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 UPA Conference 2005

Peer Reviewed Papers

"" Submission Information
All submissions for papers must include three documents: the paper, a description of the companion presentation and background information about the author(s). Please use the UPA-provided paper template and presentation template to prepare these documents. In addition, you will complete forms online with additional information when you submit your paper. Submission must be 4-6 pages in length, including tables, figures and references (3 MB maximum file size). Please use the UPA-provided checklist!

And when you're done with that submit it online!

"" Benefits
The lead author of the paper (who should also be the lead presenter) will receive a 20% discount on conference registration.


"" Peer reviewed paper example submissions

Thank you to Millien.

"" Peer Reviewed Paper Session Details
We offer a peer review of full papers; that is, completed works, not just a proposal. Authors of accepted papers will be allowed to make small revisions based on reviewers’ comments. These papers will be in a separate section of the proceedings, clearly identified as peer-reviewed papers. We will be highly selective and will choose a limited number of submissions to ensure we are establishing a premier venue for publications.

We are looking at two major areas:
(1) Methodologies and Tools, including practical new methods, processes and techniques along with new tools for use in interactive systems or device design, development, and testing
(2) Results from Fieldwork and Ethnography, including findings, guidelines, etc. from studies of real world settings or of technology use in such settings providing a clear relevance to the design and deployment of interactive systems or devices.

The presentations will be made at a special session dedicated to presentations from peer-reviewed papers. These presentations must meet the same standards as all other UPA presentations. For this reason, anyone who submits a paper for UPA 2004 must also prepare and submit a presentation proposal. Both the presentation and the paper will be reviewed, independently, and both must be accepted for UPA to publish the paper.

Presentation submissions accompanying peer-reviewed paper submissions will be reviewed with minor changes to the review criteria compared to the criteria used to review regular presentation submissions. These presentations must meet a minimum set of requirements that seek to ensure the presentation is not merely a copy and paste version of the paper into slide format.


"" Peer reviewed paper expectations

  • Papers that are accepted for publication must also be presented at the conference.
  • Papers and their presentations must emphasize practicality, hands-on experience, and interaction between authors and attendees.
  • Presentations of papers must be highly interactive, with one-third to one-half of the presentation time allocated for audience participation.
  • Each presentation associated with a peer–reviewed paper will be 40 minutes in length. .

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