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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - IEEE Virtual Reality 2007 Workshop

MRUI'07 - 2nd International Workshop on Mixed Reality User Interfaces: 
Specification, Authoring, Adaptation




Current trends in high-performance, mobile computing devices suggest that
Mixed Reality applications will not only be available for experts in
predefined settings but also for everyday users in an often changing
context. Mixed Reality applications could be run in different hardware
setups, at different context conditions, and they will have to accommodate
configuration and adaptation both at compile and run-time. Such new
scenarios will require novel methods for specification, novel tools for
application authoring, and novel ways to include adaptation into
non-functional requirements of MR applications, among other key elements in
this future software line. We believe, these issues are important features
in the future of MR, and solutions to them will be essential to overcome the
complexity of development in a world with several options for devices and
levels of computational power, as well as with heterogeneous users
possessing various levels of experiences, skills and personal preferences.

After our productive workshop on the "Specification of Mixed Reality User
Interfaces: Approaches, Languages, Standardization" at IEEE VR 2006, we
would like to invite researchers and practitioners alike to participate in
this thematically related workshop and discuss suitable conceptual models,
development approaches, and tools for context-aware MR applications of the
Some questions we would like to discuss and which may be addressed in
submissions include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Which methods can be used to specify, model, and build MRUIs, which adapt
themselves to various contexts? 
- How do varying contexts influence spatial interaction, i.e. interacting in
different spatial contexts? 
- How do we envision the production cycle of MR applications? Which novel
tools or authoring systems are required to facilitate the work of MR
- What type of compile time configuration issues and runtime changes should
we take into consideration in the development of adaptive MRUIs? 
- How can a MRUI be adapted to better support certain tasks in certain
situations (e.g. switch from a 3D to a 2D interface; use audio input instead
of gestures etc.) 
- How can the rendering of MRUIs be adjusted to environmental influences
(such as a closed Cave, a lab with good lighting conditions, an open space
urban situation etc.) 
- How can 3D interfaces be better integrated into our surroundings? How do
they help us in supporting the idea of pervasive computing? How do they
relate to other smart and intelligent items? 
- Which concepts and tools exist for quickly building and testing adaptive
- What is the design space of novel MR applications? Which requirements
should novel languages in MR development fulfill? Do we require standards
for MR development?



Submission deadline  : January 14th, 2007 (extended deadline)
Notice of acceptance : January 19th, 2007
Camera-ready papers  : January 26th, 2007



Participants are invited to submit a research paper, experience report or
position statement, which will be reviewed by the international program

- Research papers should describe original and high quality research work
within the scope of this workshop. Papers are expected to be 4-8 pages long.

- Experience reports shall describe experiences and lessons learned with
modeling, implementing and maintaining MR applications. Submissions are
expected to be papers of 2 pages.

- Position statements can describe research questions, practical problems,
claims, novel ideas etc. and should be presented on a maximum of 2 pages.

Submissions should follow the IEEE Computer Society format described at
http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/camera.html. Please include all author
information in your submission. All papers must be submitted electronically
using an online conference system (see www.mrui2007.org for details).



The workshop will be held as part of the IEEE Virtual Reality 2007
Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The workshop will consist of a
full day highly interactive format that will encourage group dialogue.

Accepted submissions will be presented in several sessions as a starting
point for the plenary discussion. Group work on exchanging ideas and
identifying future research directions will take place in the afternoon.

The workshop papers will be published as printed proceedings with an ISBN.
Additionally, all workshop contributions (including supplementary material)
will be available on the conference DVD and on the workshop homepage.



Raimund Dachselt, TU Dresden, Germany 
Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes Bogota, Columbia 
Irma Lindt, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany 
Wolfgang Broll, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany


Wolfgang Broll, Fraunhofer FIT
Raimund Dachselt, Dresden University of Technology
Steven Feiner, Columbia University
Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota
Christian Geiger, Duesseldorf University of Applied Sciences
Michael Haller, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences 
Ernst Kruijff, Graz University of Technology
Irma Lindt, Fraunhofer FIT
Dirk Reiners, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz University of Technology
Ehud Sharlin, University of Calgary



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