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Nemanja Memarovic <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:12:39 +0200
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CfP for PD-Apps: 2nd Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Applications for Pervasive Public Display Networks 

*** September 8, Osaka, Japan ***
*** In conjunction with UbiComp 2015 ***
*** Submission deadline: June 20 2015 ***

======== SUMMARY AND THEME ================

Public displays are becoming a ubiquitous resource in the urban environment: we can find them at airports showing flight schedules, in bars and cafes displaying events and menus, or on the streets showing advertising. Although most of these displays are singular installations it is not hard to imagine that these displays will become networked in the near future thus constituting a novel and powerful communication medium – pervasive display networks. Unlike today where we can see simple images and slide shows, future pervasive display networks will be open and capable of running multiple diverse applications.

Creating applications for pervasive display networks brings a new set of challenges and opportunities: what kind of platforms and environments do we need? What type of content is suitable for display? How do we personalize the content to the audience? In contrast to today’s mobile phones and laptops that are built for a single user, content on public displays may be seen by groups of users. How can we indicate that displays and applications offer interactivity? How to indicate what type of interaction is offered, e.g., gesture, touch, or mobile phone? What are novel applications for public displays that go beyond advertising?

The PD-App workshop will serve as a starting point for researchers to discuss these challenges and share ideas on how to tackle them.

======== TOPICS OF INTEREST ==================

In order to stimulate discussion and exchange of ideas on challenges and opportunities associated with creating applications for pervasive displays we propose to invite submissions tackling the following themes:

- Enabling technologies, software architectures, and protocols for pervasive display applications - Scheduling/arranging applications and content for on display viewing
- Mechanisms and techniques for content moderation
- Personalization of networked public display applications
- Interaction concepts and metaphors for pervasive displays
- Novel applications for mobile devices and networked public displays


This workshop aims to provide a venue for the discussion of issues relating to the design, development and deployment of novel pervasive display in order to provide a basis for new directions of thought and highlight collaboration opportunities.

The intended outcomes of this workshop are the following:

- Bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss techniques and challenges in the development of applications for pervasive display networks
- Creating a common understanding and perspective on the unique opportunities and challenges related to development of applications for pervasive display networks
- Developing a multi-disciplinary research agenda that shapes pervasive display applications research over the next five years and incorporates both system and HCI related issues (e.g. platforms, architectures, models, factors, measurements).

The workshop is intended for:

- Researchers from the Ubicomp domain with interest in developing and deploying public display systems and applications - HCI researchers interested in the design of novel interaction concepts and metaphors for public displays
- Software engineers interested in enabling technologies, software architectures, and protocols for public displays
- UX experts interested in designing new UX models for public displays
- Public display designers interested in the design of novel applications for public displays and mobile devices

======== SUBMISSION FORMAT =================

Workshop candidates are requested to submit to the organizers a position paper no longer than 4 pages in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format that describes their research and links to the workshop theme. Participants will be selected on the basis of the relevance of their work and interests and familiarity with the PD-App workshop topics. Position papers will be included in the supplemental proceedings of the conference and stored in the ACM Digital Library.

======== TIMELINE AND DEADLINES =============

Workshop submission deadline: June 20 2015
Feedback to the authors: July 3 2015
Camera-ready version: July 10 2015
Workshop at UbiComp 2015: 8 September 2015

======== ORGANIZERS ======================== 

Ivan Elhart, University of Lugano
Nemanja Memarovic, University of Zurich
Sarah Clinch, Lancaster University
Rui Jose, University of Minho 
Timo Ojala, University of Oulu

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