Workshop on Data Exploration for Interactive Surfaces at ITS'15
November 15, 2015 - Madeira, Portugal

Co-located with ITS 2015, the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces.


IMPORTANT: The ITS conference has extended the early-bird registration deadline for workshop attendees and, thus, we follow other workshops and extend the submission deadline to September 30th

Topic of the workshop

Dexis 2015 focuses on the use of interactive surfaces for visual data exploration. Interactive tabletops and surfaces provide rich opportunities for data visualization and analysis, and consequently are used more and more in such settings. They provide benefits in various ways, e.g.,

  • Data can be accessed and analyzed anywhere and at any time (e.g., on tablets or on public displays),
  • Novel visualization designs and interaction experiences contribute to a rich user experience, promoting the use of visualization systems even to non-experts, and
  • Data analysis is increasingly turning into a collaborative process, and interactive surfaces offer promising possibilities for computer-supported collaborative analysis.

Despite these benefits, much remains to be learned about the effects of providing a visual data exploration experience on interactive surfaces: Interactive surfaces often come in the forms of larger screens, smaller screens, more screens, higher pixel counts, and multiple simultaneous inputs, all of which create demanding challenges for visualization and interaction designers. In addition, we need to learn more about designing surface-based visualization systems with a high user experience, find out about scenarios that are suited for such systems, and unveil the added value of surface-based visualization applications in realistic settings.

Together, we will discuss research dedicated to visualization systems for interactive surfaces, define open research questions in the field, and develop a research agenda aiming to shape future research in the field.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, have a look at our call for participation.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: September 4th, 2015 September 30, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: October 14, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: October 20th, 2015

Workshop date: November 15, 2015 


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Petra Isenberg
Bongshin Lee
Microsoft Research
Alark Joshi
Univ. of San Francisco
Tobias Isenberg

Program Committee

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For any questions regarding the workshop, contact dexisws2015@gmail.com