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ACM ISS 2016 - ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces 

Niagara Falls, Canada
November 06 - 09, 2016

Important Dates
May 27, 5:00 p.m. PDT: 	Deadline for proposal submissions
June 3: 		                Notifications
September 9: 		        Final camera-ready submissions 
(workshop proposals)
November 06: 		       Workshop Day

Workshops organizers for ISS 2016 will select a topic of 
interest about new and emerging interactive surfaces and 
spaces technologies. The organizers manage submissions and 
reviews for workshops. The deadline for workshop proposal 
submission is May 27, 2016 and the notifications will be 
sent on June 3, 2016. Workshop organizers are welcome to 
submit any topic of interest, some suggestions include:

* Multi-touch on mobile devices
* Large (wall-sized) surfaces
* Surfaces in public spaces, workplaces, homes
* Surfaces in domain specific environments (e.g. safety 
critical, education, games)
* Information or Scientific Visualization on Interactive 
* and other exciting topics!

The workshop chairs are looking for leaders in interactive 
surfaces and spaces topics to run workshops between 4 and 
8 hours in length and occur the day before the conference 
starts (i.e., November 06, 2016). Workshop organizers of 
full-day workshops will receive two complimentary workshop 
registrations; organizers of half-day workshops will 
receive one complimentary workshop registration. Workshops 
can be open (free to anyone who registered for it) or 
closed (attendees need to submit position papers). We 
request a short proposal (up to 4 pages) in the SIGCHI 
Extended Abstracts publication format 
Accepted proposals will be part of the ISS main 
proceedings available in the ACM Digital Library. Please 
be sure to indicate the following:

* Topic of workshop
* Full contact information of all organizers of the 
workshop and the main contacting person
* Relevance to Interactive Surface and Spaces community
* Topics covered in the workshop and planned activities
* Nature of the workshop - specify details as appropriate
* Program Committee members for the workshop
* Please add one additional page (for a total of 5 pages 
maximum) with the following information:
	— A maximum 200 words Call-for-Papers to your workshop
	— Link to workshop website
	— Room requirements: tables, chairs, projector 
configuration, whiteboards, etc.
	— Requested length (4h, 8h)
	— Open or closed workshop

Please submit the workshop proposal using the ISS 
Precision Conference 
(( until the 
deadline on May 27, 2016.

This year we are planning to publish a companion 
proceedings for the accepted papers in workshops. This 
companion proceedings will be published by ACM Digital 
Library (non-archival form) and will be searchable in the 
ACM Digital Library. The accepted workshops’ organizers 
will tell the workshop chairs whether they would like 
their workshops’ accepted papers to be part of the 
companion proceedings. In the case, if the workshop’s 
organizers decide to go for the companion proceedings, 
they have to work according to these guidelines:

* Manage a PC and reviewing system for the submitted paper
* It is up to organizers to decide which submission system 
(e.g., easychair) they like to use for the submissions
* Our recommendation date for workshop paper submission is 
September 30 (However, organizers can make an earlier 
deadline as per their convenience) and notification date 
is October 07 (hard deadline!). We will provide workshop 
organizers a special code for early bid registration that 
they will give in the accepted notification to authors.
* The workshop organizers will provide the meta-data of 
all the accepted papers to workshop chairs on October 07 
(hard deadline!).
* The page limit for workshop papers is up to 7 pages 
including references using the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts 
publication format 
* The final camera ready deadline for workshop papers is 
not set yet, but will be notified to the accepted 
workshops’ organizers as we receive the confirmation from 
the ACM.

* Edward Tse, SMART Technologies
* Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern

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