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UIST '97 is the premier forum for innovations in developing human-computer interfaces. The symposium brings together user-interface researchers and practitioners with an interest in techniques, tools, and technology for constructing high-quality, innovative user interfaces. The intimate size, single track, and comfortable surroundings make this symposium an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and implementation experiences. Papers, TechNotes, Panels, and Demos are sought on a wide range of user-interface topics. Come help us celebrate our tenth anniversary!
Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality papers about original research to enhance user-interface functionality or to improve the user-interface development process. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:
Videotapes of implementations are encouraged. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit a videotape for a video compendium that will be sold at the conference. Although papers must stand on their own, submitted videotapes will be sent to reviewers as supporting material. We refer those people preparing a videotape for UIST to a modified version of theCHI '97 video guide. This guide describes how to produce an ideal videotape 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 videotape.
Paper submissions should be at most 5000 words or 10 ACM conference pages in length, and any accompanying videotape should be at most 8 minutes long. The title page should include an abstract (fewer than 200 words) and keywords. The submission should consist of 6 copies of a paper, 6 copies of an NTSC VHS videotape (if there is one), and a cover letter indicating the primary author's name, affiliation, address, phone number and e-mail address.
We recommend that prospective authors consult theUIST '97 Authors 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 preferred page format for paper submissions.
Paper submissions must be received by Chris Schmandt, the Program Chair, no later than Friday April 4, 1997. Fax or email submissions will not be accepted. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 13, 1997.
Technique Notes ("TechNotes") offer an opportunity to disseminate important new interaction and visualization techniques that can be described in two pages. Although shorter in length, UIST TechNotes are held to the same quality standards as full length papers. Accepted TechNotes will be published in the proceedings and presented at the conference. Typically, a TechNote is a succinct description, possibly including screen dumps and accompanying video, of a novel user interface technique with suffucient detail to assist an expert reader in replicating the technique. TechNotes should not include exhaustive implementation details or summaries of user studies. Although similar to full papers, TechNotes are specifically geared to describing new techniques employed in user interfaces. For those familiar with the ACM Transactions on Graphics, a TechNote can be thought of as a conference version of an "Interaction Technique Notebook" article.
A TechNote submission should be no more than 2 ACM conference pages in length, and any accompanying videotape should be at most 5 minutes long. Again, we suggest that people preparing videotapes refer tothe video guide. The title page should contain an abstract and keywords, and the submission should include 6 copies of the TechNote, and optionally 6 copies of a supporting video. A cover letter, to be included as well, should indicate the primary author's name, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
TechNote submissions must be received by Elizabeth Mynatt, the TechNotes Chair, no later than Friday April 4, 1997. Fax or e-mail submissions will not be accepted. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 13, 1997.
Panels offer an opportunity to exchange ideas in an atmosphere that reflects the workshop origins of the symposium. Appropriate topics are the same as for submitted papers, but panel sessions offer greater flexibility in presentation format and content, so feel free to suggest something unconventional.
Panel selection will be based on the importance, originality, focus, and timeliness of the topic, as well as the potential for informative, lively, or controversial discussion. Panels should have no more than five members, including the chair, and should last from one to one-and-one-half hours. No more than half of the total time will be allowed for position statements by panelists.
A panel submission should be no more than six ACM conference pages long. It should include:
Please also attach a cover letter including the panel title, length of time desired, panelists' names and affiliations, and the panel organizer's name, affiliation, address, e-mail address, and phone number.
Panel submissions must be received by Rob Jacob, the Panels Chair, no later than Friday April 4, 1997. Fax or email submissions will not be accepted. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 13, 1997.
UIST '97 will host peer-reviewed demonstrations showing early implementations of novel interface concepts and HCI systems. The demos will be given in parallel in an informal setting. Demos should be brief so that they can be shown repeatedly during the demonstration session.
Demo submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their innovation, relevance, scientific contribution, and potential logistic constraints. Commercial products are eligible, but sales and marketing activities are not appropriate. The submission should consist of a cover letter indicating the primary author's name, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and three copies of the following:
Demo submissions must be received by David Kosbie, Demos Chair, no later than Friday April 4, 1997. If you are interested in electronic submissions, please contact the Demos Chair. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 13, 1997.
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