ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) 2016 

Niagara Falls, Canada
November 6-9, 2016

2nd Call for Student Volunteers:
ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ACM ISS 2016), formerly known as
the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and
Surfaces (ITS).

We are inviting students interested in the field of interactive
 surfaces and spaces to apply as student volunteers (SV).
 This is an ideal opportunity to attend the conference and to connect
 with other members of the community. SVs also receive free conference 
registration as a token of appreciation for their work.

Important Dates:
- May 6: Applications open on
- August 30: Application deadline
- September 8: Results notification
- September 20: T-shirt design contest deadline

Benefits and Duties:
If you are an ISS Student Volunteer, you are committed to volunteer
for approximately  18 hours during the conference.
In return, you get ...
- Free conference registration & meals during conference
- A chance to participate in a conference for innovations on
interactive surfaces  and network with researchers in the field
- An awesome bright free t-shirt or hoodie

Student volunteers are vital to the success of a conference. They
allow conferences to run smoothly  and provide attendees a friendly
go-to person for assistance.  They are also the heroes/heroines that
help resolve any unexpected situations.  Their specific duties
include: bag stuffing, registration desk, AV assistance, poster and
demo setup,  badge checking, break monitoring, etc. SVs usually get to
attend most of the sessions, even when working.

Arriving and Leaving:
SVs need to be available to help throughout the conference. You will
need to arrive on or before Saturday afternoon (Nov. 5) for the SV
orientation and be available until the end of the conference on
Wednesday (Nov. 9). We also strongly encourage you to attend the
student  volunteer party on Wednesday evening. The time and place for
this party will be announced later as we are still scouting the most
interesting/unique/fun place in town.

Designing a SV T-shirt and win an SV position!
To make our student volunteers noticeable to all attendees at the
conference, they wear colourful t-shirts identifying them as SVs. This
year again we ask students to submit their designs for an ISS 2016 SV
t-shirt. The creator of the selected design will get a student
volunteer  position separate from the usual lottery for SV positions
(i.e.  if you are already accepted as a student volunteer and win the
design competition, you can bring another student along). Send your
t-shirt design by email to [log in to unmask] by September 20, 2016!

T-shirt design details and information:
- The fabric should have a noticeable color (e.g. not white or gray) and
the design should be clearly visible from across the room. 
- You should include the ISS logo (Get it here:
- You may draw inspiration from Niagara Falls if you like.
- Please convert the text to paths/curves/outlines (or embed the
fonts).  Do not use color halftones. Use a minimum line width of 1.5pt
(or 2pt for reverse print) and font sizes need to be larger than 15pt.
- Please submit both a PDF and a source (AI or EPS, vector) file.

Good luck with the design contest!

Student Volunteer Chairs:
Diane Watson, University of Waterloo, Canada
Steve Funke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Contact: [log in to unmask]