that meet requirements will be honored. Complimentary Registrations earned as tutorial compensation are transferable.

Submission Format and Requirements

Download the CHI 2005 Tutorial Submission Form PDF and fill it out completely in Adobe Acrobat 5 or later. This PDF form is interactive; select a checkbox by using the spacebar on your keyboard. Note that many fields are required. If you have questions, please contact the Tutorials Chairs at

Learning Objectives
One paragraph describing the three main issues or questions you will address, three learning outcomes you plan, and the active learning strategies you will use in this tutorial. Lecture-only tutorials are not encouraged.

If the proposed tutorial has been given previously, the proposal should include where the tutorial has been given and how it will be modified for CHI 2005. If the tutorial has been given at a previous CHI conference, please furnish feedback from your attendees, and describe how changes to the tutorial will address remarks made by previous attendees. Additional materials may be submitted, but will not necessarily be included in the review process.

Describe in detail the material that will be covered in the course. You do not need to fully develop your course materials for the proposal. However, reviewers need to have a clear idea of what you will convey and how you will conduct the tutorial in order to give your proposal a fair and balanced review.

Describe the assumed background of attendees. Justify the tutorial for a CHI audience. In describing the target attendee background, include any prerequisites such as knowledge of HCI content, processes, and procedures. State any skills that are needed to understand tutorial content or to complete the exercises. Please specify whether the tutorial is intended to introduce participants to an area, or to further develop the expertise of knowledgeable participants. Note that appropriately characterizing your attendees (researchers? academics? practitioners?) helps us match your tutorial proposal to prospective reviewers, and ultimately assists us in marketing your work.

Session Activities and Timeline
Explain how the tutorial will be conducted, and give a schedule of events with time allocations. It is useful to include how many participants you feel are appropriate for your tutorial; this information will make it easier for reviewers to gauge the practicality of the exercises you have planned.

Sample Notes
Describe and provide samples of materials to be included in the tutorial notes. In the case of multiple instructors, indicate role and percentage involvement of each instructor.

Materials Requirements
The following materials are provided to all tutorials. We regret we cannot accommodate additional requests at the conference's expense. Materials and equipment provided include:
  • one data projector capable of displaying 1024x768 (Windows or Mac systems)
  • audio speakers
  • one screen or suitable projection surface
  • one ease
  • one flip pad
  • one set of color markers
  • one overhead projector
  • one power strip to accommodate the above and your laptop computer (no power adaptors for non-US connection are supplied)

Please note that Internet access will not be furnished inside tutorial rooms.

Upon Acceptance

Instructors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by 18 October 2004. Offering of the tutorial at the conference will be contingent upon the instructor meeting conference deadlines and requirements.

Tutorials are accepted upon the assumption that the instructors will provide a set of high-quality notes by 10 January 2005 so that they can be reproduced for dissemination to attendees. The notes should serve as reference materials for attendees and should support the presentation of the material during the tutorial. If your digital notes are not received by the deadline, your tutorial will be cancelled. The submission process is automated, and we regret that we cannot make exceptions. Please plan accordingly.

After the initial acceptance deadline, instructors will receive detailed format requirements for preparation of a publication-ready version of their tutorial notes. Instructors must prepare course material (tutorial and notes) specifically for the CHI 2005 tutorial session. Presentation materials used by the instructor for other courses or projects must be reworked within the guidelines described in format requirements.

Tutorial notes should include:
  • an introduction to the topic
  • copies of all overhead transparencies and slides
  • an annotated bibliography
  • copies of relevant background material or scholarly papers (for which the instructors have obtained any necessary reprint permission)
  • tutorial exercises, as appropriate

Instructors must sign a release form giving CHI 2005 one-time-only permission to utilize the notes for tutorial participants and to sell notes at the conference.

At the Conference

Instructors must bring their own laptops for their tutorials. CHI 2005 will identify local vendors for on-site rental equipment at presenters' expense but due to budget constraints we will not be able to provide computer support to you. Note that if you require a digital projector or internet access, the attendee threshold for your tutorial will increase from the baseline. Please ensure that you communicate your needs clearly; we will not be able to accommodate late or on-site requests for additional technical support.

Tutorial Submission Checklist

Please review the following checklist to help ensure completeness of your tutorial proposal submission.

  • Fill out the tutorial submission PDF PDF in Adobe Acrobat 5 or later.
  • Save the PDF using this naming convention:
    tut05_[first seven leatters of the lead instructor's last name].PDF.
  • Prepare your Sample Notes document (.doc or .pdf).
  • Prepare your Previous Delivery Package (.doc or .pdf) if you have previously delivered this tutorial at a SIGCHI event.
  • Prepare your content description document (.doc or .pdf).
  • Double check that each document follows the required naming convention.
  • ZIP all documents into one ZIP archive, following the naming convention
  • Submit your ZIP archive on the tutorial submission page.

Please note that incomplete or late tutorial submission packages will not be reviewed.

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