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AVI 2006

Advanced Visual Interfaces

Venezia, Italy
May 23-26, 2006

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Program at-a-glance

Tuesday, May 23rd
8:30–9:00 Tutorial & Workshop Registration
9:00–11:00 Tutorials/Workshops
Coffee break
11:30–13:00 Tutorials/Workshops
14:30–16:00 Tutorials/Workshops
Coffee break
16:30–18:30 Tutorials/Workshops
15:00–18:30 AVI 2006 Registration

Wednesday, May 24th
8:30–9:15 Registration
9:15–9:30 Welcome address
9:30–10:30 AVI and the art system: interactive works at the Venice Biennale. Riccardo Rabagliati, invited speaker
Coffee break
11:00–12:55 Visualization (I)
14:30–16:10 Designing for the End User
Coffee break
16:40–18:25 Advanced Interface Design (I)
Evaluating Interaction (I)
(parallel sessions)
18:30–20:30Visit to the Venice Arsenale and welcome cocktail

Thursday, May 25th
9:00–10:00 Distributed Intelligence: Extending the Power of the Unaided, Individual Human Mind. Gerhard Fischer, invited speaker
10:00–11:05 Interaction for Art, Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Coffee break
11:20–13:00 Poster & Demo Session (I)
14:30–16:00 Evaluating Interaction (II)
Visualization (II)
(parallel sessions)
Coffee break
16:15–17:45 Poster & Demo Session (II)
Sightseeing tour in the Venice lagoon & conference dinner

Friday, May 26th
9:00–10:00 From Mainframes to Picture Frames: Charting the rapid evolution of visual interfaces. Elizabeth Mynatt, invited speaker
10:00–11:05 Evaluating Interaction (III)
Coffee break
11:30–13:10 Multimodal Interaction
14:30–15:00 Demo Session (III)
15:00–16:55 Advanced Interaction Design (II)
Concluding remarks

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Invited talks

AVI and the art system: interactive works at the Venice Biennale

Riccardo Rabagliati, Dean, Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts), Venezia

Interactive works of art having a digital basis are still confined to specialized events; very few of them are yet represented in the main contemporary art museum and international shows of art. This paper analyses some of the works presented in the Venice ”Biennale” art exhibition.

Distributed Intelligence: Extending the Power of the Unaided, Individual Human Mind

Gerhard Fischer, Director, Center for LifeLong Learning and Design (L3D), University of Colorado

The history of the human race is one of increasing intellectual capability. Since our early ancestors, our brain have gotten no bigger but there has been a steady accretion of new tools for intellectual work (including advanced visual interfaces) and an increasing distribution of complex activities among many minds. But despite this transcendence of human cognition beyond what is “inside” a person's head, most studies and frameworks on cognition have disregarded the social, physical, and artifactual surroundings in which cognition and human activity take place. Distributed intelligence provides an effective theoretical framework for understanding what humans can achieve and how artifacts, tools, and socio-technical environments can be designed and evaluated to empower humans beings and to change tasks. The talk will present and discuss the conceptual frameworks and systems that we have developed over the last decade to create effective socio-technical environments supporting distributed intelligence.

From Mainframes to Picture Frames: Charting the rapid evolution of visual interfaces

Elizabeth Mynatt, Director, GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

The past four decades are witness to tremendous change in the technical capabilities, industry techniques, and popular expectations underlying visual interaction between people and computers. Nevertheless we are on the cusp of a more encompassing revolution driven by new expectations of increasingly personal computing experiences. In this talk I will illustrate this nascent relationship between people and computation driven by the emergence of people as equally, and interchangeably, consumers and producers of the computing experience. Although buoyed by achievements in ubiquitous and pervasive computing technologies, this revolution is fundamentally about how a blossoming literacy in computing technologies empowers new forms of communication, reflection and decision making.

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Conference sessions

The time allocated to the presentations is twenty minutes plus five minutes of discussion for full papers, and fifteen minutes including discussion for short papers.

Advanced Interface Design (I)

Bubble Radar: Efficient Pen-Based Interaction
Dzmitry Aliakseyeu (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Miguel A. Nacenta, Sriram Subramanian, Carl Gutwin (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Improving Interfaces for Managing Applications in Multiple-Device Environments
Jacob T. Biehl, Brian P. Bailey (University of Illinois, USA)
Splitting Rules for Graceful Degradation of User Interfaces
Murielle Florins, Jean Vanderdonckt, Benjamin Michotte (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Francisco Montero Simarro (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Flow Selection: A Time-Based Selection and Operation Technique for Sketching Tools (short paper)
Gabe Johnson, Mark D Gross (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
On the Visualization of Large-sized Ontologies (short paper)
Yannis Tzitzikas (University of Crete and FORTH-ICS, Greece), Jean-Luc Hainaut (University of Namur, Belgium)

Advanced Interface Design (II)

A Taxonomy of Ambient Information Systems: Four Patterns of Design
Zachary Pousman, John Stasko (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Evaluating the Effects of Fluid Interface Components on Tabletop Collaboration
Uta Hinrichs (University of Magdeburg, Germany), Sheelagh Carpendale (University of Calgary, Canada), Stacey D. Scott (MIT, USA)
Mixed Reality: A model of Mixed Interaction
Céline Coutrix, Laurence Nigay (CLIPS-IMAG, University of Grenoble, France)
Programming Rich Interactions using the Hierarchical State Machine Toolkit
Renaud Blanch, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (LRI & INRIA Futurs, Université Paris-Sud, France)
Video Editing Based on Objects Movement and Camera Motion (short paper)
Yang Wang (Beijing Forestry University, China), Masahito Hirakawa (Shimane University, Japan)

Designing for the End User

Appropriating and Assessing Heuristics for Mobile Computing
Enrico Bertini, Silvia Gabrielli, Stephen Kimani, Tiziana Catarci, Giuseppe Santucci (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Mobility Agents: Guiding and Tracking Public Transportation Users
Alexander Repenning, Andri Ioannidou (AgentSheets, USA)
Supporting End-User Debugging: What Do Users Want to Know?
Cory Kissinger, Margaret Burnett, Simone Stumpf, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan, Laura Beckwith (Oregon State University, USA), Sherry Yang (Oregon Institute of Technology, USA), Mary Beth Rosson (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Supporting Interaction and Co-evolution of Users and Systems
Maria Francesca Costabile, Antonio Piccinno (Università di Bari, Italy), Daniela Fogli (Università di Brescia, Italy), Andrea Marcante (CNR-ITC, Italy)

Evaluating Interaction (I)

An Evaluation of Depth Perception on Volumetric Displays
Tovi Grossman, Ravin Balakrishnan (University of Toronto, Canada)
Exploring Visual Feedback of Change Conflict in a Distributed 3D Environment
Mark S. Hancock (Intel, USA & University of Calgary, Canada), John David Miller (Intel, USA), Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale (University of Calgary, Canada)
Investigating user tolerance for errors in vision-enabled, gesture-based interaction
Maria Karam, M.C. Schraefel (University of Southampton, UK)
Can Spatial Mnemonics Accelerate the Learning of Text Input Chords? (short paper)
Frode Eika Sandnes (Oslo University College, Norway)
Globalisation vs. Localisation in E-commerce: Cultural-Aware Interaction Design (short paper)
Antonella De Angeli, Leantros Kyriakoullis (University of Manchester, UK)

Evaluating Interaction (II)

An Integrated Task-Based Framework for Design and Evaluation of Visualizations to Support Preferential Choice
Jeanette Bautista, Giuseppe Carenini (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Design and Evaluation of a Shoulder-Surfing Resistant Graphical Password Scheme
Susan Wiedenbeck, Jim Waters (Drexel University, USA), Leonardo Sobrado, Jean-Camille Birget (Rutgers University at Camden, USA)
Exploring the Design Space for Adaptive Graphical User Interfaces
Krzysztof Z. Gajos (Microsoft Research, USA & University of Washington, USA), Mary Czerwinski, Desney S. Tan (Microsoft Research, USA), Daniel S. Weld (University of Washington, USA)
Preserving the mental map in interactive graph interfaces (short paper)
Manuel Freire Morán, Pilar Rodríguez Marín (EPS-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

Evaluating Interaction (III)

Evaluating the Semantic Memory of Web Interactions in the xMem Project
Francesca Rizzo, Florian Daniel, Maristella Matera, Anna Nibioli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Sharon Albertario (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland)
Usability of Overview-Supported Zooming on Small Screens with Regard to Individual Differences in Spatial Ability
Thorsten Buering, Jens Gerken, Harald Reiterer (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Hypothesis Oriented Cluster Analysis in Data Mining by Visualization (short paper)
Ke-Bing Zhang, Mehmet A. Orgun, Yihao Zhang (Macquarie University, Australia), Kang Zhang (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Interaction for Art, Cultural Heritage and Tourism

CHAMBRE: integrating Multimedia and Virtual Tools
Paolo Bottoni, Stefano Faralli, Anna Labella, Alessio Malizia, Claudio Scozzafava (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
CHEF: a User Centered Perspective for Cultural Heritage Enterprise Frameworks
Franca Garzotto, Luca Megale (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
History Unwired: Mobile Narrative in Historic Cities (short paper)
Michael Epstein (MIT, USA), Silvia Vergani (Venice International University, Italy)

Multimodal Interaction

Authoring Interfaces with Combined Use of Graphics and Voice for both Stationary and Mobile Devices
Fabio Paternò,Federico Giammarino (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Enabling Interaction with Single User Applications through Speech and Gestures on a Multi-User Tabletop
Edward Tse (MERL, USA & University of Calgary, Canada), Chia Shen, Clifton Forlines (MERL, USA), Saul Greenberg (University of Calgary, Canada)
MAge-AniM: A System for Visual Modeling of Embodied Agent Animations and Their Replay on Mobile Devices
Luca Chittaro, Fabio Buttussi, Daniele Nadalutti (University of Udine, Italy)
The Prospects for Unrestricted Speech for TV Content Search
Kent Wittenburg, Tom Lanning, Derek Schwenke, Anthony Vetro (MERL, USA), Hal Shubin (Interaction Design, USA)

Visualization (I)

A Comparison of Static and Moving Presentation Modes for Image Collections
Katy Cooper, Robert Spence, Mark Witkowski (Imperial College, UK), Oscar de Bruijn (University of Manchester, UK)
Line Graph Explorer: Scalable Display of Line Graphs Using Focus+Context
Robert Kincaid (Agilent Laboratories, USA), Heidi Lam (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Querying Spatio-Temporal Databases Using a Visual Environment
Valéria M. B. Cavalcanti, Ulrich Schiel, Cláudio de Souza Baptista (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil)
Task-At-Hand Interface for Change Detection in Stock Market Data
Carmen Sanz Merino (MicroStrategy Ibérica, Spain), Mike Sips, Daniel A. Keim (University of Konstanz, Germany), Christian Panse (FGCZ - Uni|ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Robert Spence (Imperial College, UK)
Browsing through 3D Representations of Unstructured Picture Collections: an Empirical Study (short paper>
Olivier Christmann, Noëlle Carbonell (LORIA, France)

Visualization (II)

Contrasting Portraits of Email Practices: Visual Approaches to Reflection and Analysis
Adam Perer (University of Maryland, USA), Marc A. Smith (Microsoft Research, USA)
Improving List Revisitation With ListMaps
Carl Gutwin (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Andy Cockburn (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Tumble! Splat! Helping Users Access and Manipulate Occluded Content in 2D Drawings
Gonzalo Ramos (University of Toronto, Canada), George Robertson, Mary Czerwinski, Desney Tan, Patrick Baudisch, Ken Hinckley (Microsoft research, USA), Maneesh Agrawala (Univ. of California Berkeley, USA)
A Wearable Interface for Visualizing Coauthor Networks toward Building a Sustainable Research Community (short paper)
Susumu Kuriyama, Masao Ohira, Hiroshi Igaki, Ken-ichi Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

System papers/Demos (I)

A Visual Tool to Support Technical Analysis of Stock Market Data
Andre Suslik Spritzer, Carla M.D.S. Freitas (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Coordinating Views in the InfoVis Toolkit
Raquel M. Pillat, Carla M.D.S. Freitas (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
NAVRNA: Visualization - Exploration - Edition of RNA
Gilles Bailly, Laurence Nigay (CLIPS-IMAG, University of Grenoble 1, France), David Auber (LaBRI, University of Bordeaux 1, France)
Visual Editing of Animated Algorithms: the Leonardo Web Builder
Vincenzo Bonifaci (Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy & Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Camil Demetrescu, Irene Finocchi, Luigi Laura (Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
Visualization System for Enhanced Exploration And Querying
Markku Rontu, Ari Korhonen, Lauri Malmi (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

System papers (II)

A Tool to Support Usability Inspection
Carmelo Ardito, Rosa Lanzilotti, Paolo Buono, Antonio Piccinno (Università di Bari, Italy)
MADCOW: a visual interface for annotating web pages
Paolo Bottoni, Anna Labella, Stefano Levialdi, Emanuele Panizzi, Rosa Trinchese (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy), Laura Gigli (Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e il Paesaggio per il Comune di Roma, Italy)
DentroTrento - A virtual walk across history
Giuseppe Conti, Stefano Piffer, Gabrio Girardi, Raffaele De Amicis, Giuliana Ucelli (Graphitech, Italy)
Fluid DTMouse: Better Mouse Support for Touch-Based Interactions
Alan Esenther, Kathy Ryall (MERL, USA)
Mavigator - A Flexible Graphical User Interface to Data Sources
Mariusz Trzaska (Polish-Japanese Institute of IT, Poland), Kazimierz Subieta (Institute of Computer Science PAS, Poland)

System papers (II)

Playing Music: an installation based on Xenakis' musical games
Marco Liuni, Davide Morelli

Short papers presented as posters (I & II)

Allowing Camera Tilts for Document Navigation in Standard GUIs: A Discussion and an Experiment
Yves Guiard (CNRS & Université de la Méditerranée, France), Olivier Chapuis, Yangzhou Du, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (Université Paris-Sud, France)
An Approach to Remote Direct Pointing using Gray-code
Makio Ishihara (Tokyo University of Science, Japan), Yukio Ishihara (Ube, Japan)
Animated Visualization of Time-Varying 2D Flows using Error Diffusion
Alejo Hausner (University of New Hampshire, USA)
Annotation as a Support to User Interaction for Content Enhancement in Digital Libraries
Maristella Agosti, Nicola Ferro (University of Padua, Italy), Emanuele Panizzi, Rosa Trinchese (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Browsing Large Collections of Images through Unconventional Visualization Techniques
Marco Porta (Università di Pavia, Italy)
Catenaccio: Interactive Information Retrieval System through Drawing
Hiroaki Tobita (Sony CSL, Japan)
Euclidean Representation of 3D Electronic Institutions: Automatic Generation
Anton Bogdanovych, Sara Drago Anton Bogdanovych (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), Sara Drago (University of Genoa, Italy
Exploring Augmented Reality Visualizations
Antti Aaltonen, Juha Lehikoinen (Nokia Research Center, Finland)
iFlip: A Metaphor for In-vehicle Information Systems
Verena Broy (BMW Forschung und Technik, Germany), Frank Althoff (BMW Group, Germany), Gudrun Klinker (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
iLayer: MLD in an Operating System Interface
Linn Gustavsson Christiernin, Rickard Bäckman, Mikael Gidmark, Ann Persson (University West, Sweden)
Implicit Brushing and Target Snapping: Data Exploration and Sense-making on Large Displays
Xiaohua Sun (MIT, USA), Patrick Chiu, Maribeth Back, Wolf Polak (FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA), Jeffrey Huang (Harvard University, USA)
Improving access of elderly people to real environments: a semantic based approach
Fabio Pittarello, Alessandro De Faveri (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy)
Improving Scalability and Awareness in Iconic Interfaces for Multiple-Device Environments
Jacob T. Biehl, Brian P. Bailey (University of Illinois, USA)
Interacting with Piles of Artifacts on Digital Tables
Dzmitry Aliakseyeu, Andrés Lucero (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Sriram Subramanian, Carl Gutwin (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Laser Pointer Interaction Techniques using Peripheral Areas of Screens
Buntarou Shizuki, Takaomi Hisamatsu, Shin Takahashi, Jiro Tanaka (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Navigation by zooming in boxes: preliminary evaluation
Tania Di Mascio, Laura Tarantino (University of L'Aquila, Italy), Ivano Salvatore (S.El.Me.C., Italy
Navigation in Degree of Interest Trees
Raluca Budiu, Peter Pirolli (Palo Alto Research Center, USA), Michael Fleetwood (Rice University
Oral Messages Improve Visual Search
Suzanne Kieffer,Noëlle Carbonelle (Henri Poincaré University & LORIA)
Putting Pictures in Context
Lars-Erik Janlert (Umeå University, Sweden)
A Semantic Approach to Build Personalized Interfaces in the Cultural Heritage Domain
S. Valtolina, P. Mazzoleni, S. Franzoni (University of Milan, Italy), E. Bertino (Purdue University,
Stylus Based Text Input Using Expanding CIRRIN
Jared Cechanowicz, Steven Dawson, Matt Victor, Sriram Subramanian (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Syntax Analysis for Diagram Editors: A Constraint Satisfaction Problem
Mark Minas (Universität der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany)
Table-Centric Interactive Spaces for Real-Time Collaboration
Daniel Wigdor (MERL, USA & University of Toronto, Canada), Chia Shen, Clifton Forlines (MERL, USA), Ravin Balakrishnan (University of Toronto, Canada)
TAPRAV: A Tool for Exploring Workload Aligned to Models of Task Execution
Brian P. Bailey, Chris W. Busbey (University of Illinois, USA)
The ASPICE Project: Inclusive design for the motor disabled
F. Aloise (Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS & Università della Calabria, Italy), F. Cincotti, D. Morelli, S. Paolucci, D. Mattia (Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Italy), F. Babiloni (Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS & Università "La Sapienza" di Roma, Italy), M.G. Marciani (Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS & Università di Tor Vergata, Italy), G. Oriolo, A. Cherubini (Università "La Sapienza" di Roma, Italy), F. Sciarra, F. Mangiola (U.I. Lotta alla Distrofia Muscolare, Italy), A. Melpignano, F. Davide (Telecom Italia Learning Services, Italy)
The Plot, the Clutter, the Sampling and its Lens: Occlusion Measures for Automatic Clutter Reduction
Geoffrey Ellis, Alan Dix (Lancaster University, UK)
Ubiquitous Graphics: Combining Hand-held and Wall-size Displays to Interact with Large Images
Lars Erik Holmquist, Johan Sanneblad (Viktoria Institute, Sweden)
Understanding the Whethers, Hows, and Whys of Divisible Interfaces
Heather M. Hutchings, Jeffrey S. Pierce (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
VLMigrator: a Tool for migrating Legacy Video Lectures to Multimedia Learning Objects
Andrea De Lucia, Rita Francese, Ignazio Passero, Genoveffa Tortora (University of Salerno, Italy)
View Projection Animation for Occlusion Reduction
Niklas Elmqvist, Philippas Tsigas (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Visual Comparison and Exploration of Natural History Collections
Martin Graham, Jessie Kennedy (Napier University, United Kimgdom), Laura Downey (University of New Mexico, USA)
Visualization of Hand Gestures for Pervasive Computing Environments
Sanna Kallio, Juha Kela, Jani Mäntyjärvi, Johan Plomp (VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland)
Visualization of Patient Data at Different Temporal Granularities on Mobile Devices
Luca Chittaro (University of Udine, Italy)
Visualizing a Temporally – Enhanced Ontology
Akrivi Katifori, Ilias Daradimos, Constantin Halatsis (University of Athens, Greece), Costas Vassilakis, Georgios Lepouras (University of Peloponnese, Greece)

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