CHI 2019 WORKSHOP CALL FOR PAPERS
* Mid-Air Haptic Interfaces for Interactive Digital Signage and Kiosks *
Digital signage systems are transitioning from static displays to rich interactive experiences with the aid of new enabling technologies. Advances in computer vision have enabled face, gaze, facial expression, body and hand-gesture recognition thus enabling new ways of interactivity with digital content. A few challenges faced by advertisers and retailers is the lack of a commonly accepted gesture, facial expressions or call-to action set. Moreover, public displays that use touchscreen technology face issues with hygiene and cleaning requirements, robustness against extended use and potential damage, securing access to the display control panel, responsiveness, and finally reachability requirements that compromise viewability and location.
Of particular interest to this sector and to this workshop are mid-air haptic interfaces that couple computer vision and affective computing with haptic feedback through the use of focused ultrasound. Mid-air haptic interfaces have been shown to aid in defining a gesture set, affect the emotional state of users, significantly increases user engagement with the interactive content, increase brand engagement, dwell time and brand recall while also enhancing the overall user experience.
The goal of this industry & academic co-led one-day workshop is to bring together a group of experts in disciplines from haptic research, affective computing, pervasive displays and multi-modal interaction, in order to foster discussion about the challenges in the design and implementation associated with next generation of mid-air haptic interfaces for digital signage and kiosks. Through brainstorming and break-out sessions, we will design concept prototypes and define new research challenges in the field of digital signage which are enabled by mid-air haptics and affective computing.
We invite potential participants to submit a 2-4 page abstract in the format of an ACM Extended Abstract showing how the applicant’s work fits into the topics of the workshop and should include a theme that the applicant feels is important to the field and would generate valuable discussions during the workshop. Since this is a relatively new area of research, we welcome submissions of position papers that propose new ideas and challenges. In case of a multi-authored abstract, it should be made clear which authors will be attending the workshop. For each accepted paper, at least one author will have to register to both the workshop and at least one day of the conference<https://chi2019.acm.org/>.
Workshop Website: www.ultrahaptics.com/news/events/chi-2019/<http://www.ultrahaptics.com/news/events/chi-2019/>
Format: ACM extended Abstract, 2-4 pages
Submission Deadline: 12th February 2019
Acceptance Notification: 20th February 2019
Workshop Date: 4th or 5th May 2019
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*Please forward to anyone you think might be interested*
* Ultrahaptics - Orestis Georgiou, Hannah Limerick, and Loïc Corenthy
* Alibaba Research - Jin Ryong Kim
* SoftServe - Mykola Maksymenko, and Sam Frish
* Brunel University - Mark Perry
* University of Bayreuth - Jörg Müller, and Myroslav Bachynskyi
PS. Keep up with Ultrahaptics news here<https://twitter.com/ultrahaptics> and join the haptics research discussions here<https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8607581>
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