Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces 2009 /









Bradford Paley Yvonne Rogers
(Mon 8.11.) (Wed 10.11)

Conference Program Overview

Overview Table

From-To Sun Nov. 7 Mon Nov. 8 Tue Nov. 9 Wed Nov. 10
@DFKI. @Castle & @DFKI @Castle @Castle
08:00 - 08:30 Registration Registration
08:30 - 09:00 Session 4: Session 8:
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome Keynote Devices & Algorithms Physical, Tangible, Virtual
09:30 - 10:00 DS & Tutorial 1
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break Session 1: Session 5: Session 9:
11:00 - 11:30 Displays Applications Teaching & Learning
11:30 - 12:00 DS & Tutorial 2
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00 Session 2: Context Session 6: Context Session 10:
14:00 - 14:30 DS & Tutorial 3 Minute Madness Panel Information Visualization
14:30 - 15:00 Posters & Demos
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00 Session 3: Sessuib 7:
16:00 - 16:30 DS & Tutorial 4 Meta Gestures Interactions Closing and Keynote
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30 Transfer to
17:30 - 18:00 Völklingen
18:00 - 18:30 Warmup Transfer to Guided Tour
18:30 - 19:00 University Völklinger Hütte
19:00 - 22:00

Ratskeller (until 21:00)

Demos & Posters Conference Dinner

Detailed Conference Program

Sunday, November 7th

All day-events on Sunday take place at the DFKI at Saarland University. Lunch will be provided for the tutorial and DS participants.

Shuttle buses will be provided in the evening to go from the DFKI to the Ratskeller together. The Ratskeller is the basement (German=Keller) under the town hall (German=Rathaus) which is located in the city center. Warm and cold "finger food" will be provided. Everyone is invited to come to the Ratskeller, regardless of whether you attended Sunday's sessions or not.

From - To: Session:
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30

Doctoral Symposium

Tutorial: Qualitative Evaluation as an Interaction Design Approach

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (30mins)
11:00 - 12:30

Doctoral Symposium

Tutorial: Software Development for Tabletops

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break (1h)
13:30 - 15:00

Doctoral Symposium

Tutorial: Touch Sensing Technologies

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (30mins)
15:30 - 17:00

Doctoral Symposium

Tutorial: Build Your Own Multi-Touch Pad

17:00 - 18:00 Free time
18:00 - 21:00 Warm-Up Ratskeller

Monday, November 8th

All day-events take place at Saarbrücken Castle (local name Saarbrücken Schloss). Lunch will be provided for the conference participants.

The demo and poster session in the evening takes place at the DFKI at Saarland University. Shuttle transfer to the university will be provided as well as dinner food during the demo and poster session. Details about the shuttle transfer will follow during the conference.

From - To: Session:
08:00 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 10:00 Opening Session and Keynote by Bradford Paley
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (30mins)
10:30 - 12:00


Session Chair: Anthony Tang

BendDesk: Dragging Across the Curve (full paper)
Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, Christine Sutter, Jan Borchers

Best Note: MudPad: Tactile Feedback and Haptic Texture Overlay for Touch Surfaces (note)
Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers

Cool Interaction with Calm Technologies - Experimenting with Ice as a Multitouch Surface (note)
Antti Virolainen, Arto Puikkonen, Tuula Kärkkäinen, Jonna Häkkilä

Multi-Point Interactions with Immersive Omnidirectional Visualizations in a Dome (full paper)
Hrvoje Benko, Andrew D. Wilson

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break (1.5h)
13:30 - 14:00 Context

Session Chair: Mark Hancock

VisTACO: Visualizing Tabletop Collaboration (full paper)
Anthony Tang, Michel Pahud, Sheelagh Carpendale, Bill Buxton

14:00 - 15:00 Minute Madness

Posters and Demos

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (30mins)
15:30 - 17:00 Meta Gestures

Session Chair: Otmar Hilliges

Gesture Play: Motivating Online Gesture Learning with Fun, Positive Reinforcement and Physical Metaphors (full paper)
Andrew Bragdon, Arman Uguray, Daniel Wigdor, Robert Zeleznik, Stelios Anagnostopoulos, Rutledge Feman

Towards a Formalization of Multi-touch Gestures (full paper)
Dietrich Kammer, Severin Taranko, Jan Wojdziak, Mandy Keck, Rainer Groh

Tool Support for Testing Complex Multi-Touch Gestures (full paper)
Shahedul Khandkar, S M Sohan, Frank Maurer, Jonathon Sillito

17:00 - 18:00 Break (1h)
18:00 - 19:00 Transfer to University
19:00 - 22:00 Demo & Poster Session
Check here for a complete list of accepted demos and posters

Tuesday, November 9th

All day-events take place at Saarbrücken Castle (local name Saarbrücken Schloss). A light lunch will be provided for conference attendees.

The conference dinner will take place at Völklinger Hütte, shuttle transfer to the restaurant will be provided.

From - To: Session:
08:30 - 10:00 Devices and Algorithms

Session Chair: Jürgen Steimle

Using a Depth Camera as a Touch Sensor (note)
Andrew Wilson

Seeing through the Fog: An Algorithm for Fast and Accurate Touch Detection in Optical Tabletop Surfaces (full paper)
Christopher Wolfe, T.C. Nicholas Graham, Joseph A. Pape

Construction and Evaluation of Multi-touch Screens Using Multiple Cameras Located on the Side of the Display (full paper)
Otto Korkalo, Petri Honkamaa

Z-touch: An Infrastructure for 3D gesture interactions in the proximity of tabletop surfaces (note)
Yoshiki Takeoka, Takashi Miyaki, Jun Rekimoto

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (30mins)
10:30 - 12:00 Applications

Session Chair: Frank Maurer

Switch: Exploring the Design of Application and Configuration Switching at Tabletops (full paper)
Christopher Ackad, Anthony Collins, Judy Kay

Touching the Depths: Introducing Tabletop Interaction to Reservoir Engineering (note)
Nicole Sultanum, Ehud Sharlin, Mario Costa Sousa, Daniel Miranda-Filho, Rob Eastick

WaveWindow: Supporting performative guestural interaction in a public setting (note)
Mark Perry, Kenton O'Hara, Sriram Subramanian, Stephen Beckett

A Set of Multi-touch Graph Interaction Techniques (note)
Sebastian Schmidt, Miguel Nacenta, Raimund Dachselt, Sheelagh Carpendale

A Multi-touch Tabletop for Robust Multimedia Interaction in Museums (note)
Nuno Correia, Rui Nóbrega, Luis Silva, Tarquínio Mota, Andreia Almeida

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break (1.5h)
13:30 - 14:00


Session Chair: Hrvoje Benko

Best Paper: Proxemic Interaction: Designing for a Proximity and Orientation-Aware Environment (full paper)
Till Ballendat, Nicolai Marquardt, Saul Greenberg

14:00 - 15:00 Panel Discussion

Past and Future of Interactive Surfaces: ITS great! ITS relevant?
Panelists: Patrick Baudisch, Sheelagh Carpandale, Sriram Subramanian, Ed Tse, Andy Wilson

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (30mins)
15:30 - 17:00 Interactions

Session Chair: Miguel Nacenta

IdLenses: Dynamic Personal Areas on Shared Surfaces (note)
Dominik Schmidt, Ming Ki Chong, Hans Gellersen

FlashLight: Optical Communication between Mobile Phones and Interactive Tabletops (note)
Tobias Hesselmann, Niels Henze, Susanne Boll

What Caused that Touch? Expressive Interaction with a Surface through Fiduciary-Tagged Gloves (note)
Nicolai Marquardt, Johannes Kiemer, Saul Greenberg

Sketched Menus and Iconic Gestures, techniques designed in the context of shareable interfaces (note)
Coldefy François, Belater Mohammed

Multitouch Puppetry: Creating coordinated 3D motion for an articulated arm (full paper)
Michael Kipp, Quan Nguyen

17:00 - 18:00 Transfer to Völklinger Hütte
18:00 - 19:00 Guided tour of Völklinger Hütte
19:00 - 22:00 Conference Dinner at Völklinger Hütte

Wednesday, November 10th

All day-events take place at Saarbrücken Castle (local name Saarbrücken Schloss).

From - To: Session:
08:30 - 10:00 Physical, Tangible, Virtual

Session Chair: Kentaro Fukuchi

Tangible Views for Information Visualization
Martin Spindler, Christian Tominski, Heidrun Schumann, Raimund Dachselt (full paper)

Physical and Digital Media Usage Patterns on Interactive Tabletop Surfaces (full paper)
Jürgen Steimle, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Max Mühlhäuser, Jim Hollan

Hybrid Documents Ease Text Corpus Analysis For Literary Scholars (full paper)
Stephan Deininghaus, Max Möllers, Moritz Wittenhagen, Jan Borchers

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (30mins)
10:30 - 12:00 Teaching & Learning

Session Chair: Ann Morrison

Towards a Teacher-centric Approach for Multi-touch Surfaces in Classrooms (full paper)
Iyad AlAgha, Andrew Hatch, Linxiao Ma, Liz Burd

Digital Mysteries: Designing for Learning at the Tabletop (full paper)
Ahmed Kharrufa, Patrick Olivier, David Leat

Collaborative Concept Mapping at the Tabletop (note)
Roberto Martinez Maldonado, Kalina Yacef, Judy Kay

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break (1.5h)
13:30 - 15:00 Information Visualization

Session Chair: Petra Isenberg

OA-Graphs: Orientation Agnostic Graphs for Improving the Legibility of Charts on Horizontal Displays (full paper)
Fouad Alallah, Pourang Irani, Dean Jin

Integrating 2D Mouse Emulation with 3D Manipulation for Visualizations on a Multi-Touch Table (full paper)
Luc Vlaming, Christopher Collins, Mark Hancock, Tobias Isenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale

Hugin: A Framework for Awareness and Coordination in Mixed-Presence Collaborative Information Visualization (full paper)
KyungTae Kim, Waqas Javed, Cary Williams, Niklas Elmqvist, Pourang Irani

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (30mins)
15:30 - 17:00 Closing and Keynote by Yvonne Rogers
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