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The 4th International Workshop on Gesture and Sign Language based Human-Computer Interaction

18th-20th April 2001


City University, London, UK

Birley Lecture Theatre, Centenary Building

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Early registration deadline 
(for lower price registration)

21st March 2001 (deadline passed)

Gesture Workshop 2001   

 Wednesday 18th Friday 20th April 2001

The International Gesture Workshop is a forum 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. The preliminary programme includes but is not restricted to work in the following categories


Consistent with a steady growth of research activity in this area, a large number of high quality submissions have been received. This promises to make GW2001 an exciting and important event for anyone interested in gesture related and/or technological 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 as outlined in the programme overview and detailed programme. The programme contains around 40 presentations and posters representing the research work from ten countries. Information for presenters can be found here.  


All efforts have been made to reduce costs to a minimum. It has been possible to keep the registration fees comparable with previous years. Fees include workshop attendance, programme, copies of the subsequent peer-reviewed publication, refreshments etc. Attendees are encouraged to register early. Payment is strictly in advance. Click here for details and on-line registration form. Click here for how to pay.


Although the early-bird registrations/accommodation package is no longer available, we have a few additional rooms available at well under the average price for accommodation in London, which may be of particular interest for attendees on limited budgets. Click here for more details.

In addition, a number of conveniently located hotels have been listed. To book accommodation at these hotels, attendees should contact the hotels directly. Click here for details


Click here for workshop location. 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 university's central location provides easy access by underground, bus, or rail to all of London's attractions.


CfP has now ended, but submission details can be found here.


In line with the practice of previous gesture workshops, presenters are invited to submit their papers for publication in a subsequent peer-reviewed publication of high-quality. In previous years, this has been published by Springer Verlag All participants will receive a copy at no extra cost.


All queries and correspondence to:

GW2001 Emergency number (only): +44 0771 4943012 (leave out first 0 if dialling internationally)

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7477 8577 (Important - all faxes must be marked F.A.O. GW2001 Secretariat)
Minicom/TTY (Text telephone only): +44 (0) 20 7477 8314


Workshop organisers and co-chairs:
Marilyn Panayi
David Roy

Local chair and committee:
Professor Bencie Woll, (Chair)
Martha Tyrone
Klimis Antzakis
Department of Language and Communication Science
City University, London, UK

GW2001 mail address:
Gesture Workshop 2001
FAO: Delina Connor
Department of Language and Communication Science
City University
Northampton Square

This event is being organised in association with the British HCI Group, a specialist group of the British Computer Society


York, United Kingdom, March 1996
Bielefeld, Germany, September 1997 http://www.TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE/GW97/
Gif-sur-Yvette, France, March 1999


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