Engineering Gestures for Multimodal Interfaces
Workshop at EICS 2014, June 17th, Rome
The workshop proceedings have now been published in the CEUR-WS series: EGMI 2014
- 14:30 - 16:00: Paper presentations and discussion
- Bashar Altakrouri, Andreas Schrader: Describing movements for motion gestures
- Mehmet Aydin Baytas, Yücel Yemez, Oguzhan Özcan: User interface paradigms for visually authoring mid-air gestures: A survey and a provocation
- Arnaud Hamon, Eric Barboni, Philippe Palanque, Raphael Andre: A Notation and a Layered Architecture to Model Dynamic Instantiation of Input Devices and Interaction Techniques: Application to Multi-Touch Interactions
- Lode Hoste, Beat Signer: Criteria, Challenges and Opportunities for Gesture Programming Languages
- Dietrich Kammer, Mandy Keck, Rainer Groh: Towards a Periodic Table of Gestural Interaction
- Lucio Davide Spano: Defining CARE Properties through Temporal Input Models
- 16:00 - 16:30: Coffee break
- 16:30 - 17:30: Break-out sessions
- 17:30 - 18:00: Wrap-up
- 19:00 - open end: Dinner
During the last five years, interest in multimodal user interfaces (MMUIs) has increased significantly in research as well
as in a commercial context. Popular examples are smartphones which usually provide a multitouch screen, speech
input and motion sensors, or the Microsoft Kinect, which enables full-body interaction with a game console. However,
the design of development tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) has not kept pace with this new trend.
Most widely used APIs such as the Android SDK or the Microsoft Surface SDK still follow the decades-old paradigm
of triggering event-based callbacks and support a few hardwired gestures at best. While numerous research projects
have attempted to address these issues, they have so far failed to gain widespread adoption, with the possible exception of
the low-level TUIO protocol. Reasons for this low rate of adoption may include complex programming paradigms, lack
of support for diverse input devices, inflexible GUI libraries or limited availability for popular operating systems.
Call for Participation
We wish to stimulate a discussion on these issues by inviting position papers between 4 and 6 pages in length on any of the following topics:
- Definition of and relationship between gestural and multimodal user interfaces
- Novel programming paradigms for MMUIs, e.g. reactive programming or visual programming
- Architectural concepts for multimodal UI APIs
- Studies on performance of different programming paragdigms
- Analysis of limitations of existing multimodal API concepts
- Improved event structures for MMUIs
- Formal languages and concepts for describing multimodal interaction
- Arguments for/against formalization of multimodal user interfaces
- Reports on real-world deployment scenarios using existing APIs
- Standardization efforts regarding multimodal UIs by ISO, W3C, ...
- Discussion of open challenges related to MMUI programming
Submissions should be between 4 and 6 pages in length and should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
by April 6th, 2014.
Papers should be formatted according to the standard ACM SIGCHI template. All papers should contain full author names and
affiliations. If applicable, a link to a short video (up to 5 min. in length) may also be submitted.
The papers will be juried by the organizers and selected external reviewers and will be chosen according to relevance, quality, and likelihood
that they will stimulate and contribute to the discussion. Notifications about acceptance will be sent by April 18th. At least one author of each
accepted paper has to register for the workshop by the early-bird registration deadline on May 4th!
All accepted papers will be made publicly available on the workshop website along with all material generated during the workshop itself. Authors of selected papers will be
invited to submit extended versions of their work for inclusion in a journal special issue along with a summary of the workshop's results.
- April 6th, 2014: Workshop submission deadline (send submissions by e-mail to email@example.com)
- April 18th, 2014: Acceptance notifications sent out by e-mail
- May 4th, 2014: Early registration deadline for EICS (important: workshop participants need to register by the early-bird deadline!)
- May 16th, 2014: Camera-ready submissions of accepted papers due
- June 17th, 2014: Workshop at EICS 2014 in Rome
- Florian Echtler is an assistant professor at the Chair for Media Informatics at University of Regensburg. His research
interests focus on formal languages for gesture descriptions and design of multimodal development frameworks. Additional
topics include computer vision for HCI applications, sensor technology and rapid prototyping.
- Dietrich Kammer is a postdoctoral researcher at Technische Universität Dresden, affiliated with the Chair of
Media Design. His research is focused on the formalization of gestural input, especially with regards to multitouch
technology. Further areas of research are semiotics in HCI, computer graphics, and information visualization.
- Davy Vanacken is a postdoctoral researcher at Hasselt University, affiliated with the HCI group of the Expertise Centre for
Digital Media (EDM). His research is primarily focused on multi-touch and mid-air gestural interfaces for public and shared interaction spaces.
- Lode Hoste is a PhD student at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels within the Web & Information Systems Engineering laboratory (WISE)
and the Software Languages Lab (SOFT). His research focuses on software engineering abstractions for multimodal interaction, ranging from
programming language design to modular and reusable framework architectures.
- Beat Signer is Professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium, where he is co-director of the Web &
Information Systems Engineering laboratory (WISE). His research interests include pen-based gesture recognition, multi-touch and multimodal
gesture frameworks as well as cross-media information architectures.
- Fredy Cuenca, Hasselt University
- Bruno Dumas, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
- Mathias Müller, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair for Media Design
- Jan Wojdziak, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair for Media Design
- Andreas Dippon, Technische Universität München, FAR Group
- Marcus Tönnis, Technische Universität München, FAR Group
© 2014 by F. Echtler - validated