Call for Participation

Fourth Eurographics Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling 

In cooperation with AAAI
With support from Microsoft Research

University of California
Riverside, CA, USA
Thursday August 2 - Friday August 3, 2007
Hands-on Tablet PC workshop: Saturday August 4

Registration is now open for the fourth Eurographics Workshop on
Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM'07).  Please register
through the workshop web site:  Program
and travel information can also be found on this site.

Aims and Scope
Most computer user interfaces continue to be based on the keyboard and
mouse.  These are good for typing and pointing, but they lack the
naturalness, transparency, and ease-of-use of basic low-tech pencil
and paper.  Modern pen computing hardware--in principle--enables fluid
drawing, sketching, and direct manipulation of both text and
graphics. To realize this potential requires effective user interface
designs and underlying algorithms to support them.

This workshop will explore techniques and technologies needed to
enable sketch-based interfaces.  The foci will be on methods for
recognition of hand-drawn shapes and interpretation of diagrams and
sketches, and on applications of sketch-based interfaces to a variety
of domains such as 2D/3D graphics, CAD, diagram editing, and
note-taking. Empirical usability studies aimed at clarifying the
nature of sketch-based interfaces and comparing pen input to other
interaction techniques are also welcome.

The workshop is being held in cooperation with Eurographics and AAAI
and sponsored in part by Microsoft Research, hence results and
insights will be shared by researchers from around the globe.  The
workshop dates of August 2-4 are just prior to SIGGRAPH.  The workshop
location is Riverside, California, 1.5 hours by car from the SIGGRAPH
venue in San Diego.

The two-day workshop will include paper presentations (single track),
a breakout session, coffee breaks, a conference dinner, and invited
talks.  There will be a demo session in which participants have an
opportunity to try out state of the art pen-based computing demos. All
are welcome to attend the workshop; submission of a paper is not
required for attendance.


Workshop Chairs

Thomas Stahovich, University of California, Riverside, CA 
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Christine Alvarado, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA ([log in to unmask])

Program Chairs
Michiel van de Panne, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
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Eric Saund, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Palo Alto, CA ([log in to unmask])

EG SBIM Working Group Chair

Joaquim Jorge, Technical University of Lisboa, Portugal
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