IUI 2013 Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects

Call for Papers

SmartObjects 2013
IUI 2013 Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects

in conjunction with IUI 2013, Santa Monica, CA

March 19 2013


There is an ongoing trend to put computing capabilities into everyday
objects and places. Well-known examples range from smart tools (such as
smart knifes and cuttings boards) over smart rooms and buildings (such
as smart kitchens) up to even city-wide infrastructures.

While other venues have focused on the technical challenges of
implementing smart objects, less research has been done on how the
intelligence situated in these smart objects can be applied to
initiaite, support and improve interaction with users. This field of
study poses unique challenges and opportunities for designing smart

The aim of this workshop is to facilitate discussion on the design of
interaction with smart objects. The workshop welcomes researchers,
practitioners and experts from the various fields from human-computer
interaction. We seek high quality contributions that explore the
combination of intelligent interaction with the specific characteristics
of smart objects. Topics include but are not limited to:
– novel interaction concepts for smart objects
– self-explanatory smart objects
– multimodal interaction
– context-awareness
– embodied and tangible interaction
– intelligibility of smart objects
– user studies and evaluation techniques
– technology and models required for enabling the interaction with
smart objects
– situation models and reasoning

We invite submissions in three different formats:

– Position papers (2 pages) describe a motivated opinion or viewpoint
on interaction with smart objects, identifies an open issue or important
problem, or presents work in progress.
– Demo papers (2 pages) describe a system setup that demonstrates novel
ways to interact with smart objects.
– Full papers (4-6 pages) describe substantial contributions of novel
ongoing work.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Besides based on general
contributions, submissions will also be selected on their potential to
initiate discussion. Accepted submissions will be made available as
online proceedings. Copyright is retained by the authors thus papers can
be submitted for other venues that allow this.

All submissions should be prepared according to the standard SIGCHI
publications format and submitted in PDF through the workshop management
system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iso13.

We will invite authors of accepted papers to submit extended versions
to a Journal special issue. Details will follow.

Dirk Schnelle-Walka, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jochen Huber, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Roman Lissermann, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Oliver Brdiczka, PARC, USA
Kris Luyten, iMinds – Expertise Centre for Digital Media – Hasselt
University, Belgium
Max Mühlhäuser, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Abstract Submission: Jan 9, 2013
Submission: Jan 21, 2013
Notification: Feb 11, 2013
Camera-ready version: Feb 18, 2013
Workshop Date: Mar 19, 2013

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