Call: Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2013)

TEI 2013 Work in Progress Submission
10-13 February, 2013: TEI Conference in Barcelona, Spain

TEI 2013 is the Seventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied interaction. The work presented at TEI focuses on physical interaction with computing technology and addresses design challenges, theories, experiences, systems, and new developments. The intimate size of this single-track conference provides a unique forum for exchanging ideas and presenting innovative work through talks, interactive exhibits, demos, hands-on studios, posters, art installations and performances.

Work in Progress papers should be submitted as a PDF attachment to an email sent to with the subject “TEI WIP submission”. The deadline for Work in Progress submissions is November 26th, 11:59 pm (UTC+1) 2012.

Work in progress submissions should be between two and eight pages and present high quality original work relevant to the TEI community that is not yet complete enough to warrant submission as a TEI Paper. Submissions should still make some contribution to the body of knowledge represented by the TEI community, whether realized or promised.

Works in Progress can be presented at the conference as a demo, or a poster, or both a demo and a poster. A significant benefit of presenting a Work-in-Progress is that it enables discussions between the authors and conference attendees that can help in further developing or completing the work for later submission. Summaries of completed work or work that has been published elsewhere are not appropriate as a Work-in-Progress submission. As for the TEI Papers track, submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following types of work:

  • Case studies and evaluations of working deployments
  • Analysis of key challenges, proposals of research agenda
  • Relation of tangible embodied and embedded interaction to other paradigms
  • Programming paradigms and tools, toolkits, software architectures
  • Novel interactive uses of sensors & actuators, electronics & mechatronics
  • Design guidelines, methods, and processes
  • Novel application areas, innovative solutions/systems and industrial applications
  • Theoretical foundations, frameworks, and concepts
  • Philosophical, ethical & social implications
  • Interfaces specific in form and context to particular cultures
  • Usability and enjoyment
  • Advantages, weakness, affordances of tangible, embedded and embodied interaction
  • Learning from the role of physicality in everyday environments
  • Tangible interfaces for children and learning
  • Embodied interaction, movement, and choreography of interaction
  • Role of physicality for human perception, cognition and experience
  • Teaching experiences, lessons learned, and best practices
  • Standardization, production, and business applications
  • Tangible interaction for artistic, expressive and musical systems
  • Tabletop, surface, and multi-touch interaction

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be between 2 and 8 pages in ACM Extended Abstract format. They must be in PDF file format. A Work in Progress paper may be presented as a demo, or a poster, or both a demo and a poster.

Review Process
The Work in Progress track has a juried review process. Submissions will be reviewed by the programme chairs and potentially by external experts, but in a less rigorous process that for the Papers track. Juried content is not required to make the same level of lasting and significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding as refereed content and detailed feedback on submissions will not be provided.

Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

File Size
Please note that the maximum size of your submission should not exceed 5Mb. You should not send videos as email attachments, but we encourage authors to embed links in submissions to online video content (e.g. Youtube or Vimeo).

One author of each accepted submission must register for the conference before the early registration deadline (January 7th, 2013) in order for the Work in Progress paper to be presented at TEI 2013.

Work-in-Progress submissions will be published on the conference website and USB stick, but are not part of the TEI 2013 proceedings.

Submission and Contact
To submit a Work in Progress paper or for questions about the Work in Progress track, please email the Program Chairs Martin Kaltenbrunner, David Kirk and Paul Marshall:


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