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    Keynote Speaker (invited)

The Future of User Interfaces

Ben Shneiderman    [a1] [a2]
School of Computer Science
University of Maryland at College Park    [u1] [u2]
College Park, Maryland, USA    [c1] [c2]

Ben Shneiderman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and Member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research, all at the University of Maryland at College Park. He was made a Fellow of the ACM in 1997, was the Co-Chair of the ACM Policy98 Conference, May 1998, and is the Founding Chair of the ACM Conference on Universal Usability, November 16-17, 2000.

Dr. Shneiderman is the author of Software Psychology: Human Factors in Computer and Information Systems (1980) and Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (1987, third edition 1998, booksite), Addison-Wesley Publishers, Reading, MA. His 1989 book, co-authored with Greg Kearsley, Hypertext Hands-On!, contains a hypertext version on two disks. He is the originator of the Hyperties hypermedia system, which was produced by Cognetics Corp., Princeton Junction, NJ. In addition he has co-authored two textbooks, edited three technical books, published more than 200 technical papers and book chapters. His most recent work Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think is co-authored with Stu Card and Jock Mackinlay.

Ben Shneiderman has been on the Editorial Advisory Boards of nine journals including the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction and the ACM Interactions. He edited the Ablex Publishing Co. book series on "Human-Computer Interaction." He has consulted and lectured for many organizations including Apple, AT&T, Citicorp, GE, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Library of Congress, Microsoft, NASA, NCR, and university research groups.

Join us at the Friday evening reception (5:00 to 6:30) following the conference keynote remarks by Dr. Ben Shneiderman where you will have an opportunity to meet informally with Ben and other leaders from industry and the education community. We are grateful to PeopleSoft, Inc., the sponsor of the reception.

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