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First call for papers

Third International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
September 15-16 2008 in Jyväskylä, Finland

Provisional Deadline for full paper submissions - 30th April 2008


Overview

Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are 
now sufficiently mature that research is turning 
away from pure hardware development and looking 
towards interaction and design issues to improve 
usability and the user experience. Robust 
solutions exist to display audio and haptic 
feedback in many forms - for instance as speech 
and non speech sounds and through tactile and 
force feedback sensations. Furthermore, it has 
been demonstrated that the novel interactions 
supported by these modalities can confer benefits 
for all users. However, many questions remain 
concerning the appropriate use of haptics and 
audio in interaction design. These questions are 
related to design methods, appropriate 
application areas and the integration of haptics 
and audio, possibly with other modalities.

HAID'08, the third in a series of workshops 
inaugurated in Glasgow in 2006 and continued in 
Seoul in 2007, will bring together researchers 
and practitioners who share an interest in 
finding out how the haptic and audio modalities 
can be used together in human computer 
interaction. The research challenges in the area 
are best approached through user-centred design, 
empirical studies or the development of novel 
theoretical frameworks. HAID'08 seeks 
contributions from all these perspectives.

In particular we highlight two themes. The first 
is fundamental conceptual analysis and 
contributions to theoretical models. Such 
developments are currently required to 
constructively explain the characteristics of 
haptic and audio based interaction and how to 
best integrate these two modalities. The second 
is situated field evaluations. Mobile 
applications are a key domain for haptic and 
audio interaction, but the utility of traditional 
lab-based studies in such scenarios is in doubt. 
It is unclear whether interfaces which work well 
in the lab are suitable for use in everyday life. 
Contributions addressing these two issues are especially encouraged.


Topics

Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited 
to) the following areas (please note that in all 
of these areas both theoretical and empirical approaches are encouraged):

- Novel haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces and interactions
- Evaluating multimodal interactions, especially in real contexts
- Design principles for multimodal user-interfaces
- Multimodal visualisations
- Affective roles of haptics and audio in interaction
- Cross-modal interactions
- Auditory and haptic displays for visually impaired people
- Safety critical multimodal applications (monitoring, controlling, alarming)
- Designing haptics and audio for touch screen
- Multimodal gaming and entertainment
- Interaction in physical exercise
- Collaborative multimodal systems
- Mobile multimodal interactions
- Emulation and simulation of real world with audio-haptic design
- Novel systems and interactions using other modalities (e.g. taste, smell)

Publication
The proceedings will be published by Springer in their LNCS journal series.

Important Dates
Please note that all dates are currently 
provisional and may be subject to change.

- 19rd February 2008: First call for papers
- 30th April 2008: Papers due for submission
- 30th May 2008: Notification of acceptance
- 20th June 2008: Final (camera ready) versions of papers due
- 15th ­ 16th September: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design Workshop

Location
The 3rd International Workshop on Haptic and 
Audio Interaction Design will be held at the 
Hotel Laajavuori in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Program Chairs
Antti Pirhonen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Stephen Brewster (University of Glasgow, UK)

email pianta(at)jyu.fi

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