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AVI 2006

Advanced Visual Interfaces

Venezia, Italy
May 23-26, 2006

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AVI 2006 will host three satellite workshops on May 23, 2006.

BELIV06: Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Information Visualization

Enrico Bertini, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Catherine Plaisant, HCIL/UMIACS, University of Maryland
Giuseppe Santucci, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"

The evaluation of an information visualization system is a very complex task and there is a growing sense in the community that new methods of evaluation are needed, from longitudinal field studies, insight based evaluation and other metrics adapted to the perceptual aspects of visualization as well, as the exploratory nature of discovery require evaluation efforts targeted at the component level, the system level, and the work environment level. The aim of the workshop is to solicit position and research papers on innovative infovis evaluation methods. That includes new ways of conducting user studies, definition and assessment of infovis effectiveness through the formal characterization of perceptual and cognitive tasks and insights, definition of quality criteria and metrics. Case study and survey papers are also welcomed when clearly presenting general guidelines, practical advices, and lessons learned.

Context in Advanced Interfaces

Kris Mihalic, HCI & Usability Unit, ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg
Manfred Tscheligi, HCI & Usability Unit, ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg
Alexander Braendle, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Marco Combetto, Microsoft Research Cambridge

This 1-day workshop aims to explore recent research and findings on context relevant for advanced user interfaces. The goal of the workshop is to raise discussions on the current understanding and relevance, various subtopics, and leverage a share of experiences among people addressing the aspects from different perspectives, e.g. human-computer interaction, intelligent interfaces, graphical interfaces, virtual interfaces, ambient environments. The approach is multidisciplinary and we suggest to consider: psychology, cognitive science, communication science, design, etc., in order to individuate novel approaches, methodologies and applications. Workshop participants are requested to submit a position paper. All position papers will be reviewed. Submissions will be selected on the basis of the significance of the work presented and with respect to how well they will help reach the aim of the workshop. We will try to create a good mix of people looking at the topic from different perspectives. Space permitting, we will allow multiple attendees for co-authored papers.

Gender and Interaction: Real and Virtual Women in a Male World

Antonella De Angeli - The University of Manchester (UK)
Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze UCL (UK)

The goal of this interdisciplinary workshop is to address the relevance of gender for interaction design, with an emphasis on attitudinal and behavioural differences between males and females in the perception, acceptance, and usage of interactive technologies. Furthermore, we are interested in discussing issues related to the sexualisation of embodied conversational agents, the effect of emotional computing on male and female users and gender-differences in navigation and orientation within virtual worlds. The program will feature the presentation of refereed papers followed by interactive sessions drawn on a number of design scenarios. A part of the discussion will concentrate on the definition of a roadmap for future research.