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ITS 2010 : Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010


Conference Series : Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
When Nov 7, 2010 - Nov 10, 2010
Where Saarbrücken, Germany
Submission Deadline Jun 23, 2010
Notification Due Aug 27, 2010
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2010
Categories    ITS   multi-touch   interactive surfaces   tabletops

Call For Papers

The use of interactive surfaces is an exciting and emerging research area. Display technologies, such as projectors, LCD and OLED flat panels, and even flexible display substrates, coupled with input sensors capable of enabling direct interaction, make it reasonable to envision a not-so-distant future in which many of the common surfaces in our environment will function as digital interactive displays. ITS brings together researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and interests, such as camera and projector based systems, new display technologies, multi-touch sensing, user interface technologies, augmented reality, computer vision, multimodal interaction, novel input and sensing technologies, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), and information visualization.

The intimate size of this single-track symposium provides an ideal venue for leading researchers and practitioners to exchange research results and experiences. We encourage submissions on (but not limited to) the following topic areas as they relate to interactive tabletops and surfaces:

* Applications
* Gesture-based interfaces
* Multi-modal interfaces
* Tangible interfaces
* Novel interaction techniques
* Data handling/exchange on large interactive surfaces
* Data presentation on large interactive surfaces
* User-interface technology
* Computer supported collaborative systems
* Middleware and network support
* Augmented reality
* Social protocols
* Information visualizations
* Interactive surface hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel capabilities
* Human-centered design & methodologies


We invite paper submissions of two kinds:

* Papers (10 pages) and
* Notes (4 pages)

Papers must present original, highly innovative, prospective and forward-looking research, possibly in one or more of the themes given above. Notes must also report novel and complete research, but where the scope and scale of the contribution is more focused and succinct than papers.

Submissions must be submitted as a single PDF file in the ACM format through the submission system. A template for submissions can be found on the webpage.

All accepted submissions will be presented at ITS 2010 and appear in the ITS proceedings and be archived in the ACM Digital Library.


To help those with less experience in academic publication, ITS 2010 offers the help of our two Mentors Chairs. The mentoring program is intended primarily for authors from non-academics, including industry.

Two types of help are available from the mentor: assistance in framing and composing your research paper (early feedback), and help and feedback reviewing an already completed paper (later feedback). In either case, the mentor will help frame your work in context of other related work, and make meaningful suggestions to improve the quality of your contribution. Both types of mentorship have the same submission deadline.

Although we cannot guarantee that your submission will be accepted by ITS, mentoring would be helpful for you to turn your ideas into a proper research paper. If you wish to avail yourself of this program, you can do so by sending e-mail to both of the Mentor Chairs:

* Lucia Terrenghi ( and
* Changkyu Choi (

The submission type will vary depending on the type of feedback you are seeking.
Early-Stages Feedback:

Deadline: 2010.05.25:
Send a 1-page document describing your intended contribution. This 1-page must include author names and affiliation (e.g. company name), and enough information for the chairs to understand both what it is that you have done.
Completed Paper Feedback

Deadline: 2010.05.25:
Send your completed paper to both mentors chairs by May 25.

For both early and paper feedback, you will receive a response by June 14.

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