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Date: 1st & 2nd of April 2001

University of Karlsruhe

 CHI2000 WS
 Situated Interaction

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Distributed and Disappearing UIs
in Ubiquitous Computing at CHI2001

The call for the IJHCS special issue on the workshop topic is now open!

Workshop on
Distributed and Disappearing User Interfaces in Ubiquitous Computing

As computer interfaces merges with our environments and virtually become invisible, new concepts for human-computer interaction have to be developed. Instead of a single screen-based user interface (UI), humans will interact with a multitude of devices that are distributed and interconnected, and thus the design space for these UIs become much larger than with conventional computers. We aim to develop an understanding of how distributed and disappearing UIs in ubiquitous computing can be designed and created, and also to consider the impact they will have on people’s everyday life.

The workshop will focus on how to:

  •      reliably gather, model, and take advantage of situational context
  •      appropriately choose among available output options
  •      attract someone’s attention without disturbing others
  •      address conflicting user goals in multi-user scenarios
  •      describe and model widgets in such systems
  •      handle system breakdowns

We will also address privacy, design, aesthetics and expressions, trying to grasp the possible social impact of such systems.

We hope to bring together researchers and practitioners who are concerned with design, development, and implementation of novel interfaces for mobile devices and environment-based appliances, as well as social issues emerging from their use.

Participants will be selected based on their submissions, either a position paper (2 pages) describing their interest and experience in the field, or an extended abstract (5 pages) describing ongoing research. We expect participants to search for a common understanding of user interfaces in ubiquitous computing and we aim to define a research agenda in this field.

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More Information is soon to come!

Anind K. Dey, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Peter Ljungstrand, PLAY Research Studio, Interactive Institute, Sweden
Albrecht Schmidt, Telecooperation Office (TecO), University of Karlsruhe, Germany

For questions and further information, please contact
Albrecht Schmidt
Telecooperation Office (TecO)
University of Karlsruhe
Vincenz-Priessnitz-Str. 1
76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)

Phone: +49 721 6902-29
Fax: +49 721 966 3418

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