************** UIST 2002 Interface-Design Contest *************** UIST 2002: Paris, France 27-30, Oct 2002 An interface-design contest will once again be held in conjunction with this year's ACM UIST Symposium. You can get up-to-date information on the contest at the UIST 2002 web site: http://www.acm.org/uist/ UIST 2002 will feature the second UIST Interface-Design Contest. Teams will have an opportunity to design and implement an interface to solve a challenging real-world problem prior to the symposium. The problem has been crafted to accommodate a wide range of possible interfaces. During the competition teams will use their interfaces to solve a variety of problem instances, competing against other teams in a tournament. Prizes worth an estimated $1000 will be awarded to the winners. The goal of the contest is to encourage participants to explore interface software and technology in an applied setting, and to provide an opportunity for participants to showcase their work to the UIST community in an exciting and entertaining format. Last year's contest was quite successful; we hope to keep the momentum going with this year's contest. I hope that you and your colleagues/students will participate, and I look forward to seeing you at UIST in October! Kathy Ryall Interaction Contest Chair, UIST 2002 P.S. Please feel free to forward this message to colleagues in academia and in industry.