Sonoma, CA, USA
March 10, 2016


The aim of this workshop is to facilitate discussion on the design of interaction with smart objects. The workshop has interdisciplinary appeal and welcomes researchers, practitioners and experts from the various fields from human-computer interaction as well as related areas like psychology and product design.

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
  • multimodal interaction
  • embodied and tangible interaction
  • context-awareness
  • 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

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We invite submissions in three different formats:

  • Position papers and posters (4 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 (4 pages) describe a system setup that demonstrates novel ways to interact with smart objects.
  • Full papers (8 pages) describe substantial contributions of novel ongoing work.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 peers. 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 on the IUI site. Moreover, they will be made available in the IUI joint CEUR proceedings to ensure that they can be cited. Copyright is retained by the authors thus papers can be submitted for other venues that allow this.

IUI offers a workshop-only option for workshop participants.

All submissions should be prepared according to the HCI Archive Format (LaTeX class file, Word template) and submitted in PDF through the workshop management system.

We do not intend to make a final decisions on the basis of the abstracts alone. We are asking for abstracts earlier than we are asking for papers, (a) because we would like to give early feedback to those who are interested in contributing and (b) because we would like to begin thinking as soon as possible about the various ways in which the ideas expressed among the abstracts might be grouped in the best way.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: Jan 22, 2016
Author Notification: Jan 31, 2016
Camera-ready Version: Feb 18, 2016
Workshop: Mar 10, 2016

About the Workshop

The workshop will take place in conjunction with IUI'16, the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, on March 10, 2016 in Sonoma, CA, USA More...