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Events

Overview of events with a focus on public display research

Third International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis'14)
The Third International Symposium on Pervasive Displays will take place in June 2014 at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event will bring together researchers from various disciplines with a common interest on the opportunities and challenges raised by the emergence of pervasive display systems as a new communication medium for public and semi-public spaces. As a targeted topic venue, Pervasive Displays offers participants a unique opportunity to network with a diverse but focused research community, resulting in an extremely lively event with all the energy and excitement that characterizes the emergence of a new research community. Previous Symposia were organized by the University of Minho in Porto, Portugal (2012) and by Google, Mountain View, CA, USA (2013).
PD-Apps: Workshop on Developing Applications for Pervasive Display Networks
With significant reductions in the cost of large LCD screens, public displays are proliferating in urban spaces. It is not hard to imagine that they will soon be networked and connected over the Internet, constituting a novel and powerful communication medium pervasive display networks open to a wide range of applications and content. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts from a variety of domains, i.e., UbiComp, HCI, Software Engineering, User Experience, and Public Displays to exchange ideas and discuss opportunities and challenges in creating applications for pervasive display networks. Overall, the goal of the workshop is to setup a meeting point for the people working on pervasive display networks as well as to create a common understanding and set the goals and challenges for further research on the topic of developing applications for pervasive display networks.
Second Workshop on Computer Mediated Social Offline Interactions (SOFTec'13)
In the age of online social networks, instant messaging, and email, social offline interactions seem destined to become an anachronism: as our use of electronic media increases, the number of hours per day that we interact directly with others “in the flesh” declines. Yet for all the power of synchronous and asynchronous remote communication, virtual interactions are hardly an adequate substitute. Recent studies show, e.g., that users of online social networking sites feel lonelier than non-users, and that people who have regular social offline interactions on a weekly basis enjoy a significantly reduction in mortality. Is there a way to have our cake and eat it, too? Can we design technology in such a way that its use comes not at the expense of social offline interaction, but supports it? The goal of this workshop is to examine how we can build technologies that promote offline interactions. (from Website)
Second International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis'13)
The Second International Symposium on Pervasive Displays will take place in June 2013 at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. This ACM affiliated event brings together researchers with a common interest in the opportunities and challenges of pervasive displays systems as a new communication medium in public and semi-public spaces. As a target topic venue the Symposium offers participants a unique opportunity to network with a diverse but focused research community, resulting in an extremely lively event with all the energy and excitement that characterizes the emergence of a new research community.
CHI Workshop on Experiencing Interactivity in Public Spaces (EIPS'13)
Mobile and ubiquitous systems create opportunities for new kinds of interactivity in public spaces. Examples of human-technology interactions in public spaces include interactive displays on different scales; mobile systems enabling projection in public environments; smart interactive and reactive objects; tangible interfaces; and public media arts. Human-system and mediated human-human interactions become public and visible to the people around the same space. This creates many possibilities and challenges for designing the user experience that arise primarily from the social and physical context. This workshop will bring together researchers, designers, practitioners and media artists to discuss elements and viewpoints of such new forms of experiences. The results of the workshop will be an "experience design space" and a research agenda for experiences with interactive systems used in public spaces. (from Workshop website)
First Workshop on Computer Mediated Social Offline Interactions (SOFTec'12)
This workshop will explore the use of ubiquitous and interactive technologies to promote offline interaction. As technology has become increasingly mobile and connected, and people’s daily information practices include substantial amounts of mobile online interaction, people’s offline interactions have suffered. The typical example of this situation is a group of people sitting at a table and each using their mobile phone to check emails, text remote friends, or read news. The goal of this workshop is to examine how we can build technologies that promote social offline interactions -- "SOFTec" for short. (from Website)
First International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis'12)
The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines with a common interest on the opportunities and challenges raised by the emergence of pervasive display systems as a new communication medium for public and semi-public spaces. As a targeted topic venue, Pervasive Displays offers participants a unique opportunity to network with a diverse but focused research community. We have an exciting program comprising 21 paper presentations, poster and video tracks and a keynote speech by Kenton O’Hara, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research.


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