Due to an increasing amount of deadline extension requests:

******************* DEADLINE EXTENDED! *****************
******************** Call for Papers *******************

           18-21 February 2008, b-it, Bonn, Germany


    Elise van den Hoven  Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
    Ali Mazalek          Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Albrecht Schmidt     University of Bonn, Germany
    Hans Gellersen       Lancaster University, UK

    Intent to submit: October 5, 2007
      (Title, abstract, keywords)
    Full paper submission: October 12, 2007
      (Full 2, 4, or 8 page papers)
    Papers can be submitted online: 

    TEI08 will take place 18-21 February 2008 in Bonn, Germany

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

After the big success of TEI'07 we are now organizing TEI'08, the second
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).

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 and it 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

The conference brings 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. All submission types will be
included in the proceedings as papers and will be integrated within the
single-track conference. Interdisciplinary submissions are particularly

=================== TOPICS FOR SUBMISSION ==============

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

=================== SUBMISSION DETAILS =================

Papers must present original material and will be reviewed rigorously by
at least 3 reviewers in a double-blind process. So please anonymize your
submission. 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 ACM SIGCHI 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 before the
early registration deadline for the conference in order for the final
paper version to be published in the conference proceedings.

The online submission website can be found from here:

=================== STEERING COMMITTEE =================

Eva Hornecker     Open University, UK
Caroline Hummels  Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Robert Jacob      Tufts University, USA        
Brygg Ullmer      Louisiana State University, USA

=================== PROGRAM COMMITTEE ==================

Omar Abou Khaled, U. of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
Kristina Andersen, STEIM
Alissa Antle, Simon Fraser University
Steffi Beckhaus, University of Hamburg
Bert Bongers, UTS
Leah Buechley, University of Colorado
Ellen Do, Georgia Tech
Michael Evans, Virginia Tech
Frank Feltham, RMIT University
Alois Ferscha, University of Linz
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, University of Sussex
Morten Fjeld, Chalmers University of Technology
Mark Gross, Carnegie Mellon University
Tom Gross, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Jonna Hakkila, Nokia
Beverly Harrison, Intel Research
Ken Hinckley, Microsoft Research
Paul Holleis, Nokia Research Center
Eva Hornecker, The Open University
Giulio Jacucci, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Pamela Jennings, Carnegie Mellon University
Sergi Jorda, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Boriana Koleva, U. Nottingham
Peter Krogh, Aarhus University
Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg
Astrid Larssen, University of Technology Sydney
Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania
Carsten Magerkurth, SAP
Paul Marshall, The Open University
Rene Mayrhofer, U. Lancaster
Floyd Mueller, The University of Melbourne
Claire O'Malley, University of Nottingham
Trevor Pering, Intel Research
Marianne Petersen, University of Aarhus
Ivan Poupyrev, Sony CSL
Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire
Michael Rohs, Telekom Labs
Enrico Rukzio, U. Lancaster
Chris Schmandt, MIT Media Lab
Orit Shaer, Tufts University
Ehud Sharlin, University of Calgary
Beat Signer, ETH Zurich
Andrew Smith, Meraka Institute, South Africa
Tomas Sokoler, Malmoe University
Marcelle Stienstra, University of Southern Denmark
Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia
Kristof van Laerhoven, U. Darmstadt
Jean Vanderdonckt, Universite catholique de Louvain
Nicolas Villar, U. Lancaster
Ron Wakkary, Simon Fraser University
Xiangyu Wang, University of Sydney
Stephan Wensveen, TU Eindhoven
Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research
Peta Wyeth, University of Nottingham

=================== DATES AND DEADLINES ================

Intent to submit deadline     October 5, 2007
Paper submission deadline     October 12, 2007
Author notification deadline  November 23, 2007
Camera-ready copy deadline    December 14, 2007
Early registration deadline   December 21, 2007
Conference dates              February 18-21, 2008, b-it, Bonn, Germany

For more information take a look at: http://tei-conf.org.

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