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Tsvi Kuflik <[log in to unmask]>
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*** Intelligent User Interfaces – IUI10 *** 

Hong Kong, China 7-10 February 2010

*** Call for workshop proposals ***

Background and Motivation

Workshops provide members of a community a forum to discuss common interests
in a focused way. If you are working in an emerging area in Intelligent User
Interfaces, consider organizing a workshop. They are a chance to meet
mind-alike researchers and discover what others are doing. A workshop offers
a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain
feedback from an interested community. Successful workshops may result in
edited books or special issues in international journals.

IUI10 is looking for exciting proposals for half-day or full-day workshops
to be held on February 7th, 2010, the first day of the conference. Each
workshop should generate discussions that give the IUI community a new,
organized way of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest promising
directions for future research. A successful workshop can move the field
forward and help in building community. Researchers and practitioners in the
intelligent user interfaces community at large are invited to submit
proposals for review.

Submission Requirements

Each workshop should have one or more organizers and an international
program committee. Proposals for workshops should be a maximum of 1000
words, and should contain the following information to judge the importance,
quality, and benefits for the research community: 

A cover page including:

-                  Workshop title

-                  Name, affiliation, full postal address, homepage and
e-mail address for each organizer

-                  Identification of the primary contact person(s)

-                  One-paragraph biography for each workshop organizer

Motivation and Objectives:

This section is about a brief description of the workshop topic and goals,
its relevance to IUI10 and significance for the research field. 

-                  Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop?
Why is this topic of particular interest at this time? If the workshop has
been organized in the past at an IUI or other conference, please give
details (audience, URL) and describe why it should be held again and how
improvements will be made.

-                  Objectives: What are the objectives that the workshop
aims to achieve? Objectives may include (a) targeting a predefined set of
focus questions, (b) presenting alternate views on a particular issue that
is of concern to the IUI community and attempting to resolve the issue, (c)
identifying priorities for new directions of research, and/or (d) initiating
the appropriate collaborations.

Potential Participants and Workshop Attraction:

A brief discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest. (Target
audience, areas from which the participants are expected to come, strategy
for publicizing the workshop, number of expected participants, names of
potential attendees).

-                  Potential Participants: Indicate how you plan to select
participants and contributions to the workshop. State your estimate of the
number of participants. If possible, give a list of tentatively confirmed

-                  Workshop Attraction: Indicate how you plan to attract
submissions and/or participants. If you have a plan to edit a book or a
journal special issue as a result of your workshop, please indicate it.


Give a description of the proposed workshop format, including the planned
activities (such as position statements, invited talks, panels, demos, and
general discussion), as well as how these activities address the workshop
objectives. Preference will be given to proposals for activities designed to
fuel discussion and interaction among participants; workshops consisting
solely of paper presentations are discouraged. Provide a preliminary
schedule with estimated times. Design your schedule for a length of 3 hours
(half-day workshop) or 6 hours (full-day workshop) with a lunch break and
one or two coffee breaks, respectively.


Give short descriptions of each of the organizers' qualifications related to
the workshop topics. Give names and contact information of PC members, if
available. The list of PC members (organizers) should preferably include
people from at least three different sites.

Potential workshop organizers are encouraged to send their draft proposals
to potential participants for comments before submission.

Submission Dates and Details

Timeline for workshop proposal submissions: 

Friday, July 17th, 2009                         Informal “intention to
submit” email with general details

Friday, July 31st, 2009                         Submission of proposal by
email to workshop chairs

Friday, August 21st, 2009        Notification about acceptance or rejection

Sunday, February 7th, 2010     IUI workshop date

Workshop intentions and proposals should be submitted via email in PDF
format to the IUI10 workshop chairs:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask] with a subject line of: IUI10 Workshop Proposal 

Organizer's Responsibilities

The organizers of accepted workshops are expected to:

-                  Define, produce and distribute the workshop's call for
participation (following deadlines guidelines provided by the workshop
chairs, intended to ensure informal publication of workshops proceedings on
IUI 2010 disk-on-key).

-                  Gather and review submissions, and decide upon final
program content and report the number of submissions and accepted papers to
the workshop chairs.

-                  Assure workshop participants are informed they have to
register to the main conference and the workshop.

-                  Set up and maintain a website linked to the official IUI
website that contains information about the workshop, the materials from the
workshop (presentations, if any) and a summary of the workshop outcome.

-                  Producing a single printable PDF with workshop material
to allow printing of workshop proceedings and make it available to workshop
participants. Workshop proceedings will not be published/printed as part of
IUI10 organization.

-                  Prepare a poster summarizing the workshop results to be
presented at the IUI poster session.

-                  Schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop.
Important: at least one organizer must register at early registration date.

Review Criteria

The proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the workshop chairs and the
IUI10 organizing/ program committee members. The following criteria will
guide the review: relevance to IUI, interesting for the audience, quality,
and organization.



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