We are excited to launch the pilot for our paper exchange program this summer, targeting paper/note submissions for CHI 2018. Our goal is to tap into our collective expertise to the extent possible and ensure that all members of our community have a better shot at CHI acceptance for 2018! Below is what we propose, though suggestions and customizations are always welcome.

If you would like feedback on a paper idea, we ask that you submit a one-pager to our HotCRP website by July 1, 2017, also giving us the following information in your submission:
keywords for your work in progress
level of feedback you are looking for (1, 2, or 3 — details below)
– recommended — names of volunteers (list below) who might offer what you are looking for
– recommended — nature of help you need (e.g., related works, theoretical frameworks, methods)

If you are able to provide feedback, as many of you were willing to at our CHI 2017 symposium, please email admin@hcixb.org with the following information:
Keywords for areas of expertise you are willing to give feedback on
Levels of feedback you are willing to consider providing (1-3; see below)

Number of papers you are willing to look at (1-2 for now)

We will then match authors’ submissions with a volunteer (or paper buddy) who is willing to offer the kind of expertise the paper needs by July 15, 2017. You two can agree on dates when drafts will be shared (e.g., first draft by August 1, second draft by August 19th) and how you will communicate (e.g., Skype, email, in-person). It is perfectly fine to end the relationship early if you feel that’s appropriate. To protect the interests and efforts of both parties, we suggest an informal but clear contract regarding these details that both can agree on at the start.

Below we list our volunteers who are willing to give feedback on a paper idea. You can also see their affiliation and their areas of expertise. Almost all have opted for giving level 1 or quick feedback (<= 2 hours), level 2 or engaged feedback (<= 16 hours), or level 3 or co-authorship (> 16 hours), depending on the paper. No one will be looking at more than 2 papers for this cycle.

Volunteers (so far)

Neha Kumar — Georgia Tech; HCI4D, Qual. Research
Christian Sturm — Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences; Qual. & Quant. Research
Nithya Sambasivan — Google; Access
Brian DeRenzi — University of Cape Town; Global Health, HCI4D
Melissa Densmore — University of Cape Town; ICTD, Qualitative Research, Community Networks, Global Health, Co-design
Mustafa Naseem — University of Colorado Boulder; Global Health, HCI4D
Nicki Dell — Cornell Tech; Global Health, Gender
Kurtis Heimerl — University of Washington; Community Networks
David Nemer — University of Kentucky; Science & Technology Studies, Ethnography, Emerging Markets, Access
Richard Anderson — University of Washington; Global Health, Financial Services
Ishtiaque Ahmed — University of Toronto; HCI4D, STS
Kentaro Toyama — University of Michigan; ICTD
Ali Hussain — Michigan State University; Global Health
Amy Ogan — Carnegie Mellon University; Education
Aditya Vashistha — University of Washington; Social Computing & Development
Rajan Vaish — Snap Research; Crowdsourcing
Jay Chen — NYU Abu Dhabi; ICTD, Networking
Jess Kropczynski — University of Cincinnati; Civic Technology, Social Network Analysis, Smart Cities, Participatory Design
Shion Guha — Marquette University; Privacy, Data Science, Social Networks
Akhil Mathur — Nokia Bell Labs; Quant. Research, Wearables
Susan Wyche — Michigan State University; HCI, Design, Qual. Research, Africa, Rural
Shaimaa Lazem — City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications; Education
Silvia Fajardo — Universidad de Colima, Mexico; Accessibility, Non-visual Access, Educational Technology
Leonel Morales — Universidad Francisco Marroquin; User Interfaces, Programming Languages for Kids, Usability of Programming Languages, Crowd-Computers Interaction, Social Computing, level 2, 2 papers
Malay Bhattacharyya — Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur; AI, HCI, Crowdsourcing, level 3, 3 papers
Sane Gaytan — Universidad de Colima; Evaluation Methods, Children Interaction Design, Serious Games, Educational Technology, UX design, levels 1-3, 2 papers
Nova Ahmed, North South University, Bangladesh
Anicia Peters, Namibia University of Science and Technology
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