ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) 2016 

November 6-9, 2016
Niagara Falls, Canada

Call for Participation: Doctoral Symposium
ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ACM ISS 2016), formerly known as
the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and
Surfaces (ITS) is being held in Niagara Falls, Canada from November
6-9, 2016. 

The ISS Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet
and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
Interactive Surface researchers in an informal and interactive
setting. The panel will provide advice about completing  a doctorate
degree, and about the job search which follows, both in academia and
in industry.

Students should submit a paper that describes: 
- the problem that the thesis aims to address; 
- the broad approach and how it builds upon and goes beyond the most
central of relevant previous work; 
- the work completed and 
- the plan for the full dissertation work. 

Completed work may be presented as an overview or highlighting a
particularly important part in depth. Doctoral Symposium papers will
be published  in the ISS conference companion distributed at the
conference.  Each submission will be reviewed by both DS chairs to
assess its  suitability for the DS, as well as additional expert
reviewers when necessary. This will be based on whether the work is
sufficiently  mature to present but still early enough for the student
to benefit  from the feedback and experience.

Accepted students will present their work to the DS chairs and expert
reviewers  and participate in an intensive, all-day workshop around
ISS  research. Accepted students will also present a research Poster
during  the main ISS poster session to share their work with the
larger ISS community. They will also have free ISS 2016 conference
registration.  The Doctoral Symposium will take place at the
conference venue on Sunday, November 6, 2016 (for accepted students
and invited experts only!).

Important Dates:

August 26, 2016 (extended to September 2, 2016): Deadline for submissions
September 9, 2016: Author Notifications
September 16, 2016: Camera-Ready Deadline


Every submission should include both an extended abstract (no more
than six pages in ACM landscape format) and a draft poster
design. You may also  submit a video and you are encouraged to do so
if this clarifies the work, as is often the case in ISS interfaces. 

For further details on completing a Doctoral Symposium submission,
please see the DS website:

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs:
Stacey Scott, University of Waterloo, Canada
Bongshin Lee, Microsoft Research, USA

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