ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) 2016 

November 6-9, 2016
Niagara Falls, Canada

ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ACM ISS 2016), formerly known as
the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and
Surfaces (ITS), welcomes original, high-quality research and industry
contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of
interactive surfaces and spaces (including tabletops, large displays,
mobile, and mini devices). We embrace innovations in a wide variety of
areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and
applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. 

Call for Posters:

The ISS 2016 poster program offers an engaging venue to present and discuss new
and developing research. Posters provide the opportunity for researchers to get
feedback on early-stage work, establish potential collaborations and discuss
the burning issues in ISS 2016 in an informal manner with the larger community
during the interactive poster session.

Work that is best suited for a poster submission includes - but is not limited
to - preliminary results, thought-provoking and current topics, novel
experiences and/or prototypes that have not been fully tested but show great
promise, summaries of small-scale studies, design-led explorations of
interactive tabletops, surfaces and spaces.

A poster submission will allow you to:

* Have a poster displayed during the posters & demos reception at the ISS 2016
  conference and get feedback from the conference attendees (there will also be
  a Best Poster Award at the conference)
* Publish an extended abstract of the poster in the electronic conference
  proceedings in the ACM DL
* Publish an optional video of up to 3 minutes long in electronic conference
  proceedings in the ACM DL
* Introduce your poster alongside other authors in a plenary fast-forward
  (madness) session at the conference

Important Dates:

September 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for submissions
September 9, 2016: Author Notifications
September 16, 2016: Camera-Ready Deadline


ISS Posters CFP:
Formatting instructions:
Precision Conference submission:

Preparing the Submission:

All submissions must include:

* an extended abstract with a maximum of 6 pages in the 2014 SIGCHI Extended
  Abstracts format
* a poster design -- each poster display will have a display space of
  approximately 48 inches wide x 48 inches high, so your poster may not be any
  larger than these dimensions. For example, an A0 poster (841mm x 1189mm, or
  33inch x 47inch) in portrait orientation fits within the space
* a short video of up to 3 minutes long and at most 50 MB in size (optional)

The maximum page limit for the extended abstract is 6 pages and includes all
figures and references, and must be in the 2014 SIGCHI Extended Abstracts
Format ( This format utilizes
the "Lastname, F.M." author-name reference style, not the more recent
"Firstname M. Lastname" convention. The extended abstract should include a
concise description of the idea, the results or findings, supporting imagery
and figures, and a discussion of the implications of the work to the selected
domain. Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations
should be included.

Your poster should be designed to effectively communicate your research
problem, technique, and results. In particular, you should highlight what is
novel and important about your work. The reviewers will provide feedback and
guidance on your poster design, so it is in your best interest as an author to
put effort into your poster design. However, note that only the extended
abstract will be published in the ACM DL.

The reviewing of abstracts will be single-blind -- that is, your submission
should *not* be anonymized but reviewers will remain anonymous to you. As there
is only one week after notifications to the final camera-ready deadline, it is
not possible to make large changes before the camera-ready deadline. Final
camera-ready versions of accepted papers must be accompanied by a signed
copyright form which will be provided to accepted authors. 

All submissions conflicting with one or more guidelines will be removed before
the reviewing process to assure that all posters can be reviewed and published

Your extended abstract, poster design and optional video should be submitted by
September 2, 2016 to the Precision Conference System. The abstract and poster
design must be in PDF format.


Posters abstracts will be reviewed by the poster chairs with the help of
members of the ISS 2016 Posters Committee (see below). Confidentiality of
submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions
will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted
submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

ISS 2016 Posters Committee:

Victor Cheung (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Aluna Everitt (Lancaster University, UK)
Steven Houben (University College London, UK)
Ulrike Kister (TU Dresden, Germany)
David Ledo (University of Calgary, Canada)
David Lindlbauer (TU Berlin, Germany)
John Mills (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Bettina Nissen (Newcastle University, UK)
Florian Perteneder (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria)
Audrey Serna (University of Lyon, France)
Paul Strohmeier (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Vanessa Thomas (Lancaster University, UK)
Kashyap Todi (Hasselt University, Belgium)

Presentation at the Conference:

For each accepted poster, at least one author must register for the ISS 2016
conference. Authors are expected to bring the accepted posters to the
conference site with them and be present throughout the poster session. During
a dedicated poster session, the author(s) will have the opportunity to present
and discuss their poster with conference attendees.

The posters themselves have no predefined formatting, but they must fit within
a 48" x 48" area.

Final Submission:

Upon acceptance, ACM will send you a copyright form, which you have to
complete. Once completed, we will provide you with the new copyright
information to be put on your paper. You can then submit the final version
(including the new copyright notice) through the submission system by September
16th 2016.

Posters Co-Chairs:
Miriam Sturdee, Lancaster University
Jo Vermeulen, University of Calgary

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