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******** IEEE TABLETOPS AND INTERACTIVE SURFACES 2008 ********

    1-3 October, 2008, Park Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
                 http://www.ieeetabletop.org/

**CONFERENCE CHAIRS:**
   Sriram Subramanian    University of Bristol, UK
   Shahram Izadi         Microsoft Research, UK
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**PAPERS CHAIRS:**
    Ali Mazalek          Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Yvonne Rogers        Open University, UK
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**POSTERS AND DEMOS CHAIRS:**
    Dima Aliakseyeu      Philips Research, NL
    Andy Wilson          Microsoft Research, USA
    Mark Hancock         University of Calgary, CA
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**IMPORTANT DATES:**
    Paper titles and abstracts      2 July 2008
    Full and short paper deadline   9 July 2008
    Posters and demos deadline      9 July 2008

======================== DESCRIPTION =========================

The use of the interactive surfaces is an exciting and emerging
research area. Display technologies, such as projectors, LCD and
OLED flat panels, and even flexible display substrates, coupled
with input sensors capable of enabling direct interaction, make
it reasonable to envision a future in which many surfaces in
our environment from tabletops, walls and floors will function
as a digital interactive display. This domain brings together
different technologies such as camera and projector based systems,
new display technologies, multi-touch and tangible interfaces,
and other novel user interface and input techniques, potentially
combining these with social learnings from user studies in the lab
and the field. This is very much a cross-disciplinary workshop
stretching across computer science (HCI, CSCW, computer vision,
augmented reality, information visualization, graphics, and
machine learning), hardware engineering, optics, as well as
many aspects of design and the social sciences.

The intimate size of this single-track workshop provides an ideal
venue for leading researchers and practitioners to exchange
research results and implementation experiences. We encourage
researchers and developers to present there work on interactive
tabletops and surfaces in areas including:

    * Applications
    * Gesture-Based Interfaces
    * Multi-Modal Interfaces
    * Tangible Interfaces
    * User Interface Technologies
    * Interaction Techniques
    * Computer Supported Collaboration Systems
    * Middleware and Network Support
    * Augmented Reality
    * Lab and In-Situ User Studies
    * Information Visualization
    * Sensing and Input Technologies

===================== SUBMISSION FORMATS =====================

** Full and short papers:
We invite paper submissions of two kinds - regular research
papers of up to 8 pages and short papers of up to 4 pages
describing original research on investigations into tabletop and
interactive surface systems. Each paper will be peer reviewed by
no less than three experts in the field. Accepted research papers
will be included in the IEEE proceedings and presented in the
paper sessions.

** Posters and demos:
Posters and demos provide an interactive forum for authors to
present work to conference attendees. Posters and demos provide
an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in
progress, and will be more lightly reviewed than papers. Poster
submissions should be in the form of a two-page paper submitted
through our online system.

Paper and poster submissions should use the IEEE format.
Templates can be downloaded from the website in PDF, Word, Latex
and PS formats.

Electronic submissions can be made through the TableTop2008 PCS
submission site: https://precisionconference.com/~tabletop/

====================== IMPORTANT DATES =======================

** Paper titles and abstracts           2 July 2008
** Full and short paper deadline        9 July 2008
** Posters and demos deadline           9 July 2008
** Notification of poster acceptance    23 July 2008
** Notification of paper acceptance     15 August 2008
** Workshop dates                       1-3 October 2008

========================= ORGANIZERS =========================

** General Chairs
Sriram Subramanian, University of Bristol, UK
Shahram Izadi, Microsoft Research, UK
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** Papers Chairs
Ali Mazalek, Georgia Tech., USA
Yvonne Rogers, Open University, UK
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** Posters and Demos Chairs
Dima Aliakseyeu, Philips Research, NL
Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research, USA
Mark Hancock, University of Calgary, CA
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** Treasurer
Clifton Forlines, MERL & University of Toronto

** Publication and DVD Production
Daniel Wigdor, Microsoft Surface
Massimo Zancanaro, Bruno Kessler Foundation (formerly ITC)
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** Webmaster
Andres Lucero, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
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** Publicity Chairs
-- Europe
Sergi Jorda, University of Barcelona & Reactable
Nicolas Villar, Lancaster University & Microsoft Research, UK
-- Asia Pacific
Yoshifumi Kitamura, Osaka University, Japan
Ji-Hyung Park, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
-- North America
Meredith Ringel Morris, Microsoft Research, USA
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** Registration and Local Arrangements Chair
Eduardo Dias, Geodan Systems & Research, NL

** Sponsorship Chairs
Andreas Kunz, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Tom Rodden, University of Nottingham, UK
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** Student Volunteers Chairs
Otmar Hillges, University of Munich, Germany
David Smith, Queen's University, Canada

===================== PROGRAM COMMITTEE ======================

Alissa Antle, Simon Fraser University
Patrick Baudisch, Microsoft Research
Win Burleson, Arizone State University
Alex Butler, Microsoft Research
Ellen Do, Georgia Tech
Morten Fjeld, Chalmers University of Technology
Tovi Grossman, University of Toronto
Mark Hancock, University of Calgary
Bjoern Hartmann, Stanford University
Elise van den Hoven, Eindhoven University of Technology
Eva Hornecker, The Open University
Sergi Jorda, Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona
Karrie Karahalios, University of Illinois
Hideki Koike, University of Electro-Communications
Andreas Kunz, Blekinge Technical University
Carsten Magerkurth, SAP Research CEC St. Gallen
Meredith Ringel Morris, Microsoft Research
Cecily Morrison, University of Cambridge
Miguel Nacenta, University of Saskatchewan
Patrick Olivier, Newcastle University
Matthew Reynolds, Duke University
Yoichi Sato, University of Tokyo
Stacey Scott, University of Waterloo
Ehud Sharlin, University of Calgary
Frederic Vernier, South-Paris University
Daniel Wigdor, Microsoft Surface

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