EoI Email: 7th June 2019

The following email was sent on the 7th June 2019 to those who expressed interest in the Halfway to the Future symposium.

Halfway to the Future: Student Discount and Submission Deadline

We can't believe how the time has flown by since we announced the symposium in February.

Submissions are due 21st June
There is now just two weeks until the Halfway to the Future submission deadline. A reminder that we have two paper types:

  • 6,000-word papers addressing current work relating to a symposium theme, especially those building on or responding to the influential works to be discussed.
  • 2,000-word papers looking towards the future of our themes. Papers can take the form of projected projects, design fictions, manifestos, or anything that fires your imagination.

While we know many of you will be familiar with the CHI style of writing—which is certainly acceptable—we are also very open to more theoretical, exploratory, or otherwise non-traditional styles of paper.

All accepted papers will go into the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series for Halfway to the Future and will be included in the ACM Digital Library! As part of this, all submitted papers will be peer reviewed through a double-blind process. The templates you should use to draft your papers can be downloaded from our website.

If you have any questions regarding your submission or the review process, please do not hesitate to contact Joel and Jocelyn, our Programme Chairs, using the email address programme@halfwaytothefuture.org.

Discounted student registration - £25
We are also delighted to announce that we are being sponsored by ACM SIGCHI, who are subsidising 80 student registrations! The student registration cost for ACM SIGCHI members is just £25 (a 90% discount on full registration). For non-members, student registration costs £125. However, as ACM SIGCHI membership only costs $38, we would encourage you to join and take advantage of this very generous subsidy.

To receive this subsidy, students simply need to apply for a discount code from our website. You can apply for a discount code now and register later once your paper is accepted (we'd encourage this as places are limited). Details on registering for ACM and ACM SIGCHI are on our website too.

We will send the discount codes to the people who have requested a code, giving priority to those who have had a paper accepted. Remaining discount codes will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have submitted, but were not accepted. After this, any remaining codes will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to those interested in attending.

Please contact Stuart, our Sponsorship Chair, if you have any questions regarding the subsidy using the email address sponsorship@halfwaytothefuture.org.

We will be opening registration in the next few weeks and I will send another email regarding this. Good luck with preparing your papers, and we look forward to seeing you in November!

Best wishes,
Martin Porcheron (Communications Chair)
on behalf of the organising committee

With thanks to our sponsors:

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With thanks to our sponsors:

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