ITS DEMOS - Banff, Canada
Posted: 04 September 2009 05:20 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi all!
Bring your interactive tables, walls and new interfaces to Banff for TIS 2009 and do not forget your skis! Submission deadline is September 30, 2009.
http://www.tis2009.org/ Demos provide an interactive forum for authors to present their work to conference attendees and get feedback on it from the leading experts from academia. The demo session provides an opportunity to interactively present research prototypes and works-in-progress as well as your best demos of the last year. Both independent demonstrations and those accompanying accepted papers and posters are welcome. Demo submissions should be submitted through our online system in the form of a maximum 4 minute video. At the conference we want the TIS participants to literally get in touch with your demos. Our main goal is to provide a forum for lively discussions and a hands-on experience.
For further information please visit http://tinyurl.com/TISDemos
Cheers and see you in November in snowy Canada,
Johannes

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Posted: 04 September 2009 07:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m trying to get exhibit info and nothing, can members of the group attend, like a regular exhibit or convention?

Thanks

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Posted: 04 September 2009 07:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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at this mo. dont have a demo, i’m more of an idea guy, would love to attend..

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Posted: 04 September 2009 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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yes, go ahead smile
Published or public work is no problem at all. So please do consider submitting to the event. Look forward to your submission.
Feel free to submit and bring your tables and skis to Canada!
Johannes

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Posted: 30 September 2009 11:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Still some time to go smile

You still have the change to submit your current work on interactive
tabletops and surfaces at ITS 2009. http://www.its2009.org

*** New Deadline Demos: 8.10.2009 ***
*** New Deadline Poster:  6.10.2009 ***

ITS is a premier venue for presenting research in the design and use
of new and emerging tabletop and interactive surface technologies. As
a new community, we embrace the growth of the discipline in a wide
variety of areas, including innovations in ITS hardware, software,
interaction design, and studies expanding our understanding of design
considerations of ITS technologies and of their applications in modern
society.

Please have a look at the calls:

http://www.its2009.org/index.php/Main/CallForDemos
http://www.its2009.org/index.php/Main/CallForParticipation#posters

Demos provide an interactive forum for authors to present their work
to conference attendees and get feedback on it from the leading
experts. The demo session provides an opportunity to interactively
present research prototypes and works-in-progress as well as your best
demos of the last year. Both independent demonstrations and those
accompanying accepted papers and posters are welcome. Demo submissions
should be submitted through our online system in the form of a maximum
4 minute video. At the conference we want the ITS participants to
literally get in touch with your demos. Our main goal is to provide a
forum for lively discussions and a hands-on experience. This track at
Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces is a forum for you to demo your
cool new technologies and applications to all attendees at the
conference’s main reception. Demos are a central way of communicating
your work to the community, using an interactive means. The demo
session promises to be hands-on, interactive and fun.

Posters provide an interactive forum for authors to present research
prototypes and works in progress to conference attendees. Submissions
should be in the form of a 2-page extended abstract describing the
Interactive Poster. Interactive Poster abstracts will not be published
in the main conference proceedings, but will be included in the
adjunct CD. Authors of accepted Interactive Poster abstracts are
responsible for preparing an Interactive Poster to display/demonstrate
on site at the conference. Interactive Posters focus more on visual
presentation and discussion between the author and attendees around
the poster.

If you have any additional question please do not hesitate to contact:

Or directly

Shahram Izadi, shahrami @ microsoft.com
Johannes Schöning johannes.schoening @ dfki.de

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Posted: 10 October 2009 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I am going to do my best to go there. But since my budget is limited, would it be possible to volunteer? Or get a NUIGroup discount?

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Posted: 24 November 2009 07:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Dear all!
Just wanted to post here what was going on at ITS today and yesterday.
The first day started with a nice
keynote of Ken Perlin

http://www.its2009.org/index.php/Main/InvitedSpeakers

http://touchco.com/
He gave a nice overview on the activities around his start up company
touchco. Touchco is a newly founded company chartered to commercialize
IFSR (Interpolating Force-Sensitive Resistance) technology recently
developed at New York University’s Media Research Lab.

After that the first session started with a couple of interesting papers:

How to turn a Diamond into a real multi-touch device:
“Single User MultiTouch on the DiamondTouch: From 2x1D to 2D” by
Francois Berard, Yann Laurillau

A overview on TUIO
“reacTIVision and TUIO: A Tangible Tabletop Toolkit” by Martin Kaltenbrunner
http://www.tuio.org/

FiberBoard by Dan Jackson from Newcastle - i really like that one:

After lunch in the paper session interaction design Thomas Seifried
presented CRISTAL.

It is really interesting that nearly most of the papers have an
accompanying youtube video. I already discussed that some other guys
here at the conference. More and more application papers are coming to
ITS - how should we deal with them?

During the (tasty) reception the demo and posters session took place.

http://www.its2009.org/index.php/Main/Program#posters

Again all videos of the demos can be found online here in this playlist.
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D007E56A4C8E9426

Also today was a great day.
It started with the Tangible UI Session. The work of Martin Spindler & Raimund Dachselt “PaperLens: Advanced Magic Lens Interaction above the Tabletop” was really good. Again there is a youtube video showing the basic concepts:

In addition the concept of the Haptic Tabletop Puck was very interesting:

This way to provide tactile feedback for interactive tabletops was also shown in the demo session yesterday. They authors plan to make the code and the instructions how to build pucks freely available to everybody interested.

In the afternoon the “Surface Interaction with 3D Data” session had some highlights.
Andrew Wilson presented a paper on “Simulating Grasping Behavior on an Imaging Interactive Surface” Basically a nice add on on their UIST 2008 paper:
Bringing Physics to the Surface
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/awilson/videos/SurfacePhysics-UIST.wmv

Also Marks paper on “Sticky Tools” is worth to read and it was a fun presentation.
http://markhancock.ca/pmwiki/uploads/Main/stickytools.pdf

That´s it for now. Have to make me ready for the Banquet.
Would be cool, to have something like this one wink
http://www.inamo-restaurant.com/gallery-videos.php

Unfortunately I have to leave tomorrow morning during the mini-tutorial, but i guess someone will report on Day 3 of ITS 2009.

Cheers,
Johannes

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Posted: 26 November 2009 09:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Johannes it was awesome meeting you in person. What did you think of Shia Chen’s talk? I was hoping that Jeff Han would have spoken instead...oh well. Overall it was an interesting academic conference. From a hobbyist point of view, I was hoping that some of the academic people would have shown off papers on building a touch surface within a given budget and maybe have handed out some sheets on how to do it.

On the third day, though some of the people of Microsoft gave a speech (mini tutorial session). And I really liked it, I think the presenter’s name was Peter Brandl...I am not sure, but he went into detail on the different techniques, benefits, disadvantages, brief history, scalability of it.

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Posted: 27 November 2009 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Knuckle-Head - 26 November 2009 09:56 PM

Johannes it was awesome meeting you in person. What did you think of Shia Chen’s talk? I was hoping that Jeff Han would have spoken instead...oh well. Overall it was an interesting academic conference. From a hobbyist point of view, I was hoping that some of the academic people would have shown off papers on building a touch surface within a given budget and maybe have handed out some sheets on how to do it.

On the third day, though some of the people of Microsoft gave a speech (mini tutorial session). And I really liked it, I think the presenter’s name was Peter Brandl...I am not sure, but he went into detail on the different techniques, benefits, disadvantages, brief history, scalability of it.

Yes, it was great to meet you. We had some sort of bootcamp last year in Amsterdam
http://ifgiweb.uni-muenster.de/~j_scho09/multi-touch-bootcamp/Home.html
There we practically demonstrating the steps involved in creating these interactive surfaces the workshop aims to encourage the exploration of multi-touch by researchers who may not have considered self-construction of such hardware viable.
two nice papers:
http://www.dfki.de/~jschoen/website/Publications_files/TUM-I0833.pdf
and
http://eprints.comp.lancs.ac.uk/2215/

Peter is actually not from MS. But indeed his presentation was great. he will also put up his slides soon.
Hope to see you again next year in Saarbrücken

Cheers,
Johannes

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Posted: 27 November 2009 05:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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You might wonder why you did not receive a Day 3 report from ITS 2009.
Well, i had to leave earlier that day and “just” was to able to tend
one of the tutorials. I was in the tutorial of Peter Brandl. He talked
about different techniques to create multi-touch hardware and of
course discussed pro&cons of each. Really interesting and good
tutorial. Peter will make his slides available soon. The other
tutorial was by Daniel Wigdor (MS). He presented a taxonomy for
interactive tabletops:
http://www.wigdor.com/daniel/research/grossman_wigdor_TT_2007.pdf
As i said after that i left. But i read this really interesting paper
on the flight back: (Mark Hancock et al, Uni. of Calgary):
http://hci.usask.ca/uploads/163-projection-camera-ready.pdf

The conference ended with a (as i heard) great and inspiring keynote
of Bill Buxton. We (one again) underlined that multi-touch can just be
a part for a successful application.
Raimund took some photos. Interestingly he showed up his new camera
with integrated projector (Nikon Coolpix S1000). I think we should
focus a bit more on mobile projection and multi-touch interaction on
mobile displays. Thanks to Raimund for taken these pictures.

That was it so far from ITS 2009.
I have another good news for you. ITS 2010 will be in Germany - more
precisely in Saarbrücken my home town.
Antonio Krüger and I will chair the conference and Daniel Wigdor and
Michael Haller will be program chairs.
Follow us on twitter if you want: http://twitter.com/its_Germany2010

More information will be available soon!

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Posted: 27 November 2009 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Hey Johannes thanks for the conference reports! smile

Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the conference, but hopefully I will be able to get and read the proceedings.

Congrats on getting ITS2010 to Germany! Hopefully I will be able to join it.

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Posted: 29 November 2009 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Hey Johannes, thanks for your detailed coverage of the conference!
I also posted a brief subjective report about ITS2009 on my blog:
http://modin.yuri.at/blog/

@Falcon4ever, the proceedings will most certainly become available in the ACM library,
is there any release date for that Johannes?

Looking forward to the next edition in Saarbrücken,
best regards,
Martin.K

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Posted: 20 December 2009 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Hi.

Johannes, I’m still going through all of the great stuff you’ve shared from BANFF.  Thank you so much!

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