Important Dates

  • Proposal submission deadline: July 5 July 12 (5:00 p.m. PDT)
  • Notification: July 20
  • Call for Participation released by workshop organisers and website up and running: (on or before) Aug 5
  • Camera-Ready Deadline (for workshop organisers): Aug 19
  • Participant submissions due: (on or before) Sept. 26
  • Participants notified of acceptance: (on or before) Oct. 10
  • Workshop day: Nov. 10


We invite researchers and practitioners working in the field of interactive surfaces and spaces to submit workshop proposals for ISS 2019. ISS Workshops provide a unique opportunity to discuss ideas, challenges and new work around more specific topics in the area of interactive spaces and surfaces.

We welcome proposals from a large variety of topics and domains. Example topics include but are not limited to:

  • Architectural concepts and emerging trends
  • Immersive analytics and data physicalization
  • Museum and art installation trends
  • Interaction paradigms around large surfaces (tangibles, pen+touch, etc.)
  • New and emerging body and space sensing technologies
  • Overview of social protocols, presence, territoriality, and proxemics
  • Evaluation methods for surface applications
  • Multi-touch interaction with mobile devices
  • Feel, taste, smell and splash user interfaces on surfaces
  • ... and other exciting topics!

All workshops will take place on November 10, 2019 and will run for either half a day or the full day.

Workshop organizers will receive one complimentary conference registration and one or two complimentary workshop registrations (one for half-day, two for full-day workshops).

Workshops can be open (free to anyone who registered for it) or closed (attendees need to submit position papers). Please indicate the length and type of workshop in your proposal (see below). Accepted workshop proposals will be part of the ISS conference proceedings and available in the ACM Digital Library.

Submitting a Workshop Proposal

We request a short proposal (up to 4 pages, excluding references) in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format as well as an additional information sheet about the particular workshop requirements (1 page).

Please include the following information in your 4-page workshop proposal:

  • Workshop title
  • Full contact information of all workshop organizers and the main contact person
  • Topic, nature and goals of the workshop
  • Relevance of the workshop to the ISS community
  • Topics and planned activities covered in the workshop and planned activities
  • Program Committee members for the workshop (if applicable)

Please include a single information page (in addition to the 4-page proposal) with the following information:

  • A call-for-papers to your workshop (200 words max.)
  • Link to the workshop website
  • Proposed workshop length (half-day or full-day)
  • Workshop type (open or closed)
  • Room requirements: tables, chairs, projector configuration, whiteboards, etc.
  • Maximum number of people

Please submit the workshop proposal using the ISS Precision Conference system by July 5 July 12, 2019.

Responsibilities of Workshop Organizers

Workshop organizers are expected to organize and facilitate all proposed workshop activities. We suggest the page limit for workshop papers to be 4-6 pages excluding references using the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts publication format, but it is up to the organizers to make this decision. Due to the very tight schedule, we unfortunately cannot include the contributions of workshop participants into the official conference proceedings and the ACM digital library.

Workshop organizers will be asked to:

  • Organize and manage the review of submitted workshop papers (e.g. through a reviewing system such as EasyChair)
  • Set a workshop position paper submission deadline (on or before September 26, 2019) and an author notification date (October 10, at the latest). We will provide workshop organizers a special code for early bird registration that they can give to authors in the acceptance notification.

Workshops Co-Chairs

Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh
Fabrice Matulic, Preferred Networks Inc.