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AVI 2014  International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces

in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI, SIGWEB, SIGMM, SIGCHI Italy

May 27-30, 2014 - Como, Italy

http://avi2014.deib.polimi.it

FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 12th International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 
2014) will be held in Como (Italy) at the campus of Politecnico di 
Milano, from May 27th to 30th, 2014. Started in 1992 in Rome, AVI has 
become a biannual appointment for a wide International community of 
experts with a broad range of backgrounds, who share the interest in the 
investigation, design, development, and evaluation of innovative 
interactive solutions impacting our world at individual and societal 
level. Through more than two decades, the Conference has contributed to 
the progress of Human-Computer Interaction, offering a forum to present 
and disseminate new technological results, new paradigms and new visions 
for interaction and interfaces. AVI 2014 offers a wide variety of 
submission types to suit many types of interests and works. They include 
full and short research papers, demos, industry papers, and workshops. 
Theoretical and formal approaches, novel methodologies, domain-specific 
applications, empirical studies, new technological solutions, and 
industrial achievements fit well into the framework of the conference. 
The program also includes a number of prestigious invited talks as well 
social events at magnificent villas on the Como lake.

KEYNOTES SPEAKERS

Gregory D. Abowd
School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
Gregory D. Abowd is the Distinguished Professor in the School of 
Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. His research interests concern 
how the advanced information technologies of ubiquitous computing impact 
our everyday lives when they are seamlessly integrated into our living 
spaces. http://www.gregoryabowd.com/

Piotr Adamczyk and Amit Sood
Google Art Project, Google (USA)
Google Art Project is an initiative aiming at bridging ICT and the world 
of cultural heritage. Many prestigious institutions are currently 
involved, digitally exhibiting their works and their buildings to a wide 
audience. Virtual visits to museums, in particular, are likely to set a 
new standard about users expectations for interaction and virtual 
spaces. Look at one example of virtual visit:
http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/uffizi-gallery?museumview&projectId=art-project

Studio Azzurro (Italy)
Founded in 1982, Studio Azzurro is an internationally known group of 
artists who pioneered interactive visual art. Their artistic research 
explores the poetic and expressive capability of technology to create 
interactive visual spaces and sensitive reactive environments that often 
involve theatrical performance. Studio Azzurro installations have been 
presented in major exhibition venues (including Biennale Arte in Venice, 
Documenta in Kassel, and EXPO in Shanghai) and can be experienced in 
major museums in all continents. http://www.studioazzurro.com/index.php

COMO
Como is located approximately 45 km North of downtown Milano and few km 
South of the Swiss border. The town and its area are renowned for their 
natural and cultural heritage that amazed generations of travellers, 
writers, and painters, and for the great number of cultural events that 
are organized here. The nearby unspoilt valleys and wild natural 
environments are full of opportunities for mountain lovers who can try 
out every kind of experience that this natural setting can offer. The 
wonderful lake, where visitors can enjoy a variety of trips and 
activities, is famous for its villas, its florid parks and secular 
trees, and its VIP guests. Como and its surroundings are rich in art and 
history, including museums, archaeological sites, architectural venues 
from old Romanesque churches to Rationalist buildings. Music and theatre 
play an important role in the cultural heritage of the area, where 
international events are organized. For shopping, visitors can find 
every kind of silk products, and visit silk factories or shops at 
concept stores.

IMPORTANT DATES

**Full and short research papers
Abstract submission deadline January 7, 2014
Paper submission deadline January 13, 2014
Acceptance Notification March 7, 2014
Camera Ready due April 2, 2014

**Workshops Proposals
Submission deadline January 13, 2014
Acceptance Notification January 27, 2014

**Demo Papers
Submission deadline March 10, 2014
Acceptance Notification March 21, 2014
Camera Ready due April 2, 2014

**Industrial Papers
Submission deadline March 10, 2014
Acceptance Notification March 21, 2014

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
General Chair: Paolo Paolini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Program Chair: Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Full Paper Chairs: Antonella De Angeli, University of Trento (Italy) and 
Giulio Jacucci, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (Finland)
Short Paper Chairs: Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and 
Alessio Malizia, Brunel University (UK)
Demo Chairs: Matteo Valoriani, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Carmelo 
Ardito, University of Bari (Italy)
Industry Track Chairs: Laurent Walter Goix and Massimo Valla, TELECOM IT 
(Italy)
Workshop Chairs: Paolo Cremonesi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and 
Virpi Roto, University of Aalto (Finland)
Proceedings Chair: Rosa Lanzilotti, University of Bari (Italy)

FOR UPDATES AND FURTHER INFORMATION please refer to AVI 2014 web site 
http://avi2014.deib.polimi.it or contact [log in to unmask]

SUBMISSION DETAILS
For all types of submissions, online submission is required for on 
EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=avi2014
For long and short papers a 250-words abstract is requested before 
submission.
All submission must be formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI format
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates/

FULL AND SHORT RESEARCH PAPERS

Long and Short Papers are archival publications that describe original 
unpublished research in the following general categories: 1. Theory, 
model, and method; 2. Design; 3. Evaluation/User Study; 4. Technology; 
5. Application and tool
Specific topics addressed include (but are not limited to) the following 
ones:
 Adaptive and Context-Aware Interfaces
 Full-body Interaction
 Information Visualization
 Interaction Design Tools
 Interfaces for e-Culture and e-Tourism
 Interfaces for e-Commerce and e-Branding
 Interfaces for e-gaming
 Interfaces for i-TV
 Interfaces for Recommender Systems
 Interfaces for Big Data
 Interfaces for End-User Development
 Interface Metaphors
 Interfaces for Social Interaction and Cooperation
 Mobile Interaction
 Motion-base Interaction
 Multimodal Interfaces
 (Multi)Sensory Interfaces
 (Multi)Touch Interaction
 Search Interfaces
 Usability and Accessibility
 Virtual and Augmented Reality
 Visual Analytics
 Visual Databases
 Web Interfaces

Maximum length of full papers is 8 pages. Maximum length of short papers 
is 4 pages. Accepted full and short research papers will be included in 
the Proceedings published by ACM Press and will be available in the ACM 
Digital Library.

DEMO PAPERS
Demo papers (up to 2 pages) describe previously un-presented prototypes 
and systems and will be accompanied by a demonstration during a 
dedicated session at the conference. Demo paper submissions must include 
a description of hardware and software requirements on a separate sheet. 
Demonstrators will use their personal equipment. Accepted demo 
submissions will be included in the Proceedings published by ACM Press 
and will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

INDUSTRY PAPERS
Industry papers (up to 2 pages) address topics which are particularly 
relevant to the industrial world and are not necessarily intended to 
present research work only. Preferably, they are co-authored by at least 
one person from industry. Contributions concerning (amongst others) 
challenging research and development, innovative business cases, market 
insights, industrial research strategy, showcases and case studies, best 
practices and lessons learned, are welcomed. Accepted submissions will 
be included in the Adjunct Proceedings of the Conference.

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
AVI 2014 will be a forum for workshops on emerging as well as 
established topics relevant to interface research and practice. The aims 
of workshops are to offer an opportunity to meet in the context of a 
focused and interactive discussion, to develop understanding, to 
exchange experiences, to build research communities and to pave the 
ground towards future developments. Workshops should ideally foster 
discussion and exchange rather than being miniaturized conference 
sessions. Workshops will be held on Tuesday May 27, 2014. A workshop may 
be half-day or full day in length, and typically have 15 to 20 
participants. The extended abstract of the workshops and a selection of 
the best position papers will appear in the conference proceedings and 
in the ACM Digital Library. Persons interested in participating to an 
accepted workshop can submit a position paper to the organizers of that 
workshop, but workshop participation will be open to any AVI 2014 
participant, upon place availability.
Please refer to AVI2014 web site for the suggested format of workshop 
proposals

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