May 2008 Co-Chair PPD'08 - Naples Italy

PPD LogoAVI is going well but this Saturday I am co-chairing an international workshop on designing multi-touch interaction techniques for coupled public and private displays along with Shahram Izadi from Microsoft Research UK and Sriram Subramanian from Bristol University UK. The program for this workshop is now online and if you take a look you will see the range of very interesting workshop papers and participants. The objective of this workshop is to focus on the opportunities afforded by the combination of touch sensitive small private input displays coupled with large touch sensitive public displays. The main goals are to identify research challenges in the technology, application and evaluation of devices in such settings.

Workshop attendees will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of Springer's Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. The goal is to have the authors submit extended versions of their papers by Sept 2008 (we realize CHI is around the corner, but we have a tight deadline from Springer). More details on this will be available at the Workshop and linked from the website.

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