Welcome to UIST 2019

The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces. Sponsored by ACM special interest groups on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI) and computer graphics (SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together people from diverse areas including graphical & web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, multimedia, new input & output devices, and CSCW. The intimate size and intensive program make UIST an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and ideas.



URM lunch is on Monday and women's lunch is on Tuesday.


Proceedings and adjunct proceedings are published.



Program is available


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Elizabeth Gerber and Cristina Lopes will be keynote speakers


Student Innovation Contest extended to August 2nd

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Keynote Speakers

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Nobel laureate, Herb Simon described design as changing existing situations into preferred situations. But Simon did not specify a medium by which we must design. As a technologist tackling challenges, I often over-rely on technology as my medium and limit my potential for impact. We can design technology, but we can also design services, processes, and organizations and much more. By more broadly understanding the media by which we can design, we can more systematically build the future in which we want to live.


Technology is changing who, how, and when people work together. Elizabeth Gerber works at the intersection of computer science, design, and organizational behavior to understand and design the future of work. More...

Liz is the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, Director of the Design Research Cluster at Northwestern University and Faculty Founder of Design for America, winner of Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt’s Institutional Achievement Award. Liz co-directs the Delta Lab whose mission is to create technology-based systems to enhance learning and collaboration. Gerber has received awards for her work from the National Science Foundation, Joyce, MacArthur and Mozilla Foundations, Microsoft, and Adobe. Her work has been featured in such venues as the Wall Street Journal, NPR, ABC, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. Prior to joining Northwestern, Liz worked across the toy, transportation, and medical industries. Liz earned her Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering and M.S. in Product Design at Stanford University.
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For the past 40 years, research communities have embraced a culture that relies heavily on physical meetings of people from around the world: we present our most important work in conferences, we meet our peers in conferences, we even make life-long friends in conferences. More...

Also at the same time, a broad scientific consensus has emerged that warns that human emissions of greenhouse gases are warming the earth. For many of us, travel to conferences may be a substantial or even dominant part of our individual contribution to climate change. A single round-trip flight from Paris to New Orleans emits the equivalent of about 2.5 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2e) per passenger, which is a significant fraction of the total yearly emissions for an average resident of the US or Europe. Moreover, these emissions have no near-term technological fix, since jet fuel is difficult to replace with renewable energy sources.

In this talk, I want to first raise awareness of the conundrum we are in by relying so heavily in air travel for our work. I will present some of the possible solutions that go from adopting small, incremental changes to radical ones. The talk focuses on one of the radical alternatives: virtual conferences. The technology for them is almost here and, for some time, I have been part of one community that organizes an annual conference in a virtual environment. Virtual conferences present many interesting research and development challenges that should inspire the UIST community, in particular. I hope my talk will do so.


Cristina (Crista) Lopes is a Professor in the School of Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with research interests in Programming Languages, Software Engineering, and Distributed Virtual Environments. She is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a twice-elected member of the SIGPLAN Executive Committee, and Editor in Chief of The Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming. She is the recipient of the 2016 Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest for her work in the OpenSimulator virtual world platform.

New Orleans

The French Quarter

ACM UIST 2019 will be held in New Orleans, United States from October 20th to October 23rd, 2019. The conference hotel Royal Sonesta is right at the center of New Orleans, on Bourbon Street. Book your room now!
300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, USA

source: https://www.neworleans.com/

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