If you would like help with your CHI2004 submission, you may ask for a mentor (please check the individual venues for restrictions on mentor availability). A mentor is a person who will help you with your submission to the CHI audience through one-on-one advising, usually via e-mail. A mentor will also familiarize you with the standards and deadlines of CHI submissions. Mentors are volunteers familiar with successful submissions in the various participation categories.
Mentors may be available for Demonstrations, Papers, Panels, Workshops, Late Breaking Results, Design Expo (Design Case Studies), and the Development Consortium. To request a mentor, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a description of your work (an abstract is a minimum requirement), an indication of which specific participation category you are interested in and any specific questions or areas in which you would like help. Please see individual venue pages on this web site for further help on ways to describe your work and specific deadlines for requesting a mentor.
If you wish to ask for a mentor, we strongly encourage you to contact us by the dates in the box above. We recommend that you request a mentor even earlier. A mentor's feedback will be most useful to you if it is early enough to influence the way you focus your work, not just the way you write it up for the conference. Reasonable expectations for a mentor might include giving advice as to the most appropriate forum for you work, suggesting improvements to your submission, suggesting how to deal with language problems or referring you to relevant research of which you might not have been aware. Typically, a mentor might spend 3-7 hours on a submission. We carefully match mentors to mentees, and wish to support you in getting your work focused into a high quality submission with a good chance of being accepted and published.