Dear Colleagues,

the deadline for the Call for Papers
for the

AIEDAM Special Issue, Summer 2011, Vol. 25, No. 3
The Role of Gesture in Designing
Edited by: Willemien Visser & Mary Lou Maher

has been extended until the 15th of June 2010

I include the CFP hereunder.

Thank you very much,
best regards,

Willemien Visser

"The Role of Gesture in Designing"

* * * Deadline EXTENDED: Submissions accepted until 15 JUNE 2010 * * *

Call For Papers "The Role of Gesture in Designing"

AIEDAM Special Issue, Summer 2011, Vol. 25, No. 3 - The Role of Gesture
in Designing
Edited by: Willemien Visser & Mary Lou Maher

    Design generally involves teams of designers collaborating on a
design project. While individual participants in a design team may make
independent contributions to the project, collaborative design assumes
that contributions are based on the interaction among different
participants. This interaction occurs through various modalities
(semiotic systems): verbal interaction has so far received the most
attention, both in research and in development, but graphical, gestural
interaction and other modalities (gaze, posture, prosody) also play an
important role. This special issue focuses on the role of gesture in

    Compared with verbal and graphical interaction, gestural expression
has barely been analyzed in studies on collaborative design.
Nevertheless, gesture has been shown to be used frequently by designers
in their interaction and with varying functions (specification of design
objects, but also management of interaction, for example).

    The analysis of gesture's function in collaborative design has
implications for environments that support remote collaborative design.
Until now, they mainly support pen-based pointing or command gestures,
but if such environments are to effectively support designers
collaborating from remote locations, representational and other types of
gestures must also be visible and transmitted to the design partners.

    To advance this important topic, we seek papers that provide
theoretical or empirical contributions to the role of gesture in
designing, either in the context of computer supported collaborative
design or as a precursor to designing effective collaborative design

    Papers are sought from artificial intelligence (AI), human-computer
interaction (HCI), or computer supported collaborative work (CSCW)
perspectives as well as cognitive-science disciplines, such as
psychology and pragmatics.

    The aim of this special issue on The Role of Gesture in Designing
is to further discussion at the intersection of theory and practice.

    Topics include but are not limited to:

        * Theoretical aspects of gesture in design interaction
        * The role of gestures in design thinking
        * Gesture and multimodal interaction in design interaction:
gesture with speech,
            writing, drawing, and other modalities
        * AI and cognitive models of gesture in design interaction
        * The role of gesture and multimodal interaction in remote
design collaboration
        * HCI and studies of gesture in collaborative design environments
        * New HCI technologies that enable gesture in design environments
        * Gesture and multimodal interaction in CSCW design environments
        * The role of gestures in defining an external representation
of the design model
           (either to the computer or to a person).

    All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least three
reviewers. The selection for publication will be made on the basis of
these reviews.

    Information about the format and style required for AIEDAM papers
can be found at However, note that
all submissions for special issues go to the Guest Editors, and not to
the Editor in Chief.

    CFP also published at

    Important dates:

Intend to submit (Abstract & Title):     As soon as possible
Submission deadline for full papers:     EXTENDED -> 15 June 2010
Reviews due:     30 August 2010
Notification and reviews to authors:     30 September 2010
Revised version submission deadline:     15 January 2011
Issue to publisher:     1 March 2011

    Guest editors:
    Please direct all enquiries and submissions to the guest editors.
    Please put "AIEDAM Special Issue" as the Subject.

    Willemien Visser

    Mary Lou Maher

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