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Eva Hornecker <[log in to unmask]>
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Please note the following Call for Papers for a special issue on 
Tangible and Embedded Interaction in the new International Journal of 
Arts and Technology IJART.

You can also download a pdf of this CfP from

          Editor‐in‐Chief: Athanasios Vasilakos issn (online) 1754‐8861
          issn (print) 1754‐8853

                               Special Issue Publication Date: September 

We invite short and long submissions on tangible and embedded 
interaction. Work addressing related HCI issues, design, use contexts, 
tools and technologies, and interactive art are all welcome. We 
particularly welcome interdisciplinary submissions across these themes.

With technological advances, computing has progressively moved beyond 
the desktop into new physical and social contexts. As physical 
artifacts gain new computational behaviours, they become 
reprogrammable, customizable, repurposable, and interoperable in rich 
ecologies and diverse contexts. They also become more complex, and 
require intense design effort in order to be functional, usable, and 
enjoyable. Designing such systems requires interdisciplinary thinking. 
Their creation must not only encompass software, electronics, and 
mechanics, but also the system's physical form and behavior, its social 
and physical milieu, aesthetics, and beyond.

- Case studies and evaluations of deployments
- Analysis of key challenges, proposals of research agenda
- Relation of tangible and embedded interaction to other paradigms
- Programming tools, toolkits, software architectures
- Novel interactive uses of sensors+actuators, electronics+mechatronics
- Design guidelines, methods, and processes
- Novel application areas, innovative solutions/systems
- Theoretical foundations, frameworks, and concepts
- Philosophical, ethical & social implications
- Interactive Theatre and Cinema
- Interfaces specific to particular cultures
- Usability and enjoyment, aesthetics
- Advantages and weaknesses of these kinds of systems
- Learning from the role of physicality in everyday environments
- Embodied interaction, movement, and choreography of interaction
- Role of physicality for human perception, cognition and experience
- Teaching tangible/embedded interaction design, and best practices

The new conference series “Tangible and Embedded Interaction” (TEI, 
www.tei‐, which first took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 
2007, and 2008 in Bonn, Germany, demonstrates the international 
interest and the many dimensions of the work in this area. It has had a 
multidisciplinary audience with artists, designers, technology 
builders, ethnographers and HCI specialists, even touching upon 
robotics and interactive buildings.

Submissions can either contain new original work, or be revised 
versions of previously published papers. Revised versions need to 
contain at least 30% new content, providing (e.g.) more details or 
extensions with follow‐up research. Authors should provide access to an 
online version of the previously published version (to ease work for 
reviewers) and explicate how the new version differs. Each submission 
should be written in a way that is accessible to the multidisciplinary
audience of the journal.

   Eva Hornecker. [log in to unmask]
         Pervasive Interaction Lab. The Open University, UK
   Albrecht Schmidt. [log in to unmask]
         Pervasive Computing & User Interface Engineering. University of 
Duisburg‐Essen, Germany
   Brygg Ullmer. [log in to unmask]
        Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State 
University, USA

Full articles ∙ 5000‐7000 words, plus figures (no more than 20 pages)
Statements / works in progress / design sketches∙ 1000 words, plus 
figures (max 2 page)

Detailed author guidelines:
Abstract and paper submission to:   [log in to unmask]

Abstract (optional): April 2nd 2008
Paper submission: April 21st 2008
Acceptance notification: June 11th 2008
Camera ready papers due: July 9th 2008
Publication: September 2008

Journal editorial board:

Eva Hornecker (Dr. / PhD)

Pervasive Interaction Lab, Dept. of Computing
Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK

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