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Workshop on Mobile Spatial Interaction - Call for Papers

From: Simon, Rainer <rainer.simon@ftw.at>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:13:01 +0100
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Call for Workshop Position Papers
        A workshop in conjunction with CHI 2007 "Reach Beyond"
        28 April 2007
        San Jose, California, USA

Workshop website: http://msi.ftw.at 
CHI 2007 website: http://www.chi2007.org 
The use of geo-referenced information on the web has recently 
received increasing interest in the research community and 
the public. People use interactive maps to share their 
favorite places with others, and they use geo-browsing 
services for planning their vacation. Spatial information is 
even more useful in mobile situations, because it is directly 
related to the user's surroundings. This idea of "Mobile 
spatial interaction" (MSI) is becoming increasingly relevant, 
feasible and desired. Location and orientation sensing 
hardware is being integrated into a growing number of 
handsets and can be expected to be even more widespread in 
the near future. At the same time, geographic information 
systems and 3D models are becoming more sophisticated.
The workshop "Mobile Spatial Interaction" will aim to help 
researchers realize the vision of seamless and intuitive 
Mobile Spatial Interaction. The goal is to reach beyond the 
conventional model of location by creating a sense of space 
and orientation.

Original research results and concepts on the following 
topics are encouraged:
   - Methods and ideas for the identification of application scenarios
   - Modelling concepts for geo-spatial (end-user) content creation
   - Conceptual designs and scenarios of spatially-aware interaction
   - Outdoor testing methods for spatially aware applications
   - Augmented/parallel reality concepts in gaming, arts, tourism, etc
   - Location/orientation sensing technologies and migration 
     paths from legacy to state-of-the-art technology
   - Mobile social applications and services involving the 
     interaction with information created by other users
   - Indoor navigation and spatial awareness
   - Practicality and feasibility issues regarding 
     technologies, application design and data modeling.
   - Combination of spatial interaction with gesture-based interaction
   - Dealing with sensor uncertainty e.g. what happens when  GPS shadows
     occur or there is less accurate wireless transmitter triangulation?
   - Multimodal integration, e.g. by adding spatial audio, touch, or scent

Please note that the workshop focuses on interactions with 
information attached to the surrounding space. Pure gestural 
interaction with a device is therefore explicitly excluded 
from the scope of this workshop.

The intention is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners from areas as diverse as: mobile application 
design; geographic information systems, geodesy and 
geoinformatics; pervasive game design; communications theory 
and social software design; experimental hardware 
prototyping; commercial device manufacturing; psychology of 
spatial perception; semantic systems and natural language 
processing; marketing; multimedia arts; tourism and cultural 
heritage; information visualization and sonification; spatial 
audio; and augmented reality.

Interested individuals should submit a 2-4 page position 
paper in the CHI extended abstracts format 
(http://www.chi2007.org/submit/eaformat.php) by 12 January to 
the following Email address: MSI_submissions@ftw.at It is 
planned to publish revised versions of selected papers in a 
special journal issue such as Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.
   - 12 January 2007, 5:00 PM (1700) PDT: Submission deadline 
     for position papers
   - 1 February 2007: Acceptance notification
   - 9 April 2007: Workshop registration deadline.
   - 28 April 2007: Workshop Held
More information can be found at: http://msi.ftw.at 

Peter Fröhlich, ftw., Austria
Rainer Simon, ftw., Austria
Lynne Baillie, ftw., Austria
Joi Roberts, Motorola, Chicago, USA
Roderick Murray-Smith, Glasgow University, UK
Matt Jones, Swansea University, UK
Rahul Nair, Yahoo! Research Berkeley, USA

Lynne Baillie, ftw, Austria
Keith Cheverest, Lancaster University, UK
Max Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
Peter Fröhlich, ftw., Austria
Matt Jones, Swansea University, UK
Roderick Murray-Smith, Glasgow University, UK
Rahul Nair, Yahoo! Research Berkeley, USA
Antti Oulasvirta, HIIT Helsinki, Finland
Peter Purgathofer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Joi Roberts, Motorola, Chicago, USA
Enrico Rukzio, Lancaster University , UK
Dieter Schmalstieg, TU Graz, Austria
Rainer Simon, ftw., Austria

Dipl. Ing. Rainer Simon
Mobile Multimedia

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