Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces 2009 /

Papers And Notes






Papers And Notes

Call for Participation: Papers and Notes

The use of interactive surfaces is an exciting and emerging research area. Display technologies, such as projectors, LCD and OLED flat panels, and even flexible display substrates, coupled with input sensors capable of enabling direct interaction, make it reasonable to envision a not-so-distant future in which many of the common surfaces in our environment will function as digital interactive displays. ITS brings together researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and interests, such as camera and projector based systems, new display technologies, multi-touch sensing, user interface technologies, augmented reality, computer vision, multimodal interaction, novel input and sensing technologies, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), and information visualization.

The intimate size of this single-track symposium provides an ideal venue for leading researchers and practitioners to exchange research results and experiences. We encourage submissions on (but not limited to) the following topic areas as they relate to interactive tabletops and surfaces:

  • Applications
  • Gesture-based interfaces
  • Multi-modal interfaces
  • Tangible interfaces
  • Novel interaction techniques
  • Data handling/exchange on large interactive surfaces
  • Data presentation on large interactive surfaces
  • User-interface technology
  • Computer supported collaborative systems
  • Middleware and network support
  • Augmented reality
  • Social protocols
  • Information visualizations
  • Interactive surface hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel capabilities
  • Human-centered design & methodologies
Michael Haller Daniel Wigdor


We invite paper submissions of two kinds:

  • Papers (10 pages) and
  • Notes (4 pages)


Papers must present original, highly innovative, prospective and forward-looking research, possibly in one or more of the themes given above.


Notes must also report novel and complete research, but where the scope and scale of the contribution is more focused and succinct than papers.

Templates and Submission

Anonymized Submissions must be submitted as a single PDF file in the ACM format through the submission system.
ITS 2010 will use a double-blind reviewing process. Submissions should be anonymized.

The conference submission system is located at:

Please use one of the following templates for your submission:

Latex template
Microsoft Word template

All accepted submissions will be presented at ITS 2010 and appear in the ITS proceedings and be archived in the ACM Digital Library.


The submission deadline is over: June 23, 2010, 5pm pacific time (PT)

For all deadlines see the important dates section.


The Mentorship program is closed.

To help those with less experience in academic publication, ITS 2010 offers the help of our two Mentors Chairs. The mentoring program is intended primarily for authors from non-academics, including industry.

Two types of help are available from the mentor: assistance in framing and composing your research paper (early feedback), and help and feedback reviewing an already completed paper (later feedback). In either case, the mentor will help frame your work in context of other related work, and make meaningful suggestions to improve the quality of your contribution. Both types of mentorship have the same submission deadline.

Although we cannot guarantee that your submission will be accepted by ITS, mentoring would be helpful for you to turn your ideas into a proper research paper. If you wish to avail yourself of this program, you can do so by sending e-mail to both of the Mentor Chairs:

Changkyu Choi Lucia Terrenghi
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The submission type will vary depending on the type of feedback you are seeking.

Early-Stages Feedback:

Deadline: 2010.05.25:
Send a 1-page document describing your intended contribution. This 1-page must include author names and affiliation (e.g. company name), and enough information for the chairs to understand both what it is that you have done.

Completed Paper Feedback

Deadline: 2010.05.25:
Send your completed paper to both mentors chairs by May 25. For both early and paper feedback, you will receive a response by June 14.

Playlist from Last Years

Please have a look at the embedded videos. This is a recap of the great and cool research at the 2008 and 2009 conference. Visit the previous conference site for more information

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