5.0875 CFP: Workshop on Intelligent User Interfaces (1/204)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 30 Apr 1992 22:03:26 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0875. Thursday, 30 Apr 1992.

Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1992 20:45 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: Int'l Workshop on Intelligent User Interfaces

Originally From: Bill Hefley <weh@SEI.CMU.EDU>



Sponsored by:
ACM SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer & Human Interaction
ACM SIGART - Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence
In Cooperation with:
AAAI - American Association for Artificial Intelligence
British HCI Group

January 4-7, 1993
Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Walt Disney World Village, Orlando, Florida


Advances in multidisciplinary research are creating a new generation of
intelligent interfaces that use computers to facilitate the interaction of
people with information, knowledge, tasks and situations. These
interfaces rely on advanced computational techniques and cognitive
science theories to build systems that enhance user performance. Such
systems can help users to accomplish complex tasks by interpreting
ambiguous input, phrasing multimodal output in ways sensitive to users'
abilities and situations, and providing effective advice and assistance.

This new event stems from a prior successful workshop in 1988 on
Architectures for Intelligent Interfaces (sponsored by AAAI/ACM SIGCHI).
The 1993 International Workshop will focus on a diversity of approaches
to human-computer interaction, from those employing advanced
computational techniques to those incorporating cognitive and user
models to amplify human cognitive abilities.


The goal of the workshop is to explore ways in which techniques for
knowledge representation, inferencing, modeling, and presentation can
provide the adaptability and reasoning capabilities required for more
intelligent human-computer interaction. We aim to stimulate high quality
discussion amongst participants from different countries and from
disciplines such as cognitive science, human-computer interaction,
computational linguistics and artificial intelligence. The workshop will
bring together researchers and practitioners with an interest in methods,
techniques, tools, and technology for constructing and evaluating
intelligent systems.


The intimate size, single track, and comfortable surroundings make this
workshop an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and
implementation experiences. Attendance will be limited to 100
participants with presentations spread over three days. The format is
split into two and a half days of presentations with one half day of
working sessions, enhanced by three thought-provoking plenary speakers.


Interested participants should submit an original paper for review.
Submissions addressing theory, system building, or evaluation issues are
welcomed. Papers may address human-computer interaction or artificial
intelligence/computational perspectives on (but not limited to) the
following topics:

- - Intelligent User Interfaces in a diverse range of application areas
including tutoring and advisory systems; natural language processing;
generation and understanding of nonverbal media; planning and
explanation; information retrieval; computer-supported cooperative
work, decision support and supervisory control.
- - Interface-Building Tools and Techniques: knowledge-based and user
modelling techniques for intelligent interface design, including plan
and intent recognition, automatic presentation, explanation, user
aiding (aids, critics, tutors), knowledge representation and modeling of
users, systems, tasks.
- - Intelligent front-ends to interactive, multimedia, hypermedia, and
knowledge-based systems.
- - Adaptive and customisable systems.
- - Intelligent Agents and agent-based interaction.
- - Requirements and architectures for intelligent, cooperative, and
multimodal interfaces.
- - Methods for analyzing, designing & evaluating users' needs &
performance, intelligent interfaces & systems.


Papers will be accepted either for presentation as talks or posters.
Authors are encouraged to submit work-in-progress to the poster session
whilst longer papers should highlight both the general scientific
contribution of the research and its practical significance. Six camera-
ready copies of original papers written in English should be submitted, as
long papers (presented as a talk: 8 pages) or as short papers (interactive
poster presentation: 4 pages). Submitted papers must be unpublished,
substantively different from papers currently under review and must not
be submitted elsewhere before notification date. A book, including revised
papers and workshop results, may be published following the meeting.

Each paper should have a separate cover page containing the title of the
paper; author(s) and affiliation(s), contact address of main author, phone,
fax and e-mail address; an abstract (100-200 words) and a list of up to
five key words or phrases linked to the submission topics describing its
content. Detailed formatting instructions are available (for an example,
see the ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, July 1991, pp. 93-96).


You are requested to send notification of intention to participate and
potential titles of submissions before July 1, 1992, to
iiWorkshop93.chi@xerox.com. lnterested participants should forward SIX
camera-ready copies of their paper to Wayne Gray, Graduate School of
Education, Room 1008, Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street, New
York, NY 10023 U.S.A.; +1-212-636-6464. E-mail or fax submissions will
not be considered. Papers must be received before July 17, 1992. Authors
will be notified by September 25, 1992. For further information, contact
the Conference Secretariat at iiWorkshop93.chi@xerox.com or at the
mailing address below.


Limited financial support is available to support attendance of deserving
students at the 1993 Workshop in an attempt to help foster the field and
expose students to a broad base of current research. The 1993 Workshop
acknowledges the support of AAAI in providing this funding.

Interested students should submit to the Workshop Secretariat a letter
describing their research interests and current projects along with an
endorsement from their advisor no later than August 25.

July 1, 1992 -- Intention to Participate due
July 17, 1992 -- Camera-ready workshop paper due
August 25, 1992 -- Student applications due
September 25, 1992 -- Notification of acceptance
November 1, 1992 -- Early registration deadline
December 15, 1992 -- Late registration deadline
January 4-7, 1993 -- Workshop

General Co-Chairs:
William E. Hefley, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.
Dianne Murray, University of Surrey, U.K.
Treasurer: Steven Roth, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.
Publications: Wayne Gray, Fordham University, U.S.A.

David Benyon, The Open University, U.K.
Joelle Coutaz, IMAG, Grenoble, France
Steven Feiner, Columbia University, U.S.A.
Saul Greenberg, University of Calgary, Canada
Bob Kass, EDS Center for Advanced Research, U.S.A.
Johanna Moore, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
Lisa Neal, EDS Center for Advanced Research, U.S.A.
Reinhard Opperman, GMD, Germany
Elaine Rich, MCC, U.S.A.
Michael Wilson, SERC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, U.K.

International Workshop on Intelligent User Interfaces
c/o Bill Hefley
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 U.S.A.


A complete workshop registration package can be requested by completing
and returning the form below :

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