18th year - 18th year - 18th year - 18th year - 18th year - 18th year Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/ 18TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM & OPEN HOUSE Friday, June 1, 2001 (Pre-Symposium Tutorials and Workshops Thursday, May 31, 2001) to register: contact [log in to unmask] Tel (301) 405-2769 Fax (301) 314-9658 or visit: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/soh/ Organized with support from: Institute for Advanced Computer Studies Department of Computer Science College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences College of Education College of Information Studies Department of Psychology Institute for Systems Research Office of Information Technology Maryland Applied Information Technology Initiative ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) at the University of Maryland announces its 18th Annual Symposium & Open House and pre-symposium tutorials and workshops. This is our annual presentation of research studies and inspirational prototypes. This year's inspirations focus on zoomable user interfaces for telling stories and making presentations, innovative technology for personal photos, and creative applications by and for children. Professional breakthroughs include searching temporal and multiple language databases. Come and learn how you can apply these advances to your work. The tutorials and workshops, which will be held Thursday, May 31, will feature topics including: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction, Introduction to Usability Testing, Introduction to Kids, Technology and Education, Technologies for families, Evaluating Interactive Cross-Language Information Retrieval, Treemap Implementations and Applications. The Symposium and Open House, on Friday, June 1, will include presentations on the three research topics of the laboratory: Mining Creativity, Information Exploration, Living and Learning. The Symposium will be followed by the Open House demonstrations in the labs of the HCIL's newest research. The registration cost for the Symposium is $170, including videotapes, technical reports, handouts, and lunch. Faculty and staff of academic institutions may register for $100. Graduate and undergraduate students may register, on a space-available basis and without materials or lunch, at no cost. If you are unable to attend and would like a materials package, the fee will be $70. Registration for Tutorials costs $200 (includes lunch, handout, and reception). Registration for the Workshops requires the permission of the organizer and costs $45 (includes lunch, handout, and reception). All paid registrants will receive discounts on books edited by HCIL faculty. To register or to obtain more information, visit our Web site at: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/soh/ or contact [log in to unmask] --------------- MAY 31st RECEPTION: The ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society is proud to present the 2001 SIGCAS Making A Difference Award to Ben Shneiderman in recognition of his persistent efforts over the past 25 years to combine scientific excellence with deep social concern for the use of technology to empower individuals and enhance the quality of life. See website for details.