The aim of this page is to provide authors with an overview the schedule for papers. In sharing this we have two aims:
- to ensure that authors are aware of the review process for their paper.
- to provide an insight into how tight the timeframe is for all the required steps and enable an understanding of why shifts in dates are generally impossible.
Changes for 2018
There are two main differences to the ways that we’ll be handling things this year – paper reviewing and paper length. More details about these changes can be found on the conference blog at:
We expect in the region of 3,000 titles and abstracts to be submitted on the first deadline. Approximately 2,640 will turn into complete papers. This will require the production of at least 5,280 high quality external reviews + 2,640 high quality AC reviews + 2,640 high quality meta-reviews – a process that is locked in to be finalised within a very tight 11 week turn-around period if it is to meet the (fixed) publisher deadline.
- 3 papers chairs
- 35 sub-committee chairs
- 280 associate chairs who will manage approx 8 papers each with three reviewers
- ~5,000 reviewers
from the CHI community.
SCs – Subcommittee Chairs
ACs – Associate Chairs
1AC – Primary AC (leading the review process)
2AC – Second AC
3AC – Third AC
Here’s an overview of the schedule:
Note that the timeline only reflects the tasks up until the PC meeting. There are other tasks that follow (scheduling, production, etc) which have external deadlines.
|Thurs, 14 Sep||
|Fri, 15 Sep||Abstracts become visible to SCs.|
|before Tue, 19 Sep||
|Tue, 19 Sep||Material submission deadline|
|Wed, 20 Sep – Thu, 21 Sep||
|Wed, 20 Sep – Sat, 23 Sep||
|before Sun, 24 Sep||
|Thu, 21 Sep – Tue, 26 Sep||
|Tue, 26 Sep||
|Tue, 26 Sep – Tue, 3 Oct||
|Fri, 6 Oct||Batch release of review requests to reviewers. We will release all of the review requests to reviewers at the same time, to give ACs a fair chance of getting who they want as reviewers.|
|Fri, Oct 6 – Wed, 1 Nov||
|Wed, 1 Nov||
|before Tue 14 Nov||
|Tue 14 Nov||Deadline for 1AC meta-reviews and “discuss” checkbox state (to indicate that a 3AC review is needed for a paper that otherwise didn’t meet the criteria).
Deadline for SCs to assign 3AC for all papers marked discuss
|Wed, 15 Nov||Hard deadline for all reviews (external, 1AC, 2AC), except 3AC.|
|Thu, 16 Nov||Reviews released to authors for rebuttal.|
|Wed 22 Nov||Author rebuttals due.|
|Thu, 28 Nov||Deadline for 3AC reviews.
ACs re-engage reviewers, 2AC, 3AC, in discussion of each submission, as needed, and ensure that reviewers update their reviews to acknowledge rebuttals. If rebuttal affects scores, the scores should change during the discussion period, which ends 4 Dec.
|before Tue, 5 Dec||
|before Thu, 7 Dec||
|Fri, 8 Dec – Sat, 9 Dec||
Note that the timeline only reflects the tasks up until the PC meeting. There are other tasks that follow (scheduling, production, etc.) which have external deadlines.