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ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) 2016 

November 6-9, 2016
Niagara Falls, Canada

Call for Demos:
ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ACM ISS 2016), formerly known as
the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and
Surfaces (ITS) is being held in Niagara Falls, Canada from November
6-9, 2016. 

The ISS demo session provides a great opportunity for authors to present their
prototypes, products and applications to conference attendees. We will provide
a large area in which you will be able to showcase your best interactive 
experiences and commercial products. Our goal is to provide a highly inter-
active forum for lively discussions and hands-on experiences.

Copyright to ISS demo videos and abstracts is retained by the authors, and the
material from them can be used as the basis for future publications as long as
there are "significant" revisions from the original. However, submissions that
include an extended abstract will be included in the ACM Digital Library so
other researchers are able to find, read, and cite them.

A demo submission will allow you to:

* Show your demonstration during the posters & demos reception at the ISS 2016
  conference and get feedback from the conference attendees (there will also be
  a Best Demo Award at the conference)
* Publish an extended abstract of the demo in the electronic conference
  proceedings in the ACM DL
* Publish an optional video of up to 3 minutes long in electronic conference
  proceedings in the ACM DL
* Introduce your demo alongside other authors in a plenary fast-forward
  (madness) session at the conference

Important Dates:

September 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
September 9, 2016: Author Notifications
September 16, 2016: Camera-Ready Deadline

Preparing the Submission:

All submissions must include:

* a 2-4 page paper in the 2014 SIGCHI extended abstract format. Submissions
  should not be anonymized. Accepted submissions will be published on the 
  ACM digital library.

* a still image of the demonstration in JPG or PNG format showing the
  envisioned setup in 16:9 aspect ratio with a minimum resolution of
  1920x1080 pixels.

* a plain-text document describing the space, hardware, electricity and
  lighting requirements of your demo setup.

* an optional (but highly encouraged) video of up to 3 minutes length and at
  most 50MB in size.

The maximum page limit for the extended abstract is 4 pages and includes all
figures and references, and must be in the 2014 SIGCHI Extended Abstracts
Format ( This format utilizes
the "Lastname, F.M." author-name reference style, not the more recent
"Firstname M. Lastname" convention. The extended abstract should include a
concise description of the idea, the results or findings, supporting imagery
and figures, and a discussion of the implications of the work to the selected
domain. Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations
should be included.

Accepted submissions for the demo session will be curated by the demo chairs
based on factors such as available space, hardware and environmental
requirements, novelty, and scientific value. As there is only one week after
notifications to the final camera-ready deadline, it is not possible to make
large changes before the camera-ready deadline. Final camera-ready versions
of accepted papers must be accompanied by a signed copyright form which will
be provided to accepted authors. 

All submissions conflicting with one or more guidelines will be removed before
the curating process to assure that all demos can be curated and published

Your extended abstract, still image and optional video should be submitted by
September 2, 2016 to the Precision Conference System. The abstract must be in
PDF format.

For further details on completing a Demo submission, please see the
Demos website:


Demo abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the demo chairs. Confidentiality
of submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions
will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted
submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

Presentation at the Conference:

For each accepted demo, at least one author must register for the ISS 2016
conference. Authors are expected to bring the accepted demos to the conference
site with them, set them up, and be present throughout the demo session. During
a dedicated demo session, the author(s) will have the opportunity to present
and discuss their work with conference attendees.

In general, we can provide one regular-sized table (approximately 80 x 120 cm
or 3" x 6") and two chairs as well as an US-style power strip with 3 outlets.
If your demo has any special requirements beyond this, please make sure to
specify those in the requested document.

Final Submission:

Upon acceptance, ACM will send you a copyright form, which you have to
complete. Once completed, we will provide you with the new copyright
information to be put on your paper. You can then submit the final version
(including the new copyright notice) through the submission system by September
16th 2016.

Demo Co-Chairs:
Pedro Campos, University of Madeira, Portugal
Florian Echtler, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

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