Best student paper award at GI'2019

Our paper "WiseType: A Tablet Keyboard with Color-Coded Visualization and Various Editing Options for Error Correction" has been awarded the Michael A.J. Sweeney award for Best Student Paper at the Graphics Interface 2019 conference, in Kinston, Ontario, Canada. The paper was led by doctoral student Ohoud Alharbi and represents an international effort from colleagues in four countries, Canada, USA, Scotland and Greece.

About the Award:
The Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society (CHCCS) honours the memory of Michael A. J. Sweeney through an annual award to the best student paper(s) presented at each year’s Graphics Interface conference. The winning paper(s) are selected by the program committee from among the papers accepted for the conference for which one or more student authors are presenting the paper.

About the Conference:
Graphics Interface (GI) is an annual international conference devoted to computer graphics and human-computer interaction (HCI). With a graphics track and an HCI track having equal weights in the conference, GI offers a unique venue for a meeting of minds working on computer graphics and interactive techniques. GI is the longest running conference in the field (the first conference was held in 1969), consistently attracting high-quality submissions from graphics, HCI, as well as visualization. The conference prides itself on high quality reviewing with all paper submissions being fully peer reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and two external reviewers. Since 2004, accepted papers have been archived in the ACM Digital Library, while earlier years are available in the Graphics Interface Archive.