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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

Exeley Inc. (New York)

Subject: Computational Science & Engineering , Engineering, Electrical & Electronic


eISSN: 1178-5608



VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 2 (June 2015) > List of articles


Ahsanullah * / Suziah Sulaiman * / Ahmad Kamil Bin Mahmood * / Muzafar Khan * / Mustafa Madni *

Keywords : user interfaces; touch enabling technologies; multi-touch tabletop displays; applications; challenging issues, collaborative multi-touch interaction; co-located collaborative work.

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 966-991, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 01-February-2015 / Accepted: 30-March-2015 / Published Online: 01-June-2015



Multi-touch tabletop displays provide a co-located collaborative workspace for multiple users around a physical table. They sit together and perform collaborative interaction to select and manipulate digital contents using their bare fingers. However, these systems bring a new paradigm shift in user interaction and present various challenges to design natural user interfaces respectively. The growing popularity of tabletop displays and their related issues have gained a greater attention among researchers in academia and industry. It creates a need to present an overview of multi-touch tabletop displays. This review paper attempts to present the touch enabling technologies that support in the construction of multi-touch tabletop displays. It also presents the important applications of multi-touch tabletop displays in different domains and their challenging issues in different perspectives. Finally, this paper proposes the future work.

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