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********** Last CfP ACM ISS 2017, abstract submissions due in one week! ******
**    ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces 2017 in Brighton, UK
**    October 17-20, 2017  
**    Submission deadline: 28 June (abstracts), 4 July (submissions)
**    Details: 
******************** sorry for cross postings **************************


ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ACM ISS 2017,, formerly known as the ACM International
Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS), is the premier venue
for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging
interactive surface technologies and interactive spaces. 
ACM ISS 2017 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry
contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive
surfaces, interactive spaces and novel interface technologies. Beyond the
traditional scope of the conference - i.e., interactive tabletops, large
displays, mobile and mini devices - we also encourage submissions exploring
approaches that use the space and technology around us to bridge the gap
between our digital and everyday life, such as interactive 3D spaces,
on-body sensors or interactive architecture. We embrace innovations in a
wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of
use, and applications or deployments of such interactive systems. 

Important Dates
*  28 June 2017 5:00 p.m. PDT: Abstract Submission (one week left!)
*  4 July 2017 10:00 p.m. PDT: Complete Paper Submission
*  16 August 2017: Author Notifications
*  28 August 2017: Camera-ready Deadline

Topic Areas:
The conference welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics relating to
interactive surfaces and spaces as well as novel interface technologies,
including (but not limited to):         
*  Applications and/or evaluations of interactive surfaces in specific
domains (public spaces, education, science, business, entertainment, health,
art, homes, etc.)
*  Gesture-based interfaces (hands, finger, body)
*  Multi-modal interfaces
*  Tangible user interfaces
*  Novel interaction techniques and paradigms
*  Interaction with mobile and body-worn devices
*  Large display interfaces and multi-display environments
*  Beyond traditional surfaces: shape-changing and actuated surfaces,
body-related, curved, sand, water, ...
*  Interactive 3D spaces (Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality, mid-air
*  Large scale & outdoor interactive spaces (projected interfaces, drones...)
*  Interactive information visualization/data presentation
*  Software engineering methods and frameworks
*  Computer supported collaborative work (co-located collaborative spaces)
*  Social aspects and protocols
*  Hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel
capabilities, and results from maker communities
*  Human-centered design and methodologies

Paper Submissions
We invite paper submissions of papers with variable length (from 4 pages to
a max. of 10 pages including references) of two possible types: academic and
application (read on for an explanation of the difference). Paper length
must be based on the weight of the contribution. A new idea presented in a
compact format is more likely to be accepted than the same idea in a long

All papers must be submitted as a single PDF file in the ACM SIGCHI format
( through the submission
system Please note, that all
paper submissions must be made in the 2014 version of the SIGCHI papers
format (This format utilizes the "Lastname, F.M." author-name reference
style, not the more recent "Firstname M. Lastname" convention.). When
appropriate, authors are also highly encouraged to submit supplementary
materials such as video or data.

Papers will undergo a high-quality peer-review process by a committee of
recognized experts in order to be presented at the ISS conference, be
included in the conference proceedings, and be archived in the ACM Digital
Library. ACM ISS is ranked as an A conference according to the CORE
Conference Ranking. ISS does not accept submissions that were published
previously in formally reviewed publications or that are currently submitted
elsewhere. Both full length and shorter papers go through the same review

Academic Papers 
Academic papers must present original, innovative, and forward-looking
research. This kind of paper corresponds to the standard scientific track of
most HCI conferences. In addition to innovative systems, interaction
techniques and studies, we are also open to surveys and other work that
discuss the philosophy, trends and community aspects of academic research in
interactive surfaces and spaces.

Application Papers  
Application papers are open to industrial and academic authors, and will
successfully demonstrate how spatial 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. For example, industry members can submit papers to share
customer outcomes and iterative improvements over next-best alternatives.
For application papers, reviewers will emphasize the connection between the
real-world domain and the technology used. This connection may for instance
concern a challenging domain, features of a system crucial for the
real-world use context, a special design process, practical issues in
implementation or deployment, or new business opportunities.
Application papers are published in the same format as academic papers (will
be presented during the main conference program, will be archived in the ACM
Digital Library which provides free access through its AuthorIzer service,
and are free to publish), although they are reviewed through a slightly
different process based on the following rubric:

+++ Real-world Application: 
The paper clearly describes a concrete application of interactive surface
technologies to a real-world domain. The domain is richly described and
there is a clear fit between the application and its real-world context. The
paper demonstrates a clear understanding of the audience and their needs /
values / priorities. 
+++ Value Hypothesis: 
The paper clearly describes the goals of the design or application and how
the features work together to enable users to accomplish their tasks. 
+++ Design Process and Principles: 
The design presented in the paper best exemplifies relevant patterns,
principles and practices that have been proven in ITS community research.
The links between research and application are clearly explained. Each
iteration of the design process is clearly described; logical reasoning
behind feature changes is articulated. 
+++ Next Best Alternative: 
The paper helps the reader understand the competitive design space, and what
needs the application fills within that space.
First-time submitters in the application track are encouraged to apply for
paper guidance well in advance of the submission deadline if deemed
necessary (write to [log in to unmask]). 

Best of ISS Awards Program
ISS 2017 will have a "Best of ISS" awards program, in accordance with SIGCHI
guidelines. We will hand out an award for the best long paper and best note,
as well as for the best application paper. In addition, we will continue to
award the paper from the Tabletop Workshop 2008 with a 10-year impact award.

Review Process
All papers will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and a member
of the program committee. After the review cycle a submission will receive
either a "Conditional Accept" or "Reject" decision. Some papers might be
invited to do significant revisions. Please do not submit extended abstracts
or incomplete papers. As in the past, submit the paper that you would like
to have published. Incomplete, off-topic, 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 (PCS) at by
10:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 4, 2017. Abstracts have to be
submitted one week earlier on June 28, 2017 using Precision Conference
Please note that we are using the new PCS 2.0 for paper submissions. To aid
SIGCHI in the process of paper submission and management, this system and
hence its interface is still in development. You are encouraged to report
PCS 2.0 problems or to make interface suggestions to
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The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions beginning in early
June. Application and academic papers will be submitted in different tracks.

When appropriate (such as for submissions introducing applications, novel
systems, or interaction techniques), authors are encouraged to submit a
supplementary video file (not to exceed 3 minutes in length and 50 MB in

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 should 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 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 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.

For each accepted paper, at least one author is expected to register for the
conference and to present the work.

Program Chairs
Raimund Dachselt (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Tovi Grossman (Autodesk Research, Canada)
Diego Martinez Plasencia (University of Sussex, United Kingdom)

Program Committee
Jason Alexander (Lancaster University, UK)
Fereshteh Amini (University of Manitoba, Canada)
Craig Anslow (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Ahmed Sabbir Arif (Ryerson University, Canada)
Mirjam Augstein (University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Austria)
Andrea Bellucci (University of Madrid, Spain)
Florent Bertaut (Lille University, France)
Pedro Campos (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal)
Paloma Diaz (University of Madrid, Spain)
Tanja Döring (University of Bremen, Germany)
Florian Echtler (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)
Morten Fjeld (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Kentaro Fukuchi (Meiji University, Japan)
Jens Grubert (Coburg University, Germany)
Jonna Häkkilä (University of Lapland, Finland)
Christian Holz (Microsoft Research, USA)
Jonathan Hook (University of York, UK)
Javier Jaen (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Joaquim Jorge (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Judy Kay (University of Sydney, Australia)
Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Hideki Koike (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Bongshin Lee (Microsoft Research, USA)
David Lindlbauer (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
Nicolai Marquardt (University College London, UK)
Carl S. Marshall (Intel, USA)
Roberto Martinez-Maldonado (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Fabrice Matulic (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Jeff Nichols (Google, USA)
Eyal Ofek (Microsoft Research, USA)
Roman Rädle (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Harald Reiterer (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Stacey Scott (Guelph University, Canada)
Sophie Stellmach (Microsoft, USA)
Aurélien Tabard (Université de Lyon, France)
Anthony Tang (University of Calgary, Canada)
Dimitar Valkov (University of Münster, Germany)
Jo Vermeulen (University of Calgary, Canada)
Simon Voelker (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Dan Vogel (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Other Submission Types
Please also consider submissions to further ISS 2017 submission categories
with other deadlines and separate calls including: 
*  Posters
*  Workshops
*  Tutorials
*  Doctoral Symposium
*  Demos, Arts and Videos

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Dachselt
Technische Universität Dresden
Vice-Dean Computer Science
Director of the SMT Institute
Head of Interactive Media Lab Dresden

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