Interruptibility research: Opportunities for future flourishment

Tadashi Okoshi, Hideyuki Tokuda, Jin Nakazawa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Citations (Scopus)


As users enjoy their computing with an increasing number of devices, applications and services, and connected other users, users' attention is getting the most precious resource in computing due to increasing information fragments provided proactively. Research on user's attention management and especially interruptibility have been accelerated in the recent years. After clarifying some recent background computing trends, this paper focuses on those researches areas, specifies several possible opportunities in the area, and proposes 3 key future opportunities that include being a layer and platform, communication with industries, and intersection with research areas. This paper aims to motivate active discussion on how we can make our research flourish in rather longer term.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344623
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept 12
Event2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 2016 Sept 122016 Sept 16


Other2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016


  • Attention
  • Interruptibility
  • Opportunities
  • Research community
  • Ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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