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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Workshop on Common Sense and Intelligent User Interfaces (fwd)
From:   Catherine Havasi
Email:   havasi_(on)_MIT.EDU
Date received:   22 Nov 2006
Deadline:   27 Nov 2006
Start date:   28 Jan 2007

---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:50:22 -0400 (EDT) From: Catherine Havasi <havasi_(on)_mit.edu> To: csiui2007_(on)_gmail.com Cc: think-hackers_(on)_media.mit.edu, grads_(on)_cs.brandeis.edu, bso_(on)_lists.brandeis.edu, msgs_(on)_media.mit.edu Subject: [CfP] Workshop on Common Sense and Intelligent User Interfaces Workshop on Common Sense and Intelligent User Interfaces @ IUI 2007 January 28, 2007 Honolulu, Hawaii Paper Submission Deadline November 27th Ideally, computer interfaces will be able to interact with users at a higher level by understanding our goals, our problems, and the social procedures by which we live. In order for these intelligent computer interfaces to see the world from the perspective of their users, they must have access to a wealth of information about the world that human users take for granted. This information, which forms the basis of goal-directed computer interactions, is common sense knowledge. Common sense knowledge is non-expert and possessed by every person. Thus, volunteers make up a significant source of common sense knowledge being collected today, and intelligent interfaces help these contributors create robust and complete common sense databases. An interactive and intelligent environment can guide a contributor to add the information that would be most useful to the system and, with good design, can make the knowledge entry experience more rewarding for the contributor. In turn, this collected common sense knowledge helps enable a wide variety of interfaces to function better. We're interested in exploring both sides of this symbiotic relationship. How can common sense enable computers interfaces to better understand their human users? How can interfaces enable the elicitation of common sense knowledge? Topics include, but are not limited to: Knowledge engineering and gathering of common sense knowledge: * Interfaces for volunteers to contribute common sense knowledge * Interfaces for verification and consistency-checking of common sense knowledge * Knowledge elicitation * Mining of common sense knowledge from text, and from observation of user actions Adaptation of interfaces using common sense knowledge: * Understanding context, affect, and other kinds of implicit knowledge using common sense knowledge * Using common sense knowledge for understanding user intentions, preferences, goals and plans * Using common sense knowledge to predict user actions and providing intelligent defaults * Common sense for debugging, "sanity checking", and dealing with unusual situations * Diversity of common sense knowledge across different languages and cultures For more information please see: http://eurydice.cs.brandeis.edu/csiui/ - Catherine Havasi and Henry Lieberman _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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