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CHI2006 International Conference

Workshop: "Information Visualization and Interaction Techniques for 
Collaboration across Multiple Displays"
Workshop Dates: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April 2006
Location: Montreal, Canada
Submission Deadline: 19 December 2005
Workshop Website: <>

We are excited to announce the workshop on Information Visualization and 
Interaction Techniques for Collaboration across Multiple Displays at 
CHI2006.  Please forward this call to others that would be interested in 
participating in the workshop.  We are looking forward to lively 
discussions on this important topic.

We appologize if you have recieved more than one email announcement on 
this workshop in our zeal to spread the word.

Most visualization tools available today have been optimized for 
conventional desktop displays and interaction devices and single-user 
interaction. The production of diverse, multi-sources, and dynamic data, 
though, is growing at exceptional rates. Such increasing complexity 
implies the need for collaboration in the analysis and management of 
Data need then to be processed and analyzed in social contexts in which 
interaction with other people and with the artifacts that embody 
collective knowledge plays a fundamental role. Additional complexity 
arises from the need to merge and synthesize different perspectives and 
to exploit the analytical and creative potential of multiple 
individuals, that can be distributed, provide different competences and 
skills, and interact with different artifacts. Technology promises to 
support such collaboration, but several challenges need to be faced to 
realize the vision of supporting collaborative analytical reasoning.

In this workshop, we want to exchange findings about extending 
visualization tools in two ways. First, we will investigate 
visualization across different display form factors. We are interested 
in display devices ranging in size from wristwatches and hand-held 
personal data assistants (PDAs) to high-resolution full-wall and 
theater-sized displays, as well as multi-display environments. Second, 
we are interested in using such systems for collaborative sense-making 
involving two or more users.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
. large displays: information visualization and interaction techniques 
for collaboration;
. small displays: user interfaces for mobile platforms;
. multiple displays: information visualization and migratory interfaces 
for interaction across different devices or/and locations;
. visualization and manipulation of information on wall displays, 
table-top displays, tiled displays, projection based displays, 
interactive rooms;
. shared displays: interfaces for multi-user interaction, allocation of 
interaction policies; input/output devices for collaboration;
. awareness displays: displays for peripheral attention;  multimodal 
interfaces;  kinesiology-based interfaces;
. perception, cognition, sense-making and reasoning supported by large 
information spaces;
. new collaboration patterns within and among communities:  impact of 
large, shared, distributed and small in field displays on collaboration, 
education, and social behavior and decision making processes; activity 
theory approaches; ethnographic studies; comparative studies on 
different domains and device technology.

Coherently with our focus on collaboration, we aim to raise discussion 
on the topic and leverage a share of experiences among people addressing 
these aspects from different perspectives. We foster the exchange and 
interaction among participants from different communities, such as 
computer science, interaction design, arts, CSCW and CSCL, ethnography 
and sociology, enhancing an interdisciplinary approach and 
cross-fertilization among communities. The workshop will provide the 
opportunity for participants to establish contacts to draw and work on a 
shared research agenda.
Participants both from academics and industry are invited to join in a 
synergetic collaboration.

The 2 full-days workshop will consist of a combination of selected 
presentations, breakout groups, a hands-on working session, and guided 
discussions. Participants should be prepared to participate actively 
during the workshop.

Participants need to register to the workshop on the CHI2006 conference
website: the registration to the conference technical program is not 
required to attend the workshop. For updated informatin about 
registration deadlines and fees please refere to the conference website 

Potential participants are to submit a position paper up to 4 pages in the
CHI2006 conference extended abstract format 
<> describing their work, interests, 
views, and possibly including a link to a demo or video of existing 
projects. The position papers are to be sent as .pdf file by December 
19, 2005 to mailto:[log in to unmask]

* 19 December 2005 - Deadline for Position Paper Submission
* Week of the 8th of January 2006 - Notification of acceptance
* Beginning of February - Deadline for Conference early registration
* 6 February 2006 - Submission Deadline of Final Material to be 
published on workshop website
* 22-23 April 2006 - Workshop

Lucia Terrenghi
Media Informatics
LMU Munich University, Germany
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Richard May
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA, USA
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Patrick Baudisch
Microsoft Research
Redmond, WA, USA
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Wendy MacKay
I.N.R.I.A., France

Fabio Paterno

Jim Thomas
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Mark Billinghurst
HITLab, New Zealand

CHI 2006 Conference

Prof. Dr. Andreas Butz
Institut für Informatik
LFE Medieninformatik
Amalienstrasse 17
80333 München
Tel.: +49-89-2180-4665
Sekr.: +49-89-2180-4650
Fax: +49-89-2180-4652
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