We are delighted to present the following pre-conference events. For submissions to the individual events, please consult the respective websites as soon as available!
Steven Houben (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands),
Nicolai Marquardt (University College London, United Kingdom)
Summary — The Future Ecologies workshop will explore how mixed-reality cross-device ecologies can support the newly emerging modes of hybrid work. The way people are working and collaborating is fundamentally changing as we see a shift towards a distributed, online, and often nomadic work model across spaces, time zones, and roles that have been dramatically accelerated by Covid-19. The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic researchers and practitioners working on the topics of (i) future of work and remote work practices, (ii) cross-device computing, and (iii) collaborative mixed reality, to flesh out a new vision for how immersive technologies can be leveraged to mediate and support these newly emerging modes of work. We aim to document these new modes of ‘future work’ happening now, establish new conceptual approaches and vocabulary to discuss hybrid immersive experiences, and propose new sociotechnical possibilities to address emerging changes in work practices.
Attending — We invite academic researchers, industry experts, and practitioners to submit their interests via our website (registration will open soon). We require the contact details and a short (maximum 1-page) motivation or position statement on the relevance of your research and or expertise for this topic and workshop. The workshop is collocated with ISS'21 so if you would like to attend you need to register for at least one day of the conference and the specific workshop.
Hans-Christian Jetter (University of Lübeck, Germany),
Jan-Henrik Schröder (University of Lübeck, Germany),
Jan Gugenheimer (Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Télécom Paris, France),
Mark Billinghurst (University of South Australia, Australia and University of Auckland, New Zealand),
Christoph Anthes (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus, Austria),
Mohamed Khamis (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom),
Tiare Feuchtner (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Summary — The rapid proliferation of powerful, yet affordable, off-the-shelf AR/VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) raises questions about how to better integrate such mixed reality technologies into our real-world computing ecosystems and into the real-world physical spaces they inhabit.
Attending — The full-day workshop will take place as a hybrid event as part of the 2021 ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces Conference (ACM ISS 2021) on November 14th in Łódź, Poland. We will ensure that anyone can effectively contribute to the workshop regardless of what the circumstances in November will be. ISS will offer virtual attendance opportunities.