CHI 2013 Workshop on Interactive City Lighting

Call for participation
Interactive City Lighting
Workshop at the ACM CHI 2013 conference
April 27, 2013: Paris, France

Deadline for submissions is January 11, 2012.
URL: http://interactivecitylighting.id.tue.nl

LED based lighting systems have enabled radically new possibilities in
the field of artificial lighting. This is due to in part to the LED
being digitally controllable which means this efficient light source can
also be integrated with sensors and smart environments. This has opened
up a new world of lighting and lighting interaction opportunities that
has been applied in new concepts in many of the lighting domains from
homes to hospitality to hospitals. The outdoor lighting domain however
has focused mostly on the LED’s efficiency and low cost of ownership to
save energy and money for local governments. The use of the LED as a
potential means for providing interactive city lighting for social good
or entertainment is as yet a fairly unexplored area. This is therefore
the focus of this workshop and to bring together a community of
researchers, designers and technologists to explore the potential of
interactive city lighting and how it could support or enhance the lives
of those living in a city. Above all during the workshop we would like
to: identify key opportunities for new forms of interactive lighting
systems in urban context, explore interaction paradigms that can be
(re-) used for interactive urban lighting, and examine adequate ways of
prototyping and evaluating interactive lighting systems.

The main goals of the workshop are:
– Identify key opportunities for new forms of interactive
lighting systems in urban contexts.
– Explore interaction paradigms that can be (re-) used for
interactive urban lighting.
– Examine adequate ways of prototyping and evaluating interactive
lighting systems.

Topics of Interest
Topics include:
– Interaction design for urban lighting systems including street,
city parks, playgrounds and squares illumination, city beautification
with interactive façades illumination and so on
– Adaptation of existing UI paradigms to lighting systems
– User studies of interactions that are or can be applied to
interactive lighting systems
– Intelligent street lighting
– Prototyping for urban lighting systems
– Evaluation methodologies for urban lighting systems
We invite researchers and designers interested in exploring user
interaction for new forms of lighting systems.

Workshop structure
The first part of the workshop (the morning) will be dedicated to the
introduction of emerging forms of urban lighting interaction (keynote by
Emile Aarts) and the presentations of the individual attendees. Time
will also be given to prepare a list of topics for the afternoon
session. In the afternoon session we will split into groups, with each
taking one particular aspect of urban lighting (presented or identified
during the morning session). We will then attempt to work out a concept
of interactive lighting system and finally create a simple working
prototype.

Workshop Organizers
Dzmitry Aliakseyeu, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Bernt Meerbeek, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Jon Mason, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Alexander Wiethoff, University of Munich, (Germany)
Elke den Ouden, Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven
University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Harm van Essen, Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven
University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Andrés Lucero, Nokia Research Center (Finland)
Submission instructions
To participate in this workshop, please submit a 2-4 page position
paper describing your experience, findings, designs or interests
relevant to the themes of the workshop. Please prepare your submission
according to the CHI 2013 Extended Abstract format
(http://chi2013.acm.org/authors/format/#extendedformat).

Deadline for submissions is January 11, 2013.
Notification of acceptance by February 7, 2013.
Papers or any workshop related questions can be submitted by email to
lightingworkshop@gmail.com

More information about the workshop can be found at:
http://interactivecitylighting.id.tue.nl
CHI 2013 conference website: http://chi2013.acm.org/

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