[vslist] Applied Attention Workshop

Jeremy Wolfe wolfe at search.bwh.harvard.edu
Wed Jun 23 20:42:00 GMT 2004

Dear Professor Wolfe,

We were hoping that you might be willing to post/ forward this workshop
announcement  to colleagues who would be interested in participating in our
Designing for Attention workshop. As you can see from the description, we
are interested in attracting participants from a wide range of  disciplines.

The text of the announcement is below. We also attach a printable version.

Thank you very much,

Claudia Roda
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Co-chair of the Computer Science, Math and Science Department
American University of Paris
croda at ac.aup.fr           http://www.ac.aup.fr/roda

Julie Thomas
Associate Professor, International Communications
American University of Paris
thomas at aup.fr


                                        First workshop on
                                      DESIGNING FOR ATTENTION
                                      Call for position papers
                                       7 September, Leeds UK

                                      To be held at HCI 2004
                             The 18th British HCI Group Annual Conference
                                   Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
                                        6-10 September 2004


One challenge of human computer interaction research is the design
of systems capable of reasoning about users' attention and
consequently decide how to "disappear" or gain and guide user's
attention.  For this purpose reactive, deliberative, social, and aesthetic
processes controlling attention should be taken into account.
This workshop aims at exploring these processes in order to
establish the basis for a theoretical framework that could inform the
design of systems capable of assessing user attention (e.g. through
eye tracking), evaluating the effectiveness of a current focus, and
gaining, shifting, or maintaining attention (e.g. through humour,


Participation of researchers bringing views from fields such as
computer science, psychology, sociology, linguistics, and
communication is encouraged.
We would appreciate receiving expressions of interest with a tentative
topic / title as soon as possible.
We will accept participants until Thursday August 12, 2004 on the
basis of the submission of a position paper (1 to 5 pages) outlining
interests, views, or research in attentional processes. Acceptance
notifications will be sent as we accept participants, at the latest
Monday August 16.


The primary outcome is to create awareness about the different
perspectives taken by researchers in attention, and to create a network for
sharing work in progress and results. We also aim at publishing revised
versions of selected submitted papers in a special issue of a journal, or an
edited book.


expression of interest:    as soon as possible
position paper submission: before Thursday August 12
authors notification:  soon after submission and no later than August 16
Workshop date:         September 7

More information at http://www.ac.aup.fr/roda/attention

Please forward expressions of interest, position papers, and any
question about the workshop to the workshop organisers:
Claudia Roda (claudia.roda at aup.fr) and Julie Thomas
(Julie.Thomas at aup.edu)
Jeremy M Wolfe
Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School

EVEN NEWER (as of 11/1/03)
Mailing address:
Visual Attention Lab
64 Sidney St., Suite 170
Cambridge, MA 02139

wolfe at search.bwh.harvard.edu
617-768-8816 (FAX)

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