[Infovis] *** DEADLINE EXTENDED ***: Theme Issue on Designing Collaborative Interactive Spaces in the Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

Hans-Christian Jetter hans-christian.jetter at uni-konstanz.de
Thu Dec 6 15:03:41 CET 2012


Theme Issue on Designing Collaborative Interactive Spaces in the Journal of
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

(Extended Deadline)





'Interactive spaces' are physical environments or rooms for co-located
collaborative work that are augmented with ubiquitous computing technology.
Their purpose is to enable a computer-supported collaboration between
multiple users based on a seamless use of different devices for natural
post-'Windows-Icons-Menu-Pointer' interaction, e.g., multi-display
environments, multi-touch walls, interactive tabletops, tablet PCs, tangible
user interfaces, or digital pen & paper. These environments can serve to
support or augment group activities such as presentation, discussion,
brainstorming, sketching, drafting, or sensemaking.


While the original vision of interactive spaces can be traced back to the
1990s and 2000s, recent advances in commercially available hardware and
software (e.g., multi-touch tabletops, ubiquitous smartphones and tablets,
or pico projectors & depth cameras for gestural and 'touch anywhere'
interaction) now allow to realize and evaluate formerly impossible designs
and visions. This new generation of interactive spaces with natural user
interfaces is of particular relevance in knowledge-intensive and
collaborative domains, among them e-Creativity, e-Science, and e-Learning.


The goal of this theme issue is to report on the current state of research
on interactive spaces for co-located collaboration. This includes the
underlying design, concepts and technologies as well as promising fields of
application. This special issue will accept original research papers from
HCI, Information Visualization, CSCW, e-Science, and CSCL. This
multi-disciplinary perspective is intended to provide an overview of the
field beyond the typical boundaries of disciplines.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

.  Understanding users' natural collaboration in rooms.

.  Conceptual frameworks for natural user collaboration, learning, and

.  Design frameworks and theories for blending digital and physical objects
and spaces.

.  Novel designs of interaction techniques, visualizations, smart furniture,
or devices for natural collaboration in interactive spaces.

.  Tangible and gestural interaction.

.  Enabling technologies for natural interaction in interactive spaces
ranging from software frameworks to computer vision and new sensor

.  New observation and evaluation approaches for interactive spaces (e.g.
longitudinal evaluation).

.  Issues of ownership and privacy in interactive spaces.

.  Systems, best-practice examples, and lessons learned from real-world


The theme issue is linked to the DCIS 2012 workshop on Designing
Collaborative Interactive Spaces for e-Creativity, e-Science, and e-Learning
held at AVI 2012 ( <http://hci.uni-konstanz.de/dcis>
http://hci.uni-konstanz.de/dcis). Whereas extended versions of presented
papers are welcome, the call is also open to high-quality, original


Important dates:


Full manuscript due:                     Jan 14, 2013 (extended)

Acceptance notification:              Mar 4, 2013

Final manuscript due:                   Apr 1, 2013

Publication date:                             summer 2013 (tentative)


Submission guidelines:


Submissions should be prepared according to the author instructions
available at the journal homepage,
http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/journal/779. Manuscripts must be
submitted as a PDF to  <mailto:submissions_puc at inf.uni-konstanz.de>
submissions_puc at inf.uni-konstanz.de. Information about the manuscript
(title, full list of authors, corresponding author's contact, abstract, and
keywords) must be included in the submission email. Submissions will be
peer-reviewed by at least two international reviewers. Submissions should be
no more than 8000 words in length. 


Guest editors:


- Hans-Christian Jetter, University of Konstanz (Germany)

- Harald Reiterer, University of Konstanz (Germany)

- Raimund Dachselt, Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)


Information about the Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing:


- Editor-in-Chief: Peter Thomas

- Journal web site:  <http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/journal/779>

- Facebook web site:  <http://www.facebook.com/personalubicomp>


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