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Call for participation

DIS 2012 Workshop on Designing Interactive Lighting

June 11, 2012: Newcastle, UK
in conjunction with DIS 2011 (

Deadline for submissions is March 23, 2012.

The Light Emitting Diode is a game changing technology. The rules for designing with light now have to be rewritten as this technology offers the designer radically new opportunities. LEDs can be applied in their thousands in luminaires or embedded in the architecture, and all could be controlled individually to obtain the perfect lighting design. These developments are certainly exciting but we need to understand how they will enhance people’s lives for the better. For this workshop, the aim is to explore new ways of interacting with light that suits our ideas for the future and exploits the possibilities of the LED.

From previous workshops on this subject area, a number of topics were identified as being the core of this research into ‘Interactive Ambient Lighting’: semantics of light; light applications and technology; multi-user aspects; and interaction paradigms. In this workshop we want to explore two of these topics: multi-user aspects and interaction paradigms.

The main goals of the workshop are:
-       Identify key UI challenges for new forms of interactive lighting systems in a multi-user context.
-       Establish a link with existing interaction paradigms that can be (re-)used for control of future lighting systems.
-       Idea generation session on UI design for interactive lighting

Topics of Interest:

-       Interaction design for lighting systems
-       Adaptation of existing UI paradigms to lighting systems
-       User studies of interactions that are or can be applied to interactive lighting systems
-       Smart lighting systems
-       Evaluation methodologies relevant to multi-user interactive lighting systems

We invite researchers and designers interested in exploring user interaction for new forms of lighting systems.

Workshop structure

The first part of the workshop (the morning) will be dedicated to the introduction of the emerging forms of lighting and presentations of the individual attendees. The afternoon will be dedicated to interactive session with discussions in groups, for which the topics will be formulated based on the initial set of workshop questions.

Workshop Organizers
Emile Aarts, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Norbert Streitz, Smart Future Initiative (Germany)
Bernt Meerbeek, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Dzmitry Aliakseyeu, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Jon Mason, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Alexander Wiethoff, University of Munich, (Germany)
Harm van Essen, Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Serge Offermans, Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Andrés Lucero, Nokia Research Center (Finland)

Submission instructions
To participate in this workshop at DIS 2012, please submit a 2-4 page position paper describing your experience, findings, designs or interests relevant to the themes of the workshop. Please prepare your submission according to the ACM proceedings template format.

Deadline for submissions is March 23, 2012.
Notification of acceptance by April 1, 2012.

Papers or any workshop related questions can be submitted by email to [log in to unmask]

More information about the workshop can be found at:
 DIS 2012 conference website:

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