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Juergen Steimle <[log in to unmask]>
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Call For Participation

Beyond Flat Displays: Towards Shaped and Deformable Interactive Surfaces

      Workshop at ITS 2012, 11 November 2012 in Cambridge, MA

Deadline for submissions: 05 October 2012
Deadline for registration without own presentation: 15 October 2012


The physical objects we encounter every day come in a tremendous variety of materials and shapes, which allows us to interact with them expressively and effectively. In contrast, interactive tabletops and surfaces are predominantly flat, rigid and rectangular. This workshop explores alternatives to this form factor by examining the state of the art in arbitrarily shaped, malleable and actuated displays, as well as the applications and interaction techniques they enable.

The workshop will consist of two parts: The first part provides an overview of prior research and enabling technologies. This part is intended for a broad audience; we explicitly invite researchers and practitioners who are new to this emerging field and seek to explore how shaped and deformable displays can support their applications. The second part of the workshop will consist of presentations of position papers submitted by workshop participants and an in-depth discussion of applications and future directions.

While the workshop is open to anybody, people interested in giving a presentation are invited to submit a position paper. Position papers may present recent and ongoing research, lessons learned, propose new directions of research, and/or bring up questions and challenges that stimulate discussion during the workshop. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

* 3D shaped interactive surfaces, e.g. curved, spherical, cubic shapes
* Deformable surfaces
* Resizable surfaces
* Shape-changing interactive surfaces
* Flexible displays
* Interactive paper
* Enabling technologies, e.g. display technologies, actuation technologies
* Methods and materials for constructing shaped and deformable displays
* Applications
* Novel interaction techniques and visualizations
* Case studies
* Studies of user behavior

Position papers should be 2-4 pages long, formatted according to the ITS poster format ( and sent via e-mail to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by October 5, 2012. Authors will be notified about acceptance by October 10, 2012. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website. We also plan to invite a selected subset to contribute to a special issue for a major journal.

The deadline for registering as a participant without a presentation is October 15, 2012.


Jürgen Steimle, MIT Media Lab, Fluid Interfaces, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Daniel Leithinger, MIT Media Lab, Tangible Media, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Pol Pla i Conesa, MIT Media Lab, Fluid Interfaces, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Pattie Maes, MIT Media Lab, Fluid Interfaces, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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