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*                            CALL FOR PAPERS                           *
*                SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 10, 2006                *
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*                     International IEEE Workshop on                   *
*       Tangible Interaction in Collaborative Environments (TICE)      *
*                            at WETICE-2006                            *
*                                                                      *
*                        June 26 - June 28, 2006                       *
*            The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.            *
*                Web site:               *
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Due to recent technological advances, it has become possible to 
integrate sensor and actuator technologies as well as wireless 
communication in everyday objects and environments. These developments 
open up a huge amount of innovative interaction scenarios, involving 
new forms of user interfaces. One kind that enables intuitive and 
natural interaction is tangible user interfaces, referring to 
interfaces in which persons interact with digital information through 
the physical environment. Tangible user interfaces are not limited to 
the interactions of a single person, but can be used to support 
interaction within - even dislocated - groups and smart artefacts.

Motivated by these developments, we see this workshop as an opportunity 
for exploring the potentials and perspectives of tangible interaction 
for supporting collaborative work. Because of its interdisciplinary 
topic, TICE 2006 aims at bringing together researchers of various 
fields, including Human Computer Interaction, Tangible User Interfaces, 
Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Sociology, Communication 
Technologies, Embedded Systems and Ubiquitous Computing, to discuss key 
issues, approaches, open problems, innovative applications, and trends 
of tangible interaction in collaborative environments.

We welcome participants from all disciplines related to the topic of 
this workshop, including but not limited to Tangible User Interfaces, 
CSCW and Ubiquitous Computing environments. We invite original research 
papers and experience reports in all areas of collaborative methods and 
systems development. Additionally, position papers outlining novel 
research domains and approaches are welcome. Topics of interest include 
but are not limited to:

Interaction design of collaborative tangible environments

     * Design process for embodied/tangible interaction
     * Guidelines, methods and methodologies for collaborative 
interaction design
     * Concepts and patterns for physical and tangible interaction
     * Programming paradigms for building tangible environments
     * New paradigms for collaborative environments

Technological aspects of tangible user interfaces

     * Middleware, platforms and tools
     * Architectural concepts for enhancing tangible interaction in 
     * Enabling technologies for instrumenting tangible artefacts
     * Innovative technological solutions

Case studies and application scenarios

     * Usability studies and evaluations of collaborative tangible 
     * Visions and application scenarios
     * Security, privacy and trust in collaborative tangible environments
     * Collaborative tangible interaction for mobile users

February 10, 2006: Deadline for paper submission
April 7, 2006: Decision to paper authors
May 5, 2006: Camera-ready papers
May 12, 2006: Advance registration discount deadline
June 26-28, 2006: WETICE-2006 workshops and on-site registration

Papers must be written in English, and they should not exceed 6 pages 
double column, including references, figures and tables. Papers must be 
formatted according to the IEEE formatting instructions (8.5"x11", 
two-column). The papers have to contain original contributions not 
published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related 
state-of-the-art work. Papers should include a title, the name and 
affiliation of each author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more 
than eight keywords.

Each paper will receive at least three anonymous peer reviews by 
program committee members or additional expert reviewers. The accepted 
papers and a summary report of this workshop will be published in the 
post-conference proceedings and directly mailed to the registered 
authors by the IEEE Computer Society Press after the conference. In 
order to get an accepted paper published in the proceedings, at least 
one author has to register and present the paper at WETICE 2006. If 
enough high-quality papers are submitted, we will contact a journal to 
explore the possibility of a special issue.

Please submit anonymized papers in either PDF or PS format via the TICE 
2006 submission website. If you have further questions or remarks, 
please do not hesitate to contact the workshop organizers.

Paper submission website:

Accepted and presented papers will be included in the post-conference 
proceedings, published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Alois Ferscha
Department of Pervasive Computing
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +43 732 2468 8555
Fax: +43 732 2468 8426

Clemens Holzmann
Department of Pervasive Computing
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +43 732 2468 1226
Fax: +43 732 2468 8426

Michael H. Leitner
Department of Pervasive Computing
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +43 732 2468 8518
Fax: +43 732 2468 8426

Alois Ferscha, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Ken Fishkin, Google Research, USA
Elgar Fleisch, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Tom Gross, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
Clemens Holzmann, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Eva Hornecker, University of Sussex, UK
Gerd Kortuem, Lancaster University, UK
Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Antonio Krüger, University of Münster, Germany
Michael Leitner, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Max Mühlhäuser, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Albrecht Schmidt, Lancaster University, UK
Norbert Streitz, Fraunhofer IPSI, Germany
Brygg Ullmer, Louisiana State University, USA
Andreas Zeidler, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany

Workshop webpage:
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +43 732 2468 1226
Fax: +43 732 2468 8426

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