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Mark Hancock receives the 10-Year Impact Award at ISS

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mark Hancock, Associate Director of the Games Institute and Director of the UW Touchlab, was honoured with the 10-Year Impact Award on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) in Tokyo.

Every year, the ISS steering committee selects a paper to receive the 10-Year Impact Award based on the how it has impacted the ISS community. They consider the number of times the work was cited, how those citations benefited future work, and how and if the work was cited by researchers from other disciplines.

Hancock and his co-authors, Thomas ten Cate and Sheelagh Carpendale, received the 10-Year Impact Award for their paper "Sticky tools: Full 6DOF force-based interaction for multi-touch tables" because of its significance to the field. Read the paper here.

Also at ISS, Stacey Scott, Associate Professor of HCI at the University of Guelph and a founding member of the Games Institute, was awarded an honourable mention for her work on "Post-meeting curation of  whiteboard content captured with mobile devices" with Danniel Varona-Marin, Jan A. Oberholzer, and Edward Tse. This work was based on a Mitacs-SSHRC joint initiative internship through the IMMERSe SSHRC Partnership Network, managed by the GI. Read the paper here.