ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

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The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) is an annual conference for technical innovations in human-computer interfaces. UIST is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGGRAPH. By impact factor, it is the most impactful conference in the field of human-computer interaction.[1][2] Scott Hudson is the current chair of the UIST community, which organizes the UIST conference.

UIST 2013 will be held in St Andrews, UK from October 8–11, 2013.


UIST is a highly selective conference, with an acceptance rate of 20.3% over the last five years.[3]


[4] UIST is well known for its intimate single-track format, which has been maintained over its 25-year history.

Past Conferences[edit]

Past[5] and future UIST conferences include:

Year City Country Program Chair General Chair(s) Website
2013 St Andrews United Kingdom UK Ivan Poupyrev, Takeo Igarashi Shahram Izadi, Aaron Quigley
2012 Cambridge, MA United States USA Hrvoje Benko, Celine Latulipe Rob Miller
2011 Santa Barbara, CA United States USA Maneesh Agrawala, Scott Klemmer Jeff Pierce
2010 New York, NY United States USA Mary Czerwinski, Rob Miller Ken Perlin
2009 Victoria, BC Canada Canada François Guimbretière Andrew D. Wilson
2008 Monterey, CA United States USA Michel Beaudouin-Lafon Steve Cousins
2007 Newport, RI United States USA Ravin Balakrishnan Chia Shen / Rob Jacob
2006 Montreux Switzerland Switzerland Ken Hinckley Pierre Wellner
2005 Seattle, WA United States USA Dan Olsen Patrick Baudisch / Mary Czerwinski
2004 Santa Fe, New Mexico United States USA James Landay Steve Feiner
2003 Vancouver, BC Canada Canada Gregory Abowd / Blair MacIntyre Joseph A. Konstan
2002 Paris France France W. Keith Edwards Michel Beaudouin-Lafon
2001 Orlando, FL United States USA Beth Mynatt Joe Marks
2000 San Diego, CA United States USA Scott Hudson Mark Ackerman / W. Keith Edwards
1999 Asheville, NC United States USA Joe Marks Brad Vander Zanden
1998 San Francisco, CA United States USA Rob Jacob Elizabeth Mynatt
1997 Banff, Alberta Canada Canada Chris Schmandt George Robertson
1996 Seattle, WA United States USA Marc Brown David Kurlander
1995 Pittsburgh, PA United States USA George Robertson Brad A. Myers
1994 Marina del Rey, CA United States USA Steve Feiner Pedro Szekely
1993 Atlanta, GA United States USA Randy Pausch Scott Hudson
1992 Monterey, CA United States USA Mark Green Jock Mackinlay / Mark Green
1991 Hilton Head, SC United States USA Jock Mackinlay James R. Rhyne
1990 Snowbird, UT United States USA Scott Hudson Dan Olsen
1989 Williamsburg, VA United States USA Dan Olsen John Sibert
1988 Banff, Alberta Canada Canada John Sibert Mark Green