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Scott MacKenzie <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 16 Oct 2000 06:00:50 -0400
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           *****************  Final Call ******************

                      Human-Computer Interaction
           Special Issue on Text Entry for Mobile Computing

                 Scott MacKenzie, Special Issue Editor

                 Submission deadline: November 1, 2000

The Human-Computer Interaction journal solicits high-quality research
papers for a special issue on Text Entry for Mobile Computing, to appear in
2001.  Although text entry is by no account a new issue in mobile computing,
there has been a burst of new research on the topic. There are several
reasons for the heightened interest in this topic: First, mobile
computing per se is on the rise (to say the least!) and is spawning new
applications domains, such as wearable computing, two-way paging, and
mobile web and email access.  Second, the demand for input of text --
alphanumeric information that is easily and efficiently entered,
recognized, stored, forwarded, or searched via traditional software
techniques -- is stronger than ever. Third, text messaging is hugely
popular with cell phones; many spin-off technologies and services are
anticipated.  The statistics for cell phones are remarkable (more than a
billion text messages per month), particularly in view of the limited
capability of the cell phone keypad for text input.  While the ubiquitous
qwerty keyboard reigns supreme as the primary vehicle for text entry on
desktop systems, mobile systems lack an equivalent dominant technology or
technique for the same task.  And so, the challenge of text entry for
mobile computing presents itself.

Submissions are welcome in any of the following areas: handwriting and
gesture recognition, new physical keyboards and form factors, soft
keyboards, touch-based input techniques, new sensors and input modalities,
language-based optimization techniques, predictive and adaptive techniques,
models and measures for text entry, evaluation techniques, novel input
techniques, etc.

Please send an email to Scott MacKenzie at [log in to unmask] indicating your
interest, intention to submit, or for any inquiries about the special issue.

Manuscripts for the Special Issue should be submitted by November 1, 2000, to

   Patricia Sheehan
   Human-Computer Interaction
   Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
   3333 Coyote Hill Road
   Palo Alto, CA
   94304 USA