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Welcome to the 7th Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects
Call for Participation
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 used 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 smart objects.
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
- fabrication of smart objects
- smart sensory augmentation and smart spaces
- smart cars
- multimodal interaction
- embodied and tangible interaction
- accessibility through smart objects
- intelligibility of smart objects
- user studies and evaluation techniques
- technology and models required for enabling the interaction with smart objects
- situation models and reasoning
- privacy and trust aspects of smart objects
We invite submissions as position papers (up to 8 pages, incl. references) that describe a motivated opinion or viewpoint on interaction with smart objects, identify an open issue or important problem, or presents work in progress.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two peers. Besides based on general contributions, submissions will also be selected on their potential to initiate discussion. All submissions should be prepared according to the CHI Extended Abstracts Format and submitted in PDF through the workshop management system (soon). Accepted submissions will be made available for workshop participants only. In addition, we invite every accepted submission to appear in our proceedings published through CEUR-WS.org. Copyright is retained by the authors. Thus, papers can be submitted for other venues that allow this. Please note that at least one author must register for the workshop and one day of the conference.
All submissions should be prepared according to the CHI Extended Abstracts Format (LaTeX class file, Word template) and submitted in PDF through the workshop management system (soon).
- Paper Submission: tbd
- Author Notification: 1st March 2019
- Camera-ready version: tbd
- Workshop: tbd
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 is a Team Lead for Speech at the Connected Car Division of Harman International. His main research interest is on multimodal interaction in smart spaces and automotive.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
- Bo Begole (Apple, USA)
- Marco Blumendorf (smartB, Germany)
- Jungyuan Cheng (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
- Aba-Sah Dadzie (Open University, UK)
- Alexander Kröner (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, Germany)
- Germán Montoro (UAM, Spain)
- Patrick Reignier (Inria, France)
- Boris de Ruyter (Philips, Netherlands)
- Geert Vanderhulst (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories, Belgium)
- Raphael Wimmer (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
- Massimo Zancanaro (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
The program will be available after the authors notifications.
The proceedings from last year are available at CEUR-WS.org (Vol 2082).
We are happy to have you with us. Feel free to contact Florian or join our Facebook Smart Objects Workshop group.