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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>
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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the gaze for the vision. And in the long run, only the simplest means is
convincing. Thus, it has always taken courage to be simple».

H.Matisse

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