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  • 1. Sunday, 29 January 2005 (all events at University of Technology Sydney) 08:00 Registration (coffee available) 9:00 – 17:30 Workshops 9:00 – 17:30 Tutorial: Introduction to Human-Robot Interaction 9:00 – 12:30 Tutorial: Interfaces Everywhere - Interacting with the Pervasive Computer 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break (all workshops and tutorials) 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break (all workshops and tutorials) 14:00 – 17:30 Tutorial: Constructive Dialogue Management for Speech-based Interaction Systems 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break (all workshops and tutorials) 18:00-19:30 Opening Wine Reception Workshops: International Workshop on Cognitive Prostheses and Assisted Communication Norman Alm (University of Dundee), Shinji Abe, (ATR IRC Labs), Noriaki Kuwahara (ATR IRC Labs) Multi-User and Ubiquitous User Interfaces (MU3I '06) Andreas Butz, (University of Munich), Christian Kray, (Lancaster University), Antonio Krüger, (University of Münster), Carsten Schwesig (Sony CSL) Intelligent User Interfaces for Intelligence Analysis Mark Maybury, (The MITRE Corp), Michelle Zhou (IBM Watson Research Center) Effective Multimodal Dialogue Interfaces Lawrence Cavedon, (NICTA, RMIT University), Fang Chen, (NICTA), Robert Dale, (Macquarie University), David Traum (Institute for Creative Technology (ICT) and University of Southern California) Tutorials: Constructive Dialogue Management for Speech-based Interaction Systems (half day tutorial) Kristiina Jokinen (University of Helsinki) Interfaces Everywhere - Interacting with the Pervasive Computer (half day tutorial) Alois Ferscha, Clemens H. Holzmann, and Michael H. Leitner (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • 2. Introduction to Human-Robot Interaction (full day tutorial) Jean Scholtz (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Holly Yanco, (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Jill Drury (The MITRE Corporation)
  • 3. Monday, 30th January, 2006 (all paper sessions at the Powerhouse Museum) 8:30 Registration opens 9:00 – 9:25 Welcome and Outstanding Paper Award Ernest Edmonds (University of Technology Sydney) Douglas Riecken (IBM Watson Research) Cécile Paris (CSIRO ICT Centre) Candy Sidner (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs) 9:25 – 10:55 Invited Talk: Hiroshi Ishiguro (Dept. of Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University) Interactive Humanoids and Androids as Ideal Interfaces for Humans Chair: Candy Sidner (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs) 10:55 – 11:25 Coffee break 11:25-12:40 Gestural Input Chair: Ron Ferguson (Georgia Institute of Technology) 11:25 – 11:50: Posture and Activity Silhouettes for Self-Reporting and Attentive Interfaces Alejandro Jaimes, Jianyi Liu (FXPAL Japan, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.) 11:50 – 12:15 Head Gesture Recognition in Intelligent Interfaces: The Role of Context in Improving Recognition Louis-Philippe Morency, Trevor Darrell (MIT) 12:15 – 12:40: Eye-Tracking to Model and Adapt to User Meta-cognition in Intelligent Learning Environments Christina Merten, Cristina Conati (University of British Columbia) 12.40- 14.10 LUNCH Birds of a Feather Lunch groups (see info in registration packet) 14.10 - 15.25 NL in the interface Chair: Joyce Chai (Michigan State University) 14:10 – 14:35: Taking Advantage of the Situation: Non-Linguistic Context for Natural Language Interfaces to Interactive Virtual Environments Michael B. Fleischman, (MIT), Eduard Hovy (USC/ISI) 14:35 – 15:00: Three Phase Verification for Spoken Dialog Clarification Sangkeun Jung, Cheongjae Lee, Gary Geunbae Lee (Pohang University of Science and Engineering) 15:00 – 15:25: Automatic Prediction of Misconceptions in Multilingual Computer-Mediated Communication Naomi Yamashita, (NTT Communication Science Labs), Toru Ishida (Kyoto University) 15.25 – 16.05 Coffee break 16.05 – 15:20 Personal Assistants 1 Chair: Yoshinori Hijikata (Osaka University) 16:05 – 16:30 Automatically Classifying Emails into Activities Mark Dredze, University of Pennsylvania, Tessa Lau, (IBM Almaden Research Center), Nicholas Kushmerick, (University College Dublin)
  • 4. 16:30 – 16:55 Linking Messages and Form Requests Anthony Tomasic, John Zimmerman, Isaac Simmons (Carnegie Mellon University) 16:55 – 17:20 A Hybrid Learning System for Recognizing User Tasks from Desktop Activities and Email Messages Jianqiang Shen, Lida Li, Thomas G Dietterich, Jonathan L Herlocker (Oregon State University) 19:30 - 22.30 Dinner--Sydney Harbour Cruise—see info in registration packet
  • 5. Tuesday, 31st, January 2006 8:30 Registration opens 9:00 - 10:15 Recommendation 1 Chair: Tessa Lau (IBM Almaden Research) 9:00 – 9:25 Trust Building with Explanation Interfaces Pearl Pu, Li Chen (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)) 9:25 – 9:50 Is Trust Robust? An Analysis of TrustBased Recommendation John O'Donovan, Barry Smyth (University College Dublin) 9:50 – 10:15 Detecting Noise in Recommender System Databases Michael P O'Mahony, Neil J Hurley, Guenole C Silvestre (University College Dublin) 10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break 10:45 - 12:00 Multimedia and Multimodality Chair: Fang Chen (NICTA) 10:45 – 11:10 Enabling Context-Sensitive Information Seeking Michelle X Zhou, Keith Houck, Shimei Pan, James Shaw, Vikram Aggarwal, Zhen Wen (IBM Watson Research Center) 11:10 – 11:35 Interactive Multimedia Summaries of Evaluative Text Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng, Adam David Pauls (University of British Columbia) 11:35 – 12:00 A Conceptual Framework for Developing Adaptive Multimodal Applications Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço (University of Lisbon) 12:00 - 12.20 Short Paper Descriptions Chair: Michelle Zhou (IBM Watson Research Center) 12:20 - 14:20 Lunch (Lunch for Women Attendees sponsored by IBM) 14.20 - 15.10 Ubiquitous Computing Chair: Andreas Butz (University of Munich) 14.20 – 14:45 Direct manipulation of User Interfaces for Migration José Pascual Molina Massó, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Jean Vanderdonckt, (Université Catholique de Louvain), Pascual González López (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) 14:45 – 15:10 Structuralizing Digital Ink for Efficient Selection Xiang Ao, Junfeng Li, Xugang Wang, Guozhong Dai (Chinese Academy of Sciences) 15.10 - 15: 30 Short Paper Descriptions Chair: Michelle Zhou (IBM Watson Research Center) 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break 16:00 - 17:15 Question Answering Chair: Gary Geunbae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Engineering 16:00 – 16:25 Deriving Quantitative Overviews of Free Text Assessments on the Web Timothy Chklovski (USC/ISI)
  • 6. 16:25 – 16:50 Towards Intelligent QA Interfaces: Discourse Processing for Context Questions Mingyu Sun, Joyce Y. Chai (Michigan State University) 16:50 – 17:15 An Intelligent Discussion-Bot for Answering Student Queries in Threaded Discussions Donghui Feng, Erin Shaw, Jihie Kim, Eduard Hovy (USC-ISI) 18:30 – 22:00 Dinner Reception for Short Paper Presentations and Demos (Powerhouse Museum)
  • 7. Wednesday, 1st February 2006 9:00 -10.30 Invited Talk: Professor Jeffrey Shaw, University of New South Wales & iCinema Centre Meaningful Interfaces in Immersive Environments Chair: Cécile Paris (CSIRO ICT Centre) 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 - 12.15 Personal Assistants 2 Chair: Henry Lieberman (MIT Media Lab) 11:00 – 11:25: Fewer Clicks and Less Frustration: Reducing the Cost of Reaching the Right Folder Xinlong Bao, Jonathan L Herlocker, Thomas G Dietterich (Oregon State University) 11:25 – 11:50: Who's Asking For Help? A Bayesian Approach to Intelligent Assistance Bowen Hui, Craig Boutilier (University of Toronto) 11:50: 12:15 SWISH: Semantic Analysis of Window Titles and Switching History Nuria M. Oliver, Greg Smith, Chintan Thakkar, Arun C. Surendran (Microsoft Research) 12:15 -14:10 Lunch 14:10 - 15:50 Adaptation to Users Chair: Tom Dietterich (Oregon State University) 14:10 – 14:35 Augmentation-Based Learning: Combining Observations and User Edits for Programming by Demonstration Daniel A Oblinger, (DARPA), Vittorio Castelli, Lawrence Bergman (IBM Watson Research) 14:35 – 15:00 Interactive Learning of Structural Shape Descriptions from Automatically Generated Near- miss Examples Tracy A Hammond, Randall Davis (MIT) 15:00 – 15:25 Recognizing User Interest and Document Value from Reading and Organizing Activities in Document Triage Rajiv Badi, Soonil Bae, J. Michael Moore, Konstantinos Meintanis, Anna Zacchi, Haowei Hsieh, Frank Shipman (Texas A&M University), Catherine C. Marshall (Microsoft Corporation) 15:25 – 15:50: A Goal-Oriented Interface to Consumer Electronics using Planning and Commonsense Reasoning Henry Lieberman, José Humberto Espinosa (MIT) 15:50 - 16:20 Coffee break 16:20 - 17.35 Recommendation 2 Chair: Lorraine McGinty (University College Dublin) 16:20 – 16:45: Debugging User Interface Descriptions of Knowledge-based Recommender Applications Alexander Felfernig, Kostyantyn Shchekotykhin (University Klagenfurt) 16:45 --17:10 Social Summarization of Text Feedback for Online Auctions and Interactive Presentation of the Summary Yoshinori Hijikata, Hanako Ohno, Yukitaka Kusumura, Shogo Nishida (Osaka University)
  • 8. 17:10 – 17:35 Automatic Construction of Personalized User Interfaces Bob Price, Russ Greiner, Gerald Haeubl, Alden Flatt (University of Alberta) Farewell!
  • 9. Short papers Short papers will be presented as posters. Some will also be accompanied by a demo. The short papers are listed below in alphabetical order. A Cognitively Based Approach to Affect Sensing from Text Mostafa Al Masum Shaikh (University of Tokyo), Helmut Prendinger (National Institute of Informatics), and Mitsuru Ishizuka (University of Tokyo) Ambient Display using Musical Effects Luke Barrington (University of California, San Diego), Michael J. Lyons, Dominique Diegmann, and Shinji Abe (ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Labs) Modeling Gaze Behavior for a 3D ECA in a Dialogue Situation Gaspard Breton, Danielle Pele, and Christophe Garcia (France Telecom R&D) Inducing Shortcuts on a Mobile Phone Interface Robert Bridle and Eric McCreath (Australian National University) Activity-oriented Context-aware Adaptation Assisting Mobile Geo-spatial Activities Guoray Cai and Yinkun Xue (Penn State University) A Task-Driven User Interface Architecture for Ambient Intelligent Environments Tim Clerckx, Chris Vandervelpen, Kris Luyten, and Karin Coninx (Hasselt University) The Delivery of Multimedia Presentations in a Graphical User Interface Environment Nathalie F Colineau, Julien Phalip, and Andrew T Lampert (CSIRO - ICT Centre) iCare: Intelligent Customer Assistance for Recommending Eyewear Edwin Costello, John Doody, Lorraine McGinty, and Barry Smyth (University College Dublin) Creating Multiplatform User Interfaces by Annotation and Adaptation Yun Ding and Heiner Litz (European Media Laboratory GmbH) Mixing Robotic Realities Mauro Dragone, Thomas Holz, and Gregory M.P. O'Hare (University College Dublin) Presence Based Collaborative Recommender for Networked Audiovisual Displays James H Errico and Ibrahim Sezan (Sharp Labs of America) Intelligent Drawing Correction using Place Vocabulary Constraints Ronald W. Ferguson, Neil Cutshaw, and Huzaifa Zafar (Georgia Institute of Technology) Splitting Rules for Graceful Degradation of User Interfaces Murielle Florins (Université catholique de Louvain), Francisco Montero Simarro Escuela (Univ. de Castilla-La Mancha), Jean Vanderdonckt, and Benjamin Michotte (Université catholique de Louvain) Improving Question-Answering With Linking Dialogues Sudeep Gandhe, Andrew S Gordon, and David Traum (USC) Evaluating Stories in Narrative-Based Interfaces Daniel Gonçalves and Joaquim A Jorge (Instituto Superior Técnico) A TV Agent System that Integrates Knowledge and Answers Users' Questions Jun Goto, Masaru Miyazaki, Takeshi Kobayakawa, Nobuyuki Hiruma, and Noriyoshi Uratani (NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories)
  • 10. Interactive Prototyping for Ubiquitous Augmented Reality User Interfaces Otmar Hilliges (University of Munich), Christian Sandor (Technical University Munich), Gudrun Klinker (Technical University Munich) A Multi Modal Supporting Tool for Multi Lingual Communication by Inducing Partner's Reply Kazunori Imoto (Toshiba), Munehiko Sasajima (Osaka University), Taishi Shimomori, Noriko Yamanaka, Makoto Yajima, and Yasuyuki Masai (Toshiba) "When Media Gets Wise: Collaborative Filtering with Mobile Media Agents" Mattias Jacobsson, Mattias Rost, and Lars Erik Holmquist (Viktoria Institute) Investigating the Relation between Robot Bodily Expressions and their Impression on the User Abdelaziz Khiat, Masataka Toyota, Yoshio Matsumoto, and Tsukasa Ogasawara (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) Audio Subtle Expressions Affecting User's Perceptions Takanori Komatsu (Future University-Hakodate) An Approach to Adaptive User Interfaces using Interactive Media Systems Mithilesh Kumar (Tejas Networks India Ltd.), Akhilesh Gupta, and Sharad Saha (Samsung India Software Operations) Augmenting Kitchen Appliances with a Shared Context using Knowledge about Daily Events Chia-Hsun Jackie Lee, Leonardo Bonanni, Jose Espinosa, Henry Lieberman, and Ted Selker (MIT Media Laboratory) How to Talk to a Hologram Anton Leuski, Jarrell Pair, David Traum, Peter J. McNerney, Panayiotis Georgiou, and Ronakkumar Patel (USC) What's on tonight - User-centered and Situation-aware Proposals for TV Programmes Bernd Ludwig, Stefan Mandl, and Sebastian von Mammen (University Erlangen-Nürnberg) Group Recommender Systems: A Critiquing Based Approach Kevin McCarthy, Maria Salamo, Lorcan Coyle, Lorraine McGinty, Barry Smyth, and Paddy Nixon (University College Dublin) Training a Training System Debbie Richards and Nicolas Szilas (Macquarie University) Geometric Anticipation: Assisting Users in 2D Layout Tasks Jessi Stumpfel (California Institute of Technology), James Arvo (University of California, Irvine), and Kevin Novins (University of Auckland) Constraint-Based Livespaces Configuration Management Markus Stumptner and Bruce H. Thomas (University of South Australia) PastMaster@Storytelling: A Controlled Interface for Interactive Drama Nicolas Szilas and Manolya Kavakli (Macquarie University) Multimodal Interaction Styles for Hypermedia Adaptation Ronnie Taib and Natalie Ruiz (NICTA) Designing an Intelligent User Interface for Instructional Video Indexing and Browsing Lijun Tang and John R. Kender (Columbia University) Intelligent Fridge Poetry Magnets Kavita Thomas, Pierre Emile Proske, and Mattias Rickardsson (Future Applications Lab/ Art & Technology)
  • 11. Topic Modeling in Fringe Word Prediction for AAC Keith Trnka, Debra Yarrington, Kathleen McCoy (University of Delaware), and Christopher Pennington (AgoraNet, Inc.) Are Two Talking Heads Better Than One? When Should Use More Than One Agent in E-learning? Hua Wang, Mark Chignell (University of Toronto), and Mitsuru Ishizuka (University of Tokyo) Multimodal Error Correction for Continuous Handwriting Recognition in Pen-based User Interfaces Xugang Wang, Junfeng Li, Xiang Ao (Chinese Academic of Science), Gang Wang (France Telecom R&D), and Guozhong Dai (Chinese Academic of Science) Modality Preferences in an Instrumented Environment Rainer Wasinger (DFKI GmbH) and Antonio Krüger (University of Münster) Recovering Semantic Relations from Web Pages Based on Visual Cues Peifeng Xiang and Yuanchun Shi (Tsinghua University) MapTable A Tactical Command and Control Interface Fan Yang and Christopher Baber (University of Birmingham) Additional Demonstrations (Tuesday evening) Interactive Multimedia Summaries of Evaluative Text Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond T. Ng and Adam Pauls (Univ of British Columbia) GrainPile GrainPile: Deriving Quantitative Overviews of Free Text Assessments on the Web Timothy Chklovski (USC/ISI) Developing knowledge-based Recommender Applications with Koba4MS Alexander Felfernig (Universitaet Klagenfurt) Conversational Animated Agent System K3 Kotaro Funakoshi, Takenobu Tokunaga and Hozumi Tanaka (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Interactive Learning of Structural Shape Descriptions from Automatically Generated Near-miss Examples Tracy Hammond And Randall Davis (MIT) Posture and Activity Silhouettes for Self-Reporting, Interruption Management, and Attentive Interfaces Alejandro Jaimes (Fuji Xerox Co.) Asymmetric Collaboration for Networked Reminiscence Content Authoring Noriaki Kuwahara, Shinji Abe and Kazuhiro Kuwabara (ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories) WAX: Web-based Activity Management Tessa Lau, Stephen Farrell, and Thomas Moran (IBM Almaden Research Center) A Goal-Oriented Interface to Consumer Electronics using Planning and Commonsense Reasoning Henry Lieberman and José Espinosa (MIT Media Lab) Email Activity Assistant: Automated Support for managing activities in email Rory Parle, Rinat Khusainow, Luke O'Malley and Nicholas Kushmerick (University College Dublin)
  • 12. TaskTracer System Jianqiang Shen, Jonathan Herlocker (Oregon State University) DiamondHelp: A Collaborative Task Guidance Framework for Complex Devices Candy Sidner and Chuck Rich (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs) Enabling Context-Sensitive Information Seeking Michelle Zhou, Keith Houck, Shimei Pan, James Shaw, Vikram Aggarwal and Zhen Wen (IBM Watson Research Center) Committee: General Chairs Ernest Edmonds, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Doug Riecken, IBM Watson Research, USA Conference Local Chair Shigeki Amitani, Creativity & Cognition Studios, Faculty of IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Program Committee Chairs Cécile L. Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia Candace L. Sidner, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA Short Paper Chairs Ana Paiva, INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal Michelle Zhou, IBM Watson Research Center, USA Workshop and Tutorial Chairs Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany Yasuyuki Sumi, Kyoto University, Japan Conference Publicity Chair Tessa Lau, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA Conference Registration Chair Mao Lin Huang, Faculty of IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Publication Chair Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers University, USA