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                                CALL FOR PAPERS

                                    AVI 2008
                           Advanced Visual Interfaces
                        International Working Conference
               In cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI, ACM-SIGMM, SIGCHI Italy

				  May 28-30, 2008 - Napoli, Italy

The 9th International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
(AVI‚08) will be held in Naples,
Italy, May 28-30, 2008. Started in 1992 in Rome, and held every two years
in different Italian towns, the
Conference traditionally brings together experts in different areas of
computer science who have a
common interest in the conception, design and implementation of visual
and, more generally, perceptual
interfaces. Through the years, the Conference has witnessed the growing
interest within the community
for mobile devices such as smartphones, palmtops and PDAs, in the
framework of both traditional and
emerging environments, such as ubiquitous and pervasive computer
applications. Both formal methods
and concrete applications well fit into the framework of the conference,
whose program also includes
invited talks given by leaders in the field. Submissions are solicited in
the broad list of areas given below,
with special emphasis on the following specific topics, without being
limited to them:


Interaction models and techniques           Interactive visualization
Interactive systems                         User-interaction studies


Visual Interface Design                     Visual Interaction
Information Visualization                   Graph Layout
Visual Databases                            Visual Querying
Visual Analytics                            Adaptive Interfaces
Animated Interfaces                         Web Interfaces
Interface Metaphors                         Multimodal Interfaces
Natural Interaction                         Perceptual Interfaces
Context Aware Interaction                   Virtual and Augmented Reality
Interface Evaluation                        Cognitive Models of the User
End-User Development                        Controlled Studies and
Usability Testing
Computer Supported Cooperative Work         Hypermedia & Multimedia
Digital Media Environments		    Map-based Interaction
Mobile Interaction Design		    Web-based Social Interaction
New Media and Cultural Heritage	 	    End-User Development

The following three distinguished researchers have agreed to deliver
invited speeches at the conference:

Prof. Jose' Luis Encarnacao
Franuhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Germany

Prof. Irfan Essa
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Marco Fanciulli
Fox International, Italy

                              IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions to AVI 2008 are in form of 8-page full papers, 4-page poster
papers and 2-page system papers.
Note that for 8-page full papers only, a 200-word abstract is requested
before paper submission.

Workshop and tutorial proposals:
 - submission deadline November 15th, 2007
 - notification of notification December 20th, 2007
Research, Poster and System papers:
 - abstract submission deadline December 17th, 2007
 - full paper submission deadline December 21st, 2007
 - acceptance notification February 15th, 2008
Camera-ready papers due: March 15th, 2008
Demo software due: May 14th, 2008
AVI 2008 Conference: May 28-30, 2008

                           PAPER AND DEMO SUBMISSION

We strongly encourage submissions that address research and development on
above and other related topics, or that propose new approaches suitable for
fulfilling the demands that characterize advanced interfaces of the next
generation. Three kinds of contribution are solicited:

- Research papers describing original and unpublished work,
  up to 8 pages in ACM SIG Proceedings format.
- Poster papers describing promising work in progress. Poster papers up to
4 pages in
  ACM SIG Proceedings format, and might be presented at the conference as
- System papers (prototypes demonstrations), up to 2 pages in ACM SIG
  format. System papers will be accompanied by a demonstration of the
  prototype, and should include a description of hw/sw requirements on a
  sheet. Demonstrators may either use their personal laptops, or provide a
  working version of accepted prototypes, ready for installation.

(*) Papers will be submitted electronically. Detailed information on
electronic submission
will be provided at the AVI 2008 web site:

Papers from all categories will be included in the Proceedings published
by ACM Press.


The Exhibit Program will primarily consist of demonstrations of software
prototypes. The demonstration proposal should include a detailed
description specifying hw/sw requirements. A full working version of accepted
prototypes must be available for installation by May 14th, 2008.


Tutorials - Tutorials provide conference participants with the opportunity to
gain new insights in the area of advanced visual interfaces. The tutorial
proposal must be between two and three pages in length, and contain the
following information:

 -  A brief description of the tutorial.
 -  A detailed outline of the tutorial.
 -  Characterization of the tutorial as introductory, intermediate or
 -  Length of the tutorial (half-day, full-day).
 -  Characterization of the potential target audience, including prerequisite
    knowledge and a description of why the tutorial topic would be of
    to a substantial number of AVI participants.
 -  A brief resume of the presenter, which should include name, postal
    phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, background in the tutorial
area, evidence
    of experience in research in the considered area, and evidence of

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the
proposal, their benefits to participants and their fit within the overall
programme of AVI 2008. Factors to be considered include relevance, timeliness
and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half-day or full-day
format; use of appropriate presentation methods and exercises; past
and qualifications of the instructors.

Tutorials that advocate a single avenue of research or promote products
will not
be considered.

Accepted tutorials might be later canceled if too few attendees register
for the
tutorial to support the costs of running it.

Workshops - The purpose of workshops is to provide an informal setting where
participants have the opportunity to discuss specific topics in an atmosphere
that fosters the active exchange of ideas. The workshop proposal must be
two and three pages in length, and contain the following information:

 -  A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop
    goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
 -  A discussion of why the workshop is relevant to AVI 2008 and to whom the
    workshop is of interest in the AVI community.
 -  A preliminary workshop agenda and a proposed schedule for organizing the
    workshop. This should include a brief description of how the
organizers intend
    to encourage an atmosphere appropriate for a workshop.
 -  (If available) a list of tentatively confirmed attendees.
 -  (If available) a list of related workshops held within the last three
    and their relation to the proposed workshop.
 -  The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the
    proposed workshop organizing committee. These people must be
knowledgeable about
    the technical issues to be addressed and cannot all work at the same
 -  The name of the primary contact for the organizing committee.
 -  A description of the qualifications of the individual committee members
    with respect to the workshop topics.
 -  (If available) a list of workshops previously arranged by members of the
    proposed committee.

Workshop and tutorial proposal must be sent as PDF e-mail attachments to
Michele Nappi, e-mail: [log in to unmask]

                                   GENERAL CHAIR
Stefano Levialdi, Sapienza, Universita' di Roma, Dipartimento di Informatica,

                                  PROGRAM CHAIRS
Paolo Bottoni, Sapienza, Universita' di Roma, Dipartimento di Informatica,
Roma, Italy,
Stefano Levialdi, Sapienza, Universita' di Roma, Dipartimento di Informatica,

Luigi P. Cordella, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di
Informatica e Sistemistica, Napoli, Italy,
Gabriella Sanniti di Baja,Istituto di Cibernetica "E.Caianilello", CNR,
Pozzuoli (Napoli), Italy

Piero Mussio, Universita' di Milano, Dipartimento di Informatica e
Comunicazione, Milano, Italy

                             TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP CHAIR
Michele Nappi, Universita' di Salerno, Dipartimento di Matematica e
Informatica, Fisciano (Salerno), Italy,

Emanuele Panizzi, Sapienza, Universita' di Roma, Dipartimento di
Informatica, Roma, Italy,

                                    DEMO CHAIR
Philip T. Cox, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Computer Scienc, Halifax,

                                  PUBLICITY CHAIRS
Maria Frucci, Istituto di Cibernetica "E.Caianilello", CNR, Pozzuoli
(Napoli), Italy
Alessio Malizia, Universidad Carlos III, Dpto Informatica, Madrid, Spain

Simona Sarti, Consulta Umbria, Perugia, Italy

Liliana Ardissono, Universita' di Torino, Italy
Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, University College London, UK
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University, USA
Augusto Celentano, Universita' "Ca' Foscari" di Venezia, Italy
Luca Chittaro, Universita' di Udine, Italy
Philip T. Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada
Rita Cucchiara, Universita' di Modena-Reggio, Italy
Juan de Lara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Boris De Ruyter, Philips Research, The Netherlands
Alberto Del Bimbo, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Alan Dix, University of Lancaster, UK
Gianluca Foresti, Universita' di Udine, Italy
Luciano Gamberini, Universita' di Padova, Italy
Elisa Giaccardi, University of Colorado, USA
Vlado Glavinic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
John Grundy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Esther Guerra, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Masahito Hirakawa, Shimane University, Japan
Giulio Jacucci, Institute for Information Technology, Finland
Alessio Malizia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Mark T. Maybury, MITRE Corporation, USA
Mark Minas, Universitat Munchen, Germany
Piero Mussio, Universita' di Milano, Italy
Michele Nappi, Universita' di Salerno, Italy
Laurence Nigay, University of Grenoble 1 - Joseph Fourier, France
Kai Olsen, University of Bergen, Norway
Noritaka Osawa, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan
Sharon Oviatt, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, USA
Philippe Palanque, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Steven Pemberton, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Peter Pirolli, Xerox, USA
Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland, USA
Andreas Pleuss, Universitat Munchen, Germany
Roberto Polillo, Universita' di Milano Bicocca, Italy
George G. Robertson, Microsoft Research, USA
Stefan Sauer, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Raimondo Schettini, Universita' di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Clarisse Sieckenius, PUC-Rio, Brasil
Mike Sips, Stanford University, USA
John T. Stasko, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Oliviero Stock, ITC-IRST, Italy
Steve Tanimoto, Washington University, USA
Carlo Tasso, Universita' di Udine, Italy
Shimon Ullmann, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Kent Wittenburg, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA

                                STEERING COMMITTEE
Tiziana Catarci, Sapienza, Universita' di Roma, Dipartimento di
Informatica e Sistemistica
Maria Francesca Costabile, Universita' di Bari, Dipartimento di Informatica
Stefano Levialdi, Sapienza, Universita' di Roma, Dipartimento di Informatica
Giuseppe Santucci, Sapienza, Universita' di Roma, Dipartimento di
Informatica e Sistemistica
Laura Tarantino, Universita' dell'Aquila, Dipartimento di Ingegneria

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