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Call for Participation: Papers & Notes
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2013
Invention, Insight, Impact
St Andrews, Scotland, October 6-9, http://www.its2013.org

ITS 2013 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive tabletops and surfaces. We embrace innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. 

Important Dates
·       June 14, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for initial submissions
·       July 31: First-round notifications
·       August 16: Deadline for camera-ready submissions

Academic and Application Papers (and Notes)
We invite paper submissions of papers (max 10 pages) and notes (max 4 pages) of two possible types: academic and application. Academic papers must present original, innovative, and forward-looking research. Application papers will successfully demonstrate how surface interaction has been applied to real world problems and usage contexts beyond research labs, but without necessarily including original software, hardware, interaction techniques, or a formal study. Submissions by industrial practitioners and researchers are welcome. Industrial submissions are encouraged to apply for paper guidance well in advance of the submission deadline if deemed necessary (write to [log in to unmask]). 

Notes (both academic and application) must also report complete work, but with a more focused and succinct contribution than papers. For more details on academic and application papers see: http://www.its2013.org/Authors/

Papers and notes must be submitted as a single PDF file in the ACM format through the submission system http://precisionconference.com/~sigchi (available May 1). When appropriate, authors are also encouraged to submit supplementary materials such as video or data.

Papers and Notes will undergo a high-quality peer-review process by a committee of recognised experts (see program committee members below) to be presented at the ITS conference, be included in the conference proceedings, and be archived in the ACM Digital Library. ITS does not accept submissions that were published previously in formally reviewed publications or that are currently submitted elsewhere. Papers and Notes go through the same review process.

ITS 2012 will have a “Best of ITS” awards program, in accordance with SIGCHI guidelines. Approximately 5% of submissions may receive “Honorable Mentions” and 1% may receive “Best Paper/Note” awards.

Topic Areas
The conference welcomes contributions that deal with a variety of interactive surfaces including tabletops, interactive wall displays, portable and micro devices, and deformable surfaces. We encourage submissions on (but not limited to) the following topic areas as they relate to interactive surfaces:
Applications and/or evaluations of interactive surfaces in specific domains (public spaces, education, science, business, entertainment, health, accessibility, homes, etc.)
Gesture-based interfaces
Multi-modal interfaces
Tangible interfaces
Novel interaction techniques
Information visualization/data presentation
Software engineering methods
Computer supported collaborative work
Virtual reality and augmented reality
Social protocols
Hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel capabilities
Human-centered design and methodologies
 
Review Process
All papers and notes will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and two members of the program committee. After the first review cycle a submission will receive either a “Conditional Accept”, “Revise”, or “Reject” decision. A small (10%) proportion of papers will be invited to do significant revisions. The small proportion of authors of papers with a “revise” decision will have two weeks to revise and resubmit their work between July 31 and August 16 and should therefore allocate time for this part of the process.
	
This is not an invitation to submit extended abstracts or incomplete papers. As in the past, submit the paper that you would like to have published. Incomplete or otherwise non-competitive submissions will be desk-rejected without review.
 
Submission Information
Submissions should use the format shown in the conference template. Submissions should be converted to PDF and uploaded to the Precision Conference system at https://precisionconference.com/~sigchi/ by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on June 14, 2013. The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions beginning on May 1.

When appropriate (such as for submissions introducing novel systems or interaction techniques), authors are encouraged to submit a supplementary video file (not to exceed 3 minutes in length and 30 MB in size).
 
All submissions should be anonymized for double-blind review. This means that your paper and any supplementary video materials should have authors’ names and affiliations removed and avoid obvious identifying features. Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but please cite such work without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say “Prior work by Smith et al. [1]” instead of “In my prior work.”
 
Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained. Upon acceptance, the titles, authorship, and abstracts of papers and notes will be published online in the advance program. Submissions should contain no information or material that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publication that will be proprietary or confidential at that time. Final versions of accepted Papers and Notes must be formatted according to the instructions we provide. Copyright release forms must be signed for inclusion in the proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.
 
Program Co-Chairs
Michael Horn, Northwestern University
Miguel Nacenta, University of St Andrews
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