Important Dates

Submissions: July 10, 2020, 5PM PDT
August 7, 2020, 5PM PDT
Notifications sent to Authors: September 21, 2020
Camera-Ready: September 30, 2020
Workshop day: November 8, 2020


ISS is a premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of new and emerging surface and space technologies. Tutorials provide a broad overview of particular topics in the area of Interactive Surfaces and Spaces from recognized experts in the field.

We invite industry and academic leaders in interactive surfaces and spaces technologies interested in leading a tutorial session at ISS 2020 to submit a tutorial proposal following the guidelines below. Tutorials should focus on topics relevant to the ISS community and can include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • 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
  • Large scale and outdoor interactive spaces (projected interfaces, drones, ...)
  • Feel, taste, smell and splash user interfaces on surfaces
  • ... and other exciting topics!

In particular, we invite tutorial organizers to think creatively about how tutorials can leverage the fact that ISS 2020 will be held as an online conference. We encourage tutorials that explore new ways of engaging the ISS community that would not be possible in a traditional offline format. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Online tools and technologies
  • Demonstrating hardware setups and installations, exploring the ins and outs of setting up interactive spaces in our labs
  • Live coding and code demonstrations
  • The latest hardware and platforms (e.g. HoloLens 2, pen & touch, gaze trackers, LIDAR sensors, MaxMSP, P5.js)
  • Using online tools to scale tutorials (e.g. multiple camera angles for sketching)

Tutorials can run from 90 minutes to a full day (the length is up to the tutorial organizers).

Submitting a Tutorial Proposal

We request a short proposal (up to 4 pages, excluding references) in the single-column ACM Master Article Submission Template. Accepted proposals will be part of the ISS conference proceedings and will be available in the ACM Digital Library.
Please include the following information in your tutorial proposal submission:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Full contact information of all tutorial organizers and the main contact person (if there are multiple organizers)
  • Topics and objectives of the tutorial and how these are relevant to the ISS community
  • Description of planned hands-on activities and topics covered during the tutorial
  • New: A description of how the organizers plan to handle the online aspects of the workshop
    • Given the situation with COVID-19, the ISS 2020 conference will be online.
    • Please indicate how you aim to facilitate and support an engaging tutorial in an online format.
  • Short bio of the tutorial organizers

  • Please include a single information page (in addition to the 4-page proposal) with the following information:
    • A maximum 100 words pitch advertising the aim and objectives to your tutorial
    • Proposed tutorial length (90 min, half day or full day)
    • Maximum number of tutorial participants

    Please submit your tutorial proposal using the ISS Precision Conference submission system by the deadline on August 7, 2020.

    Tutorials Co-Chairs

    Jo Vermeulen, Autodesk Research
    Simon Völker, RWTH Aachen