This workshop on 27 May 2014 at AVI 2014 aims at bringing together participants from academia and industry and diverse communities such as graphical user interface design, advanced visual interfaces, computer-mediated communication and computer-supported cooperative work.

Humans are social beings and want and need to connect with other humans. In recent years several technical solutions and empirical studies have explicitly addressed connectedness by supporting mutual awareness of remote users, through video calls, or an open video connection. Despite this technical and conceptual progress, there are still many challenges and opportunities for further research in this area.


This workshop addresses innovative concepts for video-mediated communication as well as empirical studies of their use, and includes amongst others the following topics:

  • Interface metaphors for video conferencing and media spaces
  • Mobile systems for video conferencing and media spaces
  • Mutual awareness in media spaces
  • Privacy in video-mediated communication
  • Interruption in video-mediated communication

Participation and Submission

We invite authors to submit 4-page papers reporting their contributions in the field of the workshop or 2-page position statements motivating their interest in specific workshop topics. Papers should be formatted according to the AVI 2014 format (i.e., ACM SIG Proceedings format). Please submit your paper via email to


Tom Gross (Primary contact person)
Human-Computer Interaction Group, University of Bamberg, Germany

Kori Inkpen
Microsoft Research, USA

Important Dates

  • 28 Mar. 2014 (extended!)
    Submission of Papers
  • 31 Mar. 2014
    Notification of Acceptance
  • 10 Apr. 2014
    Early Registration
  • 27 May 2014


Tom Gross
University of Bamberg
Kapuzinerstr. 16, 96047 Bamberg, Germany