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Explaining the Open Reviewing Process for alt.CHI

Alt.chi is a juried track, with an open review period until 21st January 2019. Anyone can register to review alt.chi papers, and we encourage you to explore the submissions and contribute to discussions. Reviews and discussions will be used in final jury decisions. Notifications will be sent on 30th January, and Camera Ready is 8th February for accepted papers.

PCS, the system used by CHI, doesn’t make the open review process easy, but we have come up with some step-by-step instructions on how to review on the alt.chi page here:

  1. Although this is an open review process, there are a few steps necessary for New PCS to allow access to the submissions:
    Please volunteer to review if you haven’t already. To do this, visit the volunteer page and select SIGCHI CHI2019, and enter a number of reviews for alt.chi.
  2. You will then have access to the “bidding” page. You will see a list of all available titles and abstracts. For any you wish to review, please select “want” or “willing”. You can bid on more papers at any time during the review period.
  3. The chairs will assign you every paper you bid on, unless particular papers are oversubscribed. This is not automatic but is done regularly. You will receive an email confirmation when a paper is assigned.
  4. Once assigned, you will have access to the submission, and any existing discussion and reviews through your reviewing page.

The deadline for reviews is 21st January 2019. However, as reviews are open, we encourage you to submit as soon as possible, to allow for discussion among the other community members. You may revise your review until 21st January.

There are a lot of submissions, and a short amount of time to collect reviews, so please do share the link to the review instructions (above) among your networks. Of course, we hope that you also spend some time reviewing other submissions.

There looks to be a lot of exciting work this year and we can’t wait to see what everyone thinks!

Conor, Ann & Ben