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- Abstract Submission: 28 June 2019 (5:00 p.m. PDT)

- Complete Paper Submission: 5 July 2019 (5:00 p.m. PDT)

- Author Notifications: 23 August 2019

- Camera-Ready Deadline: 8 September 2019

- ISS 2019 Conference: 10-13 November 2019

ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ACM ISS 2019) (,
being held in Daejeon, South Korea this year, is the premier venue for
research in the design, development, and use of new and emerging
interactive surface technologies and interactive spaces.

ACM ISS 2019 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, multi-display systems, mobile and mini devices – we also
encourage contributions focused on the use of space and technology around
us to bridge the gap between our digital and everyday lives, such as
interactive 3D spaces, on-body sensors, interactive art or interactive
architecture. We also encourage contributions focused on understanding
individual and group needs related to interactive surfaces and interactive
spaces, and the impact on individuals and groups of these technologies. We
embrace innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software,
hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of such
interactive systems.


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):

- Real-world applications of interactive surfaces and/or spaces in specific
domains (public spaces, education, science, business, entertainment,
health, art, homes, etc.)

- Large display interfaces and multi-display environments

- Gesture-based interfaces (hands, finger, body)

- Multi-modal interfaces

- Tangible user interfaces

- Novel interaction techniques and paradigms

- Interaction with mobile and body-worn devices

- Non-traditional interactive surfaces such as curved, sand, and water

- Interactive 3D spaces (Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality, mid-air
displays, ...)

- Large scale and outdoor interactive spaces (projected interfaces, drones,

- Interactive architecture

- Beyond traditional surfaces: shape-changing and actuated surfaces,

- Information visualization / data presentation with interactive surfaces
and spaces

- Software engineering methods and frameworks

- Social aspects and protocols related to interacting with surfaces and

- Interactive surfaces and spaces that support group work or social

- Hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel
capabilities, and results from maker communities

- Human-centered design and methodologies related to interactive surfaces
and spaces

- Empirical evaluations of novel interactive surfaces and/or spaces designs

- Evaluations of deployed interactive surfaces and/or spaces in specific
domains (public spaces, education, science, business, entertainment,
health, art, homes, etc.)


We invite paper submissions of papers with variable length (from 4 pages to
a max. of 10 pages excluding references) of two possible types:

- Academic papers present original, innovative, and forward-looking

- Application papers demonstrate how surface and spatial interaction can be
applied to real world problems.

See details below for information on paper formatting, length, and
submission. 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 previously
published in formally reviewed publications or that are concurrently
submitted elsewhere. All papers, regardless of submission length, go
through the same rigorous review process.

As per ACM Prior Publication policies, authors should only submit original
work that has not been previously published. Thus, submitted papers must
contain a novel contribution (25% or more new content) to the field. If any
related prior publication(s) by the authors exist, in any language, these
must be disclosed at submission time, and the nature of the new
contribution in relation to these prior publications must be clarified.

For more details on academic and application papers see: Academic Papers
and Application 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 are open to industrial and academic authors, and will
explore how surface and spatial interaction can be applied to real world
problems beyond the theoretical or research context, 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 Author-Izer
service, and are free to publish), although they are reviewed through a
slightly different process based on a rubric. Evaluation criteria for
application papers will focus on aspects such as the description of a
concrete, real-world application, the value hypothesis of the application
design, the design process and principles followed during the design
process, especially any design principles uniquely relevant to ISS, and
discussion of design alternatives for the real-world context.

More details on these evaluation criteria are below:

- 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 ISS 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

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]).


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. Please do not submit
extended abstracts or incomplete papers. As in the past, submit
fully-completed, relevant, and publishable papers only. Incomplete,
off-topic, or otherwise non-competitive submissions will be desk-rejected
without review.

Upon Acceptance

All accepted papers must be presented as an oral presentation at the
conference, by one of the authors of the paper. The presenting author must
register for the full conference.

In accordance with SIGCHI guidelines, ISS 2019 will have a “Best of ISS”
awards program for accepted papers. Best paper awards will be awarded to
papers in both the academic and application paper categories, and papers
from either category will be considered for honorary mention awards. The
program committee will nominate papers for these awards. In addition, we
will continue to award a paper from the ITS/ISS conference series with a
10-year impact award.

Paper Submission Information

Please visit the ISS 2019 website (
for more details on preparing and submitting your paper(s) for review by
the Program Committee, and on information related to the copyright of
accepted papers. Please note, submission of a 30-second video preview will
be required for all accepted submissions, and 30-second or longer video
figures are also encouraged to be submitted with your paper(s) as
supplemental material to assist in the review process. Please see the
submission website above for more details on preparing video previews.


Gerard Jounghyun Kim - Korea University

Stacey Scott - University of Guelph, Canada

Melanie Tory - Tableau Software, USA

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