From November 10th to 14th, Martin Spindler and Raimund Dachselt attended the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) in Cambridge (USA). The ACM ITS is the world’s most important conference in the field of human-computer interaction on interactive surfaces.

As Doctoral Symposium Co-Chair and Member of the Program Committee, Raimund was also involved in the conference’s organization. Besides his own contribution at the Doctoral Symposium, Martin mainly presented our article about the systematic usage of magic lenses in combination with head-coupled perspective for the exploration and manipulation of virtual 3D worlds in a tabletop environment (papervideo). We are particularly proud of the Best Paper Award (103 submissions total, acceptance rate 29%) and lots of positive feedback we got for the paper. A photo gallery shows impressions from the conference and city.

A tour of the MIT Media Lab and the subsequent demo- and poster session was also exciting. Our group was also present here, with a poster. It was created in the LEIF exchange project in cooperation with Stacey D. Scott and Victor Cheung (both University of Waterloo, Canada) during Victor’s research stay in Magdeburg. After the conference, Raimund also visited the HCI group of Robert Jacob at Tufts University.