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Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 14:01:04 -0500
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UIST 2004
The Seventeenth Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface
Software and Technology


Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
October 24-27, 2004

Electronic submission site:



UIST is the premier forum for innovations in the software and
technology of human-computer interfaces. Sponsored by ACM's special
interest groups on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI) and computer
graphics (SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together researchers and
practitioners from diverse areas that include traditional graphical &
web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual &
augmented reality, multimedia, new input & output devices, and
CSCW. The intimate size, the single track, and comfortable
surroundings make this symposium an ideal opportunity to exchange
research results and implementation experiences.

UIST 2004 is soliciting full-length research papers (up to ten pages),
shorter TechNotes (up to four pages), posters, and demos. In addition,
UIST will hold its second Doctoral Symposium.

Key dates:
        - Papers and TechNotes due: April 7, 2004
          Submit to

        - Papers/TechNotes notification: June 9, 2004

        - Demos and Posters due: July 14, 2004

        - Doctoral Symposium applications due: July 14, 2004

An abbreviated version of the full call for participation appears
below. Please see for details.

We look forward to your submissions!

Steve Feiner
Columbia University
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UIST 2004 General Chair


Papers (due Wednesday, April 7, 2004)

Full-length papers (up to 10 pages) are the main medium for conveying
new research results at UIST. Submissions are sought that describe
original, unpublished work on user interface devices, techniques,
applications, or metaphors.

Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

        Novel, enabling technologies such as augmented reality, perceptual
        user interfaces, tactile user interfaces, tangible user interfaces,
        multimedia user interfaces, CSCW user interfaces and unconventional
        input devices;

        Innovative user interfaces for difficult or challenging applications,
        such as the management of large, complex information sets, or domains,
        such as ubiquitous computing;

        Innovative software architectures and development environments that
        support the development and use of the above technologies and user

The submission of supplementary videos is encouraged. However, videos
should be no more than five minutes in length. 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.  (See for information on acceptable
video formats for submissions.)

Accepted papers will be published together with accepted technotes in
the UIST 2004 Proceedings, which are part of the CHI Letters series,
and in the ACM Digital Library.

All papers shall be submitted electronically to
Authors will be notified of paper results on or before June 9.

Program Chair:
James Landay, University of Washington & Intel Research
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TechNotes (due Wednesday, April 7, 2004)

TechNotes provide a forum for disseminating new interaction
techniques. UIST TechNotes are rigorously peer-reviewed, shorter, and
more focused submissions that bring new techniques to the research and
practice community. The combination of text, pictures, videos, and
live presentation help these techniques get rapid feedback and early

Typically, a TechNote is a succinct description, possibly including
screen dumps and accompanying video, of a novel user interface
technique with sufficient detail to assist an expert reader in
replicating the technique. TechNotes generally should not include
exhaustive implementation details or summaries of user studies.
TechNotes should be submitted to

A TechNote submission should be no more than four ACM conference pages
in length, and any accompanying digital video file should be at most
three minutes long. TechNotes undergo the same rigorous review process
as regular papers.
(See for information on acceptable
video formats for submissions.)

Accepted TechNotes will be published together with accepted papers in
the UIST 2004 Proceedings, which are part of the CHI Letters series,
and in the ACM Digital Library. All TechNotes shall be submitted
electronically.   Authors will be notified of TechNote results on or
before June 9.

Program Chair:
James Landay, University of Washington & Intel Research
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Posters (due Wednesday, July 14, 2004)

Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present work
to conference attendees during a special poster session. Posters
provide an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in
progress, and will be more lightly reviewed than papers or TechNotes.

Poster submissions should be in the form of a two-page paper in ACM
format, describing the contents of the poster and its value to UIST
attendees. Poster submissions also require submitting a preview
version of the poster itself (PDF format).

Accepted poster abstracts will be published together with demos in
both a booklet and a DVD distributed to the conference attendees. Full
posters may also be published in the DVD, at the authors' discretion.

Poster abstracts and previews should be submitted through the UIST
Electronic Submission site.

Posters Chairs:
Patrick Baudisch, Microsoft Research
Joanna McGrenere, Univ. of British Columbia


Demonstrations (due Wednesday, July 14, 2004)

Peer-reviewed demonstrations show early implementations of novel,
interesting, and important interaction concepts or user interface
systems. They can also serve to showcase commercial products not
previously described in the research literature. Demonstrations should
be brief, so that they can be shown repeatedly. We particularly
encourage demos with which attendees can interact.

Accepted demos will be published, together with posters, in a booklet
distributed to UIST attendees. UIST will showcase accepted demos at a
demo reception on Monday evening, October 25. We will also invite
authors of accepted papers and TechNotes to present their work at the
demo reception.

A demo submission consists of an extended abstract that should be no
more than two ACM conference pages in length. Any accompanying video
should be at most four minutes long. Both the demo abstract and the
optional digital video should be submitted through the UIST 2004
Electronic Submission Site.

Demos Chairs:
Jeff Pierce, Georgia Tech
Pierre Wellner, IDIAP


Doctoral Symposium (due Wednesday, July 14, 2004)

The UIST Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can
meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
UIST researchers in an informal and interactive setting. We welcome
applications from current Ph.D. students studying within the full
range of disciplines and approaches that contribute to the UIST
community. We will give preference to applicants beyond the proposal
stage and well into their dissertation research. Each applicant should
provide a short written paper (no more than four pages in normal UIST
format). This paper should describe ongoing work and might summarize
the student's full dissertation work, or highlight a particular part
in depth.

The Doctoral Symposium committee will select approximately eight
participants who will be expected to give a short presentation of
their work, which will be followed by an extensive discussion. In
addition, each student is encouraged to present a poster describing
their work to the full conference. Participants will be selected based
on their anticipated contribution to the breadth and depth of the
intellectual discussions of the Symposium.

The symposium will start with an informal dinner Saturday evening,
October 23rd, continue all day Sunday, and conclude with poster
presentations at the UIST opening reception Sunday evening. Doctoral
Symposium papers will be published in the UIST conference companion
distributed at the conference. We anticipate that a travel stipend and
free registration to the UIST conference will be provided to each

Papers and poster sketches are due at 5pm your local time on July
14. Papers and poster sketches will be submitted electronically at the
UIST 2004 Electronic Submission Site.

Doctoral Symposium Chair:
Scott Hudson, Carnegie Mellon University


General Chair:
   Steven Feiner
   Columbia University

Program Chair:
   James Landay
   University of Washington & Intel Research

   Linda Sibert
   Naval Research Laboratory

Sponsorship Chair:
   Brad Myers

Posters Chairs:
   Patrick Baudisch
   Microsoft Research

   Joanna McGrenere
   Univ. of British Columbia

Demonstrations Chairs:
   Jeff Pierce
   Georgia Tech

   Pierre Wellner

Doctoral Symposium Chair:
   Scott Hudson

Proceedings DVD Chairs:
   Anne Schur
   Wanda Mar
   Pacific Northwest Laboratory

Student Volunteer Chairs:
   James Fogarty

   Joe Tullio
   Georgia Tech

Invited surveys Chair:
   Rob Jacob
   Tufts University

Registration Chair:
   Hong Hua
   University of Arizona