[ecoop-info] CFP: IUI4DR 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent User Interfaces for Developing Regions with IUI 2011

Sheetal K Agarwal sheetaga at in.ibm.com
Wed Sep 15 12:18:47 CEST 2010

Call For Papers:

         2nd International Workshop on IUI4DR - Intelligent User Interfaces
for Developing Regions
                                                       (in conjunction with
IUI '11)
                                               Stanford University, Palo
Alto, California
                                                 	  February 13, 2011


  * Sheetal K. Agarwal, IBM Research, India
  * Tim Paek, Microsoft Research, USA
  * Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, India
  * Bill Thies, Microsoft Research, India

Program Committee:

   Ed Cuttrell, Microsoft Research,  India
   Krzysztof Gajos, Harvard University
   Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo Research, USA
   Beth Kolko, University of Washington, USA
   Matt Jones, Swansea University, UK
   Matthew Kam, Carnegie Mellon University
   Wendy Kellogg, IBM T.J Watson, USA
   Oscar Murrilo, Microsoft Research, USA
   William Wong, Middlesex University, UK

Considering the social, cultural, educational and economic diversity of
developing regions, the challenge is to develop appropriate and effective
interfaces/interaction techniques that will enable these users to access
services that currently remain elusive to them. The focus areas of the
workshop include, but are not limited to:

Interfaces for interaction with multimedia content:  Audio, images and
video content is easy to understand for low-literacy users. From an
interaction perspective, therefore, we need to specifically look at
interfaces that can enable easy creation and navigation of such content.

Intuitive Interfaces: Any interface that has a high learning curve is
always difficult to proliferate in developing regions. Most prominent
interfaces are either intuitive to use or are easy enough to spread by word
of mouth. Intuitiveness of an interface is the key to its proliferation.

Collaborative learning interfaces: Proxy usage of IT services is very
common in developing regions. It is important to develop interfaces that
enable users to directly use the services irrespective of their literacy
levels or exposure to IT. Interfaces that enable users to facilitate other
users to navigate content or access services through collaborative usage
will help proliferation of services.

   Language independent interfaces: There are around 2000 languages in
      Africa and more than 20 in India. So interfaces that are not too
      language processing dependent would be more scalable and have wider

Case studies and evaluations: of applications/interfaces successfully
deployed or tested in the areas of healthcare, education, e-governance,
agriculture etc.

We seek original, unpublished papers in the following three categories: (a)
Position papers that describe novel ideas that can lead to interesting
research directions, (b) Early results or work-in-progress that has
significant promise, or, (c) Full papers. Papers should be of 4-6 pages in
length in the IUI publication format. The LaTeX and Microsoft Word
templates are available at the workshop website. All submissions should be
in the PDF format and should be submitted electronically through the IUI4DR
Easychair Conference site (
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iui4dr11). Since the submission
deadlines are dependent on the IUI conference, we will not be able to grant
any extensions in any circumstances.
Since the workshop also aims to be a meeting point for researchers working
in this area, at least one author of accepted papers should attend the
workshop to present their work.

Key Dates
Paper Submission:    Oct 29, 2011
Paper Notification:     Nov 21, 2011
Camera-ready:          Dec 10, 2011
Demo Submission:    Dec 10, 2011
Demo Notification:     Dec 17, 2011


* IUI4DR Workshop: http://research.ihost.com/iui4dr
* IUI '11 Conference : http://www.iuiconf.org/

             <jan.blom at nokia.c                                             
             08/31/2009 05:39          Sheetal K Agarwal/India/IBM at IBMIN   
             AM                                                         cc 
                                       RE: FW: Your ICT4D paper            

Thanks! I will look in to these.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: ext Sheetal K Agarwal [mailto:sheetaga at in.ibm.com]
>Sent: 31 August, 2009 10:02
>To: Blom Jan (Nokia-NRC/Bangalore)
>Subject: Re: FW: Your ICT4D paper
>Hi Jan
>Attached are our three most recent publications from ICTD 2009
>and CHI 2009. It includes the paper I presented on Friday.
>Feel free to touch base with me if you have any queries.
>(See attached file: Folksomapsictd2009.pdf)(See attached file:
>VoiKioskICTD.pdf)(See attached file: note0202-patel.pdf)
>             <jan.blom at nokia.c
>             om>
>         To
>             08/31/2009 09:48          Sheetal K
>Agarwal/India/IBM at IBMIN
>             AM
>         cc
>    Subject
>                                       FW: Your ICT4D paper
>Sorry, I think I had included the wrong contact details in
>this email...I'm sending it again. Hope it reaches you this time.
>From:    Blom Jan (Nokia-NRC/Bangalore)
>Sent:   31 August, 2009 09:46
>To:     'sheetaga at in.ib.com'
>Cc:     'ext Sougata Mukherjea'
>Subject:        Your ICT4D paper
>Hi Sheetal,
>It was a pleasure meeting you at the IEEE conference on
>Friday. As I mentioned to you on Friday, I had touched base
>with Sougata a few months back.
>You mentioned that you have a paper out on Spoken Web in the
>ICT4D conference. Could you please share that with me? Sougata
>had shared some material with me earlier but I guess this a
>very recent one and I wouldn't have it in my records. Also,
>any other recently published material would be more than welcome.
>With best regards,

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