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Bielefeld Gesture Workshop September 1997


Gesture- and Sign-Language Based Communication in Human-Computer Interaction

17th to 19th September 1997

An interdisciplinary event for those researching gesture-based interfaces and who want to meet and exchange ideas across disciplines.

Organisers: Prof. Dr. Ipke Wachsmuth, Martin Fröhlich

Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, P.O. Box 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany

E-mail: gw97@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE

Tel.: +49 521 106 2922 / 2924 Fax.: +49 521 106 2962

The workshop is held with the help of the Graduate Study Program `Task-oriented Communication' and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) and will be held at the ZiF.

Workshop office at the ZiF (local arrangements): Trixi Valentin, E-mail: tvalentin@bird.zif.Uni-Bielefeld.DE Tel.: +49 521 106 2769 Fax.: +49 521 106 6024


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on gesture-based interfaces, gestural interaction, and sign-language. Under the focus of human-computer interfaces, the workshop will encompass all aspects of gestural interaction, including (but not restricted to):

¤ what are gestures?
¤ what do gestures convey about intentions?
¤ appropriateness of gestures and interfaces
¤ multimedia user interfaces
¤ segmentation problem
¤ gesture semantics
¤ gesture-based interaction for interfaces and applications
¤ sign-language recognition
¤ gesture and speech integration
¤ techniques and algorithms for gesture recognition and segmentation

Proceedings of the work presented at the workshop will be published and made available to both those attending the workshop and others. Writing guidelines are available on request.

This workshop will be run in the lines of the Gesture Workshop '96 at the University of York held by Philip Harling and Alistair Edwards in March 1996.


The workshop will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) in Bielefeld near the campus of the university. Bielefeld (~300 000 inhabitants) is located in North Germany on the flanks of the wooded hills of the Teutoburg Forest. As the regional center of East Westphalia, Bielefeld is easily reached on an hourly schedule by way of IC, ICE, and EC trains on the route Dortmund- Hannover. The nearest airports with hourly train connections are Hannover (115 km), Dortmund-Wickede (110 km), Düsseldorf (190 km), and Frankfurt (320 km). The regional airports Paderborn-Lippstadt (50 km) and Münster-Osnabrück (75 km) can be reached by airport shuttles.


You are invited to present your work (at whatever stage) in form of a paper, poster or demonstration and to attend the workshop, even if you do not present some work. We will have non-overlapping sessions structured by subtopics and will allow for plenty of time for discussions.

If you have already filled in the Attendance Intention Form, you will receive the registration forms in January 1997. Everybody else who whishes to receive the registration forms should either fill in the Attendance Intention Form or write to the organisers.

Submission details

We would like to stress that we are interested in submissions of work that is currently in progress, regardless of the stage of the work. Also we would like to stress that this workshop is intended as an interdisciplinary event. In writing, please use language that is understood across disciplines.

Submissions that clearly state significance and state of the work are solicited in the form of papers (up to 12 pages) or extended abstracts (2 pages). Please send your submission to the organisers (gw97@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE) or send it by fax or post using the details at the top of this page.

March 27, 1997 : Extended abstracts or full papers submissions
May 05, 1997 : Notification of authors (abstracts and paper)
June 06, 1997 : Poster and demo submissions
July 07, 1997 : Notification of authors (poster and demo)

Proceedings will be published after the workshop. Details for final papers will be given at the workshop.

Please note that you have to register if you want to present your work. See section "Attending the Workshop".

Attending the Workshop

If you are interested in attending the workshop, use one of the possibilities below:

  1. fill in this form
  2. e-mail to the organisers (gw97@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE)
  3. get in contact with us either by fax or by post using the details at the top of this page.
  4. get in contact with Mrs. Valentin (local arrangements) either by fax or by phone using the details at the top of this page.

You will receive the registration forms as soon as possible by mail service. Only hardcopy registrations (mailed or faxed) are accepted!

Workshow fees
early (until Aug. 4, 97)normal (from Aug. 5, 97)
StandardDM 230,-DM 280,-
Students (*)DM 105,-DM 120,-
(*) Copy of international or german certificate of studentship required.

The fees include lunch, coffee/tea/biscuits, and dinner on the days of the workshop and the proceedings. Payment: See the registration forms for details, please.

Simple accommodation (shared bathrooms etc.) is available in limited number directly at the ZiF. The rooms (called `Studios') are available for a surcharge of DM 20,- per night incl. simple continental breakfast. They will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Furthermore the University of Bielefeld and the ZiF have special arrangements with a number of hotels in Bielefeld. Workshop participants will be entitled for a special discount at those hotels. See the registration form for details.

Further details will be made available to you as appropriate nearer the time of the workshop.

Attendance Intention Form / Query for Registration Forms

Please follow this link to the Attendance Intention Form to receive the registration form.

Postscript Version of this Call

Authors: Martin Fröhlich, Ipke Wachsmuth, comments welcome.

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