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Petra Isenberg <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Participation:
Papers & notes, demos, posters, and doctoral symposium
*ACM Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces, ITS 2012*
"Surfaces Every Day"

November 11-14, 2012
Cambridge, MA, USA
Twitter: @its_2012

Only two weeks until the paper+notes deadline: June 25th
(see call for papers and notes a little further below for details)

The field of Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces is rapidly evolving. 
Hardware prices are falling, core sensing technology is improving, 
software toolkits are maturing, and interaction paradigms are slowly 
beginning to solidify. As a result, interactive tabletops and surfaces 
are increasingly making their way beyond laboratories and appearing in a 
wide variety of private and public spaces including museums, offices, 
schools, airports, hotels, medical centers, and homes. Such surfaces 
employ a variety of technologies (capacitive sensing, computer vision, 
motion sensors, etc.) and appear in varied form-factors (large walls and 
tabletops, tablets and slates, flexible materials, on-demand projection, 
etc.). The ACM conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces brings 
together researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and 
interest areas. The intimate size of this single-track symposium 
provides an ideal venue for leading researchers, practitioners, and 
students to exchange research results and experiences. We encourage 
submissions on (but not limited to) the following topic areas as they 
relate to interactive tabletops and surfaces:

     Systems for, experiences with, and/or evaluations of surfaces in 
specific application areas (education, science, business, entertainment, 
health, accessibility, homes, etc.)
     Gesture-based interfaces
     Multi-modal interfaces
     Tangible interfaces
     Novel interaction techniques
     Data handling/exchange
     Information visualization/data presentation
     Software engineering methods
     Computer supported collaborative work
     Co-located, distributed, or mixed-presence collaboration
     Middleware and network support
     Virtual reality and augmented reality
     Social protocols
     Hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel 
     Human-centered design and methodologies
     Interaction in context
     Evaluations and user studies


We invite paper submissions of two kinds: Papers (10 pages) and Notes (4 
pages). Papers must present original, innovative, and forward-looking 
research, possibly in one or more of the themes given above. Notes must 
also report novel and complete research, but with a more focused and 
succinct contribution than papers. Submissions must be submitted as a 
single PDF file in the ACM format through the submission system. When 
appropriate, authors are also encouraged to submit a supplementary video 
file (not to exceed 3 minutes in length and 30 MB in size).

*Important Dates*

     June 25, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for initial submissions
     August 1: First-round notifications (Revise or Reject)
     August 24, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for revised submissions
     September 12: Final notifications (Accept or Reject)
     September 22: Deadline for camera-ready submissions

New Review Process

We are excited to introduce a new review process for ITS 2012. For 
details please see the cfp on our website:


ITS 2012 offers a mentorship program to help those with less experience 
in academic publication. This mentoring program is intended primarily 
for authors from non-academic backgrounds, including industry. Mentors 
will be the chairs or volunteers who are familiar with successful 
submissions at ITS and relevant conferences (such as CHI, UIST, and 
CSCW). They will help you prepare your submissions to the ITS audience 
through one-on-one advising. However, please note that we cannot 
guarantee that your submission will be accepted at ITS in any case.

The deadline to submit a mentoring request is 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight 
Time on June 12, 2012.
Please see the website for further details:


You can also submit entries to the following submission categories:
* Demos
* Tutorials
* Doctoral Symposium
* Posters

See the participation page for further details:

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