CHIMIT `11 solicits submissions in the following categories:
|papers||posters||presentations of previously published work
|Deadline:||May 29th, 2011||September 8, 2011||September 8, 2011|
|Length:||10 pages||2 pages||1 page|
|Templates:||MS Word LaTeX||MS Word LaTeX||Free form|
|Submission site:||submit papers here||submit posters here||submit here|
Information Technology (IT) is central to modern life. From our homes to our largest enterprises, we are surrounded by software and hardware systems that support our work and personal lives: wireless access points, network routers, firewalls, virus scanners, databases, web servers, storage and backup systems, etc. These systems exist to allow us to work, communicate, and provide value to society in general by supporting us as we manage inventory, interact with friends or customers, or sell products through websites. Yet all too often, managing the underlying IT infrastructure takes time and resources away from the real work at hand. The size and complexity of modern infrastructures is increasing rapidly, and successful systems management involves a complex blend of technical and human issues. We are now at a turning point where further advances in technology, business efficiency and growth require fundamentally new approaches to IT system design, management, and services.
The CHIMIT symposium has been held annually since 2007 and it provides a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners to meet and share issues, solutions, and research in this area. It is intended to foster collaboration between researchers in fields such as human-computer interaction, human factors, and management and service sciences, and practitioners in the management of large IT systems.
We designed the symposium program to include one day of technical presentations and papers, followed by a one-day workshop in conjunction with the LISA 2011 conference. This will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussions with highly experienced system administrators.
Submission topics include, but are not limited to:
- User studies of IT infrastructure management in context, exposing user needs, pain points, work practices, and examples of both successful and unsuccessful work.
- Design – approaches to bring about improved, human-centered IT systems.
- Experience reports by practitioners and researchers.
- Case studies on specific aspects of IT management.
- Experimental studies on the usage of new or existing IT systems.
- Tools and techniques for improved administration, e.g., visualizations of system behavior, or collaborative interfaces.
- Automation approaches to reduce administration workload or improve productivity.
- Computer supported cooperative work – how do those who manage an organization’s IT interact with the users they support, their technical community, and other stakeholders?
- Organizational knowledge – how can shared knowledge improve IT management.
- Processes and practices – examples of best practices and improved processes in IT management.
- New technologies – how will the changing technological landscape (e.g., cloud computing, pervasive mobile devices, etc.) affect IT management?
- IT beyond the enterprise – what are the implications now that we’re doing backups, network configuration, etc. in the home?
We invite authors to submit original papers describing research or experience in all areas of IT management (see the above list of topics).
|Deadline:||May 29th, 2011, 11:59 Pacific Time (hard deadline)|
|Anonymization:||Authors must be anonymized.|
|Length:||10 pages in total, including appendices, if any, and references.|
|Formatting:||Use CHIMIT MS Word or LaTeX templates|
Papers need to be original unpublished work, should describe the purpose and goals of the work, cite related work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work or lessons learned as well as the contribution of the work to the field.
Papers must use the CHIMIT formatting template (available for MS Word or LaTeX) and be up to 10 pages in length, including the bibliography and any supplemental appendices. If you have clarification questions about formatting of your submission, refer to the detailed ACM SIG publication instructions (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). All submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions should contain absolutely no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication.
Reviewing will be double-blind, thus submissions of papers and short papers should not include any information that could reveal the identities of the authors, such as author names and affiliations, acknowledgements, or funding sources. Such information may be added to the final camera-ready version for publication. References to one’s own work should use the third person.
Submit your paper electronically at https://conferences.ece.ubc.ca/chimit10/papers.
Technical paper submissions will close at 11:59 PM, US Pacific time, Sunday, May 29, 2011. This is a hard deadline! No exceptions or extensions will be granted. Authors will be notified of technical paper acceptance by July 29, and camera-ready final versions of technical papers are due September 16.
CHIMIT is an ACM-sponsored conference, and accepted papers will appear in the CHIMIT Proceedings as well as archived in the ACM Digital Library.
Submitted papers must not significantly overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a peer-reviewed venue or publication. Any overlap between your submitted paper and other work either under submission or previously published must be documented in a clearly-marked explanatory note at the front of the paper. State precisely how the two works differ in their goals, any use of shared experiments or data sources, and the unique contributions. If the other work is under submission elsewhere, the program committee may ask to review that work to evaluate the overlap. Please note that program committees frequently share information about papers under review and reviewers usually work on multiple conferences simultaneously. As technical reports are not peer reviewed they are exempt from this rule.
Please direct any questions or comments to the Technical Program Co-Chairs.
- Konstantin Beznosov (Program Co-Chair), University of British Columbia, Canada
- Paul Anderson (Program Co-Chair), University of Edinburgh, UK
- John Bailey - CA Technologies, USA
- Robert Biddle - Carleton University, USA
- David N. Blank-Edelman – Northeastern University, USA
- Jeffrey A. Calcaterra – IBM and University of North Carolina, USA
- Alva Couch – Tufts University, USA
- Thomas Delaet - KU Leuven, Belgium
- Andrew Farrell – Cloud and Security Lab, HP Labs, Bristol, UK
- Æleen Frisch - Exponential Consulting, USA
- Eben M. Haber – IBM Research, Almaden, USA
- Geoff Halprin - Telstra, Australia
- Kirstie Hawkey - Dalhousie University, Canada
- Tom Limoncelli – Google Inc., USA
- Wendy Lucas - Bentley University, USA
- Rob Procter - Manchester eResearch Centre, UK
- Nahid Shamehri - Linkoping University, Sweden
- Eno Thereska – Microsoft Research Ltd., Cambridge, UK