Call for Participation

Hybrid user interfaces combine the visual and interaction spaces of complementary device technologies (such as augmented reality headsets and handheld devices) to take advantage of the strong points of each. The simultaneous use of multiple interactive devices with input and output capabilities offers a large design space for novel interaction techniques that can be applied to a wide range of application scenarios. Given the challenges presented by augmented and virtual reality head-worn displays, there has been an increasing research interest in hybrid user interfaces that combine augmented reality headsets with traditional devices such as smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. However, prior research shows a fragmented landscape with inconsistencies in terminology, models, and technologies within this space and overlapping research streams such as cross-device interaction and distributed user interfaces. We invite academics, designers, and practitioners to help create a common understanding and explore the opportunities and challenges of hybrid user interfaces, thereby generating a research agenda for this nascent space.


Relevant topics with regard to hybrid user interfaces include, but are not limited to:


We invite the submission of position papers (2-4 pages), video showcases (3-5 minutes video and 1-2 pages abstract), or interactive demos (1-2 pages abstract, in-person participation required) in the IEEE Computer Society VGTC format to We welcome contributions that are visionary, challenge existing definitions, or investigate new perspectives. The organizers will review submissions based on their quality, originality, and relevance to the workshop. Accepted submissions will be published with a DOI and citable link in the ISMAR 2023 adjunct proceedings and IEEE Xplore. Upon acceptance, at least one author of each submission must attend the workshop (i.e., register for the workshop and at least one day of the ISMAR 2023 conference) and will be expected to briefly present their work.

Submissions should not be anonymized and references do not count towards the page limit. When submitting your work to, please clearly indicate if - upon acceptance of your submission - you plan to attend in person or remotely.

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Important Dates

Submission Deadline
20th of July 2023 (AoE)
27th of July 2023 (AoE)
Author Notification
4th of August 2023 (AoE)
7th of August 2023 (AoE)
Workshop Event
20th of October 2023 (AU)


Sebastian Hubenschmid
University of Konstanz
Johannes Zagermann
University of Konstanz
Raimund Dachselt
Technische Universität Dresden
Niklas Elmqvist
Aarhus University
Steven Feiner
Columbia University
Tiare Feuchtner
University of Konstanz
Benjamin Lee
University of Stuttgart
Harald Reiterer
University of Konstanz
Dieter Schmalstieg
Graz University of Technology


Due to the significant amount of remote participants from Europe, the workshop will be split into an earlier remote-only workshop and a hybrid workshop in Sydney, Australia. Participants of the remote-only workshop will be able to join the hybrid workshop in Sydney for the keynote by Steven Feiner and are welcome to stay for the hybrid workshop. We will include asynchronous activities before and after the actual workshop event to facilitate discussions between the remote-only and hybrid workshop participants.

Timezone: Europe/Berlin Australia/Sydney

Remote-Only Workshop

20:15 Welcome
20:20 Participant Lightning Talks
21:00 Short Break
21:10 Participant Lightning Talks
21:50 Short Break
22:00 Discussions in Breakout Groups
23:15 Presentation of Results
23:45 Short break
00:00 Joining the hybrid workshop
00:45 Keynote by Steven Feiner

Hybrid Workshop (Sydney, Australia)

09:00 Welcome
09:45 Keynote by Steven Feiner
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Participant Lightning Talks and Demos
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Work in Breakout Groups
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Presentation of Results
17:00 Future Work and Wrap-up
19:00 Dinner
All times in the Europe/Berlin timezone.

Proceedings (Preprints)

Challenges and Opportunities for Collaborative Immersive Analytics with Hybrid User Interfaces
Johannes Zagermann, Sebastian Hubenschmid, Daniel Immanuel Fink, Jonathan Wieland, Harald Reiterer, Tiare Feuchtner.
Data-driven Storytelling in Hybrid Immersive Display Environments
Xiaoyan Zhou, Yalong Yang, Francisco Ortega, Anil Ufuk Batmaz, Benjamin Lee.
Discussing Facets of Hybrid User Interfaces for the Medical Domain
Katja Krug, Ricardo Langner, Konstantin Klamka.
Don't Pull the Balrog — Lessons Learned from Designing Wizualization: a Magic-inspired Data Analytics System in XR
Peter W. S. Butcher, Andrea Batch, Panagiotis D. Ritsos, Niklas Elmqvist.
Exploring Hybrid User Interfaces for Surgery Planning
Anke V. Reinschlüssel, Johannes Zagermann.
Fantastic Hybrid User Interfaces and How to Define Them
Marc Satkowski, Julián Méndez.
How Does Explainability Look in Hybrid User Interfaces?
Julián Méndez, Marc Satkowski, Rufat Rzayev.
Hybrid User Interface for Audience Feedback Guided Asymmetric Immersive Presentation of Financial Data
Matt Gottsacker, Mengyu Chen, David Saffo, Feiyu Lu, Blair MacIntyre.
Hybrid User Interfaces for Multiple Views: why designer intuition is not enough
Parisa Daeijavad, Frank Maurer.
Integrating View Magnification into an Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Display to Support Surgery
Shamus P. Smith, Dilip Gahankari.
Opportunities and Challenges of Hybrid User Interfaces for Optimization of Mixed Reality Interfaces
Abdelrahman Zaky, Johannes Zagermann, Harald Reiterer, Tiare Feuchtner.
Single User Cross Reality Workflow for Reservoir Engineering Work in Progress
Sze-Wing Chan, Nanjia Wang, Frank Maurer.
Towards a Model for Space and Time in Transitional Collaboration
Jan-Henrik Schröder, Hans-Christian Jetter.
Towards Universal Interaction for Extended Reality
Pascal Knierim, Thomas Kosch.
Transitional Blended Realities: Linking Between Video and Mixed Reality for Distributed Team Collaboration
Jens Emil Grønbæk.
Where We Stand and Where to Go: Building Bridges Between Real and Virtual Worlds for Collaboration
Joshua Pardillo Castillo, Seina Assadian, Anil Ufuk Batmaz.