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ITS'14 Final Call for Participation: Demos & Doctoral Symposium

ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2014

Dresden, Germany, November 16-19
Two weeks left to the deadline! Make your submissions now at

Sponsored by the ACM's special interest group on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI), ITS has been established as a premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. This year's conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel right in the heart of beautiful Dresden, Germany from Nov. 16-19, 2014.


The ITS demo session provides a great opportunity for authors to present their prototypes, products and applications to conference attendees. We will provide a large area in which you will be able to showcase your best interactive experiences and commercial products. Our goal is to provide a highly interactive forum for lively discussions and hands-on experiences.

Copyright to ITS demo videos and abstracts is retained by the authors, and the material from them can be used as the basis for future publications as long as there are "significant" revisions from the original. However, submissions that include an extended abstract will be included in the ACM Digital Library so other researchers are able to find, read, and cite them.

Important Dates

·       July 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions

·       August 22, 2014: Notifications

·       Sept 17, 2014: Final camera-ready submission


Every submission should include:

·         A 2-4 page paper in the SIGCHI extended abstract format. You can download Word<> and LaTeX<> templates from the SIGCHI website<>. Submissions should not be anonymized. Accepted submissions will be published on the ACM digital library.

·         A still image of the demonstration in JPG or PNG format showing the envisioned setup in 16:9 aspect ratio with a minimum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

·         A technical supplement following this format (PDF<> or Word template<>).

·         An optional (but highly encouraged) video of up to 3 minutes length and at most 50MB in size.

Demos should be submitted through the Precision Conference system at by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21st, 2014. Your submission will be reviewed with regard to its relevance, potential interest to the ITS participants, novelty and feasibility (in terms of space and technical requirements). If your demo is based on a full or short paper submission to ITS 2014, please indicate the number of the paper on the submission website.

We are looking forward to your exciting demo submissions, and to getting in touch with them at ACM ITS 2014 in Dresden! If you have any questions regarding your submission, don't hesitate to contact the demo chairs at the address given below.

Demo Co-Chairs

Christophe Bortolaso, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Ulrich von Zadow, Interactive Media Lab Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden

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Doctoral Symposium

The ITS Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced Interactive Surface researchers in an informal and interactive setting. Students should submit a paper that describes: the problem that the thesis aims to address; the broad approach and how it builds upon and goes beyond the most central of relevant previous work; the work completed and the plan for the full dissertation work. Completed work may be presented as an overview or highlighting a particularly important part in depth.

Doctoral Symposium papers will be published in the ITS conference companion distributed at the conference. Each submission will be reviewed by both DC chairs to assess its suitability for the DC, as well as additional expert reviewers when necessary. This will be based on whether the work is sufficiently mature to present but still early enough for the student to benefit from the feedback and experience.

Accepted authors will present their work to the DC chairs and expert reviewers and participate in an intensive workshop around ITS research. They will have free registration. The Doctoral Symposium will take place at the conference venue on Sunday, November 16, 2014 (for accepted authors and invited experts only!).

Important Dates

·       July 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions

·       August 22, 2014: Notifications

·       Sept 17, 2014: Final Manuscript submission deadline


Every submission should include both an extended abstract (no more than six pages in ACM landscape format) and a draft poster design. You may also submit a video and you are encouraged to do so if this clarifies the work, as is often the case in ITS interfaces. The extended abstract should be in the SIGCHI extended abstract format. You can download Word and LaTeX templates from the SIGCHI website<>.

Submissions should be converted to PDF and uploaded to the Precision Conference system at by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21st. The PCS system will be available in May for uploading submissions.

Submissions must include a draft poster design, also in PDF format. This does not need to be a complete final version, but should give a sense of what is to be presented and allow for constructive feedback on the design and content. The doctoral symposium posters are intended for display along with the other posters at the conference, and so should follow the same guidelines as described here: Posters will be shown during the main ITS poster session, and will not be used during the doctoral symposium itself.

Submissions (both abstract and poster) should not be anonymized for review.

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

Mark Hancock, University of Waterloo

Jürgen Steimle, Max Planck Institute for Informatics

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Panel of Experts

Our panel of experts will include senior tabletop researchers, some with significant experience supervising PhD students in an academic environment, and others with significant industry research experience. The panel will be able to provide advice both about completing a doctorate degree, and about the job search which follows.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Dachselt
Technische Universität Dresden
Interactive Media Lab Dresden

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