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Tue, 6 May 2003 14:26:29 +0100
Albrecht Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
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Physical Interaction (PI03) – Workshop on Real World User Interfaces
      **** submission deadline is June 10, 2003 ****
**** Workshop  September 8, 2003 at MobileHCI in Udine (Italy)****

Mobility inevitably moves computing and interaction into real world.
Exploiting the physicality of the environment as means for interaction
brings opportunities but also creates new challenges.

Physical user interfaces facilitate new ways of human-computer
interaction. The real world becomes the user interface. Interaction
occurs by manipulating the physical world. By moving interaction from
the screen into the physicality of the real world the design space is
extended allowing new and richer forms of interaction. 

The workshop is concerned with how physical user interfaces can replace,
enhance, and complement traditional WIMP (Window, Icon, Menu, Pointer)
based interaction.

* physical user interfaces for acquiring information (input) 
* physical user interfaces for providing information (output) 
* experience of creating everyday objects that become user interfaces 
* sensing technologies for physical and mobile user interfaces 
* activators for physical and mobile user interfaces 
* models for off-screen real world interaction 
* software models and frameworks for physical user interfaces 
* experience reports on building, using, and deploying physical user
* co-existence of physical and screen based interfaces 
* design guidelines for physical interaction 
* evaluation of physical user interface 
* specific issues of physical user interfaces in mobile settings 
The workshop seeks to bring together researchers, designer and
practitioners from academia and industry who are concerned with creating
physical user interfaces. The workshop will provide a venue to present
novel research on physical user interfaces and to openly discuss ideas
and problems on the topic. By bringing together different viewpoints,
e.g. the design perspective, the technology, and the software side, a
common understanding can emerge. The overall aim of the workshop is to
foster a community on physical user interfaces particularly for the
mobile user.

The number of participants will be limited to 20 people to enable
intensive discussions. Participants will be selected based on their
submission. Two types of submissions are encouraged (see for a style

research paper describing original late breaking work in the area of
physical user interfaces (about 4 pages). Authors of selected papers
will have 15 minutes to present the paper. 
a short research question, position, or claim on the topic accompanied
by max 1 page outlining the question, position, claim which is providing
a basis for discussion. Authors of selected questions are expected to
lead a 10 minutes plenary discussion on the topic. 
Please submit your contribution not later than June 10, 2003 by email to
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* June 10, 2003 – submission of research paper and research questions 
* July 5, 2003 – notification of authors 
* July 20, 2003 – camera ready version of submissions due 
* September 8, 2003 – one day workshop at the MobileHCI 2003 conference 

The workshop is a one-day workshop held at the MobileHCI 2003 conference
in Udine (Italy). The schedule will be announced after submissions have
been reviewed. Participants for the workshop are selected based on their
submissions. All workshop participants are required to register for the
MobileHCI 2003 conference. The workshop proceedings will be available in
paper at the MobileHCI 2003 conference and will be published online.
Authors of outstanding research papers will be encouraged to submit an
extended version of their papers to the special issue of Personal and
Ubiquitous Computing on “Tangible Interface in Perspective” which has
the deadline after the workshop (note that there will be a separate
review process for the special issue).
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Munich, Germany, 
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Steve Benford, Nottingham University, UK, 
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Andreas Butz, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany, 
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Workshop web page: 

Albrecht Schmidt
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Department of Media Informatics
University of Munich