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                                UIST '99
                      The 12th Annual ACM Symposium
               on User Interface Software and Technology

                 Sponsored by: ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI
                  and in cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT

                           November 7-10, 1999
                      Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

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                         CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                  COMMON DEADLINE: FRIDAY MAY 7, 1999

           APPROXIMATE ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: JULY 12, 1999

                  NO FAX OR EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

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UIST '99 is the premier forum for innovations in developing
human-computer interfaces. The symposium brings together researchers
and practitioners from a diverse set of areas including user
interfaces, CSCW, VR, multimedia and the web. Participants are
typically interested in techniques, tools, and technology for
constructing high-quality, innovative user interfaces. The intimate
size, single track, and comfortable surroundings make this symposium
an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and implementation
experiences. Papers, TechNotes, Panels, and Demos are sought on a wide
range of user-interface topics.

The conference will be held in Asheville, NC at the beautiful, four
star Grove Park Inn. The Inn and Asheville are both nestled in the
picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville
has something for everyone:

   * a wide array of arts and crafts, including the Folk Art and
     Crafts center
   * the Biltmore mansion, Vanderbilt's estate fashioned after the
     chateaus of Europe
   * the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway, along which you may be able to
     see some fall leaf foliage

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 Conference Chair       Program Chair            Panels Chair
 Brad Vander Zanden     Joe Marks                Joe Konstan

 Computer Science       MERL                     Dept. of Computer Science
 Department             A Mitsubishi Electric    and Engineering
 University of          Research Laboratory      University of Minnesota
 Tennessee              201 Broadway             4-192 EE/CS Building
 Knoxville, TN 37996    Cambridge, MA 02139      200 Union Street S.E.
 USA                    USA                      Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA

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 TechNotes Chair                                 Demos Chair
 Blair MacIntyre                                 Kathy Ryall
 Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center
 College of Computing                            Dept. of Computer Science
 Georgia Institute of Technology                 University of Virginia
 Atlanta, GA 30332-0280                          Charlottesville, VA 22901
 USA                                             USA
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                                 Papers

Full-length papers (10 pages or 5000 words) are the main medium for
conveying new research results at the UIST symposium. Submissions are
sought that describe original, unpublished work on user-interface
devices, techniques, or metaphors. Appropriate topics include but are
not limited to:

   * Novel, enabling technologies such as virtual worlds, perceptual
     user interfaces, tactile user interfaces, multimedia interfaces,
     CSCW interfaces and unconventional input devices.

   * Innovative interfaces for difficult or challenging applications,
     such as large, complex information sets.

   * Innovative software architectures and development environments
     that support the development and use of the above technologies
     and interfaces.

Rigorous reviewing is a UIST hallmark: each paper will be reviewed by
at least two members of the program committee, and three external
reviewers.  Authors of accepted papers will also be invited to
participate in the demo session.

Paper submissions should be at most 5000 words or 10 ACM conference
pages in length, and any accompanying videotape should be at most 8
minutes long. The title page should include an abstract (fewer than
200 words) and keywords.  The submission should consist of 6 copies of
a paper, 6 copies of an NTSC VHS videotape (if there is one), and a
cover letter indicating the primary author's name, affiliation,
address, phone number and e-mail address. Please see General
Information (below) for further details on submissions.

Paper submissions must be received by Joe Marks, the Program Chair, no
later than Friday, May 7, 1999.
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                               Tech Notes

Technique Notes ("TechNotes") offer an opportunity to disseminate
important new interaction and visualization techniques that can be
described in two pages. Although shorter in length, UIST TechNotes are
held to the same quality standards as full length papers. Accepted
TechNotes will be published in the proceedings and presented at the
conference.

Typically, a TechNote is a succinct description, possibly including
screen dumps and accompanying video, of a novel user interface
technique with suffucient detail to assist an expert reader in
replicating the technique.  TechNotes should not include exhaustive
implementation details or summaries of user studies. Although similar
to full papers, TechNotes are specifically geared to describing new
techniques employed in user interfaces. For those familiar with the
ACM Transactions on Graphics, a TechNote can be thought of as a
conference version of an "Interaction Technique Notebook" article.

A TechNote submission should be no more than 2 ACM conference pages in
length, and any accompanying videotape should be at most 5 minutes
long. The title page should contain an abstract and keywords, and the
submission should include 6 copies of the TechNote, and optionally 6
copies of a supporting video. A cover letter, to be included as well,
should indicate the primary author's name, affiliation, address, phone
number, and e-mail address. Please see General Information (below) for
further details on submissions.

TechNote submissions must be received by Blair MacIntyre, the
TechNotes Chair, no later than Friday May 7, 1999.
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                                 Panels

Panel proposals should show how the combination of topic, panelists,
and organization will educate, engage, and energize
attendees. Successful panels must include substantial attendee
participation.

Panels that address controversial issues, new technologies, and
applications, or rapidly developing or late-breaking areas with
results that are still too immature for papers are particularly
encouraged. Panel organizers are also encouraged to include panelists
with perspectives that are new to the UIST community.

Prospective panel organizers are invited to contact the panels chair
to discuss panel ideas; the chair will work with organizers who would
like assistance in identifying panelists or in developing a proposal.

Prospective submitters should be sure to view the panel submission
checklist for additional information and submission guidelines. For
more information, please contact Joe Konstan, the Panels Chair.

Panel submissions must be received by Joe Konstan, the Panels Chair,
no later than Friday, May 7, 1999.
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                                 Demos

UIST'99 will host peer-reviewed demonstrations showing early
implementations of novel, interesting, and important interface
concepts and HCI systems. The demos will be given in parallel in an
informal setting. Demos should be brief so that they can be shown
repeatedly during the demonstration session.  Demos with which people
can interact are especially encouraged. Authors of accepted papers and
TechNotes will also be invited to participate in the demo session.

Demo submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their innovation,
relevance, scientific contribution, and potential logistic
constraints.  Commercial products are eligible, but sales and
marketing activities are not appropriate. The submission should
consist of a cover letter indicating the primary author's name,
affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and three
copies of the following:

   * A two-page summary in ACM conference format of research
     contributions illustrated in the demo. This summary will be
     published in the proceedings.
   * A detailed description of hardware and software
     requirements. Please state whether you can supply these
     yourself. UIST will attempt to provide necessary equipment, but
     those submitting demos may be requested to provide their own
     equipment.
   * An informal videotape of the demo (in NTSC VHS format), or a demo
     storyboard with at least six screen dumps (not more than six
     pages, including pictures). Preference will be given to
     submissions that include a videotape.

Demo submissions must be received by Kathy Ryall, Demos Chair, no
later later than Friday May 7, 1999. Please see General Information
(below) for further details on submissions.

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                           General Information

Accepted papers will be published in the UIST 99 Conference
Proceedings and the UIST 99 Electronic Publication. The primary author
of each accepted paper will receive an Author Kit with detailed
instructions on how to submit both the camera-ready copy version and
the electronic copy of the paper.

We recommend that prospective authors consult the UIST 99 Authors
Guide.  This document contains information on the reviewing process
and a description of what constitutes an excellent UIST paper. The
Author's Guide also describes the page format for paper
submissions. This guide can be found at
http://www.acm.org/uist/guide.html.

Videotapes of implementations are encouraged. Authors of accepted
papers will be invited to submit a videotape for a video compendium
that will be sold at the conference. Although papers must stand on
their own, submitted videotapes will be sent to reviewers as
supporting material. We refer those people preparing a videotape for
UIST to a modified version of the CHI '96 video guide
(http://www.acm.org/uist/videos-guide.html). This guide describes how
to produce an ideal videotape for UIST. Please do not be intimidated
by the guide. Videos are viewed only as supporting material, and
authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to prepare a more
polished videotape.

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Ari Rapkin
UIST '99 Publicity Chair

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