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Call for Papers

Special Issue of the Elsevier Journal "Computers and Graphics"

       Calligraphic Interfaces: Towards a New Generation of Interactive Systems

       - Submission Deadline: March 15, 2000
       - Journal URL:

CAD systems possessing great functionality now enable us to manufacture very
complicated models. However, computers have yet to become usable at the very
early stages of product design, where pencil and paper still reign.  This is
because present-day interfaces require designers to leap a large conceptual gap
from their mental image of a desired object to the geometric model that
formally expresses its shape.

As computer systems become more sophisticaded, alternative input modalities and
interface technologies are emerging which may form the basis for a new
generation of sketching applications supporting what we call Calligraphic
Interfaces, where the artificial dialogue constraints imposed by the previous
generation of UIs are removed and designers can work with the computer much as
they would with more traditional media, to capture rough shapes and
ideas. Thus, calligraphic interfaces hold out the promise of large gains in
productivity, coupled with higher product quality.

We welcome contributions addressing one or more of the following topics:

        * Architectures for Calligraphic Interaction
        * Sketch-based Modeling and UIs
        * Parsing Sketch-based Input
        * Multimodal Integration: Pen, Speech & Gestures
        * Handling Ambiguous Input
        * Novel Interaction patterns
        * Sketching in Augmented & Immersive Virtual Environments
        * Non-desktop Interfaces
        * Out of Flatland: Intelligent 3D Calligraphic Assistants
        * Innovative Applications of Calligraphic Interfaces

Important Dates:

        E-mail Expression of Interest:          As Soon As Possible
        Submission of Contributions:            March 15, 2000
        Notification of Acceptance / Rejection: April 21, 2000
        Submission of Final Manuscripts:        May 22, 2000
        Publication:                            November, 2000

Guest Editors For This Issue:

Joaquim A. Jorge                Ephraim P. Glinert
Computer Science Dept.          National Science Foundation
IST/Tech. Univ. of Lisbon       4201 Wilson Boulevard
Lisbon, Portugal                Arlington, VA 22230, USA
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While it is not required, authors are strongly encouraged to e-mail the Guest
Editors indicating their intent to submit an article.

Please carefuly check the guidelines for authors available from Elsevier at:
For authors who wish to submit their manuscript in the Elsevier-Latex-style,
the following URL may be helpful:

All papers will be peer reviewed by multiple experts. Electronic submission is
*strongly* encouraged. Contributions should be submitted by (preferably)
emailing the URL where the submission can be retrieved or by emailing the paper
itself as one file (PDF or Compressed Postscript or Tarball as a last resort!)
to Joaquim Jorge <[log in to unmask]>, or by ftp to

If this is *impossible* please send 4 copies to:

Prof. Joaquim A. Jorge
Dep. de Engenharia Informatica
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Av. Rovisco Pais
1000-049 Lisboa
Phone: +351 21 3100300
Fax:   +351 21 3145843
EMAIL: [log in to unmask]

Whathever the submission method, you should send an email to the editors with
the title of the paper, the authors' names and affiliations, the contact
author's address, the abstract and the submission method URL, attached file,
the filename used for ftp, or surface mail tracking information.

-J.Jorge  [PGP Key Fingerprint: EA67 279D 23FF 543A  9CE1 F5D6 5AF0 D606]
Joaquim A. Jorge ([log in to unmask], [log in to unmask])| PHONE:+351 213100363
INESC, Rua Alves Redol,9, 1000-029 Lisboa, PORTUGAL| FAX:  +351 213145843
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 9 Encontro Portugues de Computacao Grafica
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