Update: Details of the accepted tutorials can be found here.

Important Dates

  • June 10, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for proposal submissions
  • June 15, 2016: Notifications
  • September 9, 2016: Final camera-ready submissions
  • November 6, 2016: Tutorial Day

ISS is a premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of new and emerging surface and space technologies. Attendees join tutorials to get a broad overview of the field of Interactive Surfaces and Spaces from recognized experts in the field. This year, we would like to invite tutorial presenters to provide feedback for early work in interactive surfaces and spaces through studio critiques. The deadline for tutorial submissions is May 27, 2016 and the notifications will be sent on June 3, 2016.

Please feel free to submit a tutorial proposal about any topic of interest to the ISS community. Tutorials could for example be on topics like:

  • Architectural concepts and emerging trends
  • Museum and art installation trends
  • Interaction paradigms around large surfaces (tangibles, pens+touch, etc.)
  • New and emerging body and space sensing technologies
  • Overview of social protocols, presence, territoriality, and proxemics
  • Evaluation methods for surface applications
  • Multi-touch interaction with mobile devices
  • Natural User Interfaces (NUI) on surfaces
  • ... and other exciting topics!

The tutorial chairs are looking for industry or academic leaders in interactive surfaces and spaces technologies to run morning tutorials (60 or 90 minutes in length) and to participate in an afternoon panel providing feedback on studio submissions on the day before the conference starts (November 6, 2016). Organizers of tutorials will receive one complimentary conference registration, and one complimentary tutorial registration. We request a short proposal (up to 4 pages) in the 2014 SIGCHI Extended Abstracts publication format (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-word-template/view). (Note that this format utilizes the "Lastname, F.M." author-name reference style, not the more recent "Firstname M. Lastname" convention.) Accepted proposals will be part of the ISS main proceedings and will be searchable in the ACM Digital Library. Please indicate the following in your tutorial proposal submission:

  • Topic of tutorial of relevance to Interactive Surfaces and Spaces community
  • Description of planned hands-on activities and topics covered
  • Short bio of speaker(s)
  • Please add one additional page (for a total of 5 pages maximum) with the following information:
    • Cost of material and hardware (per participant, with list of individual items)
    • Physical requirements: space, equipment, video/audio, specialized tools, etc.
    • Requested length (60 minutes or 90 minutes)

Please submit your tutorial proposal using the ISS Precision Conference submission system (http://precisionconference.com/~sigchi).

Tutorials Co-Chairs

Edward Tse, SMART Technologies
Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern

✉ tutorials@iss2016.acm.org