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	              *** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

  Third Workshop on Multi-user and Ubiquitous User Interfaces (MU3I) '06

                          in adjunction with
  ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2006)

                    29 January to 1 February, 2006
                          Sydney, Australia

           Position papers due (two pages): November 14, 2005



The Ubiquitous Computing paradigm has the potential of drastically
changing the way in which users interact with computers by providing
(virtually) ubiquitous access to services and applications through a
large number of cooperating devices.  However, in order to make this
vision come true and to realize a consistent and easy-to-use interface
a number of (new) challenges have to be met, e.g.

- shared use of multiple services by multiple users using multiple devices
- spatial, temporal and conceptual consistency of user interfaces
- new 'devices' such as tags or everywhere displays
- new UI paradigms such as tangible, physical and hybrid UIs
- new UI metaphors for bridging the physical and virtual world
- larger and 3-dimensional space of interaction
- spatial and temporal mappings between real and virtual world
- dynamic sets of devices (i.e. people moving in and out)
- shared devices, such as public displays
- dynamic adaptation among several dimensions: devices, users, services
- restrictions of technical resources in the environment
- restrictions of cognitive resources of users
- presentation planning for single users vs. groups
- use of virtual characters as moderators, mediators and/or contact 
- tracking and modeling social behavior and protocols
- physical, visual, and auditory design of ubiquitous Interfaces

While there are already a number of ubiquitous user interfaces out
there, the first two MU3I workshops at IUI (
helped us to identify a number of open problems that need further
investigation. In this year's workshop, we would like to put an
emphasis on two specific issues:

- How can we build interfaces, which span multiple devices so that the
   user knows that they can be used to control a specific application?
   This includes achieving (and communicating) consistency across
   different modalities and devices, which may be spatially and
   temporally dispersed.

- How can we build interfaces for public displays? Do they have to be
   zero learning interfaces if we want them to be widely accepted? Are
   they User interfaces or Group interfaces? Do they always imply a
   private control device or can we realistically find other means of
   interaction, which are still scalable.



The workshop will be held as as a full day event, and we plan to bring
together 15-20 people with a strong interest in one or more of the
above named areas.  MU3I 2006 will be focussing on discussion rather
than on technical presentations.  All accepted position papers will be
published on the workshop web site in order to enable participants to
read all submissions prior to the workshop.  The workshop itself will
combine discussion in small break-out groups and plenary discussions.
The main goal of MU3I 2006 is to gain new insights into the topics
discussed and to inform research in the area of multi-user and
ubiquitous user interfaces.

Prospective participants are invited to submit position papers of up
to two pages length, which outline one or more potential
topics/solutions to discuss during the workshop. Papers should be
formatted according to the ACM IUI format (see  Submissions should be sent
to [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] no
later than November 14, 2005. They should include the name and address
of the primary contact and the paper as a PDF file.  Notification of
acceptance will be mailed to the contact author by December 5, 2005.

All workshop participants will have to register for the main
conference (IUI 2006, in order to attend MU3I.



Andreas Butz, University of Munich, Germany,
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Christian Kray, Lancaster University, UK,
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Antonio Krueger, Muenster University, Germany,
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Carsten Schwesig, Interaction Lab at Sony CSL, Japan
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November 14, 2005        Deadline for paper submission
December 5, 2005         Notification of acceptance
December 15, 2005        Final version due and early registration DL
January 29, 2006         workshop
January 29 - February 1  IUI main conferences



Andreas Butz, [log in to unmask]
Christian Kray, [log in to unmask]

see for more information and updates

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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