Call for Studios Proposals

Important Dates

  • August 08, 2013, 11:59 pm PST: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • October 7, 2013: Proposal Notification
  • November 11, 2013: Camera Ready Version

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General Infos

TEI 2014 also invites proposals for studios to be held in multiple tracks on Sunday, February 16th, 2014. Successful studios offer hand-on experiences for conference attendees that merge design, art, and technology. Studios accommodate around 15 participants each and are open to anyone who has registered for the conference (additional fees might be required). Each Studio will be represented by a 4-page extended abstract that will be included in the Proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library. Organizers are also encouraged to arrange for later publications of a studio's creative output.

Studios should encourage new and enriching perspectives on the field of tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. Studios are an excellent opportunity for organizers to share their work with other professionals, engage in co-creation, and gain feedback to broaden the limits of their research experience. Studio topics can include (but are not limited to) the exploration of new tools, prototype design techniques, creative approaches to emerging and traditional trades, and research-oriented topics. We look forward to creative and original studios that will open attendees' minds to fresh and innovative experiences in the field!

Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

  • Digital music and circuit bending
  • Unexpected design with chemical and basic elements
  • Intelligent fabrics, wearables and tailoring
  • Connections between computing and art craft
  • Smart tangibles
  • Innovative Sketching techniques
  • Toy design
  • Prototyping - from cardboard to 3D printing
  • New architecture design and models
  • Open (hardware & software) Design
  • or any other unexpected experience you are willing to share with us...

At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the conference before the early registration deadline. Non-registered authors can take part in the Studio, but won't be able to access the conference.

Submission Guidelines


Submit a proposal as two documents formatted according to the ACM Extended Abstract guidelines (see below).

Document 1 (4 pages maximum):

  • Part 1A: Abstract (150 words maximum)
  • Part 1B: Detailed proposal description
  • Part 1C: Topics to be covered
  • Part 1D: Learning goals/Discussion objectives
  • Part 1E: Supporting documents / references

This ACM formatted Description document template contains detailed descriptions and examples of the expected contents for each part

Document 2 (4 pages maximum):

  • Part 2A: Studio coordinator information (100 words each maximum)
  • Part 2B: Proposed schedule
  • Part 2C: Bill of materials
  • Part 2D: Estimated budget
  • Part 2E: Technical Requirements (equipment and space conditions)

This ACM formatted Description document template contains detailed descriptions and examples of the expected contents for each part

Studio Review Process

The review process will take into account the organizers' ability to clearly articulate a plan for a studio that will provoke discussion of TEI-related issues or lead to a rich hands-on experience, in a half- or full-day time slot. Additional criteria are: the expected community interest level in the topic, available equipment, and how the topics and processes covered complement other studio offerings. The Studios Chairs may suggest organizers of submissions that are similar in topic to collaborate on a joint session. In order for the Studio extended abstract to appear in the conference proceedings, studio organizers must register for the TEI conference by the early registration deadline.

Organizer Responsibilities

Before the Conference

  • Arrange for delivery of needed studio materials (options include bringing items in-person or shipping to the venue)
  • Optional: call for paper submissions and manage a review of papers
  • Prepare for 12 to 15 participants
  • Develop a final agenda of activities and discuss it with TEI 2014 Studio Chairs
  • Recruit participants: organizers of an accepted session are encouraged to set up and maintain a web page providing information about their studio

At the Conference

Organizers are responsible for setting up the studio before the session, leading discussions and sustaining participation. Organizers will present the results of the session to the entire TEI 2014 conference.

After the Conference

It is expected that Studios' results will be communicated to a larger audience. In addition to any presentations, organizers will make material available about the studio for public consumption. This material can range from online photos and videos, design documents and/or schematics, a blog, or a report for publication in an ACM Bulletin or a similar venue.


Please submit your proposals via e-mail to .

More Information

If you have further questions about Studios for TEI 2014, contact the Studio Chairs Michael Horn and Nicolai Marquardt at .

TEI 2014 Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.


Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote
Chris Harrison
The Rich-Touch Revolution is Coming
Closing Keynote
Eric Paulos
Hybrid Ecologies: New Stratagems for Computing Culture

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