Call for Papers

*** POSTPONED DEADLINE *** APRIL 3rd, 2011 *** POSTPONED DEADLINE *** APRIL 3rd, 2011 *** POSTPONED DEADLINE *** APRIL 3rd, 2011 ***

überMEDIEN ÜBERmorgen – aboutMEDIA ABOUTtomorrow

Though the conference languages are German as well as English the conference theme cannot be translated literally into English since the German “über” has several meanings leading to the following associations: Media. Through the media. about media. Media about. Media tomorrow. On media tomorrow. On media on tomorrow. Media beyond tomorrow. Tomorrow dominated by media? Letter, book, newspaper, telephone, radio and television have coded and transported information for decades, centuries, millennia without major changes. Their objective and handling was as specific as simple: open, turn on, lift and off we went.

The digitization of the media landscape radically breaks with this tradition. Even the purchase of a TV set is a task for experts: HD, Full HD, HDMI, IP, DVB-T, DVB-C, DVB-S, 3D TV, LCD, LED, plasma, IEEE 802.3, USB, MP3, MPEG -1, MPEG-4, DivX or viewing angle are part of the technological now how, users have to understand. Only 10 years ago the only question was concerned about the size of the screen.

Apart of this intriguing new possibilities are emerging: worldwide communication in real time, access to information from any location, safety, personalized information, and up today unknown technical qualities enable us to a life we don’t want to miss anymore.

The conference addresses topics between these two extreme positions. The question is: Is the development going to overwhelm us, or are the new media going to be an opportunity to us for a self-determined life in freedom? What in fact is our future with media tomorrow and the day after?

Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Digital and Interactive TV, WebTV, IPTV and HybridTV
  • Media and Learning
  • Media consumption and adolescence
  • Media and Social Networking
  • Media for the Disabled
  • Digital Radio
  • New media and the elderly
  • Media and Mobility
  • Localized media
  • Personalized media
  • Media use and media reception
  • Edutainment
  • Visions of the future of media use
  • Language-based and multimodal interfaces
  • Tangible interaction
  • Post WIMP interfaces
  • Interactive media in arts and culture
  • Design thinking
  • Science fiction thinking

You are invited to submit research- and practice-papers concerning these and other areas of human-computer interaction and related fields until March 20th April 3rd 2011. There are several different categories of contribution: short and long papers, vision papers, exhibition papers, workshops and tutorials. Contributions must be original work and must be formatted according to the authors’ guidelines. For more information about contribution please refer to the page authoring guidelines.

We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future.
– Marshall McLuhan

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