Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Workshop on Pervasive Visual, Auditory and Alternative Modality Information Display


Workshop on Pervasive Visual, Auditory and Alternative Modality Information Display

to be held at the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing
19-22 May 2008, Sydney, Australia

A new research direction is currently emerging in which pervasive display technology is used to reveal information about wearers and inhabitants, their activities or their surrounding environment. Such applications tend to be multidisciplinary in nature, and often focus on the “output” side of pervasive computing, as a multimodal “feedback” mechanism for the wearer or any other person in their vicinity. Pervasive display technology often experiments beyond the use of simple LCD or pixel-based displays, instead utilizing a wide set of alternative output technologies such as LED arrays, e-textiles, electroluminescent wires, thermo-chromatic inks, shape-changing materials, inflatables and complex sound generators.

This workshop wants to bring together people from different domains interested in the visual or auditory representation of information for users in the pervasive realm. We also hope to explore how novel visual, auditory and alternative modalities (e.g. tactile, olfactory, visceral) materials can function as a communicative layer in the design of artifacts, garments and spaces that are truly pervasive.

We invite submissions from researchers, practioners, industry and artists. Submissions can include works in progress, research contributions, position statement or demonstrations in the form of a 4 to 6-page position paper.

Submissions due: January 25th 2008
Acceptance notifications: February 29th, 2008
Final versions due: March 21st, 2008

Andrew Vande Moere, The University of Sydney.
Kirsty Beilharz, The University of Sydney.
Bert Bongers, University of Technology, Sydney.
Stephen Barrass, University of Canberra.


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