Recent years have seen a dramatic improvement in display technology. Although not as pronounced as the advances in computer processing and memory capabilities, it has nevertheless created a situation where display - ranging in form factor from very small to very large - are available at relative low cost and are being used for everything from digital picture frames to building-sized billboards. The large scale deployment and use of displays in public (airports, train stations, etc.) and semi-public spaces (home, hospital, etc.) raises important questions in the areas of human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, distributed systems, and networking.
This workshop intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines with the goal to identify and discuss issues related to the design, implementation, use and evaluation of ubiquitous display environments. The immediate objective is to foster a multifaceted investigation; the ultimate goal is to define a research agenda for the area as a whole and to stimulate new research initiatives. A particular focus of this workshop is to investigate the implications of new display technologies for system design and interaction.
The scope of interest includes but is not limited to:
- Novel display technology
- Interaction techniques with ubiquitous display environments
- Applications and scenarios
- Toolkits and authoring tools
- General methods and guidelines
- Multi-display environments
The workshop is planned to bring together 10-15 people with various backgrounds and interests. We welcome participants from all disciplines that are related to ubiquitous display environments, including but not limited to engineering, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and economics. We are particularly keen on attracting people from industry as well as academic.
Prospective participants will be requested to submit possible topics for discussion. Communication between participants will be facilitated prior to the workshop, via e-mail, to begin discussion of the workshop topics. To maximize information and idea exchange and foster collaboration, we plan to spend most of the time on discussions rather than presentations. The primary activities at the workshop will take place in small working groups made up of 3-4 people.
The participants will be selected on the basis of a submitted paper (up to 6 pages in Springer LNCS format) describing their interest and experience in the field, or ongoing research. Alternatively, people wishing to attend the workshop may submit a short position paper (1-2 pages) highlighting their background or interests. Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and outside experts.
Jul 26, 2004: Deadline for submissions
Aug 2, 2004: Notification of acceptance to authors
Sep 7, 2004: Workshop at Ubicomp 2004
Alois Ferscha (University of Linz, Austria)
Gerd Kortuem (Lancaster University, UK)
Antonio Krüger (Saarland University, Germany)
Workshop website: http://ubicomp.lancs.ac.uk/workshops/ubidisplay04
Lancaster LA1 4YR, UK