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Papers

(deadline passed Friday, April 1, 2005, 11:59 pm PDT)

Full-length papers (up to 10 pages) are the main medium for conveying new research results at UIST. Submissions are sought that describe original, unpublished work on user interface devices, techniques, applications, or metaphors.

Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

  • Novel, enabling technologies such as augmented reality, perceptual user interfaces, tactile user interfaces, tangible user interfaces, multimedia user interfaces, CSCW user interfaces and unconventional input devices;
  • Innovative user interfaces for difficult or challenging applications, such as the management of large, complex information sets, or domains, such as ubiquitous computing;
  • Innovative software architectures and development environments that support the development and use of the above technologies and user interfaces.

The submission of supplementary videos is encouraged. However, videos should be no more than five minutes in length and 50MB in size. See the video guide and the general information below for details. 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 2005 Proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

All papers should be submitted electronically to http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi. (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 13.

Program Chair:
Dan Olsen (olsen[at]cs.byu.edu), Brigham Young University

 

Tech Notes

(deadline passed Friday, April 1, 2005, 11:59 pm PDT)

TechNotes provide 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 user studies.

A TechNote submission should be no more than four ACM conference pages in length, and any accompanying digital video file should be at most three minutes long and 60MB in size. See the video guide and the general information below for details. TechNotes undergo the same rigorous review process as regular papers.

Accepted TechNotes will be published together with accepted papers in the UIST 2005 Proceedings, and in the ACM Digital Library. All TechNotes should be submitted electronically to http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi. (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 13.

Program Chair:
Dan Olsen (olsen[at]cs.byu.edu), Brigham Young University

Posters

(deadline passed Monday, June 27, 2005)

Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present work to conference attendees during special poster sessions. 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 UIST format, describing the research problem, contribution, and value to UIST attendees (PDF format). In addition to the two-page paper, poster submissions require submitting the poster itself (PDF format). Authors may include a video (optional). Video files should be at most three minutes long and 30MB in size. See the video guide and the general information below for details. Before designing the poster, we recommend checking out the UIST 2005 Poster Example Gallery.

Accepted poster abstracts will be published together with demos in both a booklet and a DVD distributed to the conference attendees. Posters and the optional video may also be published in the DVD, at the authors' discretion. Poster abstracts and previews should be submitted electronically to http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi.

Posters will be displayed on corkboards during conference break periods. We expect to be able to accommodate posters of up to 3 feet by 4 feet (either vertical or horizontal), so 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 Seattle that can produce the print for you if you'd prefer to avoid taking/shipping the poster.) In addition, poster authors are expected to give a 60-second presentation of their work at the conference (1-minute madness). Authors will be notified of poster results on or before August 4.

Posters chairs:
Jan Borchers (borchers[at]cs.rwth-aachen.de), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jeff Pierce (jpierce[at]cc.gatech.edu), Georgia Tech, USA

Demonstrations

(deadline passed Monday, June 27, 2005)

Peer-reviewed demonstrations show early implementations of novel, interesting, and important interaction concepts or user interface systems. They can also serve to showcase commercial products not previously described in the research literature. Demonstrations should be brief, so that they can be shown repeatedly. We particularly encourage demos with which attendees can interact.

Accepted demos will be published, together with posters, in a booklet distributed to UIST attendees. UIST will showcase accepted demos at a demo reception on Monday evening, October 24. We will also invite authors of accepted papers and TechNotes to present their work at the demo reception.

A demo submission consists of an extended abstract that should be no more than two ACM conference pages in length. Any accompanying video should be at most three minutes long and 30MB in size. See the video guide and the general information below for details. Both the demo abstract and the optional digital video should be submitted electronically to http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi. Authors who need to submit a physical videotape should contact Andy Wilson directly. Authors will be notified of demo results on or before August 4.

Demos chairs:
Andy Wilson (awilson[at]microsoft.com), Microsoft Research, USA
Takeo Igarashi (takeo[at]acm.org), University of Tokyo, Japan
 

No Interaction Contest this year

This year's interaction contest was postponed--no contest this year. If you have questions, please contact [plaisant AT cs.umd.edu].

 

Doctoral Symposium

(deadline passed Monday, June 27, 2005)

The 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). This paper should describe ongoing work and might summarize the student's full dissertation work, or highlight a particular part in depth.

The Doctoral Symposium committee will select approximately eight 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 is encouraged to 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, October 22nd, continue all day Sunday, and conclude with poster presentations at the UIST opening reception Sunday evening. Doctoral Symposium papers will be published in the UIST conference companion distributed at the conference. We anticipate that a travel stipend and free registration to the UIST conference will be provided to each participant.

Doctoral Symposium papers and poster sketches should be submitted electronically to http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi.Authors will be notified of DS results on or before August 4.

Doctoral Symposium Chair:
Scott Hudson (scott.hudson[at]cs.cmu.edu) Carnegie Mellon University

General Information

The UIST 2005 Symposium Submission Site is at http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi.

Accepted papers and TechNotes will be published in the UIST 2005 Conference Proceedings and the UIST 2005 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.

Contributions should be formatted using the UIST sample paper format. We recommend that prospective authors consult the UIST 2005 Author's Guide. This document contains information on the reviewing process and a description of what constitutes an excellent UIST contribution. The Author's Guide also describes the page format for all submissions. Note that submissions are not anonymous.

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 (http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi). For details on the submission process, please consult the Author's Guide.

Videos of implementations should be submitted through the UIST Electronic Submission Site. Authors of accepted papers and TechNotes will be invited to submit a video presentation for the DVD proceedings.

Although papers and TechNotes must stand on their own, submitted videos will be sent to reviewers as supporting material. We refer authors preparing a video file for UIST to the UIST 2005 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 and TechNotes will have the opportunity to prepare a more polished video presentation.

When submitting your video for review, please encode your video in an AVI or MPG format that plays on Windows Media Player 9+ (for PC, for Mac) or as a MOV file that plays on Apple QuickTime player. We encourage QuickTime, which seems to work best across platforms. Do not expect reviewers to install any additional codecs, such as wmv or techsmith/camtasia. If in doubt, try it out. Please note that the total aggregate size for a submission cannot exceed 60 MBytes (including all documents and additional material). If you cannot comply with this limit, please contact olsen[at]cs.byu.edu.

Final version of accepted videos (updated): Once accepted, you will need to provide a final version of your video for inclusion in the DVD. To make it easier for attendees to use individual videos, e.g., for teaching purposes, this year's UIST DVD will be a data DVD that contains a collection of video files and that will not play in consumer DVD players. As a result, we will accept a broader range of video formats. Here are the details:

  • Please submit the final version of your video using http://www.precisionconference.com/~sigchi, just like you did for the review version (site not setup yet). If you have trouble uploading large files you may also mail a CD, MiniDv, S-VHS, or VHS tape with your video file to Wanda Mar//Pacific Northwest National laboratory//3350 Q Avenue//MS: K7-28, Bldg: ISB-1 Room422//Richland, WA 99352. In case you would like to do this, please contact Wanda for details (Wanda.Mar[at]pnl.gov or +1(509)372-4930)
  • Unlike the reviewing version, the final version can be up to 200MB. We encourage you to use the extra space for higher quality settings and higher resolution (TV/DVD resolution 640x480 or 720 x 480 pixels).
  • Please use QuickTime format if possible, otherwise use mpeg or avi. Make sure that your video plays on an out-of-the box PC or Mac running Windows Media Player 9+ (for PC, for Mac) or Apple QuickTime player and that it does not require users to install any additional codecs (such as wmv or techsmith/camtasia).
  • We want to make sure that attendees will have no problems playing the videos on the UIST 2005 DVD. Our video chairs Wanda Mar and Anne Schur will therefore serve as gatekeepers and will let you know if your video does not play properly. Please follow their advice and resubmit your video if necessary.
  • If in doubt, please contact Wanda Mar (Wanda.Mar[at]pnl.gov or +1(509)372-4930).

For each accepted paper, please send one copy of the signed ACM release form (same in PDF format) to

Scott Klemmer
Computer Science Gates Computer Science 3B, Room 384
Stanford CA 94305-9035
USA
 

Student Volunteers

(deadline passed Monday, August 1, 2005)

The UIST 2005 Student Volunteer chairs are Meredith Ringel Morris (merrie[at]cs.stanford.edu) and Steve Voida (svoida[at]cc.gatech.edu).

Timetable

To apply to be a student volunteer, please complete the student volunteer request form below.
The deadline for applying to be a UIST student volunteer is August 1, 2005. Student volunteers will be selected a few days later so that anyone traveling a long distance will have enough advance notice to purchase inexpensive plane tickets.

Student Volunteer Request Form

To apply to be a student volunteer, please email the information below (with subject "UIST SV") to Meredith Ringel Morris (merrie[at]cs.stanford.edu).

If you have any questions/problems, please send email to the Student Volunteer chairs.

Benefits and Duties

If you are a UIST Student Volunteer, you get...

All you need to do is help us set up the conference and perform needed work during the conference. There will be at most 10 hours of work required of each volunteer.

Arriving and Leaving

When you arrive at the conference is somewhat flexible, but you should try to arrive at least a couple hours before the start of the conference on Sunday.

When you leave is also flexible, but you should try to plan it so you don't leave the hotel until sessions end on Wednesday. Also, we strongly encourage you to put off leaving until as late as you possibly can, because it's traditional to have a small party for student volunteers after UIST (or occasionally during UIST). The time and place for this party will be announced when we know all the student volunteers' travel plans.

Work Schedules

To give you an idea of what to expect, you can see the UIST 2000 Student Volunteer Schedule

 

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