The annual workshop of the specialist group “Be-greifbare Interaktion” (tangible interaction) of the GI department “Mensch-Computer-Interaktion” (human-computer interaction) will take place again this year on Sunday, September 1st 2024, as part of the conference “Mensch und Computer 2024” (MuC 2024). 

The theme of this year’s “Be-greifbare Interacktion” (Tangible Interaction) workshop is “Back to Basics”. As tangible interaction centers around the manipulation of physical objects and the usage of one’s body, it involves the environment and physical context stronger than visual or speech-based interfaces. The wide range of possibilities for integrating sensors and computing systems into the physical environment provides ample design space, which is investigated by the research field of tangible interaction, to enable meaningful and human-oriented applications. The Be-greifbare Interaktion workshop intends to advance the discussion on this topic, both theoretically and practically, through research examples. 

In a full-day workshop, we explore how to prototype and how to design for tangible interfaces. This is done in 2 hands-on sessions prepared by the organisers. Besides these sessions, we invite students and researchers to submit their work and prototypes relevant to tangible interaction, including the latest (technological) developments, embodied interaction, and Mixed Reality, by May 28th, 2024. Contributions range from theoretical, critical and forward-looking reflections to design work and practical examples (demonstrators). Accepted contributions and demonstrators will be presented during the workshop. Contributions must be submitted through Conftool [1] and at least one author must attend the workshop and register for the conference. 

The workshop is open to all interested in tangible interaction, and we warmly invite practitioners, researchers, and students to participate and submit to our workshop. Contributions will be published in the GI Digital Library.

Accepted contribution formats are short papers, demonstrations, pictorials, or position papers. Accepted contributions will be presented in talks during the workshop and/or as demonstrations. The accepted contributions will be published in “Mensch und Computer 2024” workshop volume.

Contribution formats

Interested parties can submit contributions in four different formats (using single-column ACM manuscript template) by May 28th 2024:

  • Short papers (up to 6 pages)
  • Demonstration papers (2-4 pages)
  • Pictorials (up to 8 pages)
  • Position papers (1-2 pages)

Short papers will be presented as presentations during the workshop. Demonstrations should describe a system or technology, its innovation, and the planned implementation of the demonstration in the workshop context. Demonstrations will be exhibited and presented by at least one of the authors. This year, we are again offering the opportunity to submit visually rich contributions (equal balance between text and visuals) in pictorial format. Submission should use the single-column ACM Manuscript template [2], but they may not exceed 8 pages in length. The fourth form of contributions –position papers– focus on short 1-2 page contributions, with discussion contributions and (provocative) topics. Position papers are suitable for an interactive panel within the framework of the workshop.

Contributions can be submitted in German or English and should comply with the single-column ACM Manuscript template [2]. Anonymisation of the contributions concerning authorship is not required. Submission of a print-ready version in PDF format is requested via the MuC conference system Conftool [1]. Each submission is independently reviewed by 2 expert reviewers. The short papers and demonstration contributions are intended for publication in the workshop volume of Mensch und Computer.


28.05.2024: Submission of contributions for the workshop
02.07.2024: Notification of acceptance
16.07.2024: Submission for the conference proceedings (short and demonstration papers)
01.09.2024: Workshop 

Workshop Organisers

Rosa van Koningsbruggen, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Vitus Maierhöfer, Universität Regensburg
Sarah Delgado Rodriguez, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Hannes Waldschütz, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Alexander Kalus, Universität Regensburg
Yara Youssef, DIPF | Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation
Maximilian Kullmann, Technische Universität Chemnitz




Call for Papers: 17th Workshop “Be-greifbare Interaktion 2024” at “Mensch und Computer 2024” in Karlsruhe (1.9.2024)