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Call for Participation: Tutorials, Workshops and StudiosACM Interactive
Tabletops and Surfaces 2014
Dresden, Germany, November 16-19
http://www.its2014.org Important Dates

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   Friday, May 12, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for proposal submissions
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   Friday, June 2: Notifications

Tutorials and Studios

ITS 2014 is a premier venue for presenting research in the design and use
of new and emerging tabletop and interactive surface technologies.
Attendees join tutorials to get a broad overview of the field of
Interactive Surfaces and Tabletops. This year, we also invite hands-on
studios, exploring new and cutting-edge technologies in the context of
interactive surfaces. The deadline for tutorial and studio submissions will
be May 12th 2014, the notifications will be sent on June 2nd 2014.

Please feel free to submit a tutorial or studio proposal about any topic of
interest to the community. Tutorials could for example be on topics like:

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   Interaction paradigms around large surfaces (tangibles, pens+touch, etc.)
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   Touch technologies overviews & taxonomies
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   Overview of social protocols, presence, territoriality, proxemics
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   Multi-touch sensing approaches
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   Evaluation methods for surface applications
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   Multi-touch interaction with mobile devices
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   Natural User Interfaces (NUI) on surfaces

Studios include a significant part of hands-on 'building' activities, and
examples are:

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   Building new interfaces with flexible displays
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   Digital fabrication techniques for building novel prototypes
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   Novel toolkits, programming strategies, multi-touch software development
   and techniques
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   Tangibles on surfaces
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   Musical instrument interfaces on interactive surfaces
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   Above-the-table gesture recognition with Kinect
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   ... and other exciting topics!

The tutorial chairs are looking for industry or academic leaders in
interactive surface technology to run tutorials and studios that will run
between 2 hours and a full day in length and take place the day before the
conference starts (i.e., November 16, 2014). Organizers of full-day
tutorials/studios will receive one complimentary conference registration
and two complimentary tutorial/studio registrations to be used among the
co-organizers. Organizers of half-day tutorials or studios (2-4h)  receive
a 50% discount of the applicable conference registration fee for one
participant and one complimentary tutorial/studio registration. We request
a a short proposal (up to 4 pages) in the CHI EA publication format (
http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-word-template/view).
Accepted proposals will be available in the ACM digital library. Please
indicate the following:

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   Topic of tutorial or studio and relevance to tabletop community
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   Description of planned hands-on activities (for studios) and topics
   covered
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   Short bio of speaker(s)

Please add one additional page (for a total of 5 pages maximum) with the
following information:

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   Cost of material and hardware (per participant, with list of individual
   items)
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   Physical requirements: space, equipment, video/audio, specialized tools,
   etc.
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   Requested length of the tutorial/studio (2h, 4h, 8h)

Please send the tutorial or studio proposal to [log in to unmask] or
[log in to unmask] until the submission deadline on May 12, 2014.

Workshops

Workshops organizers for ITS 2014 will select a topic of interest about new
and emerging tabletop and interactive surface technologies. The organizers
manage submissions and reviews for proposals. The deadline for workshop
submissions will be May 12th 2014, the notifications will be sent on June
2nd 2014. Workshop organizers are welcome to submit any topic of interest,
some suggestions include:

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   Multitouch on mobile devices
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   Large (wall-sized) surfaces
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   Surfaces in public spaces, workplaces, homes
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   Surfaces in domain specific environments (e.g. safety critical,
   education, games)
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   Information or Scientific Visualization on Interactive Surfaces
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   ... and other exciting topics!

The workshop chairs are looking for leaders in interactive surface topics
to run workshops that run between 4 and 8 hours in length and occur the day
before the conference starts (i.e., November 16, 2014). Workshop organizers
of full-day workshops will receive two complimentary workshop
registrations; organizers of half-day workshops will receive one
complimentary workshop registration. Workshops can be open (free to anyone
who registered for it) or closed (attendees need to submit position
papers). We request a short proposal (up to 4 pages) in the CHI EA
publication format (
http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-word-template/view).
Accepted proposals will be available in the ACM digital library. Please be
sure to indicate the following:

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   Topic of Workshop
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   Program Committee members for the Workshop
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   Relevance to Tabletop and Interactive Surface community
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   Topics covered in the workshop and planned activities
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   Nature of the workshop - specify details as appropriate

Please add one additional page (for a total of 5 pages maximum) with the
following information:

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   Room requirements: Tables, Chairs, Projector configuration, whiteboards,
   etc.
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   Requested length (4h, 8h)
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   Open or closed workshop

Please send the workshop proposal to [log in to unmask] until the
deadline on May 12, 2014.

Joint Tutorial/Studio+Workshop Proposals

This year, we are again encouraging submissions on joint tutorial/studio +
workshop proposals, that is, a tutorial or studio followed by a workshop on
the same topic. The idea is to have an established active researcher start
discussion on the state of the art on a relevant topic, followed by
position paper presentations and discussion. Possible formats would be 2 +
2 hours (half day) or 4 + 4 hours (full day). If you are interested into
this format please contact chairs for details ([log in to unmask]).

Tutorials, Workshops and Studios Co-Chairs

Kentaro Fukuchi, Meiji University

Nicolai Marquardt, University College London

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Aaron Genest, Ph.D.
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@aarongenest

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