Call for Partipation

Workshop: Urban Mixed Realities – Technologies, Theories and Frontiers

April 6th 2008, CHI 2008, Florence, Italy

Submission deadline: 17th October 2007

Urban mixed realities represent a growing and exciting area of research which requires new ways of thinking about issues such as usability, place and presence. This workshop will bring together practitioners and researchers from fields as diverse as presence and pervasive games with the objective of discussing the emerging issues within this growing field. We invite all those with an interest to submit a position paper. Some suggested topic areas are listed below:

Submission Instructions

You are invited to submit a position paper (maximum four pages) using the CHI extended abstracts format. These should be submitted to Rod McCall ( Please place “Workshop Submission” in the email subject field. The deadline for submissions is October 17th 2007, with notifications being issued by the 28th November 2007. At least one author from each paper will be required to attend the workshop which is being held during CHI 2008 in Florence, Italy. The cost of the workshop is $150.

After the Workshop

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the PsychNology Journal on the theme of the workshop ( We also expect an article about the workshop to appear in the British HCI group’s Interfaces magazine.

For more information please visit:

Programme Committee

– Rod McCall, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
– Giulio Jacucci, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
– Wolfgang Broll, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
– Kari Kuutti, University of Oulu, Finland
– Ina Wagner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
– Elisa Giaccardi, University of Colorado, USA
– Luciano Gamberini, University of Padova, Italy