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Physicality 2012 : 4th International Workshop on Physicality


When Sep 12, 2012 - Sep 12, 2012
Where University of Birmingham, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 18, 2012
Notification Due Jul 10, 2012
Categories    physical interaction   embodied interaction

Call For Papers

Physicality 2012 is the 4th International Workshop aimed at exploring design challenges, theories and experiences in developing new forms of interactions that exploit human physical interaction with digital technology. Physicality-based interactions extend feedback beyond the visual, thus emulating the experiences gained through our interaction with the world via our non-visual senses and control capabilities such as gesture, speech, touch and haptic. Also, the body parts used for interaction stretch out from the finger to the palm, arm and even the whole body.

This multi-disciplinary workshop will bring together researchers from industry and academia. We welcome participation from designers and technologists, artists and architects, researchers in tangible interaction and organic user interfaces, psychologists, philosophers and social scientists, and indeed, all excited by learning from the latest works and experiences in this field.


We invite contributions that address physicality; appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

•Enabling technologies for physicality-based interactions
•Philosophy of physicality and its role for human perception and cognition
•Design at the physical-digital frontier
•Artefact focussed social interaction
•Flexible, non-flat or actuated display interfaces
•Embodied interaction
•Physicality inspired interaction in virtual worlds
•Digital emulation of the physical
•Interactive art, creativity and performance
•Movement and choreography of interaction

We invite submissions from 2-4 pages position papers to 4-10 pages research papers. We would also like to encourage contributions in other forms, such as demonstration, artwork or performance, but please contact us first. Submissions and enquiries should be sent to (

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judges on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality and relevance to the workshop. All accepted contributions would be given the chance to be revised and extended for the camera-ready copy. All contributions will be published in the workshop proceedings and selected papers lodged in the BCS eWiC repository.


The workshop will include short individual presentations, discussions and a hands-on session. The main part of the workshop will be held on the 11th September but we plan to open the workshop in the evening of the 10th September with a dinner together, to allow introductions and any demonstrations.


Prof. Alan Dix (Talis and University of Birmingham, UK)
Prof. Steve Gill (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK)
Dr. Devina Ramduny-Ellis (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Dr. Masitah Ghazali (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

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