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UIST History

Year Place Program Chair General Chair ACM Order No.
2016 Tokyo, Japan Jacob O. Wobbrock / Daniel Avrahami Jun Rekimoto / Takeo Igarashi
2015 Charlotte, NC, USA Bjoern Hartmann / Tovi Grossman Celine Latulipe
2014 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Mira Dontcheva / Daniel Wigdor Hrvoje Benko
2013 St. Andrews, UK Ivan Poupyrev / Takeo Igarashi Shahram Izadi / Aaron Quigley
2012 Cambridge, MA, USA Hrvoje Benko / Celine Latulipe Rob Miller
2011 Santa Barbara, CA, USA Maneesh Agrawala / Scott Klemmer Jeff Pierce 609112
2010 New York, NY, USA Mary Czerwinski / Rob Miller Ken Perlin 609102
2009 Victoria, BC, Canada François Guimbretière Andrew D. Wilson 429092
2008 Monterey, CA, USA Michel Beaudouin-Lafon Steve Cousins 429082
2007 Newport, RI, USA Ravin Balakrishnan Chia Shen / Rob Jacob 429072
2006 Montreux, Switzerland Ken Hinckley Pierre Wellner 429062
2005 Seattle, WA, USA Dan Olsen Patrick Baudisch / Mary Czerwinski 429052
2004 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA James Landay Steve Feiner 429042
2003 Vancouver, BC, Canada Gregory Abowd / Blair MacIntyre Joseph A. Konstan 429032
2002 Paris, France Keith Edwards Michel Beaudouin-Lafon 429022
2001 Orlando, FL, USA Beth Mynatt Joe Marks 429012
2000 San Diego, CA, USA Scott Hudson Mark Ackerman / Keith Edwards 429002
1999 Asheville, NC, USA Joe Marks Brad Vander Zanden 429992
1998 San Francisco, CA, USA Rob Jacob Elizabeth Mynatt 429982
1997 Banff, Alberta, Canada Chris Schmandt George Robertson 429972
1996 Seattle, WA, USA Marc Brown David Kurlander 429962
1995 Pittsburgh, PA, USA George Robertson Brad A. Myers 429952
1994 Marina del Rey, CA, USA Steve Feiner Pedro Szekely 429946
1993 Atlanta, GA, USA Randy Pausch Scott Hudson 429936
1992 Monterey, CA, USA Mark Green Jock Mackinlay / Mark Green 429923
1991 Hilton Head, SC, USA Jock Mackinlay James R. Rhyne 429913
1990 Snowbird, UT, USA Scott Hudson Dan Olsen 429902
1989 Williamsburg, VA, USA Dan Olsen John Sibert 429892
1988 Banff, Alberta, Canada John Siebert Mark Green 429881
UIST Pre-history
1986 Seattle, WA Software Tools UI Management Computer Graphics, Vol. 21, No. 2
1983 Seeheim, Germany Workshop on UIMS User Interface Management Systems, G. Pfaff (ed.), Springer-Verlag, 1985
1982 Seattle, WA GIIT Workshop Computer Graphics, Vol. 17, No. 1


UIST Lasting Impact Awards

UIST 2016 Lasting Impact Award
Jefferson Y. Han for Low-Cost Multi-Touch Sensing through Frustrated Total Internal Reflection published in UIST 2015.

UIST 2015 Lasting Impact Award
Saul Greenberg and Chester Fitchett for Phidgets: Easy Development of Physical Interfaces through Physical Widgets, published in UIST 2001.

UIST 2014 Lasting Impact Award
Per-Ola Kristensson and Shumin Zhai for SHARK2: a large vocabulary shorthand writing system for pen-based computers, published in UIST 1995.

UIST 2013 Lasting Impact Award
Jun Rekimoto and Katashi Nagao for The World through the Computer: Computer Augmented Interaction with Real World Environments, published in UIST 1995.

UIST 2012 Lasting Impact Award
Paul H. Dietz and Darren Leigh for Diamond Touch: A Multi-User Touch Technology, UIST 2001.

UIST 2011 Lasting Impact Award
Ken Hinckley, Jeff Pierce, Mike Sinclair, Eric Horvitz, Sensing Techniques for Mobile Interaction, UIST 2000.

UIST 2010 Lasting Impact Award
Steven Feiner, Blair MacIntyre, Marcus Haupt, Eliot Solomon, Windows on the world: 2D windows for 3D augmented reality, UIST 1993.

UIST 2009 Lasting Impact Award
Brygg Ullmer and Hiroshi Ishii for The metaDESK: models and prototypes for tangible user interfaces, UIST 1997.

UIST 2008 Lasting Impact Award
Randy Pausch for his contributions to UIST, in particular for SUIT: The Pascal of User Interface Toolkits, by Randy Pausch, Nathaniel R. Young II, Robert DeLine (University of Virginia), published in UIST 1991.

UIST 2007 Lasting Impact Award
Barry Arons for SpeechSkimmer: Interactively Skimming Recorded Speech, published in UIST 1993.

UIST 2006 Lasting Impact Award
Ramana Rao, Stuart Card, Herbert Jellinek, Jock Mackinlay, and George Robertson for The information grid: a framework for information retrieval and retrieval-centered applications, published in UIST 1992.

UIST 2005 Lasting Impact Award
Gord Kurtenbach and Bill Buxton, for Issues in Combining Marking and Direct Manipulation Techniques, published in UIST 1991.

UIST 2004 Lasting Impact Award
Bay-Wei Chang for his work on animation in user interfaces, in particular for Animation: from cartoons to the user interface, published in UIST 1993.

UIST 2003 Lasting Impact Award
Pierre Wellner for his early work on DigitalDesk, in particular for The DigitalDesk calculator: tangible manipulation on a desk top display, published in UIST 1991.

Past best paper awards

UIST'16 best paper award
Mathieu Le Goc, Lawrence H Kim, Ali Parsaei, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Pierre Dragicevic, Sean Follmer: "Zooids: Building Blocks for Swarm User Interfaces"

UIST'16 best paper award
Artem Dementyev, Hsin-Liu (Cindy) Kao, Inrak Choi, Deborah Ajilo, Maggie Xu, Joseph A. Paradiso, Chris Schmandt, Sean Follmer: "Rovables: Miniature On-Body Robots as Mobile Wearables"

UIST'16 best paper award
Gierad Laput, Robert Xiao, Chris Harrison: "ViBand: High-Fidelity Bio-Acoustic Sensing Using Commodity Smartwatch Accelerometers"

UIST'16 best paper award
Joanne Leong, Patrick Parzer, Florian Perteneder, Teo Babic, Christian Rendl, Anita Vogl, Hubert Egger, Alex Olwal, Michael Haller: "proCover: Sensory Augmentation of Prosthetic Limbs Using Smart Textile Covers"

UIST'15 best paper award
Simon Olberding (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Sergio Soto Ortega (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Klaus Hildebrandt (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Jurgen Steimle (Max Planck Institute for Informatics): "Foldio: Digital Fabrication of Interactive and Shape-Changing Objects With Foldable Printed Electronics"

UIST'15 best paper award
Augusto Esteves (Lancaster University), Eduardo Velloso (Lancaster University), Andreas Bulling (Max Planck Institute for Informatics), Hans Gellersen (Lancaster University): "Orbits: Gaze Interaction for Smart Watches using Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements"

UIST'15 best paper award
Clemens Klokmose (Aarhus University), James Eagan (Télécom ParisTech, CNRS), Siemen Baader (Aarhus University), Wendy Mackay (INRIA, Université Paris-Sud), Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (Université Paris-Sud, CNRS): "Webstrates: Shareable Dynamic Media"

UIST'14 best paper award
Ken Hinckley (Microsoft Research), Michel Pahud (Microsoft Research), Hrvoje Benko (Microsoft Research), Pourang Irani (Microsoft Research, University of Manitoba), Marcel Gavriliu (Microsoft Research), François Guimbretière (Microsoft Research, Cornell University), Xiang 'Anthony' Chen (Microsoft Research), Fabrice Matulic (Microsoft Research), William Buxton (Microsoft Research), Andrew Wilson (Microsoft Research): "Sensing Techniques for Tablet+Stylus Interaction"

UIST'14 best paper award
Daniela Retelny Stanford University, Sébastien Robaszkiewicz Stanford University, Alexandra To Stanford University, Walter Lasecki (University of Rochester), Jay Patel Stanford University, Negar Rahmati Stanford University, Tulsee Doshi Stanford University, Melissa Valentine Stanford University, Michael Bernstein Stanford University: "Expert Crowdsourcing with Flash Teams"

UIST'14 best paper award
Simon Olberding, Michael Wessely, Jürgen Steimle (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarland University): "PrintScreen: Fabricating Highly Customizable Thin-film Touch-Displays"

UIST'13 best paper award
Christian Holz, Patrick Baudisch (Hasso Platner Institute, Germany): "Fiberio: A Touchscreen that Senses Fingerprints"

UIST'13 best paper award
Lining Yao, Ryuma Niiyama, Jifei Ou, Sean Follmer, Clark Della Silva, Hiroshi Ishii (MIT Media Lab): "PneUI: Pneumatically Actuated Soft Composite Materials for Shape Changing Interfaces"

UIST'13 best paper award
Makoto Ono, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka (University of Tsukuba): "Touch & Activate: Adding Interactivity to Existing Objects using Active Acoustic Sensing"

UIST'12 best paper award
Neel Joshi (Microsoft Research), Sisil Mehta (Georgia Institute of Technology), Eric Stollnitz (Microsoft Research), Steven Drucker (Microsoft Research), Hugues Hoppe (Microsoft Research), Matt Uyttendaele (Microsoft Research), Michael Cohen (Microsoft Research): "Cliplets: Juxtaposing Still and Dynamic Imagery"

UIST'12 best paper award
Jeffrey Rzeszotarski (Carnegie Mellon University), Aniket Kittur (Carnegie Mellon University): "CrowdScape: Interactively visualizing crowd behavior and output"

UIST'12 best paper award
Sean Follmer (MIT Media Lab, Daniel Leithinger (MIT Media Lab, Alex Olwal (MIT Media Lab), Nadia Cheng (MIT Media Lab), Hiroshi Ishii (MIT Media Lab): "Jamming User Interfaces: Programmable Particle Stiffness and Sensing for Malleable and Shape-Changing Devices"

UIST'11 best paper award
Karl D.D. Willis (Carnegie Mellon University, Disney Research Pittsburgh), Ivan Poupyrev (Disney Research Pittsburgh), Scott E Hudson (Carnegie Mellon University), Moshe Mahler (Disney Research Pittsburgh): "SideBySide: Ad-hoc Multi-user Interaction with Handheld Projectors"

UIST'11 notable paper award
James Eagan, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Wendy Mackay (INRIA, LRI, Univ. Paris-Sud & CNRS): "Cracking the Cocoa Nut: User Interface Programming at Runtime"

UIST'11 notable paper award
Manolis Savva (Stanford University), Nicholas Kong (University of California, Berkeley), Arti Chhajta (Stanford University), Li Fei-Fei (Stanford University), Maneesh Agrawala (University of California, Berkeley), Jeffrey Heer (Stanford University): "ReVision: Automated Classification, Analysis and Redesign of Chart Images"

UIST'11 notable paper award
Raphael Wimmer (University of Munich), Patrick Baudisch (Hasso Plattner Institute): "Modular and Deformable Touch-Sensitive Surfaces Based on Time Domain Reflectometry"

UIST'10 best paper award
Jeffrey Bigham (University of Rochester), Chandrika Jayant (University of Washington), Hanjie Ji (University of Rochester), Greg Little (MIT CSAIL), Andrew Miller (University of Central Florida), Robert C. Miller (MIT CSAIL), Robin Miller (University of Rochester), Aubrey Tatarowicz (MIT CSAIL), Brandyn White (University of Maryland), Samuel White (University of Rochester), Tom Yeh, University of Maryland: "VizWiz: Nearly Real-Time Answers to Visual Questions"

UIST'09 best student paper award
Michael S. Bernstein (MIT CSAIL), Greg Little (MIT CSAIL), Robert C. Miller (MIT CSAIL), Bjoern Hartmann UC Berkeley, Mark S. Ackerman University of Michigan, David R. Karger (MIT CSAIL), David Crowell (MIT CSAIL), Katrina Panovich (MIT CSAIL): "Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside"

UIST'09 best paper award
Nicolas Villar, Shahram Izadi, Dan Rosenfeld, Hrvoje Benko, John Helmes, Jonathan Westhues, Steve Hodges, Eyal Ofek, Alex Butler, Xiang Cao, Billy Chen (Microsoft Research Cambridge & Redmond, Microsoft Corp): "Mouse 2.0: Multi-touch meets the Mouse"

UIST'09 best student paper award
Tom Yeh, Tsung-Hsiang Chang, Robert C. Miller (MIT CSAIL): "Sikuli: Using GUI Screenshots for Search and Automation"

UIST'08 best paper award
Andrew Wilson, Shahram Izadi, Otmar Hilliges, Armando Garcia-Mendoza, David Kirk: "Bringing Physics to the Surface"

UIST'08 best student paper award
Björn Hartmann, Loren Yu, Abel Allison, Yeonsoo Yang, Scott Klemmer (Stanford University): "Design As Exploration: Creating Interface Alternatives through Parallel Authoring and Runtime Tuning "

UIST'07 best paper award
Steve Hodges, Shahram Izadi, Alex Butler, Alban Rrustemi, Bill Buxton: "ThinSight: Versatile Multi-touch Sensing for Thin Form-factor Displays"

UIST '06 best paper award
Björn Hartmann, Scott Klemmer, Michael Bernstein, Leith Abdulla, Brandon Burr, Avi Robinson-Mosher, and Jennifer Gee for their paper Reflective Physical Prototyping through Integrated Design, Test, and Analysis

UIST '06 best student paper award
Anastasia Bezeranios, Pierre Dragicevic, and Ravin Balakrishnan for their paper Mnemonic Rendering: An Image-Based Approach for Exposing Hidden Changes in Dynamic Displays

UIST'05 best paper award:
Michael Bolin, Matthew Webber, Philip Rha, Tom Wilson, Robert Miller: Automation and Customization of Rendered Web Pages

UIST '04 best paper awards:
Georg Apitz & François Guimbretière (University of Maryland): CrossY: A Crossing-Based Drawing Application
Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor, Ravin Balakrishnan (University of Toronto): Multi-Finger Gestural Interaction with 3D Volumetric Displays

UIST '03 best paper award:
Eric Saund, David Fleet, Daniel Larner, James Mahoney (Palo Alto Research Center): "Perceptually-Supported Image Editing of Text and Graphics"

UIST '03 best student paper:
Bongwon Suh, Haibin Ling, Ben Bederson, and David Jacobs (University of Maryland): "Automatic Thumbnail Cropping and its Effectiveness"

UIST '02 best paper award:
Takeo Igarashi (University of Tokyo) & John F. Hughes (Brown University) "Clothing Manipulation "

UIST '02 best student paper:
Haowei Hsieh, Frank Shipman (Texas A&M University): "Manipulating Structured Information in a Visual Workspace,"

UIST '01 best paper award:
Saul Greenberg and Chester Fitchett (University of Calgary): "Phidgets: Easy Development of Physical Interfaces through Physical Widgets"

UIST '01 best student paper
Blaine Bell, Steven Feiner and Tobias Hoellerer (Columbia University): "View Management for Virtual and Augmented Reality"

UIST '00 best paper award
Ken Hinckley, Jeff Pierce, Mike Sinclair, and Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research): "Sensing Techniques for Mobile Interaction"

UIST '96: best paper award
Alan Borning, Richard Anderson, and Bjorn Freeman-Benson (University of Washington): "Indigo: A Local Propagation Algorithm for Inequality Constraints"

People’s Choice Best Talk winners

UIST'16 People’s Choice Best Talk winners
Chiuan Wang, Hsuan-Ming Yeh, Bryan Wang, Te-Yen Wu, Hsin-Ruey Tsai, Rong-Hao Liang, Yi-Ping Hung, Mike Y. Chen for "CircuitStack: Supporting Rapid Prototyping and Evolution of Electronic Circuits"

Gierad Laput, Robert Xiao, Chris Harrison for "ViBand: High-Fidelity Bio-Acoustic Sensing Using Commodity Smartwatch Accelerometers"

UIST'15 People’s Choice Best Talk winner
Gierad Laput (Carnegie Mellon University) for "EM-Sense: Touch Recognition of Uninstrumented, Electrical and Electromechanical Objects"

UIST'14 People’s Choice Best Talk winner
Yuta Sugiura (Keio University) for "Graffiti fur: turning your carpet into a computer display",

UIST'14 People’s Choice Best Talk winner
James McCrae (University of Toronto) for "FlatFitFab: Interactive Modeling with Planar Sections"

UIST'14 People’s Choice Best Talk winner
Rubaiat Habib Kazi (Autodesk Research) for "Kitty: sketching dynamic and interactive illustrations".

Past keynote speakers

UIST '16
Takeo Kanade (CMU)

UIST '15
Ramesh Raskar (MIT)
Blaise Aguera y Arcas(Google)

UIST '14
Mark Bolas (USC)
Bret Victor (

UIST '13
Raffaello D'Andrea (ETH Zurich)

UIST '12
Margaret Livingstone (Harvard)

UIST '11
Ge Wang (Stanford)
Dan Jurafsky (Stanford)

UIST '10
Marvin Minsky (MIT)
Natalie Jeremijenko (NYU)
Jaron Lanier

UIST '09
Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde (Barrow Neurological Institute)
Eric Paulos (CMU)

UIST '08
Dan Olsen (BYU)
Cynthia Breazeal (MIT)

UIST '07
David Woods Measuring How Design Changes Cognition at Work
Jeremy Wolfe Capturing the user's attention: Insights from the study of human vision

UIST '06
Computing Versus Human Thinking Peter Naur (University of Copenhagen)

UIST '05
Personal Computing in the 21st Century, Gary Starkweather

UIST '04:
Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft Research): Theory-driven design in HCI (slides)

UIST '03:
Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland): Creative Support Tools: A grand Challenge for Interface Designers
Sandra Marshall (UC San Diego): New Techniques for Evaluating Innovative Interfaces for Eye-tracking

UIST '02:
Peter Wegner (Brown University): Models of Interactive Computation
Jakub Wejchert (European Commission): The Disappearing Computer
Tony R. Martinez (Brigham Young University): Introduction to Machine Learning and Neural Networks

UIST '01:
Jef Raskin: Making Machines Fit for Human Consumption
Miguel Nicolelis (Duke University): Building Brain-machine Interfaces to Restore Neurological Functions

UIST '00:
Eric Brewer (Berkeley): User Interfaces in the Infrastructure Age
James D. Foley (Yamacraw): Economic Development--The New University Imperative

UIST '99:
Seth Rosenthal (Industrial Light + Magic): Motion Capture for Feature Films: Challenges in Using Actors as Input for Digital Character Animation
Turner Whitted (Microsoft Research): Technologies for Computing Off the Desktop

UIST '98:
Jim Waldo (Sun Microsystems): The Jini Approach to Distributed Computing
Adele Goldberg (Neometron): Storytelling, Ping Pong, and Improvisation

UIST '97:
John Sibert (George Washington University): Banff to Banff: A UISTful Restrospective
Jim Kajiya (Microsoft Research): Flows in the Convergence of Television and Computing

UIST '96:
James Gosling (SUN): Java: a Language Driven by a UI Vision
Fred Brooks (UNC Chapel Hill): 3-D User Interfaces: When Results Matter

UIST '95:
Maria Klawe (University of British Columbia): Is Edutainment an Oxymoron?
Jim Morris (Carnegie Mellon University): Effective User Interfaces
Bill Buxton (Alias Research): Proximal Sensing: Supporting Context Sensitive Interaction

UIST '94
Don Norman (Apple Computer): Trends in the Computer Industry: Life-Long Subscriptions, Magical Cures, and Profits Along the Information Highway
Mark Weiser (Xerox PARC): Creating the Invisible Interface

UIST '93:
Terry Winograd (Stanford University and Interval Research): From Virtual Reality to Real Virtualities: Designing the Worlds In Which We Live
Bruce Tognazzini (SunSoft): CyberSpace in the New Millennium

UIST '92:
Raj Reddy (Carnegie Mellon): User Interfaces in GigaPC Environments
Tony Hoeber (GO Corporation): Bringing the Computer into the World

UIST '91:
Robert S. Williges (Virginia Tech): Software Interfaces for Users with Special Needs
Andries van Dam (Brown University): Escaping Flatland

UIST '90:
Stuart Card (Xerox PARC): Information Workspaces
Elaine Rich (MCC AI Lab): Natural Language for Natural Access to Text Data Bases

UIST '89:
Jim Thomas (Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories)
Jaron Lanier (VPL Research)

ACM UIST Father of UIST Award

2007 Presented to Dan R. Olsen Jr.