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Mon, 9 May 2016 12:44:57 +0200
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BodySenseUx'16
The 3rd Workshop on Full-Body and Multisensory Experience
in conjunction with UbiComp'16, September 12 or 13,/ 2016, Heidelberg, 
Germany/
Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/site/bodysenseux/home


*************** Call for Papers ***************

In the ubiquitous computing era, where people can seamlessly access with 
huge quantity of digital information, most interactions are still 
performed through graphical user interfaces, which limit the number of 
human senses and abilities involved. This workshop aims at discussing 
the rich possibilities that the body offers us to experience the 
external world and the prospects that arise for the interaction 
designers when these often-neglected abilities are taken into account. 
In particular, the workshop will focus on the rediscovery of the five 
senses, either alone or in a multimodal combination, and of the 
perceptual-motor abilities of our body. We encourage the participation 
of young practitioners but also more experienced researchers from 
different backgrounds (design, engineering, computing, arts, social 
sciences, neurosciences, ergonomics, etc.), with previous experience in 
multisensory interaction, full-body interaction or embodied cognition. 
Following the success of the first BodySenseUX workshops at UbiComp’15 
and TEI’16, this will be a one-day or half-day* workshop of discussions 
and hands-on activities, focused on physically experiencing our body and 
senses. At the beginning of the workshop, participants will have the 
possibility to briefly present and discuss with the other attendees 
their research. During the next phases of the workshop, participants 
will have the possibilities to explore and rediscover their sensorimotor 
abilities through several exercises and games. Interdisciplinary groups 
will be challenged to design and develop new interaction experience 
concepts using our natural ‘tools’ as prototyping tools. Ready-to-use 
prototyping materials will be provided.


_People interested in participating to the workshop are kindly requested 
to send an expression of interest to __fullbodysense (at) gmail (dot) 
com, specifying if they would like to submit a paper or only to attend 
the workshop*

_*************** Research Topics ***************

  * The workshop topics include but are not limited to:
  * Theory and ground knowledge on multisensory experiences
  * Embodied cognition theory and applications
  * Traditionally recognized five senses: hearing, sight, touch, smell,
    and taste
  * Unconventional senses: proprioception, tactile, spatial-audio
    interaction, etc.
  * Innovative technologies and applications for interacting through
    senses and motor abilities
  * Full-body interaction
  * Bodily play interaction
  * Gestural interaction
  * Sensory emotional design
  * Multisensory branding
  * Multisensory product design
  * Multisensory games and media

*************** Important Dates ***************

     Paper submission deadline:            June 14, 2016
     Acceptance Notification:            June 28, 2016
      Camera-ready versions:                July 5, 2016
      Workshop date:                 12-13 September 2016


*************** Submission ********************

Position papers should be 4 to 6 pages long and should follow the SIGCHI 
Extended Abstract format, according to the guidelines given 
here:http://junctionpublishing.org/acm/Tasks/ubicomp-workshops.htm
Workshop papers should be submitted before June 14, 2016 by mail in PDF 
format to the following address: fullbodysense (at) gmail (dot) com
The position papers will be reviewed by a program committee composed of 
international experts. A notification will be sent by June 28. Accepted 
papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library and adjunct 
proceedings of the conference. Camera ready versions are of the accepted 
papers are due by July 5.


/_* Depending on the number of submissions and registrations, the 
workshop will be scheduled on a half-day or on a full-day. The workshop 
program will be adapted accordingly.
_/


-- 
*Assunta Matassa *
PhD Student Computer Science Department
University of Torino
Corso Svizzera 185, 10149 Torino, Italy
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