We are delighted to present the following two panels for ISS'17.

Funding Research Projects in Human-Computer Interaction


You have a great research idea, but how to get funding for it? Project grants are pivotal for concentrated efforts on high-risk endeavours. They accelerate research careers and push HCI forward as a field. However, the international funding landscape is increasingly competitive and turbulent. HCI research that is often pragmatic, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary is easily overshadowed by Big Science. Our panelists are recipients of some of the most competed-for project grants and members of evaluation committees. Join us to learn from their experiences and discuss how we can shape the landscape of research funding.

Panelists: Susanne Boedker, Aarhus University, Denmark
Giulio Jacucci, University of Helsinki, Finland
Marianna Obrist, University of Sussex, UK
Albrecht Schmidt, LMU Munich, Germany
Orit Shaer, Wellesley College, USA
Chair : Albrecht Schmidt, LMU Munich, Germany

Future Directions for Interactive Spaces and Surfaces


The research topics presented at ISS are rapidly changing. While we still see research on interactive tabletops, large displays, mobile and small devices, frontier research is looking at novel technologies for 3D spaces, on-body sensors, and interactive architectures. The goal of this panel is to discuss future agendas, "weak signals", and megatrends for research at and on ISS. Our panelists are expert researchers and visionaries who have shaped the transition and identity of this area. Join us for an exciting discussion on where ISS is heading in the next 3 to 15+ years.

Panelists: Yvonne Rogers, UCL, UK
Stacey Scott, University of Guelph, Canada
J├╝rgen Steimle, Saarland University, Germany
Sriram Subramanian, University of Sussex, UK
Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research, USA
Chair : Orit Shaer, Wellesley College, USA