First International Input Research Workshop: The Future of Computer Input

Ribeaucourt, France
April 8-9 2000

Preliminary Schedule

All events will be held in Ribeaucourt Chateau unless otherwise indicated. Transport to/from the other lodgings will be provided. Participants' suggestions on schedule improvements/amendments are welcome both before and during the workshop.

Friday, 7 April 2000

7:00pm    Reception for attendees and accompanying persons in the Chateau.

Saturday, 8 April 2000

9:00 Pickup of the attendees at their hotel after

8:30-9:30   Breakfast

9:30-12:30  Soapbox" session : each participant speaks for 5-10 minutes on research issues, discussion topics, etc. of their own choice. This is intended to serve as an introduction to what everyone's up to recently as well as their visions for the future. This is not intended to be a "here's my bio" style presentation :-)

12:30-2:00  Lunch

2:00-3:00  Decision on which topics to further discuss. Attendees should come prepared with topics which they feel will fuel lively discussion. During this hour, we'll pick, as a group, the most compelling topics. Some example topics are suggested at the bottom of this page.

3:00-7:00  Break up into two sessions of discussion topics, with a coffee break in between.

7:00  Dinner. As a pre/post dinner activity, we propose a "gadget show" where each participant brings interesting gadgets/devices/videos/other cool stuff to show everyone.

Sunday, 9 April 2000

8:30-9:30  Breakfast

9:30-12:30  Continued discussion of most promising topics from Saturday's session. It is likely that several subgroups will have formed by this time to discuss a particular topic. One of the possible outcomes of this workshop is a set of papers to be published as a special issue of the Communications of the ACM (CACM) devoted to the topic of input research. Thus, if a topic looks promising and worthy of development into a paper for this CACM issue, those interested in the topic should take a first stab at organizing a collaborative effort to write a paper.

12:30-2:00  Lunch

2:00-7:00  Further discussions & wrap up session. Subgroups could present a summary of their discussions to all attendees.

7:00  Dinner

Monday, 10 April 2000

8:00  Breakfast & transportation to airport & train stations.

The following questions are examples of possible topics for the workshop:

"Meta" topics:

More specific topics: