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IUI 2005
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT USER INTERFACES

January 9-12, 2005
Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
http://www.iuiconf.org

First, here's a quick reminder of the submission deadline
for long and short papers for the SIGCHI-sponsored
conference IUI 2005:

MONDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2004, 11:59 pm PDT (San Diego time)

Almost all of the major conference events have by now been
firmly scheduled; see the list below. These events already
ensure that IUI 2005 will be "the place to be" in 2005 for
those interested in intelligent user interfaces.

You can become an important part of this program by
submitting a high-quality long paper. Each long paper will
be presented in the same type of plenary session as the
invited talks and the panel discussion. One or two long
papers will receive the Outstanding Paper Award.

For work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper,
please consider a short paper submission.

For more information, see the conference web site
(http://iuiconf.org) and/or the brief Call for Papers at the
end of this message.

            Hoping to hear from you by 20 September!

            John Riedl and Anthony Jameson
            IUI 2005 program cochairs

            Eric Schwarzkopf
            IUI 2005 publicity chair

*************************************************************
EVENTS ALREADY SCHEDULED FOR IUI 2005:

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Justine Cassell, Northwestern University
  http://www.soc.northwestern.edu/justine/

Barry Smyth, University College, Dublin
  Cofounder and CTO of ChangingWorlds
  http://www.cs.ucd.ie/staff/bsmyth/default.htm

[A third invited speaker,
  to be announced soon via the conference web site]

PANEL DISCUSSION:

The Usability Crisis in High-Tech Home Products:
An Opportunity for Intelligent User Interfaces
  Organizers: Charles Rich and David Keyson

WORKSHOPS (one-half day each):

Affective Interactions: The Computer in the Affective Loop
  Organizers: Cristina Conati, Stacy Marsella, and Ana Paiva

Beyond Personalization: The Next Stage of Recommender
Systems Research
  Organizers: Mark van Setten, Sean M. McNee, and
  Joseph A. Konstan

Multi-User and Ubiquitous User Interfaces
  Organizers: Christian Kray, Andreas Butz, Antonio Kruger,
  Helmut Prendinger, and Albrecht Schmidt
  http://www.mu3i.org/

TUTORIALS (one-half day each):

Design of Multi-Device User Interfaces
  Fabio Paterno

Intelligent Interfaces for Preference-based Search
  Pearl Pu and Boi Faltings
  http://hci.epfl.ch/website/iui05tutorial.htm

Interaction with Embodied Conversational Agents
  Lewis Johnson and Stacy Marsella

*************************************************************
[From the Call for Papers first circulated in June 2004:]

WHY SUBMIT TO IUI 2005?

The series of annual conferences on Intelligent User
Interfaces is the principal international forum for the
presentation and discussion of outstanding research and
applications involving intelligent user interfaces. Its
proceedings, which are available both as hard copy and via
the ACM Digital Library, are widely read and cited.

The central track of the technical program comprises plenary
presentations of full-length papers, which are selected by
the program committee after in-depth analysis and
discussion. A complementary set of short paper presentations
and demos stimulates discussion on work in progress.

The quality of the reviewing process is being further
enhanced this year with the introduction of "meta-reviewers"
(see below).

The conference experience also includes a variety of other
activities: workshops, tutorials, invited talks by leading
figures, and an occasional panel.  Just as important are the
lively informal discussions that are encouraged by the fact
that most of the conference events are attended by all of
the participants.

TOPICS

Topics of interest for IUI 2005 include all aspects of
intelligent user interfaces. Successful submissions will
include aspects of both intelligence and interface. The
following are sample topics:

 - Interpretation of user input
      Processing of multimodal input
      Natural language and speech processing
      Affective interfaces
 - Generation of system output
      Intelligent visualization tools
      Intelligent generation of multimedia presentations
 - Ubiquitous computing
      Intelligent interfaces for ubiquitous computing
      Smart environments
 - Help
      Intelligent assistants for complex tasks
      Support for collaboration in multiuser environments
      Intelligent information and knowledge management
 - Categories of intelligence
      User-adaptivity in interactive systems
      Personalization and recommender systems
      Modeling and prediction of user behavior
      Planning and plan recognition
 - IUI design
      Knowledge-based approaches to user interface design
        and generation
      Proactive and agent-based paradigms for user
        interaction
      Example- and demonstration-based interfaces
 - User studies
      User studies concerning intelligent interfaces
      Evaluations of implemented intelligent user interfaces

The programs of previous IUI conferences are available via
the conference web site (see http://iuiconf.org/library.html).

IUI 2005 encourages submissions from those who have done
relevant work but who have not previously submitted to an
IUI conference. In case of doubt about the relevance of your
work, do not hesitate to ask the relevant chair(s) for
advice.  (Addresses are given below.)

LONG AND SHORT PAPERS

There are two categories of paper submission:

   LONG PAPER submissions should report on substantial
   contributions of lasting value.  Each accepted long paper
   will be presented in a plenary session of the main
   conference program. An accompanying demonstration can be
   presented in a poster/demo session.  The maximum length
   is 8 pages in the two-column ACM conference format.

   SHORT PAPER submissions typically discuss exciting new
   work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper. Each
   accepted short paper will be presented in a poster/demo
   session. The presentation may include a system
   demonstration. The maximum length is 3 pages.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members
of the program committee. Each long paper submission will
also be read by a "meta-reviewer": a senior program
committee member who will produce a coherent summary of the
reviews.

Accepted papers from both categories will be included in the
conference proceedings, to be published in hard copy by the
ACM Press and electronically in the ACM Digital Library
(http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm).  Further information,
including detailed instructions about the format and the
submission procedure, is available on the conference web
site.

An Outstanding Paper Award will be presented to the one or
two strongest papers submitted to the long papers track.
These papers will be selected by the program committee on
the basis of the significance of the contribution, the
relevance to the IUI conference, and the quality of the
writing.  The Outstanding Paper(s) will be publicized before
and after the conference, and the authors will receive a
modest monetary award and a framed award certificate in
recognition of their contribution to the field.

Time line for long and short papers:

  Monday, 20 September 2004: Submission of manuscripts for
    review
  Monday, 1 November 2004: Notification about acceptance or
    rejection
  Monday, 22 November 2004: Submission of camera-ready copy
    for accepted papers

LOCATION

IUI 2005 will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San
Diego, California, U.S.A. (http://www.catamaranresort.com/).
The Catamaran is located directly on the waterfront and near
Mission Bay, the world's largest aquatic park.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

(When using the email addresses given below, please omit the
blanks, which have been added as a spam prevention measure.)

Conference chair:

  Rob St. Amant, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
  (chair @iuiconf.org)

Program chairs:

  John Riedl, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
  Anthony Jameson, DFKI and International Univ. in Germany
  (papers @iuiconf.org)

Short paper chairs:

  Tessa Lau, IBM T. J. Watson Research, U.S.A.
  Daniel Billsus, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, U.S.A.
  (short-papers @iuiconf.org)

Tutorial and workshop chair:

  Jihie Kim, USC / ISI, U.S.A.
  (tutorials @iuiconf.org, workshops @iuiconf.org)

Treasurer and registration Chair

  Shannon Bradshaw, University of Iowa
  treasurer @iuiconf.org

Publicity chair:

  Eric Schwarzkopf, DFKI, Germany
  (publicity @iuiconf.org)

Program committee:

  Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany
  Mathias Bauer, DFKI, Germany
  Larry Birnbaum, Northwestern University, U.S.A.
  Jim Blythe, USC / ISI, U.S.A.
  Robin Burke, DePaul University, U.S.A.
  Andreas Butz, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
  Giuseppe Carenini, University of British Columbia, Canada
  Vinay Chaudhri, SRI, U.S.A.
  Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  Ed Chi, PARC, U.S.A.
  Mark Claypool, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.
  Phil Cohen, Oregon Health & Science University, U.S.A.
  Anind Dey, Intel Research and UC Berkeley, U.S.A.
  John Domingue, The Open University, United Kingdom
  Laila Dybkjaer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  Ronald Ferguson, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
  Yolanda Gil, USC / ISI, U.S.A.
  Dina Goren-Bar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  Peter Haddawy, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  Kris Hammond, Northwestern University, U.S.A.
  Paul Heisterkamp, DaimlerChrysler, Germany
  Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, Germany
  Achim Hoffmann, University of New South Wales, Australia
  Jason Hong, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.
  Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research, U.S.A.
  W. Lewis Johnson, USC / ISI, U.S.A.
  Joaquim Jorge, IST, Portugal
  Akihiro Kashihara, Osaka University, Japan
  Henry Kautz, University of Washington, U.S.A.
  Alfred Kobsa, University of California at Irvine, U.S.A
  Antonio Krueger, Saarland University, Germany
  Bob Kummerfeld, University of Sydney, Australia
  Tessa Lau, IBM T. J. Watson Research, U.S.A.
  David Leake, University of Indiana, U.S.A.
  James Lester, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
  Henry Lieberman, MIT Media Lab, U.S.A.
  Christine Lisetti, Eurecom, France
  Paul Maglio, IBM Almaden Research, U.S.A.
  Rainer Malaka, European Media Lab, Germany
  Judith Masthoff, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
  Mark Maybury, MITRE, U.S.A.
  Lorraine McGinty, University College Dublin, Ireland
  Wolfgang Minker, University of Ulm, Germany
  Nuno Jardim Nunes, University of Madeira, Portugal
  Nuria Oliver, Microsoft Research, U.S.A.
  Ana Paiva, INESC, Portugal
  Cecile Paris, CSIRO, Australia
  Fabio Paterno, ISTI, Italy
  Michael Pazzani, University of California at Irvine, U.S.A.
  Catherine Pelachaud, University of Paris 8, France
  Daniela Petrelli, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  Helmut Prendinger, NII, Japan
  Pearl Pu, EPFL, Switzerland
  Angel Puerta, RedWhale Software, U.S.A.
  David Pynadath, USC / ISI, U.S.A.
  Charles Rich, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, U.S.A.
  Doug Riecken, IBM T. J. Watson Research, U.S.A.
  Steve Roth, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.
  Jean-David Ruvini, e-lab Bouygues SA, France
  Jude Shavlik, University of Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  Erin Shaw, USC / ISI, U.S.A.
  Candy Sidner, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, U.S.A.
  Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  Constantine Stephanidis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
  Oliviero Stock, ITC-IRST, Italy
  Markus Stolze, IBM Zurich Research, Switzerland
  Yasuyuki Sumi, Kyoto University, Japan
  Shari Trewin, IBM T. J. Watson Research, U.S.A.
  Xing Xie, Microsoft Research, China

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Event sponsors

  ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery
  SIGART, ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial
    Intelligence
  SIGCHI, ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer
    Interaction

Corporate sponsors

  Microsoft Research
  Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
  RedWhale Software

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