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SmartObjects - 6th Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects

in conjunction with CHI 2018, Montreal, Canada
21 April 2018
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There is an ongoing trend on embedding computing and communication capabilities into everyday objects, turning them into smart objects. Examples range from smart (tangible) objects over smart cars to even large-scale urban infrastructures. Other recent examples deal with the fabrication of smart objects, smart sensory augmentation, and smart spaces.

The SmartObjects Workshop will focus on how the intelligence situated in these smart objects can be used to provide more efficient and enjoyable interaction possibilities for the users. The underlying research fields pose unique challenges and opportunities for designing the interaction with smart objects.

More information about the previous workshops can be found on our website at

We seek high-quality contributions that explore the combination of intelligent interaction with the specific characteristics of smart objects. Topics include but are not limited to:
- novel interaction concepts for smart objects
- self-explanatory smart objects
- fabrication of smart objects
- smart sensory augmentation and smart spaces
- smart cars
- multimodal interaction
- embodied and tangible interaction
- context-awareness
- accessibility through smart objects
- intelligibility of smart objects
- user studies and evaluation techniques
- technology and models required for enabling the interaction with smart objects
- situation models and reasoning

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We invite submissions as position papers (up to 8 pages, incl. references) that describe a motivated opinion or viewpoint on interaction with smart objects, identifies an open issue or important problem, or presents work in progress.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 peers. Besides based on general contributions, submissions will also be selected on their potential to initiate discussion. All submissions should be prepared according to the CHI Extended Abstracts Format and submitted in PDF through the workshop management system at . Accepted submissions will be made available for workshop participants only. In addition, we invite every accepted submission to appear in our proceedings published through Copyright is retained by the authors. Thus, papers can be submitted for other venues that allow this. Please note that at least one author must register for the workshop and one day of the conference.

Florian Müller, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Dirk Schnelle-Walka, Harman International, Germany
Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl, Porsche, Germany
Sebastian Günther, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Markus Funk, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Kris Luyten, Hasselt University, Belgium
Oliver Brdicka,, California, USA
Niloofar Dezfuli, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Max Mühlhäuser, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Bo Begole, Apple, USA
Marco Blumendorf, smartB Energy Management GmbH, Germany
Jingyuan Cheng, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Aba-Sah Dadzie, Open University, United Kingdom
Alexander Kröner, TH Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, Germany
Germán Montoro, UAM Madrid, Spain
Patrick Reignier, Grenoble INP, France
Boris de Ruyter, Philips Research, Netherlands
Geert Vanderhulst, Xplanation, Belgium
Raphael Wimmer, University Regensburg, Germany
Massimo Zancanaro, FBK, Italy

Paper Submission: 26 January 2018
Author Notification:  22 February 2018
Camera-ready Version: tbd
Workshop: 21 April 2018

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