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ITS 2013 - INTERACTIVE TABLETOPS AND SURFACES
St Andrews, October 6-9 2013
http://its2013.org/

Call for Papers and Notes, Applications Papers and Notes, Posters, Demos, and Doctoral Symposium

IMPORTANT DATES

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

Demos, Posters, Doctoral Consortium
July 19, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
August 11: Notifications
August 16: Final camera-ready submissions


PAPERS AND NOTES
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]). For additional information on what is required from application papers and notes, please consult the specific Application Papers and Notes information section below.

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 sigchi format for papers (not abstracts). You can download Word and LaTeX templates from the sigchi website: http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform 

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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APPLICATION PAPERS AND NOTES
Application papers and notes are part of the regular papers and notes program, the notes below extend the information provided in the Papers and Notes section. The deadlines and process for application papers and notes are the same than for all papers and notes.

We invite submissions that are oriented towards practical applications of interactive surface technologies. We look for contributions that might not be strictly novel or innovative in the academic sense, but provide value to the community because they report practical experiences in the design, implementation, or deployment of surface-based systems. Submissions from the industry sector are welcome

Authors of application papers who have not submitted in the past are encouraged to ask for mentoring by e-mailing [log in to unmask] as soon as possible.

Application papers may address one or more of the following topic areas:

Surveys of the economic landscape and impact of the surface industry
Business experiences involving surface technologies
Challenges, opportunities, and new directions for ITS applications
Summaries of interactive designs
Practical design approaches and philosophies
Descriptions of impact
Reflections on a design, its process, and the lessons learnt
Successful application papers will:

Identify the audience of system clearly
Discuss the goals of the design or application
Describe the design at a sufficient level of detail
Discuss tradeoffs and practical issues related to design, implementation, or deployment.
Submissions should be formatted according to the ITS 2013 paper template, can be 2 to 10 pages in size, and will be submitted using the regular paper procedure, through the precision conference system.


POSTERS
ITS 2013 will feature a poster presentation session for contributors to showcase works-in-progress, research prototypes and smaller chunks of research. We invite submissions from across the full spectrum of interactive tabletops and surfaces research. The poster session will be reviewed by the ITS Poster Committee, based upon a four-page submitted extended abstract describing the research to be presented, along with a draft poster design.

Important Dates
July 19, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
August 16: Notifications
Submission
Every submission should include both a 4 page extended abstract and a draft poster design. The extended abstract should be in the SIGCHI extended abstract format. You can download Word and LaTeX templates from the sigchi website: http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform

Abstract 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 July 19th. The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions beginning on May 1.

Submissions must include a draft poster design, also in PDF format. This does not need to be a complete final version, but should give a sense of what is to be presented and allow for constructive feedback on the design and content. There is no set layout for the poster; authors are free to design as they wish.

Submissions (both abstract and poster) should be anonymised for review.

Publication
The abstracts will be published in the main conference proceedings and will be included in the conference USB memory stick. They will also be placed in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.

Dimensions
Final poster dimensions will be confirmed before the conference, but submissions should be designed to be displayed on an A0 dimension portrait-orientation poster (841mm x 1189mm). Authors are expected to print and bring accepted posters to the conference site with them and be present throughout the scheduled poster session.

Poster Co-Chairs
John Williamson, University of Glasgow
Eva Hornecker, Bauhauh Universität Weimar
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DEMONSTRATIONS
The ITS demo session provides an interactive forum for authors to present their work to conference attendees and receive feedback from the leading experts in interactive surface research. Demos provide an opportunity to interactively present research prototypes and work-in-progress as well as your best demos of the last year. Both independent demonstrations and those accompanying accepted papers and posters are welcome.

At the conference, we want the ITS participants to literally get in touch with your demos. Our main goal is to provide a forum for lively discussion and hands-on experience.

Important Dates
July 19, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
August 11: Notifications
August 16: Final camera-ready submissions
Submission
Every submission should include both a 2-4 page extended abstract AND a video of up to 3 minutes length. The extended abstract should be in the SIGCHI extended abstract format. You can download Word and LaTeX templates from the sigchi website: http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform

Submission should be submitted through the Precision Conference system at https://precisionconference.com/~sigchi/ by 5:00 p.m. PDT on July 19th.

Demo Co-Chairs
Oli Mival, Edinburgh Napier University
Hideki Koike, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
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DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM
The ITS Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced Tabletop researchers in an informal and interactive setting.

Students should submit a paper that describes: the problem that the thesis aims to address; the broad approach and how it builds upon and goes beyond the most central of relevant previous work; the work completed and the plan for the full dissertation work. Completed work may be presented as an overview or highlighting a particularly important part in depth.

Doctoral Symposium papers will be published in the ITS conference companion distributed at the conference.

Each submission will be reviewed by both DC chairs and additional expert reviewers to assess its suitability for the DC. This will be based on whether the work is sufficiently mature to present but still early enough for the student to benefit from the feedback and experience.

Accepted authors will present their work to the DC chairs and expert reviewers and participate in an intensive workshop around ITS research. They will have free registration. The Doctoral Symposium will take place at the conference venue on Sunday, November 6, 2013 (for accepted authors and invited experts only!).

Important Dates
July 19, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
August 16: Notifications

Submission
Every submission should include both an extended abstract (no more than six pages in ACM landscape format) and a draft poster design. You may also submit a video and you are encouraged to do so if this clarifies the work, as is often the case in ITS interfaces. The extended abstract should be in the SIGCHI extended abstract format. You can download Word and LaTeX templates from the sigchi website: http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform

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 July 19th. The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions beginning on May 1.

Submissions must include a draft poster design, also in PDF format. This does not need to be a complete final version, but should give a sense of what is to be presented and allow for constructive feedback on the design and content. There is no set layout for the poster; authors are free to design as they wish.

Submissions (both abstract and poster) should be anonymised for review.

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs
Richard Harper, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Judy Kay, The University of Sydney
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