Work in Progress

Work in Progress (WIP) 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 a-in-progress reports from ongoing research. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, innovation, and contribution to the diversity of the conference program.

Examples include:

  • Original and innovative technologies, techniques, or prototypes, with or without an accompanying evaluation
  • Qualitative or quantitative studies showing preliminary results 
  • “Sequels” to a prior research contribution 
  • “Prequels” to motivate or stimulate novel conversations or future work 
  • Theoretical or methodological contributions that provoke disciplinary conversations 

Work in Progress papers are archived in the ACM Digital Library in the CHI PLAY 2023 Extended Abstracts.


  • Up to 8 pages in ACM Primary Article Template, single-column manuscript style (excluding references) 
  • Detailed instructions on formatting and submission can be found at Extended Abstract Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions are NOT anonymous 

Review Process 

Work in Progress (WIP) submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, innovation, and contribution to conference program diversity. 

Upon Acceptance 

Authors will have three weeks to prepare a camera-ready version of the paper incorporating the feedback provided by reviewers as well as a pre-recorded video of their presentation. Further, authors will have to prepare a poster for presentation at the conference. Work-in-Progress submissions are only presented as posters at the conference. If your work involves a demonstration of a piece of technology or experience consider making an additional submission to the Interactivity track.


The submitted video must be no longer than 3 minutes and briefly describe authors’ work. Please see the video guidelines for technical requirements. 

After the Conference 

Work in Progress papers and the pre-recorded videos will be archived in the ACM Digital Library in the CHI PLAY 2023 Extended Abstracts. 
Questions? Please contact the Work in Progress Chairs at email

Important Dates

(all times are 23:59 AoE):



Early Bird Registration

Full Papers (Journal Articles)

February 21, 2023

Full (journal) papers submission deadline

April 21, 2023

First-round notification

June 2, 2023

Revisions due

July 7, 2023

Final notifications given

Work in Progress

June 22, 2023

Work in Progress papers submission deadline

Perspectives on Play

June 22, 2023

Perspectives on Play papers submission deadline

Student Game Design Competition

June 22, 2023

Student Game Design Competition papers submission deadline

Interactivity Track

June 22, 2023

Interactivity papers submission deadline

Connections Track

June 22, 2023

Connections submission deadline

Doctoral Consortium

June 22, 2023

Doctoral Consortium submission deadline

August 3, 2023


August 31, 2023

Revised DC Video submission deadline

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