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First call for posters and demos

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

Deadline for poster and demo submissions - 23rd June 2008


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.


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)

Submission Guidelines
Submissions will be 2 page papers in the ACM format, and authors are expected to bring a demo/poster describing their work to HAID'08. More detailed guidance can be found at

The papers will be distributed in the HAID'08 ancillary proceedings and there will be dedicated poster and demo sessions in which authors can present and discuss their work

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

- 12th May 2008: First call for posters and demos
- 23rd June 2008: Papers due for submission
- 8th August 2008: Notification of acceptance
- 15th ­ 16th September: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design Workshop

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

Session Chairs
Andrew Crossan (University of Glasgow, UK)  Topi Kaaresoja (Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland)

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

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