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Mon, 13 Nov 2006 10:22:02 +0100
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Call for Workshop Position Papers 
	A workshop in conjunction with CHI 2007 "Reach Beyond"
	28 April 2007
	San Jose, California, USA

Workshop website:  
CHI 2007 website:  

The use of geo-referenced information on the web has recently received 
increasing interest in the research community and the public. People use 
interactive maps to share their favorite places with others, and they 
use geo-browsing services for planning their vacation. Spatial information 
is even more useful in mobile situations, because it is directly related to 
the user's surroundings. This idea of "Mobile spatial interaction" (MSI) 
is becoming increasingly relevant, feasible and desired. Location and 
orientation sensing hardware is being integrated into a growing number 
of handsets and can be expected to be even more widespread in the near 
future. At the same time, geographic information systems and 3D models 
are becoming more sophisticated. 

The workshop "Mobile Spatial Interaction" will aim to help researchers 
realize the vision of seamless and intuitive Mobile Spatial Interaction. 
The goal is to reach beyond the conventional model of location by creating 
a sense of space and orientation. 

Original research results and concepts on the following topics are encouraged: 
   - Methods and ideas for the identification of application scenarios
   - Modelling concepts for geo-spatial (end-user) content creation
   - Conceptual designs and scenarios of spatially-aware interaction 
   - Outdoor testing methods for spatially aware applications
   - Augmented/parallel reality concepts in gaming, arts, tourism, etc
   - Location/orientation sensing technologies and migration paths from 
     legacy to state-of-the-art technology
   - Mobile social applications and services involving the interaction with 
     information created by other users
   - Indoor navigation and spatial awareness
   - Practicality and feasibility issues regarding technologies, application 
     design and data modeling.
   - Combination of spatial interaction with gesture-based interaction
   - Dealing with sensor uncertainty e.g. what happens when GPS shadows 
     or there is less accurate wireless transmitter triangulation? 
   - Multimodal integration, e.g. by adding spatial audio, touch, or scent 

Please note that the workshop focuses on interactions with information attached
to the surrounding space. Pure gestural interaction with a device is therefore 
explicitly excluded from the scope of this workshop.

The intention is to bring together researchers and practitioners from areas as 
diverse as: mobile application design; geographic information systems, geodesy 
and geoinformatics; pervasive game design; communications theory and social 
software design; experimental hardware prototyping; commercial device 
manufacturing; psychology of spatial perception; semantic systems and natural 
language processing; marketing; multimedia arts; tourism and cultural heritage; 
information visualization and sonification; spatial audio; and augmented reality.

Interested individuals should submit a 2-4 page position paper in the CHI extended
abstracts format ( by 12 January to the 
following Email address: [log in to unmask] 
It is planned to publish revised versions of selected papers in a special journal issue such as Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.

   - 12 January 2007, 5:00 PM (1700) PDT: Submission deadline for position papers 
   - 1 February 2007: Acceptance notification
   - 9 April 2007: Workshop registration deadline. 
   - 28 April 2007: Workshop Held

More information can be found at:  

Peter Fröhlich, ftw., Austria
Rainer Simon, ftw., Austria
Lynne Baillie, ftw., Austria 
Joi Roberts, Motorola, Chicago, USA
Roderick Murray-Smith, Glasgow University, UK
Matt Jones, Swansea University, UK
Rahul Nair, Yahoo! Research Berkeley, USA

Lynne Baillie, ftw, Austria
Keith Cheverest, Lancaster University, UK
Max Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA 
Peter Fröhlich, ftw., Austria
Matt Jones, Swansea University, UK
Roderick Murray-Smith, Glasgow University, UK
Rahul Nair, Yahoo! Research Berkeley, USA
Antti Oulasvirta, HIIT Helsinki, Finland
Peter Purgathofer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Joi Roberts, Motorola, Chicago, USA
Enrico Rukzio, Lancaster University , UK
Dieter Schmalstieg, TU Graz, Austria 
Rainer Simon, ftw., Austria

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