Calls for papers


International Journal of Arts and Technology
International Journal of Arts and Technology


Special Issue on: "Whole Body Interaction: Applications, Case Studies, Evaluations and Critical Theory"

Guest Editors:
David England, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Nick Bryan-Kinns, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK

The field of whole body interaction has recently emerged to take a more holistic view of human computer interaction. It is a research, philosophical and engineering approach to combining several aspects of human computer interaction. Whole body interaction encompasses

  • Physical interaction
  • Physiological state - pulse, breathing, skin conductivity
  • All human senses - including balance, propriocentric sense
  • Cognitive interaction
  • Emotional context
  • Social context

The key factor is an integrated and holistic approach. We consider that no one of these aspects can provide sufficiently rich information to support a fully engaged user experience.

In this call we ask for papers that support whole body interaction. Papers must describe support for interaction scenarios that actively support two or more of the above interaction aspects.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Advanced, exemplar application of whole body interaction
  • Critical case studies of whole body interaction
  • Evaluation methods for multi-aspect interaction
  • Critical theory approaches to whole body interaction

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a double-blind peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 1 October, 2010