ISS 2019 : ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 05 Jul 2019 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Nov 10, 2019 - Nov 13, 2019
Conference Address Daejeon, South Korea
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 286
Category Rankings
Human Computer Interaction 41
Web, Mobile & Multimedia Technologies 55

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Conference Call for Papers

ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ACM ISS 2019) is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies and interactive spaces.

ACM ISS 2019 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces, interactive spaces and novel interface technologies. Beyond the traditional scope of the conference – i.e., interactive tabletops, large displays, multi-display systems, mobile and mini devices – we also encourage contributions focused on the use of space and technology around us to bridge the gap between our digital and everyday lives, such as interactive 3D spaces, on-body sensors, interactive art or interactive architecture. We also encourage contributions focused on understanding individual and group needs related to interactive surfaces and interactive spaces, and the impact on individuals and groups of these technologies. We embrace innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of such interactive systems.
Topic Areas

The conference welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics relating to interactive surfaces and spaces as well as novel interface technologies, including (but not limited to):

Real-world applications of interactive surfaces and/or spaces in specific domains (public spaces, education, science, business, entertainment, health, art, homes, etc.)
Large display interfaces and multi-display environments
Gesture-based interfaces (hands, finger, body)
Multi-modal interfaces
Tangible user interfaces
Novel interaction techniques and paradigms
Interaction with mobile and body-worn devices
curved, sand, water, …
Interactive 3D spaces (Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality, mid-air displays, …)
Large scale and outdoor interactive spaces (projected interfaces, drones, …)
Interactive architecture
Beyond traditional surfaces: shape-changing and actuated surfaces, body-related, …
Interactive information visualization/data presentation
Software engineering methods and frameworks
Social aspects and protocols related to interacting with surfaces and spaces
Interactive surfaces and spaces that support group work or social interaction
Hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel capabilities, and results from maker communities
Human-centered design and methodologies related to interactive surfaces and spaces
Empirical evaluations of novel interactive surfaces and/or spaces designs
Evaluations of deployed interactive surfaces and/or spaces in specific domains (public spaces, education, science, business, entertainment, health, art, homes, etc.)

Paper Submissions

We invite paper submissions of papers with variable length (from 4 pages to a max. of 10 pages excluding references) of two possible types:

Academic papers present original, innovative, and forward-looking research.
Application papers demonstrate how surface and spatial interaction can be applied to real world problems.

See details below for information on paper formatting, length, and submission. When appropriate, authors are also highly encouraged to submit supplementary materials such as video or data.

Papers will undergo a high-quality peer-review process by a committee of recognized experts in order to be presented at the ISS conference, be included in the conference proceedings, and be archived in the ACM Digital Library. ACM ISS is ranked as an A conference according to the CORE Conference Ranking. ISS does not accept submissions that were previously published in formally reviewed publications or that are concurrently submitted elsewhere. All papers, regardless of submission length, go through the same rigorous review process.

As per ACM Prior Publication policies, authors should only submit original work that has not been previously published. Thus, submitted papers must contain a novel contribution (25% or more new content) to the field. If any related prior publication(s) by the authors exist, in any language, these must be disclosed at submission time, and the nature of the new contribution in relation to these prior publications must be clarified.

For more details on academic and application papers see: Academic Papers and Application Papers sections below.
Academic Papers:

Academic papers must present original, innovative, and forward-looking research. This kind of paper corresponds to the standard scientific track of most HCI conferences. In addition to innovative systems, interaction techniques and studies, we are also open to surveys and other work that discuss the philosophy, trends and community aspects of academic research in interactive surfaces and spaces.
Application Papers:

Application papers are open to industrial and academic authors, and will explore how surface and spatial interaction can be applied to real world problems beyond the theoretical or research context, but without necessarily including original software, hardware, interaction techniques, or a formal study. For example, industry members can submit papers to share customer outcomes and iterative improvements over next-best alternatives. For application papers, reviewers will emphasize the connection between the real-world domain and the technology used. This connection may for instance concern a challenging domain, features of a system crucial for the real-world use context, a special design process, practical issues in implementation or deployment, or new business opportunities.

Application papers are published in the same format as academic papers (will be presented during the main conference program, will be archived in the ACM Digital Library which provides free access through its Author-Izer service, and are free to publish), although they are reviewed through a slightly different process based on a rubric. Evaluation criteria for application papers will focus on aspects such as the description of a concrete, real-world application, the value hypothesis of the application design, the design process and principles followed during the design process, especially any design principles uniquely relevant to ISS, and discussion of design alternatives for the real-world context.

More details on these evaluation criteria are below:
Real-world Application:The paper clearly describes a concrete application of interactive surface technologies to a real-world domain. The domain is richly described and there is a clear fit between the application and its real-world context. The paper demonstrates a clear understanding of the audience and their needs / values / priorities.
Value Hypothesis: The paper clearly describes the goals of the design or application and how the features work together to enable users to accomplish their tasks.
Design Process and Principles: The design presented in the paper best exemplifies relevant patterns, principles and practices that have been proven in ISS community research. The links between research and application are clearly explained. Each iteration of the design process is clearly described; logical reasoning behind feature changes is articulated.
Next Best Alternative: The paper helps the reader understand the competitive design space, and what needs the application fills within that space.

First-time submitters in the application track are encouraged to apply for paper guidance well in advance of the submission deadline if deemed necessary (write to
Review Process

All papers will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and a member of the program committee. After the review cycle a submission will receive either a \”Conditional Accept\” or \”Reject\” decision. Please do not submit extended abstracts or incomplete papers. As in the past, submit fully-completed, relevant, and publishable papers only. Incomplete, off-topic, or otherwise non-competitive submissions will be desk-rejected without review.
Upon Acceptance

All accepted papers must be presented as an oral presentation at the conference, by one of the authors of the paper. The presenting author must register for the full conference.

In accordance with SIGCHI guidelines, ISS 2019 will have a “Best of ISS” awards program for accepted papers. Best paper awards will be awarded to papers in both the academic and application paper categories, and papers from either category will be considered for honorary mention awards. The program committee will nominate papers for these awards. In addition, we will continue to award a paper from the ITS/ISS conference series with a 10-year impact award.
Paper Submission Information
Submission Format and Length:

All papers must be submitted as a single PDF file in the ACM SIGCHI format (2015 Paper and Notes version).
4-10 pages (excluding references) in the conference template format for both submission categories (Academic and Application Papers).There are no page restrictions on the Reference section included at the end of the paper.

Paper length should be proportional to its contribution. A new idea presented in a compact format is more likely to be accepted than the same idea in a long format. Papers shorter than 4 pages or longer than 10 pages (excluding references) will not be considered.

Final versions of accepted papers must be formatted according to the instructions we provide.
Anonymization and Confidentiality During the Review Process:

All submissions should be anonymized for double-blind review. This means that your paper and any supplementary video materials should have authors\’ names and affiliations removed and should avoid obvious identifying features. Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but please cite such work without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say \”Prior work by Smith et al. [1]\” instead of \”In my prior work\”.

Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained. Upon acceptance, the titles, authorship, and abstracts of papers will be published online in the advance program. Submissions should contain no information or material that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publication that will be proprietary or confidential at publication time.

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