Interactive Surfaces for Interaction with Stereoscopic 3D (ISIs3D) @ ITS 2013


The Tutorial and Workshop on “Interactive Surfaces for Interaction with Stereoscopic 3D (ISIS3D)” aims to provide an interactive tutorial followed by a workshop that focuses on the challenges that appear when the flat digital world of surface computing meets the curved, physical, 3D space we live in.

Starting with a tutorial, we introduce stereoscopic tabletops from hardware conception about input and output technologies, perceptual issues, HCI aspects and different applications. The tutorial will be followed by a workshop to foster discussions among participants and to provide an intensive exchange between industrial and academic researchers working in the area of touch-based interaction in 3D display environments. A strong focus of the tutorial as well as the workshop will be on the challenges of 3D interaction on 2D surfaces. The tutorial and workshop will last for a full-day during ACM ITS 2013.

The workshop solicits position papers. Position papers (2-4 pages) should contain research or design work within the scope of touch interaction and 3D or stereoscopic display and may include preliminary results or conceptual ideas. The papers should be prepared in the SIGCHI extended abstract format. You can download Word and LaTeX templates from the sigchi website:

Members of the program committee will review all submissions. The workshop welcomes submissions addressing one or more of the following topics:

·       Stereoscopic Displays

·       3D User Interfaces and Interaction

·       Touch- and Gesture-based Interfaces

·       Adaptive and Perception-inspired Interfaces

·       Psychophysiological Studies related to Stereoscopy



·       Submission Deadline: August 9th, 2013

·       Notification: August 28th, 2013


·       Florian Daiber, DFKI Saarbrücken, GER

·       Bruno Rodrigues De Arajo, MINT, INRIA Lille Nord Europe, FRA

·       Frank Steinicke, University of Würzburg, GER

·       Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, York University, Toronto, CA


·       Martin Hachet, INRIA Bordeaux, FR

·       Antonio Krüger, DFKI GmbH, GER

·       Jean-Babtiste de la Rivire, Immersion, FR

·       Dan Keefe, University of Minnesota, USA

·       Nicholas Katzakis, Osaka University, JP

·       Raimund Dachselt, Magdeburg University, GER

·       Tobias Isenberg, INRIA-Saclay, FR

·       Andreas Pusch, University of Würzburg, GER

·       Johannes Schöning, Hasselt University, BE

·       Dimitar Valkov, University of Münster, GER


ISIs3D Tutorial and Workshop @ ITS 2013

Florian Daiber

Florian Daiber is a researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial

Intelligence (DFKI). From 2008 - 2009 he worked at the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster. His research interests are intelligent user interfaces with special consideration of multi-touch interaction. Since 2010 Florian Daiber is member of DFKI and mainly involved in the interscopic Multi-touch Surfaces (iMUTS)-project. Florian Daiber has a strong interest in stereoscopic tabletop interaction, organized the CHI SIG Touching the 3rd Dimension and was also involved in the follow-up CHI workshop “The 3rd dimension of CHI (3DCHI)” and the Dagstuhl Seminar “Touching the 3rd dimension”.

Bruno R. De Araùjo
Bruno R. de Araújo is a PhD Student at the Instituto Superior Tecnico from the Technical University of Lisbon and is recently a researcher at the MINT group from INRIA Lille. He was a researcher at INESC-ID and the Visualization and Intelligent MultiModal Interfaces Group. He participated on several European Research Projects such as SMARTSKETCHES, IMPROVE, MAXIMUS and SATIN researching advanced interaction techniques for 3D surfacing using Calligraphic interfaces and innovative interfaces for immersive and mixed reality combining interactive tabletops and large scale displays. He is interested in large scale display based visualization using PC cluster and multi-projector systems, and participated in design of tiled display visualization infrastructure for the LEME (Laboraty in Mobility and Excellence) at IST. He presented several tutorials about designing multi-projector VR systems at both IEEE VR and Eurographics conferences. Currently, he is finishing his PhD on semi-immersive environments for 3D modelling and collaborated on several Portuguese FCT projects (VIZIR,CEDAR,MIVIS) and the ANR French project (Instinct) regarding innovative interfaces for stereoscopic interactive surfaces.

Frank Steinicke

Frank Steinicke is a professor in Computer Science in Media at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Würzburg and chair of the Immersive Media Group.

Since 2012 he is the director of the newly founded interdisciplinary Institute for Human Computer Media. His research is driven by understanding the human perceptual, cognitive and motoric skills and limitations in order to reform the interaction as well as the experience in computer-mediated realities. Frank Steinicke regularly serves as panelist and speaker at major events in the area of virtual reality and human-computer interaction.

The results of his work have been published and presented in several international conferences and journals including CHI, SIGGRAPH, VR, ACM TOG, IEEE TVCG, and many others. Furthermore, he is on the IPC of various national and international conferences and currently co-chair of ACM SUI 2013, GI VR/AR 2013, and IEEE 3DUI 2014.

Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Dr. Stuerzlinger is a leading researcher in three-dimensional user interfaces and virtual reality, and also very active in human-computer interaction. He graduated with a Doctorate in Computer Science from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria in 1993. Supported by an Erwin-Schrödinger fellowship Dr. Stuerzlinger visited the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1997. In 1998, Dr. Stuerzlinger was appointed to the Department of Computer Science at York University in Toronto, Canada. There, he is a full professor and a member of the interdisciplinary Centre for Vision Research (CVR) as well as the graduate program in Psychology. Dr. Stuerzlinger is a member of the GRAND NCE (Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence), where he also serves on the board of directors, a journal editorial board, and numerous international program committees. He has been a program chair for several international scientific events. He is an author of more than a dozen patents and has participated in multiple start-ups. Dr. Stuerzlinger has supervised more than 35 graduate students to completion and published more than 100 refereed scientific papers.

Tutorial Organizers

CFP: ISIS3D Tutorial and Workshop @ ITS 2013

The Tutorial and Workshop on “Interactive Surfaces for Interaction with Stereoscopic 3D (ISIS3D)” aims to provide an interactive tutorial followed by a workshop that focuses on the challenges that appear when the flat digital world of surface computing meets the curved, physical, 3D space we live in.

The tutorial material and workshop proceedings are online.

Tutorial material can be found here...

09:00 Tutorial Part 1

  1. -Hardware for Interactive Stereoscopic Surfaces

  2. -Perception and Action in Interactive Stereoscopic Surface Setups

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Tutorial Part 2

  1. -Interaction on and above Interactive Stereoscopic Surfaces

  2. -Projects and Application Scenarios for ISIS3D

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Workshop Part 1 - Position Papers & Brainstorming

Workshop proceedings can be found here...

Perception of ISIS3D

  1. -Gerd Bruder and Frank Steinicke
    2.5D Touch Interaction on Stereoscopic Tabletop Surfaces

  2. -Dimitar Valkov, Alexander Giesler and Klaus Hinrichs
    Perceptional Illusions for 3D Touch Interaction

Studying ISIS3D

  1. -Wolfgang Stuerzlinger
    Considerations for Targets in 3D Pointing Experiments

  2. -Florian Daiber, Andrey Krekhov, Marco Speicher, Jens Krüger and Antonio Krüger
    A Framework for Prototyping and Evaluation of Sensor-based Mobile Interaction with Stereoscopic 3D

Applications and Systems

  1. -Mark Mine and Arun Yoganandan
    Building (Disney) Castles in the Air

  2. -Fernando Fonseca, Daniel Mendes, Bruno Araujo, Alfredo Ferreira and Joaquim Jorge
    3D mid-air manipulation techniques above stereoscopic tabletops

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Discussion

18:00 End

Tutorial & Workshop Program