Important Dates

 ● Submission Deadline2 July 2017
 ● Author Notification4 August 2017
 ● Camera Ready14 August 2017

Full papers (normally 8 pages, maximum 10) must present original, highly innovative and forward-looking research or design work within the scope of spatial user interaction.
Short Papers (up to 4 pages) must also report novel research, but may include preliminary results or conceptual ideas. User interface evaluations are strongly encouraged for every publication in this venue.

This year, the best full and short papers will also be granted the opportunity to present their work again at ACM Interactive Surfaces & Spaces, the co-located event taking place immediately after SUI.

Presentation Information

As in previous years accepted papers will be presented in a single conference track, divided in thematically grouped sessions, with 3-4 papers in each session. Each session has an associated session chair, who will announce the presenter and the work and will moderate the Q&A phase after each presentation. You can contact your session chair for particular questions concerning your presentation. Please come at least 15 minutes before your session begins to test your presentation.
The presentation time is 25+5 minutes for full papers and 17+3 minutes for short papers. Nevertheless, we recommend to keep your presentation a bit shorter and allow more time for Q&A.


  • projector (Panasonic VZ570) with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a resolution of 1920 x 1200
  • single presentation screen
  • 2 60” plasma relay screens further down the room (all will show the same image)
  • 2 lectern microphones & 1 wireless lapel microphone
  • a DI box for audio from the presenter’s laptops with a 3.5mm mini-jack connector

Submission Instructions

  • Submissions must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere and must not be under review by any other publication venue during SUI 2017’s reviewing period. Double submissions will be desk-rejected without review. In doubt, contact the program chairs ([email protected]) or include properly anonymised version of the competitive manuscript as supplementary materials.

  • All submissions should be prepared in the ACM SIG Proceedings format. For the Latex version, please use the sigconf template.

  • SUI 2017 uses the new version of the Precision Conference System. Supplementary videos are strongly encouraged, but not required.

  • Submitted papers should be anonymous for the double blind reviewing process. We strongly encourage you to not anonymize citations to your own works. These should not be omitted, but referenced in 3rd person. For example, you can write “In a study by Jones et al. [1]…” and reference your own paper, instead of “In my previous work [1]…”, with the reference listed as “[1] Blank for review.”

  • Highly relevant references to accepted, but still unavailable (i.e., “in press”) publications may be used, but should be included with author’s permission as supplementary materials.

  • Submissions should address one or more topics within spatial user interaction. Unlisted but strongly related topics are also welcome.

Reviewing Process

All papers will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and two members of the international program committee. After the review cycle each submission will receive either an “Accept”, “Conditional Accept” or “Reject” decision. Some papers may be invited to be presented as a poster. Conditionally accepted papers should be revisited to address all changes requested by the primary reviewer, who will also shepherd the revision and assign the final decision for the paper (i.e., either “Accept” or “Reject”). Due to the tight conference schedule papers cannot be invited to do significant revisions. Thus, please submit your paper in the form you would like it to be published. Incomplete, off-topic, or otherwise non-competitive submissions will be desk-rejected without review.

Program Chairs

imgKyle Johnsen

University of Georgia

imgRob Teather

Carleton University

imgChristian Sandor

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)