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  • Announcement IGS 2003 and Call for abstracts

    Dear colleagues,

    On behalf of the Organizing committee of IGS 2003, I like to announce the
    11th International Graphonomics Society Conference (IGS 2003). The
    conference will be held November 2 to November 5, 2003, at the Old Town
    Hotel, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

    This multidisciplinary event will gather scientists from all over the world
    to share knowledge on novel developments, fundamental research on
    handwriting movements and fine motor control, medical applications,
    educational and developmental applications, computer interaction
    applications and forensic applications.

    We like to invite authors to submit original and unpublished research,
    innovations, ideas based on analytical thinking, problems that requires
    further investigations, case studies, etc., related to any of the fields of
    Graphonomics (for an explanation of this term please see the IGS home page
    http://www.cedar.buffalo.edu/igs/ ). We also encourage to submit ideas for
    special sessions or tutorials as soon as possible.

    As for the previous IGS conferences, a selection of the extended abstracts
    will be made and their authors will be invited to submit a full paper for
    special issues of top level Journals.

    We are looking forward to meeting you at the IGS 2003 conference, in
    Scottsdale.

    Please see the information and call for extended abstracts below.

    Sincerely,
    Arend Van Gemmert
    IGS Secretary/Treasurer
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    CALL FOR PAPERS
    11th International Graphonomics Society conference (IGS2003) (www.igs2003.org)

    CONFERENCE CHAIR
    Hans-Leo Teulings
    hlteulings@neuroscriptsoftware.com

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
    Arend Van Gemmert (Chair) VanGemmert@asu.edu
    Rejean Plamondon rejean.plamondon@polymtl.ca
    Diana Romero dromero@asu.edu
    Caroline Ketcham caroline.ketcham@asu.edu
    Gregory Baker borg@getnet.net
    Eugenia Smith ehsmith@cedar.buffalo.edu

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE
    Charles Adler (USA)
    Jay Alberts (USA)
    Peter Baier (Germany)
    Harold Bekkering (The Netherlands)
    David Bullock (USA)
    Jose Contreras-Vidal (USA)
    Yannis Dimitriadis (Spain)
    Natalia Dounskaia (USA)
    Bouwien Engelsman (The Netherlands)
    Mike Fairhurst (UK)
    Martha Flanders (USA)
    Tamar Flash (Israel)
    Venu Govindaraju (USA)
    Steven Grossberg (USA)
    Manfred Hecker (Germany)
    Wouter Hulstijn (The Netherlands)
    Sebastiano Impedovo (Italy)
    Caroline Ketcham (USA)
    Klaus Lange (Germany)
    Mark Latash (USA)
    Graham Leedham (Singapore)
    Angelo Marcelli (Italy)
    Ruud Meulenbroek (The Netherlands)
    Masaki Nakagawa (Japan)
    Jim Phillips (Australia)
    Rejean Plamondon (Canada)
    Diana Romero (USA)
    Marcos Santello (USA)
    Rachael Seidler (USA)
    Marvin Simnner (Canada)
    John Soechting (USA)
    Nils Soevik (Norway)
    Sargur Srihari (USA)
    Bert Steenbergen (The Netherlands)
    George Stelmach (USA)
    Ching Suen (Canada)
    Stephan Swinnen (Belgium)
    Hans-Leo Teulings (USA)
    Ar Thomassen (The Netherlands)
    Oliver Tucha (Germany)
    Gerard Van Galen (The Netherlands)
    Arend Van Gemmert (USA)
    Hanneke van Mier (The Netherlands)
    Nicole Vincent (France)
    Annie Vinter (France)
    Kevin Warwick (UK)
    Daniel Wolpert (UK)
    Kazuhiko Yamamoto (Japan)

    SPECIAL THEME
    Connecting sciences using graphonomics research.

    TOPICS

    o NOVEL DEVELOPMENTS:
    Implanted electrodes and chips, bionics, robotics, tactile sensors.
    o FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH ON FINE MOTOR CONTROL:
    Neurocognitive processes, biomechanics, visual and tactile feedback,
    neuro-imaging, bimanual force coordination.
    o MEDICAL APPLICATIONS:
    Quantizing movement disorders or treatment effects.
    o EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL APPLICATIONS:
    Motor development, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, teaching
    methods, learning disabilities, letter design, remediation.
    o COMPUTER INTERACTION APPLICATIONS:
    Recording and analysis techniques, movement-based pattern recognition and
    signature verification, gesture recognition, pen computing, handwritten
    document analysis, algorithms and data processing.
    o FORENSIC APPLICATIONS:
    Science and statistics of handwriter-identification, certified handwriting
    expertise procedures, case studies, historic scripts.

    DATES
    2-5 November 2003

    VENUE
    Old Town Hotel, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (www.OldTownHotelScottsdale.com)
    At Old Western Town Scottsdale with art galleries and Fashion Square Mall.

    DEADLINES AND DATES

    Mar 31, 2003 Submission of preliminary abstract (100-200 words).
    Apr 30, 2003 Submission of extended abstract (4 pages).
    You will receive your peer review within 30 days after
    submission
    Aug 30, 2003 Submission of your final paper
    Aug 30, 2003 Early registration for conference and hotel
    Sep 30, 2003 Latest cancellation date
    Nov 2, 2003 Welcome reception 5:30-7:30pm
    Nov 3, 2003 9am, Opening
    Nov 5, 2003 4pm, Closing
    Nov 5, 2003 Submission of full papers for publication in:
    Motor Control or International Journal of Pattern Recognition and
    Artificial Intelligence


    ANNOUCEMENTS
    o Conference web site
    (www.igs2003.org)
    o Bulletin of the International Graphonomics Society (BIGS)
    (www.cedar.buffalo.edu/igs/)
    o Scrib-L mailing list for handwriting researchers
    (www.Graphonomics.org/scribl.php)
    o Inquiries and comments (expected response time will be less than 2
    business days)
    (igs2003@Graphonomics.org) (Telephone +1-480-350 9200)

    SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION METHOD
    Via www.igs2003.org

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    Arend W. A. Van Gemmert, Ph.D E-mail: vangemmert@asu.edu
    Motor Control Laboratory Phone: +1 (480) 965-4718
    Department of Kinesiology Fax: +1 (480) 965-8108
    Arizona State University
    P.O. Box 870404
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0404
    U.S.A.

    http://www.public.asu.edu/~gemmert/index.html
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