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CHI 2016 Papers & Note

In May we will present three papers, two full papers and a note, at CHI 2016 in San Jose. All papers are joint work with our research partners from the University of St Andrews, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, University of Aarhus, and Microsoft Research Cambridge.

Uta Hinrichs, Simon Butscher, Jens Müller, Harald Reiterer. 2016. Diving in at the Deep End: The Value of Alternative In-Situ Approaches for Systematic Library Search. To appear: In Proceedings of the 34th annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI ’16), ACM, May 2016.
Jens Müller, Roman Rädle, Harald Reiterer. 2016. Virtual Objects as Spatial Cues in Collaborative Mixed Reality Environments: How They Shape Communication Behavior and User Task Load. To appear: In Proceedings of the 34th annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI ’16), ACM, May 2016.
Johannes Zagermann, Ulrike Pfeil, Roman Rädle, Hans-Christian Jetter, Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose, Harald Reiterer. 2016. When Tablets meet Tabletops: The Effect of Tabletop Size on Around-the-Table Collaboration with Personal Tablets. To appear: In Proceedings of the 34th annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI ’16), ACM, May 2016.

We are looking forward to seeing you at CHI 2016 in San Jose!

Harald Reiterer at NII Shonan Meeting

Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer has been invited to a NII Shonan Meeting. The title of the seminar is “Immersive Analytics: A new multidisciplinary initiative to explore future interaction technologies for data analytics”. The seminar will take place from February 15-18, 2016.

Read more about the Seminar: http://shonan.nii.ac.jp/shonan/blog/2015/04/01/immersive-analytics-a-new-multidisciplinary-initiative-to-explore-future-interaction-technologies-for-data-analytics/

Ausstellung: Tell Genderes – 20 Meter Menschheitsgeschichte

In einer Kooperation der Universität Konstanz und der HTWG Konstanz entstand die Ausstellung „Tell Genderes – 20 Meter Menschheitsgeschichte“. Die Studierenden präsentieren Ergebnisse der archäologischen Ausgrabung der antiken Ortschaft Genderes, die im heutigen Norden Syriens liegt.

Er wurde in mehreren Ausgrabungskampagnen von Archäologen aus Konstanz und Syrien untersucht. Sie haben das kulturelle Erbe Syriens (wieder) Schritt für Schritt freigelegt. Frühere Bewohner des Ortes haben mit ihren Hinterlassenschaften Schicht um Schicht den Hügel geformt und so wuchs Genderes immer weiter in die Höhe – der heutige Hügel (arabisch tell) bildet 20 Meter Menschheitsgeschichte ab.

Tauchen Sie in die Welt der Archäologie ein und scrollen Sie durch die Schichten dieses Tells. Entdecken Sie Mönche auf Säulen, den Handel der Antike und die unfassbaren Bauprogramme der Seleukidenherrscher. Die über 5000 Jahre alte Siedlungsgeschichte des Hügels kann ab dem 19.12.2015 im BildungsTURM interaktiv erforscht werden. Dabei wird die aktuelle Lage Syriens nicht aus den Augen verloren.

Weitere Informationen unter www.tell-genderes.de.

Besucherinformationen:

Bildungsturm Konstanz (Kulturzentrum am Münster)
Wessenbergstr. 43, 78462 Konstanz
19. Dez.-31. Jan. | Eintritt 3€, ermäßigt 2€
Di.-Fr. 10.00 – 18.00 Uhr und Sa.-So. 10.00 – 17.00 Uhr

Führungen immer Sonntags, 15:00 Uhr. Bei größeren Gruppen bitte Voranmeldung unter info@tell-genderes.de

Impressionen: (Bilder: Bela Gipp - www.gipp.com)

Harald Reiterer and Mario Schreiner co-organize “Cross-Surface 2016″-Workshop at CHI 2016 (May 2016)

We are happy to announce that Harald Reiterer and Mario Schreiner will co-organize a workshop on “Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies in the Wild” at the CHI 2016 conference in the heart of Silicon Valley: San Jose, California, USA. CHI 2016 will be held from May 7 to May 12 2016.

This is the second edition of the workshop, with a focus on Challenges and Opportunities for ‘Bring Your Own Device’ in the Wild. Please have a look at the workshop website to learn about the details and see the call for paper.

All workshop participants will also be invited to submit an extended full article of their submission for a special issue on “Interaction with Device Ecologies in the Wild” in the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal that will appear winter 2016.

 

HCI Group at ITS 2015

Our HCI Group is attending this year’s ITS conference on the beautiful island of Madeira. Our group contributed five workshop papers for the workshops Cross-Surface: Workshop on Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies in the Wild and Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces (CMIS): Walls, Tables, Mobiles, and Wearables


Here you can see a picture of us attending the Welcome Reception at Madeira Wine Lodges.

 

(from left to right: Mario Schreiner, Johannes Zagermann, Simon Butscher, Harald Reiterer, Ulrike Pfeil, Daniel Klinkhammer and Jens Müller)

 

Presentation of bachelor/master-project topics

This semester we offer a number of Bachelor and Master projects in which students have the opportunity to actively participate in ongoing research projects.

We, therefore, cordially invite you to come visit us in our MediaRoom (Z924) on Wednesday, October 21st at 11.45 am. There you will get an overview of open Bachelor and Master projects. The projects will be presented by members of the HCI Group and can be discussed afterwards if any question remains.

Vortrag von Prof. Harald Reiterer – Zukunft der Wissensspeicher

Der Vortrag “Blended Interaction – Konzepte für die Bibliothek der Zukunft” gehalten von Prof. Reiterer im Rahmen der Tagung “Die Zukunft der Wissensspeicher” wurde auf dem Wissenschaftsportal der Gerda Henkel Stiftung als Videoaufzeichnung bereitgestellt.

SMARTACT Kick-Off in Konstanz

SMARTACT: Individual and context-based real-time interventions promoting normal eating and physical activity through mobile technology

For a first kick-off of the interdisciplinary research project “SMARTACT: Individual and context-based real-time interventions promoting normal eating and physical activity through mobile technology”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and leaded by Prof. Dr. Britta Renner and Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp, University of Konstanz, all principal investigators, researchers, members of the scientific advisory board and other stakeholders of the SMARTACT project met between the 17th and 18th of June in Konstanz. Keynotes from the Advisory Board members – Prof. Dr. Carol J. Boushey, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, USA and Prof. Dr. Stephen Sutton, University of Cambridge, UK – provided an overview about new technologies for assessing eating behavior and digital interventions for behavior change.

Feel free to visit the project websites about SMARTACT and SMARTACT: SMARTMOBILITY for more information.

Harald Reiterer co-organizes Workshop Cross-Surface 2015 at ITS 2015 (November 2015)

We are happy to announce that Harald Reiterer will co-organize a workshop on “Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies in the Wild” at this year’s ITS conference in Funchal on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal in November 2015.

Please have a look at the workshop website to learn about the details and see the call for paper.

All workshop participants will also be invited to submit an extended full article of their submission for a special issue on “Interaction with Device Ecologies in the Wild” in the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal that will appear mid 2016.

Talk at EBSLG General Meeting 2015 (University of St. Gallen) on June 10, 2015

Harald Reiterer is giving a talk on June 10, 2015 at the EBSLG General Meeting 2015. The talk is entitled “Blended library - New user interface concepts to support information seeking and scientific writing” and starts at 9.00 AM.

The 2015 EBSLG General Meeting is themed “Insight, Impact, Interaction: Challenges for Libraries”. The meeting will take place in St.Gallen, Switzerland from 8 to 11 June 2015.