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See main PPD’11 workshop page for up to date details including a draft 

PPD’11 Call for Papers Workshop on Coupled Multi-display Environments 
(MDEs) in Classrooms (in conjunction with the British HCI 2011 conference)

Position paper submission deadline: May 1, 2011 – 11:59 pm PST

Workshop: July 5, 2011 – Newcastle UK

Aaron Quigley, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews
Alan Dix, Computing Department, Lancaster University
Sriram Subramanian, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol
Stephen Brewster, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Miguel A. Nacenta, Computer Science Department, University of Calgary


The objective of this HCI 2011 workshop is to explore research 
challenges and opportunities afforded by educational applications that 
rely on multi-display interfaces. MDEs (Multi-display environments) have 
great potential for educational scenarios because MDEs’ fragmented 
nature corresponds to today’s learning paradigms, where the focus of 
attention and interaction of learners and teachers must often shift from 
the blackboard (or the digital whiteboard) to individual or group 
activities. The design and evaluation of these systems involves 
challenges such as the distribution of control and information over 
personal and public displays, the flexibility of the software solutions 
required to stimulate -rather than hinder- active learning, the 
different ways in which MDEs adapt to different styles of learning, and 
their evaluation and understanding of their impact.

This workshop follows on from the PPD’10 workshop at AVI 2010 on coupled 
display visual interfaces and the AVI 2008 workshop on designing 
multi-touch interaction techniques for coupled public and private displays.

The focus of this PPD’11 workshop, is on the Multi-Display Environment 
challenges present in particular educational contexts, where many public 
displays (such as SmartBoards) are already in use. If you would like to 
participate in this workshop we ask you to submit a position paper. 
Research or application position papers (2 pages max in the BCS format) 
based on current or future research directions for MDEs in classrooms as 
well as ideas which can lead to fruitful discussions are all relevant 
and welcome. The workshop will be for a full day and structured to 
provide maximum time for group discussion, brainstorming and research 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

     * Developing evaluation strategies for MDEs in an educational setting
     * Ethnography and user studies of MDEs relying on coupled displays
     * Understanding the design space and identifying factors that 
influence user interactions in this space
     * The impact of social conventions on the design of suitable 
interaction techniques for shared and private displays
     * Exploring interaction techniques that facilitate multi-display 
interfaces in education
     * Novel interaction techniques for both private and public 
multi-touch devices as part of multi-display environments
     * Techniques for supporting student/teacher input re-direction and 
distributing information between displays
     * SDK/APIs and IDEs for the development of coupled display visual 

We invite contributions from researchers and practitioners working in 
the area of multi-display environments in an educational context. 
Interested attendees should submit a short two page position paper. 
Based on a peer review of the position papers about 10 to 15 
participants will be invited to attend the workshop.

Please see main PPD’11 workshop page for further details and submission 

PPD’11 Program Committee

David Benyon – Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Stephen Brewster – University of Glasgow, UK
Daragh Byrne – Dublin City University, Ireland
Keith Cheverst – Lancaster University, UK
Alan Dix – Lancaster University, UK
Joel Lanir – University of Haifa, Israel
Antonio Kruger, DFKI, Germany
Nicolai Marquardt – University of Calgary, Canada
Miguel A. Nacenta – University of Calgary, Canada
Patrick Olivier – University of Newcastle, UK
Aaron Quigley – University of St Andrews, UK
Dennis Reidsma – University of Twente, Netherlands
Jeff Rick – University of Saarland, Germany
Ole Smordal - University of Oslo, Norway
Jürgen Steimle – TU Darmstad, Germany
Sriram Subramanian – University of Bristol, UK
Tony Tang – Georgia Tech, USA
Massimo Zancanaro – FBI, Italy

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