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Florian Echtler <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 May 2018 15:40:23 +0200
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Dear colleagues,

due to several requests, we have extended the deadline for our special issue of
iCom "Tangible Interaction and its Applications" to May 31st. Please note that
references do not count towards the word limit.

Best regards,
Florian Echtler


Call for Papers / Aufruf zur Einreichung von Beiträgen

Issue 3/2018 der Zeitschrift i-com

Topic “Tangible Interaction and its Applications“

Submission Deadline: May 31st, 2018


Tangible Interaction (in German: Be-greifbare Interaktion) takes place at the
overlap of the physical and the digital world. Likewise, this becomes more and
more important for the fields of education and assistive living. Researchers,
designers, engineers, and artists have been exploring this topic for many years
now, and investigated theoretical foundations, working prototypes or high
fidelity applications for end users that make the digital world perceivable
through physical objects.

In recent years, the community has shown in multiple publications and
conferences that many diverse application areas can benefit from tangible
interaction. For instance, teaching and learning become more intuitive and
accessible, or everyday situations and professional work get more comfortable or
more efficient with the support of tangible technologies. The research field is
very diverse and is characterized through interdisciplinarity - topics like
computer science, psychology, engineering, social sciences, design, and fine
arts, all contribute to the tangible approach.

Due to its broad presence the German Informatics Society's working group for
tangible interaction (Fachgruppe "Be-greifbare Interaktion" der Gesellschaft für
Informatik) wants to collect current projects under the umbrella topic “Tangible
Interaction and its Applications”. We want to show the multifaceted
representation of research projects in a journal, and encourage teams and
interested persons of all disciplines to submit their contributions.

We are searching for current projects in one or more of the following topics and
related subjects:

General research into tangible interaction, such as:

* Evaluation and user studies (quantitative and qualitative) of tangible interaction

* Toolkits and frameworks to support the development of tangible interactive systems

* Design implications for tangible interaction (guidelines, methods, lessons

* Theoretical foundations, frameworks, and concepts of tangible interaction

* Tangible interaction for various target groups (children, elderly, people with

* Case studies (method, design, results) with tangible interaction

* Theoretical considerations and design recommendations for tangible interfaces

Innovative applications of tangible interaction, such as, but not limited to:

* Education, learning, and teaching

* Playful learning, Gamification and Edutainment applications

* Virtual classrooms and digital schoolbooks

* Child computer interaction

* Tangible exhibits in museums and public settings

* Assistive technologies in the healthcare and geriatric care sector

* Wearables and e-textiles as assistive technologies

* Smart home applications

* Tangible interaction for collaborative work


* Submission - 31.05.2018

* Notification of Review - 01.08.2018

* Camera Ready - 01.09.2018

* Publication - End of October 2018

Submissions should have a length of up 15.000 characters (excluding references)
proportional to their contribution, and should be in English. We solicit
original, unpublished work which is not under consideration at any other
publication venue. Double submissions will be desk-rejected.

Articles should be submitted to

Reviews will be double-blind, hence submissions should be anonymized. We follow
a relaxed anonymization model as also used by SIGCHI, i.e. all references have
to remain intact.

We hope for a broad picture of the research field and are looking forward to
receiving your paper submission.

Florian Echtler,

Michaela Honauer,

Valérie Maquil and

Bernard Robben

(Guest Editors)

on behalf of the working group for tangible interaction of the German
Informatics Society.

Dr. Florian Echtler
Junior Professor, Mobile Media

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Computer Science and Media
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

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