Information on the presentation format
All presentations should be 10 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A.
Each presentation should contain:

  1. Information about your background (e.g., where are you coming from and on what topic are you working on or you are interested in),
  2. What is your interest in PD-Apps and how your topic is connected to the ws, and
  3. What you did.

Please send your presentation via email to by September 07.

PD-Apps 2015 Workshop is on Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Venue: Grand Front Osaka, Tower B, Conference Room B05 (more info…)

09:00 Registration / Help Desk Opens

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome from the organisers and introduction
10:00 – 10:30 Paper presentations: 10 minutes + 5 for Q&A

During the presentations organisers and participants will write discussion items on a whiteboard and post-it notes. Participants will write down ideas, challenges, and problems inspired by the talks.

  • 10:00 – CASIK, A Culturally Adaptive Sustainable Information Kiosk
    Ryan Younger, John Moore, and Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
  • 10:15 – Public Displays for Monitoring and Improving Community Wellbeing
    Evangelos Niforatos, Ivan Elhart, and Marc Langheinrich

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Paper presentations (continued): 10 minutes + 5 for Q&A

  • 11:00 – Towards a smart retail environment
    Antonella Di Rienzo, Franca Garzotto, Paolo Cremonesi, Cristina Fra, and Massimo Valla
  • 11:15 – Tackling Challenges of Interactive Public Displays using Gaze
    Mohamed Khamis, Andreas Bulling, and Florian Alt
  • 11:30 – Supporting Interactivity on a Ski Lift
    Anton Fedosov, Florian Alt, Evangelos Niforatos, and Ivan Elhart
  • 11:45 – Mediating Movement-based Interaction through Semiotically Enhanced Shadow Representations
    Eva Lösch, Andrea Nutsi, and Michael Koch
  • 12:00 – 3D Interaction with Networked Public Displays Using Mobile and Wearable Devices
    Krzysztof Pietroszek, James R. Wallace, Liudmila Tahai, and Edward Lank
  • 12:15 – Touchless Gestural Interfaces for Networked Public Displays
    Salvatore Sorce, Alessio Malizia, Vito Gentile, and Antonio Gentile

12:30 – 14:00 (12:00 – 13:30) Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Sorting and identification of potential themes and topics for discussion

Together, we will sort out ideas, challenges, and problems that were written down during the presentations. Based on the items we will identify themes and topics for discussion and group work. The identified themes and topics will be discussed in the World Cafe session.

14:30 – 15:30 World Cafe session

Participant will break out into small groups around identified themes and topics for public displays. The focus for discussion will be potential paper ideas and possible research collaboration around the identified challenges. Also, each group will prepare a short presentation for sharing their ideas with other groups. Poster boards, pens, markers, and stickies will be provided.

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 World Cafe session (continued)
17:00 – 17:30 Short presentations around themes and topics discussed in the World Cafe session
17:30 – 19:00 Plenary session: discussion, consolidation, and action plan