ACM ISS 2022
Sun 20 - Thu 24 November 2022 Wellington, New Zealand

Accepted Workshops

Additionally two other workshop events, taking place after the conference and are FREE:


Immersive Analytics Spaces and Surfaces
Indigenous CHI Workshop
Rethinking Smart Objects: The International Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects in Interactive Spaces

Call for Contributions

We invite researchers and practitioners working in the field of interactive surfaces and spaces to submit workshop proposals for ACM ISS 2022. ISS Workshops provide a unique opportunity to discuss ideas, challenges and new work around more specific topics in the area of interactive spaces and surfaces.

We welcome proposals from a large variety of topics and domains. Example topics include but are not limited to the topics of the conference:

  • Technical and theoretical concepts for interaction:
    • Architectural concepts
    • Social aspects and protocols related to interacting with surfaces and spaces
    • Multi-modality
    • Interactive 3D spaces (Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality, mid-air displays, …)
    • Interactive architecture
    • Software engineering methods and frameworks
    • Interactive surfaces and spaces that support group work or social interaction
  • Interaction modalities:
    • Multi-touch interaction with mobile devices
    • Large display interfaces and multi-display environments
    • Gesture-based interfaces (hands, finger, body)
    • Interaction paradigms around large surfaces (tangibles, pen+touch, etc.)
    • Multi-modal interfaces
    • Tangible user interfaces
    • Body-worn devices
    • Different materials and form factors: curved, sand, water, …
    • Large scale and outdoor interactive spaces (projected interfaces, drones, …)
  • Emerging trends:
    • New and emerging body and space sensing technologies
    • Feel, taste, smell and splash user interfaces on surfaces
    • Novel interaction techniques and paradigms
    • Beyond traditional surfaces: shape-changing and actuated surfaces, body-related, …
  • Applicative domains:
    • Immersive analytics and data physicalisation
    • Museum and art installation trends
    • Hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel capabilities, and results from maker communities
  • Design, experimentation and evaluation:
    • Evaluation methods for surface applications
    • Human-centered design and methodologies related to interactive surfaces and spaces
    • Empirical evaluations of novel interactive surfaces and/or spaces designs
    • Evaluations of deployed interactive surfaces and/or spaces in specific domains (public spaces, education, science, business, entertainment, health, art, homes, etc.)
  • …and other exciting topics!

Quick Overview

  • All workshops will take place on November 20, 2022.
  • Workshops can run for either half a day or the full day.
  • Workshops at ISS 2022 will be open and inclusive. Attendance for all scheduled workshops will be open to all participants who choose to register.
  • The main conference registration includes workshops, however, there will also be an option to register for workshops only, without registering for the full conference.
  • Workshops will be hybrid, with registration open to people attending both in-person and online.
  • Accepted workshop proposals will be published as part of the ISS conference proceedings and available in the ACM Digital Library.

Submitting a Workshop Proposal

We request a short workshop proposal (up to 4 pages, excluding references). Please format your submission using the single-column ACM Master Article Submission Template.

Please include the following information in your 4-page workshop proposal:

  • Workshop title
  • Proposed workshop length (half-day or full-day)
  • Full contact information of all workshop organisers and the main contact person
  • Topic, nature and goals of the workshop
  • Relevance of the workshop to the ISS community
  • Topics and planned activities covered in the workshop
  • A description of how the organisers plan to handle the online aspects of the workshop
    • Given the situation with COVID-19, ISS 2022 will be hybrid (including both online and on site participation)
    • Please indicate how you aim to facilitate and support an engaging workshop in a hybrid, synchronous format
    • Example tools that could be used to facilitate online brainstorming include: Mural, Miro

Please submit the workshop proposal using the PCS Submission System system by July 1, 2022.


  • Registration: I would like to organise a workshop. Do I have to register for the conference?
    • No, a registration option will be provided for attending the workshops without attending the rest of the conference.
  • Registration: I would like to participate in a workshop. Do I have to register for the conference?
    • No, a registration option will be provided for attending the workshops without attending the rest of the conference.
  • Registration: Do I need to submit a position paper to attend a workshop?
    • No, workshops will be open and inclusive. Anyone who would like to attend a workshop may register.
  • Publication: I want to submit a workshop proposal. If the workshop proposal is accepted, will it be published in the proceedings?
    • Yes, the proceedings will include the workshop proposal
  • Publication: Should my workshop proposal be anonymized?
    • No, the proposals should not be anonymous
  • Publication: I want to submit a workshop paper to a specific workshop. If the workshop paper is accepted, will it be published in the proceedings?
    • No. Workshops do not require paper submissions to attend, however, materials may be requested by organisers in advance of the workshop. Proceedings will only include the workshop proposal but not the workshop submissions. However, the workshop organisers can decide if they want to publish the accepted workshop papers elsewhere (e.g. on the workshop website).
  • Workshop organisation: Is ISS going to be hybrid or virtual?
    • Yes, ISS 2022 will be hybrid. Previous conferences have shown that it is possible to organise engaging workshops in a virtual setting. Workshop proposals should include one paragraph that specifies how a hybrid (synchronous) and/or a fully virtual workshop will be implemented.
  • Workshop organisation: Can we set up our own website to manage the workshop?
    • No, all workshops will have a web site set up for them on the conference management platform. The reason for this is for everything to be contained in one site and we can create a nice program from it.
  • Workshop organisation: What are exemplary tools for brainstorming online?
    • Miro
    • Trello
    • Mural
    • Evernote
  • Workshop organisation: Is ISS providing access to a video conferencing software?
    • The conference provides access to a Zoom licence.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Barrett Ens, Monash University, Australia
Anusha Withana, University of Sydney, Australia

If you have questions about Posters for ISS 2022, contact the Workshops Chairs