Due to multiple requests, the paper submission deadline has been extended.

[Apologies for possible multiple copies]

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CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE Virtual Reality 2009 Workshop 
Towards Adaptation and Personalization in 3D User Interfaces 
to Enhance User Interaction and Accessibility (AP-3DUI)
March 14th, 2009
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
http://www.edm.uhasselt.be/ap-3dui2009/
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Improving 3D User Interaction (3DUIs) is actively researched, yet desirable
interaction levels have not been achieved. A part of this can be attributed
to existing interface inflexibility with behaviors invariant of the factors
of the individual user, their preferences or their tasks, which affect
performance. Some example factors, which play a larger role in 3DUIs as
compared to 2DUIs, are user arm length, user height, handedness, eye
dominance, color differentiation, technique preferences, task approaches,
computer and game experience, accessibility issues, cybersickness,
susceptibility to fatigue, spatial aptitudes and other cognitive factors to
name a few. As the physical, mental and experiential factors of users that
influence 3DUIs are diverse, 3DUIs designed to be optimal for all users
result in interaction optimal for no single user. Adaptation and
personalization are envisioned to play an important role in the next
generation of user interfaces.

To achieve adaptation and personalization, existing approaches in several
research communities are of significant interest. Intelligent interfaces
that take advantage of context and assist in user tasks have been actively
researched. Multimodal approaches incorporate multiple input modalities for
user interaction. Incorporating influential factors or allowing users to
tailor the interface based on their preferences improves their performance
on tasks. Addressing accessibility issues remove interface obstacles for
disadvantaged users. Systematic incorporation of these approaches will
clearly improve 3DUIs in terms of performance, subjectivity and access.

Within the domain of this workshop, the following topics in 3D user
interfaces include, but are not limited to:

   * Application areas for adaptive and personalized interaction
   * Intelligent user interfaces
   * Adaptive 3D interaction techniques
   * Adaptation of Multimodal Feedback
   * Personalized interaction
   * User modeling and Adaptation
   * User diversity in VR applications
   * Universal access interfaces
   * Authoring approaches to adaptive and personalized 3DUIs
   * Effects of gaming and experience in 3DUIs

Important Dates and Submission
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   * Submission Deadline: January 31th, 2009 (extended)
   * Acceptance Notification: February 9th, 2009
   * Camera Ready Version: February 16th, 2009
   * Workshop Date: March 14th, 2009

Participants are asked to submit a 6-page full paper or a 1-page position
paper (following IEEE formatting) regarding the workshop topic. Submissions
should be original work and not under review elsewhere, work-in-progress and
idea papers are also welcome. Selected papers are reviewed and published
with ISBN number. 

Submissions should be e-mailed before the deadline to:
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Organizers
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   * Joan De Boeck, EDM, Hasselt University, Belgium
   * Johanna Renny Octavia, EDM, Hasselt University, Belgium
   * Lode Vanacken, EDM, Hasselt University, Belgium
   * Chadwick A. Wingrave, University of Central Florida, USA

Program Committee
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   * Jian Chen, Brown University, USA 
   * Mark Green, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
   * Magnus Haake, Lund University, Sweden
   * Anthony Jameson, FBK-irst, Italy 
   * Kyle Johnsen, University of Georgia, USA 
   * Ryan McMahan, Virginia Tech, USA 
   * Wayne Piekarski, WorldViz, USA  
   * Chris Raymaekers, Hasselt University, Belgium 
   * Frank Steinicke, University of Munster, Germany 
   * Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, York University, Canada 
   * Shari Trewin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA 
   * Mattias Wallergård, Lund University, Sweden

 --- Chadwick A. Wingrave
     Postdoc, University of Central Florida
     Interactive Systems and User Experience Lab (ISUE Lab)
     http://people.cs.vt.edu/~cwingrav <http://people.cs.vt.edu/%7Ecwingrav>
     [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  (540) 392-1168


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