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David England <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 29 Jun 2008 15:32:48 +0100
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2nd Whole Body Interaction Workshop

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool, UK

1st September 2008

As part of HCI 2008

Workshop website:

The aim of this workshop is to promote critical discussion over whole  
body interaction in virtual, mixed and augmented environments and  
provide attendees with a critical framework for tackling issues in  
understanding WBI.

Bill Buxton mused on what future archaeologist would make of today’s  
humans extrapolating from our current computer technology and came up  
with a being with one eye, a dominant hand and two ears but lacking  
legs, and a sense of smell or touch. He argued for greater involvement  
in the whole person and their senses in human-computer interaction.  
Artists have responded to this challenge by exploiting the various  
technologies that fall under the general banner of virtual reality,  
and support whole body interaction. Goldberg has also considered how  
performers are not just concerned with the body and bodily actions but  
also the relationship between performer and audience.

In recent years we have seen developments in Marker-less whole body  
position tracking and bio-cybernetics which could support whole body  

We invite position papers of 2-4 pages which address issues such as  
the following,

- Marker-less and advanced body tracking
- Bio-cybernetics
- Cognition and body position and interaction
- Emotion and posture
- Development frameworks for WBI
- Performance in WBI

and other relevant topics. Position papers from the first workshop can  
be found on the workshop website.

Position papers should be received by 19th July and sent to [log in to unmask] 
. Papers will be reviewed by the organising committee and  
notifications returned on 29th July.

Organising Committee

David England, Liverpool John Moores University, UK (Chair)
Paul Fergus, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Eva Hornecker, Open University, UK
Paul Marshall, Open University, UK
Christ Roast, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Pablo Romero, University of Sussex, UK
A Taleb Bendiab, Liverpool John Moores University, UK


David England
Chair, HCI2008

Eur Ing Dr David England MBCS CEng,
Head of Computer Systems/Principal Lecturer

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