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UIST 2000 updates:

-- The UIST 2000 submission deadline is only a few weeks away!
   All submissions must be received by Tuesday, May 9.

-- UIST 2000 is now accepting student volunteer applications.

For more details, see the CFP (below) or the UIST 2000 web site

Ari Rapkin
UIST 2000 Publicity Co-Chair


                              UIST 2000
                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                    The 13th Annual ACM Symposium
              on User Interface Software and Technology

                 Sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI
                 and in cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT

                          November 5-8, 2000
                           U.S. Grant Hotel
                            San Diego, CA



 UIST is the premier forum for innovations in developing
 human-computer interfaces. The symposium brings together researchers
 and practitioners from a diverse set of areas including user
 interfaces, CSCW, VR, multimedia and the web. Participants are
 typically interested 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.


                 COMMON DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MAY 9 2000

                 Approximate Acceptance Notification:
                         Friday, July 14 2000

                 No fax or email submissions accepted


 Conference Committee

    Mark Ackerman                     Keith Edwards
    [log in to unmask]              [log in to unmask]

    until 8/1                         Xerox PARC
    MIT/Media Lab                     3333 Coyote Hill Road
    Room E15-345                      Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA
    20 Ames St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

    after 8/1
    Computer Science 444
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92697 USA

       **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **

    PROGRAM CHAIR                    SURVEYS CHAIR
    Scott Hudson                     James A. Landay
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    HCI Institute                    CS Division, EECS Dept.
    Carnegie Mellon University       Univ. of California, Berkeley
    5000 Forbes Ave                  Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 USA
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
                                     DEMOS CHAIR
    CORPORATE SPONSORS CHAIR         Kathy Ryall
    Brad Myers                       [log in to unmask]
    [log in to unmask]                   Dept. of Computer Science
                                     University of Virginia
    PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR               Charlottesville, VA 22901 USA
    Ari Rapkin
    [log in to unmask]                   PROCEEDINGS CHAIR
                                     Bill Schilit
    PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR               [log in to unmask]
    Jason Brotherton
    [log in to unmask]           WEB PROCEEDINGS CHAIR
                                     Andreas Girgensohn
    STUDENT VOLUNTEER CHAIR          [log in to unmask]
    Jennifer Mankoff
    [log in to unmask]           VIDEO PROCEEDINGS CHAIR
                                     John Boreczky
    TREASURER                        [log in to unmask]
    Linda Sibert
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 Full-length papers (10 pages or 5000 words) are the main medium for
 conveying new research results at the UIST symposium. Submissions are
 sought that describe original, unpublished work on user-interface
 devices, techniques, or metaphors. Appropriate topics include but are
 not limited to:

    * Novel, enabling technologies such as virtual worlds, perceptual
      user interfaces, tactile user interfaces, multimedia interfaces,
      CSCW interfaces and unconventional input devices.
    * Innovative interfaces for difficult or challenging applications,
      such as large, complex information sets.
    * Innovative software architectures and development environments
      that support the development and use of the above technologies
      and interfaces.

 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.

 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. Please see the General
 Information section (below) for further details on submissions.

 Paper submissions must be received by Scott Hudson, the Program
 Chair, no later than Friday, May 9 2000.


 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.  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. Please see
 the General Information section (below) for further details on

 TechNote submissions must be received by Scott Hudson, the Program
 Chair, no later than Friday, May 9 2000.


 Panel proposals should show how the combination of topic, panelists,
 and organization will educate, engage, and energize attendees.
 Successful panels must include substantial attendee participation.

 Panels that address controversial issues, new technologies, and
 applications, or rapidly developing or late-breaking areas with
 results that are still too immature for papers are particularly
 encouraged. Panel organizers are also encouraged to include panelists
 with perspectives that are new to the UIST community.

 Prospective panel organizers are invited to contact the panels chair
 to discuss panel ideas; the chair will work with organizers who would
 like assistance in identifying panelists or in developing a proposal.

 Prospective submitters should be sure to view the panel submission
 checklist for additional information and submission guidelines. For
 more information, please contact James Landay, the Surveys Chair.

 Panel submissions must be received by James Landay, the Surveys
 Chair, no later than Friday, May 9 2000.



 UIST 2000 will host peer-reviewed demonstrations showing early
 implementations of novel, interesting, and important 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. Demos with which people
 can interact are especially encouraged. Authors of accepted papers
 and TechNotes will also be invited to participate in the demo

 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:

    * A two-page summary in ACM conference format of research
      contributions illustrated in the demo. This summary will be
      published in the proceedings.
    * A detailed description of hardware and software
      requirements. Please state whether you can supply these
      yourself. UIST will attempt to provide necessary equipment, but
      those submitting demos may be requested to provide their own
    * An informal videotape of the demo (in NTSC VHS format), or a
      demo storyboard with at least six screen dumps (not more than
      six pages, including pictures). Preference will be given to
      submissions that include a videotape.

 Demo submissions must be received by Kathy Ryall, Demos Chair, no
 later than Friday, May 9 2000. Please see the General Information
 section (below) for further details on submissions.



 Accepted papers will be published in the UIST 2000 Conference
 Proceedings and the UIST 2000 Electronic Publication. The primary
 author of each accepted paper will receive an Author Kit with
 detailed instructions on how to submit both the camera-ready copy
 version and the electronic copy of the paper.

 We recommend that prospective authors consult the UIST 2000 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 page format for paper
 submissions. This guide can be found at

 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 the CHI '96 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.