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BodySenseUX 2015 : 1st Workshop on Full-Body and Multisensory Experience in Ubiquitous Interaction (Ubicomp15)


When Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 8, 2015
Where Osaka, Japan (Ubicomp15)
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2015
Notification Due Jul 1, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 10, 2015
Categories    human-computer interaction

Call For Papers

Call For Participation: 1st Workshop on Full-Body and Multisensory Experience in Ubiquitous Interaction

The workshop will be held in conjunction with UbiComp 2015

Workshop website:
**Important dates**
• June 15, Submission Deadline (A deadline extension is possible upon request)
• July 1, Notification of Acceptance
• July 10, Camera ready Deadline
• September 8, Workshop

**Call for Participation**
In the ubiquitous computing era, where people can seamlessly access with huge quantity of digital information, most interactions are still performed through graphical user interfaces, which limit the number of human senses and abilities involved. This workshop aims at discussing the rich possibilities that the body offers us to experience the external world and the possibilities that arise for the interaction designers when these often ignored abilities are taken into account. In particular, the workshop will focus on the rediscovery of the five senses, either alone or in a multimodal combination and of the perceptual-motor abilities of our body. We encourage the participation of young practitioners but also more experienced researchers from different backgrounds (design, engineering, computing, arts, social sciences, neurosciences, ergonomics, etc.), with previous experience in multisensory interaction, full-body interaction or embodied cognition. During the workshop, participants will have the possibilities to explore and rediscover their sensorimotor abilities and to the design innovative interaction experiences together with researchers with different backgrounds.
Workshop participants are invited to submit 4 to 6 page position papers in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format that cover one or more of the following topics:
• Innovative technologies and applications for interacting through unconventional senses and motor abilities
• Theory and ground knowledge on multisensory experiences
• Embodied cognition theory and applications
• Olfactory, gustatory, tactile and spatial-audio interactions
• Full-body interactions
• Bodily play interaction
• Gestural interaction
• Five sense experiences
• Sensory emotional design
• Multisensory branding
• Multisensory games and media

The position papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library and supplemental proceedings of the conference.
Please, note that as requirement to participating at the workshop at least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

The Workshop on Full-Body and Multisensory Experience in Ubiquitous Interaction will be held in conjunction with the ACM 2015 International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015) and the International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2015) at the Knowledge Capital Congrès Convention Center, inside Grand Front Osaka, Japan.
**The organizers**
• Assunta Matassa, University of Torino, Italy
• Luca Console, University of Torino, Italy,
• Leonardo Angelini, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland,
• Maurizio Caon, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland,
• Omar Abou Khaled, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland,

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