ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces Conference


Tenured Track Assistant Professor Sowmya Somanath is chairing a workshop track at an upcoming ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS’19) conference: https://iss.acm.org/2018/authors/workshops/

 

 
DateFriday, June 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

 

Website: https://iss.acm.org/2018/authors/workshops/

Important Dates

  • June 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for proposal submissions
  • June 22, 2018: Notifications
  • September 21, 2018: Final camera-ready submissions for workshop proposals
  • November 25, 2018: Workshop Day

Workshops

We invite researchers and practitioners working in the field of interactive surfaces and spaces to submit workshop proposals for ISS 2018. ISS Workshops provide a unique opportunity to discuss ideas, challenges and new work around more specific topics in the area interactive spaces and surfaces.

We welcome proposals from a large variety of topics and domains. Examples topics include but are not limited to:

  • Architectural concepts and emerging trends
  • Museum and art installation trends
  • Interaction paradigms around large surfaces (tangibles, pens+touch, etc.)
  • New and emerging body and space sensing technologies
  • Overview of social protocols, presence, territoriality, and proxemics
  • Evaluation methods for surface applications
  • Multi-touch interaction with mobile devices
  • Feel, taste, smell and splash user interfaces on surfaces
  • ... and other exciting topics!

All workshops will take place on November 25, 2018 and will run for either half a day or the full day.

Workshop organizers will receive one complimentary conference registration and one or two complimentary workshop registrations (one for half-day, two for full-day workshops).

Workshops can be open (free to anyone who registered for it) or closed (attendees need to submit position papers). Please indicate the length and type of workshop in your proposal (see below). Accepted workshop proposals will be part of the ISS conference proceedings and available in the ACM Digital Library.

Submitting a Workshop Proposal

We request a short proposal (up to 4 pages, excluding references) in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format as well as an additional information sheet about the particular workshop requirements (1 page).

Please include the following information in your 4-page workshop proposal:

  • Workshop title
  • Full contact information of all workshop organizers and the main contact person
  • Topic, nature and goals of the workshop
  • Relevance of the workshop to the ISS community
  • Topics and planned activities covered in the workshop and planned activities
  • Program Committee members for the workshop (if applicable)

Please include a single information page (in addition to the 4-page proposal) with the following information:

  • A call-for-papers to your workshop (200 words max.)
  • Link to the workshop website
  • Proposed workshop length (half-day or full-day)
  • Workshop type (open or closed)
  • Room requirements: tables, chairs, projector configuration, whiteboards, etc.
  • Maximum number of people

Please submit the workshop proposal using the ISS Precision Conference system by the deadline on June 1, 2018.

Responsibilities of Workshop Organizers

Workshop organizers are expected to organize and facilitate all proposed workshop activities. We suggest the page limit for workshop papers to be 4-6 pages excluding references using the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts publication format, but it is up to the organizers to make this decision. It is an option for all workshops to have accepted workshop papers included in the companion ISS conference proceedings (in non-archival form), which will be available in the ACM Digital Library. It is the responsibility of the workshops organizers to inform the workshop chairs, if the accepted workshop paper submissions should be excluded from the ACM Digital Library.

Workshop organizers will be asked to:

  • Organize and manage the review of submitted workshop papers (e.g. through a reviewing system such as EasyChair)
  • Set a workshop position paper submission deadline (the recommended deadline is September 1, 2018) and an author notification date (September 7, latest). We will provide workshop organizers a special code for early bird registration that they can provide in the accepted notification to authors.
  • Provide the meta-data of all the accepted papers to the workshop chairs by September 14 (latest).
  • Submit the final camera ready workshop papers by September 28 the deadline set by ACM.

 

Workshops Co-Chairs

Sowmya Somanath, OCAD University, Canada
Junko Ichino, Tokyo City University, Japan

✉ workshops2018@iss.acm.org

 

 

DateFriday, June 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Website
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Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
On Saurday March 23, guided tours will visit all 8 of OCADU's galleries. 
Visit the OCAD University art district for the second annual Gallery Crawl! Featuring special programming at our eight galleries.
Thesis Exhibition for Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design Masters Candidate Vanessa Lee Jackson
Please join the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies for two Sabbatical Talks: “Extending the Meaning of “Genetic” in Medicine in Canada and Mexico to include ‘Related to Chromosomes and Genes’” by Dr. Bill Leeming and "Cinematic Life in the Anthropocene" by Dr. Selmin Kara. Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in 205 Richmond St. W., Room 320.
OCAD University’s Faculty of Art, in collaboration with Another Story Bookshop, is pleased to present returning 2018 Global Experience Project artist-in-residence Maria Thereza Alves for the launch of her new book. With special guest Lisa Meyers.
Part of a two-year research project out of OCAD University that is looking at how we as citizens can make change happen to build community and turn forgotten places into vibrant spaces in Toronto. How can design and art support community-based place-making?
The Scarborough forum is set for March 26th from 6:00–8:00 pm. It will be held at the East Scarborough Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Ave E. Join in the conversation—share your story of how you made your community stronger.
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Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

 

Website: https://iss.acm.org/2018/authors/workshops/

Important Dates

  • June 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for proposal submissions
  • June 22, 2018: Notifications
  • September 21, 2018: Final camera-ready submissions for workshop proposals
  • November 25, 2018: Workshop Day

Workshops

We invite researchers and practitioners working in the field of interactive surfaces and spaces to submit workshop proposals for ISS 2018. ISS Workshops provide a unique opportunity to discuss ideas, challenges and new work around more specific topics in the area interactive spaces and surfaces.

We welcome proposals from a large variety of topics and domains. Examples topics include but are not limited to:

  • Architectural concepts and emerging trends
  • Museum and art installation trends
  • Interaction paradigms around large surfaces (tangibles, pens+touch, etc.)
  • New and emerging body and space sensing technologies
  • Overview of social protocols, presence, territoriality, and proxemics
  • Evaluation methods for surface applications
  • Multi-touch interaction with mobile devices
  • Feel, taste, smell and splash user interfaces on surfaces
  • ... and other exciting topics!

All workshops will take place on November 25, 2018 and will run for either half a day or the full day.

Workshop organizers will receive one complimentary conference registration and one or two complimentary workshop registrations (one for half-day, two for full-day workshops).

Workshops can be open (free to anyone who registered for it) or closed (attendees need to submit position papers). Please indicate the length and type of workshop in your proposal (see below). Accepted workshop proposals will be part of the ISS conference proceedings and available in the ACM Digital Library.

Submitting a Workshop Proposal

We request a short proposal (up to 4 pages, excluding references) in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format as well as an additional information sheet about the particular workshop requirements (1 page).

Please include the following information in your 4-page workshop proposal:

  • Workshop title
  • Full contact information of all workshop organizers and the main contact person
  • Topic, nature and goals of the workshop
  • Relevance of the workshop to the ISS community
  • Topics and planned activities covered in the workshop and planned activities
  • Program Committee members for the workshop (if applicable)

Please include a single information page (in addition to the 4-page proposal) with the following information:

  • A call-for-papers to your workshop (200 words max.)
  • Link to the workshop website
  • Proposed workshop length (half-day or full-day)
  • Workshop type (open or closed)
  • Room requirements: tables, chairs, projector configuration, whiteboards, etc.
  • Maximum number of people

Please submit the workshop proposal using the ISS Precision Conference system by the deadline on June 1, 2018.

Responsibilities of Workshop Organizers

Workshop organizers are expected to organize and facilitate all proposed workshop activities. We suggest the page limit for workshop papers to be 4-6 pages excluding references using the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts publication format, but it is up to the organizers to make this decision. It is an option for all workshops to have accepted workshop papers included in the companion ISS conference proceedings (in non-archival form), which will be available in the ACM Digital Library. It is the responsibility of the workshops organizers to inform the workshop chairs, if the accepted workshop paper submissions should be excluded from the ACM Digital Library.

Workshop organizers will be asked to:

  • Organize and manage the review of submitted workshop papers (e.g. through a reviewing system such as EasyChair)
  • Set a workshop position paper submission deadline (the recommended deadline is September 1, 2018) and an author notification date (September 7, latest). We will provide workshop organizers a special code for early bird registration that they can provide in the accepted notification to authors.
  • Provide the meta-data of all the accepted papers to the workshop chairs by September 14 (latest).
  • Submit the final camera ready workshop papers by September 28 the deadline set by ACM.

 

Workshops Co-Chairs

Sowmya Somanath, OCAD University, Canada
Junko Ichino, Tokyo City University, Japan

✉ workshops2018@iss.acm.org

 

 

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