Work in Progress contributions provide a unique opportunity for authors to present reports on original yet incomplete work that seeks to advance our current knowledge in games and play through innovative or thought-provoking ideas. We encourage submissions describing late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research. Submissions are evaluated on the basis of originality, innovation and contribution to the diversity of the conference program.

Work in Progress papers are archived in the ACM Digital Library in the CHI PLAY 2021 Extended Abstracts.


Up to 8 pages in ACM Primary Article Template, single column manuscript style.

CHI PLAY 2021 will use the new ACM Primary Article Templates; detailed instructions on formatting can be found at Authors should submit manuscripts for review in a single column format, which is available for Word and LaTeX (use the “manuscript” call to create a single column format, rather than “acmsmall”). If you are using the ACM LaTeX Overleaf template, please select the “ACM Journals – New Primary Article Template”, not the “ACM Conference Proceedings ‘Master’ Template”.

Submit your work via Precision Conference System (PCS) 2.0:

Important dates

(all times are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth or AoE):

July 16, 2021 Work in Progress papers submission deadline
August 20, 2021 Notifications 
September 10, 2021 Camera Ready Deadline

Questions? Please contact the Work in Progress Chairs at email