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Emerging Work

ACI2022 call for Research Papers  


We invite research paper contributions in the Emerging Work track that reflect early stage efforts that either: 1) will be of interest to the ACI community and likely to generate insightful, instructional, and/or spirited discussion, and/or 2) is early enough that it could benefit greatly from community feedback on direction, design, methods, etc. Examples of Emerging Work papers include---but are not limited to---position papers, proposals for technology design, proposals for study design, open problem descriptions, analysis frameworks, etc. Potential authors are encouraged to contact the Program Chairs if there is any question about the suitability of their work for submission to the Emerging Papers track. Note: an encouragement to submit from the Chairs does not indicate likelihood of acceptance.  

While Emerging Work papers are expected to be less mature than Research Paper contributions, it is expected that all paper submissions to this (and any other) track incorporate sound ACI principles of ethical treatment of animals and have appropriate/requisite institutional review (or a plan to obtain it if no animal interactions have yet occurred). 


Authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution. While the maximum word count is 10,000 words (plus references), it is expected that most Emerging Work papers will be shorter due to the earlier stage of the research. Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of submission relative to its size. Papers should be concise but thorough in presenting the work. Shorter, more focused papers are encouraged and will be reviewed like any other paper. Papers whose lengths are incommensurate with their contributions will be rejected. Papers may be perceived as too long if they are repetitive or lengthy or too short if they omit important details or neglect relevant prior art. 

Submissions must be anonymous, which means that authors and their institutions must be removed from the submitted file. Reference to the authors’ previous work may be made in the third person. 

Papers must be submitted using the new ACM Template. 


Authors may also submit a supplementary MP4 video of up to 3 minutes and 50MB. 

All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review and will be selected based on the quality of their contribution, perceived interest to the community, and potential to benefit from community discussion. Each submission will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 reviewers from program committee members and external domain experts. 


Accepted papers will be published in the ACI2022 Conference Proceedings, provided that at least one of the authors registers for and attends the conference to present the paper. 


Submission Instructions 

Important Dates 

11 August 2022 – Complete submission 

8 September 2022 – Decision notification 

15 September 2022 - Revisions due 

29 September 2022- Camera-ready submission  

All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone.  


Enquiries should be addressed to the Program Chairs: Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas and David L. Roberts. 

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