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Tue, 2 Jan 2007 10:54:39 +0100
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Deadline for workshop participation is approaching. 
Sorry for duplicates and Happy New Year.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - IEEE Virtual Reality 2007 Workshop

MRUI'07 - 2nd International Workshop on Mixed Reality User Interfaces:
Specification, Authoring, Adaptation


Current trends in high-performance, mobile computing devices suggest  
that Mixed Reality applications will not only be available for  
experts in predefined settings but also for everyday users in an  
often changing context. Mixed Reality applications could be run in  
different hardware setups, at different context conditions, and they  
will have to accommodate configuration and adaptation both at compile  
and run-time. Such new scenarios will require novel methods for  
specification, novel tools for application authoring, and novel ways  
to include adaptation into non-functional requirements of MR  
applications, among other key elements in this future software line.  
We believe, these issues are important features in the future of MR,  
and solutions to them will be essential to overcome the complexity of  
development in a world with several options for devices and levels of  
computational power, as well as with heterogeneous users possessing  
various levels of experiences, skills and personal preferences.

After our productive workshop on the "Specification of Mixed Reality  
User Interfaces: Approaches, Languages, Standardization" at IEEE VR  
2006, we would like to invite researchers and practitioners alike to  
participate in this thematically related workshop and discuss  
suitable conceptual models, development approaches, and tools for  
context-aware MR applications of the future.
Some questions we would like to discuss and which may be addressed in  
submissions include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Which methods can be used to specify, model, and build MRUIs, which  
adapt themselves to various contexts?
- How do varying contexts influence spatial interaction, i.e.  
interacting in different spatial contexts?
- How do we envision the production cycle of MR applications? Which  
novel tools or authoring systems are required to facilitate the work  
of MR developers?
- What type of compile time configuration issues and runtime changes  
should we take into consideration in the development of adaptive MRUIs?
- How can a MRUI be adapted to better support certain tasks in  
certain situations (e.g. switch from a 3D to a 2D interface; use  
audio input instead of gestures etc.)
- How can the rendering of MRUIs be adjusted to environmental  
influences (such as a closed Cave, a lab with good lighting  
conditions, an open space urban situation etc.)
- How can 3D interfaces be better integrated into our surroundings?  
How do they help us in supporting the idea of pervasive computing?  
How do they relate to other smart and intelligent items?
- Which concepts and tools exist for quickly building and testing  
adaptive MRUIs?
- What is the design space of novel MR applications? Which  
requirements should novel languages in MR development fulfill? Do we  
require standards for MR development?


Submission deadline  : January 5th, 2007
Notice of acceptance : January 19th, 2007
Camera-ready papers  : January 26th, 2007
Workshop at IEEE VR  : March 11th, 2007


Participants are invited to submit a research paper, experience  
report or position statement, which will be reviewed by the  
international program committee.

- Research papers should describe original and high quality research  
work within the scope of this workshop. Papers are expected to be 4-8  
pages long.

- Experience reports shall describe experiences and lessons learned  
with modeling, implementing and maintaining MR applications.  
Submissions are expected to be papers of 2 pages.

- Position statements can describe research questions, practical  
problems, claims, novel ideas etc. and should be presented on a  
maximum of 2 pages.

Submissions should follow the IEEE Computer Society format described  
at Please include all  
author information in your submission. All papers must be submitted  
electronically using an online conference system (see for details).


The workshop will be held as part of the IEEE Virtual Reality 2007  
Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The workshop will  
consist of a full day highly interactive format that will encourage  
group dialogue.

Accepted submissions will be presented in several sessions as a  
starting point for the plenary discussion. Group work on exchanging  
ideas and identifying future research directions will take place in  
the afternoon.

The workshop papers will be published as printed proceedings with an  
ISBN. Additionally, all workshop contributions (including  
supplementary material) will be available on the conference DVD and  
on the workshop homepage.



Raimund Dachselt, TU Dresden, Germany
Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes Bogota, Columbia
Irma Lindt, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Wolfgang Broll, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany


Wolfgang Broll, Fraunhofer FIT
Raimund Dachselt, Dresden University of Technology
Steven Feiner, Columbia University
Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota
Christian Geiger, Duesseldorf University of Applied Sciences
Michael Haller, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
Ernst Kruijff, Graz University of Technology
Irma Lindt, Fraunhofer FIT
Dirk Reiners, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz University of Technology
Ehud Sharlin, University of Calgary



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