Exploring Augmented Reading Practices and Paper Interfaces in the
ubiquitous computing age
PaperComp 2010, 1st International Workshop on Paper Computing
Held at Ubicomp 2010 / 26-29 Sept 2010 / Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline for short papers (4 pages) or abstracts (1 page) is June 25.
Online at http://www.papercomp.org/
CALL FOR PAPER
Paper is not dead. Books, magazines and other printed materials can
now be connected to the digital world, enriched with additional
content and even transformed into interactive interfaces. Conversely,
some of the screen-based interfaces we currently use to interact with
digital data could benefit from being paper-based or make use of
specially designed material as light and flexible as paper. In a near
future, printed documents could become new ubiquitous interfaces in
our everyday interaction with digital information. This is the dawn of
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers exploring the
future of printed interfaces and associated practices. It will act as
a kick-off event for launching a new research community, articulating
how different research lines form a coherent emerging field. The
proceedings of the workshop ambition to gather the visions of the most
active researchers working on augmented reading practices and paper
interfaces. Selected authors will be invited to contribute to a
seminal book entitled “Paper Computing” that will be published in
2011. Both the content and the innovative format of this book will act
as an exemplary illustration of the potential of paper computing.
Submissions are welcome regarding all aspects of the subject of print
in the digital age, including (but not limited to):
* Technology for digitally enhancing paper document and linking
digital information and paper interfaces: Fiducial markers, Barcodes
(1D and 2D), cover recognition, page recognition, pen-based
recognition. Methods for enriching existing paper documents with text
comments, video, images and sounds inputs.
* Paper-based interfaces. Augmented paper interfaces using camera-
projector system and other interactive lights equipment. Combination
of tangible and paper computing.
* Paper-like interfaces. Specially designed material which should
ideally be as light and flexible as paper. Paper-like interfaces based
on flexible display technology. Paper with embedded electronics.
* Studies about products and prototypes using digitally enhancing
paper document, paper-based and paper-like interfaces. Design of new
reading devices and interfaces. Ergonomic aspects of paper computing.
* Studies about interactive books, magazines, newspapers, guides,
children’s book, flyers, cards, etc and associated new interaction
practices. Studies comparing printed and display interfaces and
associated reading practices. Continuous reading practices over
different interfaces (smartphone, tablet, paper, etc.). Geo-
localization of reading activities.
* Mobile devices and paper computing.
* Print on Demand technology for Paper Computing.
* Databases and Cloud computing infrastructure supporting paper
* Studies of particular application areas of paper computing including
but not limited to : games and home entertainment, pedagogical
applications, marketing, hospitality, healthcare, tourism, etc.
* Implication for scientific publishing, peer-reviewing process,
access to scientific information.
* Economic models of paper computing. Implications for libraries and
* Historical studies about the evolution of printed and paper-based
* Privacy issues
Papercomp2010 will accept paper submissions in two categories: Paper
(up to 4 pages) and abstract (1 page)
Accepted papers will have oral presentations at the workshop. Accepted
abstracts will be presented as posters, videos or interactive
demonstrations. Authors of accepted abstracts will also have the
opportunity to make a brief oral presentation during a Poster
Spotlight session. Authors of selected papers, abstracts, videos and
demonstration will be invited to contribute to a follow-up book on
All submissions and camera-ready papers and abstracts should be sent
as email attachments in PDF format (only) to: [log in to unmask]
Formating templates can be downloaded from the following webpage :
May 10, 2010 - Distribution of Call For Paper
Jun 25, 2010 - Submission deadline of WS paper
Jul 26, 2010 - Notification of acceptance of WS papers
Aug 06, 2010 - Camera-ready deadline
Sep 26, 2010 - Ubicomp 2010 Workshop Program
Frederic Kaplan, EPFL CRAFT (Chair)
Patrick Jermann, EPFL CRAFT (Chair)
Quentin Bonnard, EPFL CRAFT
Andrea Mazzei, EPFL CRAFT
Guillaume Zufferey, EPFL CRAFT
Leah Buechley, MIT Media Lab
Denis Lalanne, Université de Fribourg
Vincent Le Petit, EPFL
Les Nelson, Xerox PARC
Xu Liu, Ricoh California Research Center
Jürgen Steimle, TU Darmstadt
Roel Vertegaal, Human Media Lab, Queenʼs University
Pierre Wellner, SpiderPhone
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