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UIST History

Year Location Program Chairs General Chairs
2022 Bend, OR, USA Eytan Adar / Vidya Setlur Maneesh Agrawala / Jacob Wobbrock
2021 Virtual Event Ranjitha Kumar / Michael Nebeling Jeff Nichols
2020 Virtual Event Fanny Chevalier / Stefanie Mueller Shamsi Iqbal / Karon MacLean
2019 New Orleans, LA, USA Michael Bernstein / Katharina Reinecke François Guimbretière
2018 Berlin, Germany Andy Wilson Patrick Baudisch / Albrecht Schmidt
2017 Quebec City, Canada Jennifer Mankoff / Chris Harrison Krzysztof Gajos
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
2010 New York, NY, USA Mary Czerwinski / Rob Miller Ken Perlin
2009 Victoria, BC, Canada François Guimbretière Andrew D. Wilson
2008 Monterey, CA, USA Michel Beaudouin-Lafon Steve Cousins
2007 Newport, RI, USA Ravin Balakrishnan Chia Shen / Rob Jacob
2006 Montreux, Switzerland Ken Hinckley Pierre Wellner
2005 Seattle, WA, USA Dan Olsen Patrick Baudisch / Mary Czerwinski
2004 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA James Landay Steve Feiner
2003 Vancouver, BC, Canada Gregory Abowd / Blair MacIntyre Joseph A. Konstan
2002 Paris, France Keith Edwards Michel Beaudouin-Lafon
2001 Orlando, FL, USA Beth Mynatt Joe Marks
2000 San Diego, CA, USA Scott Hudson Mark Ackerman / Keith Edwards
1999 Asheville, NC, USA Joe Marks Brad Vander Zanden
1998 San Francisco, CA, USA Rob Jacob Elizabeth Mynatt
1997 Banff, Alberta, Canada Chris Schmandt George Robertson
1996 Seattle, WA, USA Marc Brown David Kurlander
1995 Pittsburgh, PA, USA George Robertson Brad A. Myers
1994 Marina del Rey, CA, USA Steve Feiner Pedro Szekely
1993 Atlanta, GA, USA Randy Pausch Scott Hudson
1992 Monterey, CA, USA Mark Green Jock Mackinlay / Mark Green
1991 Hilton Head, SC, USA Jock Mackinlay James R. Rhyne
1990 Snowbird, UT, USA Scott Hudson Dan Olsen
1989 Williamsburg, VA, USA Dan Olsen John Sibert
1988 Banff, Alberta, Canada John Siebert Mark Green

Lasting Impact

UIST Lasting Impact Awards

Year Winner
2022 Chris Harrison, Hrvoje Benko, and Andy Wilson for OmniTouch: wearable multitouch interaction everywhere, published in 2011.
2021 Shahram Izadi, David Kim, Otmar Hilliges, David Molyneaux, Richard Newcombe, Pushmeet Kohli, Jamie Shotton, Steve Hodges, Dustin Freeman, Andrew Davison, and Andrew Fitzgibbon for KinectFusion: Real-time 3D Reconstruction and Interaction Using a Moving Depth Camera, published in 2011.
2020 Michael S. Bernstein, Greg Little, Robert C. Miller, Björn Hartmann, Mark S. Ackerman, David R. Karger, David Crowell, and Katrina Panovich for Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside, published in 2010.
2019 Takeo Igarashi for Interactive Beautification: A Technique for Rapid Geometric Design and A suggestive interface for 3D drawing, both published in 2007.
2018 Meredith Ringel Morris and Eric Horvitz for SearchTogether: An Interface for Collaborative Web Search, published in 2007.
2017 Ivan Poupyrev, Shigeaki Maruyama, Jun Rekimoto for Ambient Touch: Designing Tactile Interfaces for Handheld Devices, published in 2002.
2016 Jefferson Y. Han for Low-Cost Multi-Touch Sensing through Frustrated Total Internal Reflection, published in 2005.
2015 Saul Greenberg and Chester Fitchett for Phidgets: Easy Development of Physical Interfaces through Physical Widgets, published in 2001.
2014 Per-Ola Kristensson and Shumin Zhai for SHARK2: A Large Vocabulary Shorthand Writing System for Pen-based Computers, published in 2004.
2013 Jun Rekimoto and Katashi Nagao for The World through the Computer: Computer Augmented Interaction with Real World Environments, published in 1995.
2012 Paul H. Dietz and Darren Leigh for Diamond Touch: A Multi-User Touch Technology, published in 2001.
2011 Ken Hinckley, Jeff Pierce, Mike Sinclair, and Eric Horvitz for Sensing Techniques for Mobile Interaction, published in 2000.
2010 Steven Feiner, Blair MacIntyre, Marcus Haupt, and Eliot Solomon for Windows on the World: 2D Windows for 3D Augmented Reality, published in 1993.
2009 Brygg Ullmer and Hiroshi Ishii for The metaDESK: Models and Prototypes for Tangible User Interfaces, published in 1997.
2008 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, published in 1991.
2007 Barry Arons for SpeechSkimmer: Interactively Skimming Recorded Speech, published in 1993.
2006 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 1992.
2005 Gord Kurtenbach and Bill Buxton, for Issues in Combining Marking and Direct Manipulation Techniques, published in 1991.
2004 Bay-Wei Chang for his work on animation in user interfaces, in particular for Animation: From Cartoons to the User Interface, published in 1993.
2003 Pierre Wellner for his early work on DigitalDesk, in particular for The DigitalDesk Calculator: Tangible Manipulation on a Desk Top Display, published in 1991.  

Best Papers

Year Winner
2022 Xingyu 'Bruce' Liu, Ruolin Wang, Dingzeyu Li, Xiang 'Anthony' Chen, Amy Pavel: "CrossA11y: Identifying Video Accessibility Issues via Cross-modal Grounding"
2022 Md Ehtesham-Ul-Haque, Syed Mostofa Monsur, Syed Masum Billah: "Grid-Coding: An Accessible, Efficient, and Structured Coding Paradigm for Blind and Low-Vision Programmers"
2022 Marion Koelle, Madalina Luciana Nicolae, Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Marc Teyssier, Jürgen Steimle: "Prototyping Soft Devices with Interactive Bioplastics"
2021 Yujie Tao, Shan-Yuan Teng, and Pedro Lopes: "Altering Perceived Softness of Real Rigid Objects by Restricting Fingerpad Deformation"
2021 Mohamed Kari, Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl, Alexander Jagaciak, David Bethge, Reinhard Schütte, and Christian Holz: "SoundsRide: Affordance-Synchronized Music Mixing for In-Car Audio Augmented Reality"
2021 Philip Guo: "Ten Million Users and Ten Years Later: Python Tutor's Design Guidelines for Building Scalable and Sustainable Research Software in Academia"
2020 Toby Jia-Jun Li, Jingya Chen, Haijun Xia, Tom M. Mitchell, and Brad A. Myers: "Multi-Modal Repairs of Conversational Breakdowns in Task-Oriented Dialogs"
2020 Jun Nishida, Soichiro Matsuda, Hiroshi Matsui, Shan-Yuan Teng, Ziwei Liu, Kenji Suzuki, and Pedro Lopes: "HandMorph: a Passive Exoskeleton that Miniaturizes Grasp"
2020 Neung Ryu, Woojin Lee, Myung Jin Kim, and Andrea Bianchi: "ElaStick: A Handheld Variable Stiffness Display for Rendering Dynamic Haptic Response of Flexible Object"
2019 Arshad Khan, Joan Sol Roo, Tobias Kraus, and Jürgen Steimle: "Soft Inkjet Circuits: Rapid Multi-Material Fabrication of Soft Circuits using a Commodity Inkjet Printer"
2019 Yuhua Jin, Isabel Qamar, Michael Wessely, Aradhana Adhikari, Katarina Bulovic, Parinya Punpongsanon, and Stefanie Mueller: "Photo-Chromeleon: Re-Programmable Multi-Color Textures Using Photochromic Dyes"
2019 Zheer Xu, Pui Chung Wong, Jun Gong, Te-Yen Wu, Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Xiaojun Bi, Jürgen Steimle, Hongbo Fu, Kening Zhu, and Xing-Dong Yang: "TipText: Eyes-Free Text Entry on a Fingertip Keyboard"
2018 David Porfirio, Allison Sauppé, Aws Albarghouthi and Bilge Mutlu: "Authoring and Verifying Human-Robot Interactions"
2018 Alok Mysore and Philip J. Guo: "Porta: Profiling Software Tutorials Using Operating-System-Wide Activity Tracing"
2018 Patrick Parzer, Florian Perteneder, Kathrin Probst, Christian Rendl, Joanne Leong, Sarah Schuetz, Anita Vogl, Reinhard Schwoediauer, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Siegfried Bauer and Michael Haller: "RESi: A Highly Flexible, Pressure-Sensitive, Imperceptible Textile Interface Based on Resistive Yarns"
2017 Nora Willett, Wilmot Li, Jovan Popovic, Adam Finkelstein: "Triggering Artwork Swaps for Live Animation"
2017 Inrak Choi, Heather Culbertson, Mark Miller, Alex Olwal, Sean Follmer: "Grabity: A Wearable Haptic Interface for Simulating Weight and Grasping in Virtual Reality"
2017 Dingzeyu Li, Avinash Nair, Shree Nayar, Changxi Zheng: "AirCode: Unobtrusive Physical Tags for Digital Fabrication"
2016 Mathieu Le Goc, Lawrence H Kim, Ali Parsaei, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Pierre Dragicevic, Sean Follmer: "Zooids: Building Blocks for Swarm User Interfaces"
2016 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"
2016 Gierad Laput, Robert Xiao, Chris Harrison: "ViBand: High-Fidelity Bio-Acoustic Sensing Using Commodity Smartwatch Accelerometers"
2016 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"
2015 Simon Olberding, Sergio Soto Ortega, Klaus Hildebrandt, Jurgen Steimle: "Foldio: Digital Fabrication of Interactive and Shape-Changing Objects With Foldable Printed Electronics"
2015 Augusto Esteves, Eduardo Velloso, Andreas Bulling, Hans Gellersen: "Orbits: Gaze Interaction for Smart Watches using Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements"
2015 Clemens Klokmose, James Eagan, Siemen Baader, Wendy Mackay, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon: "Webstrates: Shareable Dynamic Media"
2014 Ken Hinckley, Michel Pahud, Hrvoje Benko, Pourang Irani, Marcel Gavriliu, François Guimbretière, Xiang 'Anthony' Chen, Fabrice Matulic, William Buxton, Andrew Wilson: "Sensing Techniques for Tablet+Stylus Interaction"
2014 Daniela Retelny, Sébastien Robaszkiewicz, Alexandra To, Walter Lasecki, Jay Patel, Negar Rahmati, Tulsee Doshi, Melissa Valentine, Michael Bernstein: "Expert Crowdsourcing with Flash Teams"
2014 Simon Olberding, Michael Wessely, Jürgen Steimle: "PrintScreen: Fabricating Highly Customizable Thin-film Touch-Displays"
2013 Christian Holz, Patrick Baudisch: "Fiberio: A Touchscreen that Senses Fingerprints"
2013 Lining Yao, Ryuma Niiyama, Jifei Ou, Sean Follmer, Clark Della Silva, Hiroshi Ishii: "PneUI: Pneumatically Actuated Soft Composite Materials for Shape Changing Interfaces"
2013 Makoto Ono, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka: "Touch & Activate: Adding Interactivity to Existing Objects using Active Acoustic Sensing"
2012 Neel Joshi, Sisil Mehta, Eric Stollnitz, Steven Drucker, Hugues Hoppe, Matt Uyttendaele, Michael Cohen: "Cliplets: Juxtaposing Still and Dynamic Imagery"
2012 Jeffrey Rzeszotarski, Aniket Kittur : "CrowdScape: Interactively visualizing crowd behavior and output"
2012 Sean Follmer, Daniel Leithinger, Nadia Cheng, Hiroshi Ishii: "Jamming User Interfaces: Programmable Particle Stiffness and Sensing for Malleable and Shape-Changing Devices"
2011 Karl D.D. Willis, Ivan Poupyrev, Scott E Hudson, Moshe Mahler: "SideBySide: Ad-hoc Multi-user Interaction with Handheld Projectors"
2011 Notable paper: James Eagan, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Wendy Mackay: "Cracking the Cocoa Nut: User Interface Programming at Runtime"
2011 Notable paper: Manolis Savva, Nicholas Kong, Arti Chhajta, Li Fei-Fei, Maneesh Agrawala, Jeffrey Heer: "ReVision: Automated Classification, Analysis and Redesign of Chart Images"
2011 Notable paper: Raphael Wimmer, Patrick Baudisch: "Modular and Deformable Touch-Sensitive Surfaces Based on Time Domain Reflectometry"
2010 Notable paper: Jeffrey Bigham, Chandrika Jayant, Hanjie Ji, Greg Little, Andrew Miller, Robert C. Miller, Robin Miller, Aubrey Tatarowicz, Brandyn White, Samuel White, Tom Yeh, University of Maryland: "VizWiz: Nearly Real-Time Answers to Visual Questions"
2009 Best student paper: Michael S. Bernstein, Greg Little, Robert C. Miller, Bjoern Hartmann, Mark S. Ackerman, David R. Karger, David Crowell, Katrina Panovich : "Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside"
2009 Nicolas Villar, Shahram Izadi, Dan Rosenfeld, Hrvoje Benko, John Helmes, Jonathan Westhues, Steve Hodges, Eyal Ofek, Alex Butler, Xiang Cao, Billy Chen: "Mouse 2.0: Multi-touch meets the Mouse"
2009 Best student paper: Tom Yeh, Tsung-Hsiang Chang, Robert C. Miller: "Sikuli: Using GUI Screenshots for Search and Automation"
2008 Andrew Wilson, Shahram Izadi, Otmar Hilliges, Armando Garcia-Mendoza, David Kirk: "Bringing Physics to the Surface"
2008 Best student paper: Björn Hartmann, Loren Yu, Abel Allison, Yeonsoo Yang, Scott Klemmer : "Design As Exploration: Creating Interface Alternatives through Parallel Authoring and Runtime Tuning"
2007 Steve Hodges, Shahram Izadi, Alex Butler, Alban Rrustemi, Bill Buxton: "ThinSight: Versatile Multi-touch Sensing for Thin Form-factor Displays"
2006 Björn Hartmann, Scott Klemmer, Michael Bernstein, Leith Abdulla, Brandon Burr, Avi Robinson-Mosher, and Jennifer Gee: "Reflective Physical Prototyping through Integrated Design, Test, and Analysis"
2006 Best student paper: Anastasia Bezeranios, Pierre Dragicevic, and Ravin Balakrishnan: "Mnemonic Rendering: An Image-Based Approach for Exposing Hidden Changes in Dynamic Displays"
2005 Michael Bolin, Matthew Webber, Philip Rha, Tom Wilson, Robert Miller: Automation and Customization of Rendered Web Pages
2004 Georg Apitz & François Guimbretière: "CrossY: A Crossing-Based Drawing Application"
2004 Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor, Ravin Balakrishnan: Multi-Finger Gestural Interaction with 3D Volumetric Displays
2003 Eric Saund, David Fleet, Daniel Larner, James Mahoney: "Perceptually-Supported Image Editing of Text and Graphics"
2003 Best student paper: Bongwon Suh, Haibin Ling, Ben Bederson, and David Jacobs: "Automatic Thumbnail Cropping and its Effectiveness"
2002 Takeo Igarashi & John F. Hughes: "Clothing Manipulation"
2002 Best student paper: Haowei Hsieh, Frank Shipman: "Manipulating Structured Information in a Visual Workspace"
2001 Saul Greenberg and Chester Fitchett: "Phidgets: Easy Development of Physical Interfaces through Physical Widgets"
2001 Best student paper: Blaine Bell, Steven Feiner and Tobias Hoellerer: "View Management for Virtual and Augmented Reality"
2000 Ken Hinckley, Jeff Pierce, Mike Sinclair, and Eric Horvitz: "Sensing Techniques for Mobile Interaction"
1996 Alan Borning, Richard Anderson, and Bjorn Freeman-Benson: "Indigo: A Local Propagation Algorithm for Inequality Constraints"  

Best Talks

People’s Choice Best Talk Winners

Year Winner
2018 Alex Olwal, Jon Moeller, Greg Priest-Dorman, Thad Starner, Ben Carroll: "I/O Braid: Scalable Touch-Sensitive Lighted Cords Using Spiraling, Repeating Sensing Textiles and Fiber Optics"
2017 Teddy Seyed, Xing-Dong Yang, Daniel Vogel: "A Modular Smartphone for Lending"
2016 Chiuan Wang, Hsuan-Ming Yeh, Bryan Wang, Te-Yen Wu, Hsin-Ruey Tsai, Rong-Hao Liang, Yi-Ping Hung, Mike Y. Chen: "CircuitStack: Supporting Rapid Prototyping and Evolution of Electronic Circuits"
2016 Gierad Laput, Robert Xiao, Chris Harrison: "ViBand: High-Fidelity Bio-Acoustic Sensing Using Commodity Smartwatch Accelerometers"
2015 Gierad Laput: "EM-Sense: Touch Recognition of Uninstrumented, Electrical and Electromechanical Objects"
2014 Yuta Sugiura: "Graffiti fur: turning your carpet into a computer display"
2014 James McCrae: "FlatFitFab: Interactive Modeling with Planar Sections"
2014 Rubaiat Habib Kazi: "Kitty: sketching dynamic and interactive illustrations"


Year Speakers
2022 Ted Chiang (Author), Marissa Mayer (Sunshine/Yahoo)
2021 Tessa Lau (Dusty Robotics), Manohar Swaminathan (Microsoft Research India), Melody Ivory (Thrivafy)
2020 Afua Bruce (DataKind), Sasha Costanza-Chock (MIT)
2019 Elizabeth Gerber (Northwestern), Cristina (Crista) Lopes (UCI)
2018 Jaime Teevan (Microsoft), Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University)
2017 Gabriella Coleman (McGill University), Niki Kittur (CMU)
2016 Takeo Kanade (CMU), Naoto Fukasawa (NAOTO FUKASAWA DESIGN)
2015 Ramesh Raskar (MIT), Blaise Aguera y Arcas (Google)
2014 Mark Bolas (USC), Bret Victor (worrydream.com)
2013 Raffaello D'Andrea (ETH Zurich)
2012 Margaret Livingstone (Harvard)
2011 Ge Wang (Stanford), Dan Jurafsky (Stanford)
2010 Marvin Minsky (MIT), Natalie Jeremijenko (NYU), Jaron Lanier
2009 Stephen L. Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde (Barrow Neurological Institute), Eric Paulos (CMU)
2008 Dan Olsen (BYU), Cynthia Breazeal (MIT)
2007 David Woods (info), Jeremy Wolfe (info)
2006 Peter Naur (University of Copenhagen)
2005 Gary Starkweather (info)
2004 Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft Research)
2003 Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland), Sandra Marshall (UC San Diego)
2002 Peter Wegner (Brown University), Jakub Wejchert (European Commission), Tony R. Martinez (Brigham Young University)
2001 Jef Raskin: Making Machines Fit for Human Consumption, Miguel Nicolelis (Duke University)
2000 Eric Brewer (Berkeley), James D. Foley (Yamacraw)
1999 Seth Rosenthal (Industrial Light + Magic), Turner Whitted (Microsoft Research)
1998 Jim Waldo (Sun Microsystems), Adele Goldberg (Neometron)
1997 John Sibert (George Washington University), Jim Kajiya (Microsoft Research)
1996 James Gosling (SUN), Fred Brooks (UNC Chapel Hill)
1995 Maria Klawe (University of British Columbia), Jim Morris (Carnegie Mellon University), Bill Buxton (Alias Research)
1994 Don Norman (Apple Computer), Mark Weiser (Xerox PARC)
1993 Terry Winograd (Stanford University and Interval Research), Bruce Tognazzini (SunSoft)
1992 Raj Reddy (Carnegie Mellon), Tony Hoeber (GO Corporation)
1991 Robert S. Williges (Virginia Tech), Andries van Dam (Brown University)
1990 Stuart Card (Xerox PARC), Elaine Rich (MCC AI Lab)
1989 Jim Thomas (Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories), Jaron Lanier (VPL Research)


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1983 Seeheim, Germany Workshop on UIMS UI Management Systems, G. Pfaff, Springer-Verlag, 1985
1982 Seattle, WA GIIT Workshop Computer Graphics, Vol. 17, No. 1
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