UIST 2003 welcomes a variety of submissions,
including Papers, TechNotes, Posters, and Demonstrations. In addition,
we will hold an interaction contest and UIST’s first doctoral symposium.
A brief Call For Participation flyer in PDF format is
|Key due dates:
Papers & Technotes
March 31, 2003
June 20, 2003
Full-length papers (up to 10 pages) are the main medium
for conveying new research results at the UIST symposium. Submissions
are sought that describe original, unpublished work on user interface
devices, techniques or metaphors.
Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:
- Novel, enabling technologies such as augmented reality,
perceptual user interfaces, tactile user interfaces, multimedia interfaces,
CSCW interfaces and unconventional input devices;
- Innovative interfaces for difficult or challenging
applications, such as the management of large, complex information sets;
- Innovative software architectures and development
environments that support the development and use of the above technologies
The submission of supplementary videos is encouraged.
However, videos should be no more than five minutes in length. Rigorous
reviewing is a UIST hallmark: each paper will be reviewed by at least
two members of the program committee and three external reviewers. Authors
of accepted papers will also be invited to participate in the demo session.
Accepted papers will be published together with accepted
technotes in the UIST 2003 Proceedings, which are part of the CHI Letters
series, and in the ACM Digital Library.
All papers shall be submitted electronically. see
General Information below for information on the author guide, guidelines
for submitting supplementary videos, and links to the electronic
submission site. Authors will be notified of paper results on
or before June 11.
Program co-Chairs: Gregory
Abowd and Blair MacIntyre,
a forum for disseminating new interaction techniques. UIST TechNotes are
rigorously peer-reviewed, shorter, and more focused submissions that bring
new techniques to the research and practice community. The combination
of text, pictures, videos, and live presentation help these techniques
get rapid feedback and early adoption.
Typically, a TechNote
is a succinct description, possibly including screen dumps and accompanying
video, of a novel user interface technique with sufficient detail to assist
an expert reader in replicating the technique. TechNotes generally should
not include exhaustive implementation details or summaries of user studies.
A TechNote submission should
be no more than four ACM conference pages in length, and any accompanying
videotape or digital video file should be at most three minutes long.
TechNotes undergo the same rigorous review process as regular papers.
Accepted TechNotes will
be published together with accepted papers in the UIST 2003 Proceedings,
which are part of the CHI Letters series, and in the ACM Digital Library.
All TechNotes shall be submitted electronically.
See General Information below for information on the author guide,
guidelines for submitting supplementary videos, and links to the
electronic submission site. Authors will be notified of TechNote
results on or before June 11.
Program co-Chairs: Gregory
Abowd and Blair MacIntyre,
Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors
can present work to conference attendees during a special poster session.
Posters provide an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still
in progress, and will be more lightly reviewed than papers or TechNotes.
Poster submissions should be in the form of a two-page paper in ACM
format, describing the contents of the poster and its value to UIST
attendees. New this year, poster submissions also require submitting
a preview version of the poster itself (PDF format).
Accepted poster abstracts will be published together with demos
in both a booklet and a DVD distributed to the conference attendees. Full
posters may also be published in the DVD, at the authors'
Poster abstracts should be submitted through the
UIST Electronic Submission site (which will generate a
submission number). Be sure to select "Poster" as the
submission category! Due to site limitations, poster preview PDF
files should be submitted by ftp to: ftp://ftp.research.microsoft.com/incoming/baudisch/
and left with a file name of the form lname-#### where lname is the last
name of the contact author and #### is the submission number. Please
limit preview files to 15MB (if necessary, include lower-resolution
images). The goal is to understand what you will communicate, not to
pre-judge your graphic design ability.
Note: While poster abstracts must be submitted before the submission site closes (by Sunday, June 22, at midnight PDT), we will be accepting the actual poster previews through Wednesday, June 25 at 10am PDT. For those unfamiliar with anonymous FTP, your command sequence should be:
- ftp ftp.research.microsoft.com
- login as "anonymous" (no quotes) with your e-mail address as the password
- cd incoming/baudisch
- put filename
Posters will be displayed on corkboards during
several conference break periods. We expect to be able to
accommodate posters of up to 3 feet by 4 feet (either vertical or
horizontal) -- we
suggest using that size or smaller for your prototype. (Many
authors have found it easiest to create a slide in Powerpoint and
have a copy shop print it at 400% magnification. There are
copy shops in Vancouver that can produce the print for you if you'd
prefer to avoid taking/shipping the poster.)
For some design ideas, see our poster
chairs' reactions to some posters at CHI.
Posters chairs: Patrick
Baudisch, Microsoft Research, and Eric
UIST will hold its third annual user interface design contest
on Sunday, November 2. In this year's contest, Contestants will design and
implement an interface to a real-time soccer game application prior to
the symposium, then use their interfaces to play the game in a
tournament for prizes worth a minimum $1000. The final contest will be held during Sunday night's opening reception. Audience members are
invited to compete as well. Get the details here!
Entries are due by September 19, 2003. (This is a deadline for reserving a spot in the contest -- you can continue to work on your interface right up to the last minute!)
Interaction contest chairs: Kathy
Ryall, MERL, and David
McGee, Pacific Northwest Lab.
UIST Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet
and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
UIST researchers in an informal and interactive setting. We welcome
applications from current Ph.D. students studying within the full
range of disciplines and approaches that contribute to the UIST community.
We will give preference to applicants beyond the proposal stage and
well into their dissertation research. Each applicant should provide
a short written paper (no more than four pages in normal UIST
format) along with a sketch of a poster describing their ongoing
work. These materials should describe ongoing work and might summarize
the student's full dissertation work, or highlight a particular part
in more depth.
The Doctoral Symposium committee will select approximately
8 participants who will be expected to give a short presentation
of their work which will be followed by an extensive discussion.
In addition each student will present a poster describing their
work to the full conference. Participants will be selected based
on their anticipated contribution to the breadth and depth of the
intellectual discussions of the Symposium.
The symposium will start with an informal dinner
Saturday evening, November 1st, continue all day Sunday, and conclude
with poster presentations at the Conference opening reception Sunday
evening. Doctoral Symposium papers will be published in the UIST
conference proceedings companion distributed at the conference.
A travel stipend and free registration to the UIST conference will
be provided to each participant.
Papers and poster sketches are due at 5pm your
local time on June 20th. Papers and poster sketches will be submitted
electronically at the UIST
2003 Electronic Submission Site. Notification of acceptance
will occur by July 14th and final versions of papers will be due
The Doctoral Symposium Committee consists of:
Carnegie Mellon (chair)
James Foley, Georgia Tech
Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research
Please direct any questions to the Chair Scott
Peer-reviewed demonstrations show early implementations
of novel, interesting, and important interaction concepts or interface
systems. They can also serve to showcase commercial products not
previously described in the research literature. UIST demos will
be presented in parallel, and jointly with demos from the ICMI-PUI
conference, at a demo reception Tuesday evening, November 4.
Demonstrations should be brief, so that they can
be shown repeatedly during the demonstration session. Demos with
which attendees can interact are especially encouraged. Authors
of accepted papers and TechNotes will also be invited to participate
in the demo session. Accepted demos will be published together with
posters in a booklet distributed to the attendees of both conferences.
A Demo submission should be no more than two ACM
conference pages in length, and accompanying videotape or digital
video file should be at most four minutes long.
Both the demo abstract and the video file should
be submitted through the UIST
2003 Electronic Submission Site. Authors who need to
sumbit a physical videotape should contact Ed Chi
University of British Columbia
Ed Chi, PARC
The UIST 2003
Electronic Submission Site is now open!
Accepted papers and TechNotes will be published
in the UIST 2003 Conference Proceedings and the UIST 2003 DVD Proceedings.
The primary author of each accepted paper or TechNote will receive
an Author Kit with detailed instructions on how to submit a final,
publication-ready version of the paper or TechNote. Accepted
demos and posters will be published in a separate booklet that will
be made available to the conference attendees and in the DVD proceedings.
We recommend that prospective authors consult the
UIST 2003 Author's Guide. This
document contains information on the reviewing process and a description
of what constitutes an excellent UIST paper. The Author's Guide
also describes the page format for all submissions.
This year, we are accepting only electronic submissions
(if this creates a hardship, please contact the program chairs).
To submit electronically, see the
UIST Electronic Submission site. For details on the submission
process, please consult the Author's
Videos of implementations are encouraged. Authors
are encouraged to submit a URL for a digital video in lieu of a
videotape (see the UIST Electronic Submission site for details).
Authors of accepted papers and TechNotes will be invited to submit
a video presentation for the DVD proceedings.
Although papers must stand on their own, submitted
videos will be sent to reviewers as supporting material. We refer
authors preparing a videotape or video file for UIST to the
UIST 2003 Video Guide. This guide describes how to produce an
ideal video for UIST. Please do not be intimidated by the guide.
Videos are viewed only as supporting material, and authors of accepted
papers will have the opportunity to prepare a more polished video