[Elsnet-list] cfp Pen Input Workshop

Janet C Read jcread at uclan.ac.uk
Thu May 5 13:35:07 CEST 2005

Call for Participation


A workshop at HCI 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday 8 September 2005


Over the past ten years or so, pen-based interaction with handheld
devices has become widespread. Digital ink and digital pens, as well as
the more common use of pens with PDAs and tablet PCs, all provide new
methods for interaction. This workshop is designed to bring the human
back into the investigation of pen-based interfaces and to consider ways
in which such interfaces can be designed to provide rewarding user


The workshop will focus on the following four themes:

Recognition Techniques for Rich Pen-based Input: Input to pen-based
systems can be varied, including handwritten text, drawing, doodles,
annotations or structural elements (e.g., arrows). We will consider how
to handle and enrich such input.

Methods that improve the Reading Process. Recognition will never be
100% accurate but with the appropriate assistance, the user may be able
to read the output.

User-based Error Repair: The discovery of and recovery from errors at
the interface, and the possibilities for multimodal error repair and
error reduction methods.

Methods for Evaluating Pen-based Interfaces: Traditionally, the focus
has been on the calculation of recognition error rates and the
determination of ratings for user satisfaction. Novel evaluation methods
are of interest, especially those that capture a broader range of
quality attributes. 


Please note that workshop participation requires (1) acceptance of your
paper submission and (2) registration for the workshop via the HCI2005
registration form (see http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk/hci2005/). Accepted
papers will form the basis of workshop presentations and discussions. We
invite submissions of research papers that address one or more of the
workshop themes. Papers must be a maximum of 8 pages and should include
a 200-word abstract. Papers should not be anonymised. Papers will be
reviewed by the workshop organisers and will be selected for
appropriateness, originality and academic rigour. Thoughtful and
reflective papers of a more conceptual nature will be considered
alongside more traditional studies and "practice & experience"
reports. It is intended that authors of selected papers from the
workshop will be invited to submit revised versions of their papers as
the basis of a special issue of Interacting with Computers. 



We are operating two deadlines for contributions. The first deadline is
27th June; the second is 15th August. Authors submitting to the first
deadline will be informed of acceptance by 8th July, allowing them to
take advantage of early bird rates for the conference. The later
submissions will hear by 22nd August. 

Contributions should be sent to both organisers in both pdf and Word
formats. The Volume 2 formatting style of HCI 2005 is preferred but not

For further information, please contact the ORGANISERS

Janet Read (jcread at uclan.ac.uk 

Phil Gray (pdg at dcs.gla.ac.uk)

Janet C Read
Department of Computing
University of Central Lancashire
Tel 01772 893285
Fax 01772 892913
Email JCRead at uclan.ac.uk

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