International Workshop on Intelligent and Tangible User Interfaces for Collaboration

(ITUI-C 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Novel interactive systems often combine digital representations with physical, real-world artifacts. Such intelligent and tangible user interfaces (I&T UI) offer new ways for users to collaborate with others, manipulate data, to interact with humans and computers.

It is argued that ‘natural collaboration’ is supported when people can reach out and touch with their fingers or assemble around a table. Other participants and their physical chains of actions support coordination, while material artifacts or a tangible tabletop act as mediators. The use of gestures, interventions with tokens, modifications and content manipulation extend the possibilities of collaboration and co-construction. Participants do not just have to discuss in a confrontational way face-to-face. IUI employs intelligent processing and interfaces that leverage artificial intelligence techniques.

The artifacts take a key role in intelligent and tangible user interfaces and materialize the possible modes of collaboration and interaction. Therefore their collaborative aspects are central to participants exchange and interactions with each other and a UI, e.g., the ColorTable – a tangible tabletop supporting negotiation process to collaboratively plan future urban scenarios in participatory settings.

The aims of this workshop are to further explore potentials of collaborating with and supported by intelligent and tangibles – their integration into the interaction, their material features and how these contribute to participants’ collaboration and modes of interaction. Therefore we look forward to further learn and understand the various modes of collaboration offered by UIs and exchange our experiences throughout fieldwork, design cases and research projects. Beyond that we want to encourage the discourse about the aspects and complexity of collaborative work and design with intelligent and tangible interfaces in theory and practice.

The workshop is planned for a full day, starting with a keynote and includes demonstrations. The combination of practical experiences and theoretical concepts will be a good basis for research exchange and support researchers to further explore and develop natural collaboration possibilities and cooperative concepts mediated by UIs. The workshop works will be included in the CTS proceedings.

The ITUI-C Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Intelligent and Tangible Frameworks and Models

  • User interface design and evaluation

  • Collaborative Multi-user Interfaces

  • New Approaches and Terminologies

  • Tabletop, surface, and multi-touch Interfaces

  • Methods and Experiences with Users and Stakeholders

  • Descriptions of Models and Processes

  • Design Studies and Cases

  • I &T UI Usability

  • Research Projects

  • Novel Intelligent and Tangible Applications

  • Intelligent Interactive Interfaces, Systems, and Devices

  • Pen and gesture-based interfaces

  • Pervasive and Mobile Interfaces

  • Human-centered Interfaces

  • Affective and Social Interfaces

  • Conversational Interfaces

  • Resilient and Adaptive Interfaces

  • Empirical Studies and Evaluations of I&T UI Interfaces

  • Machine learning and intelligent user interfaces

  • Natural language processing and interfaces

  • Cognitive Science and Human Computer Interaction

  • Adaptive Interfaces

  • Perception and Actions


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to intelligent and tangible user interfaces for collaboration. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 29, 2016 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016

International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA