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            18-21 February 2008, b-it, Bonn, Germany


     Elise van den Hoven  Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
     Ali Mazalek          Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

     Albrecht Schmidt     University of Bonn, Germany
     Hans Gellersen       Lancaster University, UK

     Full submissions will be due October 5, 2007.
     The conference will take place 18-21 February 2008 in Bonn, Germany.

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

After the big success of TEI'07 we are now organizing TEI'08, the 
second international conference
dedicated to research in tangible and embedded interaction. Work 
addressing HCI issues, design,
use context, tools and technologies, as well as interactive art works 
are all welcome, including
especially interdisciplinary submissions across these themes. We 
anticipate that papers will be
published through the ACM Digital Library (confirmation will follow 

With technological advances, computing has progressively moved beyond 
the desktop into new
physical and social contexts. As physical artifacts gain new 
computational behaviors, they become
reprogrammable, customizable, repurposable, and interoperable in rich 
ecologies and diverse
contexts. They also become more complex, and require intense design 
effort in order to be
functional, usable, and enjoyable. Designing such systems requires 
interdisciplinary thinking.
Their creation must not only encompass software, electronics, and 
mechanics, but also the
system's physical form and behavior, its social and physical milieu, 
and beyond.

Research on tangible and embedded interaction has gained substantial 
visibility and activity over
the past decade and it has worn many names, including tangible 
interfaces, graspable interfaces,
physical computing, tangible interaction, IT product design, appliance 
design, interactive spaces,
etc.; and been associated with larger research areas, including mixed, 
virtual, and augmented
reality, and ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

The conference brings together this new field, providing a meeting 
ground for the diverse
communities of research and practice involved with tangibles -- from 
computing, hardware, and
sensor technology, to HCI, interaction design, and CSCW, to product and 
industrial design and
interactive arts. We invite submissions from all of these perspectives, 
be they theoretical,
conceptual, technical, applied, or artistic. The conference is designed 
to provide appropriate
presentation forms for different types of contributions including 
talks, interactive exhibits, demos
or performances, and posters. All submission types will be included in 
the proceedings as papers
and will be integrated within the single-track conference. 
Interdisciplinary submissions are
particularly welcome.

=================== TOPICS FOR SUBMISSION ==============

Authors are invited to submit high-quality papers about original 
research that contributes to
advancing the field. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

* Case studies and evaluations of working deployments
* Analysis of key challenges, proposals of research agenda
* Relation of tangible and embedded interaction to other paradigms
* Programming paradigms and tools, toolkits, software architectures
* Novel interactive uses of sensors+actuators, electronics+mechatronics
* Design guidelines, methods, and processes
* Novel appl. areas, innovative solutions/systems and industrial apps
* Theoretical foundations, frameworks, and concepts
* Philosophical, ethical & social implications
* Interfaces specific in form and context to particular cultures
* Usability and enjoyment
* Advantages of these kinds of systems, weaknesses, affordances
* Learning from the role of physicality in everyday environments
* Embodied interaction, movement, and choreography of interaction
* Role of physicality for human perception, cognition and experience
* Teaching experiences, lessons learned, and best practices
* Standardization, production, and business applications

=================== SUBMISSION DETAILS =================

Papers must present original material and will be reviewed rigorously 
by at least 3 reviewers in a
double-blind process. Papers in all areas will be reviewed and assessed 
based on the contribution
they make to the field. Submission will be electronic and in ACM SIGCHI 

Papers can vary in length, using the ACM SIGCHI format and have either 
8, 4, or 2 pages. All
papers will undergo the same review process and be published in the 
same way. Length must
match the contribution, and the general criteria hold for all papers. 
Papers can be presented as
talk, poster, exhibit or demo, regardless of length. E.g. an exhibit of 
a novel design can be
published as an 8 page paper, while a talk on a novel sensor technique 
might as a paper fit 2
pages - or vice versa. Authors can indicate what kind of presentation 
they prefer or suits their

In case of acceptance, at least one author must register before the 
early registration deadline for
the conference in order for the final paper version to be published in 
the conference proceedings.

=================== STEERING COMMITTEE =================

Eva Hornecker     Open University, UK
Caroline Hummels  Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Robert Jacob      Tufts University, USA
Brygg Ullmer      Louisiana State University, USA

=============== PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be expanded) ================

Omar Abou Khaled, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
Kristina Andersen, STEIM
Alissa Antle, Simon Fraser University
Steffi Beckhaus, University of Hamburg
Michael A Evans, Virginia Tech
Alois Ferscha, University of Linz
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, University of Sussex
Morten Fjeld, Chalmers University of Technology
Mark Gross, Carnegie Mellon University
Tom Gross, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Ken Hinckley, Microsoft Research
Eva Hornecker, The Open University
Giulio Jacucci, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Pamela Jennings, Carnegie Mellon University
Sergi Jorda, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Peter Krogh, Aarhus University
Astrid Larssen, University of Technology Sydney
Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania
Paul Marshall, The Open University
Claire O?'Malley, University of Nottingham
Trevor Pering, Intel Research
Ivan Poupyrev, Sony CSL
Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire
Orit Shaer, Tufts University
Ehud Sharlin, University of Calgary
Beat Signer, ETH Zurich
Marcelle Stienstra, University of Southern Denmark
Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université catholique de Louvain
Ron Wakkary, Simon Fraser University
Stephan Wensveen, TU Eindhoven
Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research
Peta Wyeth, University of Nottingham

=================== DATES AND DEADLINES ================

Paper submission deadline     October 5, 2007
Author notification deadline  November 23, 2007
Camera-ready copy deadline    December 14, 2007
Early registration deadline   December 21, 2007
Conference dates              February 18-21, 2008, b-it, Bonn, Germany

For more information take a look at:

Eva Hornecker (Dr. / PhD)

Pervasive Interaction Lab, Dept. of Computing
Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK

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