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       held as the 14th Annual Mardi Gras Conference

        15-17 February 2007, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


      Robert Jacob     (Tufts University, USA),
      Eva Hornecker    (HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury, NZ)
      Caroline Hummels (ID-Studiolab, TU Delft, NL)

      Brygg Ullmer     (Louisiana State University, USA)
      Albrecht Schmidt (Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany)

   Full submissions will be due October 20, 2006.
   The conference will take place 15-17 February 2007 in Baton Rouge,
   Louisiana, followed with a half-day trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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

TEI'07 is the first 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 soon. The conference
will be held this year as the 14th Annual Mardi Gras conference at
Louisiana State University, to be followed with an optional day trip to
Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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. In 2004-05, more than 200
papers on tangible interaction were published across more than 30
academic venues. The research 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 attempts to bring 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. We invite
submissions in these different areas integrated within a single-track
conference. Interdisciplinary submissions are particularly welcome.

=================== TOPICS FOR SUBMISSIONS ===================

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

=================== SUBMISSIONS ===================

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 format.

Papers can vary in length, using the CHI 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 contribution.

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

=================== PROGRAM COMMITTEE ===================
    (current membership; some invitations outstanding)

Kristina Anderson        Hans Gellerson            Dan R. Olsen, Jr.
Niklas Andersson         Steve Gill                Narcis Peres
Jussi Ängeslevä          Elizabeth Goodman         Trevor Pering
Hernando Barragán        Mark Gross                Martin Pichlmair
Mark Billinghurst        Beverly Harrison          Ivan Poupyrev
Bert Bongers             Ken Hinckley              Yvonne Rogers
Margot Brereton          Jim Hollan                Orit Shaer
F.W. Bruns               Lars Erik Holmquist       Ehud Sharlin
Jacob Buur               Tom Igoe                  Tomas Sokoler
Luigina Ciolfi           Giulio Jacucci            Marcelle Stienstra
Carolina Cruz-Neira      Pamela Jennings           Yngve Sundblad
Regine Debatty           Yoshifumi Kitamura        Alex Taylor
Tom Djajadiningrat       Boriana Koleva            Aadjan van der Helm
Paul Dourish             Ilpo Koskinen             Kristof van Laerhoven
Frank Feltham            Peter Gall Krogh          Ina Wagner
Alois Ferscha            Astrid Twenebowa Larssen  Ron Wakkary
Thomas Fischer           Kun-Pyo Lee               Makoto Watanabe
George Fitzmaurice       Heather Martin            Stephan Wensveen
Geraldine Fitzpatrick    William Newman            Reto Wettach
Clifton Forlines         Neema Moraveji
Bill Gaver               Claire O'Malley

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