Welcome to the 7th Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects

The proceedings from 2019 are available at TUbiblio. Thanks to every participant!

Call for Participation

Submission deadline: April 5th 2019 April 15th 2019 (extended!)

There is an ongoing trend on embedding computing and communication capabilities into everyday objects, turning them into smart objects. Examples range from smart (tangible) objects over smart cars to even large-scale urban infrastructures. Other recent examples deal with the fabrication of smart objects, smart sensory augmentation, and smart spaces. This workshop will focus on how the intelligence situated in these smart objects can be harvested to provide more efficient and enjoyable interaction possibilities for the users. The underlying research fields pose unique challenges and opportunities for designing the interaction with such devices.

The SmartObjects Workshop will focus on how the intelligence situated in these smart objects can be harvested to provide more efficient and enjoyable interaction possibilities. 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:

The SmartObjects workshop is held in conjunction with the
11th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS '19).
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Florian Mueller

Florian Müller TU Darmstadt

Florian is a researcher at the Telecooperation Lab (TU Darmstadt). His research focuses on exploring and studying novel ways of interaction with Head Mounted Displays and body-based interfaces in smart spaces.
Dirk Schnelle-Walka

Dirk Schnelle-Walka modality.ai

Dirk is a System Architect at modality.ai. His main research interest is on voice-centric multimodal interaction in smart spaces and automotive.
Karola Marky

Karola Marky TU Darmstadt

Karola is a doctoral human-computer interaction researcher at TU Darmstadt. Her fields of expertise are Usable Security and Usable Privacy.
Sebastian Guenther

Sebastian Günther TU Darmstadt

Sebastian is a doctoral researcher at the Telecooperation Lab (TU Darmstadt). His research interests are multimodal guidance and human-computer interaction, utilizing haptic systems.
Tobias Grosse-Puppedahl

Tobias Grosse-Puppedahl Porsche AG

Tobias is an innovation manager at Porsche AG. In his research, he investigates and develops new methods of sensing human interactions with devices and environments.
Kris Luyten

Kris Luyten Hasselt University

Kris is a professor at the Expertise Centre for Digital Media - Flanders Make, Hasselt University. His research focuses on engineering interactive systems, intelligible interfaces and human-computer interaction in general.
Oliver Brdiczka

Oliver Brdiczka Adobe Inc.

Oliver is AI architect at Adobe. Before that, he was co-founder and VP of AI Research at Stella.ai and area manager of Contextual Intelligence at PARC focusing on constructing models for human activity from various sensor inputs using machine learning.
Alexandra Voit

Alexandra Voit University of Stuttgart

Alexandra is a PhD student at the human computer interaction group at the University of Stuttgart. Her current research focuses attention management in the era of the Internet of Things and the smart home, especially using ambient notifications and persuasive technologies.
Max Mühlhäuser

Max Mühlhäuser TU Darmstadt

Max is full professor and heads the Telecooperation Lab at TU Darmstadt. He has over 300 publications on ubicomp, human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, e-learning and multimedia topics.
Markus Funk

Markus Funk TU Darmstadt

Markus is a post-doctoral human-computer interaction researcher at the TU Darmstadt. He is interested in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Human-Drone Interaction.

Program Committee



09:30 - 10:10 Welcome and Keynote
Chair Florian Müller
09:30 Chairs' Welcome
09:40 Katrin Wolf
Keynote: From Smart Objects towards Autonomous Objects
10:10 - 10:30 Session: Smart Devices
Chair Florian Müller
10:10 Karola Marky, Andreas Weiß, Julien Gedeon, Sebastian Günther
Mastering Music Instruments through Technology in Solo Learning Sessions
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Session: Smart Spaces
Chair Karola Marky
11:00 Thomas Kosch, Albrecht Schmidt
Enabling Tangible Interaction through Detection and Augmentation of Everyday Objects
11:20 Julian von Wilmsdorff, Biying Fu, Florian Kirchbuchner
Improving Presence Detection For Smart Spaces
11:40 Rolf Egert, Tim Grube, Max Mühlhäuser
MODS: Modularly Operated Digital Signage
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion and Closing
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

The proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects are available at TUbiblio.

The proceedings from SmartObjects 2018 are available at CEUR-WS.org (Vol 2082).

Contact us!

We are happy to have you with us. Feel free to contact Facebook Smart Objects Group Florian or join our Facebook Smart Objects Group Facebook Smart Objects Workshop group.

“Art and science create a tension therefore an opportunity. The engine behind old design is a vision, but vision is not technology. Technology is just a mean.”
-Hiroshi Ishii