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Gesture Workshop 2001
03-08-2001, 12:12 AM
(Apologies for inevitable multiple postings)
***FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ***
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GESTURE WORKSHOP 2001
The 4th International Workshop on
Gesture and Sign Language based Human-Computer Interaction
Website: http://www.zeric.co.uk/gw2001

18th-20th April 2001
City University, London, UK
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*** NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE ***
Preliminary Programme
Provisional Schedule
Early-bird Registration/Accommodation Package
On-line Registration

IMPORTANT DATES
Early-bird registration/accommodation package (limited places, but very
good deal!)
Deadline 16th March 2001

Early registration (for lower price registration)
Deadline 21st March 2001

The International Gesture Workshop series provide fora for the exchange of
ideas and research currently in progress across disciplines. Gesture
Workshop 2001, the fourth in the Gesture Workshop series, builds upon three
previous highly successful workshops. It aims to encourage
multidisciplinary collaboration by providing a platform for participants to
share, discuss and critique both research in progress and more completed
research with a multidisciplinary audience.

Within the focus of human-computer interaction or computer-mediated
communication, the workshop will encompass all aspects of interaction
involving gesture and sign language, together with the research relating to
gesture and sign-language technology. The programme includes over 40
presentations, posters and demonstrations of research work from at least 10
countries including the USA and China relating to:

* Gestures and sign language in human-machine interaction
* Gesture and sign language technology
* Nature of gesture and sign language
* Multimodality

This promises to make GW2001 an exciting and important event for anyone
interested in gesture/sign language related research relevant to
human-computer interaction and human-language technology. The workshop will
take place over three days offering a combination of invited lectures, oral
presentations, posters and demonstrations.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION/ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE
We are able to offer a registration/accommodation package at very
reasonable cost, well below the average price of accommodation in London.
The number of places is limited available and will be distributed on a
first-come-first serve basis. It will be necessary take action immediately
if you wish to take advantage of this option as payment is required by the
16th March.

REGISTRATION FEES
Make sure that you register early (payment received by 21st March) to take
advantage of cheaper rate
Academic/voluntary organisations £180 (£210)*
Students/concessions £100 (£120)*
Other £240 (£270)*

* registration fee after 21st March


TRAVEL
City University is easily accessible by all forms of public transport.
Travelling from the major international London airports at Gatwick, London
Heathrow, Luton, City and mainline train and coach stations to the
university is quick and straightforward. The universityís central location
provides easy access by underground, bus, or rail to all of Londonís
attractions. http://www.city.ac.uk/aboutcity/travel.htm


ORGANISATION
Queries and correspondence to: gw2001@zeric.co.uk

Workshop organisers and co-chairs:
Marilyn Panayi panayi@zeric.co.uk
David Roy david_roy@acm.org

Local organiser and chair:
Professor Bencie Woll, Department of Language and Communication Science
City University, London, UK b.woll@city.ac.uk
Minicom/TTY: +44 (0) 207 477 8314
Fax: +44 (0) 207 477 8577

This event is being organised in association with the British HCI Group, a
specialist group of the British Computer Society
http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk

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